Victor August Herbert was an English- and German-raised American composer and conductor. Although Herbert enjoyed important careers as a cello soloist and conductor, he is best known for composing many successful operettas that premiered on Broadway from the 1890s to World War I, he was prominent among the tin pan alley composers and was a founder of the American Society of Composers and Publishers. A prolific composer, Herbert produced two operas, a cantata, 43 operettas, incidental music to 10 plays, 31 compositions for orchestra, nine band compositions, nine cello compositions, five violin compositions with piano or orchestra, 22 piano compositions and numerous songs, choral compositions and orchestrations of works by other composers, among other music. In the early 1880s, Herbert began a career as a cellist in Vienna and Stuttgart, during which he began to compose orchestral music. Herbert and his opera singer wife, Therese Förster, moved to the U. S. in 1886 when both were engaged by the Metropolitan Opera.
In the U. S. Herbert continued his performing career, while teaching at the National Conservatory of Music and composing, his most notable instrumental compositions were his Cello Concerto No. 2 in E minor, Op. 30, which entered the standard repertoire, his Auditorium Festival March. He led the Pittsburgh Symphony from 1898 to 1904 and founded the Victor Herbert Orchestra, which he conducted throughout the rest of his life. Herbert began to compose operettas in 1894, producing several successes, including The Serenade and The Fortune Teller; some of the operettas that he wrote after the turn of the 20th century were more successful: Babes in Toyland, Mlle. Modiste, The Red Mill, Naughty Marietta and Eileen. After World War I, with the change of popular musical tastes, Herbert began to compose musicals and contributed music to other composers' shows. While some of these were well-received, he never again achieved the level of success that he had enjoyed with his most popular operettas. Herbert was born Victor Augustus Muspratt on the island of Guernsey to Frances "Fanny" Muspratt and August Herbert, of whom nothing is known.
From 1853, Fanny was separated from her first husband, Frederic Muspratt, who divorced her when he found out that she had conceived Herbert by another man. Although his mother told Herbert that he had been born in Dublin, he believed this all his life, research has disproved it. Herbert had no memory or knowledge of his half-sister Angela Lucy Winifred Muspratt and never knew his half-brother, who died in 1856. Herbert was baptized in mid-1859 in the Lutheran church in Germany, his mother took him and Angela to France and to England, where she and Frederic Muspratt were divorced in 1862 on the grounds of her adultery. Herbert and his mother lived with his maternal grandparents from 1862 to 1866 in Sevenoaks, England, his grandfather was the Irish novelist, playwright and composer, Samuel Lover, who encouraged Herbert in his creative endeavors. The Lovers welcomed a steady flow of musicians and artists to their home. Herbert joined his mother in Stuttgart, Germany in 1867, a year after she had married a German physician, Carl Schmidt of Langenargen.
In Stuttgart he received a strong liberal education at the Eberhard-Ludwigs-Gymnasium, which included musical training. Herbert planned to pursue a career as a medical doctor. Although his stepfather was related by blood to the German royal family, his financial situation was not good by the time Herbert was a teenager. Medical education in Germany was expensive, so Herbert focused instead on music, he studied the piano and piccolo but settled on the cello, beginning studies on that instrument with Bernhard Cossmann from age 15 to age 18. He attended the Stuttgart Conservatory. After studying cello, music theory and composition under Max Seifritz, Herbert graduated with a diploma in 1879. Before studying with Cossmann, Herbert was engaged professionally as a player in concerts in Stuttgart, his first orchestra position was as a flute and piccolo player, but he soon turned to the cello. By the time he was 19, Herbert had received engagements as a soloist with several major German orchestras, he played in the orchestra of the wealthy Russian Baron Paul von Derwies for a few years and, in 1880, was a soloist for a year in the orchestra of Eduard Strauss in Vienna.
Herbert joined the court orchestra in Stuttgart in 1881. There he composed his first pieces of instrumental music, playing the solos in the premieres of his first two large-scale works, the Suite for cello and orchestra, Op. 3 and the Cello Concerto No. 1, Op. 8. In 1883, Herbert was selected by Johannes Brahms to play in a chamber orchestra for the celebration of the life of Franz Liszt 72 years old, near Zurich. In 1885 Herbert became romantically involved with Therese Förster, a soprano who had joined the court opera for which the court orchestra played. Förster sang several leading roles at the Stuttgart Opera in 1885 through the summer of 1886. After a year of courtship, the couple married on 14 August 1886. On 24 October 1886, they moved to the United States, as they both had been hired by Walter Damrosch and Anton Seidl to join the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. Herbert was engaged as the opera orchestra's principal cellist, Förster was engaged to sing principal roles with the Met.
During the voyage to America and his wife became friends with their fellow passenger and future conductor at the Metr
Albion (village), New York
Albion is a village in Orleans County, New York, United States. The population was 6,056 at the 2010 census; the village is centrally located in the county, the village is within the towns of both Albion and Gaines. It is the county seat of Orleans County and is about 30 miles west/northwest of the City of Rochester, it is part of the Rochester Metropolitan Statistical Area. The Albion area was first settled by European Americans in 1812; this area attracted few residents before the announcement, near the end of the decade, that the Erie Canal would be constructed through here. In 1822 an entrepreneur named Nehemiah Ingersoll bought much of the land near the planned intersection of the canal and Oak Orchard Road, the main north-south route through the area at the time; the property was soon subdivided, the village known as Newport, began to grow. Orleans County was created two years later. State officials considered both Gaines and Newport as the county seat due to their central locations within the new county.
They chose Newport in 1826 due to its location on the canal and the West Branch of Sandy Creek, where a mill had been established. The next year the village changed its name to Albion to avoid postal confusion with New York's other Newport, in Oneida County. In 1828 it was incorporated as a village; the William V. N. Barlow House, North Main–Bank Streets Historic District, Orleans County Courthouse Historic District, Tousley-Church House, United States Post Office are listed on the National Register of Historic Places; the village elected a president. The following list is of those. Village of Albion Presidents The new village charter changed the term of president from one year to three years starting in 1879. According to a new village charter, the name of the head of the village was changed from "president" to "mayor" starting in June 1951. Village of Albion Mayors * Resigned as mayor to fill vacancy of village clerk-treasurer. ** Filled vacancy created by death of William A. Monacelli in June 1972.
*** Resigned position as Mayor in September of 1991. **** Resigned from position as Mayor. Albion is located at 43°14′49″N 78°11′28″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 3.0 square miles, all land. The Erie Canal passes through the community. Albion is the site of the junction of east-west highway NYS Route 31 and north-south highway NYS Route 98. NYS Route 279 joins NY-98 north of Albion; as of the census of 2000, there were 7,438 people, 2,307 households, 1,444 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,501.8 people per square mile. There were 2,566 housing units at an average density of 863.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 73.88% White Dean, 18.20% African American Dean, 0.69% Native American Dean, 0.58% Asian Dean, 0.08% Pacific Islander Dean, 4.99% from other Dean races, 1.59% from two or more races. Hispanic Dean or Latino Dean of any race were 9.32% of the population. There were 2,307 households out of which 34.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.8% were married couples living together, 17.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 37.4% were non-families.
30.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.0% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.14. In the village, the population was spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 11.0% from 18 to 24, 37.3% from 25 to 44, 17.1% from 45 to 64, 11.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 141.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 150.6 males. The median income for a household in the village was $30,010, the median income for a family was $34,881. Males had a median income of $31,660 versus $22,157 for females; the per capita income for the village was $13,531. About 13.0% of families and 14.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.5% of those under age 18 and 8.7% of those age 65 or over. Albion Central School District. A branch campus of Genesee Community College. Public transportation in Albion is provided by the OTS, part of the Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority.
Albion is the center of the Medina sandstone industry. It is a trading and shipping village for a good farming region. Grace Bedell, suggested in 1860. Sanford E. Church, born in Albion, politician who became Lieutenant Governor of New York, New York State Comptroller, Chief Judge of New York State Court of Appeals. Dan H. Cole and former New York State Senator. Tommy Colella, retired pro football player. John Chamberlain Collins, influential Christian social worker of the 19th century, believed to be the boy present for the execution of conspirators connected to the Lincoln assassination in 1865. John Cunneen, Irish immigrant and attorney, New York State Attorney General. Noah Davis and jurist, former US Congressman, New York State Supreme Court Justice. Elizabeth H. Denio, PhD, born at Albion, professor at Vassar College and Wellesley College, organizer of Rochester's Memorial Art Gallery. Gilbert De La Matyr, former US Congressman from Indiana, lived in Albion during the 1860s. Geoffrey Giuliano, author and syndicated radio show host.
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Find a Grave
Find A Grave is a website that allows the public to search and add to an online database of cemetery records. It is owned by Ancestry.com. It receives and uploads digital photographs of headstones from burial sites, taken by unpaid volunteers at cemeteries. Find A Grave posts the photo on its website; the site was created in 1995 by Salt Lake City resident Jim Tipton to support his hobby of visiting the burial sites of famous celebrities. He added an online forum. Find A Grave was launched as a commercial entity in 1998, first as a trade name and incorporated in 2000; the site expanded to include graves of non-celebrities, in order to allow online visitors to pay respect to their deceased relatives or friends. In 2013, Tipton sold Find A Grave to Ancestry.com, saying that the genealogy company had "been linking and driving traffic to the site for several years. Burial information is a wonderful source for people researching their family history." In a September 30, 2013, press release, Ancestry.com officials said they would "launch a new mobile app, improve customer support, introduce an enhanced edit system for submitting updates to memorials, foreign-language support, other site improvements."As of October 2017, Find A Grave contained over 165 million burial records and 75 million photos.
In March 2017, a beta website for a redesigned Find A Grave was launched at gravestage.com. Public feedback was mixed. Sometime between May 29 and July 10 of that year, the beta website was migrated to new.findagrave.com, a new front end for it was deployed at beta.findagrave.com. In November 2017, the new site became the old site was deprecated. On August 20, 2018, the original Find; the website contains listings of graves from around the world. American cemeteries are organized by state and county, many cemetery records contain Google Maps and photographs of the cemeteries and gravesites. Individual grave records may contain dates and places of birth and death, biographical information and plot information and contributor information. Interment listings are added by individuals, genealogical societies, other institutions such as the International Wargraves Photography Project. Contributors must register as members to submit listings, called memorials, on the site; the submitter may transfer management.
Only the current manager of a listing may edit it, although any member may use the site's features to send correction requests to the listing's manager. Managers may add links to other listings of deceased spouses and siblings for genealogical purposes. Any member may add photographs and notations to individual listings. Members may post requests for photos of a specific grave. Although it does not ask permission from immediate family members before uploading the photos, it will remove and take down photos or a URL for a deceased loved one at the request of an immediate family member. Find A Grave maintains lists of memorials of famous persons by their "claim to fame", such as Medal of Honor recipients, religious figures, educators. Find A Grave exercises editorial control over these listings. Canadian Headstones Interment.net United States National Cemetery System's nationwide gravesite locator Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness Tombstone tourist Official website
Virtual International Authority File
The Virtual International Authority File is an international authority file. It is a joint project of several national libraries and operated by the Online Computer Library Center. Discussion about having a common international authority started in the late 1990s. After a series of failed attempts to come up with a unique common authority file, the new idea was to link existing national authorities; this would present all the benefits of a common file without requiring a large investment of time and expense in the process. The project was initiated by the US Library of Congress, the German National Library and the OCLC on August 6, 2003; the Bibliothèque nationale de France joined the project on October 5, 2007. The project transitioned to being a service of the OCLC on April 4, 2012; the aim is to link the national authority files to a single virtual authority file. In this file, identical records from the different data sets are linked together. A VIAF record receives a standard data number, contains the primary "see" and "see also" records from the original records, refers to the original authority records.
The data are available for research and data exchange and sharing. Reciprocal updating uses the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting protocol; the file numbers are being added to Wikipedia biographical articles and are incorporated into Wikidata. VIAF's clustering algorithm is run every month; as more data are added from participating libraries, clusters of authority records may coalesce or split, leading to some fluctuation in the VIAF identifier of certain authority records. Authority control Faceted Application of Subject Terminology Integrated Authority File International Standard Authority Data Number International Standard Name Identifier Wikipedia's authority control template for articles Official website VIAF at OCLC
Internet Broadway Database
The Internet Broadway Database is an online database of Broadway theatre productions and their personnel. It was conceived and created by Karen Hauser in 1996 and is operated by the Research Department of The Broadway League, a trade association for the North American commercial theatre community; the website has a corresponding app for both the IOS and Android. This comprehensive history of Broadway provides records of productions from the beginnings of New York theatre in the 18th century up to today. Details include cast and creative lists for opening night and current day, song lists and other interesting facts about every Broadway production. Other features of IBDB include an extensive archive of photos from past and present Broadway productions, links to cast recordings on iTunes or Amazon and attendance information, its mission was to be an interactive, user-friendly, searchable database for League members, journalists and Broadway fans. The League added Broadway Touring shows to the database for ease of tracking shows that play in theatres across the country.
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Rose Stahl was a Canadian-born American stage actress. Her father was Col. Ernest Charles Stahl, a newspaperman, drama and music critic for a newspaper called the Chicago InterOcean and her mother was French-Canadian. Rose Stahl was born in Montreal and spent her formative years in Chicago, where her father worked, she moved to Trenton, New Jersey when Col. Stahl became editor of the Trenton Herald, she made her début in Philadelphia in 1887, toured with Daniel E. Bandmann in 1888, appeared in New York in 1897. In 1902–03 she starred as Janice Meredith in a road touring version of the play of that name, she first appeared in her rôle of Patricia O'Brien in 1904 in the sketch called The Chorus Girl, which she carried to London in 1906, she reappeared in New York in the revised four-act play, The Chorus Lady, in which she made a sensation and which continued to be her vehicle until 1911. Afterward she played in Maggie Pepper with Beatrice Prentice playing a supporting rôle, Moonlight Mary, etc.
As with many turn of the century stage stars, Stahl showed no interest in the new medium of motion pictures when the fledgling studios came courting stage stars around 1912. Like David Warfield, she starred in a handful of plays, became famous for them, played them for many years. Stahl was married twice. First to E. P. Sullivan, an actor famous for starring in the hugely popular play and film The Black Crook, her second husband was William Bonelli, an actor whom she wed in October 1895. This marriage lasted until Bonelli's death, she bore no children in either marriage. In the 1980 film Somewhere in Time, Christopher Reeve played a journalist researching an Edwardian actress in the library of a large hotel. Reeve pulls out a cache of photos and one of the photos shows a child standing holding a doll; the child is Stahl. Reading materials and a photograph Rose Stahl photo gallery NYP Library Billy Rose Collection. NY Times article announcing Stahl's second marriage to William Bonelli on October 17, 1895.
She was given away to Bonelli by her father. The article states she had been married to E. P. Sullivan which had ended in divorce; the article states she was 27 years old. However, it is possible that she may have been 28 or 29 years of age at the time of the Bonelli marriage since many actresses of the day were loathe to admit their actual age. Rose Stahl's actual birthdate may have been October 29, 1866 or 1867
David Warfield was an American stage actor. Warfield was born David Wohlfeld in San Francisco, California, to German Jewish parents and Sigmund Wohlfeld, his first connection with the theatre was as an usher. He made his first stage appearance in 1888 in The Ticket-of-Leave Man. Two years he went to New York City, where he appeared at the Casino Theatre and at Weber and Field's Music Hall. In 1901, he was discovered and promoted by David Belasco who starred him in The Auctioneer, in which he played 1,400 times, including a revival that extended over several seasons, he remained under the Belasco management. One of his best-known roles was that of Anton von Barwig in The Music Master, which he played from 1904 to 1907, appearing in the part more than 1000 times, he created the title role in The Return of Peter Grimm in 1911. Warfield's position as a leading American actor in comedy was established by the masterly style in which he portrayed, in each of these plays, a kindly old gentleman, pathetic in misfortune and amusingly eccentric.
In 1916 he appeared in Van der Decken, a play by Belasco, based on the legend of The Flying Dutchman. Warfield, who at the time was one of the world's richest entertainers, died in New York City, at 84. David Warfield at the Internet Broadway Database David Warfield at Find a Grave David Warfield at Emory College Shakespeare's World David Warfield papers, 1897-1946 and undated, held by the Billy Rose Theatre Division, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Images of David Warfield, held by the Billy Rose Theatre Division, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts color portrait David Warfield This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Gilman, D. C.. "article name needed". New International Encyclopedia. New York: Dodd, Mead