Sheet Music, Love Theme From "Madame X" (Swedish Rhapsody)

Sheet Music, Love Theme From "Madame X" (Swedish Rhapsody)

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The use of "X" to denote an unknown quantity has been common in mathematics from the eighteenth century. In 1908, the French playwright Alexandre Bisson wrote a play with the title "Madame X" featuring a woman who chose not to reveal her identity - hence known as Madame X. When this play was made into a Universal Pictures movie in the 1960s, the theme song used was Charles Wildman's "Swedish Rhapsody," now entitled "Love Theme From [sic] 'Madame X." The copyright dates on this sheet music for the piece are 1947 and 1948, the actual sheet music considerably later..
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Sheet Music
Object Type
Sheet Music
1947
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall:.1 cm x 23 cm x 30.6 cm; 1/32 in x 9 1/16 in x 12 1/16 in
ID Number
1988.3086.016
catalog number
1988.3086.016
nonaccession number
1988.3086
Credit Line
The Sam DeVincent Collection of American Music
subject
Mathematics
Music
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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