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    Composers, musicians, and management of the New York Metropolitan Opera (50) vintage glass plate camera negatives by photographer Herman Mishkin. (ca. 1906-1932) Vintage (50) 8 x 10 in. glass plate camera negatives of early stars and musicians of the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Included are images of (3) Conductor Cleofonte Campagnini, (4) Violinist Toscha Seidel who gave violin lessons to Albert Einstein and played a Stradivarius "Di Vinci" violin, now known as Ex-Sedel in his honor, (1) Conductor Vittorio Podesti, (4) Violinist Efrem Zimbalist, 1-with wife and opera star Alma Gluck, father of actor Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., (1) Violinist Zlatko Balokovic, (1) Pianist Fay Ferguson, (1) Conductor Giuseppe Bamboschek, (1) Conductor Bodanzki known for his interpretations of Wagnerian opera, Composer Eranno Wolf Ferrari, (10) Violinist Mischa Elman, (1) Pianist Josef Hoffman, inventor of the windshield wiper, pneumatic shock absorbers and more, (5) Composer Sergei Rachmoninoff, (5) Violinist and composer Eugène Ysaÿe, (4) Conductor Roberto Maranzoni, (6) the legendary Giacomo Puccini and (3) composer Eranno Wolf Ferrari. Also included are images of General Manager of the New York Metropolitan Opera Guilio Gatti-Gasazza and Met publicist William Guard. General Manager of the Met from 1908 to 1935, Gatti-Casazza revolutionized opera in America and ushered in its Golden Age. Gatti-Casazza's managerial genius not only increased the caliber of performance at the Met, but also extended its brand into many new markets. Includes individual and group portraits of Gatti-Casazza and Guard. Exhibiting some emulsion loss, scuffing and chipping. Condition ranges from vintage good to very good. Special shipping arrangements will apply.

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    September, 2015
    29th Tuesday
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