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Photograph of Brian Bailey

Item is a portrait photograph of Brian Bailey. Brian was one of many guest children who came to Canada from England during WW2. Brian and his sister Jean stayed with Mr. E.G. Irish and his family in Pictou, Nova Scotia. The children Brian (age 13) and Jean (age 15) returned to England in July of 1945 after spending five years with the Irish family.

Photograph of Jean Bailey

Item is a portrait photograph of Jean Bailey. Jean was one of many guest children who came to Canada from England during WW2. Jean and her Brother Brian stayed with Mr. E.G. Irish and his family in Pictou, Nova Scotia. The children Brian (age 13) and Jean (age 15) returned to England in July of 1945 after spending five years with the Irish family.

Photograph of Brian and Jean Bailey

Item is a portrait photograph of Brian and Jean Bailey. Brian and Jean were one of many guest children who came to Canada from England during WW2. Jean and her Brother Brian stayed with Mr. E.G. Irish and his family in Pictou, Nova Scotia. The children, Brian age 13 and Jean age 15, returned to England in July of 1945 after spending 5 years with the Irish family.

Impromptu pour le piano

Item is a first-edition publication of Chopin's first Impromptu, published by Maurice Schlesinger in Paris, a subsidiary company to A.M. Schlesinger of Berlin. The composition was dedicated to Caroline de Lobau.

Chopin, Fryderyk Franciszek

La paimpolaise : chanson du pêcheurs d'Islande

Item is a vocal score with the melody and lyrics for "La Paimpolaise" by the French singer-songwriter Théodore Botrel (1868-1925). The score and lyrics were handwritten by L. Coyteux Preouèl(?) in Ottawa on April 29, 1908.

Botrel, Théodore

Deuxième impromptu pour le piano

Item is a first edition of Frédéric Chopin's Impromptu pour le Piano Forte, Op. 36, published in 1840 by Breitkopf & Hartel.

Chopin, Fryderyk Franciszek

Sonate pour le piano

Item is a first edition publication of Chopin's third piano sonata, published by Breitkopf and Hartel and dedicated to Countess Emilie de Perthuis.

Chopin, Fryderyk Franciszek

Märchen (Ritterzug), Op. 14, no. 2

Item is a copy of the second tale in Medtner's Two Tales, Op. 14, for piano. It was published by P. Jurgenson and distributed in Leipzig by Robert Forberg in 1907 and includes an inscription to Ellen Ballon from Alfred La Liberté.

Medtner, Nikolay

Marche funèbre, Op. 35 : exécutée aux funérailles de l'auteur

Item is a copy of the first separate edition of Marche funèbre from Chopin's Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor. The separated third movement was played as Chopin's body was conveyed to the mausoleum on October 30, 1849, and was subsequently released as a separate publication, using the original plates (891) by Troupenas. The file includes a folder and brief description of the work from Scribner.

Chopin, Fryderyk Franciszek

Dear old London : [sheet music]

File contains the sheet music for "Dear Old London" with words by D. Eardley-Wilmot and piano music by Kathleen Heron-Maxwell. The score is inscribed to Ellen Ballon and dated June, 1935. The score was published in two keys, B minor and D minor. This version is in D minor.

Heron-Maxwell, Kathleen

Keep on hopin' : [sheet music]

File contains the sheet music for "Keep on Hopin'" with words by Frank Stanton and piano music by Kathleen Heron-Maxwell. The score is inscribed to Ellen Ballon and dated June 18, 1935. The score was published in three keys, C Major, E-flat Major, and F-Major. This version is in E-flat Major.

Heron-Maxwell, Kathleen

L'oiseau de feu : contre dansé en 2 tableaux : [piano arrangement]

Item is a copy of the first edition of Igor Stravinsky's piano arrangement of his ballet, "The Firebird." The ballet was written for the Ballets Russes in Paris, under the direction of Sergei Diaghilev. The piano arrangement was published shortly after the premiere performance on June 25, 1910 at the Théâtre National de l'Opéra.

Stravinsky, Igor

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 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

Postcard featuring Pietro Mascagni and signed by various musicians

Item is a postcard with a black and white photograph of Pietro Mascagni (1863-1945), an Italian opera composer. The postcard has various signatures on the front, including Francesco Marconi (1855-1916, operatic tenor from Rome) and four other illegible signatures. The postcard is addressed to Frau Dr. Lehnsern(?) of Berlin.

Mascagni, Pietro

Transcription of a letter from Franz Liszt

Item contains a typed transcription of 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

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.
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