The distinguished conductor is depicted seated in pensive pose. Inscribed in black ink on blank lower margin: "To Bradford Bachrach Sincerely Charles Munch." From the noted photography studio of Fabian Bachrach, with his facsimile signature in gold at lower right corner of image.
Very minor wear; one small scratch just above Munch's right hand; 8 x 3 mm. piece of black paper affixed to black background area to left of image; small white rectangular identification label laid down to lower left of mount. In very good condition overall.
"Münch toured widely as a conductor in Europe ... and in 1946 made his American début with the Boston SO and other orchestras. In 1949 he succeeded Koussevitzky as chief conductor of the Boston orchestra and remained until 1962 ... He was welcomed in Boston for the spontaneity he brought to his performances, and under his direction the Boston SO maintained a high standard of brilliance and discipline that reflected his own dynamic personality." Martin Cooper in Grove Music Online
Louis Fabian Bachrach Jr. (1917-2010), known professionally as Fabian, was an American photographer known for his portraits of celebrities, politicians, presidents, and other prominent individuals. Founded by his paternal grandfather in Baltimore in 1868, Bachrach Studios is believed to be the world's oldest continuously-operating photography studio. Fabian is perhaps best known for his portrait of Senator John F. Kennedy, which was later used as his official photograph after he was elected President in 1960; some of his other distinguished subjects included presidents Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan, Jean-Claude Duvalier, Faisal of Saudi Arabia, Indira Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Jacques Cousteau, Joe DiMaggio, Richard Avedon, Robert Frost, Buckminster Fuller, Ted Kennedy, and Muhammad Ali.
Bradford Bachrach headed the studios from 1955-1978; he died in 1992.
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