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WILLY BURMESTER - VIOLINIST

Autographed 6.5” x 9” heavy stock album leaf from the autograph album of conductor Emil Steinbach, who at this time was the Music Director of the Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Mainz.  We offer with a postcard portrait of Burmester.

Signers of the page include:

Willy Burmester: (1869-1933) The German violinist writes a 2 bar musical quotation and then a dedication to Frau Steinbach with friendly memories, Mainz, December 1, 1897.  Burmester was a premier violinist of his period.  A Joachim pupil who rebelled and developed his own virtuosic technique which he well employed in the music of Niccolo Paganini.  Burmester also composed and wrote transcriptions.

Fritz Volbach (1861-1940) The German composer and conductor writes In memory of the wonderful premiere of the Liszt Faust Symphonie, December 2, 1897.  Volbach was a pupil of Hiller, Jensen,Seiss and Grell and became involved in various choral activities in Berlin in 1887.  He led the Academy Liedertafel and the Klindworth Choir there.  In 1891 he was appointed the Damengesangverein and the Liedertafel in Mainz.  The Allgemeine Deutschen Musikverein founded by Liszt called in 1898, which he led until 1907.  He was hired then as Director of the Music Academy in Tübingen.  During World War I he established a symphony orchestra in Brussels which had been captured by the Germans.  After the war in 1918 he was appointed Generalmusikdirektor of the City of Münster and Director of the Musikwissenschaft at the University there.  Volbach composed symphonic poems, a symphony, as well as a large body of choral works.

Karl Scheidemantel: (1859-1923) The opera baritone writes a short sentiment on the verso of the album page and dates it, Mainz, November 17, 1897.  Scheidemantel was a mainstay baritone at the Dresden Hofoper.  A great friend of Cosima Wagner and Franz Liszt, he became a leading proponent of the role of Hans Sachs.  Among other roles, he created Faninal in “Der Rosenkavalier”.