Item #39040 Half-length photographic portrait signed. Sir George HENSCHEL.

Half-length photographic portrait signed

Image 131 x 91 mm., overall size 177 x 127 mm. Inscribed in dark brown ink on mount: "W.H. Brennan from George Henschel in grateful remembrance of Oct 6-11, 1930."

Slightly worn; small burn mark to lower blank margin not affecting inscription.

Henschel was an English composer, conductor, and baritone of German birth. " ... In March 1881, [he] led the Harvard Musical Association orchestra in an overture of his own composition, and his conducting attracted considerable attention. Henry Lee Higginson, who wished to establish a permanent symphony orchestra for Boston and was looking for a conductor, engaged him immediately ... After three seasons in Boston, Henschel moved to England, though he returned to Boston as a singer and conductor on several occasions." Steven Ledbetter, revised by Brian Bell in Grove Music Online.

Item #39040

Price: $125.00  other currencies

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