Mainardi, Enrico. (1897–1976)
Signed Hand Tracing
Original outline of the Italian cellist, composer, and conductor's left hand, traced in pencil, boldly signed and dated 1938 on an album leaf titled "Forget-Me-Not." Left edge rough and some light toning; overall in fine condition. 7.5 x 10 inches (19 x 25.7 cm).
Together with the pianist Edwin Fischer and the violinist Georg Kulenkampff (whose place was later taken by Wolfgang Schneiderhan), Mainardi formed a famous piano trio. In 1967, he also founded a trio with the pianist Guido Agosti and the flutist Severino Gazzelloni. As a composer, Mainardi wrote orchestral works, a cello concerto per due violoncelli, and chamber music.