PITTSBURGH MUSIC - ARCHIVAL MATERIAL
CHARLES N. BOYD (1875-1937)
qr 780.973 B66s volumes 16-20, 1901-1907Location: Oliver Room
This 1906 scrapbook is a collection of newspaper items and music journal critiques from Pittsburgh and from around the country.
- Newspaper items of Pittsburgh musicians, orchestra, and personalities, as well as items from newspapers and journals around the country.
- Pittsburth TIMES of March 23, 1901 records a lengthy obituary of (Pierre Louis) Clement Tetedoux, singer, choral director, and faculty member of Pittsburgh Conservatory of Music.
- Reviews of opera performances in Pittsburgh in April 1901.
- Obituary of Frederick Archer in a local paper of October 26, 1901. Archer was the first conductor of the Pittsburgh Orchestra and the first organist at Carnegie Music Hall.
- Although this scrapbook focuses on 1901, some items from 1898 through 1902 are noted.
- This scrapbook is a collection of newspaper items and music journal critiques from Pittsburgh and from around the country.
- From Pittsburgh GAZETTE of April 18, 1902: "The Marriage of Figaro received with enthusiasm. Largest audience on record filled Duquesne Garden to overflowing. Receipts were almost $45,000 and puts Pittsburgh in lead of cities outside of New York. Brilliant audience wildly applauded work of singers."
- Copy of the booklet for The Art Society of Pittsburgh, Season 1901-1902, the 29th year.
Notation by Charles Boyd: "Complete and Indexed July 3, 1907."
- News clippings from Pittsburgh and around the country.
- Inside front cover contains seating plan for first floor auditorium of Carnegie Music Hall.
- From Pittsburgh GAZETTE of May 5, 1906: Deficit less than last year. Statement of past season of Pittsburgh Orchestra shows much improvement. Disbursements and Receipts are given.
- Announcement from the Pittsburgh Orchestra for the Tenth Season 1904-1905: "The Orchestra Committee of the Pittsburgh Art Society, at a meeting held Saturday, March 26, 1904, elected Emil Paur, Conductor of the Pittsburgh Orchestra for three years beginning with the season of 1904-1905. Mr. Paur was not a candidate for the position." There follows a full-page of his biographical data.
Notation by Charles Boyd: "Complete and Indexed July 2, 1907."
- Announcements of two Grand Opera seasons in Pittsburgh by the Metropolitan Opera House, New York, performed at The Nixon in March/April 1904 and March 1905.
- Several programs by The Art Society in 1904.
- News clippings about music and musicians in Pittsburgh and elsewhere.