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Price: $285.00

Autographed Bayreuth postcard photograph of the conductor, signed on the recto and then inscribed and sivned on the verso, 2 October, 1945.

Abendroth (1883-1956) After studies in Munich with Felix Mottle at the Hoschule there, he held any number of important posts through World War II, including succeeding Fritz Steinbach as Director of the Cologne Conservatory and General Musik Director there, after he was fired from his position there for his liberal views, friends in high places interceded and he replaced Bruno Walter as the Music Director at the Gewandhaus Leipzig after Walter was removed from his position by the Nazi’s.  Abendroth joined the party in 1937, but refused to participate in their events, save Bayreuth, where he and Wilhelm Furtwängler shared the conducting of “Die Meistersinger von Nuremburg” in 1943 and 1944.  After the war, things became difficult for Abendroth due to his party membership.  He was able to prove that he did not attend Reichskammer events and this was appointed head of the Weimar Hochschule and Music Director of the Leipzig Radio Orchestra.  His recordings were essentially buried until the 1990’s when after the fall of the Berlin Wall, a large number of his recordings found their way to CD.  Today, Abendroth is considered a master of the Romantic repertory, especially Brahms, Schumann, Schubert and Bruckner.  His Brahms 3rd, is considered to be one of the most original and compelling on records.

Abendroth autographs are rare and desirable.

HERMANN ABENDROTH - CONDUCTOR

MINT CONDITION

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