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Fine original photograph by Eric Schaal - HINDEMITH, Paul 1895-1963 - 1905. 
1905. Hindemith had just emigrated to the United States when he signed this photograph. "Associated Music Publishers, whom Hindemith called AMP or Pub, had their office on West 45th Street [in New York], opposite the Seymour Hotel where Hindemith was staying." Geoffrey Skelton in Selected Letters of Paul Hindemith, p. 97."The foremost German composer of his generation, [Hindemith] was a figure central to both music composition and musical thought during the inter-war years." Giselher Schubert in Grove Music Online.Schaal (1905-1994), a German photographer, "went into exile in the USA in 1936 and became a professional photographer in New York. He worked for the Pix photo agency and the magazines Time and Life portraying numerous artists and academics." Arts in Exile online.. A waist-length portrait of the composer standing with his viola and bow, inscribed on the mount "Dem altbewÃ¤hrten und in allen SÃ¤tteln gerechten Musicpub Paul Hindemith" and signed and dated April 37 by Hindemith in ink; also signed by the photographer, in pencil, at lower right corner of mat. Overall size 253 x 304 mm; image size 203 x 252 mm.Photograph very slightly worn; edges of mat slightly worn and browned.
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