Parish Alvars romances for harp
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- approximately 1832-1849
- Parish Alvars, Elias, 1808-1849 (Creator, Person)
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Alvars was born in Devonshire, England on February 28, 1808. At an early age he studied and performed on the harp. He first studied in London with Nicolas Charles Bochsa and later studied voice and composition in Florence. Alvars had a rich performance career, giving concerts on tours in places like Germany, Russia, Denmark, Sweden, Russia, Constantinople, Switzerland, France, Hungary, England, and Italy. During his career he also regularly performed with Carl Czerny. Alvars began composing for harp in 1834 under the pseudonym "Albert Alvars," and that same year moved to Vienna where he continued to teach and perform, specifically with the Hofopertheater. In 1842 he married pianist and harpist, Melanie Lewy and they frequently performed together. Alvars continued to tour and give concerts throughout Europe until his death on January 25, 1849.
1 oversize box (1.66 linear ft.)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased; J. Dubez; approximately 1870-1881.
- Register of Parish Alvars romances for harp
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- 2015 January 15
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- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.