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13867. Budapest String Quartet (1917-1967).
Original 1938 Concert Program

[Paris]: Stern. 1938. Original concert program of the important string quartet from a French performance on May 18, 1938. At this time, the members of the quartet were Josef Roisman, Alexander Schneider, Boris Kroyt, and Mischa Schneider. They performed Bartok's Quartet no. 2 and Beethoven's Quartet no. 7. 1 p. beautifully printed on heavy card stock with deckled edges, in very fine condition. 5.5 x 7.5 inches (14.2 x 19.5 cm).

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10936. [Budapest String Quartet (1917-1967)] Roisman, Josef. (1900 - 1974).
Josef Roisman's Personal Budapest Quartet Scrapbook

A scrapbook of magazine and newspaper clippings, publicity materials, promotional envelopes and ephemera related to the Budapest Quartet, assembled by first violinist Josef Roisman and his wife. Large folio binder containing 35 pages, many with multiple clippings on each, including articles in Japanese, Russian, Spanish and English mostly from the 1950s-1970s, but including a few earlier items such as a photostat of a 1927 broadside, and including a rare printed postcard from Paul Hindemith (a Canon surrounded by his own fanciful designs, dated November, 1945 following his 50th birthday "To all sympathetic friends most gratefully"), an untranslated telegram in Japanese and a letter from Czech-Jewish writer and journalist Joseph Wechsberg addressed to Roisman concerning Wechsberg's lengthy feature on the quartet in the New Yorker (the full text of which is included in the scrapbook). The album binding in poor condition with the spiral metal fully detached and plastic page coverings quite brittle. The pages themselves are generally toned but in reasonably fine condition given the format and nature of the material. The final entries in the album consist of three obituaries for Roisman, followed by a page of clippings about the Library of Congress concert dedicated to his memory by the Juilliard Quartet in the week following his death (with their new cellist Joel Krosnick), these presumably added by Roisman's widow.

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