Ralston, Frances Marion, 1875-1952

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Frances Marion (Fanny) Ralston was born on Jan. 7, 1875 in St. Louis, MO; studied at the New England Conservatory with Arthur Foote, Percy Goetschius, Fannie Payne, Nellie Strong Stevenson, Richard S. Poppen and Ernest R. Kroeger; also studied under Adolf Weidig in Chicago and under Carl Faelten in Boston; gave a recital of her own compositions at St. Louis in 1896; served as director of the music dept. at Central College, Lexington, MO for two years and of the Music School of Rockford College, IL for nine years; compositions include Sonata spirituel, Scotch idyll, Winter, Impressions at Wellesley, Song without words, and Three little waltzes; published Reflections of a musician (c1920); she died on Feb. 5, 1952 in Arcadia, CA.

From the description of Collection of musical compositions, ca. 1920-1931. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 41598096

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Frances Marion (Fanny) Ralston was born on Jan. 7, 1875 in St. Louis, MO; studied at the New England Conservatory with Arthur Foote, Percy Goetschius, Fannie Payne, Nellie Strong Stevenson, Richard S. Poppen and Ernest R. Kroeger; also studied under Adolf Weidig in Chicago and under Carl Faelten in Boston; gave a recital of her own compositions at St. Louis in 1896; served as director of the music dept. at Central College, Lexington, MO for two years and of the Music School of Rockford College, IL for nine years; compositions include Sonata Spirituel, Scotch Idyll, Winter, Impressions at Wellesley, Song without Words, and Three Little Waltzes ; published Reflections of a Musician (c1920); she died on Feb. 5, 1952 in Arcadia, CA.

From the guide to the F. Marion Ralston Collection of Musical Compositions, ca. 1920-1931, (University of California, Los Angeles. Performing Arts Special Collections)

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associatedWith Armstrong, A. Joseph, 1873-1954. person
associatedWith Browning, Robert, 1812-1889 person
associatedWith Dickinson, Bertha Lovewell. person
associatedWith Ralson, F. Marion (Frances Marion), 1875- person
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United States
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Music--Manuscripts
Women composers--United States--Archival resources
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Women composers--Archival resources
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Birth 1875-01-07

Death 1952-02-05

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