Holiday 2019 Catalogue


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121. [Instrumentalists] [Heifetz, Jascha. (1901–1987)].
Statement of Blood Type

An original typed document signed giving the great violinist's blood type. June 2, 1944. On letterhead of the laboratories of Dr. M. J. Fein, New York, the document states that Heifetz has type B blood. Signed at the foot, with a further annotation in pencil at the head. Toning and folding creases with one slight split; overall very good. 6 x 9 inches (15.2 x 22.8 cm).

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122. [Instrumentalists] [Heifetz, Jascha. (1901–1987)].
Statement of Good Health

TLS from Arthur M. Hoffmann, M.D. certifying that the great violinist is "in good physical and mental condition and free from any communicable disease." April 4, 1955. The document was requested before Heifetz's South American tour of summer 1955, and has been stamped by the consulates of Venezuela, Honduras, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, and Brasil. Folding creases and light toning; overall fine. 5.5 x 8.5 inches (13.8 x 21.5 cm). Read More...

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123. [Instrumentalists] [Helicon].
Vintage Photograph

Unusual vintage photograph of a man posing with a large brass instrument, which we believe to be a bass helicon. Signed at the lower right by the photographer. On a heavy card mount, overall size 4.25 x 8 inches (10.5 x 20.5 cm). Slight damage to the lower edge; overall fine.

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124. [Instrumentalists] Hess, Myra. (1890–1965).
Vintage Photograph

Vintage photograph of the beloved English pianist, shown at the keyboard. Photographer credit at the lower left: John Vickers of London. Mounting remnants and stamps to the verso; overall fine. 7 x 9 inches (17.7 x 23 cm).

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125. [Instrumentalists] Horowitz, Vladimir. (1903–1989).
Signed Program

Signed program extract from the beloved pianist, who performed in a solo recital at Carnegie Hall on November 16, 1975. The program included works by Schumann, Rachmaninoff, Liszt, and Chopin. Horowitz has signed in red marker over the program listing. 4 pp. only taken from a longer program. Fine. 8.25 x 11 inches (21 x 27.7 cm).

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126. [Instrumentalists] Janis, Byron. (b. 1928).
Signed Program

Signed program from the American pianist, who performed with the Oklahoma City Symphony Orchestra in January 1967. The program included Rachmaninoff's Concerto no. 2. Janis has signed boldly over his biography, below a small half-tone photograph. Fine. 6 x 9 inches (15 x 22.7 cm).

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127. [Instrumentalists] Kapell, William. (1922–1953).
Vintage Photograph

Vintage photograph of the great pianist whose flourishing career was cut tragically short by a plane crash at age 31. He is shown ca. 1940's seated at the keyboard. Light edge wear, mounting remnants to the verso; overall fine. 7 x 9 inches (17.2 x 23 cm).

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128. [Instrumentalists] Kapell, William. (1922–1953).
Vintage Photograph

Vintage photograph of the great pianist whose flourishing career was cut tragically short by a plane crash at age 31. He is shown in a head-and-shoulders portrait, ca. 1940's. Somewhat faded; mounting remnants to verso; overall fine. 6.5 x 8.25 inches (16.3 x 21 cm).

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129. [Instrumentalists] Kempff, Wilhelm. (1895–1991) [Magaloff, Nikita. (1912–1992)].
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the German pianist and composer, inscribed to fellow pianist Nikita Magaloff. He is shown in an original Harcourt of Paris studio portrait, and has signed and inscribed on the mount below the image (translated from the German): "To Nikita Magaloff, friend and colleague. Wilhelm Kempff." He dates Besançon, October 13, 1950. Photograph 7 x 9.25 inches, tipped to the mat (lightly toned) with an overall size of 7.5 x 11 inches (19 x 27.7 cm). Read More...

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130. [Instrumentalists] Kempff, Wilhelm. (1895–1991) & Magaloff, Nikita. (1912–1992).
Two Color Photographs

Two color photographs of the great German pianist, together with his friend and fellow pianist Nikita Magaloff. Kempff is seated at the piano at the right while Magaloff stands at the left; in the background, organ pipes are visible. One photograph (8 x 8 inches) rather faded and taped to a window mount to an overall size of 11 x 8.5 inches; the other photograph a later digital print, 8 x 11 inches. Overall fine. Read More...

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131. [Instrumentalists] Kreisler, Fritz. (1875–1962).
Promotional Photograph

Vintage promotional photograph of the great violinist, photographed for RCA Victor, ca. 1940's. In fine condition. 10 x 8 inches (26 x 20.3 cm).

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132. [Instrumentalists] Kreisler, Fritz. (1875–1962).
Signed Painting

Signed brightly-colored caricature painting of the important violinist, whose face is shown on an abstract background with a violin scroll, bow, and musical symbols. Kreisler has signed and dated 1937 at the upper left. The drawing was used for newspaper publications. Rather toned with some creases; overall very good. 6.75 x 10.5 inches, framed to an overall size of 9.5 x 12.5 inches (24.5 x 32 cm).

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133. [Instrumentalists] Mainardi, Enrico. (1897–1976).
Signed Hand Tracing

Original outline of the Italian cellist, composer, and conductor's left hand, traced in pencil, boldly signed and dated 1938 on an album leaf titled "Forget-Me-Not." Left edge rough and some light toning; overall in fine condition. 7.5 x 10 inches (19 x 25.7 cm). Read More...

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

Signed program from the supreme Russian violinist, who appeared at Symphony Hall as part of the Boston University Celebrity Series on April 1, 1962. The lengthy program included works by Vivaldi, Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Paganini, Stravinsky and Wieniawski. Milstein has signed boldly across the program listing. Shadow from the signature on the following page; otherwise very fine. 6 x 9 inches (15 x 22.5 cm). Read More...

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135. [Instrumentalists] [Mime] Magaloff, Nikita. (1912–1992) & Marceau, Marcel. (1923–2007).
Mime by the Piano - Original Photograph

Striking large original photograph of the famous French actor and mime Marcel Marceau, dressed as Bip the Clown, standing alongside pianist Nikita Magaloff at the keyboard. Captioned in pencil and stamped by photographer J. Filledier on the verso. Edge wear with several small edge tears; overall very good. 12 x 9.5 inches (30.3 x 24 cm). Read More...

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136. [Instrumentalists] [Musical Saw].
"How to Play a Hand Saw" - Vintage Postcard and Instruction Booklet

Philadelphia: George Hoff. 1927. Instruction booklet titled "How to Play a Hand Saw," printed on yellow paper, together with an original postcard showing a man playing a saw. The booklet contains a short text and four instructional diagrams. 4 pp. The verso of the postcard features a hymn text with the title "The Royal Radio." Some light soiling and wear; overall very good. Booklet 5.5 x 6.5 inches (14 x 16.5 cm); postcard 3.5 x 5.5 inches (8.8 x 13.8 cm). Read More...

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137. [Instrumentalists] Ney, Elly. (1882-1968).
Autograph Document with Autograph Musical Fragments

Autograph document in the hand of the important German pianist, giving her thoughts on Mozart as inspired by the ideas of Goethe and musicologist Romain Rolland. Together with five autograph musical fragments of piano music in Ney's hand: a sketched-out copy of the accompaniment to Schubert's Ave Maria, simple harmonizations of the songs Am Brunnen vor dem Tore (from Winterreise), O du fröhliche (on the verso) and Maria Maienkönigin, and a small study for the left hand. While the musical fragments appear to be remnants from a lifetime of pianistic activity, the autograph text is an interesting window into Ney's highly Romantic views on genius and divine inspiration. Inspired by Goethe, she writes that Mozart was a genius sent to earth to bring people joy: "The one who creates becomes a mouthpiece and tool of the Divine, an instrument of the eternal spirit of the world." (Full translation from the German below.) Autograph text 3 pp. on 2 sheets; n.p, n.d.; hole-punched; one small tear, but overall in very fine condition. 7.25 x 9 inches (18.5 x 22.5 cm). Musical fragments each 1 p., ranging in size from 4 x 6 inches to 10.5 x 14 inches, in very good to very fine condition. Together with a modern birthday card from Ney's granddaughter, gifting the items to a Herr Schneider. Read More...

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138. [Instrumentalists] Paderewski, Ignace Jan. (1860–1941).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the great Polish pianist, composer and statesman who was prime minister and foreign minister of the Polish Republic. He is shown in a sepia portrait and has signed and inscribed at the lower right in white ink. The ink has not adhered well, making the inscription hard to read, but the signature is distinct. Overall fine. 8 x 10 inches (20.1 x 25.4 cm).

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139. [Instrumentalists] [Pianist] Leclerc, Denis. .
Portrait of a Musician

Evocative original portrait drawing of a nineteenth-century musician by Denis Leclerc, dated 1839. Charcoal, pencil watercolor.  The young male musician is wearing small glasses, seated at a fortepiano and holding a piece of sheet music whose title is just legible: "Fantaisie concertante pour piano et violon sur l'air de [?] / op. 18." The subject has been tentatively captioned at the foot of the mat as Franz Liszt, although we do not believe it is Liszt. Sight size 6.5 x 9 inches, matted to 10.25 x 14 inches (26 x 35.5 cm). Mat rather toned; mounting remnants on the verso and some edge wear; overall very good. Read More...

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A remarkable album of over 90 original concert programs, clippings, tickets and flyers chronicling musical performances in 1890's Brighton, London, and Germany, with a predominance of important pianists and violinists represented, as well as opera and theatre programs, and a ticket to the Wagner Nights. Highlights of the performers represented include Emil Sauer, Ignace Paderewski, Pablo de Sarasate, Joseph Joachim, Nellie Melba, Adelina Patti, Emma Albani, and Henry Irving. Many of the programs with notes from the collector; the album is signed by the collector, Sybil Mary Curtis, on the front pastedown, and dated January 3, 1896. Heavy wear to the binding, with spine and boards largely detached; toning. Most programs laid down to the pages, with some loosely laid in. Most programs in fine condition and overall very good. 8.5 x 11 inches (22.2 x 28 cm). Read More...

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