OBITUARY PICTURES from LEBRECHT: CARLO BERGONZI, Italian operatic tenor, 13 July 1924 – 25 July 2014
Tommy’s Torments: A Day in the Life of the Trenches – Available on YouTube!
Many thanks to everyone who attended the lecture. The evening provided a wonderful chance for clients to explore our expanding First World War archive. One member of the audience was so enthusiastic that they approached us to place their unique collection of World War I images with our website at www.lebrecht.co.uk! We represent several private, personal collections relating to the war so if you have any material that may be of interest, please contact Elbie Lebrecht at firstname.lastname@example.org as we are interested in hearing from you.We hope you enjoy accessing the talk online. We look forward to hosting more events, together with Ben Uri, in the future!
We were treated to an extremely illuminating talk by Dr Sanjoy Mukherjee-Richardson, a military academic, who has also served in the British Army. Using images from our extensive World War I collection, Dr Mukherjee-Richardson explored the lives of ordinary soldiers in The Great War, emphasising the diversity in backgrounds, expectations and living conditions of the different nationalities taking part in the conflict. His analysis was backed up with some stunning statistical figures, which challenged our preconceptions.
We will be posting details of future talks here on the blog and sending information via our mailings. The purpose of our lecture series is to present a new perspective on famous historical events by having experts discuss them. using the visual resources that both Lebrecht and Ben Uri hold in their archives. We look forward to hosting more events, together with Ben Uri, in the future.
An unique collection of ‘lost’ World War I negatives depicting the short life of German fighter ace Baron von Richthofen known as the Red Baron have been found at a British car boot sale by a keen-eyed photographer and placed with Lebrecht Music & Arts’ History section.
The original negatives provide a unique record of Von Richthofen’s flying career, together with the planes and portraits of many of his American, British, French and German adversaries and comrades, including Lt. Quentin Roosevelt, the youngest son of American President Theodore Roosevelt, who was shot down and killed in a dog fight over France on Bastille Day, July 14 1918.
Baron Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen was only 25 when he was killed in aerial combat, yet in a short 2-year career as a fighter pilot, he became the top German flying ace of WWI with 80 air combat victories to his credit. He began his military career as a cavalryman, but transferred to the German Army Air Service in 1915 to become one of the first members of the Jasta 2 fighter squadron in 1916. He quickly distinguished himself as a fighter pilot, and within a year was promoted to lead Jasta 2 and later the larger Jagdgeschwader I wing – better known as the Flying Circus or Richthofen’s Circus.
As we continue to commemorate the centenary of the First World War, we are delighted to be able to supply these ‘lost’ images to clients.
Our collection contains a large number of portraits of leading fashion designers, from paintings of the founder of Parisian haute-couture, Charles Frederick Worth, to photographs of Irish milliner, Philip Treacy, and Punk icon, Vivienne Westwood.
Click on the image to browse through more famous names of fashion.
Fashion through the ages
Louis Zamperini – 26 January 1917 – 2 July 2014
Louis Zamperini was an American long distance runner in the 1936 Olympics. He became a Japanese prisoner of War in World War II after surviving a plane crash in the Pacific and spending 47 days drifting on a raft. After the war he became an inspirational speaker. In 2010 Laura Hillenbrand wrote a best-selling book about his experiences, which was adapted into a film in 2014, Unbroken directed by Angelina Jolle .
Nadine Gordimer, South African novelist and political activities dies aged 90.
20 November 1923 – 13 July 2014
To view more images click HERE.
Lorin Maazel, American conductor, violinist and composer dies 13 July 2014.
Lebrecht Music & Arts has photographs of Lorin Maazel from the early days of his career as violinist and conductor in the 1960s and 1970s through to recent performances. Click HERE to view images.
6 March 1930 -13 July 2014. (aged 84)
Tommy’s Torments: A Day in the Life of the Trenches
Lecture given by Sanjoy Mukherjee-Richardson, military historian
Lebrecht Photo Library is delighted to invite you to the first in a series of presentations curated in co-operation with the Ben-Uri Gallery, St Johns Wood, London. Military historian, Sanjoy Mukherjee-Richardson, will take you through life in the trenches and the wider context of World War I.
The talk will use reference material from the Lebrecht World War One image collection.
Date: Thursday, 17th July 2014
Time: 6.30 pm – 8 pm
Venue: 108A Boundary Rd, London NW8 0RH
RSVP essential: Email email@example.com to reserve your place
Sanjoy Mukherjee-Richardson, military historian, served in the British Army for five years. His PhD focused on the training of recruits in the British Army. He worked with Professor/Brigadier Richard Holmes who was renowned for his studies of the lives of ordinary soldiers, particularly during the First World War.
Obituary images for Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos – Spanish conductor.
Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, the most successful Spanish conductor of the past century died last night in Pamplona. He was 80 years old.
15 September 1933 – 11 June 2014
Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos listening to a playback of Fallas ‘s The Three Cornered Hat at Kingsway Hall, London in November 1963 with the recording director Victor Olof.
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