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MISCHA ELMAN - VIOLINIST

Remarkable autographed 8” x 10” sepia Hrand of Paris  photograph of the legendary Ukrainian-American violinist.

Elman (1891-1967) was a child prodigy taught by the legendary violinists Max Fidelmann, Adolf Brodsky and finally Leopold Auer.  Auer saw to Elman’s acceptance at the St. Petersburg Conservatory at the age of 11.  He was a hit everywhere he went, Berlin in 1904, London in 1905 and New York (Carnegie Hall in 1908).  He landed in Australia in 1914.  A huge sensation everywhere he went until Jascha Heifetz made his Carnegie Hall debut in 1918 eclipsing his talent.  That said, Elman had an outstanding career, playing literally until his death in 1967.  Elman commissioned Martinu’s second violin concerto and gave the first performances in New York and Boston in 1943.  Widely recorded.