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Cadman, Charles Wakefield (1881-1946)

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"Charles Wakefield Cadman". To "my dear friend, Beatrice Griffin, whose playing of my sonata gave me greatest pleasure. In appreciation of her fine musicianship". 1933. 8" x 10" sepia photograph by Keystone. Excellent condition.
The American composer is shown in near profile.
Cadman was one of the first significant American composers who did not go to Europe to get a musical education. He had an intense interest in American Indians and their music, incorporating much of it into his own music. He was one of the first to introduce elements of ragtime into chamber music and also composed several film scores.
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