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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Robert Stolz Autograph: Hand-signed Eurodisc Card

Robert Stolz Autograph on Eurodisc Portrait-trading card, discography at reverse.

5 x 8,4 inches (12,5 x 21,2 cm), fine condition.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Robert Elisabeth Stolz (1880 –1975) was an Austrian songwriter and conductor as well as a composer of operettas and film music.

The rise of Nazi Germany and the Anschluss, and he moved first to Zuerich and then to Paris, where in 1939 he was interned as an enemy alien. With the help of friends he was released and in 1940 made his way to New York.

In America, Stolz achieved fame with his concerts of Viennese music, starting with "A Night in Vienna" at Carnegie Hall. As a result, he received many invitations to compose music for shows and films, and he received two Academy Awards nominations: "Waltzing in the Clouds" was nominated for Best Original Song in 1941, and his score for It Happened Tomorrow was nominated for Best Dramatic or Comedy Picture Score in 1945.

In 1946 Stolz returned to Vienna, where he lived for the rest of his life. In the 1960s and 1970s he made a number of recordings of operettas by composers such as Johann Strauss, Franz Lehár, Emmerich Kálmán, and Leo Fall, whom he had known previously.

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