Damrosch succeeded his father Leopold as conductor of the Oratorio and New York Symphony Societies. His career included a number of significant firsts: he conducted the first nation-wide orchestral broadcast in the United States, the premieres of Gershwin's Piano Concerto in F and An American in Paris, and the premiere of Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3, notably with Rachmaninoff himself as soloist. Damrosch also organized his own opera company and was a major figure in the founding of Carnegie Hall.
A striking portrait of the accomplished German-American conductor Walter Damrosch, who has neatly inscribed and signed the image at top and bottom.PHO-01996$150