Zubin Mehta Autograph. 8 x 10. CoA

Zubin Mehta Autograph on 8 x 10 Photo. CoA


Zubin Mehta Autograph

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Zubin Mehta Autograph. Color photo depicting this important conductor with his Hollywood Walk of Fame display in his hands.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Zubin Mehta (born April 29, 1936) is an Indian conductor of western classical music. He is the Music Director for Life of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.

In 1995, Laureate of the Wolf Prize in Arts.In 1999, Mehta was presented the “Lifetime Achievement Peace and Tolerance Award” of the United Nations.

Mehta’s name is mentioned in the song “Billy the Mountain” on the 1972 album Just Another Band from L.A. by Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention.

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James King Autograph, 1978, Cavaradossi in Tosca

Update November 21st: We just learned that James King has passed away yesterday. This is a big loss for the Opera World.

James King autograph

James King Autograph, 1978, Cavaradossi in Tosca: “James King autograph on b/w photo, as Mario Cavaradossi in Tosca. Signed 1978 in Wien.

Size: 4.1 x 5.8.

Paper remnants at back otherwise fine condition.

In the early 1960s, at the Vienna State Opera, he sang mainly Wagner and Strauss roles. From 1965 to 1975, he sang at the Bayreuth Festival, as Lohengrin, Siegmund and Parsifal. Not until 1966 was his magnificent voice heard at New York’s Metropolitan Opera House.

His main roles there were Florestan and Lohengrin. He has also sang in the Paris Opera (Calaf, Marico,…), the Royal Opera House (Manrico, the Emperor,…) and the Teatro alla Scala, Milan as Siegmund, Florestan, the Emperor, Bacchus… James King was awarded the title of Kammersänger for the cities of Berlin, Munich, and Vienna and stared four German film productions of opera, television and radio productions. He is presently a voice teacher in the Indiana University School of Music His last recorded appearance was in the 25th anniversary of James Levine at the Metropolitan Opera, in 1996Authentic Autograph, signed in Vienna.”

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.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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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