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Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Eugen Jochum Autograph: Hotel Imperial Wien. CoA Antiques and unique Collectibles Eugen Jochum Autograph: Hotel Imperial Wien. CoA: "Eugen Jochum: Authentic, hand written signature on a card of the Hotel Imperial in Vienna.

4 x 6 in. Very fine condition

Eugen Jochum ( 1902 –1987 ) was an eminent German conductor. Jochum studied the piano and organ in Augsburg and conducting in Munich. His first post was as a rehearsal pianist for the Munich Opera, and then in Kiel.

He made his conducting debut with the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra in 1927, and the same year he was appointed musical director in Kiel. His early conducting posts including music director in Duisburg, at the Berlin Radio, and conductor of the Hamburg Opera, where he performed music by composers such as Paul Hindemith and Béla Bartók elsewhere banned by the Nazis. He later formed the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and conducted the Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam. In 1975, he was appointed conductor laureate of the London Symphony Orchestra. He conducted often at Bayreuth, Salzburg and Berlin.

Jochum is most famous for his interpretations of Anton Bruckner. His performances of Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart, Haydn, Schumann, Wagner and Carl Orff are also renowned."

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