The composer Anton Seidl died at the age of 47. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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Hungarian conductor who led prestigious orchestras in Berlin, New York City, and London. He served as copyist to Richard Wagner, making the first copy of “Der Ring des Nibelungen” and staging “Siegfried and “Götterdämmerung” in Vienna at Wagner’s request.
He was married to Auguste Kraus.
Musical practice is too young an art in America to warrant a search for men with a conductor’s gift.
The ability to conduct is a gift of God with which few have been endowed in full measure.
America does not need gorgeous halls and concert rooms for its musical development, but music schools with competent teachers, and many, very many, free scholarships for talented young disciples who are unable to pay the expense of study.
It is simple nonsense to speak of the fixed tempo of any particular vocal phrase. Each voice has its peculiarities.
It always makes me sad when I think of how I saw Wagner wasting his vitality, not only by singing their parts to some of his artists, but acting out the smallest details, and of how few they were who were responsive to his wishes.