844Re: [tr-m] Re: TR and Music
- Apr 2, 2004While Scot Joplin composed "The Strenuous Life Rag" in honor of TR, and
while Alice once convinced the band at the White House to play some Joplin,
as far as I know TR was not a fan of ragtime music.
I know of no collection of theatre programs assembled by Edith Roosevelt.
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From: "gardunne63" <gardunne63@...>
Sent: Thursday, April 01, 2004 1:41 PM
Subject: [tr-m] Re: TR and Music
> --- In email@example.com, "John A. Gable" <TRA_Gable@s...> wrote:
> > Edith Roosevelt loved music, classical and also more modern music.
> She had > famous concerts in the White House, and of course TR
> 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
> Thanks, Julie
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