Mengelberg, Rudolf. (1892–1959) [Monteux, Pierre. (1875–1964)]
"Missa Pro Pace" - Inscribed to Pierre Monteux
Germany: Universal-Edition. 1939. First.
Printed piano-vocal score inscribed on title page to the important French conductor, "À mon grand ami / Pierre Monteux / Amsterdam 18 October 1939 / Rudi M." 4to. [PN] U. E. 11.090. 56 pp. Occasional pencil marks throughout in English in an unknown hand, some separation between wrapper along inside spine, else in fine condition. 9.25 x 12.25 inches (23.5 x 31.1 cm.). From the collection of Pierre Monteux, an extraordinary association copy linking two of the most important conductors of the twentieth century.
Rudolf Mengelberg was appointed artistic director of the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam in 1925, becoming general director ten years later. In addition to his work as a conductor, he was a composer and musicologist.
The great conductor Pierre Monteux was known for conducting the premiere of the Rite of Spring and for his tenures with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Orchestre Symphonique de Paris, and the San Francisco Symphony.