Autograph letter on both sides of a card signed in full to [Dale E.] Fern. Mary GARDEN.

Autograph letter on both sides of a card signed in full to [Dale E.] Fern.

Dated Aberdeen, April 25, [19]48. Ca. 89 x 114 mm. With autograph envelope, ca. 96 x 121 mm., postmarked Aberdeen, April 27, 1948, with Fern's name and New York address in black ink to upper panel

"Many thanks for your very charming letter[.] The record of the 'Tower Scene' with Debussy at the piano can only be bought in the U.S.A. = Yes I made it – I have very few photos of myself – but I will send you one of Melisande[.] I may come to the U.S.A. one day – with very warm regards and greetings."

Slightly soiled and smudged.

An American soprano of Scottish birth, "Garden was recognized as a supreme singing-actress, with uncommonly vivid powers of characterization (her dramatic style influenced by both Sarah Bernhardt and Coquelin Ainé) and a rare subtlety of colour and phrasing." In 1902, Claude Debussy chose her to sing Mélisande in the première of Pelléas et Mélisande. Michael T.R.B. Turnbull in Grove Music Online. Item #23630

Price: $120.00  other currencies

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