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.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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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Max von Schillings Autograph: Hand-signed Photo-card 1930.

Max von Schillings Autograph. Hand-signed Photo Card, 1930. CoA

Max von Schillings Portrait Photo-postcard from 1930.
The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

3,5 x 5,5 inches. Fine condition.
Max von Schillings (1868 –1933) was a German conductor, composer and theatre director. He was chief conductor at the Berlin State Opera from 1919 to 1925.
From 1918 to 1925, he succeeded Richard Strauss as intendant of the State Opera in Berlin. In the second half of this decade, he undertook concert tours which took him through Europe and to the USA.

Max von Schillings was an opponent of the Weimar Republic and a declared anti-Semite. The expulsion and exclusion of important Jewish and free-thinking artists from the Prussian Academy of the Arts began during his time as President – some artists affected were Kaethe Kollwitz, Heinrich Mann, Ricarda Huch, Alfred Doeblin, Thomas Mann, Max Liebermann, Alfons Paquet, Franz Werfel and Jakob Wassermann. He laid off Arnold Schoenberg from the teaching staff of the Academy, in contravention of Schoenberg’s contract and in 1933, he ordered Franz Schreker, the leader of masterclasses in composition at the Academy, into early retirement.

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Baldur von Schirach Autograph. Hand-signed Photo. CoA

Baldur von Schirach Autograph. Hand-signed Hoffmann Photo. CoA

Baldur von Schirach: b/w portrait-photo of the Reich-Governor. Photo by Hoffmann, hand-signed.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
3,5 x 5,5 inches, very fine condition.

Baldur Benedikt von Schirach (1907 –1974) was a Nazi youth leader later convicted of being a war criminal. Schirach was the head of the Hitler-Jugend (HJ, Hitler Youth) and Gauleiter and Reichsstatthalter (“Reich Governor”) of Vienna.

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