Postcard portrait photograph of the composer with autograph inscription to verso.

Postcard portrait photograph of the composer with autograph inscription to verso.

5.25" x 3.35" (135 x 85 mm.). Inscribed "To the beautiful Ms. Marie in remembrance Uncle Suk in Pardubice 1. Feb. 1924" in Czech (with translation).

Also signed by the violinist Karel Hoffman (1872-1936), principal of the Czech Quartet, pianist Roman Veselý (1879-1933), and cellist Ladislav Zelenka (1881-1957).

Slightly worn and silvered.

"Suk played second violin in the group which in 1892 became known as the Czech Quartet; its first concert in Vienna (1893) won the approval of Brahms and Hanslick and inaugurated a distinguished international career during which it gave more than 4000 concerts until Suk’s retirement in 1933. Under Dvořák, Suk graduated from the conservatory in 1892 with his Dramatická ouvertura op.4. He was Dvořák’s favourite pupil and in 1898 married his daughter Otilie (Otilka)." John Tyrrell in Grove Music Online. Item #31135

Price: $135.00  other currencies

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