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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