Autograph letter signed by George Henschel. George HENSCHEL, Lillian Henschel.
Autograph letter signed by George Henschel

Autograph letter signed by George Henschel

1 page. Octavo. Dated March 7, 1928. On personal letterhead with Henschel's address in Kensington, London, at head. Introducing a Miss Ruth Shatford, who would like to give a recital.

Slightly worn and creased.

Together with:
A large albertype portrait of George Henschel and Lillian Henschel in profile entitled "Mr. and Mrs. Georg Henschel" published by Forbes. Lith. Mfg. Co., copyright 1884, after the drawing by the German artist Theodor Grosse (1829-1891). With the autograph signatures of both subjects in ink to lower portion. Sheet size 328 x 304 mm. Slightly browned.

Henschel was an English composer, conductor, and baritone of German birth; he met Lillian Bailey, an American soprano, in England, in 1877 and they were married in Boston in 1881.

" ... In March 1881, Henschel led the Harvard Musical Association orchestra in an overture of his own composition, and his conducting attracted considerable attention. Henry Lee Higginson, who wished to establish a permanent symphony orchestra for Boston and was looking for a conductor, engaged him immediately ... After three seasons in Boston, Henschel moved to England, though he returned to Boston as a singer and conductor on several occasions." Steven Ledbetter, revised by Brian Bell in Grove Music Online.

Item #36578

Price: $175.00  other currencies

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