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PRISTINE CONDITION

Autographed 6.5" x 9" photograph of the founder of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra to pianist, conductor and pedagogue Vasily Safanov, 1907.

 

Van der Stueken was born in Texas to Belgian immigrants. He studied, composed and conducted in Europe, from 1866 - 1884. He spent several years as a conducting protégé of Franz Liszt in Weimar. He returned to the U.S. in 1884 after Max Bruch advised him to build his career there. He succeeded Leopold Damrosch as the conductor of the Arion Society Orchestra upon his return in pops type concerts at major halls throughout New York City, taking them to Paris in 1889 for concerts at the Paris Exposition. Whilst in New York, he taught at the National Conservatory of Music (Where Safanov was the Director, as well as the Music Director of the New York Philharmonic) and was the Music Director of Temple Emanu-el the largest synagogue in the City. He founded the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra in 1895 and led the group until 1907. From 1897-1903 he also led the Cincinnati College of Music and the May Festival.

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