Flagstad, Kirsten. (1895-1962)
Signed photograph of the Norwegian soprano, who has inscribed "To George Gaber, Very sincerely yours/ Kirsten Flagstad" in blue ink. NBC Artists Service stamp to verso. Light silvering, edgewear, slightly irregular trim, signature low-contrast as was her unfortunate habit, else fine. 8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25 cm.).
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.