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Price: $300.00

FINE CONDITION

FREDERIC LAMOND - PIANIST

Autographed 9.5 x 11 Czech broadside featuring a rather large photograph, c. 1939. This piece was printed on tissue like stock used for advertising at this time and it is amazing it has survived.

Lamond (1868-1948) a Scott who had studied with Hans von Blow and Franz Liszt had spent most of his life as an ex-patriot in Germany. He married a German-Jewish actress, Irene Triesch and they lived a very good life in Berlin. Both husband and wife were very involved performing in their arts and they were quite content. Many Germans thought his performances of the piano works of Beethoven were the best in the German speaking world. His 70th birthday was feted in Berlin on his birthday, the 26th of January, 1938. Perhaps because of his status, his wife was not bothered by the Nazis until that point, but it became apparent between his British citizenship and her religion it was time to leave. The couple was met at the German border by the Gestapo. His memoirs tell it best, when asked for his passport, Lamond told him, You can see it, but I will not allow you to take it into your hands and then when he was asked if he was an Aryan, Lamond told him, No, I am a monkey! They left for Vienna first and then he had a concert date in Prague on March 15, 1939, the one for which our poster advertised. Once again, Lamond and his wife packed up as much as they could and left Prague headed for Scotland where he would live for the rest of his life. It is noted he played a concert for war relief almost as soon as they arrived and he continued to play concerts throughout England and Scotland almost until the end of his life.

A most unusual and unique Lamond souvenir.

 

 

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