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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. It...

Villa-Lobos, Heitor

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

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

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...

Heron-Maxwell, Kathleen

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

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 subseque...

Chopin, Fryderyk Franciszek

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 ille...

Mascagni, Pietro

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.

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.

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

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 ...

Heron-Maxwell, Kathleen

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...

Grieg, Edvard, 1843-1907

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