Item #38888 Attractive postcard photograph of the American conductor. Signed in full. Vladimir GOLSCHMANN.

Attractive postcard photograph of the American conductor. Signed in full

Sensitive bust-length portrait inscribed "To Mr. Alan O'Brien very sincerely Vladimir Golschmann January 1932" in black ink.

With small rectangular handstamp of Belgian photographer R. Marchand (1893-1972) in red ink to verso along with biographical notes on Golschmann in ink.

Very minor remnants of adhesive to upper margin of verso.

A French-born American conductor of Russian descent, Golschmann's guest appearance with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra in 1931 led to his appointment as permanent conductor there. "He stayed for 25 years, moving permanently to the USA in 1934 and becoming an American citizen in 1947. Throughout this time he continued to champion new and unfamiliar works, bringing to his performances the advantages of an excellent technique, a strongly romantic temperament, and a breadth of taste that made him as convincing in Russian ballet and Beethoven concertos as in the music of his old Parisian favourites." Bernard Jacobson in Grove Music Online

A postcard photograph by Marchand of Leopold III, King of the Belgians, is held by the National Portrait Gallery in London.

Item #38888

Price: $100.00  other currencies

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