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EMILE BAUME - PIANIST

Autographed and inscribed 8” x 10” action photograph to Mrs. John Hubbard, a socialite and musical patron, New York  1937.

Baume (1903-1992) was born in Toulon.  He enrolled at the Paris Conservatoire where his principal teachers included pianist Louis Diemer, organist and composer Marcel Samuel Rousseau, organist and composer Charles-Marie Widor and composer Vincent D’Indy.  He graduated with first in piano, harmony and also won in 1924 the Fernand-Halphen Prize in composition and the Diemer Prize in piano performance in 1927.  He then began a tour of Continental European and Great Britain as both a recitalist and soloist with orchestra.  In Paris, he concertized with among others, the Orchestre Lamoreaux, the Orchestre Pasdeloup and the Orchestre de Conservatoire National in Paris.  He made his American debut at Town Hall in New York City in 1936, followed by his Carnegie Hall debut in 1937. 

Baume concertized quite frequently in New York City and the surrounding states.  He also spent time teaching in the Philadelphia area.  His solo recitals were filled with Chopin and Liszt, but also Ravel and Debussy and Germans like Schubert and Weber among others.  As a nod to Diemer who was steeped in the baroque, he also laced his concerts with works by Bach, Handel, Couperin and Rameau. One critic described his hands like “butterflies” across the keyboard.

A rare pianist autograph of the middle of the 20th Century.