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Lot #596
Vintage Classical Performers

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Excellent vintage leather-bound autograph album, 7 x 5, circa 1910–1915, signed by more than 30 classical performers. Nearly all of the signatures are single-sided; a few bear two signatures on the same page. Many of the signers have added the date, place, and/or an AMQS. Among the most prominent personalities represented are cellist Beatrice Harrison (who premiered important works by Delius); pianist Wilhelm Backhaus; Pablo Casals (London, 1912); Fritz Kreisler (1912); and Kathleen Parlow (prominent child prodigy violinist). Other signers include Ernest de Munck, Ambrose Gauntlett, Adolf Schippers, Ludwig Lebell, W. H. Squire, G. H. Betjemann, Henrietta Schmidt, Emil Krall, Heinz Beyer, Arrigo Provvedi, Oskar Leitung, Paulo M Gruppe, Luis Gasparin, Richard Schroedter, Irolene Harvey, Mary Mukle, Beatrice Langley Tozer, Gerald Walenn, Sybil Keymer, Adèle Clément, G. Alberghini, Leo Schulz, Enrico Mainardi, and others. One or two small, faint spots and brushes, otherwise fine, bright, clean condition. R&R COA.

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  • Dates: #333 - Ended May 14, 2008