Borge, Victor. (1909–2000)
Charming single-sheet broadsheet program advertisement depicting the beloved pianist and comedian in a tuxedo, carrying a Steinway Piano-shaped briefcase. The insert advertises an upcoming recital at Symphony Hall in Boston on Friday, March 1, 1963. In very fine condition. 6 x 9 inches (15.2 x 22.9 cm).
A child prodigy, Børge Rosenbaum studied with Olivo Krause at the Royal Danish Academy of Music and was later under the tutelage of Frederic Lamond, himself a student of Liszt. Fleeing Denmark for the United States in 1940 during the German occupation, Rosenbaum took the name Victor Borge and, speaking no English, adapted his comedic routines for a new audience, finding great success on radio and television.
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