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Reiff, Anthony (1830?-1916)

Reiff, Anthony (1830?-1916)
Historical Note
Anthony (or Antoine) Reiff had an extensive career in America as a conductor and composer that extended from at least 1861 (when, as Anthony Reiff, Jr., his patriotic song "An American Star!" was published in New York) to 1914 (when his opera Under the Greenwood Tree was written). His compositions included the score to the American pantomime Humpty Dumpty (1868), the comic operas Zozina (1888) and Brides of San Marco (1893), and several separate songs and orchestral works. Reiff's father, also named Anthony, was one of the founders of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra.
Note Author
Anne Johnson

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Records or Manuscript Collections
Anthony Reiff Papers, 1856 and undated