Baritone Geza Brand Autograph on Studio Photo from 1923, CoA

Geza Brand Autograph: Signed Studio Photo. 1923, CoA

Geza Brand autograph

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Geza Brand Autograph on Studio Gertraud (Wien, Rudolfsplatz) Studio Photo.
Signed at front and dedication at reverse.

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8,5 x 13,7 cm. Good condition.

Geza Brand, (1882 – 1938 ), baritone, in Bajazzo-costume.

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Carl Orff Autograph. Hand-signed Photo of Carmina Burana Composer

Carl Orff Autograph. Hand-signed Photo. CoA

Carl Orff: b/w portrait photo hand-signed by Carl Orff.

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4,1 x 5,8 inches, fine condition. (The writing at the reverse is not by Carl Orff).

Carl Orff (1895 -1982) was a 20th-century German composer, best known for his oratorio Carmina Burana (1937). In addition to his career as a composer, Orff developed an influential method of music education for children.

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Milstein, Kremer, Perlman: 3 Autographs. CoA

Milstein, Kremer, Perlman: 3 Autographs. CoA

Nathan Milstein, Gidon Kremer, Itzak Perlman: 3 Autographs, personally signed sheets in different sizes: Nathan Milstein- 29,5 x 15 cm,  Gidon Kremer: 14,6 x 10,5 cm, Itzak Perlman: 21 x 8,5 cm.

All 3 have been signed in Wien in 1979. They come with Certificates of Authenticity. Fine condition.
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Jules Massenet Autograph. CoA

Jules Massenet Autograph: Signed Postcard, 1902. CoA

Jules Massenet Autograph

Jules Massenet Autograph. Portrait postcard (Photo Boyer, Paris) with keys at upper left, signed Wien 24 May 1902.

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Jules Emile Frederic Massenet (1842 –1912) was a French composer best known for his operas. His compositions were very popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and he ranks as one of the greatest melodists of his era. Soon after his death, Massenet’s style went out of fashion, and many of his operas fell into almost total oblivion. Apart from Manon and Werther, his works were rarely performed. However, since the mid-1970s, many operas of his such as Thaïs and Esclarmonde have undergone periodic revivals.

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Jess Thomas: Great Autograph on 7 x 10 Photo CoA – col8676

Jess Thomas: Great Autograph on 7 x 10 Photo CoA – col8676

 

Jess Thomas (1927 – 1993) was a lyric and Wagnerian tenor. He was awarded the Wagner medal at Bayreuth, Germany in 1963. His many appearances in North America and Europe between the late 1950s and early 80s included 15 seasons in 95 performances of 15 roles at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City.

Debut in 1957 for the San Francisco Opera in Richards Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier performing as the Haufhofmeister. In 1958, he debuted in the title role of Lohengrin for the Karlsruhe Staatstheater at the commencement of a career in Germany. Thomas appeared as Bacchus in Ariadne auf Naxos at the Munich Festival.

It was at Bayreuth that he established his reputation as a Wagnerian tenor performing in Wagner operas as Parsifal, Lohengrin, Walther in Meistersinger, Tannhäuser and Siegfried. In 1963, he joined the cast of the Metropolitan Opera appearing in 95 performances for 15 years. Amongst the highlights of his career with the Metropolitan Opera was appearing at the opening of the Lincoln Center hall in the first performance of Samuel Barber’s Anthony and Cleopatra with Leontyne Price.

Thomas’s farewell performance took place in Washington DC in a guest performance of Parsifal by the Metropolitan Opera in 1982. (Item #col8676)

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Elisabeth Schwarzkopf Autograph on b/w Photo. CoA

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf Autograph on Photo, CoA

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf Autograph
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Elisabeth Schwarzkopf b/w Photo, hand-signed.

4,9 x 6,5 inches (12,3 x 16,5 cm), good condition.

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Dame Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, DBE (1915 –2006) was a German-born Austrian/British soprano opera singer and recitalist. She was among the most renowned opera singers of the 20th century, much admired for her performances of Mozart, Schubert, Strauss and Wolf.

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Desirable, early Wilhelm Furtwaengler Autograph

Desirable, early Wilhelm Furtwaengler Autograph: Hand-signed Photo. CoA

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3,4 x 5,5 inches.  Very fine condition. No postcard, real photograph. Photo by Hans Dietrich & Co, Wien.

Wilhelm Furtwaengler (1886 -1954) was a German conductor and composer.

At his first concert, he led the Kaim Orchestra (now the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra) in Anton Bruckner’s Ninth Symphony. He subsequently held posts at Munich, Luebeck, Mannheim, Frankfurt, and Vienna, before securing a job at the Berlin Staatskapelle in 1920, and in 1922 at the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra where he succeeded Arthur Nikisch. Later he became music director of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the Salzburg Festival and the Bayreuth Festival, which was regarded as the greatest post a conductor could hold in Germany at the time.

Towards the end of the war, under extreme pressure from the Nazi Party, Furtwaengler fled to Switzerland. It was during this troubled period that he composed what is largely considered his most significant work, the Symphony No. 2 in E minor.

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Tenor Peter Anders Autograph, CoA

Peter Anders Autograph, CoA

 

 

Peter Anders as Saenger in Rosenkavalier, hand-signed.

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10 x 14,5 cm, good condition.

Peter Anders (July 1, 1908 – September 10, 1954) was a German operatic tenor who sang a wide range of parts in the German, Italian, and French repertories.

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Boris Christoff: Tinted Photo with Autograph and Dedication. CoA

Boris Christoff Autograph and Dedication on Photo. CoA

 

Boris Christoff, early tinted Photo with autograph and dedication from 1942

3,8 x 5,6 inches. Very fine condition.

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Boris Christoff (Bulgarian: Борис Христов (1914 -1993) was a Bulgarian opera singer, one of the greatest basses of the 20th century.

After several guest appearances and recitals in Austria in 1944 and 1945, Christoff returned to Italy in December 1945. He emerged as a worthy heir to the grand tradition of Slavonic basses as exemplified by Fyodor Stravinsky, Lev Sibiriakov, Vladimir Kastorsky, Feodor Chaliapin, Alexander Kipnis and Mark Reizen, among others. He sang mostly in Verdi and the Russian repertoire, although he also proved to be a refined performer of vocal chamber music.

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