Postcard photograph with autograph signature of the noted Austrian conductor. Addressed to Walter Honig in Vienna. Felix WEINGARTNER.

Postcard photograph with autograph signature of the noted Austrian conductor. Addressed to Walter Honig in Vienna.

Studio of Hermann Leiser in Berlin.

From the collection of the distinguished American mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne (b. 1934).

Slightly worn; remains of adhesive mount to verso.

Felix Weingartner studied with Liszt before embarking on a series of conducting posts throughout Germany. He then held positions in Vienna and Basel while pursuing numerous engagements on both sides of the Atlantic. Weingartner was one of the earliest conductors to leave a substantial body of recordings, including complete Beethoven and Brahms symphony cycles and numerous other orchestral works.

The Honig family emigrated from Vienna to England in September of 1938 and then to the United States in 1939. The family papers are held at the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C.

"Horne had a voice of extraordinary range, rich and tangy in timbre, with a stentorian chest register and an exciting top... In concert she once achieved the feat of singing in a single programme Rossini arias and Brünnhilde's Immolation Scene, proof of her exceptional versatility. Throughout her lengthy career she was an admired recitalist, singing lieder, mélodies, and Spanish and American songs with equal aplomb." Alan Blyth in Grove Music Online.

Item #31805

Price: $100.00  other currencies

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