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Inventory of the Alfred Hertz papers, 1889-1942
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Alfred Hertz Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1889-1942
    Collection number: ARCHIVES HERTZ 1
    Creator: Hertz, Alfred, 1872-1942
    Extent: Number of containers: 9 boxes
    Repository: The Music Library
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of the Music Library.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Alfred Hertz papers, ARCHIVES HERTZ 1, The Music Library, University of California, Berkeley.


    Donor: Acquired from Mr. S. Martin, 2221 Divisadaro St., San Francisco, book dealer, in 1943, and others.
    Acknowledgement: To Eva Einstein, El Cerrito, for identifying the signatures on about 45 letters.
    Alfred Hertz served as conductor for the Tivoli Theater, Cothen, The Netherlands, the Maurice Grau Opera Company, the Metropolitan Opera, New York, and the San Francisco Opera. He also served as conductor of the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, and conducted many concerts at the Hollywood Bowl.

    Scope and Content

    Related collection: Lilly Hertz papers (ARCHIVES Hertz 2)
    Inquiries concerning these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of the Music Library, University of California, Berkeley.
    New works introduced by Alfred Hertz while he was with the Metropolitan Opera Company in New York
    • a. Dame Ethel M. Smith, Der Wald, March 11, 1903.
    • b. Wagner, Parsifal, December 24, 1903.
    • c. Strauss, Salome, January 22, 19007.
    • d. d'Albert, Tiefland, November 23, 1908.
    • e. Frederick Converse, The Pipe of Desire, March 18, 1910.
    • f. Humperdinck, Konigskinder, December 28, 1911.
    • g. Thuille, Lobetanz, November 18, 1911.
    • h. Blech, Versiegelt, January 20, 1913.
    • I. Horatio Parker, Mona, March 14, 1912.
    • j. Walter Damrosch, Cyrano de Bergerac, February 27, 1913.
    • k. Strauss, Der Rosenkavalier, December 9, 1913.