WALTER J. DAMROSCH - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED 10/22/1887 CO-SIGNED BY: GERALDINE MORGAN - HFSID 18907
Sale Price $180.00
WALTER DAMROSCH and GERALDINE MORGAN
The composer and violinist sign opposite sides of a 6¾x8 album leaf.
Autograph Note signed: "In remembrance of a friend of/Paul/Torik/Walter Damrosch/Buffalo Oct 22-87", and on verso Autograph Musical Quotation: "simplice/[musical quotation]in German, loosely translated "for kind remembrance/from/Geraldine Morgan/9-15-1883", 1p, 6¾x8 album leaf. Accompanied by unsigned book photograph of a youthful Damrosch (b/w, 2½x3¼). Damrosch (1862-1950) was the son of early Metropolitan Opera conductor Leopold Damrosch. Emigrating from Germany in 1871, DAMROSCH became music director of New York's Oratorio Society and Symphony Orchestra. He composed operas of his own (Cyrano, 1913; The Man Without a Country (1937) and championed young American composers like George Gershwin and Aaron Copland. MORGAN was a violinist who studied in Berlin under Joseph Joachim. Joachim loaned her his prize violin before her American debut; a friend later purchased it for her. Morgan founded the Joseph Joachim Institute in New York. Slightly soiled. Otherwise, fine condition.
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