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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Emmerich Kalman Autograph. CoA

Operetta Composer Emmerich Kalman: Autograph on album leaf.

4,5 x 4,5 inches (113 x 113 mm), fine condition.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Emmerich Kalman Autograph

Emmerich Kalman (1882 –1953) was a Hungarian-born composer of operettas.

Kalman and Franz Lehar were the leading composers of what has been called the "Silver Age" of Viennese operetta during the first quarter of the 20th century. He became well-known for his fusion of Viennese waltz with Hungarian csardas. Even so, polyphonically and melodically, Kalman was a devoted follower of Giacomo Puccini, while in his orchestration methods he employed principles characteristic of Tchaikovsky's music.

Despite his Jewish origins he was one of Adolf Hitler's favorite composers.

More autographs: HERE

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Qingdao vintage Postcard: Greetings from Laoshan

A big part of our old Qingdao postcards have been sold and we added a few more now, like:

Qingdao: Old Chinese postcard: “Greetings from Laoshan”. b/w postcard depicting a little, naked boy in front of some houses in Laoshan/Qingdao.

Qingdao postcard Laoshan

Unused, fine condition. Published by Max Grill Qingdao.

 More Qingdao postcards HERE

Saturday, July 02, 2011

Rudolf Nurejew Autograph. Early Signature on Print. CoA

Rudolf Nurejew: Magazine snippet mounted in cardboard, signed by Nurejew in app. 1970s.

Faint stain at the upper left corner, minor faults at the right margin (the autograph was in a frame).

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

7,1 x 9,5 inches.

Rudolf Khametovich Nureyev (1938 –1993) was a dancer from the former Soviet Union, considered one of the most celebrated ballet dancers of the 20th century. Nureyev's artistic skills explored expressive areas of the dance, providing a new role to the male ballet dancer who once served only as support to the women.

In 1961 he defected to the West, despite KGB efforts to stop him. According to KGB archives studied by Peter Watson, Nikita Khrushchev personally signed an order to have Nureyev killed.

In 1982, he became a naturalized Austrian.

More autographs: HERE