Let's go to the opera radio broadcast collection [sound recording]

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Let's go to the opera radio broadcast collection [sound recording]

Let's go to the opera radio broadcast collection [sound recording]

Let's Go to the Opera was a 1946 radio series that featured Metropolitan Opera principals and other well known singers of the time in selections from popular operas and operettas. All selections are sung in English.

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Lawrence, Marjorie

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Marjorie Lawrence (February 17, 1907 - January 13, 1979) was an Australian soprano, particularly noted as an interpreter of Richard Wagner's operas. She later served on the faculty of the School of Music at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Lawrence was born at Deans Marsh, south of Winchelsea, Victoria. She won a number of vocal competitions when aged in her teens. In 1932 she made her operatic debut in Monte Carlo as Elisabeth in Wagner's Tannhäuser. On 25 February 1933, she made her f...

Let's Go to the Opera (Radio program).

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Let's Go to the Opera was a 1946 radio series that featured Metropolitan Opera principals and other well known singers of the time in selections from popular operas and operettas. The weekly series was broadcast live on station WOR, the New York affiliate of the Mutual Broadcasting Company. From the guide to the Let's go to the opera radio broadcast collection [sound recording], (The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.) ...

Henderson, Mary, 1912-

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Rossini, Gioacchino, 1792-1868

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Libretto by Jacopo Ferretti after Charles Perrault's Cendrillon and librettos by Charles-Guillaume Etienne for Nicolas Isouard's Cendrillon and Francesco Fiorini for Stefano Pavesi's Agatina, o La virtù premiata; first performed in Rome at the Teatro Valle, 25 January 1817; the Holtei translation first performed in Berlin 20 October 1825. Cf. A. Loewenberg. Annals of opera. From the description of Aschenbrödel : komische Oper in zwei Acten, für die Darstellung auf der Königstädt...

Baker, John

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Epithet: of Add MS 38463 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000677.0x0001ce Epithet: of Egerton MS 3351 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000677.0x0001d2 Epithet: of Newthorpe British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000615.0x00037c Epithet: Privy Councill...

Suppé, Franz von, 1819-1895

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Austrian composer. From the description of [Album leaf] : autograph manuscript, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270868881 First performed at the Theater an der Wien, 30 May 1848. Cf. New Grove opera. From the description of Unter der Erde, oder, Freiheit und Arbeit : Original-Charakterbild mit Gesang in 3 Akten von Carl Elmar, Musik vom Kapellmeister Franz von Suppé : manuscript, [1849?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 612859957 Libretto by Josep...

Weber, Carl Maria von 1786-1826

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Composed 1809, originally for viola and orchestra. Rewritten 1813 for bassoon and orchestra and given the op. no. 35. First performance Prague, 18 February 1813, G.F. Brandt soloist.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Andante e rondo ongarese : for solo bassoon, op. 35 / Carl Maria von Weber. [19--] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 56969197 Originally composed 1806 -- lost. Revised 1815.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the desc...

Gluck, Christoph Willibald, 1714-1787

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From the opera in 2 acts with libretto by Marco Coltellini after a play by Carlo Sigismondo Capece. First performance Burg Theater, Vienna, 30 January 1765. This work was later used as the Overture to Armide (callno.: 4406).--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Overture : Il Telemaco osia [sic] L'isola di Circe / Gluck. [19--?] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 49863952 18th century German opera composer. From the description of ...

Sullivan, Arthur

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Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900) was an English composer well-known for his collaborations with W. S. (William Schwenck) Gilbert. From the guide to the Arthur Sullivan sheet music, 1868-1993., (Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.) Sullivan was an English composer. Gilbert was a English dramatist. From the guide to the Arthur Sullivan correspondence with W. S. (William Schwenck) Gilbert, 1854-1900., (Houghton Libra...

Lewis, Brenda, 1921-

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Rogndahl, Marie

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Leoncavallo, Ruggero

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Italian composer. From the description of Roland 2d. acte / [musical quotation] / R. Leoncavallo / Berlin 17. XII. 1904., 1904 Dec. 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270975715 From the description of Autograph letter signed from Leoncavallo to "Paolo, " Brissago, 1901 Oct. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122595413 From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Milan, [ca. 22 June 1896], to M. [Max] Abraham, 1896 June 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: ...

Smetena, Bedrich

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Puccini, Giacomo

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An Italian opera composer, Giacomo Puccini at the time of this letter was overseeing the production of La Fanciulla del West at the Teatro Grande, Brescia. The recipient, Antonio Bettolacci, was Puccini's personal business agent. From the guide to the ALS, from Giacomo [Puccini], Brescia, to Antonio Bettolacci, Torre del Lago, 1911 Aug. 19, (The New York Public Library. Music Division.) From the description of ALS, 1911 Aug. 19, from Giacomo [Puccini], Brescia, to Antonio Be...

Paulee, Mona, 1916-1995

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Bizet, Georges, 1838-1875

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French composer. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [n.p., n.d., 1874?], to [Choudens], [1874?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270977098 From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p., Paris?, n.d.], to [Ernest Reyer], n.d. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270672788 From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p., Paris?, n.d.], to M. Ruelle, n.d. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270672792 From the description of Autograp...

Lehár, Franz, 1870-1948

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Austrian composer of operettas, including "The Merry Widow." Born in Hungary. From the description of Franz Lehar calling card [manuscript], 1914 Jun 3. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 301965214 Austrian composer and conductor of Hungarian origin. From the description of Autograph note on his visiting card, dated : [Vienna, n.d.], to an unidentified recipient, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270873500 From the description of Autograp...

Strauss, Johann, 1825-1899

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Composed 1854.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Nachtfalter Walzer, Op. 157 / Johann Strauss (the younger). [19--] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 55503504 From the operetta in 3 acts with libretto by Josef Braun, "F. Zell" (pseudonym of Camillo Walzel), and Richard Genée after Victorien Sardou's comedy, Piccolino. Composed circa 1872. First performance Theater an der Wien, Vienna, 1 March 1873.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. F...

Offenbach, Jacques, 1819-1880

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Jacques Offenbach (1819–1880) was a German-born French composer and cellist of Jewish ancestry. He had a strong influence in popular music in Europe, and was one of the originators of the operetta, of which he wrote more than one hundred. His works were noted for their elements of satire and parody; two for which he is particularly known are the operetta Orpheus in the Underworld and the opera The Tales of Hoffman . From the guide to the Jacques Offenbach Letter, undated (after 1844)...

Brownlee, John, 1901-1969

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Gounod, Charles, 1818-1893

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During his London sojourn, 1870-75, French composer Charles Gounod lived at the residence of English soprano Georgina Weldon. From the description of Letters received, 1792-1905. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122485989 From the guide to the Letters received, 1792-1905, (The New York Public Library. Music Division.) Libretto by Emile Augier; first performed in Paris at the Opéra, 16 April 1851. Cf. New Grove online. From the description ...

Bellini, Vincenzo

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Music by V. Bellini, Italian libretto by F. Romani after Carlo Tedaldi-Fores's play Beatrice di Tenda; opera first performed in Venice at the Teatro La Fenice, 16 March 1833. Cf. New Grove online. From the description of Cavatine für eine Bassstimme aus der Oper Beatrice di Tenda : mit Piano Forte Begleitung : manuscript, [185-?] (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 671538604 Italian composer. From the description of Autograph letter (incomplete), dated : [...

Gershwin, George, 1898-1937

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George Gershwin (1898-1973) was an American pianist and composer well-known for his collaborations with older brother Ira Gershwin. George Gershwin's work included musical theater, opera, most notably Porgy and Bess, and other classical compositions. From the guide to the George Gershwin sheet music, 1918-1946., (Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) George Gershwin, composer. Ira Gershwin, lyricist. Ken Ludwig, librettist...

Manners, Lucille

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Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893

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Composed 1888-89. Scenario by Marius Petipa and I.A. Vsevolozhsky. Based on Perrault's fairy tale. First performance Maryinsky Theatre St. Petersburg, 27 Jan. 1890, R. Drigo conductor.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of La belle au bois dormant : ballet, op. 66 / Tschaikowsky. [19--?] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 41964015 Russian composer, 19th century. From the description of Autograph letter signed, from Tchaikovsky to C...

Mussorgsky, Modest Petrovich

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Lipton, Martha 1920-

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Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827

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Composer. From the description of Ludwig van Beethoven autograph letter to Count Franz von Brunswick, [1813]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 242622425 From the description of Ludwig van Beethoven autograph letter to Josef Blöchlinger, [1819 Aug.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 242622372 From the description of Ludwig van Beethoven autograph letter to the Chevalier Josef de Varena, 1812 July 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 242622275 From the description...

Young, Norman, 1930-

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Kern, Jerome, 1885-1945

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Jerome Kern (1885-1945) was an American composer and lyricist whose work included numerous musical theater productions. From the guide to the Jerome Kern sheet music, 1904-1946., (Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Jerome Kern, composer. Dorothy Fields, Ira Gershwin, Otto Harbach, Johnny Mercer, Oscar Hammerstein II, and P.G. Wodehouse, lyricists. Jeffrey Hatcher, librettist. Howard Lindsay and Allan Scott, authors of s...

Steber, Eleanor

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American soprano. From the description of Interview conducted by Oliver Daniel, May 10, 1978 [sound recording]. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155861510 ...

De Koven, Reginald, 1859-1920

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American composer. From the description of Typewritten letter signed, dated : [New York], 15 February 1910, to Harry Harkness Flagler, 1910 Feb. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270565680 Reginald De Koven was an important and noted American composer and music critic. From the description of Collection, 1861-1920. (Brandeis University Library). WorldCat record id: 276166112 ...

Williams, Camilla, 1922-

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Prokofiev, Sergei

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Prokofiev was a Russian composer, pianist, and conductor. From the description of Letters : to Fatima Hanoum Samoilenko and Boris Nikolaevich Samoilenko, 1919-1936. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612846006 Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953), Russian composer. From the description of Letters to Ephraim F. Gottlieb, 1920-1940. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38477994 Sergey Prokofiev was a Russian composer. From the description of Postcard ...

Duncan, Todd

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Robert Todd Duncan was born February 12, 1903, in Danville, Kentucky to John and Lettie Duncan. Music was a part of his life from an early age. His mother, a music teacher, began giving him piano lessons when he was five. Duncan credited the discovery of his vocal talent to a later piano teacher and it eventually replaced piano as his instrument of choice. At the age of 17, Duncan attended a Roland Hayes concert in Louisville, Kentucky. According to Duncan, he was so moved by the pe...

Mozart, Johann Chrysostom Wolfgang Amadeus

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The Serenade from which this movement is taken originally composed for 2 clarinets, 2 horns and 2 bassoons, 1781; second version, with the addition of 2 oboes, in 1782 (see callno.: 2329). This transcription 1941.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Adagio, K. V. 375 / Mozart ; transcribed by Zoltán Fekete. [c1941]. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 42631243 Composed originally for solo piano, 1788. This transcription 1986.--Cf. Fleisher C...

Cordon, Norman

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Horne, William

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Epithet: Attorney-General British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000789.0x000259 ...

Thompson, Hugh, 1915-

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Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883

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The German opera composer Richard Wagner was at the beginning of his career at the time of this letter. From the description of Manuscript copy of letter from Richard Wagner, 1832 June 15, Leipzig, addressed to Schott's Söhne, Mainz, [1896?]. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122571065 From the guide to the Manuscript copy of letter from Richard Wagner, 1832 June 15, Leipzig, addressed to Schott's Söhne, Mainz, 1896?, (The New York Public Library. Music Divisio...

Saint-Saëns, Camille, 1835-1921

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Composer. From the description of Camille Saint-Saëns autograph letter to unidentified recipient, 1913 Mar. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 476902751 Saint-Saëns was known to have been composing the opera between 1881-1882. Cf. New Grove opera. From the description of Draft of the libretto of Henry VIII : manuscript, undated [between 1880 and 1883]. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232649239 French composer, pianist, organist, and writer. ...

Massenet, Jules, 1842-1912

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Jules Massenet was a French composer. From the description of Letters, [ca. 1874-1909]. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122616188 From the description of Letter: from Jules Massenet, written on a calling card, [18--?]. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122571050 From the guide to the Letter: from Jules Massenet, written on a calling card, 18--?, (The New York Public Library. Music Division.) From the comédie lyrique in three act...

Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901

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Epithet: composer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001296.0x000089 Opera with a libretto by Salvadore Cammarano, based on Friedrich von Schiller's play Kabale und Liebe, premiered at the Teatro di San Carlo, Naples, on December 8, 1849. From the description of Luisa Miller : melodramma tragico in tre atti / sinfonia musica del Sigr. Mo. Giuseppe Verdi. [ca. 1850] (Yale University). WorldCat record id...

Wagner, Richard, 1818-1883

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Benzell, Mimi

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Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759

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Most material is from the oratorio; see Callno. 7087. This arrangement 1943.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Symphonic suite no. V : the triumph of Truth : based on / Handel ; free arrangement by Zoltan Fekete. c1943. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 50064356 From the opera in three acts, librettist unknown. Composed 1707 or 1708.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Dance of the sailors : from Rodrigo / G.F. H...

Offenbach, Jacques, 1819-1880

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Jacques Offenbach (1819–1880) was a German-born French composer and cellist of Jewish ancestry. He had a strong influence in popular music in Europe, and was one of the originators of the operetta, of which he wrote more than one hundred. His works were noted for their elements of satire and parody; two for which he is particularly known are the operetta Orpheus in the Underworld and the opera The Tales of Hoffman . From the guide to the Jacques Offenbach Letter, undated (after 1844)...

Stevens, Risë (1913-2013).

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American mezzo-soprano. From the description of Interview conducted by Oliver Daniel, July 12, 1978 [sound recording]. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155861600 American mezzo soprano. From the description of Typewritten letter signed, dated : [n.p.], 2 January 1962, to Mr. [Joseph] Chouinard, 1962 Jan. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270962262 Risë Stevens, 1913-2013 Risë Stevens was born in New York...

McKnight, Ann

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Rossini, Giaocchino, 1858-1924

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Turner, Claramae, 1920-2013

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De Falla, Manuel

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Manuel de Falla was a Spanish classical composer. Ricardo Vinès was a Spanish pianist. From the description of [Postcard, 1921 avril 4 to] Ricardo Vinès / Manuel de Falla. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 191100808 Spanish composer. From the description of Autograph postcard signed, dated : Granada, 30 December 1922, to O.M. Kling [at J. & W. Chester], 1922 Dec. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270576695 From the description of Autograph note...

Tibbett, Lawrence, 1896-1960

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Born in Bakersfield, California (USA) on November 16, 1896, baritone Lawrence Tibbett began his career as an actor as well as a singer in performances of light operas and also in churches. Tibbett's teachers were Joseph Dupuy and Basil Ruysdael in Los Angeles and Frank La Forge and Ignaz Zitomirsky in New York. Tibbett's study in New York led to his Metropolitan Opera debut in the role of Lewicki in Boris Godunov in 1923. Following shortly after his Met debut he sang the role of Valentin in Faus...

Strauss, Richard, 1864-1949

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Richard Strauss (1864-1949) was a German composer. From the description of Richard Strauss audiocassette, undated [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122391808 This work was premiered in Munich on November 28, 1883, Hermann Levi conducting. Lahee's Annals of Music in America and Mueller's compendium of the repertoire of 27 major U.S. orchestras make no mention of a U.S. performance. Theodore Thomas conducted the world premiere of Richard Strauss's second sympho...

Marshall, Robert

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Epithet: sea-captain British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001192.0x000134 Epithet: of Add MS 35730 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001192.0x00011f Epithet: of Add MS 34905 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001192.0x00011e Epithet: of Dublin ...

Darcy, Emery

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Tucker, Richard, 1914-1975

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Flotow, Friedrich, 1812-1883

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German opera composer, 19th century. From the description of Autograph letter signed from Flotow to M. Joly; autograph manuscript signed. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122289428 From the description of Autograph letter signed from Flotow to unidentified theatre director, n.d. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122395543 German composer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Paris, n.d., ca. 1849?], to M. [Alphonse?] Royer, n.d., ca. 1849?. (Unk...

O'Rourke, Harriet

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Meyer, Marjorie.

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Puccini, Giacomo

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An Italian opera composer, Giacomo Puccini at the time of this letter was overseeing the production of La Fanciulla del West at the Teatro Grande, Brescia. The recipient, Antonio Bettolacci, was Puccini's personal business agent. From the guide to the ALS, from Giacomo [Puccini], Brescia, to Antonio Bettolacci, Torre del Lago, 1911 Aug. 19, (The New York Public Library. Music Division.) From the description of ALS, 1911 Aug. 19, from Giacomo [Puccini], Brescia, to Antonio Be...

Berlioz, Hector, 1803-1869

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Hector Berlioz was a French composer. From the description of Letter : from M. Berlioz, Paris, to Monsieur Busset, ingénieur, Dijon, Côte d'Or, 1836 Oct. 9. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122626765 From the guide to the Letter : from M. Berlioz, Paris, to Monsieur Busset, ingénieur, Dijon, Côte d'Or, 1836 Oct. 9, (The New York Public Library. Music Division.) French composer, 19th century. From the description of Autograph letter signed...

Conley, Eugene, 1908-1981

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Kullman, Charles, 1903-1983

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Bodanya, Natalie

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