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MUSIC AUTOGRAPHS & ANTIQUARIAN

Price: $2500.00

NEAR MINT CONDITION

Autographed and inscribed 8 x 10 semi-gloss publicity photograph of the great composer and pianist to Ruth Sempliner of Philadelphia. The photograph bear the NBC Artist Services stamp on the verso.

Mrs. Ruth Sempliner Langsdorf was an autograph collector in Philadelphia who self collected prior to her marriage in the mid to late 1930s. Based upon the Rembrandt Studios of Philadelphia image which he signed from 1939 through his illness in 1942, it stands to reason it was collected in December, 1939 when Rachmaninoff made his first appearance as a conductor since leaving Russia in 1917. It was his last appearance in Philadelphia. Rachmaninoff conducted the Philadelphia Orchestra in his Third Symphony, Isle of the Dead and Vocalise. The concert was recorded and is available in many forms from RCA.

One of the largest and boldest Rachmaninoff autographs we have seen. Also signed in a light portion of the photograph!

 

SERGEI RACHMANINOFF - COMPOSER & PIANIST
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