Feuermann, Emanuel. (1902–1942)

Autograph Signature

Uncommon autograph album leaf signed by the great cellist, who has penned "E Feuermann" in black ink, together with a halftone photograph mounted to the right of the signature.  The recipient of the signature has written "Jan. 13, 1940 / Emmanuel Feuermann, great cellist" in pencil to the lower margin.  A portion of Feuermann's obituary from the local Cincinnati paper is mounted to verso with glue showing through a bit, else in fine condition.  6.75 x 5 inches (17.1 x 12.7 cm.).

"Feuermann, arguably more than Casals, was responsible for revolutionizing cello technique.  His astonishing technical facility made him the first cellist to play with the ease of a violinist, while his purity of tone, intensity of sound, clarity of articulation and fine musicianship mark him out as one of the greatest string players of the 20th century." (New Grove) (20016)

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