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Music Archives at the National Library of Canada

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Frantz Jehin-Prume fonds.  - 1863-1869.  - 4 cm of textual records. 

Biographical sketch
Violinist, composer and teacher born in Belgium, Frantz Jehin-Prume studied music at the Conservatoire de Liège and the Conservatoire royal de Bruxelles.  From 1855 to 1862 he gave many concerts in Europe, and in 1863 was named first violinist in the king's private orchestra.  On the invitation of Emperor Maximilian, he went to Mexico in 1864 and performed in the Imperial theatre.  The following year, after a hunting and fishing expedition, the artist performed in the Salle du Gesù, Nordheimer Hall and Mechanics' Hall in Montreal.  With his wife, singer Rosita del Vecchio, he gave many concerts in the United States, Canada, Cuba and Belgium.  Settling in Montréal in the late 1860s, he was president of the Académie de musique de Québec (1877-78) and 1891 founded the Association artistique de Montréal. 

Scope and content
The fonds contains records pertaining to the musical activities of Frantz Jehin-Prume:  manuscript music by Frantz Jehin-Prume (Fantaisie de concert, Souvenir d'Amérique and arrangement of a Chopin Nocturne); album of music for violin and piano containing an autograph manuscript of Jehin-Prume's (Romance sans paroles) and works by various composers, including two by his uncle François Prume; letter signed by Jules Jehin-Prume. 

Immediate source of acquisition:  acquired from André F. Durand in 1977. 

Restrictions:  none. 

Finding aids:  numerical list

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