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MIECZYSLAW HORSZOWSKI - PIANIST

Autographed one page card stock program for a Bach and Chopin recital at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, December 3, 1983.  We offer with an original 8” x 10” press photograph of Miecio at the keyboard testing the piano at Wigmore Hall the day before a recital in 1986, photograph blind stamped, Universal Pictorial Press.

Horszowski (1892-1993) a child prodigy and favorite pupil of Theodor Leschetiszky performed on the stage from his debut in 1901 until his final performance in 1991, a span of 90 years with the exception of 1911-1918 where he lived in Paris and studied topics other than music. From the 1930’s on due to his Jewish birth and despite his Catholic conversion, he lived in the United States.

In Miecio, Remembrances of Mieczyslaw Horszowski, his autobiography edited and published in 2002 by his widow Bice, she printed a daily diary she kept which she merged with his in the book, she writes of this performance, page, 505: December 3rd. New York.  Wonderful concert at the Metropolitan Museum. Many people. Miecio plays beautifully. Bach and Chopin: Partita in C min., Fantasie Op. 49, Prelude and Fugue in A min. BWV 894, Mazurkas Op. 24 No. 2, Op. 50 No 1, Op. 24 No. 4, Bolero.  Many friends.  Allan Evans a scholar of Friedman.  Interestingly, Tim Page, who was writing for the “New York Times” at the time announced this concert would be an all-Bach recital for that date on October 9th. 

The pianist would perform until October, 1991 when he gave his last in Philadelphia.

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