Violet Fane

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

Roles Represented in DAHR: author

Recordings

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  

Citation

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.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103857

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