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(COWELL, HENRY; EDITOR). (RUGGLES, CARL). RUDHYAR, DANE.
New Music. A Quarterly of Modern Compositions. Volume I, No. 2. January 1928. ["This Issue Contains Three Paeans for Piano by D. Rudhyar"].
San Francisco, CA: The New Music Society of California, 1928. 1928. - Folio, 14 inches high by 10-1/2 inches wide. Softcover, bound in stapled green wraps, titled and decorated in black on the front cover. The edges of the covers are stained and lightly creased with a tiny piece out of the top corner of the front cover. There is a tiny tear to the top edge of the front cover and a couple to the front edge of the rear cover. 11 & [1] pages. The corners and edges of the pages are slightly creased and lightly stained and the top corner of the last leaf is slightly chipped. Good. Laid in at the front is a rare "ERRATA" leaf to Carl Ruggles' "Men and Mountains" which had been published in the first issue (volume I, No. I) of "New Music". The errata leaf, printed on 10-1/4 inch high by 7 inch wide paper, contains 9 different corrections to the score which was originally published in that first issue. First edition of the second issue of Henry Cowell's important periodical. Through "New Music" Cowell, an important composer himself, published scores by modern composers who would otherwise have little opportunity to see their works distributed through the mainstream. "This issue contains Three Paeans for Piano by D. Rudhyar", preceded by an introduction by the composer: ".. The music I present is not based on scales and runs of notes, on melodic themes and the like, which belong to melodic instruments like for instance the flute and the violin, and which call for a different type of progressions, for the real archaic modes and their infinite gradations of tones. Rather it is founded on the building of resonances or complex harmonies which are like vital seed-tones germinating, sprouting into vast trees of harmonics. It deals with Energies, not with so-called Form.." Born Daniel Chenneviere, the French-born American modernist composer Dane Rudhyar (1895-1985) was also an author and humanistic astrologer. Rudhyar was a pioneer of modern transpersonal astrology. Rudhyar graduated from the Sorbonne at the age of 16 and went on to attend the Paris Conservatoire. His philosophy, first influenced by Nietzsche and later by the Zen teacher Sasaki Roshi, permeated his work and led him to change his name. A 1917 performance of his work "Metachorie" by the New York Metropolitan Opera brought him to New York City. "Metachorie" was one of the first polytonal compositions performed in the United States. In addition to his compositions, Rudhyar authored several books on music: "Claude Debussy and His Work", "Dissonant Harmony", "Rebirth of Hindu Music", "The New Sense of Sound", and "The Magic of Tone and the Art of Music". Good .
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Catalogue: Music
Keywords: MUSIC; CLASSICAL; MODERN; MODERNIST; NEW MUSIC; A QUARTERLY OF MODERN COMPOSITIONS; VOLUME 1, NUMBER 2; JANUARY 1928; THREE PAEANS FOR PIANO BY D. RUDHYAR; DANE RUDHYAR; HENRY COWELL; CARL RUGGLES; RARE ERRATA LEAF; MEN AND MOUNTAINS; TWENTIETH CENTURY; 2

 
(COWELL, HENRY; EDITOR). CHAVEZ, CARLOS.
New Music. A Quarterly of Modern Compositions. Volume I, No. 4. July 1928. ["This Issue Contains Sonatina for Violin and Piano by Carlos Chavez"].
San Francisco, CA: The New Music Society of California, 1928. 1928. - Folio, 14 inches high by 10-1/2 inches wide. Softcover, bound in stapled indigo blue wraps, titled and decorated in red on the front cover. The edges of the covers are faded and lightly creased. 11 & [1] pages. The corners and edges of the pages are slightly creased. Very good. Laid in at the back is the 4-page "Violin" part also printed on folio pages. The bottom edges of these pages are dampstained. In addition to the violin part, there is also laid in an original subscription form printed on a 10-3/4 inch high by 7-1/4 inch wide sheet. First edition of the fourth issue of Henry Cowell's important periodical. Through "New Music" Cowell, an important composer himself, published scores by modern composers who would otherwise have little opportunity to see their works distributed through the mainstream. "This issue contains Sonatina for Violin and Piano by Carlos Chavez". The work was composed in 1924 by the pianist and composer Chavez as he toured Mexico with the violinist Silvestro Revueltas who was also himself a composer. Music critic James Reel describes the work thus: "The term 'sonatina' implies small scale and simplicity, but this work is fiendishly difficult and, at times, harmonically harsh. It begins at a measured pace, almost suggesting a Baroque adagio, but the mood is tense and sour. The next movement is a jittery piece inspired by Mexican folk music, although there's a note of panic in this fiesta. There follows a concluding slow movement, in which the violin plays a long-lined though rather acidic melody over a restless piano accompaniment.." Reel compares the work to some of Prokofiev's chamber music, though not quite coming up to that same standard nor to Chavez's own later works, he concludes that "Still, the Sonatina is a compact, expressive work that hardly deserves its neglect." The Mexican composer, conductor, music theorist Carlos Chavez (Carlos Antonio de Padua Chavez y Ramirez) (1899-1978) was the founder and director of the Mexican Symphonic Orchestra. Chavez' work was influenced by native Mexican cultures as exemplified by his most popular work "Sinfonia India" which uses Yaqui percussion instruments. Not only was Chavez a composer, he was also a journalist who founded the cultural journal "Gladios" with friends in 1916 and later joined the staff of Mexico City's "El Universal" in 1924, contributing over 500 articles to the paper. Very good .
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Catalogue: Music
Keywords: MUSIC; CLASSICAL; MODERN; MODERNIST; NEW MUSIC; A QUARTERLY OF MODERN COMPOSITIONS; VOLUME 1, NUMBER 4; JULY 1928; HENRY COWELL; CARLOS ANTONIO DE PADUA CHAVEZ Y RAMIREZ; MEXICAN; COMPOSER; SONATINA FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO BY CARLOS CHAVEZ; TWENTIETH CENTURY

 
COWELL, HENRY.
New Music. A Quarterly of Modern Compositions. Volume 14, Number 1. October 1940. ["This Issue Contains Maestoso for Piano by Henry Cowell"].
San Francisco, CA: The New Music Society of California, 1940. 1940. - Folio, 14 inches high by 10-1/2 inches wide. Softcover, bound in stapled orange wraps, titled and decorated in black on the front cover. The edges of the covers are darkened and lightly creased. 7 pages. The top corner of the first page is soiled. Very good. First edition of Henry Cowell's important periodical. Through "New Music" Cowell, an important composer himself, published scores by modern composers who would otherwise have little opportunity to see their works distributed through the mainstream. The editor Henry Cowell's own work "Maestoso" is here published in this issue of the periodical he founded. As per Cowell's own biographical notes: "Henry Cowell was born at Menlo Park, California in the year 1897. After having composed over one hundred works without instruction, he studied under Charles Seeger at the University of California, under R. Huntington Woodman at the Institute of Applied Music in New York, and later with a Guggenheim Fellowship under Prof. Erich Von Hornbostel at the University of Berlin. He has composed over seven hundred works for orchestra, chamber combinations, voice, and piano solo; and has been a pioneer in the use of a number of different sorts of new musical materials, although his style is eclectic, and has never been exclusively 'Modernistic' or 'Classical'. He founded New Music in 1927, and is now an editor of this periodical. He has worked toward the furthering of contemporary American and other composers through writing books and articles, forming publication and recording organizations, and organizing concerts... Very good .
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Catalogue: Music
Keywords: MUSIC; CLASSICAL; MODERN; MODERNIST; NEW MUSIC; A QUARTERLY OF MODERN COMPOSITIONS; VOLUME 14, NUMBER 1; OCTOBER 1940; HENRY COWELL; MAESTOSO FOR PIANO; TWENTIETH CENTURY; 20TH CENTURY.

 
(COWELL, HENRY; EDITOR). WEISS, ADOLPH.
New Music. A Quarterly of Modern Compositions. Volume 2, No. 3. April 1929. ["This Issue Contains Six Preludes for Piano by Adolph Weiss"].
San Francisco, CA: The New Music Society of California, 1929. 1929. - Folio, 14 inches high by 10-1/2 inches wide. Softcover, bound in stapled violet wraps, titled and decorated in black on the front cover. The edges and corners of the covers are slightly faded and lightly creased. The top corner of the front cover is slightly dampstained. 16 & [1] pages. The corners and edges of the pages are slightly creased and the top corner of the first page is slightly dampstained. There is an indentation to the pages. Good. First edition of this issue of Henry Cowell's important periodical. Through "New Music" Cowell, an important composer himself, published scores by modern composers who would otherwise have little opportunity to see their works distributed through the mainstream. "This issue contains Six Preludes for Piano by Adolph Weiss", with Weiss's own "Analysis of Piano Preludes" addressing his compositions preceding the score. The American composer Adolph Weiss (1891-1971) was a student of Arnold Schoenberg in Berlin. Weiss was also a professional bassoonist performing with several major orchestras including the New York Philharmonic. A modernist, Weiss taught harmony, counterpoint, and composition in New York City. Good .
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Catalogue: Music
Keywords: MUSIC; CLASSICAL; MODERN; MODERNIST; NEW MUSIC; A QUARTERLY OF MODERN COMPOSITIONS; VOLUME 2, NUMBER 3; APRIL 1929; ADOLPH WEISS; SIX PRELUDES FOR PIANO; ANALYSIS OF PIANO PRELUDES; SCORE; BASSOONIST; TWENTIETH CENTURY; 20TH CENTURY.

 
COWELL, HENRY (1897-1965). PIONEERING AMERICAN COMPOSER.
Typed Contract for the First Publication of Henry Cowell's Classic Composition "the Banshee", Signed by Henry Cowell, the Publisher W.A. Quincke, and Witnesses.
Los Angeles, California, May 28th, 1930. 1930. - A densely typed document on 13-1/2 inch high by 8-1/2 inch wide sheet of watermarked yellow legal paper. The date of the agreement is penned in ink within the first line of the contract above "Henry Cowell / Menlo Park, California" typed in capital letters in blue ink. A few lines down, the title of the composition "'The Banshee' /Piano Solo" is similarly typed in blue. A few lines have been crossed out by "x" and the percentage to be paid to Cowell typed in where called for. Signed in ink by Henry Cowell and W.A. Quincke at bottom, the contract is additionally signed by an unidentified witness as well as by a notary who has embossed his blind seal at bottom left. Folded with some minor creases to the edges and a tiny chip at bottom. Very good. Henry Cowell's "The Banshee" was the first piano composition to be performed exclusively by manually manipulating the piano's strings inside the instrument, entirely by-passing the keyboard. Within the score, Cowell outlined 12 different methods of manipulating the strings, including scraping the strings with one's fingernails, making use of the flat of the hand, etc. The American composer Henry Cowell (1897-1965) was strongly influenced by Oriental music as well as Irish and Midwestern folk tunes. Exploring the music of Africa, Java, and India, he revolutionized American music with innovations such as tone clusters and directly plucking the piano's strings. Very good .
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Catalogue: Music
Keywords: MUSIC; CLASSICAL; MODERN; EXPERIMENTAL; PIANO; STRINGPIANO; THE BANSHEE; HENRY COWELL; ORIGINAL TYPED DOCUMENT; CONTRACT; SIGNED; SIGNATURE; AUTOGRAPH; W.A. QUINCKE; NOTARIZED; TWENTIETH CENTURY; 20TH CENTURY; PIANO SOLO; COMPOSITION; COMPOSER; PIONEER.

 
(COWELL, HENRY). SAYLOR, BRUCE.
The Writings of Henry Cowell: A Descriptive Bibliography.
(Brooklyn, NY): Institute for Studies in American Music, Brooklyn College, (1977). (1977). - Small quarto [8-1/2 inches high by 7 inches wide], softcover bound in printed white wrappers. The binding is lightly rubbed with some light staining to the rear wrap. ix & 42 & [1] pages. The top edge is lightly foxed. Very good.

I.S.A.M. Monographs: Number 7. Very good .

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Catalogue: Music
Keywords: MUSIC; AMERICAN COMPOSER; HENRY COWELL; DESCRIPTIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY; BRUCE SAYLOR; BOOKS; ARTICLES; REVIEWS; PREFACES; NOTES TO RECORDINGS; I.S.A.M. MONOGRAPH NUMBER 7.

 
CRAFT, ROBERT
Prejudices in Disguise: Articles, Essays, Reviews
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1974. 1974. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1974. 1974. Fine. - Octavo, tan cloth titled in gilt on the front cover & spine, in a dust wrapper. There is some light spotting & soiling to the dust jacket. viii, 291, [1] leaf & x pages. Near fine in a very good dust wrapper.

First edition.

Inscribed by the author on the front endpaper to theatrical agent Milton Goldman and signed "Bob / May 27/74". Craft has added the word "thin" [in "thin" Disguise] to the half-title. He has also noted in red ink on the front endpaper that there are mistakes on two pages, and he has corrected these mistakes in red ink in the text. Fine .

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Catalogue: Music
Keywords: MUSIC; ESSAYS; ROBERT CRAFT; PREJUDICES IN DISGUISE; OPERA; BALLET; COMPOSERS; CONDUCTORS; INSCRIBED; SIGNED; SIGNATURE; AUTOGRAPH; FIRST EDITION; 1ST EDITION.

 
CRAWFORD, ALETHEA B.; AND CRAWFORD, REBEKAH
Pictured Lives of Great Musicians: Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Wagner (Parsifal)
Boston, MA: C. C. Birchard & Company, (1924). (1924). Boston, MA: C. C. Birchard & Company, (1924). (1924). Good. - Octavo, blue & tan boards backed with brown cloth with a printed paper label on the front board. The boards are bumped with the extremities rubbed & some chipping of the paper along the edges. The spine is rubbed with the tail slightly chipped. 190 & [1] pages. There is light offsetting to the rear endpaper & pastedown & their inner edges are darkened. Black- and-white textual illustrations & music staves. Good.

First edition.

Inscribed by Rebekah Crawford on the front endpaper: "..Music is an ideal bond uniting all mankind. / Rebekah Crawford / Jan. 1st 1926." . Good .

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Catalogue: Music
Keywords: MUSIC; COMPOSERS; PICTURED LIVES OF THE GREAT MUSICIANS; BACH; HAYDN; MOZART; BEETHOVEN; SCHUBERT; WAGNER; PARSIFAL; ALETHEA B. CRAWFORD; REBEKAH CRAWFORD; INSCRIBED; SIGNED; SIGNATURE; AUTOGRAPH; ILLUSTRATIONS; FIRST EDITION; 1ST EDITION.

 ZIEGLER, EDWARD (1870-1947). AMERICAN MUSIC CRITIC AND OPERA MANAGER., Typed Letter Signed by the American Music Critic & Opera Manager Edward Ziegler As Administrative Secretary of the Metropolitan Opera Company.
ZIEGLER, EDWARD (1870-1947). AMERICAN MUSIC CRITIC AND OPERA MANAGER.
Typed Letter Signed by the American Music Critic & Opera Manager Edward Ziegler As Administrative Secretary of the Metropolitan Opera Company.
New York, December 20, 1919. 1919. - Over 50 words typed on 9-3/4 inch high by 8-1/2 inch wide "Metropolitan Opera Company" stationery penned by Edward Ziegler on behalf of the Metropolitan Opera Company's general manager Giulio Gatti-Casazza. In his letter addressed to James B. Pond, Wheeler writes that Mr. Gatti-Casazza "will be very happy to serve as a member of the honorary reception committee, under the chairmanship of Mr. Otto H. Kahn, which is to welcome M. Maeterlinck". Signed in full "Edward Ziegler". The letter is folded horizontally and vertically for mailing with a hole punched out at top left. The bottom of the letter has been unevenly clipped. Very good. The American music critic and opera manager Edward Ziegler (1870-1947) began his career as assistant music critic at the New York Sun. He worked as a critic for various newspapers before becoming the Metropolitan Opera's administrative secretary in 1916. He was subsequently engaged as assistant general manager to Giulio Gatti-Casazza and supervised most of the administrative and financial operations of the company. Ziegler also scouted Europe for new talent and organized the radio broadcasts of the company's opera productions. James B. Pond, the American impresario and lecture agent who headed the J.B. Pond Lyceum Bureau, brought the great Belgian poet Maurice Maeterlinck to America for a series of lectures. The first lecture took place at Carnegie hall on January 2nd, 1920. Unfortunately Maeterlinck failed to carry out his intention to lecture in English because of his labored "phonetic" English. He declared his intention to continue his lectures in French and have the translation read by another person. As a result, the lecture tour was a failure and lawsuits ensued on both sides. Very good .
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Catalogue: Music
Keywords: MUSIC; CLASSICAL; OPERA; EDWARD ZIEGLER; TYPED LETTER SIGNED; MUSIC CRITIC; OPERA MANAGER; SIGNATURE; AUTOGRAPH; TWENTIETH CENTURY; 20TH CENTURY; ADMINISTRATIVE SECRETARY; METROPOLITAN OPERA COMPANY; MAURICE MAETERLINCK; LECTURE; JAMES B. POND.

 
CSAMPAI, ATTILA.
Glenn Gould: Photographische Suiten.
Munchen: Schirmer/Mosel, (1995). (1995). - Quarto [11-5/8 inches high by 9-1/8 inches wide, white boards in a pictorial dust wrapper. The dust jacket is lightly rubbed with the top inner corner of its front panel darkened. 174 pages. Color frontispiece and profuse full- & double-page illustrations and plates in black & white and color by various photographers. Fine in a very good dust wrapper.

First edition.

With an introductory essay by Attila Csampai, an interview with Glenn Gould by Tim Page and a discography by Michael Stegemann.

The text is in German. Fine .

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Catalogue: Music
Keywords: MUSIC; PHOTOGRAPHY; MUSICIAN; PIANIST; GLENN GOULD: PHOTOGRAPHISCHE SUITEN; BACH; ATTILA CSAMPAI; INTERVIEW BY TIM PAGE; DISCOGRAPHY; FIRST EDITION; 1ST EDITION.

 
DARRELL, R. D.; COMPILER
Schirmer's Guide to Books on Music and Musicians: A Practical Bibliography. Compiled, with an Introduction and Notes, by R.D. Darrell
NY: G. Schirmer, Inc. (1951). (1951). NY: G. Schirmer, Inc. (1951). (1951). Good. - Octavo, dark blue cloth titled in gilt. Bumped & rubbed. 402 pp. Page edges slightly darkened. The remnants of the dw are laid in. Good.

The compiler R. D. Darrell's own copy with his blind stamp on the front endpaper and half-title. A publisher's leaflet advertising the publication and copies of numerous reviews of the book are laid in. Good .

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Catalogue: Music
Keywords: MUSIC; GUIDE; REFERENCE; MUSICIANS; SCHIRMER'S GUIDE; R. D. DARRELL. (Music). SCHIRMER'S GUIDE TO BOOKS ON MUSIC AND MUSICIANS: A Practical Bibliography. Compiled, with an Introduction and Notes, by R. D. Darrell. Darrell, R. D.; compiler.

 
DAVIDSON, GLADYS
Modern Opera Stories
London: Werner Laurie, (1956). (1956). London: Werner Laurie, (1956). (1956). Good. - Octavo, cloth in a dust wrapper. The binding is lightly bumped with light stainining to the lower third of the rear cover. The dust jacket is rubbed, soiled & lightly chipped. xiv & pages 1-344. Illustrated with a black-and-white frontispiece & full-page black-and-white illustrations. Good.

First edition.

The stories of operas by Bartok, Berg, Britten, Menotti, Janacek, Tippett and Walton, among others. Good .

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Book number: 15943
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Catalogue: Music
Keywords: MUSIC; OPERA; TWENTIETH CENTURY OPERA; 20TH CENTURY OPERA; MODERN OPERA STORIES; GLADYS DAVIDSON; ILLUSTRATIONS; FIRST EDITION; 1ST EDITION.

 
(LODER, KURT; RUBIN, CHARLIE; FELTON, DAVID; ET AL). DAVIDSON, JULI; EXECUTIVE EDITOR)
Mtv Music Video Awards: The Book. September 7, 1988. Live from the Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles. Brought to You by Mtv and Dick Clark Productions, Inc
MTV Networks, 1988. 1988. MTV Networks, 1988. 1988. Very good. - Quarto [12 inches high by 9-1/2 inches wide], softcover bound in pictorial light yellow wrappers. The wraps are lightly bumped & soiled with a small area of staining to the front wrap. 84 unnumbered pages. Profuse color illustrations, including photographic portraits of the finalists and pictorial ads. A few page corners are lightly bumped. Very good.

The 1988 MTV Video Music Awards honoring the best music videos from May 2, 1987 to April 1, 1988 was hosted by Arsenio Hall and aired live on September 7, 1988. Finalists in each category, past winners and presenters are listed in the book. Video of the Year was awarded to INXS for "Need You Tonight". Best New Artist was awarded to Guns N' Roses. Michael Jackson was given the Video Vanguard Award. Very good .

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Catalogue: Music
Keywords: MUSIC; POPULAR MUSIC; MUSIC VIDEOS; 1988 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS: THE BOOK; MUSICIANS; SINGERS; FINALISTS; PRESENTERS; ADS; JULI DAVIDSON; KURT LODER; CHARLIE RUBIN; DAVID FELTON; ILLUSTRATIONS.

 
DAVIES, MARY (1855-1930). WELSH MEZZO-SOPRANO
Autograph Note Signed, Regarding a Magazine Article
Kensington, March 15, 1895. 1895. Kensington, March 15, 1895. 1895. Good. - sc - 2 pages, 7 inches high by 4-1/2 inches wide. 40 words penned on facing sides of a folded sheet. Writing to a Mrs. Jackson who has apparently submitted the draft of an article to her, Mary Davies states that "you have made a delightful 'chat'.." and that she has "only ventured to excise one paragraph.." She goes on to tell Mrs. Jackson that she had written to the editor of Cassell's Saturday Journal and that she should hear from him that very day. Signed and dated on the second page. Folded for mailing. The letter was apparently once tipped into a book or scrapbook, and there is a strip of tape along the right edge of the second page with does not affect the text. Good.

Born in Africa of Egyptian parents, the Welsh mezzo-soprano Mary Davies (1855-1930) was co- founder and first president of the Welsh Folk Song Society. A student of Edith Wynne, she won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music where she studied with Alberto Randegger. She made her debut in 1873 and in 1880 sang in England's first complete performance of Berlioz's "La Damnation de Faust". She was the principal vocalist at the London Ballad Concerts and at the National Eisteddfod of 1906. Good .

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Catalogue: Music
Keywords: MUSIC; CLASSICAL; OPERA; SONG; SINGER; MARY DAVIES; AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED; MRS. JACKSON; MAGAZINE ARTICLE; SIGNATURE; ALS; NINETEENTH CENTURY; 19TH CENTURY; WELSH; MEZZO-SOPRANO; EGYPTIAN; AFRICA; WELSH FOLK SONG.

 
DAVIES, MARY (1855-1930). WELSH MEZZO-SOPRANO.
Autograph Letter Signed, Regarding a Ticket to a Concert.
February 27, 1888. 1888. - sc - 25 words penned on 6-1/8 inch high by 4 inch wide light blue-gray paper. Writing to a Mr. Johnson, Mary Davies apolozies that she can only send him one ticket: "I have promised the other to another friend.." Signed "Mary Davies". Mary Davies has dated and penned an annotation "P.S. Tickets have not arrived yet" on the verso of an attached integral leaf. Folded for mailing. The close and Mary Davies' signature are very slightly smudged. There are remnants of gray scrapbook paper along the right edge of the attached leaf which barely touches the postscript. Good.

Born in Africa of Egyptian parents, the Welsh mezzo-soprano Mary Davies (1855-1930) was co-founder and first president of the Welsh Folk Song Society. A student of Edith Wynne, she won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music where she studied with Alberto Randegger. She made her debut in 1873 and in 1880 sang in England's first complete performance of Berlioz's "La Damnation de Faust". She was the principal vocalist at the London Ballad Concerts and at the National Eisteddfod of 1906. Good .

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Catalogue: Music
Keywords: MUSIC; CLASSICAL; OPERA; SONG; SINGER; MARY DAVIES; AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED; MR. JOHNSON; TICKETS; CONCERT; SIGNATURE; ALS; NINETEENTH CENTURY; 19TH CENTURY; WELSH; MEZZO-SOPRANO; EGYPTIAN; AFRICA; WELSH FOLK SONG.

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