YO YO MA - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: PAUL WESTPHAL, SEIJI OZAWA - HFSID 299860
Sale Price $234.00
YO-YO MA, SEIJI OZAWA & PAUL WESTPHAL
8x5 page signed by the Grammy Award winning cellist, Grammy Award winning conductor and NBA All-Star.
Autograph Note signed: "To Paul/Best Wishes/Yo Yo Ma", "Seiji Ozawa" and on verso "Paul Westphal". With 4 unidentified signatures. 1 page (front and verso), 8x5. YO-YO MA, born in Paris of Chinese parents in 1955, was a youthful prodigy on stringed instruments. The most renowned cellist of his generation, he is one of classical music few superstars. That may be because, while performing works of Bach and Vivaldi, he has released crossover records in diverse musical styles: Brazilian bossa nova, Argentine tango, American bluegrass. He has appeared with most of the world's great orchestra and had scored 16 Grammy awards as of 2003. Japanese Conductor SEIJI OZAWA (b. 1935) served as Conductor of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (1965-1969). He went on to serve as Music Director for the San Francisco Symphony (1970-1972), the Boston Symphony Orchestra (1973-2002), and the Vienna State Opera (2002-2010). He conducted the Boston Symphony Orchestra for soloist Itzhak Perlman, who was awarded the 1980 Grammy for Best Classical Performance-Instrumental Soloist or Soloists (with Orchestra) and the 1995 Grammy for Best Instrumental Soloist or Soloists Performance (with Orchestra). Ozawa won the 1976 Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction for PBS's Central Park in the Dark/A Hero's Life Evening at Symphony and the 1994 Emmy for Outstanding Individual Achievement-Cultural Programming for PBS's The Dvorak Concert From Prague: A Celebration. Guard PAUL WESTPHAL (1950-2021), a collegiate star at USC, played 12 seasons in the NBA (1972-1984), and was part of the Boston Celtics' 1974 Championship team. He is more closely identified with the Phoenix Suns as a player (1975-1980, 1983-1984) and head coach (1988-1996), taking the team to the NBA finals in 1993. The Suns retired the 5-time All-Star's #44. Toned at edges. Lightly creased. Lightly worn. Lightly frayed at top edge. Otherwise, fine condition.
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