Winter 2019 Catalogue


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41. Porter, Cole. (1891-1964).
Signed Document: Porter Consents to the use of his name in the Rodgers/Hart song "I Like to Recognize the Tune."

DS, three pages, 8.5 x 11, June 6, 1943. Between Loew's Incorporated and the great composer and lyricist who consents to the use of his name “in the lyrics of a song entitled ‘I Like To Recognize The Tune’ written by Richard Rodgers and Larry Hart…to be used in connection with your photoplay tentatively entitled, ‘Meet the People.” The document goes on to quote the lyrics in full, with the verse mentioning Porter reading: “We murder the music of Mozart / We’re poison to Irving Berlin / We always slaughter the tunes of Cole Porter / And do it again and again.” Signed at the conclusion in black ink by Porter. In fine condition, with expected document wear.  Handsomely framed together with a photograph of Porter. 36 x 20 inches total. Framed to 20.5 x 35 inches. Read More...

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42. Puccini, Giacomo. (1858-1924).
“CACCA DI LUCCA” - Obscene Autograph Poem

An obscene autograph poem of eight lines entitled "Cacca di Lucca," signed "Giacomo Puccini," dedicated to his friends from Lucca for New Year [18]99, and marked on the verso "Da Affiggere in Ventrina" ["To be displayed in the window"]. Toning and foxing, with folding creases and one slight split, but overall very good. 9 x 7 inches (22.8 x 17.8 cm). Read More...

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43. Rihm, Wolfgang. (b. 1952).
Autograph Sheet of Notes and Doodles, with Autograph Note

Autograph sheet of musical notes and doodles from the German composer, together with an autograph note (translated from the German): "I have just moved and reached into one of the boxes where innumerable such sheets are buried. They are "thinking pages" where I doodle when I'm thinking about nothing/something. Yours, Wolfgang Rihm. P.S. I think this page comes from the lesson I was giving three years ago." Dated November 24, 1992. The doodles and sketches, on a sheet of manuscript paper, include a few chords and two geometric shapes. The autograph note has been tipped to the top edge of the page of doodles. Overall size 11.75 x 8.25 inches (29.8 x 21 cm).

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New York: Harper & Brothers. 1953. First edition. A "backstage panorama" about the legendary song-writing partnership, signed and inscribed by both Rodgers and Hammerstein on the leaf opposite the title: "To Paul / Sincerely / Richard Rodgers / Oscar Hammerstein." 244 pp; [64] pp. illus. 8mo. Hardcover in original dust jacket. Some toning to endpapers; dust jacket with some losses and tears. Overall fine in good dj.  Read More...

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45. Schoenberg, Arnold. (1874-1951).
‘Long live youth! Down with age!’ - Autograph Quotation

Boldly penned amusing quotation from the Austrian-born composer whose development of the ‘twelve-tone’ system proved to be one of the most far-reaching innovations in the history of 20th century music. In German signed, ‘Arnold Schoenberg’, 24 February 1913, on a slip of ruled paper, the two lines of inscription translating as ‘Long live youth! Down with age!’ A little soiling and a vertical crease which has split at the head and bottom, the lower split extending just to the edge of the signature, 7 x 8.5 cm. Nicely matted with a modern reproduction postcard of Man Ray's portrait of the composer.

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Signed program from the June 16, 1961 premiere of Schoenberg's oratorio Die Jakobsleiter as part of the Wiener Festwochen. Signed over the program listing by conductor Rafael Kubelik and singers Thomas Stewart, Josef Traxel, Julius Patzak, and Helmut Krebs. 12 pp., including notes and translations. In fine condition, together with two small promotional flyers and a change-of-personnel flyer. 5.5 x 8.25 inches (14 x 21 cm). Read More...

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47. Schumann, Clara. (1819–1896).
Carte de Visite Photograph

Carte de visite photograph of the important pianist and composer, issued by Elliott & Fry of London. Trimmed at the lower edge, otherwise fine. 2.5 x 4 inches (6.35 x 9.9 cm).

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48. Schumann, Clara. (1819–1896).
Inscribed Visiting Card

Original visiting card from the important Romantic pianist and composer, inscribed in her hand "mit den herzlichsten Glückwünschen" ("with warmest congratulations.") Tape remnant to the verso; overall fine. 3.5 x 2 inches (9.2 x 5.4 cm).

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Typed note signed from the important composer to violinist Vasily Petrovich Shirinsky, a founding member of the Beethoven Quartet, to whose memory Shostakovich's Eleventh Quartet is dedicated. Translated from the Russian: "Dear Vasily Petrovich! On Thursday, October 10, at 2 pm, a meeting of the Best Children's Song Contest Jury members will be held at the Union of Soviet Composers building at 3 Miusskaya St, house 4/6." Shostakovich has signed in his role as chairman of the jury. In very fine condition, 20.6 x 15.2 cm. With original envelope in the composer's hand, with stamp removed, 15.9 x 11.2 cm.

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50. Sondheim, Stephen. (b. 1930) [Zadan, Craig.].
Sondheim & Co. - SIGNED

New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc.. 1974. Signed on the title: "To Paul - from Steve Sondheim." An account of Sondheim's career from West Side Story to A Little Night Music. 279 pp. 8vo. Hardcover, black cloth boards with dust jacket. Some light shelf wear to the rear of the jacket, but overall fine. Together with a clipping from the New York Times Magazine of March 12, 2000, profiling Sondheim on his 70th birthday.  Read More...

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51. Strauss II, Johann. (1825–1899).
Autograph Letter about a Scandal

Autograph letter from the "Waltz King," thanking a friend for his support during a scandal. September 6, [n.y.], 3 pp. Translated from the German, in full: "Dear Sir! Your letter, which provides me with evidence of your complete innocence, touched me even more pleasantly, because I would rather hold my grudge, which I carry in my whole being against the inventor of this abominable defamation, against another, rather than against you, with whom I have been in friendly exchange for a long time, and to whom as far as I know I have never done any harm. Thank you very much for sending me this information. I remain with great admiration yours, Johann Strauss." On a bifolium embossed with Strauss's "S" at the head. Scattered foxing and folding crease split at the foot, else fine. 5 x 8 inches (12.8 x 20.5 cm). Read More...

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52. Strauss II, Johann. (1825-1899) [Bertha Von Suttner (1843-1914)].
Signed Cabinet Photograph to the First Female Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, Bertha Von Suttner

Interesting signed photograph of the eminent Viennese composer, aka the “Waltz King,” best known for such all-time favorites as “The Beautiful Blue Danube” and the “Emperor Waltz” and for the operetta staple, “Die Fledermaus.” The composer has signed and inscribed Vienna, 5 August [18]92 to Bertha Von Suttner, winner of the 1905 Nobel Peace Prize. Two small pinholes to mount, else in fine condition. 4 x 6.5 inches (10.5 x 16.3 cm). Read More...

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53. Strauss II, Johann. (1825–1899).
Carte de Visite Photograph

Carte de visite-sized photograph of the "Waltz King," who is shown in a standing portrait with one hand on his hip. The photograph appears to be cut down from a cabinet card to carte de visite size. Insignia of the photographer, Gurney, to the verso. One large scratch at the upper margin; otherwise very good. 2.5 x 4 inches (6.4 x 10.6 cm).

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54. Strauss, Richard. (1864–1949).
An Alpine Symphony - SIGNED SHEET MUSIC COVER

Signed sheet music cover to the piano arrangement of the important composer's Alpine Symphony. Strauss has signed in pencil at the head. The cover comes from the version arranged for piano by Otto Singer, published as no. 5753 by Universal (NB: COVER ONLY). Stamped at the foot by bookseller Carl Haslinger. Heavy wear, creases, and several tears, with tape repairs to the verso and tape remnants to the corners; overall good. 10.5 x 13.25 inches (26.7 x 33.8 cm).

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55. Stravinsky, Igor. (1882–1971).
Stravinsky in the Theatre - SIGNED

New York: Pellegrini & Cudahy. [1949]. Collection of essays on Stravinsky's works by contributors including Ansermet, Balanchine, Bernstein, and Cocteau. Signed by the composer below his portrait frontispiece opposite the title page. 227 pp. 4to. Slight ink smudge to the title opposite the signature. Purple cloth-backed boards, dust jacket with light sunning to spine, wear and small edge tears, now protected in mylar. Overall fine.  Read More...

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56. Thomas, Ambroise. (1811–1896).
Visiting Card

Visiting card from the French composer best known for his operas Mignon and Hamlet and as Director of the Conservatoire de Paris from 1871 until his death. The card is printed with his name and the address of 15 rue du Faubourg Poissonnière. Light toning; overall fine. 4 x 2.5 inches (10 x 6 cm).

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Ephemera
Classical Music

57. Varèse, Edgard. (1883–1965).
Signed Postcard Photograph

A very rare signed photograph of the influential French-born composer. He is shown in an A. Binder of Berlin postcard photograph and has signed and inscribed on the verso (translated from the French): "To my little camarade Conchita—in great friendship—Edgard Varèse," dating July 4, [19]13. Light toning, silvering, and a slight smudge to the signature, but overall in fine condition. 3.5 x 5.25 inches (8.5 x 13.5 cm).  Read More...

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58. Verdi, Giuseppe. (1813-1901).
Les Vêpres siciliennes, Grand Opéra en 5 actes. [Vocal Score]

Paris: Léon Escudier. 1855. First edition. Large 4to (c.33.5 x 25.5cms). 415 pages. Elaborate lithographed title, engraved music. [PN] L.E. 1500 ('Ballet': L.E. 1501), priced at 30f. Contemporary green boards with five raised bands to spine, very clean throughout and in very fine condition. Hopkinson 56A (a); Chusid, p.170. Read More...

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59. [Jazz & Song] Armstrong, Louis. (1901-1971).
Signed Diet Plan!

A fantastic three-page typed plan to "Lose Weight The 'Satchmo' Way," signed and inscribed in green ink at the top of the first page, and with several additional autograph notes throughout. Besides signing the final page as "Satchmo," Armstrong has added a P.S. on the second page: "P.S. might help Cancer. Cured my ULCERS. Hmm?" and at the foot of the last page his "Satchmo slogan: the more you shit, the 'thiner' / 'HEALTHIER' / you git / no shit." This copy is inscribed to a Mr. Dave Duschoff with "Many thanks from me and my 'ALL STARS' for a fine engagement." Some light toning around the edges and a staple mark, but overall in fine condition, with a very bold and crisp signature. 3 pp. 8.5 x 11 inches (21.6 x 27.9 cm.) Read More...

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60. [Jazz & Song] [Armstrong, Louis. (1901–1971)].
The World's Method for Cornet and Saxhorn

Boston: Jean White. 1881. Method for the cornet and saxhorn, from the collection of Jack Bradley, personal photographer and close friend of Louis Armstrong. While we can't know if this method was used by Satchmo himself, the association is compelling. Volume shows signs of wear, with a few pencil markings on the first few pages of exercises. Shaken but tight binding; loose hinges; page discoloration and foxing; edge wear; bowing. 10 x 13 inches (25 x 32.5 cm). This edition is uncommon, with Worldcat listing no examples. 

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