Bauer, Harold. (1873–1951)
Autograph album leaf signed by the wonderful English pianist, together with a stamp-sized halftone photograph mounted to the upper right corner. The autograph's recipient has written "Jan. 20, 1940 / Harold Bauer, world-famous pianist" to the lower margin. In fine condition. 6.75 x 5 inches (17.1 x 12.7 cm.).
In his youth, Bauer toured England as a violinist for nine years before shifting focus to the piano at age 19, when he began studying with Paderewski. He gave the world premiere performance of Debussy's Children's Corner in Paris in 1908.