Music: Forgotten Notes

Most people know that George Bernard Shaw was once a music critic, writing for London papers under the name Corno di Bassetto (basset horn, a wind instrument). That he was also an amateur composer was revealed last week when Arthur Pforzheimer, Manhattan rare book dealer, exhibited manuscripts of two sweet Shaw songs, / Lack Thy Kisses and Here She Comes, written in 1884 to verses by a friend, a Miss Radford. > Last fortnight the Basle, Switzerland radio station broadcast a gay little opera buffa, La Contadina, by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, second-rank 18th-Century composer. Mislaid in the Brussels Royal Library, the...

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