Boston Symphony Orchestra    (Gerome Brush)
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Boston Symphony Orchestra    (Gerome Brush)
B0240. BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA – Charcoal Drawings of its Members, with Biographical Sketches. Gerome Brush. Boston, Boston Symphony Orchestra, 1936. 219pp. Profusely illus. Softbound.

CRITIC REVIEW:

"In the 1930s, Gerome Brush made detailed charcoal portraits of 109 members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. In 1936, these were published as a book, titled The Boston Symphony Orchestra: Charcoal Drawings of Its Members with Biographical Sketches. In a foreword by Edward Weeks, his process is described as follows: 'Each musician sat for him in the little room that houses the Casadesus Collection [of historic musical instruments]; each played for him a solo in order to banish the last vestige of self-consciousness, and from each he has drawn comments, bits of personal history, and the gleam of aspirations which are characteristic'.”

- CAMOUPEDIA, 7 Feb., 2013