Text Box: VIOLINIST AUTOGRAPHS
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MUSIC AUTOGRAPHS & ANTIQUARIAN
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Phone: 212-860-5541

 

Price: $650.00

EXCELLENT CONDITION

JASCHA HEIFETZ - VIOLINIST

Autographed 8” x 10” sepia photograph with moustache, 1936.

 

Heifetz in 1936 was living between New York and California with his wife Florence Vidor and his young children.  This photograph, part of the Ruth Sempliner Langsdorf collection was signed on February 6, 1936 when he gave a solo recital in Philadelphia. 

 

1936 was an important year in Heifetz’s life.  He helped create the American Guild of Musical Artists, the union which protected soloists, singers and orchestral musicians.  He became the first Vice President of the organization.  He also commissioned composer William Walton to write a violin concerto and gave the World premiere of the work.

 

Heifetz wore his Hollywood styled moustache from 1934 to 1937, so they are more uncommon than the clean shaven ones. 

 

Slight fading due to sun exposure and a few fountain pen ink spots from the time of signing, but a bold autograph and priced accordingly.  The image is an excellent representation of condition.