Autograph signature ("J. Sims Reeves") of the noted English tenor
by REEVES, Sims (John) ?1818-1900
"[Reeves] was particularly admired in Handel oratorios and for his performance of the Evangelist in Bach's St Matthew Passion, which he sang under Sterndale Bennett in 1862. In the late 1860s he pressed for the adoption of a lower musical pitch in England." Harold Rosenthal and George Biddlecombe in Grove Music Online.. Ca. 29 x 76 mm.Laid down to paper mount.Slightly worn and soiled. (Inventory #: 27034)
Musical Autographs and Manuscripts; Rare Books on Music and Dance; First and Early Editions of Printed Music; Prints, Drawings and Ephemera relating to Music and Dance including Opera and Ballet.
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