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Item 5782

Bridgton Band in Pondicherry Square, ca. 1870

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1870 Location: Bridgton Media: Photograph, jpg

Item 6287

Hermann Kotzschmar, Portland, ca. 1860

Contributed by: Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ Date: circa 1860 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 6818

Hermann Kotzschmar, Portland, ca. 1895

Contributed by: Portland Public Library Date: circa 1895 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print


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Hermann Kotzschmar: Portland's Musical Genius

During the second half of the 19th century, "Hermann Kotzschmar" was a familiar household name in Portland. He spent 59 years in his adopted city as a teacher, choral conductor, concert artist, and church organist.


Lillian Nordica: Farmington Diva

Lillian Norton, known as Nordica, was one of the best known sopranos in America and the world at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth centuries. She was a native of Farmington.


Elise Fellows White: Music, Writing, and Family

From a violin prodigy in her early years to an older woman -- mother of two -- struggling financially, Skowhegan native Mary Elise Fellows White remained committed to music, writing, poetry, her extended family -- and living a life that would matter and be remembered.

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Nordica Memorial Association

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