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MUSIC AUTOGRAPHS & ANTIQUARIAN
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Price: $300.00

FINE CONDITION

 Autographed 3” x 5” postcard photograph of the legendary conductor during his time as Generalmusikdirektor of Stuttgart between 1918 and 1922.  L. Schaller of Stuttgart photograph.

Busch (1890 - 1951) was one of the youngest conductors ever named in Germany to a town music directorship in Germany.  After conservatory in Cologne, where he studied with Fritz Steinbach, leading to his lifelong affection for the Brahms symphonic works, Busch was appointed at nineteen conductor of the Deutsches Theater in Riga, Latvia.  After a year he left and at the age of twenty-two he was appointed Generalmusikdirektor of Aaschen.  In 1918 he was appointed Director of the Stuttgart Opera and the town Generalmusikdirektor, leading to his appointment in 1922 as Generalmusikdirektor of the city of Dresden.  He remained in Dresden until 1933 when he was summarily dismissed, not as a Jew, but an anti-Fascist. 

The image is by far the youngest autographed photograph of the legendary conductor as we have seen in twenty years offered by a music antiquarian anywhere.

FRITZ BUSCH - CONDUCTOR
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