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I just read through the responses to Sara, and I think it is important to add
that Preludes I and II were written in 1910 in Cambridge Mass. and III was
in 1911 in Paris and IV in 1911 in Cambridge again.  The original titles
were Prelude in Dorchester, Prelude in Roxbury (II and III and also
"Morgandämmerung" for III), and "Abenddämmerung (IV)."  They thus
seem to be depicting the areas he knew at Harvard and are very early.
Curl papers are a common thing even now if one gets a permanent, but
they were a standard way to make curls (I am not now sure the use was
the same--for holding ends together); it is not specifically Irish, and the
lots are, as someone noted, in all American cities.  Since we now have
pretty full dating of the early work, it is useful to check the times and
places.
Nancy






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I need your best wishes, Michael!! Thanks so much!

Sara --