Autograph note signed in full, dated May 2, 1908, together with a silver gelatin bust-length photograph. Luisa TETRAZZINI.

Autograph note signed in full, dated May 2, 1908, together with a silver gelatin bust-length photograph.

Attractively triple-matted with autograph note in rectangular window 83 x 107 mm. dated London, May 2, 1908 and inscribed and signed "autográphé en souvenir de Luisa Tetrazzini" and photograph in oval window ca. 120 x 80 mm. Overall size 366 x 274 mm.

From the collection of the distinguished American mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne (b. 1934).

The letters "sa" of Tetrazzini's signature slightly smudged, photograph very slightly scuffed.

"Tetrazzini possessed technical gifts of the highest order, a dazzling ease and agility in virtuoso passages, and a tone of warm, clarinet-like beauty, qualities vividly present in the best of her many recordings." Desmond Shawe-Taylor in Grove Music Online.

"Horne had a voice of extraordinary range, rich and tangy in timbre, with a stentorian chest register and an exciting top... In concert she once achieved the feat of singing in a single programme Rossini arias and Brünnhilde’s Immolation Scene, proof of her exceptional versatility. Throughout her lengthy career she was an admired recitalist, singing lieder, mélodies, Spanish and American songs with equal aplomb." Alan Blyth in Grove Music Online.

Item #31458

Price: $250.00  other currencies

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