C. 1906-07 2 Real-Photo Postcards Inscribed and Signed By Italian Violin Virtuoso Composer and Teacher Alberto Curci to Adolf Marcuse in Berlin
(Alberto Curci)

Berlin Germany: Not Published, 1906. F 2 photo post cards, both addressed to Adolf Marcuse in Berlin and with short notes in German, signed by Alberto Curci (1886-1973) scion of the great Italian musical printing house (Edizioni Curci) founded by his grandfather and continuing today; nice portraits of the young violinist, one standing 3/4, holding instrument, photo by Siri Fischer Schneevogt, signed "A. Curci" the other a frontal head portrait also by Fischer Schneevogt and published by Hans Dursthoff Berlin, this signed in full "Alberto Curci"; we speculate that these may reflect a correspondence between the German Jewish astronomer and scientist Adolf Marcuse (1860-1930), or his son of the same name - at this time Curci was in Germany studying under Joseph Joachim and giving concerts; both postcards with light wear, just a little on the tips, one with faint surface crease; with many Berlin, Germany postal cancels and stamps, writing is strong and clearly signed; (with) a 2-sided announcement sheet with biographical information and concert details, illustrated with another portrait of Curci, for the 1906-1907 season - this with much wear and old fold lines, edge-chipped - text in German and with useful biographical and musical information regarding this performer- approx. 9" x 12" size, "Konzert-Direktion Eugen Stern, Berlin..."; a nice little group of material touching on the Berlin life of this Naples-born performer and teacher, later in life responsible for establishing an important international violin and musical competition in his native Naples. Very Good Paperback (Item ID: 21667)


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