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RUDOLF SERKIN - PIANIST

Autographed and inscribed 4 x 6 original glossy Anthony Altaffer of Zurich photograph at the piano on a postcard mount, January 14, 1983. The photograph is dedicated to the German poet and art collector Wolfgang Windhausen.

Serkin (1903-1991) by 1983 was one of the deans of concert pianists on the circuit. Still very active until his retirement from performing in 1988. In 1983, Serkin was beginning to record a series of Mozart piano concertos with Claudio Abbado and the London Philharmonic for Deutsche Grammaphon. Cerebral, but never a natural pianist, Serkin continued to work hard on scales and arpeggios throughout his life to keep his fingers limber. Despite the vocalizations he made during performances and a tendency for a heavy hand at times, his performances have stood the test of time.

A great image with an interesting dedication!

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