1889 USA illustrated cover for Liberati’s Grand Military Band
Nice illustrated cover with image of Allessandro Liberati in uniform. He was the band leader of “The World Renowned Liberati Band".
Liberati’s Grand Military Band
A. LIBERATI, Conductor and Sole Proprietor
149 East 14th Street, New York City Or for the West ELKHART, INDIANA
Postmarked 'CINCINNATTI AUG 30 12 – 89’ on 1 cent Ben Franklin stamp, mailed to Sig. Prof. Cav. Carlo Brizzi NYC. Receiving postmark ‘8-31-89 NY’ on back.
Professor Carlo Brizzi was the Concert Master, Society of Operatic Culture, Italian Conservatory NYC.
Some tears along top where opened. Creases. Smudges. Paper toned.
Allessandro Liberati was a noted cornet player and virtuoso. Active mainly in the late 19th century and the early 20th century, he was also known for being a respectable bandleader for (among others) his World Renowned Liberati Band, as well as for the composition of Felice, and the Kansas City Star March. He died in 1927.
… In 1889, Liberati formed his own band and billed it "The World Renowned Liberati Band". One of the many responsibilities of the group was to play between acts of the C. D. Hess Grand Opera Company. The World Renowned Liberati Band traveled extensively and developed a reputation in the United States and Canada. Liberati and his band traveled extensively around the country…