- Head-and-shoulders, inscribed "To Mr John Honig in remembrance"
- Head-and-shoulders, in role portrait
- Bust-length, in role portrait
With an autograph envelope addressed to John Honig, postmarked December 5, 1946, with List's monogram and address to verso.
From the collection of the distinguished American mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne (b. 1934); previously in the collectionof John Honig.
Envelope slightly worn and browned; identification in another hand to upper left corner of recto.
List made his début in Vienna in 1922, going on to perform in Berlin and London before joining the Metropolitan Opera in New York in 1933. He appeared throughout the Americas as well as at Bayreuth.
"[He] had a deep, rich bass which, with his imposing presence, admirably fitted him for the Wagner villains he so tellingly portrayed." Harold Rosenthal in Grove Music Online.
The Honig family emigrated from Vienna to England in September of 1938 and then to the United States in 1939. The family papers are held at the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C.
"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, and Spanish and American songs with equal aplomb." Alan Blyth in Grove Music Online. Item #31825
Price: $75.00 other currencies