[ Adela Verne, pianist and composer. ] Autograph Letter Signed to unnamed recipient

Author: 
Adela Verne [ born Adeline Victorine Pauline Wurm ] (1877-1952), English pianist and composer, born in Germany
Publication details: 
Clareville Lodge, South Kensington. 18 October 1901.
£220.00
SKU: 19762

4pp., 16mo. In fair condition, lightly aged and worn. She lays before the recipient, apparently a newspaper man, 'a scheme which I intend to carry out very shortly', beginning: 'The works of British composers have as you know hitherto not received their fair share of attention at Pianoforte Recitals. Some time ago I tried to arrange a programme wholly devoted to unknown British works, but the compositions submitted to me then were with one or two notable exceptions not sufficiently serious to warrant their introduction to a musical audience.' She has recently 'received several highly interesting works' and intends to give a recital on 10 December, 'in order to introduce them to a London audience'. She asks him to 'give publicity to the fact that I am still open to receive one or two M.S. which if sent to me before October 31st. will receive my most careful consideration'. Verne's entry in the Oxford DNB notes that her 'effortless technique, power, and expressive range put her in the front rank of British pianists' of her period.