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MINT CONDITION

SIR CLIFFORD CURZON - PIANIST

Autographed 4 1/8” x 5 1/8” postcard photograph of a charcoal illustration of the pianist.  An exceptional likeness.

Curzon studied with Matthay in London and Schnabel in Vienna.  He self described himself as not a natural pianist, but through dedication and hard work, he became one of the greats of the 20th Century.

Curzon left an extensive recorded legacy mainly on London Records.  His rendition of Beethoven’s 5th “Emperor” Concerto with Hans Knappertsbusch and the Vienna Philharmonic is one of those exciting desert island records.  He also excelled in the solo piano works of Schubert and Schumann.

Curzon was also a great humanitarian.  When his dear friend, the soprano Maria Cebotari passed away and left two orphaned sons, he took them back to England and raised them as his own.  I am proud to call his son Fritz, a friend.