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Variations brillantes sur la cavatine favorite Aurora sorgerai

Description: This is a digital copy of the ca. 1830 edition of Henri Herz's Brilliant variations for the piano forte on the cavatina "Aurora che sorcerai" from Rossini's two-act melodrama "La donna del lago," (i.e., The lady of the lake). The library's copy is part of a bound collection of piano music by variopus nineteenth-century composers. The pianist, and Herz's friend, Franz Hünten adapted several passages of the music to suit the range of the contemporaneous piano fortes. A note on the t.p. indicates that "Mrs. [Lucy] Anderson had the distinguished honor of performing this piece before their Majesties at Brighton." Plate no. 476.
Date: 1830?
Creator: Herz, Henri, 1803-1888.

The Musical Library, Vocal: Volumes 1 & 2

Description: This is a digital copy of volumes 1 and 2 of "The musical library," a bound collection of part songs and songs with piano accompaniment edited by William Ayrton. It includes arrangements of famous nineteenth-century tunes, madrigals, ballads, canzones, elegies, and opera arias by various composers.
Date: 1849
Creator: Ayrton, William, 1777-1858

The Musical Library, Vocal: Volumes 3 & 4

Description: This is a digital copy of volumes 3 and 4 of "The musical library," a bound collection of part songs and songs with piano accompaniment edited by William Ayrton. It includes arrangements of famous nineteenth-century tunes, madrigals, ballads, canzones, elegies, and opera arias by various composers.
Date: 1849
Creator: Ayrton, William, 1777-1858

Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Volume 1

Description: This is a copy of the first volume of "Dictionary of Music and Musicians," edited by Sir George Grove. This volume, published in 1879, is an encyclopedic work that contains the biographies of well-known composers as well as articles contributed by various authors on music topics, concepts and definitions starting alphabetically from: "A" (i.e., the sixth note in the scale of C major) to "I" (impromptu). The names of contributing authors appear in a list on pp.[vii]-viii), signed "Bedford Street, Covent Garden, April 1, 1879." The titles of volumes I and II, indicate that the dictionary was issued in three volumes. However, the titles of the third and fourth volumes changed that statement to indicate that the publication of the dictionary was in four volumes.
Date: 1879
Creator: Grove, George, Sir, 1820-1900.
Item Type: Book

Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Volume 2

Description: This is a copy of the second volume of "Dictionary of Music and Musicians," edited by Sir George Grove. This volume, published in 1880, is an encyclopedic work that contains the biographies of well-known composers as well as articles contributed by various authors on music topics, concepts and definitions starting alphabetically from: "I" (improperia) to "P" (plain song). The names of contributing authors appear in a list on pp.[v]-vii, signed "Bedford Street, Covent Garden, October 1, 1880." The titles of volumes I and II, indicate that the dictionary was issued in three volumes. However, the titles of the third and fourth volumes changed that statement to indicate that the publication of the dictionary was in four volumes.
Date: 1880
Creator: Grove, George, Sir, 1820-1900.
Item Type: Book

Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Volume 3

Description: This is a copy of the third volume of "Dictionary of Music and Musicians," edited by Sir George Grove. This volume, published in 1883, is an encyclopedic work that contains the biographies of well-known composers as well as articles contributed by various authors on music topics, concepts and definitions starting alphabetically from: "P" (Planché, James Robinson) to "S" (the title of the Medieval rota, "Sume is icumen in"). The names of contributing authors appear in a list on pp.[v]-vii, signed "29 Bedford Street, Covent Garden, July, 1883." The titles of volumes I and II, indicate that the dictionary was issued in three volumes. However, the titles of the third and fourth volumes changed that statement to indicate that the publication of the dictionary was in four volumes.
Date: 1883
Creator: Grove, George, Sir, 1820-1900.
Item Type: Book

Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Volume 4

Description: This is a copy of the fourth volume of "Dictionary of Music and Musicians," edited by Sir George Grove. This volume, published in 1890, is an encyclopedic work that contains the biographies of well-known composers as well as articles contributed by various authors on music topics, concepts and definitions starting alphabetically from: "S" (continuation of the article about the Medieval rota, "Sume is icumen in" that appears on vol. 3) to "Z" (starting with the singer, Zur Mühlen, Raimund von). The names of contributing authors appear in a list on pp.[vi]-xi. The titles of volumes I and II, indicate that the dictionary was issued in three volumes. However, the titles of the third and fourth volumes changed that statement to indicate that the publication of the dictionary was in four volumes.
Date: 1890
Creator: Grove, George, 1820-1900
Item Type: Book

[Stan Kenton with Benny Carter]

Description: This sheet contains four square photographs. The upper photographs show Stan Kenton with a man at a piano (left) and sitting at a table with another man looking at paperwork (right); one of the men is composer and musician Benny Carter. The bottom phtographs show what appears to be a road in the country (left) and Stan Kenton with a pencil in his mouth, composing music at a piano (right). There is also a partially obscured photograph of an unidentified woman at the top of the sheet.
Date: 1940~
Item Type: Photograph

[Stan Kenton and unidentified men]

Description: Photograph of Stan Kenton standing next to two unidentified; he is holding a drink and a box containing a piece of jewelry. The men appear to be looking at a decorative chain. On the back: photo by Charlie Mihn.
Date: 1944/1945~
Creator: Mihn, Charlie
Item Type: Photograph

Hilda Rogers, "I Can't Give You Anything But Love"; Herb Jeffries, "The Swamp Girl," "Solitude," and "Angel Eyes"

Description: Four rare "soundies" from the early 1940s: 0:00 "I Can't Give You Anything But Love," featuring Hilda Rogers (Official Films); 2:45 Herb Jeffries in "The Swamp Girl" (Studio Telescriptions 11409); 6:39 Herb Jeffries in "Solitude" (Snader Telescriptions 11410, 1941); 9:58 Herb Jeffries in "Angel Eyes" (Snader Telescriptions 11407, 1941).
Date: 1944-06-19; 1941
Creator: Rogers, Hilda & Jeffries, Herb
Item Type: Video

Stan Kenton and unidentified man

Description: Photograph of Stan Kenton and an unidentified man standing together next to a microphone. Members of the band are visible in the background.
Date: February 1945
Creator: Todd Studios
Item Type: Photograph

[Rehearsal at Capitol Records]

Description: Photograph of the band rehearsing Tampico at Capitol Records in Chicago, IL. Standing: bassist Max Wayne, drummer Bob Varney, trumpeter Mel Green. Trombones in rear: Milt Kabak, Bart Varsalona. Saxes from left to right: Boots Mussulli, Bob Livelyy, Dave Madden, Joe Magro, Bob Gioga.
Date: May 4, 1945
Creator: Capitol Records
Item Type: Photograph