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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Leni Riefenstahl Autograph on Foto Postcard CoA

Leni Riefenstahl photo-postcard (Taschen), depicting Leni as director during the filming 1940 (preparations for Tiefland).

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Size: 11 x 16 cm, very good condition.

Riefenstahl started to develop the script for Tiefland in 1934, with the movie being shot between 1940 and 1944. However, it was not completed by the end of World War II and was eventually finalized and released on February 11, 1954.

It was listed as the feature film with the longest production time in history by the Guinness Book of World Records. Despite this record being surpassed by The Thief and the Cobbler (with 30 years of production from 1964 to 1995), Tiefland still stands as the live action film with the longest production time.

 

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Early Otto Klemperer Autograph. Hand-signed Photo Card. CoA

Early Otto Klemperer Autograph. Hand-signed Photo Card. CoA

Conductor Otto Klemperer: Portrait Photo as Photo-postcard (Photo: Mahrenholz, Berlin). Hand-signed by Otto Klemperer.

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Otto Klemperer (1885 – 1973) was a German-born conductor and composer. He is widely regarded as one of the leading conductors of the 20th century.

He enhanced his reputation as a champion of new music, playing a number of new works, including Leoš Janacek’s From the House of the Dead, Arnold Schoenberg’s Erwartung, Igor Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex, and Paul Hindemith’s Cardillac.

In 1933, once the Nazi Party had reached power, Klemperer, who was Jewish, left Germany and moved to the United States. In the U.S. he was appointed Music Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.

Following the end of World War II, Klemperer returned to Continental Europe to work at the Budapest Opera (1947-1950).

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Leonard Bernstein Autograph on Photo CoA

Leonard Bernstein autograph: hand-signed b/w photograph (real photo as postcard).

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Size: 9 x 14 cm, very good condition.

Leonard Bernstein (1918 – 1990) was an American composer, conductor, author, music lecturer, and pianist. He was among the first conductors born and educated in the US to receive worldwide acclaim.
His fame derived from his long tenure as the music director of the New York Philharmonic, from his conducting of concerts with most of the world’s leading orchestras, and from his music for West Side Story, Peter Pan, Candide, Wonderful Town, On the Town, On The Waterfront, his Mass, and a range of other compositions, including three symphonies and many shorter chamber and solo works.

Bernstein was the first conductor to give numerous television lectures on classical music, starting in 1954 and continuing until his death. He was a skilled pianist, often conducting piano concertos from the keyboard.

As a composer he wrote in many styles encompassing symphonic and orchestral music, ballet, film and theatre music, choral works, opera, chamber music and pieces for the piano.

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Siegfried Wagner Autograph. Handwritten Postcard

Siegfried Wagner Autograph. Handwritten Postcard

Siegfried Wagner (1869-1930) German composer, conductor and movie director, son of Richard Wagner. Handwritten Postcard, signed with full name. Written in Bayreuth 10.10.1911, addressed to Hotel Hungaria in Budapest. „Euer Wohlgeboren theile ich mit, dass ich mit Graefin Gravina am 20. Nachmittags eintreffe.“ (Announcement of arrival along with countess Gravina at Hotel Hungaria in the afternoon of 20th)

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Graefin Gravina, Blandine von (1863-1941) was the second daughter of Cosima Wagners (marriage with Hans von Buelow). She was married to the Italian Count Biagi(n)o Gravina (1850-1897), who committed suicide.

Display with option to show the front or the reverse oft he postcard. Photo of Siegfried Wagner at the upper part. The matted object has been in a frame and can be framed easily again.

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Bruno Walter Autograph

Conductor Bruno Walter: b/w portrait photo, hand-signed with ink-pen. Embossed stamp by photo-studio Illinger in Salzburg). The photograph is from 1935.

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84 x 136 mm, good condition.

Bruno Walter (born Bruno Schlesinger, 1876 – 1962) was a German-born conductor, pianist and composer.

Born in Berlin, he left Germany in 1933 to escape the Third Reich, settling finally in the United States in 1939. He worked closely with Gustav Mahler, whose music he helped to establish in the repertory, held major positions with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Concertgebouw Orchestra, Salzburg Festival, Vienna State Opera, Bavarian State Opera, Staatsoper Unter den Linden and Deutsche Oper Berlin, among others, made recordings of historical and artistic significance, and is widely considered to be one of the great conductors of the 20th century.

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Paul Hindemith Autograph, signed Libretto, CoA.

Paul Hindemith Autograph, Mathis der Maler, signed Libretto. CoA

Paul Hindemith: Hand-signed libretto for Mathis der Maler, published in 1935.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.13 x 19,7 cm, 56 pages, complete, good condition.

Paul Hindemith (1895 – 1963) was a German composer, violist, violinist, teacher and conductor.

Notable compositions include his song cycle Das Marienleben and opera Mathis der Maler.

In 1940, Hindemith emigrated to the United States. At the same time that he was codifying his musical language, his teaching and compositions began to be affected by his theories, according to critics like Ernest Ansermet. Once in the U.S. he taught primarily at Yale University where he had such notable students as Lukas Foss, Graham George, Norman Dello Joio, Mel Powell, Yehudi Wyner, Harold Shapero, Hans Otte, Ruth Schonthal, Leonard Sarason, and Oscar-winning film director George Roy Hill.

During this time he also gave the Charles Eliot Norton Lectures at Harvard, from which the book A Composer’s World was extracted (Hindemith 1952). Hindemith had a long friendship with Erich Katz, whose own compositions were influenced by him.He became an American citizen in 1946, but returned to Europe in 1953, living in Zürich and teaching at the university there. Towards the end of his life he began to conduct more, and made numerous recordings, mostly of his own music.

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Nikolaus Harnoncourt Autograph CoA

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Nikolaus Harnoncourt Autograph

 

Nikolaus Harnoncourt: Portrait trading-card by Sony, hand signed by Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
10,5 x 14,8 cm, very good condition.

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Nikolaus Harnoncourt (1929 – 2016) was an Austrian conductor, particularly known for his historically informed performances of music from the Classical era and earlier.
Starting out as a classical cellist, he founded his own period instrument ensemble, Concentus Musicus Wien, in the 1950s, and became a pioneer of the Early Music movement.
Around 1970, Harnoncourt started to conduct opera and concert performances, soon leading renowned international symphony orchestras, and appearing at leading concert halls, operatic venues and festivals.
His repertoire then widened to include composers of the 19th and 20th centuries. In 2001 and 2003, he conducted the Vienna New Year’s Concert. Harnoncourt was also the author of several books, mostly on subjects of performance history and musical aesthetics.

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Giuseppe Patane Autograph: Signed 1978 in Wien.

Conductor Giuseppe Patanè autograph on b/w Real – Photo ( Photo de Rota, Trieste ), 4,1 x 5,9 inches.

Giuseppe Patanè autograph

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Giuseppe Patanè (born Naples, 1 January 1932, Italy – died Munich, 29 May 1989) was an Italian opera conductor.

He was the son of the conductor Franco Patanè (1908-1968) and studied in Naples, where he also made his debut in 1951. He died suddenly while conducting a performance of Il Barbiere di Siviglia at the Bavarian State Opera.

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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.

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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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