Bruno Walter letter to Mrs. Ryenson

Bruno Walter letter to Mrs. Ryenson

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Walter, Bruno, 1876-1962
Title: Bruno Walter letter to Mrs. Ryenson
Dates: undated
Quantity: 0.1 Linear feet (1 portfolio)
Abstract:The collection consists of an autographed, signed letter from Bruno Walter, Chicago, Illinois, to Mrs. Ryenson. Mr. Walter thanks her for her note praising his work and apologizes for not having seen her for some time.
Coll. Number: ms2070

Biographical/Historical Note

Bruno Walter [Schelsinger] was an American conductor and composer of German birth. Born into a middle-class Jewish family, Walter attended the Stern Conservatory in Berlin, initially planning to become a concert pianist. Around 1889, however, he resolved to pursue a conducting career after hearing Hans von Bülow direct an orchestra. He obtained a position as vocal coach in Cologne, making his conducting de�but there in 1894 in a performance of Lortzing's Der Waffenschmied. From 1894 to 1896 he worked in Hamburg under Mahler, who profoundly influenced Walter's artistic development. Impressed by his prote�ge�, Mahler found employment for him in Breslau in 1896, though the director there requested that Bruno Schlesinger change his name, ostensibly because Schlesinger was too common a name in Breslau, the capital of Silesia. --- Oxford Music Online. Retrieved 4/21/2009.

Index Terms

Conductors (Music)--United States--Correspondence.
Ryenson, Mrs. -- Correspondence
Walter, Bruno, 1876-1962 -- Correspondence

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Bruno Walter letter to Mrs. Ryenson. MS 2070. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

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