The Musical Worlds of Victor Herbert

A Library of Congress Exhibition


Explores the work of Victor Herbert (1859–1924), Irish-American composer, conductor, and activist, whose best-known work is Babes in Toyland (1903). The grandfather of the American musical theater, he was also the founder of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), which works to ensure that music creators are fairly compensated for public performance of their works.

The Library of Congress Ira Gershwin Gallery, housed inside the Walt Disney Concert Hall, was designed by Hodgetts and Fung Design Associates and made possible by a generous gift from the Ira and Leonore Gershwin Trust for the Benefit of the Library of Congress. The gallery is situated on the second floor of the Walt Disney Concert Hall and rotates its collection regularly. Visit the gallery when on a tour or when attending a performance inside the Concert Hall.

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