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Leopold Godowsky

LEOPOLD GODOWSKY d1938. Polish-American virtuoso pianist, composer and teacher. He was one of the most highly regarded performers of his time – known for his theories concerning the application of relaxed weight and economy of motion within pianistic technic – principles later propagated by Godowsky's pupils including Heinrich Neuhaus. He was heralded among musical giants as the "Buddha of the Piano" and was probably the most astonishing instance of a self-taught performer and creator in the history of art.Ferruccio Busoni claimed that he and Godowsky were "the only composers to have added anything of significance to keyboard writing since Franz Liszt. As a composer, he is best known for his Java Suite / Triakontameron / Passacagalia and Walzermasken. He died of stomach cancer aged 68 on November 21st 1938.

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Leopold Godowsky

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Description:

An original vintage RMS Berengaria embossed card, clearly signed and dated in ink by Leopold Godowsky September 28th 1926.

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One of a fine collection of original circa 1920-30s Cunard RMS Berengaria signed cards obtained by a Miss Brain who was a stewardess on board this famous cruise-liner. RMS Berengaria was originally named the SS Impersonator (built for the Hamburg America Line) and first launched in 1912. At the time of her completion (in June 1913) she was the largest passenger ship in the world, surpassing the RMS Olympic and her sister ship RMS Titanic by 24ft. During World War 1, she remained in port in Hamburg ; after the war she was briefly commissioned by the US Navy as a troop transport ship (USS Imperator). Following her US Navy Service, her name was changed to "RMS Berengaria" and she was handed over to Britain's Cunard Line as part of war reparations. She became their flagship cruise-liner between 1919-1934. She was retired in 1938 and later sold to Sir John Jarvis to be broken up and scrapped on the Tyne between 1939-1946. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Size:

11x9cm Sized Embossed Card

Condition:

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