Title: GIUSEPPE SINOPOLI: PORTRAIT SOUVENIR ...
Publisher: Hannover, West Germany: Deutsche Grammophon, 1980
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: None, As Issued
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. Signed. 1 pages. Published in 1980. Rare Guiseppe Sinopoli collectible item. A fine copy of the Deutsche Grammophon (DG) Portrait Souvenir Postcard signed by Guiseppe Sinopoli. The postcard measures 4 X 6 inches. It is vintage (circa early-1980's), produced and released by DG BEFORE the reunification of West and East Germany, as evidenced by the information provided at the back (although no specific date is given). After all these years and despite all the controversy and heartache he generated among some musicians, why has Sinopoli remained a cult figure with a loyal global following? He was that very rare thing, a genius, almost intimidatingly so. He trained to be a doctor, wrote a dissertation on forensic anthropology, studied avant-garde composition with Karlheinz Stockhausen, became a serious composer, became a prominent Egyptologist, and finally became a world-class conductor who rose to the highest ranks of his true calling. He remained at the top until the very end, when his career was abruptly cut short by his sudden death in 2001 at the age of 54 (almost fittingly, the former doctor suffered a massive heart attack while conducting the demanding "Aida"). He has been gone for some time now (almost fifteen years as of 2015, an eternity in our contemporary life-cycle), but his music remains and can be heard with infinite pleasure through his definitive and spectacular recordings, particularly the operatic repertoire. Aristocratic, eccentric, radical, awe-inspiring, incomparable, he is sorely missed. An absolute "must-have" collectible, not just memorabilia, item for Guiseppe Sinopoli collectors. This vintage DG Souvenir Postcard (of a portrait taken by Sabine Keck) is very boldly and beautifully signed in black pen-marker in front by Guiseppe Sinopoli. It is signed directly on the postcard itself. This item is now collectible. As far as we know, this is the only such signed Souvenir Postcard available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Sinopoli did not sign liberally during his busy career that was abruptly cut short by his sudden death in 2001. This is the only one we have ever found. A rare signed item thus. One of the greatest musical geniuses of our age. A fine copy. Bookseller Inventory # 19873
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