Benda, Hans von. (1888 - 1972)
Signed photograph of the skillful if straightforward German conductor who had the misfortune to operate in the shadow of better-known Teutonic maestri of his generation such as Furtwängler, Klemperer, and Knappertsbusch. A member of the Nazi party, he was artistic director of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra during Furtwängler's tenure as chief conductor, and testified on his behalf at Furtwängler's denazification proceedings. 14.5 x 10.5 cm. In fine condition.