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Autographed original 5” x 6.5” double-weight photograph posed outside a concert hall in front of a Locandina.  The photograph is inscribed to cellist Massimo Anfiteatroff, “con ammirazione”, Torino, March 16, 1934.

Reiner (1888-1963) left his post as the Chief Conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony due to pressure by the puritanical symphony board after he divorced his second wife and married his third in 1930.  He took a post as Professor at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, which allowed him to make annual concert tours in Continental Europe, which he did through early 1937, his Italian contracts in Italy for later in 1937 and 1939 were canceled by the fascist regime.  In 1934 he toured Italy exclusively during the months of February and March.  The cities included,  Naples, Rome, Florence, Turin and Venice. (He made broadcast recordings for Italian radio in Turin.) If one looks carefully at the Locandino behind him, one can see some of the program including Berlioz’s “Le Carnaval Romain”, Mozart’s “A Little Night Music” (Piccola Serenata) and Strauss’s “Til Eulenspiegel”.  The concert actually dates to one he performed live in concert for Italian radio in Turin the previous year. 

An unusual photographwe have not encountered previously nor is it in any of the Reiner literature.

FRITZ REINER - CONDUCTOR

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