Portrait photograph with autograph signature of the noted Austrian-born American conductor dated 1942. Erich LEINSDORF.

Portrait photograph with autograph signature of the noted Austrian-born American conductor dated 1942.

230 x 187 mm. Bust-length. With handstamps of both Leinsdorf and Constance Hope Associates to verso.

From the collection of the distinguished American mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne (b. 1934); previously in the collection of John Honig.

Creased and lightly soiled.

Leinsdorf led many of America's finest musical organizations, including the Cleveland Orchestra, the Metropolitan Opera, and the Boston Symphony. "Some of his most memorable achievements were with Schumann’s Szenen aus Goethe’s ‘Faust’, the earlier version of Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos, and Brahms’s German Requiem. Among Leinsdorf’s many recordings are direct, energetic readings of Un ballo in maschera, Tristan und Isolde, Die Walküre and Turandot." Michael Steinberg and José A. Bowen in Grove Music Online.

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 #31839

Price: $165.00  other currencies

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