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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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Romeo & Juliet – A Waltz on Piano

Sometimes, on a Saturday,it is a really good idea to play music and let the mind wander. Here is eight minutes of Paul Eisler playing the Romeo and Juliet Waltz. Such a gift this recording is! If I let my … Continue reading

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An Evening of Music, December 8, 1895 Vienna

This tissue-thin paper poster is maybe one of the most fragile pieces I own. Just glancing at it seems to send the paper into disintegration, but it has survived 118 years to share that evening’s performance details. The previous post, … Continue reading

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Chasing Gringoire,1893

In 1893 Paul Eisler was an eighteen year old Viennese who was given this photograph by none other than the young lady featured, Miss Laurie Ehrenstein. She has scrawled across the top in a combination of old German Kurrent script … Continue reading

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Edward Vail Ross arrived by train on a late May evening in 1903 to visit with his daughter Edith. He had heard of her progress by way of her near daily letters home but had now arrived in New York … Continue reading

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The Beginning

My grandmother’s refrain was she had nothing for me. There was nothing. No papers, no music, no dresses. She knew this because it had all been thrown out of an attic window straight into a garbage bin. One day Auntie … Continue reading

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