Vintage concert program signed "Misha Elman." Mischa ELMAN.

Vintage concert program signed "Misha Elman."

4 pp. of a bifolium (ca. 198 x 123 mm. ). Signed in black ink on p. 1. Recital of the esteemed Russian-American violinist at the Teatro Municipal in Lima, Peru on September 15, 1934 for the Daniel Concerts Series. With Russian-American pianist Vladimir Padwa (1900-1981). Featuring works of Nardini, Mendelssohn, Bach, Franceour-Kreisler, Chopin-Sarasate, Espejo, Elman, Schumann, and Wienowski. Includes a printed biography of Elman (p. 2) and critics' reviews of his playing (p. 4).

With Padwa's autograph signature ("Vladimir Padwa") in black ink to p. 1 below Elman's.

Moderately worn, creased and foxed; slightly browned; small perforation to pp. 3-4, not affecting text.

"Elman's most glorious attribute was his rich, sensuous and infinitely expressive tone, which became legendary. His temperament was fiery and passionate, and there was a pulsating vitality in his playing. His improvisational style was best suited to the Romantic repertory, but with maturity his exuberance became tempered. His technique was reliable without being a dominant factor in his success. He composed a few short pieces, and made many arrangements." Boris Schwarz and Margaret Campbell in Grove Music Online.

Padwa made four successful world tours with Elman, from 1934 to 1940. He was Ferruccio Busoni's last pupil in Berlin, and gave the first live solo piano broadcast of electronic music in the United States. He was a professor of music at New York College of Music and New York University. Item #25487

Price: $150.00  other currencies

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