Tag Archives: Conductors

Willem Mengelberg

DescriptionEnglish: “Willem Megelberg, the celebrated guest-conductor of the New York Philharmonic Society. His commanding ability won world fame for him when in charge of the distinguished Concertgebouw at Amsterdam”
SourceShadowland (https://archive.org/details/shadowland07brew/page/n127/mode/2up?view=theater)

In the magazine, the picture seems to be reversed to make the subject face toward the fold; in every other photograph, Mengelberg conducts right-handed and parts his hair on the right. This file has therefore been horizontally flipped.

Ambroise Thomas at a Rehearsal of Françoise de Rimini, by Toulouse-Lautrec

DescriptionEnglish: Ambroise Thomas attending a rehearsal of Françoise de Rimini: drawing by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Français : Ambroise Thomas assistant à une répétition de Françoise de Rimini : dessin de H. de Toulouse-Lautrec
SourceLe Rire (https://archive.org/details/lerirejournalhum22unse/page/n181/mode/2up)
AuthorHenri de Toulouse-Lautrec

This was the composer’s last opera. Thomas was old and ill at the time, and he died a month later.