Autograph letters signed (94), dated : mostly [London, undated by year, some ca. 1886], also Manchester, 11 February 1897, Milan, Genoa, and Melbourne, to Mr. [Joseph] Bennett, 1899 Jan. 17 and 1888 Aug. 28 and 1886.

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Cowen, Frederic H. (Frederic Hymen), Sir, 1852-1935. Autograph letters signed (94), dated : mostly [London, undated by year, some ca. 1886], also Manchester, 11 February 1897, Milan, Genoa, and Melbourne, to Mr. [Joseph] Bennett, 1899 Jan. 17 and 1888 Aug. 28 and 1886.

Autograph letters signed (94), dated : mostly [London, undated by year, some ca. 1886], also Manchester, 11 February 1897, Milan, Genoa, and Melbourne, to Mr. [Joseph] Bennett, 1899 Jan. 17 and 1888 Aug. 28 and 1886.

Discussing a wide variety of musical matters, including work on and the critical reception of the oratorio Ruth, work on Evangeline, The Water Lily, Harold, describing the success of the Centennial Exhibition in Melbourne, mentioning Richter, Sullivan, Hallé, Boito, Sonzogno, de Reszke, Melba, Verdi, Berlioz's Trojans at Carthage, Harris, Littleton, Carte, Mapleson, Sainton, Rosa, etc.; with three brief musical examples; two letters are incomplete, and one is torn with loss of text.

94 items (198 p.) ; (12mo and 8vo)

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