Item #39062 Autograph inscription with autograph musical quotation signed, framed with three-quarter-length photographic portrait of the noted violinist holding her instrument. Maud POWELL.

Autograph inscription with autograph musical quotation signed, framed with three-quarter-length photographic portrait of the noted violinist holding her instrument

Double matted in dark pink/burgundy double window. Image 234 x 162, autograph 74 x 122, overall size 485 x 310. Gilt-framed and glazed.

The quotation is dated 25 February [19]11 and consists of a chord comprised of the notes of the open strings G, D, A, and E.

An American violinist and student of Joachim, "[Powell] made her European début with the Berlin PO under Joachim in 1885, and her American début with the New York PO under Theodore Thomas in the same year. ... Powell’s mission was to advance America’s cultural growth by bringing the best in classical music to Americans in remote areas as well as the large cultural centres. She was one of the first to champion works by American composers and introduced to the American public concertos by Tchaikovsky, Dvořák, Saint-Saëns, Lalo, Sibelius, Coleridge-Taylor and Arensky. She also toured widely in Europe and was particularly popular with audiences in England. Powell became one of the first American women to form and lead a string quartet (1894). ... The brilliance, power and finish of her playing, combined with an unusual interpretative gift, led her to be recognized as one of America’s greatest violinists; contemporary reviewers ranked her alongside Kreisler and Ysaÿe." Karen A. Shaffer in Grove Music Online.

Item #39062

Price: $145.00  other currencies

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