Winter 2019 Catalogue


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101. [Instrumentalists] Gabrilowitsch, Ossip. (1878-1936).
Typed Letter Signed

Typed letter signed from the Russian-born American pianist, conductor and composer to Frederick H. Comstock of the Oratorio Society of New York, regretting that he is unable to accept a position with the ensemble. May 11, 1912. 1 p. Gabrilowitsch writes: "Dear Sir, Your cable arrived this morning and a few hours later came your letter of April 30th. I immediately cabled you as follows: 'Regret, impossible. Gabrilowitsch.' I am writing now to say that I greatly appreciate your offer, knowing as I do what an excellent organization the Oratorio Society of New York is. I am extremely sorry that my present concert-work in Europe makes it impossible for me to settle in New York, as would be necessary if I were to accept the position. I know it would be a great artistic pleasure to work with your splendid chorus and I should have been greatly tempted to accept the offer if it had not necessitated my cancelling my European engagements. Very sincerely yours, Ossip Gabrilowitsch." Folding creases, one small split and some toning; overall very good. 8.5 x 11 inches (22 x 28.5 cm). Read More...

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102. [Instrumentalists] Goldberg, Szymon. (1909–1993).
Autograph Signature and Photograph

Signed photograph of the great violinist, renowned as a major soloist and for his performances with Primrose, Babin and Graudan in the "Festival Quartet" in Aspen. Halftone photograph, clipped and mounted tightly together with a signed sheet dated January 1, 1955. Overall size 4.5 x 6.75 inches (11.5 x 17 cm).

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103. [Instrumentalists] Haebler, Ingrid. (b. 1926) & Hoffmann, Ludwig. (1925–1999).
Signed Program

Signed program from a March 23, 1961 piano-four-hands recital by the Austrian and German pianists at the Brahmssaal in Vienna. Both pianists have signed on the cover. The program included works by Mozart and Schubert. 2 pp. Very light edge wear, but overall in fine condition, 6 x 8.25 inches (15 x 21 cm).

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104. [Instrumentalists] Heifetz, Jascha. (1901–1987).
Photograph of Heifetz' Hands

Ca. 1930's photograph of the great violinist's hands on the instrument, as captured by the Hungarian-born photographer Nickolas Muray. Some toning and soiling, with edge wear and some small tears; overall very good. 10 x 8 inches. (25 x 20.2 cm.)

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105. [Instrumentalists] Horowitz, Vladimir. (1903–1989).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the beloved pianist, who is shown at the keyboard wearing a houndstooth jacket and bow tie and has signed over the image, dating 1986. Matte print in very fine condition. 8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm).

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106. [Instrumentalists] Janis, Byron. (b. 1928).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the important pianist, who is shown in a promotional portrait for ICM Artists and has signed at the right, dating January 15, 1984. In very fine condition. 8 x 10 inches (20.4 x 25.7 cm).

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107. [Instrumentalists] Joachim, Joseph. (1831–1907).
Autograph Letter, Regretting He Cannot Perform Brahms' Double Concerto

Autograph letter from the important violinist and Brahms collaborator to the Viennese impresario Albert Gutmann, regretting that he cannot perform Brahms' double concerto as requested, because of his many commitments, and hoping to arrange a performance the following year. Amsterdam, January 27, [ca. 1890's]. 1 p. Translated from the German: "Dear Herr Gutmann! You make me very sad, always having to say 'no' to such attractive offers (now the Brahms Double Concerto!). I am engaged to play in London on February 13, and to stay there until around Easter. In the week between April 1 and 7, I am committed in Brussels, Antwerp and Liège, and after that the exams begin in Berlin, where I am also traveling tomorrow after 3 successful weeks [...] in order to work there until I go to England. So, God willing, next year! With best thanks for your kind words, yours, Joseph Joachim." Some light toning and one spot of soiling; overall fine. 4.5 x 7 inches (11.4 x 18 cm). Read More...

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108. [Instrumentalists] [Juilliard Quartet. (1946–)] Mann, Robert. (1920–2018).
Signed Program

Single-sheet program from a February 15, 1957 performance of the Juilliard String Quartet at Juilliard, signed by the founding first violinist, Robert Mann. The concert included works by Telemann, Schubert, and Beethoven, also featuring guitarist Robert Koff.  In fine condition. 6 x 9 inches (15.2 x 22.8 cm).

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109. [Instrumentalists] Juilliard Quartet. (1946–).
1958 Press Photograph in Performance

Press photograph of the celebrated quartet in performance in 1958. Press caption on the verso reads: "The Juilliard Quartet, quartet-in-residence at the famous music school of that name in New York City, will play in New Orleans this season on the recital series of the New Orleans Friends of Music. Its members are (from left) violist Raphael Hillyer, first violinist Robert Mann, second violinist Robert Koff and cellist [Claus Adam]." Overpainting to the outlines of the players; crop marks; overall fine. 10.25 x 8 inches.

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110. [Instrumentalists] Kraus, Lili. (1903–1986).
Signed Program

1969 signed program from the Hungarian-born pianist, a student of Steuermann and Schnabel who went on to become a specialist in Mozart and Beethoven and make magnificent recordings with, in particular, Szymon Goldberg and Henri Temianka. On this occasion she performed Mozart's Concerto no. 20 with the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Amerigo Marino on January 28, 1969. She has signed and inscribed boldly across the page with her photograph and biography: "Dearest Ellen, we missed you badly; I hope & pray you are well & happy. God bless. This comes with my dearest love. Lili Kraus." Program 36 pp. Inscription slightly smudged, but overall fine. 6 x 9 inches (15 x 22.8 cm).

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111. [Instrumentalists] Kreisler, Fritz. (1875–1962).
Portrait Photograph

Vintage photograph of the great violinist, who is shown seated in a ca. 1930's–1940's portrait by Edmond Foto of Rio. One large corner crease; otherwise fine. 8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.5 cm).

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112. [Instrumentalists] Kreutzer, Rodolphe. (1766-1831).
Autograph Letter

Autograph letter from the French violinist, teacher, conductor, and composer of forty operas. 1 p., n.d. Translated from the French: "My dear Berton, I have learned that there were several violins from the Opera who were at the party on Monday. If you could put my brother in there I would appreciate it greatly; he more than anybody needs to earn some money." Together with a vintage photographic reproduction of a portrait of Kreutzer. Fine. Letter 4.25 x 6.75 inches (11 x 17 cm), portrait mounted to 7.75 x 11 inches (19.7 x 28.3 cm). Read More...

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113. [Instrumentalists] List, Eugene. (1918–1985).
Signed Program

Signed program from a January 30, 1960 recital by the American pianist at the Mozart-Saal of the Wiener Konzerthaus. List has signed over the program listing. 2 pp. In fine condition. 5.75 x 8.25 inches (14.8 x 21.2 cm).

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114. [Instrumentalists] Mainardi, Enrico. (1897–1976).
Signed Program

Signed program from a December 5, 1960 recital of by the Italian cellist together with pianist Piero Guarino at the Mozart-Saal of the Wiener Konzerthaus. Mainardi has signed across the program listing, which included Hindemith's cello sonata op. 11, Mainardi's own sonata for cello solo, and the Chopin cello sonata. In very fine condition, 3 pp. 5.75 x 8.25 inches (15 x 21 cm).

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115. [Instrumentalists] Menuhin, Yehudi. (1916–1999).
Signed Carnegie Hall Program

Signed program from a February 8, 1957 all-Bach solo performance of the great violinist at Carnegie Hall. Mehuhin has signed over the first page of the program listing. 23 pp., together with a newspaper clipping about the concert. Area of toning to the signed page; overall very fine. 7.5 x 10.25 inches (19.4 x 26.2 cm).

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116. [Instrumentalists] Menuhin, Yehudi. (1916–1999).
Signed Program

Signed program from a January 22, 1955 recital of the great violinist, together with pianists Roy Bogas and Johana Harris, at Hunter College of New York. Menuhin has signed boldly over the revised program listing, which is printed on a loose sheet enclosed within the 2 pp. program. The concert included works by Bach, Beethoven, and Roy Harris, as well as de Falla, Sarasate and Martin Muscaro. Together with a promotional flyer and a newspaper clipping about the concert. Large patch of toning next to the signature, and paperclip marks; overall in very good condition. 7 x 10 inches (17.8 x 25 cm).

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117. [Instrumentalists] Milstein, Nathan. (1903–1992) & Pons, Lily. (1898–1976).
Two Photographs Showing His Violin

Two vintage photographs of the great violinist with soprano Lily Pons, ca. 1950's. Milstein is seen showing off his violin, presumably the 1716 ‘Goldman’ Stradivari, which he later renamed the ‘Marie-Thérèse’ after his wife and daughter. Stamped on the verso by the United Seamen's Service. Some very light corner creases, but overall very fine. 10 x 8 inches (25.5 x 20.8 cm).

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118. [Instrumentalists] Milstein, Nathan. (1903–1992).
Signed Carnegie Hall Program

Signed program from a November 20, 1955 performance of the great violinist with pianist Artur Balsam at Carnegie Hall. Milstein has signed over the program listing, which included Tartini's Devil's Trill Sonata and works by Bach, Brahms, and Bruch. 23 pp., together with a promotional flyer and a newspaper clipping about the concert. Some light toning; overall very fine. 7.5 x 10.25 inches (19.4 x 26.2 cm).

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119. [Instrumentalists] Milstein, Nathan. (1903–1992).
Signed Program

Signed program from a November 20, 1954 recital of the supreme Russian violinist, together with pianist Artur Balsam, at Hunter College of New York. The concert included works by Handel, Bach, Beethoven, Paganini and others. Milstein has signed over the program listing, which is printed opposite the program for an earlier performance by Elisabeth Schwarzkopf. 2 pp., together with a promotional flyer and a newspaper clipping about the concert. Large patch of toning over the signature, and paperclip mark; overall in very good condition. 7 x 10 inches (17.8 x 25 cm).

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120. [Instrumentalists] Ney, Elly. (1882–1968).
Signed Photograph

Postcard photograph of the important German pianist, boldly signed on the verso and dated September 27, 1964. Fine. 4 x 5.75 inches (10.4 x 14.4 cm).

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