Primrose, William. (1904–1982)

Signed Photograph

Striking late original photograph of the leading violist of his time, a member of the London String Quartet and the NBC Symphony under Toscanini before embarking on an unprecedented successful solo career as violist. Inscribed "To my dear friend, George Gaber, with great admiration and respect. William Primrose/ 1980."  Small pinholes to corners, trace remnants from a removed label to lower edge of image, else very fine.  10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm.). Signed photographs of Primrose are very elusive.

From the collection of George Gaber (1916–2007), noted percussionist who performed with a number of professional ensembles, including the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Israel Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Baltimore Symphony and worked with Leonard Bernstein, Otto Klemperer, Igor Stravinsky, Henry Mancini, Duke Ellington and many others over the span of his career.  From 1960 to 1986 taught percussion at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University and was also an artist in residence at Carnegie Mellon University, an adjudicator for National Music Arts in Japan and the Canadian Music Competition, and a Hall of Fame recipient in Percussion Arts Society.


Classical Music
Signed Photograph