Autograph musical quotation from Richard Wagner's opera, Tannhäuser (Act II: The Entrance of the Guests), signed in full and dated New York, June 4, 1895
by SEIDL, Anton 1850-1898
1895. Austro-Hungarian conductor and naturalized American citizen Anton Seidl became a faithful proponent of Wagner's works at Bayreuth and Covent Garden. He became the principal conductor at the Metropolitan Opera in the 1880s and of the New York Philharmonic in the 1890s. According to his protégé, Arthur Farwell, Seidl's presence, "famous alike for the depth of his silence and the height of his art, tinged the atmosphere and the consciousness of [New York City] with a peculiarly individual and glowing quality of feeling such as it has not known before or since. ... [Because] of his known love for New York, it was downright affection, rather than admiration or awe, that New York returned to him." Indeed, no conductor of opera exerted a greater influence in the United States. Joseph Horowitz in Grove Music Online.. On a slip of paper ca. 87 x 125 mm. Creased at folds and margins; remnants of adhesive to verso. (Inventory #: 23195)
Musical Autographs and Manuscripts; Rare Books on Music and Dance; First and Early Editions of Printed Music; Prints, Drawings and Ephemera relating to Music and Dance including Opera and Ballet.
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