Frederic Lamond (1868-1948) achieved an international reputation as an outstanding concert pianist, especially as an interpreter of Beethoven. Born in Glasgow, he was particulary highly thought of in Germany where he lived for many years. He returned to his native Scotland shortly before the outbreak of World War II and died in Stirling.
This small collection of his musical compositions all date from around the last decade of the 19th century. It comprises an opera, two overtures, a symphony and a few instrumental and chamber music works, all in manuscript, and there is in addition a published score of one of his overtures and the symphony.
There are also programmes and reviews of Lamond’s concerts, photographs and drawings, a number of letters to him including one from Tchaikovsky and one from Liszt (under whom he had studied for some time), letters relating to the honorary doctorate conferred on him by the University of Glasgow in 1937 and some correspondence between Lamond’s widow and Henry Farmer, through whom the Library acquired the collection. The Farmer Collection also includes some letters, typescripts, drafts of concert programme notes and Lamond’s memoirs, newspaper cuttings, etc. which were given to Farmer by Lamond’s widow.
How to find material from the Lamond Collection
- Browse through a list of titles of printed items or use the rare books search;
- Browse through a list of titles of manuscript items or use the manuscripts search to find material (eg type Lamond in the descriptions box for a list of item descriptions of relevance)
- Sheila Craik and David Weston: Tunic, tinsel, toga: an exhibition to mark the centenary of Henry George Farmer, 1882-1965 (Glasgow 1982). Exhibition catalogue - includes items on Lamond.