Alfred Hertz

Alfred Hertz

Alfred Hertz was a German conductor. He was born in Frankfurt, Germany. As a child, he contracted infantile paralysis and walked with a cane after that. In 1898, Hertz met the British composer Frederick Delius, who was then living in Paris, and on 30 May 1899, at the age of 36, Hertz conducted the first concert of Delius's music, in St James's Hall in London. Hertz first came to prominence conducting Wagner at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Some of the performances he conducted were experimentally recorded by the Met's librarian Lionel Mapleson on what are now known as the Mapleson Cylinders and later issued on LP. He first came to San Francisco as a conductor of the Metropolitan ... more on Wikipedia

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