Used; Like New/Used; Like New. A signed postcard photograph of the great Austrian conductor, composer, and pianist, dated June 1933, together with the original envelope used to send the photograph addressed in his hand, postmarked in Basel, June 24, 1933, and an enclosed blank sheet of his stationery. The photograph dates from Weingartner's years in Basel, from 1927 to 1934, during which time he conducted the Basel Symphony Orchestra and directed the city's music academy and its conducting class; his students included Paul Sacher. An attractive portrait of the respected conductor and pedagogue in very fine condition. 4 x 5.75 inches (10.5 x 14.7 cm).Born in Austria-Hungary, Weingartner studied piano in Leipzig and then in Weimar with Franz Liszt. Â In his long conducting career he led orchestras and operas in Berlin, Munich, Mainz, Vienna (succeeding Gustav Mahler as the director of the Vienna Hofoper), Boston, and Basel. Alongside his conducting, he considered himselfÂ as equally, if not more importantly, a composer, and left seven symphonies, several operas, chamber music and art songs.
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