[Cleveland Orchestra] [Mrs. Frederic Stuart Miller] Johnson, James. D. (d.1933 )

"Elyria Two-Step BY Mrs. Frederic Stuart Miller, As Played with Great Success by Johnston's Orchestra"

Cleveland: James D. Johnston. 1897. Upright folio, 3 pp., composed by "Mrs. Frederic Stuart Miller, as Played with Great Success by Johnston's Orchestra."  Seller stamp for "H Kleber & Bro./ Pianos & Organs/ Pittsburgh, Pa" to cover.  Wear to edges, heavy wear to corners, light toning, else fine.  11 x 14 inches (27.9 x 35.6 cm.).

While we have been unable to positively identify the composer of the present keyboard composition beyond her identification as the wife of one Mr. Miller, this is an uncommon Cleveland publication by the violist/conductor James D. Johnston who, following a stint with his own orchestra as advertised here, was personnel manager of the Cleveland Municipal Orchestra and one of the leading forces behind the formation of what was eventually known as the Cleveland Orchestra. See: Donald Rosenberg, "The Cleveland Orchestra Story," p. 30-31.  (19017)

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