HARPSICHORDIST

[Wanda Landowska, Polish harpsichordist and pianist.] Large Autograph Signature (‘Wanda Landouska [sic]’) in purple and gold ink on reverse of card with silhouette portrait of her playing the harpsichord.

Author: 
Wanda Landowska [Wanda Aleksandra Landowska; Wanda Landouska] (1879-1959), Polish harpsichordist and pianist who played a large role in the harpsichord’s revival in popularity
Wanda
Publication details: 
No date or place.
£65.00
Wanda

A nice item on 9 x 14 cm card. In good condition, lightly aged. Centred in landscape orientation on one side of the card is the bold thick-lined 13 cm signature ‘Wanda Landouska [sic]’, in purple ink highlighted in gold. Laid down beneath this is a 10 x 3 cm biographical cutting in English, with photographic portrait of Landowska at her instrument. On the other side, with portrait orientation, is printed in black a circle enclosing a silhouette of Landowska playing her harpsichord, beneath which is the caption ‘WANDA LANDOWSKA’. See image (reverse silhouette scanned).

[ Australia; John Ticehurst, harpsichordist, war hero. ] Typescript of article 'Harpsichordist to Australia', giving an account of his 1951/2 tour to Australia. With photograph label regarding an Adelaide Town Hall recital, and concert programme.

Author: 
John Ticehurst (1895-1975), harpsichordist and recipient of the Military Cross
Publication details: 
Ticehurst's account without date or place, but referring to a tour of Australia, April 1951 to February 1952.
£180.00

Michael Howard's obituary of Ticehurst in The Times, 30 October 1975, describes him as 'a persuasive pioneer among those who sought to reestablish the harpsichord as a serious musical instrument'. ONE: Carbon typescript, 7pp., 4to. Headed 'Harpsichord to Australia | by John Ticehurst.' With a few minor manuscript marks. In autograph next to the title: 'April 1951/Feb 1952'. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper, with slight rust staining from paperclip.

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