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Farewell appearance of Lillian Nordica, London, ca. 1913

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Farewell appearance of Lillian Nordica, London, ca. 1913
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Lillian Nordica began a "Farewell Tour" in 1913, and most likely this was the year for the June 17th concert. Later that year she was on a voyage when the steamer Tasman struck a reef of the coast of New Guinea. She became ill with pneunomia and died in Batavia, Java on May 11th. 1914. Her performance with the London Symphony Orchestra is an indication of the high regard in which she was held.

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