Head-and-shoulders postcard photograph of the noted German conductor and composer signed. Leo BLECH.

Head-and-shoulders postcard photograph of the noted German conductor and composer signed.

From the studio of Nicola Perscheid, Berlin.

Slightly worn and soiled.

Blech held many important posts with opera houses in both Germany and Austria throughout his career, including a four-year stint in Riga when, being Jewish, he found himself unable to return to Berlin as conductor at the Staatsoper from a guest engagement in 1937.

"[His] operatic repertory was wide. He was especially renowned for his performances of Wagner and Verdi... and was also a fine orchestral conductor, admired for reliability, clarity and elegance, and for his sensitivity as an accompanist... During his lifetime he achieved considerable success with his own operas..." J.A. Fuller Maitland in Grove Music Online. Item #16221

Price: $125.00  other currencies

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