Archive for November, 2008

Lebrecht November 2008 Newsletter

Maurice Seymour Estate

Lebrecht is proud to announce that it has taken on representation of the Maurice Seymour estate, the internationally known Chicago based photographer who worked from the mid-1930s until the 1970s photographing many of the performers who worked in the nightclubs and theatres of Chicago.

Seymour was born in Russia and together with his brother was apprenticed to a photographer. Later on the two brothers set up in business together. When the ballet Russe de Monte Carlo came to Chicago he was chosen to photograph them and these photos are well known worldwide for their distinctive style and lighting. This was his first ballet assignment and it remained the focus of much of his work. When you look at these examples the images will be immediately familiar to you, although you may not have always read the name of the photographer. Search on our website for more examples of his unique work which is all in copyright.



Victorien Sardou, French playwright – 100th death anniversary 8 November 1908.

Oliver Messiaen, French composer, 100th birth anniversary on 10th December.

Contact for help with searches and more information about images in this newsletter.

Lebrecht Music and Arts
3 Bolton Road

Tel: 020 7625 5341
Fax: 020 7625 5341



Unique opportunity to purchase premium photographer collectible prints direct from Lebrecht.
If your loved one is a photography enthusiast they will be thrilled to receive this gift.

Lebrecht’s star photographers have selected one of their top prints for us. The photographers are Neil Libbert, John Haynes, Joe Bangay, Don Hunstein.

Price: 8″ x 10″ £550 GBP (+VAT for UK) + p & p (£5 in UK, £10 overseas)

12″ x 16″ £800 GBP (+VAT for UK) + p & p (£5 in UK, £10 overseas)

The pound sterling is low at the moment so this if a great opportunity for our overseas clients!

Contact us at or ring Eleanor McKeown at  +44 207 625 5341



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