Opera conductor Joseph Keilberth von Portraitfotografin Anny Breer

Opera conductor Joseph Keilberth von Portraitfotografin Anny Breer
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Large expressive photograph in original frame by the famous portrait photographer Anny Breer (1891 - 1969 in Hamburg); the famous German concert and opera conductor Joseph Keilberth (1908 - 1968) can be seen, the picture is originally signed by the artist and dated 1953; on the lower right side the company signature of Anny Breer's photo studio ("Anny Breer Hamburg"); on the reverse a handwritten description; in 1918 Anny Breer began her career as a photographer in Emma Wiemann's studio, where she had the opportunity for the first time to take responsibility for photographic assignments herself; in 1922 she went into business for herself, working in part for the Hamburger Fremdenblatt; 1927 she is engaged by the Deutsches Schauspielhaus to photograph stage scenes and portraits which are published in the magazine "Der Kreis"; during the war between 1933 and 1943 Anny Breer is represented in several art exhibitions and her fame increases; in 1955 Breer receives a certificate of honour for her work; her clients come from the worlds of art, politics and business and photographed famous personalities such as Marie Luise Kaschnitz (German writer), Werner Finck (German cabaret artist), Ortega y Gasset (Spanish philosopher), Pierre Boulez (French composer) and Joseph Keilberth (conductor), who is photographed here; Keilberth began his career at the Baden State Theatre in 1925; in 1940 Keilberth took over the post of General Music Director of the "German Philharmonic Orchestra in Prague"; at the end of the Second World War he was included by Adolf Hitler in 1944 in the Gottbegnadeten list of the most important conductors, which saved him from wartime service; from 1950 Joseph Keilberth was Chief Conductor of the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra and filled the post of Hamburg General Music Director and Director of the Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra. In 1968 Keilberth died at the conductor's podium during a performance of Richard Wagner's Tristan und Isolde; traces according to age and use; dimensions of frame: 41.5 x52.5 cm - dimensions of photograph: 27.5x 38 cm
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