More About Schubertiade

Schubertiade Music offers a unique gallery of rare and interesting offerings for collectors, scholars, music lovers, gift-givers, museums and libraries. Seasonal catalogues are issued regularly and posted online, but we also welcome you by appointment to view in person our large collection of autographs, printed and manuscript music, books, prints, photographs, objets d'art and ephemera in all price ranges.



Gabriel Boyers

Gabriel Boyers was President of the Professional Autograph Dealers Association from 2013 to 2018 and consults and authenticates autographs for institutions and collectors worldwide and is an autograph authenticator for JSA Authentication services. As a violinist, Boyers has been praised for his “rock steady finger and bow technique” by New Music Connoisseur Magazine and has been described by The Boston Phoenix as an “elegant, accomplished player” and as one of "the most talented young string players in town." He performs regularly with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Odyssey Opera, Emanuel Music and other ensembles, and as recitalist and chamber musician, Gabriel has been heard at numerous festivals and halls (Sandor Vegh Institute- Prague, Banff Centre for the Arts- Canada, Vail Valley Bravo Music Festival, Troy Savings Bank Music Hall etc.). Gabriel has participated in many world-premiere performances, including as concertmaster for the Carnegie Hall premiere of "Concerto for Turntables and Orchestra" with DJ Radar, as well as the premiere of “For Lou” by John Luther Adams, which he also recorded for New World Records and collaborated with composer Lee Hyla to develop “Cadenza,” a work for solo violin based on portions of composer’s Violin Concerto. With pianist Keith Kirchoff, Boyers gave the world premiere of Leo Ornstein’s 3rd Sonata for Violin and Piano, a newly discovered work approximately 90 years old.

Drew Massey

Drew holds a PhD in Historical Musicology from Harvard University and is a noted scholar of American and British music. Having formally joined Schubertiade in May 2015, he designed and maintains this web site and coordinates other logistics.

As members of the Professional Autograph Dealers. Association (PADA, of which Gabe is also the current president), the Music Library Association (MLA), and the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Antiquarian Booksellers Association (MARIAB), we are a trusted source for our large clientele, which includes collectors and libraries worldwide.

We offer free search-service and want-list tracking to all customers. We welcome inquiries from old and new customers, who are encouraged to send us an email if they would like to receive our catalogues or receive special notice when items of particular interest are available. We attend most of the major auctions as representatives of institutional and individual collectors throughout the world. If you have autographs, manuscripts or printed music to sell, we also buy aggressively.

Appraisals

We have appraised and handled the sales or institutional placement of major items and collections and regularly assist in the valuation of libraries and collections for the purpose of insurance or tax deductions. Please contact us via email or phone if you are interested in having us appraise selected items or entire collections.

What the Press is Saying:
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JSTOR Daily

An article about our offering of Paganini's Bloodletting Kit

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Artfix Daily

A Preview of our 2015 New York Antiquarian Fair Booth.

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BBC Music Magazine

Our 2010 offering of Wagner's Conducting Batons

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Fine Books & Collections

A review of our Fall 2011 Catalogue

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Taipei Liberty Times

A preview of our 2015 New York Antiquarian Book Fair Booth

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Arts Boston

About our concert series Primary Source

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What our Clients are Saying:

From a client who purchased a rare first edition sonata as a wedding gift for dear friends:

"It was wonderful last night. My husband had told the husband of the couple to bring his cello and we have a grand piano. They were overwhelmed by the gift and immediately sat down and played the first movement and the scherzo. It turns out that they played this and every other piano/cello piece written on the night they met (6 hours)! This music found a good home! I indeed know this sonata and to hear it beautifully played in our apt, was an amazing experience. They even knew immediately what notes were different or wrong from the current version. It was quite something. Thanks again so much for making this possible."

From an avid collector:

"Many thanks again for working with me concerning the X manuscripts. Truly, I am speechless at your kindness. These will certainly be among my most cherished possessions."