New York: J. Fischer & Bro. [PN J.F. & B. 4676-5, 4677-4, 4678-4, 4679-5, 4685-4, Coll. 4675-22], . Folio. Publisher's original printed wrappers. 1f. (title), 1f. (table of contents), 3-24, [i] (blank), [i] (publisher's advertisement) pp.
Upper wrapper with printed dedication to Deems Taylor and printed note "In preparation Adirondack Sketches for Piano Eastwood Lane".
Wrappers slightly worn, torn and partially detached. Occasional minor tears to edges slightly affecting music on p. 4; lower corner of pp. 3-4 slightly lacking; lower corners lightly soiled.
"Largely self-taught, Lane familiarized himself with the works of MacDowell, Debussy and others from piano rolls played on an Ampico player piano. He regarded composition as a hobby and showed little interest in compositional theory. He found the process of notating a work an agonizing chore and would customarily commit entire pieces to memory before writing them down. His compositions, primarily for solo piano, reflect a profound interest in American legends, folk music and literature. Occasionally the influences of Asian and medieval music are also present. Although strongly influenced by MacDowell’s style, Lane employed a rich harmonic language that was all his own. A resourceful and idiosyncratic treatment of thematic material is also characteristic of his work." Norman P. Gentieu in Grove online. Item #25210
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