The collection includes over one hundred music manuscripts by Julio de Osma, three publications of his
songs, and a couple dozen photocopied documents dealing with his family history and professional life.
Julio de Osma was born in Barcelona, Spain in 1888. His mother came from a distinguished Castillian family, and his father
was a well known organist. Julio de Osma started his music education as a young child. At 12 years he was performing regularly
as an organist. At 17 he received his Bachelor of Arts degree. He studied church music, piano, and composition in Barcelona
and Paris. During the late 1920s De Osma toured Russia with the tenor Sergei Radamsky. De Osma founded a conservatory of
music in San Jose, Costa Rica. He was married in New York in 1924 to Edra Arlonene. Julio de Osma has been most appreciated
for his songs; the Boston Music Company published Esa es (She passed me like a dream), and the set Songs of my Spanish soil.
3 linear ft. (3 boxes)
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