Ansermet, Ernst. (1883–1969)
Vintage photograph of the great conductor, shown as an older man ca. 1940's, studying a large score with his glasses in one hand. Photographer credit in the lower right margin: Moss Photo, New York. Staple holes and some light surface wear; otherwise overall in fine condition. 8 x 10 inches (20.8 x 25.5 cm).
Ernst Ansermet was conductor for Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes from 1915 to 1923 and was closely involved with Debussy and Ravel. During World War I, he met Stravinsky and began a lifelong association with Russian music.