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Robert Aupperle scrapbook and clippings

Identifier: PA012N

Scope and Content Note

Scrapbook contains programs and clippings from 1906-08. There are a few Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra programs and a number from the Johnson School of Music. Clippings are from 1986-97 and include obituaries of Orchestra music directors and musicians and other items relating to the Orchestra. Why Do You Always Insist on Playing When I'm Trying to Conduct? is a 5-page typescript of sayings of Eugene Ormandy perhaps recorded by a musician that may reveal something about Ormandy's conducting style. Examples: "There has been confusion since I stood here 35 years ago;" "During the rests - pray."Also included are newspaper pages regarding the Orchestra from the 1940s.


  • Creation: 1906-1908, 1944-1949, 1986-1997

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Restrictions on Access

The collection is open for and available for use by researchers in the Andersen Library Reading Room.

Restrictions on Use

Copyright was not transferred to the archives.


1 box


A collection of programs and newspaper clippings from various periods in the history of the Minnesota Orchestra.

Physical Location

Zone B, R6, D4, S16


The materials were donated to the Orchestra by Robert Aupperle and were transferred to the archives in 2001.

Processing Information

The collection was processed and the finding aid written by Leslie Czechowski, July 2003.

Robert Aupperle scrapbook and clippings
Finding aid created by Leslie Czechowski
25 July 2003
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Collecting Area Details

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