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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Tito Gobbi Autograph. Hand signed Photo from 1959. CoA

Tito Gobbi Autograph from 1959. CoA

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Tito Gobbi b/w portrait print with authentic autograph from 1959, signed in Wien.

11,8 x 15,6 cm. Minor aging at edges.

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Tito Gobbi (1913 –1984) was an Italian baritone who appeared in twenty-five films, in both singing and speaking roles. He sang the role of Baron Scarpia in the 1964 Franco Zeffirelli production of Puccini’s Tosca at Covent Garden with Maria Callas in the title role.
Gobbi and Callas had previously sung their roles in the classic 1953 EMI recording of the opera, with Giuseppe di Stefano as Mario Cavaradossi and Victor de Sabata conducting. The performance is considered to be one of Callas and Gobbi’s best works.

Gobbi was announced as 1969 King of Moomba by the Melbourne Moomba festival. He retired from the operatic stage in 1979. He was brother-in-law of the Bulgarian bass Boris Christoff.

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Leo Slezak Autograph on 6×8 Photo, CoA

Leo Slezak signed Photo 6 x 8, CoA

 

 

Leo Slezak autograph on portrait photo (Residenz Atelier Wien), photgraphed with scrim diffuser.

15,5 x 21,2 cm, (6 x 8,4 inches) very good condition.

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Leo Slezak (1873 – 1946) was a world-famous Moravian tenor. He was associated in particular with German opera as well as the title role in Verdi’s Otello.

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The 3 Tenors: Great Photos with Authentic Autographs

The 3 Tenors: Great Photos with Authentic Autographs.

Pavarotti, Domingo, Carreras: Desirable lot of 3 photos, each one with authentic signature.

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The Luciano Pavarotti autograph is from 1984, Placido Domingo autograph from 3 Tenors Autographs 1981 and the Jose Carreras signature from, 1983. All 3 have been signed in Wien. 3 single photos, same size: 4 x 6 inches. They would match perfectly if matted for display.

All 3 are in very fine condition and they come with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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Anna Pavlova Autograph. Russian Prima Ballerina

Anna Pavlova Autograph. Russian Prima Ballerina

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Anna Pavlova postcard with the famous Russian dancer as „Dying Swan“ in Tchaikovsky’s ballet Swan Sea. The postcard comes for a well know collection.

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Anna Pavlovna (Matveyevna) Pavlova (Russian: Анна Павловна (Матвеевна) Павлова; (also Pawlowa 1881 – 1931) was a Russian prima ballerina of the late 19th and the early 20th centuries. She was a principal artist of the Imperial Russian Ballet and the Ballets Russes of Sergei Diaghilev. Pavlova is most recognized for the creation of the role The Dying Swan and, with her own company, became the first ballerina to tour ballet around the world.

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Franco Bonisolli Autograph on Photo, CoA

Franco Bonisolli Autograph on Fayer Photo. CoA

 

Franco Bonisolli: Hand-signed color-photo (Studio Fayer), signed in Wien in 1984.

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Franco Bonisolli (1938 –2003) was an Italian operatic tenor, particularly associated with the Italian repertory, notably as Manrico and Calaf.

Bonisolli made his debut in Spoleto, as Ruggero, in 1962 and quickly established himself throughout Italy, appearing first in lyric roles such as, Nemorino, Duca di Mantua, Alfredo, Rodolfo, des Grieux, Hoffmann, etc.

He began an international career in the early 1970s, with debut at the Vienna State Opera, the Salzburg Festival, the Paris Opera, the Metropolitan Opera, etc., and began expanding his repertory to include more dramatic roles, notably Arnold, Don Jose, Manrico, Radames, Otello, Cavaradossi, Calaf, etc.

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Wilhelm Kienzl Autograph, hand written Album Page from 1908. COA

 

Wilhelm Kienzl Autograph, hand written Album Page from 1908. COA

 

Wilhelm Kienzl autograph
Wilhelm Kienzl autograph

Wilhem Kienzl: Album-page with a line from Evangelimann: „Selig sind, die Verfolgung leiden“, „Leben ist Streben“, date 1908 March 16th and his signatur: Dr. Wilh. Kienzl“

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11,1 x 18,6 cm, very good condition.

Wilhelm Kienzl (1857 – 1941) was an Austrian composer.

In 1894, he wrote his third and most famous opera, Der Evangelimann, but was unable to match its success with Don Quixote (1897). Only Der Kuhreigen (1911) reached a similar level of popularity, and that very briefly.

In 1917, Kienzl moved to Vienna, where his first wife, the Wagnerian soprano Lili Hoke, died in 1919, and he married Henny Bauer, the librettist of his three most recent operas, in 1921.

 


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