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Price: $150.00

EXCELLENT CONDITION

HENRYK SZERYNG - VIOLINIST

Autographed 1 page program excerpt with tipped on photographs by the Polish Mexican violinist, February 22, 1959.  We offer with an original 6” x 8” portrait photograph.

Szeryng (1918-1988) was a regular in Prague in the 1940’s through the 1970’s.  Here he performs two concertos, the Bach E Minor and the Beethoven D Minor with Vaclav Nuemann and the Prague Symphony Orchestra at Smetana Hall.  They finish up with Debussy’s “La Mer”.

Szeryng studied with Maurice Frenkl from age 1925 to 1929 when he went to Berlin to study with Carl Flesch.  He remained Flesch’s pupil until 1932.  He then went on to the Paris Conservatoire to study with Jacques Thibaud, graduating in 1937.  He made his professional debut with the Warsaw Philharmonic playing the Brahms Concerto in 1933.  In 1939 he was appointed translator to Sikorski’s government in exile in London. In 1941 he was on a trip with Sikorski to Latin America to find homes for over 4000 Polish refugees and Szerung, grateful to Mexico for taking the refugees remained in Mexico becoming a citizen in 1946.  Szeryng played in 300 concerts for Allied soldiers during World War II and his concert career took off immediately after the War.  Keeping his hand in government, he became the Mexican advisor to UNESCO in Paris in 1970.

One of the great artists of the 20th Century!

Perfect for display!