Item #239675 Autograph music manuscript, "Ossity Hongroise, op. trente" Barrymore, ionel.

Inscribed to his Sister

Autograph music manuscript, "Ossity Hongroise, op. trente"

n.p. [Paris?]: n.d [ca. 1920-1954].

Price: $2,000.00

About the item

3 pp. pen and ink, 68 bars, piano score on printed music staff paper. 4to. Inscribed to his Sister. Toned, small closed tears and edgewear; still a playable fair copy.

Item #239675

A lyrical piece in A minor, with a central section in A major, composed for the piano and inscribed by Lionel Barrymore to his sister:
“Dédieé à Mlle. Ethel Barrymore.”
Barrymore composed a variety of music, from solo pieces to large orchestral works, and received performances by the New York Philharmonic and the Philadelphia Orchestra. The meaning of the title (“Eccentric Hungarian”?) is not clear to us, but in any case this is a wonderful association between two of the greatest American actors of the first half of the 20th century.