Archive for July, 2008

PICS FOR PROMS & NABOKOV FROM LEBRECHT – WEEK STARTING 14th JULY

 

The London PROMS start on 18th July and run for 76 concerts over the whole of the summer. Our photographers will be shooting all the concerts. Contact Lebrecht if you need coverage for a particular concert.  The first concert this Friday celebrates the centenary of French composr Olivier Messiaen. Conductor Jiri Belohlavek conducts Karita Mattila and Wayne Marshall.

Jiri Belohlavek and the BBC Symphony orchestra. #97953

Jiri Belohlavek and the BBC Symphony orchestra. #97953

 Lebrecht exclusively represents Chris Christodoulou’s panoramic views of the Royal Albert Hall, taking in the packed houses and flag waving Promenaders on the last Night of the Proms.

Royal Albert Hall, Proms. #96261

Royal Albert Hall, Proms. #96261

 

Russian born writer Vladimir Nabokov, although dead for some years, has a previously unpublished book due to be published in the autumn in America. Photograph by Horst Tappe -( our clients should know that Lebrecht represents more of Horst Tappe’s work than any other picture library in the UK!)

Vladimir Nabokov. # 56911

Vladimir Nabokov. # 56911

Vladimir Nabokov. # 56915

Vladimir Nabokov. # 56915

Lebrecht July 2008 Newsletter

 

Author Pictures at Lebrecht www.authorpictures.co.uk is steadily expanding. We are unearthing unusual material as well as the well known. There are few photographs of Austrian author Joseph Roth but we have found some rarely seen portraits of him in the twenties alone and with his wife Frederike.
Two of his famous books are Job (1930) and Radetzky March 1932). He died aged 45 in 1939. Contact pictures@lebrecht.co.uk for more photos in this series.

Joseph Roth Joseph Roth waiting on a train platform while traveling in France, 1926. #105249

Joseph Roth Joseph Roth waiting on a train platform while traveling in France, 1926. #105249

 Lebrecht has represented the works of Georg Mayer-Marton, Hungarian artist who lived in the UK, for many years. His paintings include musical themes, Mediterranean locations, and human relationships . Very little of his early works remain as his home took a direct hit in the London Blitz and everything was destroyed. His evocative view of the world is hugely popular in Austria and increasingly so elsewhere. We will be adding several hundred new reproductions of his works to our website.

'First Lovers' by Georg  Mayer-Marton. #51596

'First Lovers' by Georg Mayer-Marton. #51596

The Violinist by Mayer-Marton. #3984

The Violinist by Mayer-Marton. #3984

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Theatre in London is at a high point at the moment. Lebrecht photographers were out there shooting the first nights. Highly recommended productions from the research team at Lebrecht are: Candide at ENO – the musical by Leonard Bernstein based on Voltaire’s famous philosophical book;
Candide at ENO. #107276

Candide at ENO. #107276

 
The Black Watch from the National Theatre of Scotland which deals with the experiences of a unit in Iraq, placing it in the context of the history of this famous Scottish regiment. As well as production photos Lebrecht holds historical background material for both these productions.
Black Watch. #107371

Black Watch. #107371

Early Candide programme. # 62143

Early Candide programme. # 62143

 

 

 

 

 

In Spain, our photographer Daniel González Acuña captured ‘Eine florentinische Tragodie’ by Zemlinsky at the Maestranza Theatre in Seville.

Eine florentinische Tragodie. # 106086

Eine florentinische Tragodie. # 106086

 
Plus Erwin Schrott as a magnificent Don Giovanni.

Erwin Schrott. # 105022

Erwin Schrott. # 105022

 
KEY ANNIVERSARIES FOR JULY

Paul Daniel, English conductor’s 50th birthday on 5th July, 1958.
David Niven, British actor’s 25th death anniversary on 29th July, 1983.
Ralph Vaugh Williams, English composers 50th death anniversary on 26th August, 1958.

Ysaÿe. #16528

Ysaÿe. #16528

Eugène Ysaÿe, Belgian violinist 150th birth anniversary 16th July, 1958.
Luis Bunuel, Spanish film maker, famous for his surreal films such as ‘Un Chien Andalou’ (1929) ,’ El Angel exterminador’ (1962).
Un chien andalou. # 87400

Un chien andalou. # 87400

Luis Bunuel. #81531

Luis Bunuel. #81531

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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