On a cruise to Scotland for his honeymoon,
Andrew Carnegie encounters the conductor of the Oratorio Society of New York, Walter Damrosch, who wants a new home for his organization.
Carnegie’s new bride, Louise, a member of the Oratorio Society,
introduced Damrosch, on his way to Germany to study with Hans von Bülow, to her
new husband (the president of the society), who invited the enterprising young
conductor to his estate in Scotland to discuss plans for a new concert hall for
New York City.
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