C. 1866 - 1868 Album Formed By American Musical Composer John H. Cornell While Visiting Europe Including Autographs and Photographs of His Musical Associates, Related Ephemeral Material & Travel Photos.

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Album of materials gathered by John Henry Cornell (1828-1894) American musical author, organist and composer, ".a solidly trained composer of church-music, part-songs and songs.an erudite and methodical student of theory, and an able author and translator." (Grove); educated in New York, England and Germany, in 1866 he traveled once again to Europe, visiting historic sites and his musical peers, collecting photographs, autographic materials and ephemera along the way, that are preserved here; Approximately 100 pages, with items usually tipped-on to one side only; including photographs of composers, usually standard carte-de-visite size, of fellow musicians & others including: 3 Photos (on the same page) of musicians Carl Reinecke (1824 - 1910), Danish composer; Ferdinand David (1810-1873) German virtuoso violinist and composer; Alexander Dreyschock (1818-1869) Czech pianist and composer; trombone virtuoso Moritz Nabich (2, one with his instrument) and others of Madame and Fraulein Nabich; King John of Saxony; Fraulein Suvanny, Soubrette at the Leipzig Theatre; German actress Hedwig Raabe (1844-1905) with a clipped signature - and on the same page, a photo of Franz Buchner, Orchestral Director with a small inscribed card; German painter Peter von Cornelius (1784-1867); a cdv-size photo of A.J. Boekelman musical director from Utrecht with inscribed card; photo of Hungarian composer, pianist, conductor and arranger Károly (Carl) Thern (1817- 1886) with clipped signature; U.S. Consul Dickinson of Indiana (see below, in printed ephemera, for a bit more on this man); photo of Father Skelly, O.S.B. (Kilkenny, Ireland) - and almost 20 additional portrait photographs of (presumed) musical peers and their families, some of these with signed inscriptions (that have so far eluded identification); Also including and laid-into the album loosely or on pages trimmed from the album: Moritz Hauptmann (1792-1868) a small photo and two small clipped notes signed, a few inches square, one tipped-on below the image, another note on a tipped-on card 2" x 3", loose; below the image of Hauptmann is a photo of (Isaac) Ignaz Moscheles (1794-1870); on another sheet, Franz Wilhelm Abt (1819-1885) autograph 7-line note signed, with cdv-size photo with a clipped greeting on card tipped in below the image - another unidentified musician's image above, also with a signed photo & card and on the back of the sheet with the letter, another two images, one with signed card; Johannes Gijsbertus Bastiaans (1812-1875) and a photo of his wife, both inscribed; on a loose sheet, the obituary of Cornell, noting his musical career, marriage, education and travels and that he at one time had taken Roman Catholic religious orders in Baltimore and had died within the Episcopal Church, with selections of his compositions played at the funeral service held at Trinity Chapel in New York City - here are a signed card of W(illiam) R(eed) Huntington of Grace Church (1838-1900) and an autograph of Morgan Dix (1827-1908), both men prominent leaders of the Episcopal Church of the U.S. in the 19th century - Dix was one of the officiants at Cornell's funeral - on the back of this loose sheet is a cabinet card photograph of an image of W.A. Mozart; Printed ephemera including: A 3" x 5" card printed black on pink with humorous musical-themed imagery announcing "Klapperkasten Moscheles-Abend Leipzig d. 12 May 1866 im Schutzenhaus" with a small circular albumen photo image of the composer, at the side a younger cdv-size image of Moscheles and above another printed note accomplished in hand to John Cornell regarding Klapperkasten; a card printed black on blue stock "Soiree musicale von Nabich Posaunen-Virtuos," 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" - old fold line, good cond. (loose) and a "Groot Concert te geven door den heer Moritz Nabich.B. Van der Eijken.J. Hrimaly." with the program below, in which 2 pieces are by Cornell - approx. 8" x 4", Joh. Enschede en Zonen Haarlem imprint below - on the back of this. Bookseller Inventory # 21446

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Title: C. 1866 - 1868 Album Formed By American ...

Publisher: Not Published, European Origin

Publication Date: 1866

Binding: No Covers

Book Condition:Good

Edition: Manuscript

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