Karl Böhm autograph: Hand signed b/w photo of this famous Austrian conductor (1894 –1981). Signed in Wien, 1951.
Photo by studio Fayer, Wien.
The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
3,4 x 5,4 inches ( 85 x 135 mm), very fine condition
Bruno Walter engaged Kart Böhm at Munich's Bavarian State Opera in 1921. Darmstadt (1927) and Hamburg (1931) were the next places he resided as a young conductor, before he became head of Dresden's Semper Opera in 1934. He secured a top post at the Vienna State Opera in 1943, eventually becoming music director.
Böhm's career prospered after the war, with his native country usually the locus of his work. The Vienna Philharmonic and the Salzburg Festival featured prominently. He additionally resumed ties in Dresden, at the Staatskapelle. Late in life, he began a guest-conducting relationship with the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) in a 1973 appearance with the LSO at the Salzburg Festival. He was given the title of LSO President, which he held until his death.
Böhm died in Salzburg. Actor Karlheinz Böhm, the conductor's son, is known for his role as the young Emperor Franz Joseph in the three Sissi movies.
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