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    Ole Bull Concert Advertisement, Omaha, Nebraska. One page, 3.75" x 7.75", affixed to a larger backing (4.75" x 8.75"), promoting "Ole Bull's Second Grand Concert! at Simpson's Hall, Omaha, March 15th, 1870." Toned; very good.

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    Ole Bornemann Bull (1810-1880), admired by Robert Schumann and friend of Franz Liszt, was a famous Norwegian violinist who visited the U.S. several times. This advertisement lists the full program for his Omaha visit and includes Giuseppe Tartini's "The Devil's Trill", along with the printed story about the origins of the difficult sonata: Tartini had a dream that he met the devil who played a "singularly beautiful" piece which "surpassed all the music he ever heard in his life!" When Tartini awoke, he tried to replicate the devil's music, but was only able to compose a shadow of the piece, which he named "The Devil's Trill".



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    November, 2009
    21st Saturday
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