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Baltimore's Germania Männerchor (men's choir), active from 1856 to 1929, was composed primarily of men of German origin. The choir held numerous concerts in the 1890s and early twentieth century, but it reduced its public activities after 1917 due to anti-German public sentiment in response to World War I. The collection includes Germania Männerchor concert programs from 1898 to 1917.
1898 - 1917
Pianist, conductor, and teacher Leon Fleisher (1928-2020) had a career in music stretching more than 70 years, including nearly 50 years as a faculty member of the Peabody Conservatory of Music. After making his debut at age 16 with Pierre Monteux conducting, Fleisher toured internationally as a soloist until a neurological condition caused him to lose the full use of his right hand. After three decades of focusing on performing the piano repertoire for the left hand, conducting various...
1938 - 2020