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Letter from Arminda Villa-Lobos to Ellen Ballon

Item is a typed letter from Arminda Villa-Lobos to Ellen Ballon written on May 28, 1947. Arminda writes about her poor English and asks Ballon to write in Portuguese. She also asks if an October 1947 concert in Montreal will be broadcast. This concert was the Canadian premiere of Villa-Lobos' first piano concerto. Item is accompanied by the stamped air mail envelope in which Ballon received the letter. Two Brazilian postage stamps are affixed to the envelope.

Villa-Lobos, Arminda

Letter from Edvard Grieg

Item is a letter from Edvard Grieg to an unidentifed person. Grieg wrote the letter at his Troldhaugen residence in Bergen Norway on February 10, 1902. It reads: "Dear Sir! Permit me, in bad English, to thank you for your songs & for your essay on my musical work. Both has [sic] given me much pleasure. I also congratulate you to your reputation in America as teacher and composer and beg you kindly to receive from me and my wife our best compliments. Yours faithfully, Edvard Grieg."

Grieg, Edvard, 1843-1907

Letter from Franz Liszt

Item contains a letter written by Franz Liszt to an unidentified person, addressing the publication of some of his songs by Schott, and his cousin, Mlle. Liszt.

Letter from Franz Liszt

File contains a letter written by Franz Liszt to an unidentified person, accompanied by a typed transcription. The letter addresses the publication of some of his songs by Schott, and his cousin, Mlle. Liszt.

Liszt, Franz

Letter from Heitor Villa-Lobos to Ellen Ballon

Item is a typed letter from Heitor Villa-Lobos to Ellen Ballon written on September 9, 1947. The letter details some potential performances of Villa-Lobos' compositions and his desire to have Ballon perform his music. Item is accompanied by the stamped air mail envelope in which Ballon received the letter. Two Brazilian postage stamps are affixed to the envelope.

Letter from Heitor Villa-Lobos to Ellen Ballon

Item is a typed letter from Heitor Villa-Lobos to Ellen Ballon written on December 17, 1946. The letter acknowledges a letter Ballon wrote on December 5, 1946 and asks if Ballon performed the world premier of Villa-Lobos's first piano concerto with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Item is accompanied by the stamped air mail envelope in which Ballon received the letter. Two Brazilian postage stamps are affixed to the envelope.

Letter from Heitor Villa-Lobos to Ellen Ballon

Item is a typed letter from Heitor Villa-Lobos to Ellen Ballon written on June 2, 1947. Villa-Lobos acknowledges a May 15, 1946 letter from Ballon and provides some information on his compositions, including Caixinha de Boas Festas, the 2nd Suite do Descobrimento do Brasil, and Danses Africaines. The letter refers to Marks Co. as "the true thieves of my musics." Item is accompanied by the stamped air mail envelope in which Ballon received the letter. Two Brazilian postage stamps are affixed to the envelope.

Letter from Heitor and Arminda Villa-Lobos to Ellen Ballon

Item is a handwritten letter from Heitor and Arminda Villa-Lobos to Ellen Ballon written on July 26, 1947. The letter details Villa-Lobos itinerary on a European tour and comments on Ballon's performances of Villa-Lobos' compositions. Item is accompanied by the stamped air mail envelope in which Ballon received the letter. One French postage stamp is affixed to the envelope.

Villa-Lobos, Heitor

Letter from Josef Hofmann to Ellen Ballon

File contains a letter from Josef Hoffman granting Ellen Ballon permission to use his name in a scholarship. Hofmann was Ballon's teacher from 1914-1916 in Switzerland.

Hofmann, Josef

Letter from Walter de Mouilpied Scriver to Ellen Ballon

File contains a letter from Walter de Mouilpied to Ellen Ballon, written on September 30, 1952. The letter thanks Ballon for a performance she gave at an honorary dinner. Item is accompanied by the stamped envelope in which Ballon received the letter. The postage stamp has been removed from the envelope.

Scriver, Walter de Mouilpied

Letter from William Somerset Maugham to Ellen Ballon

Item is a note from William "Willie" Somerset Maugham written to Ellen Ballon on the reverse side of an advertisement for three recitals in New York (April 4, 11, 25, 1945) performed by Ellen Ballon and recorded by the radio station WNYC.

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