Photos Of Harpsichordist Wanda Landowska
PHOTOGRAPHS OF HARPSICHORDIST WANDA LANDOWSKA. Landowska, born in Poland in 1879, was a major artist who popularized the harpsichord (she used a larger instrument than was later to become more standard) and scholar of early music. Her presentations of Bach's "Goldberg Variations" (she made the first recording) were extremely influential. Before WWII she lived and taught in Paris, and frequented the lesbian-oriented artistic salon of Natalie Clifford Barney. During the Nazi period she emigrated to the US where she widely performed and taught, until her death in 1959. This is a private collection of material belonging to one of her protégés, with several endorsed to "Kati" in the 1950's (one by Denise Restout, Landowska's disciple and companion.).There are 9 photographs of W.L. at her instrument (2 with damage). 3 other portraits, 7 personal snapshots and a small album with 15 snapshots, most in color. In addition there are 7 early postcards from France and Russia with photographic images, drawings and a silhouette. Aside from the few damaged ones, most are  to [4-].