Lot #1604
Alfredo Casella Signed Photograph

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Italian composer of modernist tendencies (1883-1947) perhaps best known for his retrospective works, 'Scarlattiana' and 'Paganiniani.' Vintage matte-finish 7.75 x 9.75 photo of the esteemed composer, signed and inscribed, "To Ileana Leonidoff, for her magnificent creation in Italian of 'La Giara,' for the deepest admiration, for grateful friendship—Casella—Roma MCMXXVIII,” adding a musical quote to the lower right In fine condition.

Ileana Leonidoff (1893-1968), a Russian-born immigrant to Italy, first made a career in Italy in silent films and then as a noted dancer and choreographer. Casella’s music for 'La Giara [The Great Pitcher],' a choreographic comedy in one act, became a turning point within his compositional style, in that it was the last work that would use popular folk music as of the musical discourse.

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  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts Featuring Animation
  • Dates: #649 - Ended December 07, 2022

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