Postcard photograph with autograph signature of the German bass-baritone. Leo SCHÜTZENDORF.

Postcard photograph with autograph signature of the German bass-baritone.

Bust-length. Studio of Gertrud, with blindstamp of Magasin Metropole to lower right margin.

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

Slightly worn.

Schützendorff made his début in Düsseldorf in 1908. He joined the Berlin Staatsoper in 1920 where he made over 400 appearances and created the title role in the world premiere of Berg's Wozzeck (1925).

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 #31965

Price: $50.00  other currencies

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