METROPOLITAN OPERA 1883-1967 - AUTHOR INSCRIBED + HANDWRITTEN NOTES THROUGHOUT: Quaintance Eaton METROPOLITAN OPERA 1883-1967 - AUTHOR INSCRIBED + HANDWRITTEN NOTES THROUGHOUT: Quaintance Eaton METROPOLITAN OPERA 1883-1967 - AUTHOR INSCRIBED + HANDWRITTEN NOTES THROUGHOUT: Quaintance Eaton METROPOLITAN OPERA 1883-1967 - AUTHOR INSCRIBED + HANDWRITTEN NOTES THROUGHOUT: Quaintance Eaton

METROPOLITAN OPERA 1883-1967 - AUTHOR INSCRIBED + HANDWRITTEN NOTES THROUGHOUT

Quaintance Eaton

Editorial: Meredith Press, Meredith Press, 1968
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THE MIRACLE OF THE MET - An INFORMAL HISTORY of the METROPOLITAN OPERA 1883-1967, by QUAINTANCE EATON. SIGNED and INSCRIBED to LILIAN (KAUFMAN) on a piece of note paper taped to a blank prelim page: "To Lilian, with /memory of some / happy former times. / Warm regards - / Quaintance / 6-24-71". Lilian Kaufman was the wife of the noted pianist Harry Kaufman who was a student of Josef Hofmann and who headed the piano department at the Curtis Institute of Music for 17 years. Harry and Lilian Kaufman were friends with many noted musicians, artists and writers. There are numerous handwritten, relevant, interesting margin notes throughout, written in pencil by LILIAN KAUFMAN, regarding Operas, Musicians, The Metropolitan Opera House, and other Classical Music Events and Venues that she and her husband, Harry Kaufman, knew. TI counted over 90 such notes and annotations, ranging from a few lines to almost an entire margin. Many are wonderfully gossipy. The notes add a lot of depth to the book, and give it an "I was there" veracity. The front free-endpaper has the initials "L.L.K.", which is the way that Lilian K. Kaufman wrote her name in her books. She has also written four lines on the page that read: "People I or Harry met / People we or I knew / Operas I heard / Operas I knew were in the repertoire". The book was acquired from the estate of Curtis and Monique Kaufman, Curtis being the son of Lilian and Harry. Published by the Meredith Press, New York, 1968. First Edition, so stated. Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, 6.5x 9.5", 490 pages. Condition: VERY GOOD book, just light signs of use, still tight, bright and clean; in a GOOD dustjacket that has creases and small closed tears to its edges. Scarce with the Many Relevant Notes and Annotations of Lilian Kaufman. About HARRY KAUFMAN and his wife LILIAN KAUFMAN (from the UCLA Library Special Collections and other Internet sites): ******UCLA SPECIAL COLLECTIONS - HARRY KAUFMAN PAPERS 1900-1961. Harry Kaufman (born 1894 New York City - died 1961)was a PIANIST and MUSIC TEACHER at the CURTIS INSTITUTE OF MUSIC, Philadelphia. For 17 years he headed the Department of Accompanying. During this time his former piano teacher JOSEF HOFMANN was director of the Institute. Harry Kaufman was also a very successful piano soloist, performing with orchestras in the U.S. and Europe. He accompanied such artists as Joseph Szigeti, Toscha Seidel, Nathan Milstein, George London, William Primrose, and many others. He usually traveled with his wife, LILIAN. The Harry Kaufman collection consists of correspondence between HARRY KAUFMAN, his wife LILIAN KAUFMAN, and people in the worlds of classical music, literature, painting, and other arts. Correspondents include: Samuel Barber, Leonard Bernstein, Van Wyck Brooks, Dorothy Chandler, George and Ira Gershwin, Josef Hofmann, Sol Hurok, Joseph Levine, Henry Miller, Eugene Ormandy, Jean Renoir, Arthur Rubenstein, Gertrude Stein, Igor Stravinsky, Louis Untermyer, Meredith Willson, Efrem Zimbalist, and many others. Most of the correspondence is addressed either to HARRY and LILIAN KAUFMAN or simply to LILIAN KAUFMAN. It appears that Lilian was the avid letter writer of the Kaufmans, and through her correspondence developed lasting friendships with many noted musicians and artists.****** About the Author QUAINTANCE EATON (from Wikipedia): ******New York Times: April 15, 1992: Quaintance Eaton, a writer of books and articles on opera, died on Sunday in Manhattan. She was 90 years old. Miss Eaton was born in Kansas City, Mo., and became a devotee of opera long before moving to New York City in the 1920's. She frequently wrote on the subject for Opera News. In the 1960's, she published two histories that have become standard works: "The Boston Opera Company" (1965) and "THE MIRACLE OF THE MET" (1968). Miss Eaton was known among opera audiences for the chinchilla coat she wore and for her collection of stylish hats, said to number 250.******. N° de ref. de la librería 000446

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Título: METROPOLITAN OPERA 1883-1967 - AUTHOR ...

Editorial: Meredith Press, Meredith Press

Año de publicación: 1968

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro: Very Good

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Ejemplar firmado: Inscribed by Author(s)

Edición: 1st Edition

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