Oboe player Engelbert Brenner on Roxy roof c1927

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Oboe player Engelbert Brenner on Roxy roof c1927

23 year old Vienna native Engelbert Brenner was an oboe player in the original Roxy Symphony Orchestra. Later hired by Toscanini for the New York Philharmonic in c1930, he remained with that orchestra until 1972; first as 2nd oboe, then as the english horn player from the late 1950s.

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MarkDHite on November 25, 2011 at 1:25 pm

Brenner is pictured here on the roof of the Roxy Theatre in 1927.

BillSavoy on February 11, 2013 at 5:35 pm

Mark: I’m fascinated by this photo and wonder what you know of its provenance. I recently acquired a cache of nearly 200 similar “snapshots” of performers and staff, all taken on or about the roof of the Roxy between 1927 and ca.1930. Thats’s the good news. The bad news: only a handful are identified! I’d appreciate any info you have. Bill Savoy P.S.: I’m flattered that two pix of my Roxy model are among your favorites!

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