MISCHA

[Classical Music of the Early Twentieth Century.] Signatures of Wilhelm Backhaus and Mark Hambourg, pianists; Fritz Kreisler and Mischa Elman, violinists; Louisa Moir, mezzo-soprano; Adelaide Dodgson, pianist; [Maurice Lous?].

Author: 
Wilhelm Backhaus, German pianist; Fritz Kreisler, Austrian violinist; Mischa Elman, Russian violinist; Mark Hambourg, Russian pianist; Louisa Moir, singer; Adelaide Dodgson, pianist; [Maurice Lous?]
Backhaus
Publication details: 
1910 (Glenburn Hydro, Rothesay), 1923 and 1927 (Albert Hall, Stirling).
£50.00
Backhaus

The seven signatures are on top of one another, on both sides of a 12mo leaf removed from an autograph album (evidently owned by a Scottish concert-goer). In good condtion, lightly aged. On the verso are the signatures of Wilhelm Backhaus (1884-1969), German pianist; Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962), Austrian violinist; Maurice ; Mark Hambourg (1879-1960), Russian pianist (dated by him to 1923); with that of Mischa Elman (1891-1967), Russian violinist, on a slip of paper laid down at the foot of the leaf (dated by him ‘Albert Hall, Stirling 2/2/27’).

[Printed programme of concert by Mischa Elman, Madame Sobrino and Charlton Keith] Holmesdale Fine Arts Club. Season 1906-7. First Concert At the Public Hall, Reigate, Friday 23rd November, 1906. At 8 Punctually. Carriages 10 o'clock.

Author: 
Holmesdale Fine Arts Club, Reigate, Surrey [C. Allingham, printer; Mischa Elman (1891-1967), Russian violinist; Luisa Sobrino [née Schmitz], soprano; Charlton Keith, pianist]
Publication details: 
Holmesdale Fine Arts Club, Reigate, Surrey. [C. Allingham, Printer, Reigate.] 1906.
£60.00

8pp., 12mo. Stapled into beige wraps with deckled edges, with attractive illustration of street musicians on front in brown and red. In good condition, with rusting to staple having loosened the central bifolium. A pleasing memento of an early concert by Elman (he was fifteen at the time). Pp.4-8 carry the 'Words of the Songs'. 'At the Piano - Mr. Charlton Keith. Piano by Bechstein. Suppied by Mr. Arthur Wood, Redhill.' Scarce: no copy on COPAC.

Autograph Letter Signed ('Mischa-Léon'), in English, to 'M. Rosing' [Vladimir Rosing].

Author: 
Mischa-Léon' ['Mischa Leon'] [Harry Haurowitz (1889-?)], Danish tenor, Monte Carlo Opera [his wife Pauline Lightstone Donalda (1882-1970), 'Madame Donalda'; Russian tenor Vladimir Rosing (1890-1963)]
Publication details: 
London. Monday. [no date]'.
£65.00

8vo, 3 pp. Bifolium with dimensions of leaf 18.5 x 14 cm. Good, on slightly grubby and lightly creased paper. Small slip of paper mount adhering to one margin (not affecting text). Written in a bold and distinctive hand. He will not be able to make 'an appearance with "Lhada" [?]' as he is 'sorry to see that I am in Brighton the 22nd and 23rd of April, where I sing with Madame Donalda'.

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