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Price: $400.00

EXCELLENT CONDITION

Autographed original blind embossed photograph by Antoni Esplugas of Barcelona of the wunderkind pianist, November, 1905.

Horszowski (1892-1993) in 1905 at the age of 13 completed his studies with Theodor Leschetiszky. He had already taken European tours the prior two years, however, in 1905 he went to Spain and Portugal for the first time and then to France for his second season of concerts in Paris and Provence.† The prodigy and his mother arrived in Barcelona on the 24th of November, she noted in her letter of the 25th, We are in a European city at last.† The pair had left Vienna in the 3rd week of October and he had performed in Bordeaux, Lisbon, Oporto, Madrid and Bilbao.† Horszowski performed his first concert on the 25th of November.† She writes again to her husband on the 27th describing, The director of the Academy presented him with an antique gold watch which belonged to the famous local composer Granados.† Itís very valuable.† She then describes a banquet given in her sonís honor on the 16th and the fact that his concert on the 27th was sold out.††† Her parting line is, I am enclosing a picture of Micio which was printed specially.† Donít give it away because itís the only one Iíve got for now. (pgs. 128-132, Miecio/Remembrances of Mieczyslaw Horszowski; edited by Bice Horszowski Costa, Erga Edizioni, Genoa, 2002.)

What is known is that he was brought to Esplugasís studio during his stay in Barcelona, where he took a series of photographs by himself and also with Enrique Granados.† There was an outfit change during the session as the outfit he wore by himself differs with the Granados photographs.† A number of second state photographs from this session was printed by Leiser in Berlin for his postcard series of famous people.

This photograph is a rich an detailed chocolate sepia original photograph on a postcard mount.† There is a slight surface rub on the left side.††††

 

MIECZYSLAW HORSZOWSKI - PIANIST

Phone: 212-860-5541†