Past Images of the Month - May 2015

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Henry Lazarus. Steel engraving from The Illustrated London News, 25 November 1843. Fantasia on Airs from I Puritani. London, [c.1860].  This piece, dating from the early 1840s, was important in establishing Lazarus's solo career. Letter dated 29 October 1865 from Lazarus to Henry Sudlow, Secretary to the Liverpool Philharmonic Society, relating to a forthcoming concert and including a reference to the above item  ("... if you liked I wd.play the old favorite Solo from I Puritani"). Programme for the 'People's Concert' at the Royal Albert Hall, 23 September 1872.  Lazarus founded his Anemoic Union, an ensemble comprising the leading wind players of his day, in the 1850s.