MU56.
No ID. CDV of an outdoor orchestra, harp, flute, violin, bass, drum, etc. VG. $125

  
MU58.
No ID. Curious CDV of 3 men, two standing by a harp, one with violin. VG. $125

     
MU64.
L. Bennett, Manchester. CDV of a band of young kids. G. $60

     
MU71.
W.H. Brummitt, Pontiac, Mich. CDV of young boy with accordion. VG. $75

     
MU87. No ID. CDV of “Simon Carlos”-from the opera of “The Doctor of Alcautara.” This was a comic opera, first performed in Boston in 1862. G. $95


MU89. Rieman & Co, San Francisco. Cabinet Card of a man with harp. G. $85

  
MU94. No ID. CDV of a man and his violin. Image has been trimmed around margins. G. $25


MU96.
Hastings, Boston. Chas. F. Higgins, Violin Virtuoso. Cabinet Card. VG. $65


MU100.
J. Gurney & Son, NY. Clara Louise Kellogg (1842-1916). Operatic soprano. CDV, trimmed at bottom. VG. $35


MU101.
Photographic negative from Brady’s National Portrait Gallery, published by E. Anthony, NY. Adelina Patti (1843-1919). Operatic soprano. CDV. trimmed at bottom. G. $30


MU102.
J. Gurney & Son, NY. Guiseppe Verdi (1813-1901). Italian romantic operatic composer. CDV, trimmed at bottom. VG. $100


MU103.
Photographic negative from Brady’s National Portrait Gallery, published by E. Anthony, NY. William Vincent Wallace (1812-1965), Irish composer and musician. Trimmed at bottom. VG. $40


MU121.
J.N. Edy & Co., Brantford, Ontario. The “Alleghanians.” CDV. VG. $85

 
MU151.
No ID. Gentleman playing his cello. Cabinet Card. VG. $85

Scott Orchestra CDV Scott Orchestra CDV
MU162. Wm. M. Jones, Scott, NY. Scott Orchestra. Dr. Babcock, Oscar Scott, Dr. Hutchings, Watson Black, Father Hamilton Whiting. The seated man at left is playing a flutina, predecessor to the modern accordion. CDV. G. $125

Banjo Player in Black Face
Per56. W.R. Bowles, Hopkinsville, Ky. Banjo Player in Black Face. E. $350

Banjo Player Cabinet Card
MU167. No ID. Banjo player with two banjos. Cabinet Card. VG. $150

Boston Music Hall Organ
MU177. M. Ormsbee, NY. CDV of the Boston Music Hall Organ installed in 1863, built by Walcken of Wurtemberg, Germany. VG. $28


MU180. Cabinet card by Green & Caddy, Johnstown, Pa. Man with his banjo. G+. $125


MU181. Miner, Fort Wayne, Ind. Cabinet card of pair of musicians with musical contraption. VG. $65


MU182. No ID. Rustic duo, violin and squeezebox. Dirty boots. On back is written “R. Skinner C. Skinner.” Cabinet Card. G. $65


MU189. Theres Karlstrom, Solleftea, Sweden. Bell ringer. CDV. VG. $85


MU190. Elliott & Fry, London. The Royal Hand-Bell Ringers and Glee Singers, with their Carillion of 131 Bells. The men are identified, left to right, as J.H. Williams; A. Berridge; Duncan S. Miller (Conductor); W.J. Havart; & H. Havart. The Costume is that of Courtiers Temp. Edward IV., A.D. , 1470. CDV. VG. $125


MU195. No ID. CDV of The Celebrated Peak Family. Full advertisement for them on verso. G. $60


MU196. Bliven’s New Photograph Gallery, Elmore, Ohio. Bell ringers. Ad for Bliven’s Stereoscopic Views on verso. CDV. G-. $40

 
MU197. Wrighton Brothers, Birmingham. Bell ringers. CDV. G. $60


MU198. Cabinet Card of the Ellis Family, Bell ringers, vocalists, instrumentalists. VG. $85


MU199. Gurney & Son, NY. Carlotta Patti (c. 1840 – 27 June 1889) was a nineteenth-century operatic soprano and sister to famed soprano Adelina Patti. Born into a musical family, Patti studied the piano in her youth before following her younger sister’s inclination toward singing. As a child, Carlotta developed a handicap which caused a noticeable limp in her walk. Due to this condition she mostly avoided operatic performances and preferred to sing on the concert stage. While not able to achieve her sister’s level of acclaim, Carlotta nonetheless received top billing in concerts in the US, Great Britain, and Australia. She was known for her extensive vocal range, reportedly being able to reach a G sharp in altissimo. She often sang songs that highlighted this extensive range. Carlotta Patti died of cancer in Paris on 27 June 1889. Cabinet Card. G. $35


MU201. F. Gowing, Nayland. Bell Ringer. Cabinet Card. VG. $65


MU202. J. Caddick, American Studio, Birmingham. Bell ringing group. Cabinet Card. G. $50


MU207. Ennors, Electric Tassergraph, Stevens Point, Wis. Cabinet card of a Christian quartet. On the drum “2nd Wis. The World for God.” G. $75


MU208. No ID. Professor McRae, Ontario’s Musical Wonder. Cabinet Card. VG. $85


MU209. No ID. Prof. McRae, Ontario’s Musical Wonder. Cabinet Card. VG. $85


MU210. Howie, Detroit. Prof. McRae, Ontario’s Musical Wonder. Cabinet Card. VG. $100


MU211. Howie, Detroit. Prof. McRae, Ontario’s Musical Wonder. Cabinet Card. VG. $100


MU212. No ID. Prof. McRae, Ontario’s Musical Wonder. G. $85


MU216. London Stereoscopic Co. CDV of the Royal Temperance Hand-Bell Ringers as they appeared before Her Majesty the Queen and Royal Family, at Osborne House, April 14th, 1870. Messrs. R. Hopkins, C.J. Havart, D.S. Miller, Conductor, H. Havart, & W. Skingsley. VG. $65


MU220. Silsbee, Case & Co., Boston. Gioachino Antonio Rossini (29 February 1792 – 13 November 1868) was an Italian composer who wrote 39 operas as well as some sacred music, songs, chamber music, and piano pieces. He was a precocious composer of operas, and he made his debut at age 18 with La cambiale di matrimonio. His best-known operas include the Italian comedies The Barber of Seville (Il barbiere di Siviglia), The Italian Girl in Algiers (L’italiana in Algeri), and Cinderella (La Cenerentola). He also wrote a string of serious operas in Italian, including works such as TancrediOtello, and SemiramideThe Thieving Magpie (La gazza ladra) features one of his most celebrated overtures. Rossini moved to Paris in 1824 where he began to set French librettos to music. His last opera was the epic William Tell (Guillaume Tell), featuring its iconic overture which helped to usher in grand opera in France. A tendency for inspired, song-like melodies is evident throughout his scores, which earned him the nickname “the Italian Mozart.” He was a rapid and prolific composer, quoted as joking, “Give me the laundress’ bill and I will even set that to music.” He also earned the nickname “Signor Crescendo” for his use of an exciting buildup of orchestral sound over a repeated phrase, which is now commonly known as a “Rossini crescendo”. Until his retirement in 1829, Rossini had been the most popular opera composer in history. VG. $125


MU221. Disderi, Paris. Marietta Alboni (6 March 1826 – 23 June 1894) was a renowned Italian contralto opera singer. She is considered as one of the greatest contraltos in operatic history. VG. $65


MU222. Charles D. Fredricks & Co., NY. Adelaide Ristori (29 January 1822 – 9 October 1906) was a distinguished Italian tragedienne, who was often referred to as the Marquise. VG. $65


MU223. Disderi, Paris. Giovanni Matteo De Candia, also known as Mario (17 October 1810 – 11 December 1883), was an Italian opera singer. The most celebrated tenor of his era, he was lionized by audiences in Paris and London. He was the partner of the opera singer Giulia Grisi. Trimmed at bottom. VG. $65


MU224. Cabinet card of the same three men as in my MU225 except they are now older. The blind, bearded violinist has aged and his beard is now gray. One of the young men has now grown a mustache. The other young man now has a violin. G. $150


MU225. Cabinet card of a blind, bearded violinist with 2 young men, one with a guitar. Image is by Chas. Hatcher, Liberty Center, Ohio. These are the same three men as those in MU224, except they are younger in this image. VG. $150


MU226. Mowrey, Ashland, Ohio. Cabinet card of The Blind Trio, Clint Forman, Ben Williams, Charley Mayers. G. $200


MU227. Disderi, Paris. Giulia Grisi (5/22/11 – 11/29/69), Italian opera singer. CDV. VG. $35


MU228. Photographic negative from Brady’s National Portrait Gallery, published by E&HT Anthony. Pasquale Brignoli (1824-1884), Italian-born American tenor. CDV. VG. $35


MU229. Mora, NY. Thérèse Carolina Johanne Alexandra Tietjens (17 July 1831, Hamburg – 3 October 1877, London) was a leading opera and oratorio soprano. She made her career chiefly in London during the 1860s and 1870s, but her sequence of musical triumphs in the British capital was terminated by cancer. During her prime, her powerful yet agile voice was said to span seamlessly a range of three octaves. Many opera historians consider her to have been the finest dramatic soprano of the second half of the 19th century. CDV. VG. $20


MU230. Sarony, NY. Theodor Wachtel (3/10/23-11/14/93, German tenor. CDV. VG. $20


MU232. Sarony, NY. Christina Nilsson, Countess de Casa Miranda, (20 August 1843 – 20 November 1921) was a Swedish operatic soprano. She possessed a bel canto technique and was considered a rival to the Victorian era’s most famous diva, Adelina Patti. Nilsson became a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music in 1869. CDV. VG. $20


MU233. Sarony, NY. Pauline Lucca (April 25, 1841 – February 28, 1908) was a prominent operatic soprano, born in the Austrian capital of Vienna. As a child she showed a remarkable talent for singing and at eight years old became a voice student of M. Walter. Not too long after her parents lost all their property, forcing her to abandon her studies. She continued her education as a young teenager with Otto Uschmann and Richard Lewy in Vienna, but was too poor to continue her studies and so joined the chorus of the Vienna State Opera in 1856. In 1859, she made her début at Olmütz as Elvira in Ernani. She then sang for a while in Prague and in 1861, having attracted the attention of Meyerbeer, obtained an engagement at the Berlin State Opera, where her success was absolute for years. In 1863 Lucca made her first appearance in England, which country, as well as France and Russia, she subsequently visited often. Meyerbeer and Auber considered her unequaled, and the latter was so struck by her interpretation of the part of Zerlina in Fra Diavolo that he gave her the pen with which he had written the opera. Lucca had a notorious rivalry with soprano Mathilde Mallinger while in Berlin. The conflict between the two extended among their fans as well, with supporters of Mallinger and supporters of Lucca heckling one another. The tension came to a climax on 27 January 1872 in a performance of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro in which Mallinger sang the Countess and Lucca portrayed Cherubino. During the performance, supporters of Mallinger booed Lucca so severely that she was prevented from singing her aria. So upset by this event, Lucca broke her contract with the opera house and left the German capital to tour the United States for two years where she was received enthusiastically, especially in New York City. She spent the summer of 1872 in Kingston, Rhode Island. While in the United States she divorced the Prussian Baron Adolphe Von Rhaden, whom she had married in 1865.  She married the Baron von Wallhoffen on 12 June 1873. From 1874 to 1889, she was a member of the Vienna State Opera. She died February 28, 1908. Cabinet Card. VG. $35


MU234. Gurney & Son, NY. María Teresa Gertrudis de Jesús Carreño García (December 22, 1853 – June 12, 1917) was a Venezuelan pianist, soprano, composer, and conductor. Over the course of her 54-year concert career, she became an internationally renowned virtuoso pianist and was often referred to as the “Valkyrie of the Piano.” Carreño was an early adopter of the works of one of her students and friend, American composer and pianist, Edward MacDowell (1860–1908) and premiered several of his compositions across the globe. She also frequently performed the works of Norwegian composer and pianist, Edvard Grieg (1843–1907). Carreño composed approximately 75 works for solo piano, voice and piano, choir and orchestra, and instrumental ensemble. Several composers dedicated their compositions to Carreño, including Amy Beach (Piano Concerto, op. 45) and Edward MacDowell (Piano Concerto No. 2). Cabinet Card. VG. $40


MU235. J. Gurney & Son, NY.  Euphrosyne Parepa-Rosa (7 May 1836 – 21 January 1874) was a British operatic soprano who established the Carl Rosa Opera Company together with her husband Carl Rosa. Parepa’s aristocratic father died soon after her birth, and her mother turned to the stage to support them. Parepa made her operatic debut in 1855, at age 16, and soon earned enthusiastic reviews in the major London opera houses. In 1867, following the death of her first husband, Parepa married the violinist and conductor Carl Rosa in New York, and they founded an opera company with Parepa as the leading lady. They toured successfully in America for several years. After their return to Britain with ambitious plans for their opera company, Parepa fell ill and died in 1874 at only 37 years of age. Cabinet Card. G. $35


MU236. No ID. Vladimir von Pachmann or Pachman (27 July 1848 – 6 January 1933) was a pianist of Russian-German ethnicity, especially noted for performing the works of Chopin, and also for his eccentric on-stage style. Pachmann was born in Odessa, Ukraine as Vladimir Pachmann. The von or later de as a nobiliary particle was most probably added to his name by himself. Three of his brothers serving as officers in the Imperial Russian Army did not use the particle, as might be expected. His father was a professor at the University of Odessa and a celebrated amateur violinist who had met Beethoven, Weber and other notable composers in Vienna. He was his son’s only teacher until he turned 18, at which time he went to Vienna to study music at the Vienna Conservatory, studying piano with Josef Dachs (a pupil of Carl Czerny) and theory with Anton Bruckner. He gained the Conservatory’s Gold Medal and made his concert debut in Odessa in 1869, but until 1882 he appeared in public infrequently, spending his time in further study. He then toured throughout Europe and the United States, and was acclaimed as a top player of his era. His programmes consisted almost exclusively of the works of Chopin, with only an occasional movement by Bach, Scarlatti, Mendelssohn or Henselt. In Denmark he was appointed a Knight of the Order of the Dannebrog. Pachmann was one of the earliest to make recordings of his work, beginning in 1906 with recordings for the Welte-Mignon reproducing piano and in 1907 for the gramophone. He was also famous for gestures, muttering, and addressing the audience during his performance; the Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition characterized it as the “playfulness of his platform manner”. Critic James Huneker called him the “Chopinzee”, and George Bernard Shaw reported that he “gave his well-known pantomimic performance, with accompaniments by Chopin.” In April 1884 Pachmann married the Australian-born British pianist Maggie Okey (Annie Louisa Margaret Okey, 1865–1952), who was later known as Marguérite de Pachmann. They did concert tours of Europe together and had three sons – Victor, who died in infancy, Adriano and Leonide (called Lionel). The marriage ended after seven years. Vladimir de Pachmann died in Rome in 1933, aged 84. Cabinet Card VG. $45


MU237. Mora, NY. Guiseppe Del Puenti (1/30/41-5/25/00). Opera Singer. One of the most well known baritones in Opera in Europe, he came to American in 1874. His fame in American was such that he was one of the performers on the opening night of the Metropolitan Opera in New York in 1883. When he died he was buried in a grave that was unmarked until 1964, when local Philadelphia opera enthusiasts discovered it and erected a fitting monument in West Laurel Hill Cemetery. Cabinet Card. G. $35


MU238. No ID. Guiseppe Del Puenti (1/30/41-5/25/00). Opera Singer. One of the most well known baritones in Opera in Europe, he came to American in 1874. His fame in American was such that he was one of the performers on the opening night of the Metropolitan Opera in New York in 1883. When he died he was buried in a grave that was unmarked until 1964, when local Philadelphia opera enthusiasts discovered it and erected a fitting monument in West Laurel Hill Cemetery. Cabinet Card. G. $35


MU239. Gurney & Son, NY. Christina Nilsson, Countess de Casa Miranda, (20 August 1843 – 20 November 1921) was a Swedish operatic soprano. She possessed a bel canto technique and was considered a rival to the Victorian era’s most famous diva, Adelina Patti. Nilsson became a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music in 1869. Cabinet Card. VG. $35


MU240. W. Hoffert, Berlin. Unidentified performer in the role of Gurnemanz in Parsifal. Cabinet card. VG. $35