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Price: $125.00

MINT CONDITION

LYNN HARRELL - CELLIST

Autographed 1970’s vintage 8” x 10” glossy photograph of the late, great American cellist.

Harrell (1944 - 2020) at the time of his death was truly the dean of concert cellists in the world.  He studied with Dallas Symphony Orchestra Lev Aronson and then went to Juilliard to study with Leonard Rose, Orlando Cole at Curtis and then finished taking and performing in master classes with Gregor Piatigorsky and Pablo Casals.  He made his debut at a New York Philharmonic Young Person’s Concert at Carnegie Hall March 18, 1961 playing the finale of the Dvorak Concerto with on of Bernstein’s Israeli conducting students, Elyakum Shapira conducting.  He played twice more at Carnegie Hall, in 1963 with the American Symphony Orchestra and in recital in 1964.  He was hired George Szell as Principal Cellist of the Cleveland Orchestra where he remained until 1971.  In 1971 he embarked on his mature solo career making his recital debut at Alice Tully Hall with James Levine accompanying.  That recital was the event which made his professional solo career.  He also taught at the University of Cincinnati College of Music as of 1971 where he remained until 1976 when he became a Professor at Juilliard.  In 1988 he was appointed to the new Gregor Piatigorsky Chair at the University of Southern California which was to become his home for the rest of his life.

Considered a cellists’ cellist in his lifetime, we generally do not see autographed photographs of him from this period.  Not a common autograph, there is one photograph later in life which he signed quite often.  That said, the majority of the ones we have seen have faded, or light autographs, unlike the one we offer here.   

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