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Mahler, Gustav – Caruso, Enrico – Paderewski, Ignacy – Sembrich, Marcella – Signed Menu

SKU: N2262-M2-11

Menu for a dinner by the Musicians of New York in 1909, honoring Marcella Sembrich´s 25th anniversary of her Met Opera debut. Signed by several important stars in the music world: composer Gustav Mahler, star tenor Enrico Caruso (the only one who signed inside the 4-page menu), tenor Aldo Bonci, Marcella Sembrich herself, conductors Walter and Frank Damrosch, star pianist Ignacy Paderewski, conductor Alfred Hertz plus 3 other unidentified signatures.

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  • One of the ‘unidentified’ signatures, visible just to the left of “dinner given by” is that of Mahler’s arch-nemesis at the New York “Tribune”, H. E. Krehbiel. Krehbiel was a co-host of the dinner. I have found one photograph of the event but Mahler is not visible in it.

    Michael Bosworth

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