839Re: TR and Music
- Apr 1, 2004--- In email@example.com, "John A. Gable" <TRA_Gable@s...> wrote:
>She had > famous concerts in the White House, and of course TR
> Edith Roosevelt loved music, classical and also more modern music.
attended these. But seldom said much, or expressed opinions. This
was his wife's thing, not his. TR had difficulty telling one tune
from another. And yet he could identify bird songs easily. This
does not compute, but there it is. He liked marches and military
tunes. He did hum to himself. But he was certainly not musical.
He loved painting and sculpture, literature, poetry, but music was
not his > thing.
>TR was a fan of ragtime, wasn't he?
"Onward Christian Soldiers" or "How Firm a Foundation" would be my
guess as to TR's favorite hymn.
Speaking of Edith, where is her vast collection of theatre
programs/playbills archived? Is it in a private collection of one
of the grandchildren or great-grandchildren? I believe she started
attending plays in the 1870's and was an avid theatregoer through
the 30's. I am a theatre history nut and can't imagine the number of
programs she might have left to one of the children or
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