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[ Wilhelm Ganz, German-born London conductor. ] Autograph signature.

Author: 
Wilhelm Ganz (1833-1914), German-born conductor, pianist, organist, violinist, and composer
Publication details: 
Place and date not stated.
£35.00

On 5.5 x 11 cm. slip of paper taken from letter. In fair condition, lightly aged. Closely-cropped, with the lower part of the final flourish of the 'z' in Ganz's name shaved off. Ganz established himself as accompanist to singers including Jenny Lind and Adelina Patti. He became sole conductor of rthe concerts of Henry Wylde's New Philharmonic Society orchestra in 1879, renaming them the following year 'Mr. Ganz's Orchestral Concerts'. He conducted the London premieres of Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique and Liszt's Dante symphony.

[ Martin Fischer, German classical musician. ] Duplicated copies of autobiography 'Martin Fischer erzählt aus seinem Leben' and book of poems '"Oden", Briefe lyrischen Charakters aus dem Blickfeld eines Musikers', both inscribed to Richard Hutchins.

Author: 
Martin Fischer (b. c. 1931), viola player with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, husband of soprano Helga Fischer [ Richard Hutchins of Waynflete ]
Publication details: 
The autobiography dated from 'Berlin, im Oktober 2008', with inscription dated November 2008. The poems without place or date, but with inscription dated from London, 27 May 1981.
£320.00

Both items in good condition, lightly aged, and both in yellow wraps, with plastic clamp at spine holding the loose leaves together. ONE: Autobiography. [3] + 46pp., 8vo. Illustrated with two full-page photographs of Fischer, one showing him as a ten-year-old boy, with autograph caption. The item is signed at the end 'Martin', and has the following inscription on a leaf of green paper at the front: 'Dear Richard, | Times went by, I promised to send you these pages because always the memories of our friendship and your Kindness are a big joy for us.

[ Martin Fischer, German classical musician. ] Fourteen Autograph Letters Signed (all 'Martin'), in English, to Richard Hutchins, giving news of his activities as a viola player under von Karajan at the Berlin Philharmonic.

Author: 
Martin Fischer (b. c. 1931), viola player with the Berlin Philharmonic, husband of soprano Helga Fischer [Richard Hutchins of Waynflete ]
Publication details: 
One dated from Berlin, 27 February 1963. The rest from between 1976 and 1981.
£380.00

A total of 50pp., of which 46pp. are 8vo, and 4pp. are 12mo. In fair condition, lightly aged and creased. Some letters also signed on behalf of his wife Helga and their son Andreas. Also present is the first page of a fifteenth letter, dated from Paris, 19 May 1972. An affectionate correspondence, filled with personal and professional news. On 3 August 1978 he writes from St Oswald in Austria of a visit to East Germany: 'Our orchestra played for the first time at Dresden and Leipzig!!

[Martin Schwarzenlander [Martin Fischer], Austrian composer.] Autograph Score of his adaptation of Purcell's 'Fantazia In Nomine', with Autograph Letter Signed to dedicatee Richard Hutchins, copy of another version of the work, and of three others.

Author: 
Martin Schwarzenlander (b.1955), Austrian classical composer, known as Martin Fischer during his marriage to journalist Erica Fischer (b.1943) [Richard Hutchins]
Publication details: 
Autograph Score dated 'Berlin, 1976/77'. Copy of second version of the piece dated 'Berlin, 20. Juni 1977'. Letter dated from Berlin, 16 December 1980.
£500.00

All items in good condition, lightly aged and worn. ONE: Autograph Score. 7pp., 4to. On printed music paper. Sewn into green card printed wraps. Title: 'Henry Purcell | "Fantazia In Nomine" | (1680) | in seven parts for strings (viola da gamba a. s. on) | Adaptation for 12 parts for the 12 Cello-players of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra from the original manuscript in The British Museum, London, from Martin Fischer | (This is my first version of the adaptation) | Meinem lieben Freund Richard Hutchins, Waynflete, England, in Dankbarkeit zugeeignet. Berlin, 1976/77'.

Autograph Signature and two black and white Photographs.

Author: 
Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990), American composer, pianist and conductor
Publication details: 
Edinburgh, 1973.
£120.00

All three items in very good condition. Clear, bold signature, on a cropped piece of paper three inches by five wide, reading 'Leonard Bernstein | Edinburgh | <'73>'. The first photograph (six and a half inches by eight wide, and with the stamp of the Scottish Tourist Board on the reverse), shows a smiling Bernstein in a Prince of Wales check double-breasted jacket with a bespectacled old gentleman in a single-breasted pinstripe jacket, admiring a bagpiper in full regalia at a British railway station (Edinburgh Waverley?).

Autograph Signature.

Author: 
Seiji Ozawa (born 1935), Japanese conductor
Publication details: 
Undated.
£23.00

Good, in felt-tip pen on piece of blue paper, roughly 8 x 13 cms, with the slightest discoloration at extremities.

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