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- A bold 10 inch high by 8 inch wide glossy black & white gelatin print photograph of New York City Opera's director Julius Rudel, baton in hand, as he leads a rehearsal of the orchestra. Casually attired, Rudel is protrayed in profile from the hips up holding the baton in his right hand with his raised arm framing the top of the image. The podium is in the foreground at right with the orchestra glimpsed in the background. Inscribed "To Jean D. 'Impressario extraordinary' with fond memories of our collaborations. As ever Julius Rudel August 1966". The first letter of his name is very slightly smudged. The corners and edges are slightly creased with some minor wear to the edges. A strip of masking tape adheres to the top of the verso. There are penciled annotations, a number in red ink, and a stamped number on the verso. Very good. Julius Rudel (1921-2014) was the longtime director and principal conductor of the New York City Opera, New York's second largest Opera House. During his tenure from 1957 to 1979, the New York City Opera played a significant role in encouraging new talent, producing dozens of new operas and fostering singing careers. Beverly Sills, Placido Domingo and many others are among those whose careers were nurtured by the company. Born in Vienna, Rudel immigrated to the U.S. when Austria was annexed by Germany. Starting as a rehearsal pianist with the New York City Opera company, he made his conducting debut with Strauss's "The Gypsy Baron" in 1944. Upon taking the helm, Rudel dove right in by scheduling 3 seasons of exclusively American operas, including Marc Blitzstein's "Regina" (based on Hellman's "The Little Foxes"), Bernstein's "Trouble in Tahiti", Carlos Floyd's "Susannah", and Hugo Weisgall's "Six Characters in Search of an Author". In 1966, the company moved to Lincoln Center where Rudel chose to conduct Argentinian composer Alberto Ginastera's "Don Rodrigo", starring Domingo. Burdened by administrative duties, Rudel went on to become music director of the Buffalo Philharmonic where he could again steep himself in music without the all-consuming demands of administrative work. Throughout his long career Rudel also served as the inaugural artistic director of the Kennedy Center and was also involved with the Wolf Trap Festival, the Caramoor Festival and the Cincinnati May Festival. In 2013, Rudel co-wrote his musical memoirs with Rebecca Paller "Julius Rudel Looks Back on a Life in Music". The recipient, Jean Dalrymple (1902-1998) was the dynamic producer and director of theater and light-opera at Manhattan's City Center. Dalrymple began her career in Vaudeville, appearing with James Cagney and Cary Grant in the early 1930s. She was a founding member of the American Theatre Wing, the theatre service organization. She worked over the years as a personal manager for the likes of Leopold Stokowski, Mary Martin, Jose Iturbi, Andr Kostalanetz, Nathan Milstein, and Lily Pons. She began her work at City Center with its founding in 1943, serving as a board member and publicist. Her productions there from the 1940s through the 1960s were a revitalizing influence on the whole New York theatre scene. In 1951, Jean Dalrymple married Major-General Philip deWitt Ginder, commander of the Thunderbirds in Korea. She was a friend to Presidents and entertainment personalities throughout the world.
Title: ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH of New York City Opera's director JULIUS RUDEL at the Helm INSCRIBED to his friend Manhattan City Center Producer & Director JEAN DALRYMPLE, SIGNED BY RUDEL.
Publisher: [New York], August, 1966.: 1966.
Book Condition: Very good
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 36528
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