Im 3/4 Takt durch die Welt Ein Lebensbild des Komponisten Robert Stolz [SIGNED by Robert Stoltz]

By: Holm, Gustav

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Autograph; 394 pages; Publisher's cream-colored cloth spine lettered in silver. Inscribed (in English) by the subject, Robert Stolz - "To Eduard Schechter / With hearfelt best wishes / and many thanks / from his friend / [signed] Robert Stolz / Munchen - Marz - 1950." Robert Stolz, [1880 – 1975] was an Austrian songwriter and conductor as well as a composer of operettas and film music. The title of his biography refers to one of Stolz's claims to fame; he wrote the musical score for the first German sound film - "Zwei Herzen im Dreivierteltakt" (Two Hearts in Waltz Time), of which the title waltz rapidly became a popular favourite. An earlier Stolz composition, "Adieu, mein kleiner Gardeoffizier" from his operetta Die lustigen Weiber von Wien, became known to wider audiences from use in cinema. After the Nazis rose to power in Germany, Stolz returned from Germany to Vienna, where his title-song for the film Ungeküsst soll man nicht schlafen gehn was a hit. But the Anschluss followed and Stolz moved on to Paris, where he was detained for a time as an enemy alien, Fortunately, friends were able to secure his release and passage to America, 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 stage 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, he returned to Vienna, resuming his career as a conductor and composer. ; Signed by Biographee

Title: Im 3/4 Takt durch die Welt Ein Lebensbild des Komponisten Robert Stolz [SIGNED by Robert Stoltz]

Author Name: Holm, Gustav

Categories: Signed and Association Copies, German Language and Literature, Music and Performing Arts,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Linz, Pittburgh, Wien, Ibis-Verlag: 1948

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Size: 8vo

Seller ID: 38308