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..
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Object Name
Sheet Music
Object Type
Sheet Music
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
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
catalog number
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Credit Line
The Sam DeVincent Collection of American Music
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National Museum of American History
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