Boston Symphony Orchestra: Charcoal Drawings of its Members With Biographical Sketches. Brush Gerome.

Boston Symphony Orchestra: Charcoal Drawings of its Members With Biographical Sketches

Boston: Merrymount Press, 1936.

First Edition. Hardcover (rebound in cloth). Very Good Condition. Item #040799
ISBN: NoISBN

Recently rebound in full burgundy cloth with gilt lettering, endpapers a little worn and soiled as is the half title, scattered finger marks in the margins (no doubt from the members searching through for their portraits to sign - see below). Attractive charcoal portraits of the members; signed below the respective portrait by 27 members:

Raymond Allard (bassoon)
Louis Artieres (viola)
Nicolas Avierino (viola)
Richard Burgin (concert master)
Yves Chardon (violoncello)
Jean Devergie (oboe)
Samuel Diamond (violin)
Gaston Dufresne (double-bass)
Harry F. Grover (viola)
Alfred Krips (violin)
Jacobus Cornelis Langendoen (violoncello)
Norbert Rene Lauga (violin)
Jean Lefranc (viola)
Vincent Howard Mariotti (violin)
Georges Edmond Moleux (double-bass)
Boaz Piller (contra-bassoon)
Vladimir Resnikoff (violin)
Jesus Maria Sanroma (piano)
Huber Adrien Sauvlet (violin)
Charles Van Wyngergen (viola)
Hans Werner (viola)
Josef Zimbler (violocello)

and 5 additional musicians not pictured signed on the rear endpaper.

This was a period of growth and enhanced reputation for the Boston Symphony - under Serge Koussevitzky (music director from 1924-1949) they performed the first live concert for radio (NBC, 1926) and established their summer base in Tanglewood.

Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Music; Antiques & Collectibles. Signed by person(s) connected with book. Inventory No: 040799.

Price: $450.00

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