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THE AUTOGRAPHS AND COLLECTIBLES BLOG

Pianist Leon Fleisher Just Passed Away

The celebrated American musician Leon Fleisher (sometimes incorrectly spelled as Leon Fleischer) has died in a hospice in Baltimore at the age of 92. Born in 1928 in San Francisco to Isidore and Bertha Fleisher, both Jewish immigrants, his parents managed the family’s two hat shops.  Drawn to the piano from...

Farewell to Jon Vickers 1926-2015

On July 10, 2015 the legendary Canadian tenor Jon Vickers died after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was 88 years old. Although he had been retired for many years, his legacy of  uniquely dramatically and musically intense performances in a wide variety of roles in virtually of the...

Farewell to Claudio Abbado (1933-2014)

Born in Milan in a family of musicians, Abbado made his debut at La Scala in his hometown in 1960, later served as its Music Director for 18 years starting in 1968. Abbado left La Scala having founded the Filarmonica Della Scala for the performance of orchestral repertoire, became the Music...

Farewell to conductor Colin Davis

Colin Davis (1927-2013), one of the most acclaimed British conductors of the last few decades, passed away in London last Sunday, April 14th. He was 85 years old. One of the most prolific conductors in terms of the number of recordings he left, Davis developed a direct relationship with some of...

Farewell to: Van Cliburn, American Classical Pianist

Last Wednesday, February 27th, 2013, famous pianist Van Cliburn passed away at his home in Fort Worth, Texas. He was 78. Van Cliburn became a huge sensation in 1958, when at age 23 he won the first place in the First International Tchaikovsky Competition - Piano category in Moscow. This is one...

Farewell to Wolfgang Sawallisch, German Conductor

We received the news that famous German conductor Wolfgang Sawallisch passed away Last Friday, February 24th in his home in Grassau, Germany. He was 89 years old. Sawallisch was renowned throughout Europe, from 1960 through 1970 he was the principal conductor of the Vienna Symphony. Sawallisch spent 10 years as a...

Farewell to Roger Gross (1938-2013)

We received the sad news that our dear friend and colleague Roger Gross passed away. Roger died peacefully at his home last Friday, January 4th, 2013. He was not only a truly wonderful person but someone worldwide admired for his deep knowledge of opera and classical music and the business of music memorabilia. We met...

Farewell to Lisa Della Casa, Galina Vishnevskaya & Charles Rosen

LISA DELLA CASA (1919-2012) passed away last Monday, December 10th in Münsterlingen, Switzerland - her native country. She was 93, her passing was announced by the Vienna State Opera, where she frequently performed.  Della Casa performed at the major opera houses in Europe, and 4 different roles spanning 15 seasons...

Farewell to Hans Werner Henze (1926-2012)

Hans Werner Henze (1 July 1926 – 27 October 2012), the famous German composer has passed away at age 86 in Dresden. In a wide variety of styles, Henze wrote an impressive list of operas, music for theater and films, plus 10 Symphonies, 14 ballets, and a large number of...

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