THE AUTOGRAPH BLOG

Farewell to Wolfgang Sawallisch, German Conductor

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

Vintage Composer Toy Music Boxes by ANRI Toriart, Italy!

One very cute article that some collectors love is the famous set of composer toy music boxes by the company ANRI Toriart, Italy. Another company called Reuge (recognized as the leader in "the art of mechanical music") from Switzerland created the inside music box. Each bust sits on a solid Oak base that houses...

Porgy & Bess World Premiere Program & Score, 1935

With music by George Gershwin (1898-1937), libretto by DuBose Heyward and lyrics also by DuBose Heyward and Ira Gershwin, Porgy and Bess was world premiered at the Colonial Theater in Boston on September 30th, 1935. A rare program from that performance is here The same year, the full score was published,...

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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