Holiday 2019 Catalogue


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61. [Composers etc.] Rachmaninoff, Sergei. (1873-1943).
Vintage Photograph, Studying a Score

Vintage photograph of the important composer and pianist, shown examining a score on the lid of a piano, with a cigarette between his fingers. A handwritten caption on the verso reads: "Sergei Rachmaninoff in Piano Recital, Civic Opera House, January 25th," likely referring to his January 25, 1942 appearance in Chicago's Civic Opera House. Mounting remnants to verso; toning, light wear and light cropping marks to recto. Overall very good. 10 x 8 inches (25.5 x 20.4 cm).

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62. [Composers etc.] Ravel, Maurice. (1875-1937).
"Sonata for Violin and Cello" - Autograph Musical Quotation

A neatly penned AMQS from the important French composer, who has written 3 bars from his Sonate pour violon et violoncelle, notated on a hand-drawn stave. Addressed to a Sigrid and dated London 3/7/1922. 1 page, aprox.. 12 x 17 cm. Simply framed and unexamined out of frame but in apparently fine condition.  Read More...

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63. [Composers etc.] [Schiller, Johann Christoph Friedrich von. (1759–1805)].
Musen-Almanach für das Jahr 1796 [1797, 1799]

Neustrelitz & Tübingen: Michaelis & J.G. Cottaischen. [1795-1798]. 3 volumes. 12mo. [26], 260, [2]; [18], 302, [9], 16; [16], 247, [5] pp. Frontispiece engraving in each volume, folding musical plates throughout the 1796 volume. Original illustrated wrappers. Second two volumes with some toning, spine chipped on each, tape repair to 1799 volume. Overall very good. 3.25 x 5, 3.5 x 6, and 4 x 6.5 inches.       Read More...

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64. [Composers etc.] Schubert, Franz. (1797-1828).
Deux Marches caracteristiques à 4 mains pour le Pianoforte...Op. 121 [D.968b (formerly D.886)]

Vienna: Ant. Diabelli et Comp. . [1829]. First edition. 23 pp. Engraved oblong 4to. [PN] 3552. Unbound folio, self-printed wrappers. Slightly worn and toned, final leaf laid down. A good copy of this scarce first edition. Deutsch 968b. Hoboken 14, 165.

The first edition of the vigorous and popular "Two Characteristic Marches," probably composed in 1826.


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65. [Composers etc.] Sessions, Roger. (1896-1985).
Harmonic Practice - SIGNED

New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc.. 1951. First edition. 8vo. Title blind-stamped on front cover with red cloth covers, no dj, 441 pages including index. Signed and inscribed at the head of the f.f.e. A few pages chipped on the fore-edge, otherwise fine. Read More...

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Book
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66. [Composers etc.] Sondheim, Stephen. (b. 1930).
Typed Letter Signed

Typed letter signed from the important composer and lyricist to cellist Douglas Moore, regretting that he cannot attend an event at Williams College. March 3, 1981; 1 p. Sondheim, a Williams alumnus, had been invited to a concert at Williams by duo Bolcom and Morris titled "From Stephen Foster to Stephen Sondheim."  He writes: "Thank you so much for the note and the notification. I would love to attend, but I'll be away. If you make a tape recording or a cassette of the concert, I'd love to hear it. Yours sincerely, Stephen Sondheim '50." Together with the original envelope. Very fine. 5.75 x 7.75 inches (14.8 x 19.6 cm).

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Song
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67. [Composers etc.] Sondheim, Stephen. (b. 1930).
West Side Story - Signed "Drama Studies" Guide to the Musical

August 1958 issue of "Drama Studies" magazine, an illustrated guide to the new musical West Side Story, signed and inscribed at the head by Stephen Sondheim. 15 pp. Black and white photographs throughout, including on the last page a candid photograph of Sondheim, Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein, Jerome Robbins, and the producers of the musical. Very fine. 5.5 x 8.5 inches (14 x 21.6 cm). Most unusual!

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68. [Composers etc.] Stravinsky, Igor. (1882–1971).
1960 Carnegie Hall Program

1960 Carnegie Hall program from a performance of the Columbia Symphony Orchestra under Igor Stravinsky, in Stravinsky's first New York appearance on the podium since 1940. The concert, on January 3, 1960, included the Rite of Spring as well as Schönberg's Begleitungsmusik zu einer Lichtspielscene, Webern's Six Pieces for Large Orchestra, Berg's Three Pieces for Orchestra. The concert was one of three Sunday afternoon concerts with Stravinsky and Robert Craft at Town Hall and Carnegie Hall in December 1959–January 1960. Included with the program booklet is a separate booklet of program notes for all three concerts and an additional sheet announcing an additional concert. Fine. 7.25 x 9.75 inches (18.5 x 24.8 cm).

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69. [Composers etc.] [Stravinsky, Igor. (1882–1971)] Norkin, Sam. (1917–2011).
Original Caricature Portrait

A striking original portrait of the important composer, drawn by noted American illustrator and caricaturist Sam Norkin for the cover of the Saturday Review (published February 14, 1953). Stravinsky is shown with his glasses pushed halfway up his forehead, the creases of his face dramatically shadowed. Norkin has signed and dated 1953 at the left. Pencil on paper, mounted on card and covered in plastic and a paper mat (could easily be removed.) Overall very fine. 8.5 x 11 inches. Read More...

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70. [Composers etc.] Stravinsky, Igor. (1882-1971).
Portrait Print

Original print of a 1926 drawing by M. Vernarra, showing Stravinsky in two conducting poses and with a facsimile of Stravinsky's signature at the right. One edge rough, apparently this having been removed from a volume of similar illustrations. On the verso, a drawing of actor Louis Jouvet. Overall fine. 10 x 13 inches (25.5 x 32.7 cm).

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71. [Composers etc.] Stravinsky, Igor. (1882-1971).
"Stravinsky Conducts Le Sacre du Printemps" - Signed LP Cover

A superb signed photograph of the composer, one of the most famous images by the great photographer Richard Avedon, on an LP cover from Columbia Records' issue of "Stravinsky Conducts Le Sacre du Printemps" (1960). Stravinsky is shown in the iconic Avedon image, looking out from underneath raised sunglasses, and has penned at the right: "To Mr. and Mrs. Jim Frey / sincerely / I. Stravinsky / 1965." Inscription rather smudged, a few creases to the surface, but overall very good. 12 x 12 inches, matted and framed to an overall size of 16.5 x 16.5 inches.

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72. [Composers etc.] Terrasse, Claude. (1867–1923).
Autograph Letter Signed

Autograph letter signed ("C. T.") from the French operetta composer, often considered the successor to Jacques Offenbach (and who was also Pierre Bonnard's brother-in-law!), to a Monsieur Schneider (perhaps French businessman Henri Schneider). Translated from the French: "My dear Henri, our rehearsal yesterday went well. I think we will have the dress rehearsal tomorrow [...] I will send you a telegram if anything changes." Slightly smudged; perforated edges; overall fine. 4.75 x 5.75 inches (12 x 14.8 cm).

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Opera
Signed typed document from the important American composer and critic, containing short texts in memory of Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, Kurt Weill, and Bela Bartok. The remembrances were published in the New York Herald Tribune, where Thomson was the chief music critic, in 1947–1950, and later reprinted in his 1951 collection Music Right and Left. Each article is a respectful and affectionate hommage to a great composer, written for a general audience with Thomson's customary clarity and humor (Bartok, he writes, "came to lose his taste for paprika but not for humanity.") He has signed at the foot of the last page and added "N. Y. Herald Tribune." 18 looseleaf pages. In very fine condition. 8.5 x 11 inches (21.6 x 27.8 cm).

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74. [Composers etc.] Verdi, Giuseppe. (1813-1901) & Piave, Francesco Maria. (1810 - 1876).
Autograph Letter regarding his Birthday, further signed and inscribed BY PIAVE

Autograph Letter Signed ("G. Verdi") in Italian, 1 p, 8vo, [N.P.] October 10, 1857, to hist librettist Francesco Maria Piave, who further inscribes the letter to his friend V. Orlandi and signs it himself as well.  Translated from the Italian: "It passed yesterday... and so I have another year behind me.  We drank with my inlaw and a few others a glass of champagne and said more than once, 'Where is that thief Piave, and what is he up to these days?'.  Have fun with Aroldo. Send a warm hello to Ferrarini and tell him I'm guilty as charged for not being better in touch --- Here is the certificate for (... )Luigi Verdi II is here and he sends regards. "  Then, in the hand of Piave: "To friend Vito Orlandi / Francesco M. Piave / Venice 20 October 1857 at 1 in the morning." 12.4 x 20.5 cm.  Mounted with archival photo corners and framed, unexamined out of frame but in apparently very good condition, with some staining around the edges, usual folds, and a few small edge tears and surface losses not affecting the writing. Read More...

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75. [Composers etc.] [Vienna] Hohlwein, Ludwig. (1874–1949).
Konzert Kaffee Stadt Wien - Original Flyer

Graphically striking vintage flyer, ca. 1910's, for a Viennese-style concert (likely not in Vienna, but in Munich) featuring an orchestra directed by Richard Reffich. Attractive design in pink, silver, and black by the German graphic artist Ludwig Hohlwein, printed by Fritz Maison of Munich. Light foxing; a few areas of wear and a small tear to the left edge; overall very good. 8.75 x 11.75 inches (22.3 x 30 cm).

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76. [Jazz & Song] Armstrong, Louis. (1901-1971).
Letter to the Hot Club de France

Handwritten secretarial letter from the great jazz musician, secretarially signed "Satchmoly yours / Louis Armstrong" to members of the Hot Club de France. November 12, 1962; 1 p. on letterhead of the Riviera Hotel, Las Vegas. Text, in full: "Dear Members of Hot Club de France: It's a pleasure to know that I'm still a member of the Hot Club. You're a fine bunch of people and here's hoping that you'll go a many, many more years as tops in Jazz Clubs. I keep my card with me at all times and treasure it very much. Keep up the good works. Give my love to all the members including the President and his secretary. Love and kisses..." Light folding creases, slight paperclip mark; overall very fine. 7.25 x 10.5 inches (18.4 x 26.7 cm).

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77. [Jazz & Song] Baker, Josephine. (1906–1975).
Bracelet owned and worn by Josephine Baker

Large enamel and wood bangle, patterned in black and white stripes, said to have been owned and worn by the legendary dancer, singer, and actress. One panel of white enamel has become detached, but could easily be re-glued; some light wear; overall in very good condition. 4 inches (10 cm) in diameter.  Read More...

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Ephemera
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78. [Jazz & Song] [Blues] [Hooker, John Lee. (1917-2001)] [Psychedelia] Myers, John H..
1967 The Fillmore Concert Poster

1967 poster for a concert presented by Bill Graham at San Francisco's legendary Fillmore venue, featuring The Blues Project, Jimmy Reed, and John Lee Hooker. Design by John H. Myers, with the iconic "melting" psychedelic letters emerging from a harmonica. February 10-12, 1967. First printing. Some very light edge wear; overall fine. 13.5 x 22 inches (34.5 x 56 cm).

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79. [Jazz & Song] Dylan, Bob. (b. 1941) & Baez, Joan. (b. 1941).
Bob Dylan & Joan Baez 1965 Concert Handbill

Scarce and desirable original color handbill for Bob Dylan and Joan Baez's US tour held between February and March 1965, featuring the now iconic folk rock artwork of Eric Von Schmidt. In fine condition. 5.5 x 9.5 inches. Read More...

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Group of 11 original 1951 photographs of the Roy Eldridge Sextet, captured in performance by photographer James N. Seidelle (1925–2018). The ensemble included Roy Eldridge on trumpet, Zoot Sims on sax, vibraphonist Teddy Cohen (later Teddy Charles), and bassist Ted Sturgis. Fine. Each 8 x 10 inches (20.7 x 25.5 cm). Read More...

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