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JAN KUBELIK - VIOLINIST

Autographed original Balzar of Prague blind embossed photograph on a postcard mount of the legendary violinist in green pen c. 1925-1930.

Kubelik (1880-1940) was one of the true legends of the fiddle prior to Heifetz reaching the West.† He was a pupil of Weber, Ondricek and Sevcik in Prague.† Made his touring debut in 1898 and his British debut with Hans Richter in 1900.† He reached the U.S. the following year.† By 1902 he had made so much money that he was able to bring the Czech Philharmonic to London to support his concerts!† He recorded prolifically and a live concert at Carnegie Hall in 1935 is available.† He was commanding the highest fees in music through the 1920ís.†

Jaroslav Balzar (1884-1945) was a leading celebrity photographer in Prague.† He was an apprentice in the Reutlinger Studios in Paris for two years and then moved back to Prague where he opened up a photographic studio where he specialized in film stars, stage actors and musicians.† His photographs mostly in an art deco style were compared to Hollywood photographs of the time.† His close friendship with the Czech actor Vlasta Burian, a Nazi collaborator led to his vigilante style execution at the end of the War.† He was found in the street with bullet holes in his head.

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