Just a comment about John Powell as a "right-wing" racialist agitator. In
fact the eugenics movement of the early part of the last century - the root
of this racial madness - was created and developed by progressives such as
Margaret Sanger, Woodrow Wilson, and others. Their ideas and laws were
opposed by conservatives, particularly Christian ones. The left often tries
to conceal its parentage.
L. H. Kevil
On Wed, Aug 28, 2013 at 3:24 PM, David Lewis <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> In general the collectability of anything classical has declined sharply in
> the past decade. Powell, however, has
> been generally forgotten, and those who are aware of who he is are also
> aware of his activities as an extreme
> right-wing agitator. So top dollar might be out of the question these days;
> maybe settle for an offer made by someone
> who wants them.
> Dave Lewis
> On Tue, Aug 27, 2013 at 1:06 PM, Steven Smolian <[log in to unmask]>
> > _____
> > From: Steve Smolian [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> > Sent: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 8:49 AM
> > To: Smolian
> > Subject: John Powell
> > I've just obtained copies of two privately made John Powell 78 sets-
> > Mozart
> > Ssonata , K. 311 (4s) and 3 pieces by Powell (3 12" 78s) and Schumann 's
> > Humoresque . op. 20 (4 78s) . He was a Lescheizky pupil, highly praised,
> > and an American composer well known during his lifetime (1882-1963)
> > These were once considered among the most collectible of U.S. piano
> > records.
> > In the past, I've sold each set at a price in the lower four figures.
> > not heard them mentioned in years. I couldn't find them in Popsike Are
> > they still so highly regarded or has time applied the soft pedal to their
> > reputation?
> > I'll consider offers.
> > Steve Smolian