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.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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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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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James King Autograph, 1978, Cavaradossi in Tosca

Update November 21st: We just learned that James King has passed away yesterday. This is a big loss for the Opera World.

James King autograph

James King Autograph, 1978, Cavaradossi in Tosca: “James King autograph on b/w photo, as Mario Cavaradossi in Tosca. Signed 1978 in Wien.

Size: 4.1 x 5.8.

Paper remnants at back otherwise fine condition.

In the early 1960s, at the Vienna State Opera, he sang mainly Wagner and Strauss roles. From 1965 to 1975, he sang at the Bayreuth Festival, as Lohengrin, Siegmund and Parsifal. Not until 1966 was his magnificent voice heard at New York’s Metropolitan Opera House.

His main roles there were Florestan and Lohengrin. He has also sang in the Paris Opera (Calaf, Marico,…), the Royal Opera House (Manrico, the Emperor,…) and the Teatro alla Scala, Milan as Siegmund, Florestan, the Emperor, Bacchus… James King was awarded the title of Kammersänger for the cities of Berlin, Munich, and Vienna and stared four German film productions of opera, television and radio productions. He is presently a voice teacher in the Indiana University School of Music His last recorded appearance was in the 25th anniversary of James Levine at the Metropolitan Opera, in 1996Authentic Autograph, signed in Vienna.”

Baritone Geza Brand Autograph on Studio Photo from 1923, CoA

Geza Brand Autograph: Signed Studio Photo. 1923, CoA

Geza Brand autograph

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Geza Brand Autograph on Studio Gertraud (Wien, Rudolfsplatz) Studio Photo.
Signed at front and dedication at reverse.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

8,5 x 13,7 cm. Good condition.

Geza Brand, (1882 – 1938 ), baritone, in Bajazzo-costume.

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Jules Massenet Autograph. CoA

Jules Massenet Autograph: Signed Postcard, 1902. CoA

Jules Massenet Autograph

Jules Massenet Autograph. Portrait postcard (Photo Boyer, Paris) with keys at upper left, signed Wien 24 May 1902.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Jules Emile Frederic Massenet (1842 –1912) was a French composer best known for his operas. His compositions were very popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and he ranks as one of the greatest melodists of his era. Soon after his death, Massenet’s style went out of fashion, and many of his operas fell into almost total oblivion. Apart from Manon and Werther, his works were rarely performed. However, since the mid-1970s, many operas of his such as Thaïs and Esclarmonde have undergone periodic revivals.

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Chinese stamp set Stage Art of Mei Lan-fang

Stage Art of Mei Lan-fang Stamp Set CTO

Chinese stamp set 1962 „Stage Art of Mei Lan-fang“.

Original gum, well centered, fresh gum, no aging. Very fine condition – the stamps come from a well cultivated European collection. Cancelled to order.

Scott# 620 – 627. Michel Nr. 648-655.

 

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Jess Thomas: Great Autograph on 7 x 10 Photo CoA – col8676

Jess Thomas: Great Autograph on 7 x 10 Photo CoA – col8676

 

Jess Thomas (1927 – 1993) was a lyric and Wagnerian tenor. 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 80s included 15 seasons in 95 performances of 15 roles at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City.

Debut in 1957 for the San Francisco Opera in Richards Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier performing as the Haufhofmeister. In 1958, he debuted in the title role of Lohengrin for the Karlsruhe Staatstheater at the commencement of a career in Germany. Thomas appeared as Bacchus in Ariadne auf Naxos at the Munich Festival.

It was at Bayreuth that he established his reputation as a Wagnerian tenor performing in Wagner operas as Parsifal, Lohengrin, Walther in Meistersinger, Tannhäuser and Siegfried. In 1963, he joined the cast of the Metropolitan Opera appearing in 95 performances for 15 years. Amongst the highlights of his career with the Metropolitan Opera was appearing at the opening of the Lincoln Center hall in the first performance of Samuel Barber’s Anthony and Cleopatra with Leontyne Price.

Thomas’s farewell performance took place in Washington DC in a guest performance of Parsifal by the Metropolitan Opera in 1982. (Item #col8676)

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Elisabeth Schwarzkopf Autograph on b/w Photo. CoA

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf Autograph on Photo, CoA

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf Autograph
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Elisabeth Schwarzkopf b/w Photo, hand-signed.

4,9 x 6,5 inches (12,3 x 16,5 cm), good condition.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Dame Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, DBE (1915 –2006) was a German-born Austrian/British soprano opera singer and recitalist. She was among the most renowned opera singers of the 20th century, much admired for her performances of Mozart, Schubert, Strauss and Wolf.

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Tenor Peter Anders Autograph, CoA

Peter Anders Autograph, CoA

 

 

Peter Anders as Saenger in Rosenkavalier, hand-signed.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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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