Franz Salmhofer Autograph. Famus Austrian Composer signed Sheet.

Franz Salmhofer, signed sheet of music for „Lied an die Pompadour“. Dedicated to the famous Kammersaenger Rudolf Christ. Signed on December 31st, 1955.

 

Franz Salmhofer autograph

9 x 12 inches, some aging, some foxing, vertical and horizontal centrefolds.

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Franz Salmhofer (1900 –1975) was a Austrian composer, conductor and poet.

From 1929 to 1945 Salmhofer served as Kapellmeister of the Burgtheater, from 1945 to 1954 he was director of the of Vienna State Opera and followed by the Vienna Volksoper from 1956 to 1963.

Salmhofer died at age 75 in the city of his birth, Vienna, Austria.

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Mstislav Rostropovich: Authentic Autograph

He left us today: Mstislav Rostropovich. Hand signed Autograph on cardboard.

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

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich (Russian: Мстисла́в Леопо́льдович Ростропо́вич, Mstislav Leopol’dovič Rostropo’vič, March 27, 1927 – April 27, 2007), affectionately known as “Slava,” was a Russian cellist and conductor considered to be one of the greatest cellists ever.

Rostropovich was born in Baku, Azerbaijan, then part of the Soviet Union. From 1943 to 1948, he studied at the Moscow Conservatory, where he became professor of cello in 1956. He lived for the latter part of his life in self-imposed exile in Paris.

Rostropovich had been treated at a Moscow clinic in early 2007 for what was reported to be hepatic cirrhosis, or degeneration of the liver. At the time, rumors flew that he was dying, fed by his having been visited by Russian President Vladimir Putin. It later was discovered that Putin met Rostropovich to discuss details of a celebration the Kremlin was planning for March 27, 2007, Rostropovich’s 80th birthday. The celebration took place and Rostropovich was reportedly in frail health.

The Itar-Tass news agency reported that Rostropovich died on April 27, 2007 in Moscow, after having been hospitalized in February of the same year for intestinal cancer. He was 80.

Mstislav Rostropovich Autograph

 

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Max Lorenz Autograph from 1943 CoA

Max Lorenz Autograph from 1943 CoA

Max Lorenz Autograph

Max Lorenz: Authentic Autograph on b/w photo by Studio Dietrich. Original-Foto (real photo) Maskenball at the Wiener Staatsoper 1943.
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Max Lorenz (born Max Sülzenfuß, 1901 – 1975) was a German heldentenor famous for Wagner roles.

Lorenz’s operatic and recital career lasted almost three decades. He became known as one of the world’s leading heldentenors, particularly renowned for his performances as Tristan.

At his best in the 1920s and 1930s and 1940s, Lorenz possessed a powerful, ringing voice which he used in an impassioned manner.

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Legendary 3 Tenors signed CD Sleeve. COA

3 Tenors signed CD Sleeve. COA

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The 3 Tenors, Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras: Authentic signatures on a CD booklet page

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The Three Tenors is a name given to the Spanish singers Plaido Domingo, Jose Carreras and the Italian singer Luciano Pavarotti who sang in concert under this banner during the 1990s and early 2000s. The trio began their collaboration with a performance at the ancient Baths of Caracalla, Rome Italy, on July 7, 1990 ¨C the eve of the 1990 FIFA World Cup final.

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Isaac Stern Autograph. Hand-signed Photo. CoA

Isaac Stern Autograph. Hand-signed Photo. CoA

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Isaac Stern b/w Photo with dedication and autograph.
5,1 x 8 inches (13 x 20,4 cm), very good condition

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Isaac Stern (1920 –2001) was a Polish-born violinist and conductor. He was renowned for his recordings and for discovering new musical talent.

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Jess Thomas Autograph on Rheingold Photo 8 x 10 CoA

Jess Thomas Autograph on Rheingold Photo, CoA. 8 x 10

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Jess Thomas, authentic autograph on b/w photo „Jess Thomas as Loge in Das Rheingold“.

8 x 10 inches (20,3 x 25,7 cm), very good condition.

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Jess Thomas (1927 –1993) was an American operatic tenor, best known for his Wagner singing.

At age 27 Thomas decided to change careers and to become a singer. He studied intensively with Schulmann for three years before his operatic debut in 1957. 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 1980s included 15 seasons in 109 performances of 15 roles at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.

He died in San Francisco, California in 1993, aged 66.

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Robert Stolz Autograph: Operette Composer

Robert Stolz Autograph: Operette Composer: “Robert Stolz Autograph: Photo with dedication from 1965 „ Meiner wunderbaren Interpretin Erni Bieler mit tausend Dank Ihr Robert Stolz. 4. I. 65 „

Size: 4 x 6 in, on cardboard 5 x 7 in.

Fine condition. The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. Robert Stolz composed many operettas, film scores, and popular songs, including ‘Two Heats Beat in Three-Quarter Time’, which he wrote on the back of a menu while at lunch with the producer of the show.

His most popular works are Das Glücksmädel (1910), Der Tanz ins Glück (The Dance into Happiness) (1921), Im weißen Rößl (The White Horse Inn) (1930), jointly with Ralph Benatzky, Wenn die kleinen Veilchen blühen (When the Little Violets Bloom or Wild Violets) (1932), Der verlorene Walzer, a stage version of the film Zwei Herzen im Dreivierteltakt (1933)”.

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Herbert von Karajan Autograph on Lauterbach Photo. CoA

Herbert von Karajan Autograph. Signed Lauterbach Photo. CoA

Herbert von Karajan: Hand-signed Photo-print (Photo Lauterbach). No Postcard.

Signed with a white pen. Early autograph from app. 1960-70.

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Size: 10,2 x 14,6 cm (4,1 x 5,8 inches). Light knock at lower right corner.

Herbert von Karajan (1908 –1989) was an Austrian orchestra and opera conductor. To the wider world he was perhaps most famously associated with the Berlin Philharmonic, of which he was principal conductor for 35 years.

Although his work was not universally admired, he is generally considered to have been one of the greatest conductors of all time, and he was a dominant figure in European classical music from the 1960s until his death.

Part of the reason for this was the large number of recordings he made and their prominence during his lifetime. By one estimate he was the top-selling classical music recording artist of all time, having sold an estimated 200 million records.

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Fritz Kreisler Autograph: Hand-signed Photo. Scarce. CoA.

Fritz Kreisler Autograph: Hand-signed Photo. Scarce. CoA

Fritz Kreisler, Portrait Photo Kreisler with violin. Hand-signed by Fritz Kreisler.

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Fritz Kreisler (1875 -1962) was an Jewish Austria-born violinist and composer; one of the most famous violinists of his day. He is noted for his sweet tone and expressive phrasing. Like many great violinists of his generation, he produced a characteristic sound, which was immediately recognizable as his own.

He studied at the Vienna Conservatory and in Paris, where his teachers included Anton Bruckner, Léo Delibes, Jakob Dont, Joseph Hellmesberger, Jr., Joseph Massart, and Jules Massenet. He made his United States debut at Steinway Hall in New York City on November 10, 1888.

In 1910, Kreisler gave the premiere of Edward Elgar’s Violin Concerto, a work dedicated to him. At the outbreak of World War II, he settled once again in the United States, becoming a naturalized citizen in 1943. He lived in that country for the rest of his life. He gave his last public concert in 1947 and broadcast performances for a few years after that.

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Ernst Krenek Autograph, 1983. CoA

Ernst Krenek, Austrian composer, famous for his opera „ Jonny spielt auf“ (Johnny Strikes Up, 1926) and his books, including Music Here and Now (1939), a study of Johannes Ockeghem (1953), and Horizons Circled: Reflections on my Music (1974).

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His music was banned in Germany by the Nazi Party and repressed in Austria. He moved to the United States of America in 1938 where he taught music at various universities, including Hamline University in Saint Paul, Minnesota from 1942-1947.

He became an American citizen in 1945. His students included George Perle and Robert Erickson. He died in Palm Springs, California.

8.2 x 8 inches invitation, authentic signature Ernst Krenek. Horizontal centerfold, fine condition.

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