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Autographed jumbo 10" x 14" Manuel Freres of Paris presentation photograph to Salzburg Festspiele General Director Erwin Kerber, Salzburg, 1930. 

Schalk, (1863-1931) was a pupil of Anton Bruckner and was given the honor of conducting the World Premier of his 5th Symphony in his own edited version in Graz, 1894.  He also conducted the World Premiere of Richard Strauss's "Die Frau Ohne Schatten" in Vienna, 1919.  Schalk had a decorated career including posts in Reichenburg, Graz, Prague, New York, Berlin, London and finally Vienna, where he was a principal conductor at the Hofoper as of 1900 and principal conductor of the Vienna Philharmonic from 1904-1921.   From 1918 until his death, he was the General Director of the Vienna Staatsoper. (Richard Strauss was co-Director from 1919-1924).  Schalk made some excellent recordings, the Beethoven 5th, 6th and 8th are particularly well respected.  We have not encountered a Schalk photograph of this size before.

Erwin Kerber, (1891-1943) grew up in Salzburg, studied law in Vienna and returned to his native city to work for the Salzburg Festspiele, where he eventually became General Director of the Festival.  In 1936, he was appointed General Director of the Vienna Staatsoper and remained there until 1940.  During the Anschluss he helped many Jews leave Austria including Bruno Walter's daughter, conductor Josef Krips, and tenor Richard Tauber among the many.

A spectacular souvenir of the alt musikstadt Wien!

FRANZ SCHALK - CONDUCTOR

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