Winter 2019 Catalogue


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Signed program from an October 23, 1960 performance by the Austrian-German pianist and the Niederösterreichischer Tonkünstlerorchester, conducted by Robert Heger. Both Reger and Wührer have signed boldly on the cover of the trifold program. The program included Schumann's Piano Concerto and works by Brahms and Franck. Together with a flyer for another concert of Friedrich Wührer and two ticket stubs. Very fine. Folded size 4 x 8.25 inches (10 x 21 cm).

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142. [Conductors] Benedict, Julius. (1804–1885).
Signed CDV Photograph

Signed photograph of the German-born composer and conductor, the leading conductor in England during much of his career. He is shown in a carte de visite photograph by the London Stereoscopic and Photographic Society, seated next to an ornate upright piano, and has signed at the foot. Light toning; overall very fine. 2.5 x 4 inches (6.2 x 10.2 cm).

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143. [Conductors] Celibidache, Sergiu. (1912-1996).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph from the great Romanian conductor who refused to record for most of his career, once comparing making a recording with going to bed with a picture of Brigitte Bardot! Luckily, recordings of many live broadcasts do in fact remain.


Bold signature in brown ink beneath his photograph on the cover of a Konigliche Kapelle Kopenhagen performance. Overall fine and very scarce. 15 x 21 cm.


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144. [Conductors] Damrosch, Walter. (1862–1950).
Typed Letter Signed

Typed letter signed from the important conductor to Theodore Stearns, thanking him for the dedication of a book about composers. May 26, 1931; 1 p. Damrosch writes: "Dear Mr. Stearns: Thank you so much for the book with its kind dedication. Your stories of the great composers are told in words so simple and yet interesting, that they should appeal to the children of our country, and give them some idea of the development of our beloved art of music. Very cordially yours, Walter Damrosch." Toning and folding creases; very good. 8.5 x 11 inches (21.5 x 28 cm). Read More...

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145. [Conductors] Damrosch, Walter. (1862–1950).
Typed Letter Signed

Typed letter signed from the important conductor to American composer Theodore Stearns. March 13, 1935; 1 p. "Dear Mr. Stearns: I am delighted to hear of your creative work. I shall of course send your interesting letter to the proper parties at the N.B.C. Whether it will have any results I of course do not know, but I would be very much interested in hearing your Cantata over the radio. With best wishes for a great success on April 17th, Very sincerely yours, Walter Damrosch." Somewhat unevenly trimmed to 7 x 7.5 inches (18 x 18.7 cm), with some toning and folding creases; overall very good. Read More...

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146. [Conductors] Fiedler, Arthur. (1894–1979).
Signed Program

Signed program from a July 1955 pops performance of the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra under Arthur Fiedler. Fiedler has signed on the cover. The booklet contains the programs for the concerts of July 23, 26, and 28, which featured piano soloists Janet Goodman, Roslyn Frantz, Florence Quartararo, and Peggy and Milton Salkind. 8 pp. Folding creases and some wrinkling and toning; overall very good. 5.75 x 8.75 inches (15 x 22.4 cm).

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147. [Conductors] Furtwängler, Wilhelm. (1886–1954).
Signed Portrait Drawing

Hand signed reproduction of a drawing of the great conductor who is shown in a charcoal sketch with a further small study of his face and baton at the lower left. Signed by Furtwangler in pencil at the lower right. Halftone reproduction, 6 x 9 inches, mounted on card to 8.5 x 11.75 inches (22 x 30 cm). Some wear to the mount, overall fine. 

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148. [Conductors] Horenstein, Jascha. (1898–1973).
Autograph Letter to Marcel Mihalovici and Monique Haas

Autograph letter from the Ukrainian-born conductor to composer Marcel Mihalovici and his wife, pianist Monique Haas. January 29, 1951. Translated from the French: "My dear Monique, my dear Marcel, In London, where I arrived from New York a few days ago, Mr. Aprahamian told me that BALLO, which never replied to my letter, has accepted Phèdre for Venice (Teatro Fenice). That was better than a reply and it is news that I am very happy to hear. I am staying in Brussels until February 8 and then I will leave for Monte Carlo and hope to see you in Paris soon (either on the way to or coming back from M. C.) With all my congratulations for Phèdre and best wishes for 1951. Affectionately, Jascha. PS. My best to Marika and Tibor Harsanyi. PPS. I have lost my little notebook with all the European addresses. It's a terrible job to reconstruct them. Would you be so kind as to send me your telephone number, and the address and telephone numbers of Héléne d-M, Tausman, Spitzmuller, Martha Freud." Fine. 5.5 x 8.5 inches (13.7 x 21.5 cm). Autograph material from Horenstein is scarce. Read More...

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149. [Conductors] Karajan, Herbert Von. (1908-1989).
Three Signed Letters to David Blum

Three signed typed letters from the legendary conductor to David Blum, the symphonic conductor and writer on classical music. Vienna, September 17, 1957; Slazburg, January 15, 1985; and Salzburg, September 3, 1986. Each 1 p., in English and German. Karajan first writes to to say that Blum is welcome to assist at rehearsals for an upcoming performance; the later letters mention both Karajan's and Blum's upcoming book and recording projects. Full texts below. 8 x 10 and 8.25 x 11.75 inches. Fine. Read More...

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Signed program from an April 6/7, 1960 concert of the Münchner Philharmoniker under Joseph Keilberth. Keilberth and soloists Wilma Lippa, Lorenz Fehenberger and Hans Hotter have signed on the first page. The work performed was Hans Pfitzner's cantata Von deutscher Seele, on texts by Joseph von Eichendorff. 14 pp. In very fine condition. 5.75 x 8 inches (14.8 x 20.5 cm).

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151. [Conductors] Konwitschny, Franz. (1901–1962).
Signed Program

Signed program from a June 15, 1960 concert of the Leipziger Gewandhaus-Orchester under German conductor Franz Konwitschny, with piano soloist Wilhelm Backhaus. Konwitschny has signed on the cover of the program. The program included the Brandenburg Concerto no. 3, Beethoven's Piano Concerto no. 5, and Brahms' Symphony no. 1. 2 pp., together with three separate sheets of program notes and a ticket stub. Some light toning but overall in fine condition. 5.75 x 8.25 inches (14.7 x 21 cm).

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152. [Conductors] Mengelberg, Willem. (1871–1951).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the important conductor, dated March 4, 1938. Slightly light signature, but overall in fine condition. Photograph 3.25 x 5.5 inches (8.4 x 13.7 cm), mounted on a rigid backing to 6.25 x 8.25 inches (15.9 x 21.3 cm).

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153. [Conductors] Mitropoulos, Dimitri. (1896–1960).
Signed Program Page

Signed program page from the American conductor, pianist and composer of Greek birth. He has signed boldly across the cast listing from an April 30, 1958 performance of Eugene Onegin at the Metropolitan Opera. Left edge rough; some foxing; overall very good. 7.25 x 10.5 inches (18.6 x 26.6 cm).

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154. [Conductors] Monteux, Pierre. (1875–1964).
Signed Photograph to Edwin Franko Goldman

Signed photograph of the French conductor known for having directed the first performance of The Rite of Spring and for his tenures with the symphony orchestras of Boston, San Francisco, and Amsterdam. He has inscribed the photograph to the important American band composer Edwin Franko Goldman: "To my dear colleague Edwin Franko Goldman with sincere friendship / Pierre Monteux / San Francisco, 1939." Photographed by Blackstone Studios of New York, with photographer's stamp on the verso. Light edge wear; overall very good. 6.25 x 9 inches (16 x 23.4 cm).

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155. [Conductors] Mrawinsky, Yevgeny. (1903–1988).
Signed Program

A very rare signed program from the Soviet and Russian conductor, who directed the Leningrad Philharmonic in concert on November 5, 1960 at the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Vienna. Mrawinsky has signed above his name on the cover of the program. The program was Shostakovich's Symphony no. 5 and Tchaikovsky's Symphony no. 5. 2 pp., together with three separate sheets of program notes and the orchestra's personnel. Fine. 6 x 8.25 inches (15 x 21 cm). Read More...

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Signed program from a December 2, 1960 performance of the Wiener Philharmoniker under Paul Sacher, with Austrian contralto Ira Malaniuk in Bartok's Bluebeard's Castle. Sacher and Malaniuk have both signed over the program listing. 8 pp., including libretto. Some light toning; overall in fine condition. 5.75 x 8.25 inches (15 x 21 cm).

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157. [Conductors] [Wagner, Richard. (1813–1883)] Richter, Hans. (1843–1916).
Die Walküre - Autograph Musical Quotation

Autograph musical quotation from the legendary Austrian-Hungarian conductor who conducted the very first Bayreuth Festival, and in 1877 shared the conductorship of the Wagner festival in London with the composer. Richter has written a motif of three notes from Die Walküre (corresponding to the words "Schwert verhiess" in Siegmund's Act I monologue), dated London, July 1893, and elegantly signed at the right. In black pencil on a slip of pink paper, 7 x 2.75 inches (17.5 x 6.8 cm). Very fine. Together with a separate leaf in another hand, identifying the quotation.

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158. [Conductors] Wagner, Siegfried. (1869–1930).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the German composer and conductor, son of Richard Wagner, and director of the Bayreuth Festival from 1908 to 1930. He is shown in a profile portrait and has signed on the mount (translated from the German): "A souvenir of Bayreuth 1928 / Siegfried Wagner." Also signed on the mount in pencil by the photographer. Toned, but overall fine. Photograph 6 x 8.5 inches (15.3 x 21.3 cm), mounted to 8.5 x 12 inches (21.7 x 30.7 cm).

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159. [Conductors] Walter, Bruno. (1876–1962).
Signed Photograph to Gaston Dubois

Signed original postcard photograph of the great conductor, who is shown in an intense bust portrait, and has signed and inscribed in black ink to "Mr. Gaston Dubois in remembrance of the concerts in March 1923 and of Bruno Walter." Stamped lower left and on the verso by the photographer, A. Stiffel of Munich. Crease to lower right corner, image somewhat browned and faded, overall very good. 3.5 x 5.25 inches (8.6 x 13.5 cm). Read More...

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160. [Conductors] Weingartner, Felix. (1863-1942).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the important conductor, inscribed at the foot: "To my dearest Mitchel / Felix" and dated Vienna, May 7, 1920. Some edge and corner wear; overall very good. Partially mounted with fabric tape to a rigid mount (could easily be removed.) 3.25 x 5.25 inches (8.5 x 13 cm), mounted to 6.25 x 8 inches (15.9 x 20.7 cm).

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