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JOSEPH "JOSKA" SZIGETI - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 01/18/1945 - HFSID 49501

Signed 1945 autograph letter to a writer helping revise drafts of his memoirs Autograph Letter signed: "Joska", 1 page, 5½x8¾. No place, 1945 January 18. To "Dear Frances" [Winwar]. In full: "Thank you for your New Year's message which we heartily reciprocate!…"

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JOSEPH SZIGETI
Signed 1945 autograph letter to a writer helping revise drafts of his memoirs
Autograph Letter signed: "Joska", 1 page, 5½x8¾. No place, 1945 January 18. To "Dear Frances" [Winwar]. In full: "Thank you for your New Year's message which we heartily reciprocate! I am sending you some rewritten isolated pages and some of my new pages and will be grateful to you for reading them and returning them to Herbert Barrett 250 West 57th St. My apologies for sending you some of the pages in their first uncorrected pencil draft but I haven't got a copy of those! Looking forward to seeing you in February and with warm greetings from Wanda too. Yours ever". Hungarian virtuoso violinist Joseph Szigeti (1892-1973) debuted as a child prodigy, touring and recording until his retirement in 1960. Known as "the scholarly violinist," he championed works by contemporary composers, including his lifelong friend Bela Bartok. Szigeti and his wife Wanda (Ostrowska) Szigeti lived mostly in the US from 1939 to 1960, returning thereafter to Switzerland. Szigeti's memoirs, With Strings Attached, obviously a work in progress when he wrote this letter, were published in 1947. Szigeti on the Violin appeared in 1969. The addressee was Frances Winwar (1900-1985), author of many literary biographies, who was evidently helping edit Szigeti's manuscript. Normal mailing folds. Lightly creased. Fine condition.

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