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MINT CONDITION

Original 9.5” x 12” color Cibachrome photograph of the Austrian-American conductor leading the New York Philharmonic in rehearsal during their Summer residency at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, 1982. The photographer Dr. Allen Winograd has signed and dated the verso.

Leinsdorf (1912-1993) was born in Austria and came to America in 1937 to conduct at the Metropolitan Opera.  (Quite luckily as the Anschluss occurred the following year.)  He held various music directorships and other important positions, head of the German Wing at the Metropolitan Opera, Music Director of the Cleveland Orchestra, Music Director of the Rochester Philharmonic, Music Director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Principal of the West German Radio Orchestra.  Despite those major positions and his guest conducting around the World, the orchestra he is most associated with was the New York Philharmonic, where he led the orchestra in more performances than any other guest conductor.

The Cibachrome photograph was taken by the late Dr. Allen Winograd, a dentist living in Cherry Hill, New Jersey who was given access in the Philadelphia area, as well as at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center to take picture of various classical music rehearsals.  He used the difficult, labor intensive and permanent Cibrachrome process which is virtually extinct today due to digital photography.  The images are made from color photographic transparencies and through a chemical process are permanently encapsulated in a 100% polyester photographic “paper” which was made by Dupont.  The process provides a deep, rich image typically on 11” x 14” paper which will not fade over time.  He would then have the artists sign them.  A large number of photographs taken by Dr. Winograd are today at the University of Pennsylvania Library Special Collections.

Color autographed photographs of Leinsdorf are completely scarce!

A spectacular image!

ERICH LEINSDORF - CONDUCTOR

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