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Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 11:59:53 +0200
From: Jacob Baltuch <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: RE: Ezra Pound Society: Who was she "that sang me once that
song of Lawes"?
To: Roxana Preda <[log in to unmask]>
Thank you for your help and please thank Stephen Adams for me.
> Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2014 16:32:27 +0100
> From: [log in to unmask]
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: Ezra Pound Society: Who was she "that sang me once that
> song of Lawes"?
> Dear Jacob,
> Please find the answer to your question below. Trust Stephen Adams to
> know a thing like this!
> Roxana Preda
> Ezra Pound Society
> Dear Roxana Preda:
> Since no one else has taken the bait, I'll bite. There was some
> critical dialogue about this question many years ago, but the best
> place to look is a note in Paideuma by Eva Hesse, "Raymonde Collignon,
> or the Duck That Got Away," Pd 10 (Winter 1981): 583-84. There she
> prints a personal 1953 letter from Pound that makes the ID pretty
> conclusive. The real question is whether it matters -- to the poem,
> that is. I think it doesn't.
> But for the curious, there's sufficient information about Raymonde
> Collignon in Ezra Pound and Music, and the correspondence at the
> Beinecke indicates an enduring friendship. Pound probably first heard
> music by Lawes (Henry and/or his brother William) during an early
> visit with Dolmetsch. He often persuaded singer friends to sing music
> for him privately that was not performed in public. Insight into this
> habit can be found in an item missed by all of EP's biographers, a
> chapter in Grace Lovat Fraser's memoir In the Days of My Youth
> (London: Cassell, 1970), where she describes his efforts to get her to
> sing early music.
> Stephen Adams
> Quoting Ezra Pound Society <[log in to unmask]> on Fri, 26 Sep 2014
> 11:24:18 -0500:
> > This is an enquiry email via http://ezrapoundsociety.org/ from:
> > Jacob Baltuch <[log in to unmask]>
> > Greetings:
> > The "Envoi" ("H. S. Mauberley") mentions a woman "that sang me once
> > that song of Lawes".
> > Was this woman a real person and if so who was she?
> > Thanks
> > Jacob
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