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ADOLF BUSCH - VIOLINIST

Autographed patriotic air mail prepared envelope, New York City, December 5, 1946.

Busch (1891-1952) was the son of a musical family, his Father a cellist and luthier.  His older brother Fritz was a conductor and violinist, his other brothers, Hermann a cellist, Heinrich a pianist and Willi an actor.  Busch studied with violinists Willy Hess and Bram Eldering in Cologne. Busch’s first job was as concertmaster of the Wiener Konzertverein from 1912 to 1918, whilst therehe assembled the Wiener Konzertverin Quartet.  In 1919 he moved to Berlin and was appointed Professor at the Berlin Hochschule where he assembled the Busch Quartet and the Busch Trio.  The Quartet consisted of Busch, Gösta Andreasson, Karl Doktor and his brother Hermann, the Trio, his brother Hermann and his son-in-law, Rudolf Serkin.  Busch left Germany in and moved to Basel, like his brother he vehemently opposed to fascism.  He became a Swiss citizen in 1935.  Whilst in Basel he taught at the Conservatory, founded the Basel Chamber Orchestra and with Toscanini and Serkin, the Lucerne Festival. He taught Yehudi Menuhin during his Basel years.  In 1939 he moved to the U.S. where he lived for the rest of his life.  With his son-in-law Rudolf Serkin they founded the Marlboro Music School and Festival in Vermont. One of the true legends of the fiddle in the 20th Century.

A rare autograph in any form.  

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