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Aeolian Building


  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building

A Harlem heroine went artistic yesterday, a la Whiteman of a few years ago, and as a result the concert of the International Composers Guild in Aeolian Hall was a success. Florence Mills graciously consented to be one of the guest artists of this fearless guild and promptly there was standing room only. Miss Mills sang a group of songs by William Grant Still, entitled Levee Land. Curious and elemental were these songs by this brilliant young Negro composer, plaintive in part, crooning and sparkling with humour, and Miss Mills gave them a perfect interpretation. She sang them sensuously and lovingly, but she did more, she rolled her eyes here and she shrugged her shoulders there and the audience squirmed excitedly and laughed like a good neighbour. It was a pretty jolly evening for a concert hall. New York World

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Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1912/00/00 Aeolian Company Offices The Aeolian Building is built for the Aeolian Company, a manufacturer of player organs and pianos.
1912/00/00 Warren and Wetmore Architect The Aeolian Building is built for the Aeolian Company, a manufacturer of player organs and pianos.
1924/02/12 George Gershwin Composer "Rhapsody in Blue" premieres in the concert, An Experiment in Modern Music, at the Aeolian Hall (3rd floor, Aeolian Building) by Paul Whiteman's orchestra with George Gershwin at the piano. Rhapsody in Blue
1924/02/12 Paul Whiteman Performer "Rhapsody in Blue" premieres in the concert, An Experiment in Modern Music, at the Aeolian Hall (3rd floor, Aeolian Building) by Paul Whiteman's orchestra with George Gershwin at the piano. Rhapsody in Blue
1926/01/24 Florence Mills Performer Florence Mills sings "Levee Land", four jazz-based songs composed for the occasion by William Grant Still, conducted by Eugene Goossens.
1926/01/24 James Weldon Johnson Audience Member Florence Mills sings "Levee Land", four jazz-based songs composed for the occasion by William Grant Still, conducted by Eugene Goossens.
1926/01/24 Otto H Kahn Mrs Otto H Kahn was an Audience Member Florence Mills sings "Levee Land", four jazz-based songs composed for the occasion by William Grant Still, conducted by Eugene Goossens.
1926/01/24 George Gershwin Audience Member Florence Mills sings "Levee Land", four jazz-based songs composed for the occasion by William Grant Still, conducted by Eugene Goossens.

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Particulars for Aeolian Building:
Sight Category Building
Area of Significance Commerce
Area of Significance Entertainment - Recreation
Owner Private




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