Autograph letter. 2pp. September 21, 1925. In the hand of Vera Siloti, but signed "A.Siloti" by the pianist himself.
Autograph letter. 1 p. In the hand of Vera Siloti, and signed by her.
Full signature ("Alexander Siloti") on the verso of a 1929 check addressed to him. Signature is lightly blurred, otherwise fine.
Two rehearsal passes, two concert tickets stubs and the program cover from Siloti's October 15, 1929 Carnegia Hall performance with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra.
3 envelopes addressed in the hand of Vera Siloti, together with clippings from Poindexter's article "My Summer with Alexander Siloti," published in the Musical Observer, October 1929.
Cancellation holes and stamps touching or partially across signature, priced accordingly.
One of the most celebrated pianists/pedagogues of the late 19th century, Siloti was a student of Nikolay Rubinstein, Taneyev and Tschaikovsky in Moscow before moving to Weimar to study with Liszt. He returned to teach at the Moscow Conservatory in 1887, where among his students, was his cousin - Sergei Rachmaninoff. He toured frequently, gave important premieres of works by Debussy, Elgar, Glazunov, Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, Rimsky-Korsakov, Scriabin, Sibelius and Stravinsky and was Tchaikovsky's trusted editor, especially for the first and second piano concertos. Later, Siloti settled in New York, where he taught, among others, Marc Blitzstein and Eugene Istomin. (Inventory #: 3521)