MARC CHAGALL - RECORD ALBUM COVER SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: GERARD SOUZAY - HFSID 82388
MARC CHAGALL, CO-SIGNED BY: GÉRARD SOUZAY European copy of Quatre cycles de melodies by Gérard Souzay, signed by Souzay and Marc Chagall. With front cover designed by Souzay. Record included.
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MARC CHAGALL, CO-SIGNED BY: GÉRARD SOUZAY
European copy of Quatre cycles de melodies by Gérard Souzay, signed by Souzay and Marc Chagall. With front cover designed by Souzay. Record included.
Record album cover signed "Gérard Souzay" on front in blue ink and "Marc Chagall" on verso in blue crayon. Color, 12¼x12¼, with 1¾-inch gold-colored "Imported/from/Europe" sticker on front cover. Copy of Quatre cycles de melodies featuring Souzay as baritone and Dalton Baldwin on piano. With one 11¾-inch diameter 33 1/3 rpm record. Released by Phillips, pressed in Holland. The cover of this record is designed by Souzay. CHAGALL (1887-1985, born Mark Zakharovich Shagal in Vitebsk, Belorussia, Russian Empire, now Belarus) considered one of the most original and eminent figures in 20th century art, is particularly well-known for his stained glass windows. Best known for the Jerusalem Windows and Peace for the United Nations (1964), his last monumental work in the medium was stained glass windows for chapel of Le Saillant in Corrèze. In 1914, Chagall first exhibited two of his works, Self-Portrait with Seven Fingers and The Fiddler, at the Salon des Indépendants in Paris. In June of that year, he had his first one-man show at the Galerie Der Sturm in Berlin. Chagall then traveled to Vitebsk, his hometown, intending to stay for a short visit, but the outbreak of WWI prevented him from returning to Paris, where he would later settle. Chagall created his first stained glass windows (for the church of Le Plateau d'Assy in Haute-Savoie) in 1957. Chagall was influenced by Cubism, Fauvism and Surrealism. His works, executed in a wide variety of media, from oils to stained glass, often featured subjects drawn from Russian village life, Jewish folklore and Hasidic mysticism. SOUZAY (1918-2004, born Gérard Marcel Tisserand in Angers, France) was a French baritone especially known for his sensitive interpretations of French and German art songs. Souzay performed worldwide in recitals and concerts and gained a reptutation as a recitalist. He came to opera relatively late, with his debut in 1960. Most of his operatic work is concentrated in the 1960s; his most famous operatic role is probably Golaud in Claude DeBussy's Pelléas and Mélisande. Lightly toned and creased. Light impressions on cover. Light impression from record on front cover (not visible head-on). Corners are rounded and worn. Record is lightly scratched. Otherwise in fine condition.
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