Parrot-Hanlet, Françoise. [Magaloff, Nikita. (1912–1992)]
Inscribed photograph of the French pianist, inscribed to Georgian-Russian pianist Nikita Magaloff. She is shown as a young woman in an original Harcourt of Paris portrait, with the inscription barely visible in white ink at the foot; the signature appears to have been trimmed away. Rather irregularly trimmed with a small glue remnant at the upper left. Overall very good. 6.25 x 9 inches (16.2 x 23.1 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.