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


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


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


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


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


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. $25


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. $25


MU242. E. Anthony, NY. Richings (originally, Reynoldson), (Mary) Caroline , English-born American pianist, soprano, impresario, and teacher; b. 1827; d. Richmond, Va., Jan. 14, 1882. She was taken to the U.S. as a child and adopted by the actor Peter Richings. After appearing as a pianist in Philadelphia, she received vocal instruction and made her operatic debut there as Marie in La Fille du régiment (Feb. 9, 1852). Her father organized the Richings Grand Opera Co. (1859), and she appeared with it both as a pianist and as a singer; when her father retired (1867), she assumed the position of director. After she married a tenor in the company, Peter Bernard, it was renamed the Richings-Bernard Co.; in 1870 they formed a partnership with Euphrosyne Parepa-Rosa and gave performances as the short-lived Caroline Richings-Bernard Grand Opera Combination. She served as director of her own concert organization, the Old Folks Opera Co. (1874–75), and subsequently settled in Baltimore, singing in light opera and concert; was also active as a voice teacher. She made her farewell stage appearance in her own operetta, The Duchess (Baltimore, Aug. 1881). VG. $75