Item #39072 Autograph signature ("F. Schalk"). Franz SCHALK.

Autograph signature ("F. Schalk")

On card stock 74 x 163 mm. Notation in pencil to blank upper right corner: "Fayer."

Together with:
Half-length photographic portrait, 269 x 195 mm.

Both items very slightly worn.

"A pupil of Bruckner at the Musikverein Konservatorium, [Schalk] became first conductor at the Vienna Hofoper in 1900, under Mahler’s directorship; he conducted the first performances of Korngold's Der Schneeman (1910) and the revised version of Ariadne auf Naxos (1916). In 1918 he became director of the Hofoper, jointly with Richard Strauss, of whose Die Frau ohne Schatten he conducted the first performance in 1919; and on Strauss’s resignation in 1924, he was in sole control until 1929. He conducted at the Metropolitan Opera during the 1898–9 season, and at Covent Garden in 1898, 1907 and, when his Ring cycles were particularly admired, in 1911. In 1924 he conducted the first performance of movements from Mahler's Tenth Symphony (in Krenek's edition). Deryck Cooke in Grove Music Online.

Item #39072

Price: $75.00  other currencies

See all items by