Barrère, Georges. (1876-1944)
Autograph Signature with Photograph
Signed card from the flautist, with inscription "Best wishes from Georges Barrère," mounted to paper along with a half-tone photograph clipped from a magazine. Fine. Paper measures 7.25 x 5.25 inches (18.4 x 13.3 cm.), card 3.25 x 2.25 inch (8.2 x 5.7 cm.).
"Georges Barrere holds a preeminent place in the history of American flute playing. Best known for two of the landmark works that were written for him--the Poem of Charles Tomlinson Griffes and Density 21.5 by Edgard Varese--he was the most prominent early exemplar of the Paris Conservatoire tradition in the United States and set a new standard for American woodwind performance." (Nancy Toff, "Monarch of the Flute")