Attractive full-length photograph of this Armenian-born violinist and composer in formal dress. Signed "H. [?]S. Gudenian," with a 2-measure autograph musical quotation identified as "Romance Wieniawski" to lower right corner. Inscribed "À Mr. Le Lieutenant Carl Edler von Ballasko," in all likelihood a relation of the noted WWII fighter pilot Otto Edler von Ballasko (1919-2005) and dated Prague, March 24, 1906. Haig 1885 or GUDENIAN.

Attractive full-length photograph of this Armenian-born violinist and composer in formal dress. Signed "H. [?]S. Gudenian," with a 2-measure autograph musical quotation identified as "Romance Wieniawski" to lower right corner. Inscribed "À Mr. Le Lieutenant Carl Edler von Ballasko," in all likelihood a relation of the noted WWII fighter pilot Otto Edler von Ballasko (1919-2005) and dated Prague, March 24, 1906.

7-11/16" x 5-3/8" (195 x 137 mm.).

Slightly worn and soiled at edges; some silvering; very slightly creased at right corners; small tear to upper margin not affecting image; minor chip to center right margin; 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 #31100

Price: $150.00  other currencies

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