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8484. [20th Century Composer Musical Quotations] Mennin, Peter. (1923 - 1983).
"Symphony No. 5" - Autograph Musical Quotation

Full-page lengthy AMQS from the Fifth Symphony of of the American composer and teacher, longtime head of the Juilliard School, composer of nine symphonies, several concertos, and numerous works for wind band, chorus, and other ensembles. His students included Jacob Druckman, Richard Danielpour, Karl Korte, Charles L. Bestor, Jack Behrens, and Claire Polin. Read More...

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AMQS from the French composer of Romanian birth who was a founding member of the "Ecole de Paris" and husband of the important pianist Monique Haas. Four measures from his op. 93 "Periples" for small orchestra," boldly signed and dated 1968. On paper mounted to card, 8 x 13 cm. Fine.

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9037. [20th Century Composer Musical Quotations] Tcherepnin, Alexander. (1899-1977).
"Violin Sonata" - Autograph Musical Quotation

A scarce four-measure AMQS from the Russian composer's 1921 Violin Sonata, neatly penned in black ink on a slip of manuscript paper, signed and dated "6/I 1964 NYC." 15.5 x 7 cm. Toned, slightly creased along the left edge, otherwise fine. Together with a similar sheet, signed and inscribed with a quotation in Chinese characters and in English in the hand of Ming Tcherepnin, pianist and teacher and wife of the composer, and with a halftone photograph of the two musicians together. Read More...

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Program booklet from the inaugural 1988 festival "Wien Modern '88," signed on internal pages next to their photographs by composers Pierre Boulez, György Kurtág, Luigi Nono, and György Ligeti. Together with a signed postcard photograph of the artistic director of the festival, Claudio Abbado. Booklet slightly worn at the signed page spread, but overall fine. Booklet 16 pp., 4.25 x 8 inches (10.5 x 20.5 cm), postcard photograph 4 x 5.75 inches (10.5 x 14.8 cm). A remarkable item, signed by four of the giants of 20th century music.  Read More...

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18460. [A Raisin in the Sun].
"A Raisin in the Sun" – Signed Souvenir Program

Signed souvenir program from the historic original Broadway production of Lorraine Hansberry's classic A Raisin in the Sun, with signatures from cast members Claudia McNeil, Diana Sands, Lonne Elder III, Douglas Turner, and Ed Hall.  16 pp., 9 x 12 inches (22.8 x 30 cm.), light toning and wear along spine and edges, small surface creases in upper left corner, else fine. Read More...

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3338. [ACADÉMIE DU DISQUE FRANÇAIS].
Important Large Archive

A remarkable collection of letters, photographs and documents concerning the history of recordings in France. Ninety items in all, various sizes, Paris and elsewhere, c.1878-1983. Read More...

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15341. Abbott, Berenice. (1898–1991).
"The Path of a Steel Ball" - Original Photograph with the pictured Model Train

Original photograph showing "the path of a steel ball ejected vertically from a moving object," by the important and influential American photographer, together with the original model train used in the photograph, a copy of Berenice Abbott: Documenting Science, in which the photograph is reproduced, and a notarized letter describing the provenance of the model train which belonged to J. Eric Little, a young relative of the MIT physicist Dr. Elbert Little who assisted Abbott with the project. Gelatin silver print photograph signed at the lower right on the photographer's mount, stamped by the photographer on the verso mount. The photograph has been professionally restored, with surface losses inpainted and the gloss immediately around those areas adjusted to more closely resemble the gloss of the original. 19.25 x 9 inches, mount and frame 30 x 24 inches.  Read More...

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15342. Abbott, Berenice. (1898–1991).
"Multiple Exposure of a Swinging Ball" - 3 Original Photographs

Original group of three original silver gelatin photographs from the important American photographer's series Multiple Exposures of a Swinging Ball (1958–1961). Some very light silvering; overall in very fine condition. Each 9.25 x 7.25 inches (24.3 x 19 cm), matted to 14 x 11 inches (35.5 x 28 cm). From the series published in Berenice Abbott: Documenting Science, printed by the photographer and given originally to MIT physicist Dr. Elbert Little who assisted with the project, subsequently obtained from his family.  Read More...

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Silver print of Abbott's portrait of Guggenheim and a dog, matted and signed in pencil by the photographer.  Light foxing to mat, else fine. Matte photo measures 9.875'' x 12.875' inches (25 x 32.8 cm.), mounted to 16 x 20 inch (40.6 x 50.8 cm.) board. Read More...

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9764. Abendroth, Hermann. (1883-1956).
Autograph Signature

Boldly penned autograph signature dated 25.11.25 from the great German conductor of the Leipzig Gewandhaus and others. Abendroth was "trapped" in East Germany after the war and signed items by him are scarce.

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Original doubleweight photograph of the American lawyer, Congresswoman, social activist and a leader of the Women's Movement, shown speaking at NYC's Bryant Park in front of a "Wars of the Roses" sign. 9 x 14 inches. Stamped and titled on the verso by the photographer. Mounting loss on verso upper right, edges nicked, else fine.   Read More...

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15032. [Accordion] Toro, Tom. (b. 1982).
"Quick, take the accordion!" - Original Cartoon for the New Yorker

Amusing original cartoon drawn for the New Yorker by cartoonist Tom Toro, showing the victim of a home invasion begging the thief to take her husband's accordion. Published in the New Yorker on April 18, 2016, with their inventory label on the verso. Watercolor, pen, ink, and correction fluid on paper. Signed "Toro" in lower right image, captioned below. 8.25 x 9.75 inches (21 x 24.8 cm), on an 11 x 14-inch sheet.  Read More...

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16662. Adams, Robert. (b. 1937).
"Alkali Lake, Albany County, Wyoming" - Signed Gallery Card

Signed gallery card of the American photographer's work "Alkali Lake, Albany County, Wyoming, 1977." He has signed below the image. On a folded card advertising his join exhibition with David Kaminsky at Atlanta Gallery of Photography. Fine. 6.75 x 5.5 inches (17.3 x 13.8 cm).

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4488. [Adgate, Andrew. (1762 - 1793)].
The Pennsylvania Packet, and Daily Advertiser

Philadelphia: Wednesday, March 8, 1786. First edition. An interesting original 1786 newspaper, advertising on the first page one of Andrew Adgate's celebrated vocal concerts. Nicely framed. Read More...

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13335. Adler, Guido. (1855-1941) .
"Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven" - SIGNED COPY TO FRAU SCHALK

Regensburg: Gustav Bosse. 1926. Signed edition of the Bohemian-Austrian musicologist's essay on three great composers, a special edition excerpted from the Almanach der Deutschen Musikbücherei auf das Jahr 1926. Adler has signed and inscribed the booklet to a Frau Schalk on the verso of the title page. 12 pp. Some wear to the cover, ink bleeding from the signature, and a small tear above the lower binding staple; overall in very good condition. 5.25 x 7.5 inches (13.2 x 19.2 cm). Read More...

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12880. Adler, Richard. (1921 - 2012).
"Hey There" - Autograph Musical Quotation on an FDC Honoring George Gershwin

AMQS of the Broadway composer and lyricist's song "Hey There," from The Pajama Game, penned on a 1973 first day cover honoring George Gershwin.  Postmarked Beverly Hills, 1973.  Adler has penned the first three measures of the much-recorded show tune.  Slight discoloration at the left side; otherwise a fine FDC which unites two great Broadway composers.  16.5 x 9.2 cm.

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14913. [African Dance].
Juju Dancer - Original 1956 Photograph

Striking original 1956 press photograph of Nigerian Juju dancer Ishan Ujabore performing a mid-air spin. 8 x 10 inches. Edges quite wrinkled, else fine.

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18919. [Afro].
Psychedelic Painting

Original anonymous painting, ca. 1970, depicting a mirrored psychedelic image of a man with large rainbow striped afro, with stark contrast between light and shadow.  Acrylic on Strathmore, some light wear else fine. 23 x 29 inches (58.4 x 73.7 cm.). Read More...

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14795. Ailey, Alvin. (1931-1989) [Cook, Susan. & Mazo, Joseph H.].
"The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater" - SIGNED

New York: Morrow. 1978. First. Signed book from the important American dancer, choreographer and activist. Ailey has inscribed on the half-title to Paul McMahon "with many good memories." 128 pp. Hardcover with original dust jacket. In fine condition. 9.25 x 11.25 inches (23.5 x 28.5 cm). Read More...

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17326. Albanese, Licia. (1909–2014).
Group of Signed Programs

Group of signed programs from the Italian-born American soprano, known for her Verdi and Puccini roles. Included are programs from Peter Ibbetson at the 1960 Empire State Festival (16 pp.); Manon at the Metropolitan Opera on November 21, 1959 (signed over a page of advertising with a portrait of Albanese, 41 pp.); Tosca at the Metropolitan Opera on December 16, 1959 (41 pp.); and Turandot at the Metropolitan Opera on April 8, 1961 (37 pp.). Overall very good to fine. 6.5 x 9 inches and 8 x 11 inches.

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