Tag Archives: Music

Celebrating Edgar Allan Poe in Music

Happy Birthday Edgar Allen Poe! January 19, 1809 was the birthday of Edgar Allen Poe. I have been searching for decades now for items from the lives of Edith Vail Ross and Paul Josef Martin Eisler and it was to … Continue reading

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23rd & Madison, NYC, Met Life Insurance

On a cloudy and rainy August day in 1903 Edith’s voice teacher returned to the city early and she had an impromptu lesson. Later, when she wrote home to her parents in Rutland, Vermont she describes “had a fine one … Continue reading

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A Sunday Afternoon, Songs & Fresh Air, July 1903

At a July 1903 Sunday afternoon rehearsal with a mentor in Manhattan, Edith Vail Ross sang numerous songs for his critical review and assessment. She wrote home in a letter home to her parents in Vermont that the afternoon was … Continue reading

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Cartoon Musicianship

The past two weeks have been all cartoons and more cartoons! It has been a pleasure to read about cartoon music in Daniel Goldmark’s Tunes for ‘Toons. The book shed no light on my great grandfather and his time in … Continue reading

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Snippets from Dish & Spoon, Cartoon Film, 1933

I just love the cover design to this cartoon music which features the name of Paul Eisler in the lower right. I haven’t yet seen the cartoon in it’s entirety in my adult life, but I seem to have vague … Continue reading

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Dish & Spoon, Cartoon Film, 1933

I interrupt the storyline of 1903 to share news of 1933 from the vantage point of 2013. I don’t remember when I first learned that my great grandfather, Paul Eisler, had worked in Hollywood on movie soundtracks “sometime in the … Continue reading

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It is Time

Edith Vail Ross had spent most of 1902 and all of 1903 concentrating on her voice lessons and getting her start as a Vocalist in New York City. The art of networking, socializing and cultivating the contacts necessary to propel … Continue reading

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