Dated Aberdeen, April 25, 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