ALFRED-DENIS CORTOT - AUTOGRAPH 03/1921 CO-SIGNED BY: JACK WARNER, FREDERIC LAMOND - HFSID 155105
ALFRED-DENIS CORTOT, FREDERIC LAMOND and JACK WARNER. Signature: "Alf Cortot/Mar - 1921" and, on verso, "With all kind regards/from/Frederic Lamond/13. 12. 22" and inscribed signature: "To Florence/Good luck/[illegible]/Jack Warner.
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ALFRED-DENIS CORTOT, FREDERIC LAMOND and JACK WARNER. Signature: "Alf Cortot/Mar - 1921" and, on verso, "With all kind regards/from/Frederic Lamond/13. 12. 22" and inscribed signature: "To Florence/Good luck/[illegible]/Jack Warner.", 6¼x5. French pianist and conductor Alfred-Denis Cortot (1877-1962) enjoyed considerable success as a conductor, leading the first Paris performance of Gotterdammerung (May 1902) and following it with a respectable Tristan (June 1902). In 1905, he formed the Cortot-Thibaud-Casals trio and Cortot was also a popular solo performer across Europe and in the U.S. He is best known for his mastery of Romantic music, especially Schumann, although he was also acclaimed for his interpretations of Chopin, Beethoven's concertos and Wagner. Cortot, who was a professor of piano at the Paris Conservatoire from 1907-1917, was also an avid collector of musical memorabilia, including musical autographs, original manuscripts, letters, portraits and printed music. After his death, the most of the printed music, including some that was quite rare, was distributed to the British Museum, the Newberry Library in Chicago and the University of California at Berkeley. Important manuscripts were also purchased for the Lehmann Foundation in the Pierpont-Morgan Library in New York City. Scottish pianist and composer FREDERIC LAMOND (1868-1948) was one of the last pupils of Franz Liszt. In the 1920s and 1930s, he recorded many of works of Liszt, and also of Beethoven, on whose works Lamond was also considered a leading expert. British actor JACK WARNER (1895-1981), born Horace John Waters, is best known for playing George Dixon in the TV series, Dixon of Dock Green (1955-1976). The character was first featured in the 1950 film, The Blue Lamp, but was killed off after 21 minutes; Warner's TV role lasted for 21 years. Warner, who had made his film debut in The Dummy Talks (1943), went on to appear in a number of feature films, including the Huggetts series (1947-1949), Scrooge (1951), Bang, You're Dead (1954), The Ladykillers (1955), Jigsaw (1962) and Dominique (1978). In addition to Dixon of Dock Green, Warner also appeared in The Centre Show (1950-1953), and he made two guest appearances on A Christmas Night With the Stars (1958, 1970). In 1965, Warner was awarded the O.B.E. (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) for his services to drama. Slightly creased. Lightly soiled on front, touching the "A" in Alfred. Light show through of writing. Fine condition.
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