Music-Study in Germany from the Home Correspondence of Amy Fay [Mill Hill School prize book]. Amy Fay.
Music-Study in Germany from the Home Correspondence of Amy Fay [Mill Hill School prize book]

Music-Study in Germany from the Home Correspondence of Amy Fay [Mill Hill School prize book]

London: Macmillan and Co., 1893. Hardcover. xiii, [1], 328 p.; 19 cm. Contemporary full calf with six spine compartments between raised bands. Black leather label in second compartment with gilt-tooled title; gilt-tooled decoration in remaining compartments. Gilt-tooled armorial emblem of the Mill Hill School on the front board; both boards have double gilt ruled borders. Gilt-rolled decoration on board edges and blind-rolled decoration on turn-ins. All page edges marbled; matching marbled endpapers. Bookplate on front fixed endpaper indicating that this book was presented to M.H. Briggs on New Foundation Day, 1896, as the prize for French in the Lower School by the headmaster, J.D. McClure (Sir John McClure). In this series of letters written from 1869 to 1875 young American piano student Amy Fay (1844-1928) describes her experience studying piano with Franz Liszt, Carl Tausig, Theodor Kullak, and Ludwig Deppe. She also recounts performances by Anton Rubinstein, Clara Schumann, Tausig, Liszt, the violinist Joachim, and Wagner as a conductor. After her return to Boston, Fay performed in recitals and taught piano; later she was the manager of the New York Women's Philharmonic Society. In Near Fine- Condition: edges lightly rubbed, corners slightly more heavily; clean and tight. Near Fine -. Item #005656

Price: $125.00