100295 | AUSTRIA. Gustav Mahler silver Medal.

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    100295 | AUSTRIA. Gustav Mahler silver Medal. Issued 1973. Honoring the Conductor and the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera) (40mm, 39.80 g, 12h). By J. Huta in Germany.

     

    GUSTAV - MAHLER / 1860 1911, bust right / WIEN STADT DER MUSIK / STAATSOPER WIEN, façade of the Wiener Staatsoper; G-clef below. Edge: MEDAILLEN EDITION 1973 «hallmark» 999 «hallmark».

     

    Niggl 3268. Choice Proof. Some lightly scattered hairlines; highly lustrous and with some enchanting toning near the peripheries.

     

    Born to an Ashkenazi Jewish family in eastern Bohemia, Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) was one of the leading and defining conductors of his era, bridging the gap between the Austro-German tradition and modernism. Toward the end of his career, he was briefly director of the Metropolitan Opera and the New York Philharmonic.

     

    From the Kyle Ponterio Collection of Music Medals.

     

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