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MUSIC AUTOGRAPHS & ANTIQUARIAN
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Price: $185.00

Autographed near quarto one page un-translated letter, Munich January 11, 1942 on his imprinted letterhead to a colleague, with a 5” x 7” original photograph.

Kabasta, (1896-1946) is still one of conducting’s best kept secrets due to his politics.  Interestingly, the vast majority of his letters from 1938 close with a “Heil Hitler” and ours does not.  Kabasta was the Music Director of the Munich Philharmonic from 1938-1944 and principal conductor of the Vienna Symphony as of 1934 and a year later, the same position with the Gesselschaft der Musikfreunde in Vienna.  He was fired by an Allied tribunal in 1945 due to his politics and committed suicide a broken man.  That said, some of the finest recordings of Bruckner and Brahms on records are under his leadership.

A rare letter and photograph, perfect for display.

OSWALD KABASTA - CONDUCTOR

MINT CONDITION

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