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Noteworthy Victorians in Music and the Performing Arts


SINGERS, MUSICIANS & COMPOSERS

Alexander, Cecil Frances - Cecil Frances Alexander, by William Cowan (GOP 1896)
Hymnist
Janotha, Natalie - The Diary of the Early Artistic Days of Natalie Janotha, by Her Mother (GOP 1890)
A musician who studied under Clara Schumann.
Janotha, Natalie - Mademoiselle [Natalie] Janotha and Her Cat (GOP 1902)
The singer's black cat was named "White Heather" (meaning good luck), but was also known as "The Marquis of Haddock," "Othello," and "Shajtan" (from someone whom he scratched).
Jubilee Singers - The Jubilee Singers at Grosvenor House, by Anne Beale (GOP 1885)
The Jubilee Singers were a Negro gospel group that began in Nashville with the purpose of raising funds to establish a university. This event was the latest of several successful tours in England and Europe; on this occasion the singers were supporting the jubilee of the Princess Louise Home (see the Poverty & Charity section).
Nilsson, Christine - Christine Nilsson, by J.F. Rowbotham (GOP 1892)
A Swedish singer who became a countess.
Paderewski - Paderewski as a Composer, by A.E. Keeton (GOP 1898)
Pyne, Louisa - The Artistic Life of Louisa Pyne, by Ruth Lamb (GOP 1893)
"The Queen of English sopranos."
Purcell, Kathleen - Miss Kathleen Purcell, Solo Harpist, by K.M. Cordeux (GOP 1902)
Rosenthal, Herr - A Word About Herr Rosenthal the Pianist, by William Porteous (GOP 1896)
Schumann, Clara - Clara Schuman, by La Mara (GOP 1883)
Schumann, Clara - Frau Dr. Clara Schumann A Short Sketch of Her Life, by the Countess A. von Bothmer (GOP 1892)
Schumann, Clara - Madame Schumann, by J.F. Rowbotham (GOP 1896)
Memorial tribute to Clara Schumann.
Smith, Mary Alice - see White, Mrs. Meadows
Tua, Teresina - Mademoiselle Tua/Signorina Teresina Tua (GOP 1880, 1884)
Two articles about violinist Teresina Tua (the first written when she was 13 years old).
White, Mrs. Meadows - In Memoriam: Mrs. Meadows White (GOP 1885)
A female composer, who also wrote under the name of Alice Mary Smith.

Further Gossip About Musicians, by a Professional Singer (GOP 1901)
Modern Women Songwriters, by Esther Palliser (GOP 1896)
Some Singers I Have Met, by a Professional Vocalist (GOP 1901)
Women as Hymn Writers, and What They Have Done, by the Rev. T.B. Willson (GOP 1885)

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CFM = Cassell's Family Magazine GOP = Girl's Own Paper ILA = Illustrated London Almanack S = The Strand
AM = Atlantic Monthly C = Century Magazine D = Demorest's Monthly Magazine G = Godey's Lady's Book H = Harper's Monthly
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