Conductor Rudolf Moralt: Portrait Photo by Fayer, Wien, hand-signed by Moralt in Wien.
The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Size: 3,4 x 5,5 inches. Fine condition.
Rudolf Moralt (1902 - 1958) was a German conductor, particularly associated with Mozart and the German repertory.
Born in Munich, he studied there with Walter Courvoisier and August Schmid-Lindner, and was engaged as a répétiteur at the Munich State Opera under Bruno Walter and Hans Knappertsbusch from 1919 until 1923.
He was conductor at the opera house of Kaiserslautern (1923-28) and musical in Brno (1932-34), worked in Braunschweig and Graz before being appointed chief conductor at the Vienna State Opera in 1940 until his death.
A reliable, unaffected and deeply sympathetic conductor, Moralt was responsible for a high standard of repertory performances in Vienna for almost twenty years. Though overshadowed by the more famous conductors of his time, he nevertheless achieved many notable performances, especially of works by Mozart, Wagner, Strauss, Pfitzner.
He appeared frequently at the Salzburg Festival, and as guest in many other European cities and in South America.