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Yuri Ahronovitch

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Yuri Mikhaylovich Ahronovitch (May 13, 1932 – October 31, 2002), Soviet-born Israeli conductor. Original, vintage, pen and ink, "on-the-spot" illustration by George 'Georges' Krishizki. The hand drawn illustration has been signed and inscribed by Ahronovitch, in Russian, and additionally signed, dated and titled by Krishizki: "Georges / 1984 / Yuri Ahronovitch conducting The Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra / Carnegie Hall / October 31, 1984."

From 1975 to 1986 Ahronovitch was Chief Conductor of the Cologne Philharmonic Orchestra (Guerzenich) and from 1982 to 1987 Chief Conductor of the Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. Simultaneously he was also an opera conductor. He conducted at the Royal Opera House in London's Covent Garden, the Lyric Opera in Chicago, important Italian opera houses and Symphony Orchestra (Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana), the Royal Opera in Stockholm, Cologne Opera, the Bavarian State Opera in Munich. He made a number of premiere recordings, mainly with the London Symphony, the Stockholm Philharmonic and the Vienna Symphony Orchestra.

George 'Georges' Krishizki (March 22, 1924 – December 20, 2001), Russian-Polish-American illustrator who came to the U.S. in 1949. While he earned acclaim for his renderings of the city’s architectural landmarks, it was his on-the-spot drawings of musicians in performance that attracted an especially appreciative audience. In a 1973 article published in conjunction with two simultaneous exhibitions, Georges explained the genesis of his long-running engagement with the concert hall: “I’ve always enjoyed going to concerts, and one day I decided it would be fun to combine my interests in music and art and make sketches of musicians during performances.”  Indeed, the most remarkable feature of Georges’ oeuvre, apart from the astounding range of performers who gladly expressed their approval and appreciation by signing, is the skill with which the drawings are accomplished.

This original pen and ink illustration, measuring approximately 9 x 12, on heavy-weight sketch paper, is in fine condition with some light overall toning. Its verso is blank and clean.

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