Text Box: PIANIST autographs

Price: $150.00

MINT CONDITION

CARL SEEMANN - PIANIST

Scarce autographed 4” x 6” photograph of the great German pianist to his South American tour manager, Gerard Uhlfelder.

Carl Seemann (1910-1983) trained as an organist at the Leipzig Conservatory with Gunther Ramin.  Piano studies at the Conservatory were with Carl Adolf Martienssen.  His first job from Conservatory was as the organist in Flensburg and then Verden.  In 1935, he gave up his career as an organist for a career as a touring concert pianist.  He also held teaching posts in Kiel and Strassbourg.  He was appointed Director of the Conservatory in Freiburg in 1946.  Over the years, he put an emphasis on touring, which took him to the European Continent, Britain, the Americas, Asia and Africa.  By the 1950’s Deutsche Grammophon took an interest in him and signed him to a major contract.  He recorded Bach, Mozart Beethoven, Brahms and Stravinsky, including both symphonic and solo works.  His recording of the Mozart Coronation Concerto with Fritz Lehmann and the Berlin Philharmonic happens to be one of those “perfect” recordings, exquisitely played with a synthesis of soloist, conductor and orchestra that defies standard recording.  The recording is also beautifully engineered.

A rare autograph.

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