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AMPARO ITURBI - PIANIST

Autographed and inscribed 8 x 11 National Artists Corporation promotional glossy photograph, Morristown, 1959.

Iturbi (1899-1969) the younger sister of Jos Iturbi was bon in Valencia, Spain. Initially she studied with her brother who was three years older. In an interview after she arrived in the United States she said, When we were small I used to follow him around everywhere. Everything he did I did. That is why I play with the same technique he uses, my hands are like his. By the age of 11 she was teaching piano. She then began study with pianist and composer Edoardo Chavarri, a pupil of Saloman Jadassohn who was a an early pupil of Liszt and a later pupil of Moscheles. Chavarri introduced her to Enrique Granados for whom she had prepared his difficult Goyescas suite and he was highly impressed with her. She made her professional debut at 15 in Barcelona and in 1925 made an appearance at Salle Gaveau in Paris, her first in Europe. Ampara and Jos toured Europe as a brother and sister piano duet act and were quite formidable. She arrived in the United States in 1937 and her first concert was with her brother and the New York Philharmonic at Lewisohn Statium with Alexander Smallens conducting. 12,000 people cheered at the conclusion with special cheering for her which led to two solo encores. She concertized both as a soloist and with her brother virtually until her death in 1969 of a brain tumor. Her last concert appearance was in November 1968 in New York City. She also taught piano in the Los Angeles area and was known as a task master. Both Amparo and Jos appeared in several films between 1944 and 1949, they also performed on television. Lots of recordings especially Albeniz and Granados which she played regularly in her concerts.

A few superfluous creases top left corner, else fine.

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