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NEAR MINT CONDITION

Autographed 8.5” x 11.5” recital broadside by the great cellist, December 14, 1943.  The war-time broadside, really a handbill has 2 sections, one in Czech, the other German.  His accompanist was Alfred Holecek who has not signed.  They played works of Brahms, Boccherini, Stedron and Paganini.

Sadlo (1912-2003) is universally accepted as the greatest Czech cellist after David Popper and Hanus Wihan.  Blaha was his real last name, Sadlo was his teacher, Karel Pravlosav Sadlo’s last name.  Karel Sadlo was like a father to the young cellist and as a tribute he took his last name.  Sadlo came late to the cello at 15 and begun study with his mentor moving into his mentor’s home.  By 1927 he was calling himself Sadlo and by 1929 had taken the name altogether.  He worked 10 hours per day practicing without a break.  In 1929 he made his debut plying the Dvorak and the Ridley concertos in one bill.  In 1931 he joined the Prague Quartet and the following year he made his first tour with the quartet in London.  He quit the quartet a year later, however, he left a recording with them of the Dovrak Quartet op. 106, which has yet to be surpassed.  He made his first solo tour in London in 1937 after winning the Vienna Cello Competition.  He further bolstered his name in Prague in 1940 after substituting for an ailing Jan Kubelik at the last minute and drawing rave reviews.  He decided to get back in the chamber music game and joined the Czech Trio the same year.  They toured Russia that year and worked with Shostakovich on his E minor piano trio.  The following year Sadlo was invited back alone to play the trio with David Oistrakh and the composer at the piano.  They recorded the work together in Prague in 1947 and then Oistrakh in 1950 asked Sadlo to play the Brahms double concerto with him and that was recorded for posterity as well.  Sadlo stayed with the Czech Trio for 15 years.  Sadlo also worked with Martinu playing the premier of the revised version of his first cello concerto and was promised the second, but it went to Pierre Fournier.  Sadlo also gave eitherthe Cech or World Premier of numerous concertos by modern composers including Khatchaturian, Vladigerov, Bacewicz, Kalabis, Rezac, Sommer and Smolka.

Printed on pulp paper, this handbill has not oxidized and is in remarkable near-mint condition.

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