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Louis Achille Delaquerrière Album Index
  • Lisa Rae Philpott, The University of Western Ontario

Louis Achille Delaquerrière Album – INDEX (names, titles: musical scores & poetry) Dr. Liliane Delaquerrière Richardson has donated an album containing the career memorabilia of her grandfather, Louis Achille Delaquerrière, to the Music Library. Louis was a singer at the Opéra-Comique, Paris, a vocal arts teacher and a composer. As a sought-after singer and voice teacher, he was part of the cultural elite of his time (1870s to 1930s). Throughout his career he collected mementos and documents and included them in his album. The album contains correspondence from famous composers (Camille Saint-Saëns, Maurice Ravel) performers (Emma Calvé), literary figures (Guy de Maupassant, Jean Rictus), painters (Charles Léandre, Giuseppe de Nittis), sculptors and students (Paul Franz), as well as manuscript music scores, music programmes, art sketches, menus, stamps, postcards photographs and clippings - many from First World War. The album received cultural property status from the Canadian government in recognition of its outstanding significance and national importance. WESTERN NEWS By Communications Staff Wednesday, July 20, 2005

  • Delaquerrière,
  • Louis,
  • 1856-1937,
  • Singing,
  • France,
  • History,
  • 20th century,
  • scrapbook
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Citation Information
Lisa Rae Philpott. "Louis Achille Delaquerrière Album Index" (2007)
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