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Price: $500.00

Autographed original Carmen of Buenos Aires back stamped 4.5” x 7” autographed and inscribed full length conducting photograph with a musical quotation of the opening two bars of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony, 1952.

Kleiber (1890-1956) was the Generalmusikdirektor of the Berlin Staatsoper a position he held from 1923 until 1934.  He left Germany in 1934 after spending a year under Nazi rule, the listing by the German government of Berg’s opera “Lulu” as degenerate was the final straw.  He initially conducted in Amsterdam, London, Milan and Rome, as well as Buenos Aires and Montevideo. He settled in Buenos Aires in 1936 and was made Music Director of the Teatro Colon and remained in that position until 1949. When Mussolini aligned with Hitler in 1938 and instated racial laws in Italy, Kleiber tore up his La Scala contract.  During the early 1950’s, Kleiber conducted regularly at Covent Garden.  He was appointed Generalmusikdirektor of the Berlin Staatsoper in 1954, but resigned the position the following year, as he did not like doing business with the Communists there.  Kleiber throughout his life was closely associated with the works of Beethoven and Wagner.  He recorded their works significantly and they have stood the test of time as digital reissues.

Unusual for Kleiber to write a musical quotation on a photograph.

      

 

ERICH KLEIBER - CONDUCTOR
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MINT CONDITION