Item #33527 Signed tribute to Steinway & Sons. New York: 1953 signed by Geza Anda. Geza Anda.

Signed tribute to Steinway & Sons. New York: 1953 signed by Geza Anda.

New York: 1953.

1st Edition. Signed tribute to Steinway & Sons. New York: 1953. In 1953 Steinway celebrated its Centennial and Steinway artists from around the globe wrote congratulatory tributes which were sent to Theodore E. Steinway (1883-1957), piano technician, philatelist and son of Henry E. Steinway, piano technician and the founder of Steinway & Sons. Here is a terrific handwritten signed tribute in German to Steinway on their 100th anniversary by Hungarian pianist, Geza Anda. Signed nicely at the conclusion by Anda who was born in Budapest on November 19,1921. He studied with Ernst von Dohnányi and Zoltan Kodály at the Budapest Academy of Music and won the Liszt Prize in 1940. A year later , shortly after playing Brahms under Mengelberg , he made his debut in the Berlin Philharmonie, where Furtwängler dubbed him " the troubador of the piano ". He was only 20 and had already begun to teach piano. In 1943 he settled in Switzerland. From 1953 to 1955 he gave a masterclass at the International Summer Academy of the Mozarteum in Salzburg, and in 1960 he succeeded Edwin Fischer as director of the Lucerne masterclasses. From 1969 he taught in Zürich . He died on 13 June 1976. Three years later , the first Concours Géza Anda was held, with the aim of encouraging a younger generation of pianists to develop in Anda's spirit.

One page ALS on plain white paper in fine condition.

Item #33527    Price: US$275.00