Full Caption: Louise Talma composing in her studio at the MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, N.H. Photograph by Bernice B. Perry, March 1947. Modern Music Archives. Music Division. Estate of Minna Lederman. Full Caption: Louise Talma composing in her studio at the MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, N.H. Photograph by Bernice B. Perry, March 1947. Modern Music Archives. Music Division. Estate of Minna Lederman.

Composer Louise Talma (1906-1996) worked on her oratorio The Divine Flame at the MacDowell Colony in 1947, while on her first Guggenheim Fellowship. Here she is shown in Pan's Cottage under the watchful eye of composer Lukas Foss whose photo sits on the piano. A photo of her teacher, Nadia Boulanger, sits on the mantel. Talma inscribed her photo to Minna Lederman, editor of Modern Music.

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