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Alec Brahe interviewed by Peter Burgis [sound recording]
Bib ID 1155997
Format AudioAudio [spoken word]
Author
Brahe, Alec, 1903-1988, interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1975 Sept. 11 
1 sound tape reel (ca. 72 min.) : analog, 7 1/2 ips ; 7 in. 
Summary

Alec Brahe discusses his mother's life and career, incl. his parents' family background and early life, his mother's early musical career, time spent in England, early successes as a composer, music publishers Enoch & Son, death of husband in 1915 and marriage to George Morgan in 1922, lyricists she worked with (incl. Helen Taylor), selection of lyrics and methods of working, return to Australia in 1939, personal traits, successes in America (incl. Bless this house), helping other Australian artists in Britain, her own musical preferences, her interests when she returned to Australia, publishers' methods of payments, recent interest shown in her career and compositions, artistic aspirations, radio appearances, her last years in Sydney.

Biography/History

Alec Brahe - son of ballad composer May Brahe

Notes

Recorded in East Malvern, Vic., on Thursday, 11 September 1975.

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Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary available. 
Subjects Brahe, May H. (May Hannah), 1885-1956 -- Biography.  |  Music -- Australia -- 20th century.  |  Composers -- Australia -- Biography.  |  Women composers -- Australia -- Biography.
Occupation Composers.
Other authors/contributors Burgis, Peter, interviewer

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