London: C. Stalker, 1791.
156 x 111 mm. Stipple engraving on wove paper. Half length, within oval, with "Dr. Thos. Aug. Arne." below image and imprint beneath.
The collection of the distinguished American mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne (b. 1934).
Edges reinforced with stiff paper border; adhesive stains to verso.
Arne is considered the most significant composer of 18th-century English theatre music.
"Horne had a voice of extraordinary range, rich and tangy in timbre, with a stentorian chest register and an exciting top... In concert she once achieved the feat of singing in a single programme Rossini arias and Brünnhilde’s Immolation Scene, proof of her exceptional versatility. Throughout her lengthy career she was an admired recitalist, singing lieder, mélodies, Spanish and American songs with equal aplomb." Alan Blyth in Grove Music Online.
Price: $150.00 other currencies