The final volume in a three-part series, this book is a lasting tribute to the man who solidly established Portland as a center for musical excellence in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Hermann Kotzschmar was a German immigrant who arrived in Portland in 1849 with a passion for music. At his death in 1908 he left a city well-endowed with a rich musical heritage. Other books in this series, "A Maine Woman's Travel Letters: Mrs. Hermann Kotschmar's 1897 Grand Tour," and "Behind the Pipes: The Story of the Kotschmar Organ" are also available from Maine Historical Society. 2006 paperback, 152 pages.