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    					  Nahan Franko 
				     Table of Contents     					  Luigi Mancinelli

The Mapleson Cylinders - Program Notes

- Artists
- The Artists -- with an index to their Mapleson recordings
- Alfred Hertz

Alfred Hertz


(1872-1942), German conductor from Frankfurt, became the Metropolitan's chief conductor of German opera with his debut, leading Lohengrin, on November 28, 1902. During thirteen seasons, Hertz conducted the world premieres of Humperdinck's Königskinder and three American works, Parker's Mona, Converse's The Pipe of Desire, and Walter Damrosch's Cyrano de Bergerac, and the American premieres of Parsifal, Salome, and Rosenkavalier. In 1902-03 season, his repertory included the four operas of the Ring, Meistersinger, Tristan, Lohengrin, Tannhäuser, and the American premiere of Ethel Smyth's Der Wald. For thirty-nine performances of opera, eight Sunday-night concerts, and a farewell gala, he was paid $3,192.80, based on a weekly salary of $150. Hertz left the Met in 1915 to become conductor of the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, where he remained until his retirement in 1929.

GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG: Side 11/Bands 6-8

LOHENGRIN: Side 8/Bands 1-9

MEISTERSINGER: Side 10/Bands 1(?), 2(?)

SIEGFRIED: Side 11/Bands 2(?), 5

TANNHÄUSER: Side 9/Bands 3, 4

TRISTAN: Side 9/Bands 6-10

WALKÜRE: Side 10/Bands 3-9

    					  Nahan Franko 
				     Table of Contents     					  Luigi Mancinelli