olin Coleman Music

Id 24335
Category letter
Author / Composer OAKELEY, Herbert Stanley (1830-1903)
Title Autograph letter, signed, to Therese Tietjens (1831-1877).
Place [Edinburgh]
Publication Date March 21st, 1868
ISBN / Plate No.
Size 8vo. 2ff.
Description Folded, folds a little separated. With a postcard reproduction of a picture of a man asleep on a square piano, a cello on the floor behind and saints in the background. He writes to thank Tietjens for her "photogram", is looking forward to a performance of Fidelio that evening for which he has procured tickets for some of his students: he admires her performance greatly and writes "I wish you could see your own expression of defiance, fury & triumph, when you are following Pizarro with the pistol at his head". He refers to correspondence in the Scotsman, and wonders whether the conductor Enrico Bevignani (1841-1903) received the overture. Oakeley was appointed to the Reid Chair of Music at Edinburgh University in 1865 and founded the Edinburgh University Musical Society in the same year.
Price £90.00

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