Item #39083 Autograph note signed, framed with photographic portrait of the highly distinguished violinist holding his instrument. Eugene YSAŸE.

Autograph note signed, framed with photographic portrait of the highly distinguished violinist holding his instrument

Ysaÿe is depicted three-quarter length with his instrument and bow, a piano in the background, with autograph note: "Remembrance of E. Ysaÿe N.Y.C. 1917." Double matted in light/dark brown in double window. Image size 114 x 78 mm., autograph size 83 x 133., overall size 365 x 273 mm. Gilt-framed and glazed.

Small ink spot to right of date.

Ysaÿe's playing influenced three generations of violinists. He abandoned the old style of Joachim, Wieniawski, Sarasate and Auer for one that combined rigorous technique and forceful sound with creative freedom on the part of the interpreter. ... Ysaÿe was long regarded as important in the development of the modern style of violin playing. He also represented a synthesis of the qualities of Franco-Belgian violin playing before virtuosity became an end in itself. ... Ysaÿe's recordings, most of them made in 1912 in difficult circumstances, reveal an exceptionally refined interpretative art." Michel Stockhem in Grove Music Online.

Item #39083

Price: $250.00  other currencies

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