Segovia, Andres. (1893–1987)
Signed Photograph to Wanda Szigeti
1928 signed photograph of the important guitarist, inscribed to Wanda Szigeti, wife of violinist Joseph Szigeti. He has penned at the upper right: "To Wanda, the best example of Russian charm and the most formidable... A. Segovia / New York and Paris / 1928." Stamped at the lower right and on the verso by photographer Nickolas Muray of New York. Very fine. 10 x 8 inches (25.3 x 20.2 cm).
From the collection of Georgian-Russian pianist Nikita Magaloff and his wife Irene, the daughter of violinist Joseph Szigeti. Magaloff, born to a noble Georgian family in St. Petersburg, was influenced by family friend Serge Prokofiev and studied with Siloti and Isidor Philipp. Among the friends he made studying at the Paris Conservatory was Maurice Ravel, who considered him "a great, a truly extraordinary musician." He was especially known as the first pianist to record the complete works of Chopin, and for his elegant, refined style, which became more daring later in life.