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LOUISE DIEMER - PIANIST

Autographed postcard photograph by the great French pianist, pedagogue and composer while on tour in Russia with the Orchestre Lamoureux, Moscow, October 10, 1915.

The photograph is dedicated on the verso to Andrei Teleshov, the son of the Russian Poet and writer Nikolai Teleshov, the founder of the famed Sreda circle of writers and poets.

 Diemer (1843-1919) was 72 years old at the time of this tour.  He was considered the “father” of the modern French school of piano.  His pupil Lazare-Levy stated, “The astonishing precision of his playing, his legendary trills, the sobriety of his style, made him the excellent pianist we all admired.” Mark Hambourg who did not study with him described him “as dry as dust” in 1903, however, he was still playing to rave reviews wherever he went by the critics.  His list of pupils which included: Alfredo Casella, Gaby Casadesus, Robert Casadesus, Marcel Ciampi, Alfred Cortot, Marcel Dupré, Emil Frey, Marius Gaillard, Lazare-Levy, Robert Lortat, Edouard Risler and E. Robert Schmitz were but some of the best known of the hundreds who studied with him.  A veritable whose who of the French piano world.  An award he established in 1903 is still given to the finest pianist at the Paris Conservatoire.  That said, by 1915 he had wound down many of his activities and while he was still willing to travel, it was far easier to play one work with orchestra, than an entire recital. 

A fine late example!

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