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Victor Herbert

1859 - 1924

 
 
Victor Herbert Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 4, 2016
1. Victor Herbert Marker
Inscription. The conductor and composer, lived here from 1904 to 1924. During that time, he organized the Victor Herbert Orchestra, wrote the operettas "Naughty Marietta" and "Sweethearts," advocated the Copyright Law of 1909, and helped to found ASCAP.
 
Erected by Historic Landmarks Preservation Center.
 
Location. 40° 48.198′ N, 73° 58.095′ W. Marker is in New York City, New York, in New York County. Marker is on West 108th Street west of Broadway, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 321 West 108th Street, New York NY 10025, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Franz Sigel Statue (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Riverside Drive West 105th Street Historic District (about 700 feet away); Shinran Shonin (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Shinran Shonin (approx. 0.2 miles away); Samuel Tilden Statue (approx. 0.2 miles away); Samuel J. Tilden (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Dewey (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kossuth (approx. mile away).
 
Also see . . .  Victor Herbert (1859-1924) (Library of Congress). On the founding of ASCAP:
Victor Herbert Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 4, 2016
2. Victor Herbert Marker - Wide View
Herbert championed composers' rights and was instrumental in advocating for the passage of the American copyright law of 1909. He co-founded, along with John Philip Sousa and Irving Berlin, the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers in 1914. He served that landmark organization as a vice-president and director until his death in 1924. He was elected to the National Institute of Arts and letters in 1908. In 1917, he won a suit in a case brought before the Supreme Court in which composers gained the right to receive fees for the performances of their works. (Submitted on October 7, 2016.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicIndustry & Commerce
 
Victor Herbert Residence - 321 West 108th Street image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 4, 2016
3. Victor Herbert Residence - 321 West 108th Street
Victor Herbert's residence is just to the left of the right-hand tree in the picture.
Victor Herbert image. Click for full size.
Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, circa 1920
4. Victor Herbert
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 217 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page was last revised on October 7, 2016.
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