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Pittsburgh Orchestra Correspondence


  • Bound volumes of correspondence, contracts, concert programs, newspaper clippings
  • Card catalog index of the contents of the bound volumes

Time period 1897-1910


    The Pittsburgh Orchestra, in existence from 1896 - 1910, was Pittsburgh's world renown, premier orchestra during Andrew Carnegie's heyday. Frederic Archer was the first conductor from 1896-1898. He was replaced by the charismatic composer and conductor, Victor Herbert. In 1904, Emil Paur became the conductor, but his tenure was marked by controversies, including a feud with the manager of the Orchestra, George H. Wilson.


  • Music, Film and Audio Department, Locked Case: qr 785 P67c vol. 1-23

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Volume 1 - Volume 6: Letters arranged alphabetically
Volume 7: Letters from William N. Frew, chairman, Orchestra Committee, for the period 1897-1902
Volume 8 - Volume 23: Letters from George H. Wilson, manager, for the period 1898-1907 (Detailed index pending)