Autograph signature in black ink, cut from an autograph letter. Julia CULP.
Autograph signature in black ink, cut from an autograph letter.

Autograph signature in black ink, cut from an autograph letter.

Ca. 64 x 135 mm.

Creased at fold, with a piece of blank, irregularly trimmed, paper laid down to verso.

Together with:
A bust-length photograph of the Dutch mezzo-soprano in luxurious furs. Ca. 213 x 164 mm. With the handstamp of Antonia Sawyer, Manager, Aeolian Hall, New York to verso.

Very slightly worn.

Culp "made her début in 1901 in Magdeburg in a concert with Busoni. She never appeared in opera, and seldom in oratorio (though Henry Wood praised her in Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius), but was one of the first singers to specialize in lieder. As such she was pre-eminent, appearing in Germany, the Netherlands, England and, between 1913 and 1917, in the USA. She had a small but beautifully even and perfectly focussed voice, and worked wonders with delicate tone-shadings and the subtlest musical and textual details. Her distinctive art is preserved on a number of recordings, including the first Frauenliebe und-leben on disc. Although her style may seem old-fashioned she was a fastidious and eloquent interpreter, notable for perfect legato and sensitive nuance." Leo Riemens and Alan Blyth in Grove Music Online. Item #24629

Price: $35.00  other currencies

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