Feuermann, Emanuel. (1902–1942)
Uncommon autograph album leaf signed by the great cellist, who has penned "E Feuermann" in black ink, together with a halftone photograph mounted to the right of the signature. The recipient of the signature has written "Jan. 13, 1940 / Emmanuel Feuermann, great cellist" in pencil to the lower margin. A portion of Feuermann's obituary from the local Cincinnati paper is mounted to verso with glue showing through a bit, else in fine condition. 6.75 x 5 inches (17.1 x 12.7 cm.).
"Feuermann, arguably more than Casals, was responsible for revolutionizing cello technique. His astonishing technical facility made him the first cellist to play with the ease of a violinist, while his purity of tone, intensity of sound, clarity of articulation and fine musicianship mark him out as one of the greatest string players of the 20th century." (New Grove)