1 leaf. Folio. Notated on 12-stave paper, recto with an eight-measure autograph musical quotation from "L'Illustre Fregona" with inscription "A Monsieur Irving Schwerke en souvenir de ses commensaires si viamens 'j'cures' si -- pour moi par leur franchise" signed and dated, Paris, 22 February 1931; verso with a four-measure autograph musical quotation from "R. Le Galienne after Hafiz" signed and dated and with the inscription: "To Mr Irving Schwerke with admiration and interest."
The American composer, pianist and teacher Elliot Griffes studied with Horatio Parker, Chadwick and Stuart Mason. An active recitalist and performer, Griffes also taught at various institutions. He composed film scores and numerous songs. Raoul Laparra's L'illustre Fregona, a three-act zarzuela first performed at the Paris Opera February 16, 1931, is a Spanish pastiche in the form of a zarzuela combining Spanish songs and dances in many styles with spoken dialogue. Item #12730
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