Alois Reiser Collection
Reiser was born on Apr. 6, 1887 in Prague, Czechoslovakia; studied with Antonfn Dvorßk at the Prague Conservatory; also took cello lessons and toured Europe; went to New York in 1905; played cello with the Pittsburgh Symphony and the New York Symphony; worked as a theater conductor in New York, 1918-29; moved to Hollywood in 1929, where he worked as a composer and conductor at film studios; compositions include the opera Gobi (1912), Concerto for cello and orchestra (1916), String quartet in E minor (1916), Little coquette (1918), From Mount Rainier (1926), Slavic rhapsody (1927), Trio in F major (1931), and Erewhon (1931); he died on Apr. 4, 1977 in Los Angeles.
Collection predominantly consists of holographic sketches of his orchestral, operatic, chamber and film music, with miscellaneous programs, clippings, texts, and published scores.
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