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HERMANN KUTZSCHBACH - CONDUCTOR

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Autographed three bar musical quotation by the German conductor of Tamino’s aria, “Dies Bildnis” from Mozart’s “Die Zauberflöte”.  The postcard is inscribed to Nelly Walter, the important CAMI artists manager when she was a young girl, 1916.

Kutzschbach (1875-1938) was a Dresden Conservatory student, where he studied piano with Felix Draeske, solfege with Adolf Kluge and theory with Eugen Krantz.  He started out his professional life as an repetiteur at the Dresden Court Opera in 1895.  The conductor was hired briefly in Cologne and the Berlin Hofoper in 1898, but was lured back to Dresden as a third conductor under the legendary Ernst von Schuch.  From  1906-1909 he was the Generalmusikdirektor of Mannheim.  Once again he was lured back to Dresden as Bernhard Hagen’s replacement as the number 2 conductor in Dresden under Schuch.  When Schuch passed away in 1914, he was appointed co-musikdirektor with Fritz Reiner.  Apparently they got along well sharing the work-load between the opera and the Staatskapelle, through during World War I, they both were somewhat resistant to the demands to perform only German and Austrian works. In 1919 Count von Seebok brought Fritz Busch to Dresden first as a guest conductor and then in 1921 appointed him Generalmusikdirektor of Dresden angering Reiner and Kutzschbach.  Reiner quite shortly thereafter and came to America.  When Busch resigned in 1933 in protest of the Nazi regime, Kutzschbach was named Generalmusikdirektor, a post in which he would remain for one year, as he was usurped by the more “politically correct” Karl Böhm.  Kutschbach remained as first conductor of the Dresden Semperoper as it was now called until 1936.  He died in 1938 at the age of 63.

Kutzschbach recorded prolifically for Parlophone.