Violet Fane is the literary pseudonym of Lady Mary Montgomerie Currie (née Lamb, 24 February 1843 – 13 October 1905). A poet, a writer, and later an ambassadress, who was active in the British literary scene from 1872 until her death in 1905, Fane was a literary celebrity associated with Aestheticism, Medievalism, whose verses were occasionally set to music by famous composers such as Paolo Tosti. As a well-known figure in London society, Fane's coterie included famous literary personas such as Robert Browning, Algernon Swinburne, A. W. Kinglake, Alfred Austin, James McNeil Whistler, Lillie Langtry, and Oscar Wilde, who praised the oracular bent of Fane's opinions on 'the relation of art to nature' by saying that she ‘live[d] between Parnassus and Piccadilly’.
Birth and Death Data: Born February 24th, 1843 (Littlehampton), Died October 13th, 1905
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1901 - 1912
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|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||A-757||7-in.||11/30/1903||Forever and forever||W. H. Thompson||Male vocal solo, with piano||author|
|Victor||B-757||10-in.||11/30/1903||Forever and forever||W. H. Thompson||Male vocal solo, with piano||author|
|Victor||B-4069||10-in.||11/28/1906||Forever and forever||Corinne Morgan||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||author|
|Victor||B-12382||10-in.||9/18/1912||Forever and forever||Alan Turner||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||author|
|Columbia||1973||10-in.||ca. 1904||Na wieki i na wieki||Alexandre N. Panasiewicz||Male vocal solo, with piano||author|
|Columbia||30520||12-in.||ca. 1910||Forever and ever||Mrs. A. Stewart Holt||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||author|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Fane, Violet," accessed October 17, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103857.
Fane, Violet. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 17, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103857.
"Fane, Violet." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 17 October 2021.
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