[ Sir George Alexander Macfarren, composer and musicologist. ] Autograph Note Signed ('G A Macfarren') to 'Miss Macerone', apologising for not being able to attend her concert.

Sir George Alexander Macfarren (1813-1887), English composer and musicologist [ Miss Macerone, pianist and composer ]
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11 Alpha Road, NW [London]. 18 May 1862.
SKU: 16695

1p., 12mo. In good condition, lightly aged and worn. Reads 'Dear Madam, | I am sorry I cannot have the pleasure of attending your Concert, but wish you every success. | Yours very truly | G A Macfarren'. Little is known of Miss Macerone, but on 26 October 1846 the Boston 'Musical Gazette' reported: 'A young lady, Miss Macerone, who excels as a pianist and composer ! recently gave her first concert in London. She performed Mendelssohn's trio in D, ( in which Messrs. Sainton and Lucas took part,) and Thalberg's celebrated fantasia on "Les Huguenots." The enormous difficulties of this latter work are well known to most pianists. Several of Miss Macerone's manuscript works were sung, among which was a Benedictus, which is spoken of as reflecting much credit upon the authoress.'