Lemmoné, John (1861-1949)

Also known as
Lemmone, John
Lemmone, John (1861-1949)
Lemon, John (1861-1949)
Field of activity
composer; instrumentalist; business professional; Flautist; Composer
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John Lemmone (1861-1949), flautist and composer, was born on 22 June 1861 at Ballarat, Victoria, son of John Lemon, originally Lamoni, a goldminer from Greece, and his English wife Mary, née Baker. Raised...

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Although best remembered as Nellie Melba's long time manager and friend, John Lemmone was a virtuoso flautist and composer of many pieces and studies for the flute. He grew up in Ballarat, first learning tin whistle and then fife, and at age twelve learning a flute that he bought with gold he had panned himself. He became a theatre musician for Lyster's Royal Italian Opera Company in Melbourne, and later made his solo debut along with Mrs Armstrong (Melba) and Mary Ellen Christian at a benefit concert for the conductor Carl Esasser in Adelaide in 1884. After returning to Melbourne to play in the orchestra of Williamson and Musgrove's theatrical company, an opportunity came for him to tour Australia and Asia as an obbligatist to soprano Amy Sherwin in the late 1880s. He subsequently toured with singers Janet Patey, Signor Foli and Charles Santley, and violinist Pablo Sarasate, never again playing in orchestras. In 1894 Lemmone went to London where he renewed his acquaintance with Melba, through whom he made many influential contacts, and gave recitals in venues as distinguished as the Royal Albert Hall. After developing skills in concert management, he acted as Melba's manager and associate artist for her 1902 Australian tour. In 1910 he scouted for singers for the Melba-Williamson season of 1911, then toured with Melba to New Zealand, America and Europe, and organised her fundraising concerts during the First World War. The longevity of their relationship has given rise to unproven speculation on it being more than platonic. Lemmone remained a consummate and spirited flautist after his retirement in 1927, and he made a number of recordings and gave recitals for broadcast. WH Paling and Co published his compositions for piano and during the 1910s and 1920s. He continued to play for recreation until his death.

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  1. Collection of papers relating to Dame Nellie Melba
    Lemmoné, John, 1861-1949
    [ Unpublished : 1911-1928 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 97,526.492)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 97,526.492)

  2. Graceful dance : for pianoforte / by John Lemmone
    Lemmoné, John, 1861-1949
    [ Printed music : 1912 ]
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    At 2 libraries
    Graceful dance : for pianoforte / by John Lemmone
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 94,856.297)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 94,856.297)

  3. Minuet (caprice) : for piano solo / by John Lemmoné
    Lemmoné, John, 1861-1949
    [ Printed music : 1921 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 87,213.766)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 87,213.766)

  4. Valse bluette : for piano solo / by John Lemmone
    Lemmoné, John, 1861-1949
    [ Printed music : 1900-1986 ]
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    At 2 libraries
    Valse bluette : for piano solo / by John Lemmone
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 87,094.812)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 87,094.812)

  5. Dainty dance : for piano solo / by John Lemmone
    Lemmoné, John, 1861-1949
    [ Printed music ]
    At 2 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 85,837.758)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 85,837.758)

  6. Sping time : valse de salon / John Lemmone
    Lemmoné, John, 1861-1949
    [ Printed music : 1920 ]
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    At National Library
    Sping time : valse de salon / John Lemmone
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 85,734.336)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 85,734.336)

  7. Papers
    Lemmoné, John, 1861-1949
    [ Unpublished : 1884-1924 ]
    At Performing Arts Coll
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 85,504.789)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 85,504.789)

  8. Distant voices : flute solo (unaccompained) / by John Lemmone
    Lemmoné, John, 1861-1949
    [ Printed music : 1919-1920 ]
    Languages: No linguistic content
    View online
    At 2 libraries
    Distant voices : flute solo (unaccompained) / by John Lemmone
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 85,476.977)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 85,476.977)

  9. Aria : for flute solo with accompaniment for pianoforte / by John Lemmone
    Lemmoné, John, 1861-1949
    [ Printed music : 1915 ]
    View online
    At 2 libraries
    Aria : for flute solo with accompaniment for pianoforte / by John Lemmone
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 85,335.641)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 85,335.641)

  10. Fascination : graceful dance, no.2 for piano solo / by John Lemmone
    Lemmoné, John, 1861-1949
    [ Printed music : 1900-1986 ]
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    At 2 libraries
    Fascination : graceful dance, no.2 for piano solo / by John Lemmone
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 83,783.312)

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Resources about John Lemmoné (14)

  1. [Biographical cuttings on John Lemmone, flautist and composer, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 108,734.914)

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  2. [Biographical cuttings on John Lemmone, flautist and composer, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 107,469.766)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 107,469.766)

  3. Collection of papers relating to Dame Nellie Melba
    Lemmoné, John, 1861-1949
    [ Unpublished : 1911-1928 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 97,683.273)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 97,683.273)

  4. E. W. Garside papers relating to John Lemmone
    Garside, E. W
    [ Unpublished ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 71,366.344)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 71,366.344)

  5. The prince passes / E.W. Garside
    Garside, E. W
    [ Book : 1949 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 68,487.852)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 68,487.852)

  6. Programme, Dame Nellie Melba's farewell concert
    Melba, Nellie, Dame, 1861-1931
    [ Unpublished : 1927 ]
    At UQ Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 57,981.688)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 57,981.688)

  7. Mark Hambourg : the great pianist : [concert program], 1903
    [ Book : 1903 ]
    At State Library S Aust
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 57,629.301)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 57,629.301)

  8. Programme, Melba
    [ Unpublished : 1907 ]
    At UQ Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 53,506.852)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 53,506.852)

  9. Dearest John : the story of John Lemmone, flute virtuoso and Nellie Melba : Simson : master clarinettist : a search for the man and his music / Donald Westlake
    Westlake, Donald, 1931-
    [ Book : 1997 ]
    At 23 libraries
    Dearest John : the story of John Lemmone, flute virtuoso and Nellie Melba : Simson : master clarinettist : a search for the man and his music / Donald Westlake
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 43,472.852)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 43,472.852)

  10. Hambourg concerts : [concert program], [1897], Adelaide Town Hall
    [ Book : 1897 ]
    At State Library S Aust
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 40,672.984)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 40,672.984)

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  1. Melba, Nellie, (Dame) (-1931)
    Opera Singer; Prima Donna; Singer; Entrepreneur; Soprano
    ... Dame Nellie Melba (1861-1931), prima donna, was born Helen Porter Mitchell on 19 May 1861 at ...
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 830.29)

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  2. Paling, W. H., (William Henry) (1825-1895)
    Musician; Merchant; Philanthropist
    ... instruments and sheet music. Musicians such as John Lemmone and Nellie Stewart kept studios there, and ... 1825 at Woerden, Netherlands, son of John Paling, pianoforte manufacturer. He was trained in music ...
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 13.072)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 13.072)

  3. Kelly, F. S. (Frederick Septimus)
    ... limited residency in Australia, he maintained contact with Australian musicians such as John Lemmone and G ...
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  1. Record - Lo, Here the Gentle Lark ...
    The Gramophone ...
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    Record -  Lo, Here the Gentle Lark - Bishop
  2. Record - By the Brook - Idyll (Op. ...
    The Gramophone ...
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    Record -  By the Brook - Idyll (Op. 33)  - Wetzger The Nightingale - Donjon
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  4. Lindley Evans - photographs, 1927-1 ...
    [ Photograph : 1927-1979 ]
  5. Photograph - Portrait of John Lemm ...
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    Photograph -  Portrait of John Lemmone, flautist
  6. Photograph - John Lemmone
    Whitelaw, Launc ...
    [ Photograph, Object : 1924 ]
    Photograph -  John Lemmone
  1. Superannuation Act 1922-1947.
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Thursday 12 February 1948 [Issue No.30] p 1395

    Government Gazette Notices

    ... Superannuation Act 1922-1947, I, Nelson Lemmon, Minister of State for Works and Housing, for and on behalf of the ... Wynne. Jones, Albert Roy. Little, Edward John. Kennedy, Alexander James. Lonsdale, Betty Grace Lewin ... 621 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 342.565)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 342.565)

  2. Government Gazette Notices
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Tuesday 10 May 1842 [Issue No.37] p 693

    Government Gazette Notices

    ... ' James, plas terer Askwell Thomas, cooper Asher Esq. John, solici tor BACON W.H. Baily George, Parra ... matta-road Baker Mrs. Mary Barker Edmund Barker John Barrow Richard Barrett James Bennett Mrs., Sussex ... 1513 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 340.153)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 340.153)

  3. AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY Corporations Act 2001 FINAL MEETINGS BATHURST WORK & COUNTRY WEAR PTY LIMITED A.C.N. 065 174 129 8.30 a.m. COMMERCIAL DUCT INSTALLATIONS PTY LIMITED A....
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette. Business (National : 1987 - 2004) Tuesday 2 April 2002 p 678

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... .m. CROFT A PTY LIMITED A.C.N. 079 889 820 9.30 a.m. GRABURN PTY LIMITED A.C.N. 070 974 971 10.00 a.m. JOHN ... .00 a.m. LEMMON INVESTMENTS GROUP PTY LIMITED A.C.N. 056 456 798 11.30 a.m. MAD DESIGNS (ACT) PTY ... 239 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 150.75)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 150.75)

  1. The Theatres
    The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil (Melbourne, Vic. : 1873 - 1889) Wednesday 16 December 1885 p 199 Article
    ... Chambers, Miss Nita Steelo (hor pupil), Mr. Armes Beaumont, and Mr. John' Lemmon (solo flautist), the ... 877 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 28,961.684)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 28,961.684)

  2. [?]TERCOLONIAL TELEGRAMS. NEW SOUTH WALES. [BY SPECIAL WIRE.] (FROM OUR CORRESPONDENTS.) SYDNEY, FRIDAY.
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Saturday 10 October 1885 p 12 Article
    ... his place Mr John Lemmons, the well known flautist, who is leaving to fulfil an an appointment ni ... 1153 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 28,671.303)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 28,671.303)

  3. John Lemmone, great flautist, friend of Melba, dies in Sydney
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Wednesday 17 August 1949 p 6 Article
    ... John Lemmone, great flautist, friend of Melba, dies in Sydney IN the Melbourne Town Hall on May 17 ... Melba, and John Lem-mone, who became one of the world's greatest flautists. Yesterday at his home in Dar ... 197 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 27,263.602)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 27,263.602)

  1. John M Kennett
    John M Kennett
    Created by Trailblazer, 140 items.

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 109.391)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 109.391)

  2. Music resources theme - Australian Opera and Music theatre - Melba
    Music resources theme - Australian Opera and Music theatre - Melba
    Created by NLAmusic, 50 items.

    Explore the colour and spectacle of Australian opera and musical theatre, with a special feature on our most celebrated divas. Born Helen Porter Mitchell in 1861, soprano Dame Nellie Melba h...

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 15.495)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 15.495)

  3. Australian Composers
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    Created by Artandsong, 1 item.

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  1. Lemmone, John
    Graeme Skinner
    [ Article ]
    View online
    At Dictionary of Sydney
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 1,037.63)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 1,037.63)

  2. MR. JOHN LEMMON, M.L.A., Chief President A.N.A., Victoria
    The advance Australia.
    [ Article : 1911 ]
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    At Trove DigitalLibrary
    MR. JOHN LEMMON, M.L.A., Chief President A.N.A., Victoria
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 112.23)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 112.23)

  3. VICTORIAN A.N.A. IN CONFERENCE AT CASTLEMAINE. President John Lemmon Delivers a Famous Speech. Art Union and Adult Suffrage Resolutions Defeated
    The advance Australia.
    [ Article : 1912 ]
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    At Trove DigitalLibrary
    VICTORIAN A.N.A. IN CONFERENCE AT CASTLEMAINE. President John Lemmon Delivers a Famous Speech. Art Union and Adult Suffrage Resolutions Defeated
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 84.478)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 84.478)

  4. Analysis of the RF threat to telecommunications switching stations and cellular base stations / John J. Lemmon, Roger A. Dalke
    Lemmon, John J
    [ Article, Microform, Book : 2002 ]
    Read online at Hathi Trust
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    At 2 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 72.5)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 72.5)

  1. Ave Maria [music] John Lemmone
    Lemmone, John
    [ Printed music : 1926 ]
    Languages: Latin
    At Veech Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 277.991)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 277.991)

  2. Valse de concert : for flute with accompaniment for pianoforte / by John Lemmoné
    Lemmoné, John
    [ Printed music : 1909 ]
    At State Library of QLD
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 251.581)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 251.581)

  3. Dainty dance : caprice / John Lemmone
    Lemmone, John
    [ Printed music : 1913 ]
    At Monash Uni Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 242.254)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 242.254)

  4. Nelson Lemmon interviewed by Mel Pratt for the Mel Pratt collection
    Lemmon, Nelson, 1908-1989
    [ Sound : 1978 ]
    View online
    At National Library
    Nelson Lemmon interviewed by Mel Pratt for the Mel Pratt collection
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 200.782)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 200.782)

  1. [Lemmone, John (flautist) : programs and related material collected by the National Library of Australia]
    [ Published : 1900 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 503.895)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 503.895)

  2. Records of Charles Lemmon
    Lemmon, Charles
    [ Unpublished : 1937 ]
    At John Curtin PM Lib
    Records of Charles Lemmon
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 161.359)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 161.359)

  3. Papers of Edward John Ward
    Ward, E. J. (Edward John), 1899-1963
    [ Unpublished : 1914-1963 ]
    At National Library
    Papers of Edward John Ward
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 119.414)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 119.414)

  1. A genealogical biography of John Lemmon, Sr. / Gene C. Lemmon
    Lemmon, Gene C., 1925-
    [ Book : 2003 ]
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 354.214)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 354.214)

  2. John Witherspoon : parson, politician, patriot / Martha Lou Lemmon Stohlman
    Stohlman, Martha Lou Lemmon
    [ Book : 1976 ]
    At 2 libraries
    John Witherspoon : parson, politician, patriot / Martha Lou Lemmon Stohlman
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 239.009)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 239.009)

  3. The difficulties of my position : the diaries of Prison Governor John Buckley Castieau, 1855-1884 / edited and introduced by Mark Finnane
    Castieau, J. B. (John Buckley), 1831-1885
    [ Book, Archived website : 2004 ]
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    At 47 libraries
    The difficulties of my position : the diaries of Prison Governor John Buckley Castieau, 1855-1884 / edited and introduced by Mark Finnane
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 231.841)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 231.841)

  4. John Paul II visits rural America / editor, Jean LemMon ; contributing photographers, Linda Bender ... [et al.]
    Jean LemMon
    [ Book : 1979 ]
    Read online at Open Library/Internet Archive
    View online
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 199.358)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 199.358)