Fine half-length photograph of this Armenian-born violinist and composer in formal dress. Signed "H. Gudenian," with a 2-measure autograph musical quotation identified as "Paganini Concerto" to upper portion. Inscribed "à Mr. Le Lieutenant v. Ballasko" [Lieutenant Carl Edler von Ballasko], in all likelihood a relation of the noted WWII fighter pilot Otto Edler von Ballasko (1919-2005).

7-3/4" x 5-3/8" (200 x 137 mm.).

Worn and somewhat silvered; some cracking to upper and outer margins; laid down to card stock.

Gudenian was "one of the most original... virtuosos of the violin of the first half of the 20th century... His works include a rich variety of popular songs, dances, religious melodies, and poetic pieces... for violin with accompaniment of piano or Oriental instruments." Viquipèdia. Item #31099

Price: $165.00  other currencies

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