The story of America's most famous music hall, Carnegie Hall, New York. Historical background, human interest material concerning not only the donor, the architects and builders, but all that have been concerned with it since, from the artists who played or sang there, to the ticket collectors, the ushers, the doormen, the janitors, the men behind the scenes, the truckmen, and so on. A warmly human story of a great building personality. A book that musicians, professional and amateur, will enjoy. Important reference material in American musical history a list of 'First performances' -- some programs, etc.