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Uncommon autographed letter signed to conductor Max Fiedler and his wife on a New Years postcard, Cologne, December 31, 1932.

Grmmer (1879-1965) wishes Fiedler (1859-1939) a new year filled with the beautiful sound of music...

Grmmer was a pupil of Julius Klengel and Hugo Becker. His first position after his education was as Principal Cellist of the Vienna Philharmonic and the Vienna Staatsoper. From 1913-1930 he was a founding member of the Busch String Quartet. He later toured with a chamber orchestra that bore his name. From 1907-1913 and then again from 1940 to 1946 he was a Professor at the Vienna Conservatory of Music. From 1925-1933 he was a Professor at the Cologne Hochschule fr Musik and from 1933-1940 he was a Professor at the Berlin Hochschule fr Musik. For many years he gave annual solo tours in England, Ireland and Scotland. Two of his most important pupils were Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Elsa Hilger. Grmmer played the 1707,  Countess of Stainlein, ex-Paganini Stradivarius cello from 1908-1938, which later belonged to Bernard Greenhouse. Interestingly, Wilhelm Kempff was his accompanist in the 1930s and they recorded together!

Max Fiedler was the conductor of the Hamburg Philharmonic from 1904-1907, London Symphony Orchestra in 1907, Boston Symphony Orchestra from 1908-1912 and from 1916 until his death was the Kapelmeister of Essen.  

PAUL GRMMER - CELLIST