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 Alfred Hertz

Alfred Hertz

Birth
Frankfurt am Main, Stadtkreis Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany
Death 17 Apr 1942 (aged 69)
San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA
Burial Colma, San Mateo County, California, USA
Plot Mausoleum, Columbarium Tier 6, Niche 5039
Memorial ID 5330 · View Source
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Conductor. Born in Frankfurt, Germany, he was an orchestra conductor known as one of the world's leading interpreters of Wagnerian music. In the early 1900s, he was conducting the orchestra for Enrico Caruso's Metropolitan Opera tour in America, when offered a position for the newly formed San Francisco Symphony Orchestra. In 1915, he returned to the U.S. and excepted the post as head conductor of the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra. As orchestra conductor and opera director, he was featured on the "Standard Symphony Hour" radio show, peformed in Europe and in the Metrapolitan Opera House, New York City until his farewell performance April 15, 1930. He died of heart failure in San Francisco, California.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 2 May 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5330
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alfred Hertz (15 Jul 1872–17 Apr 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5330, citing Home of Peace Cemetery and Emanu-El Mausoleum, Colma, San Mateo County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .