The Winnipeg Tribune (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) 8 April 1903 Page 10

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The Winnipeg Tribune (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)
8 April 1903
FAMOUS MUSICIANS CONSPICUOUS IN AMERICA TODAY j fliP Joh? rKSU jfO IS & C3 l'r TT-Tp' TT-Tp' TT-Tp' Iinuld '"1 fF ffigfil fiffl f i-i i-i , 1 WALTER JOHANNES DAMROSCH, famous famous composer, lecturer and conductor, conductor, was born In Prussia, 1862, but came to the United States with his father, whom he succeeded as director of several oratorios oratorios and symphony societies at his death in 1885. He was only twenty-three twenty-three twenty-three when he took up this labor of love, but from the first gave promise of the great attainments of his later life in the world of music. The reputation of Frank Damrosch Is only second to that of his younger brother as a lecturer, lecturer, organizer and music teacher, especially in choral music. "We need better music In our schools," he says. "Let us begin to have good music, for music Is the ennobler of true patriotism." JOHN PHILIP SOUSA, the Inimitable American American now garnering laurels abroad, was born in Washington, 1854, was musical conductor at seventeen and won fame as leader leader ef the United States Marine Corps band, 1880-82. 1880-82. 1880-82. Few men living have composed so many marches, songs, waltzes and light operas as he. Bandmaster John Duss, who Is four years the junior of 8ousa, Is his keen rival for honors, honors, and surpasses him in eccentricity. He taught school in Kansas, farmed In Nebraska, studied music in Germany and finally brought up as "patriarch" of the Harmony society at Economy, over which and its communistic fund ef more than $5,000,000 he rules with a rod of iron. HENRY LOUIS REGINALD DE KOVEN is one of the few "musical Yankees" living who has belted the world with comic operas. Born in Middletown, Conn., 1861, he studied music abroad, married one of ex-Senator ex-Senator ex-Senator Farweli's beautiful daughters and resides In Washington, where he composes composes such delightful operas as "The Begum," "Robin Hood," "Rob Roy" and "Foxy Quiller." After a musical education in Germany, Victor Victor Herbert, Dublin born, grandson of Lover, famous novelist, came to this country In 1836. He has been bandmaster of the Twenty-second Twenty-second Twenty-second Twenty-second regiment of New York since 1894 and conductor of the Pittsburg orchestra since 1898. As a composer he Is well known by his "Prince Ananias," "Idol's Eye," etc. HERR ARTHUR NIKISCH was born In Germany, but became an American musician after he had achieved a European European reputation. He Is forty-seven forty-seven forty-seven years old. At eleven he entered the Royal Conservatory of Music at Vienna and carried off marly prizes. Coming to the United States, he reached the climax of his fame as conductor of the Boston Symphony orchestra.. Like Herr Nikisch, Emil Paur attracted such attention in his native country, Austria, that, his fame extending to America, he also was invited over to the land of the free. Conducted Conducted the Boston symphony 1893-S8, 1893-S8, 1893-S8, since leader of the Paur orchestra and 1899-1900 1899-1900 1899-1900 of the Metropolitan opera, New York. He Is now a New Yorker and a first class American. DUDLEY BUCK, the oldest member of this musical coterie, is a Connecticut product, dating from 1839. He studied In Dresden and Paris, but made his great reputation reputation in the United States. Was for several years the popular organist of Boston's Music hall and later organist at Holy Trinity, Brooklyn. Brooklyn. He is a famed composer of church and organ music, operas and choruses. Reversing the usual custom, David Bis-pham, Bis-pham, Bis-pham, a native of Philadelphia, went abroad for hi3 laurels. He got them, too, as principal baritone of the Royal opera, London, with which he has been connected since 1891. He is forty-six forty-six forty-six years old, and his baritone roles in German, French and Italian have made his fortune. Now giving recitals In America. NAHAN FRANKO first saw light In New Orleans, 1861, and made his bow to the public In company company with Patti at the age of eight, when he played a violin solo In New York. After studying at the Royal academy, Berlin, 1870-78, 1870-78, 1870-78, he returned to the United States and made good the promise of his youth. Francisco Fanciulli was born In Italy fifty years ago and educated In Florence, Florence, where he afterward led grand opera. Coming to this country In 1876, he finally succeeded Sousa as leader of the Marine Corps band, and five years ago became bandmaster of the Seventy-first Seventy-first Seventy-first Seventy-first regiment of New York. A RAILWAY FROM ALASKA TO THE ARGENTINE REPUBLIC

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