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Text Box: MUSIC AUTOGRAPHS AND EPHEMERA BOUGHT AND SOLD

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FINE CONDITION

Handsome autographed and inscribed noire 3 x 5 matte, double-weight photograph of the Hungarian born, American conductor, September, 1945.

Reiner (1888-1963) in 1945 was the Music Director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. After appointments in Budapest and Dresden, Reiner came to the U.S. in 1922 where he was appointed Music Director of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. He joined the Curtis faculty in 1931 where he taught among others Leonard Bernstein. From 1938-1948 he was Music Director of the Pittsburgh Symphony and then conducted for a few years at the Metropolitan opera whilst taking guest engagements. From 1953 to 1962 he was the Music Director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. A true test to his musicianship is a number of members of the CSO under Reiner could not stand one another and sat next to each other and would not speak to one another, yet they would play splendidly in concert.

Numerous recordings mainly on RCA Victor.

FRITZ REINER - CONDUCTOR

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