RUDOLF SCHWARZ - AUTOGRAPH 01/01/1948 - HFSID 153844
RUDOLF SCHWARZ Dated signature of the orchestra conductor who survived Auschwitz Signature: "Rudolf Schwarz/11/1/1948", 4x3. Rudolph Schwarz (1905-1994) debuted as a violist with the Vienna State Opera in 1922.
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Dated signature of the orchestra conductor who survived Auschwitz
Signature: "Rudolf Schwarz/11/1/1948", 4x3. Rudolph Schwarz (1905-1994) debuted as a violist with the Vienna State Opera in 1922. Two years later, he conducted for the first time at Dusseldorf, the first of many performances throughout Germany, specializing in Wagnerian works. The Nazi laws permitted him to perform only for Jewish audiences after 1933. In 1939 he was imprisoned, and in 1941 sent to Auschwitz. Released from the death camp through the intervention of another German conductor, he endured life in other prison camps until 1945, suffering a broken shoulder blade which forced a change in his conducting style for the rest of his life. Immigrating to Britain after the war, he conducted many symphony orchestras, including those of the BBC, the City of Birmingham, Bournemouth, and the Northern Sinfonia. His recording of Mahler's Symphony #5 with the London Symphony Orchestra (1958) is highly praised. Schwarz was honored as a CBE in 1973. Pencil note (unknown hand) at bottom edge. Otherwise, fine condition.
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