Spring 2019 Catalogue


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41. Rodgers, Richard. (1902–1979) [Brynner, Yul. (1920–1985)].
"The King and I" - SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY TO YUL BRYNNER

New York: Williamson Music, Inc. . c. 1951. 198 pp. Vocal score. Inscribed and signed on the front free endpaper by Richard Rodgers to the actor who defined the role of King Mongkut: "For Yul, in gratitude and fondness, from Dick." and also bearing an embossed stamp to the front board at the lower right: "Yul Brynner / from / Dick." Hardcover, red cloth with gold lettering. Shelf wear, spine somewhat faded, gold leaf worn in places; internally fine and overall very good. 4to, 9 x 12 inches. Read More...

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42. Rorem, Ned. (b. 1923).
Music from Inside Out - SIGNED

New York: George Braziller. copyright 1967. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover in dj. 144 pp. Signed and inscribed on the front free endpaper by the Pulitzer prize-winning American composer and celebrated diarist: "For Larry Josephs—souvenir of a musical evening and a heavenly soufflé in Saratoga—Love, Ned Rorem, 1967." Some very slight edge wear to the dj, in mylar. Overall in very fine condition. 5.5 x 8.5 inches (14.5 x 21.5 cm).

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43. Rorem, Ned. (b. 1923).
The New York Diary - WITH SIGNED CARD

New York: George Braziller. c. 1967. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover in dj. 218 pp. With autograph note on a postcard advertising the book from the Pulitzer prize-winning American composer and celebrated diarist: "Why we no meet no more? / Love N." Postcard addressed on the verso by typewriter to Lawrence Josephs. Edge losses and rubbing to the dj, in mylar; overall fine in very good dj.

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44. Rota, Nino. (1911–1979).
Autograph Letter Signed

Autograph letter from the Italian composer to La Scala manager Francesco Siciliani. October 6, 1965; 2 pp. on a letterhead card of the Bari conservatory. Translated from the Italian: "Dearest Maestro Francesco, I know that you will be on the committee for the opera competition which will take place in Reggio Emilia (country of my grandfather...) from October 3 to 9. I would like to recommend the young tenor Angelo Degli Innocenti from Bari, who seems to me to be of the highest quality. [...] He is a young man of great merit from all standpoints [...]." 6.5 x 4.25 inches (17 x 10.8 cm). Hole punches and some toning; overall fine. Read More...

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45. Rota, Nino. (1911–1979).
Autograph Note on a Newspaper Review

Autograph note from the Italian composer, penned on a newspaper with a review of his opera Il cappello di paglia di Firenze. The newspaper, Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno from Bari, dated February 21, 1965. Note on the newspaper, translated from the Italian: "Dearest, I am sending you this Gazzetta so that in the metropolis of Milan you don't remain oblivious to the splendors of the provinces! Leaving aside many things regarding the execution, I'll say that the positive impression I had was how well the Cappello does in a large theater: he breathes better and makes more effect." Newspaper folded to 8.5 x 12 inches (21.5 x 30 cm). Hole punches and some toning; overall fine. Read More...

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46. Schiller, Johann Christoph Friedrich von. (1759 - 1805).
Schillers Ode an die Freude. In Music gesetzt von Anonymus, Christmann, J.C. Müller, C.F. Schulz, W. Schulz, Seidel, Reichardt, Rellstab, Zelter...

Berlin: Rellstabschen Musikhandlung. [November 1799]. Op. CCLXIX. Alle bekannte Compositionen vom obigem Liede erscheinen hier zusammengedruckt, und zwey davon waren bis jetzt woch Manuscript. Ausser die von Tepper von Ferguson, (welche durchaus componirt ist und daher in diesem Plan nicht passte,) hat der Verleger alle ihm bekannte Melodien hier vereinigt. Man hat dies lange sehon von ihm begehrt, und er glaubt dadurch den Musicliehhabern, die gern vergleichen, auch verschiedenen Geschmack haben, einen angenehmen Dienst erwiesen zu haben. Read More...

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47. [Schoenberg, Arnold. (1874–1951)] Walter, Bruno. (1876–1962).
Gurrelieder, Part III - Additional Woodwind Parts in Walter's Hand

Autograph musical manuscript in the important conductor's hand, giving supplementary clarinet, bassoon and trombone parts for a section of Part III of Schoenberg's Gurrelieder. 2 pp. The first leaf gives clarinet 1 and 2 and trombone 1 and 2 parts for the section between rehearsal numbers 67 and 68; the second leaf gives clarinet 1, 2, and 3 and bassoon 1, 2 and 3 parts for the section between rehearsal numbers 70 and 72. The autograph is identified at the lower right in another hand and dated November 29, 1935, Grosser Konzerthaussaal. Read More...

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Signed note from the second wife of composer Arnold Schoenberg, sending thanks for condolences on her husband's death. N.d., [July 1951]. Front of the card printed with: "Your kind expression of sympathy is deeply appreciated and gratefully acknowledged." Schoenberg has penned inside: "Thanks for your good words! (Mrs.) Gertrud Schoenberg." Toned but otherwise very good. 5 x 3.25 inches (12.9 x 8.4 cm).

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49. Schubert, Franz. (1797-1828).
Winterreise. Von Wilhelm Müller. In Musik gesetzt für eine Singstimme mit Begleitung des Pianoforte von Franz Schubert. 89stes Werk. Ite [Erste] Abtheilung. [Plates] No. 5101–5113 [sic; should be 5112]. Eigenthum des Verlegers. Preis für die 1te Abth.: f3

Wien: Tobias Haslinger. [1828]. First edition, later issue. Oblong folio. Title + pp. 1-49. Engraved throughout, plate numbers 5101-5112. 24 x 31.6 cm. A few turned corners.; light foxing. Russian name written at top of title page and contents and Russian translations for lyrics of 7 songs written in pencil above the printed German. Read More...

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50. Sondheim, Stephen. (b. 1930).
Early Signed Photograph, "With all my unshaven love."

8 x 10 inch original portrait photograph of the beloved American composer and lyricist, signed by the photographer l.r. in pencil on the 11 x 14 mount "Carrington" and inscribed in ink by Sondheim "With all my unshaven love, Steve." Stains around the edges of the mount, a strip of tape extending partially over the signature. Nevertheless, an especially early and unusual signed photograph.  Read More...

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51. Sondheim, Stephen. (b. 1930).
Group of Early Autograph Letters and Playbills

An interesting group of autograph and typed letters signed from the important librettist and composer, together with a group of playbills from several of his musicals. In fine condition overall. Read More...

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Signed program extract from an October 13, 1984 performance of Sweeney Todd by the City Opera of New York. Timothy Nolen, who played Sweeney, has signed over the cast listing. 4 pp. taken from a longer program; rather toned, overall very good. 5.5 x 8.5 inches (14 x 21.5 cm).

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53. Sondheim, Stephen. (b. 1930).
Original Childhood Photograph

Unusual original first generation childhood portrait photograph of the beloved American composer and lyricist, ca. 1940. 11 x 14 inches, with the raised stamp of the photographer (Natural of New York), lower right. Corners creased or chipped, otherwise fine.

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54. Sondheim, Stephen. (b. 1930).
Original Childhood Photograph in clown costume

Unusual original first generation Alba Studio doubleweight photograph of the beloved American composer and lyricist as a young boy at a costume party, shown in the clown costume, lower right, seated on the floor. 14 x 11 inches and in fine condition. Send in the clowns!

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55. Stockhausen, Karlheinz. (1928–2007).
Refrain and Klavierstücke I-IV - Two Scores

London: Universal Edition. 1961. First Edition. Score to the important twentieth-century composer's 1959 chamber work for piano, vibraphone and celeste. 4to. U.E. 13187. Printed on a single folded card sheet, the score is written partly on curved staves, to allow a transparent plastic strip printed with further performance directions to be superimposed and rotated over the score. Instructions in German, French and English are printed on the back cover. Area of toning to the edge of the front cover, otherwise fine. 9.5 x 13.5 inches (24 x 34 cm). Read More...

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56. Strauss, Richard. (1864–1949).
Autograph Biographical Précis

An interesting autobiographical précis in the important composer's hand. 2 pp. Strauss gives a short account of his life and early career, from his birth in 1864 and his early studies, to his first compositions and his positions from 1885 to 1886 as Hofmusikdirector to the Duke of Meiningen, and from 1886 as Hofmusikdirector of the Königlichen Oper in Munich. Unsigned. 4.5 x 7 inches (11.4 x 17.8 cm). Fine. Read More...

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Typed letter signed in German from Julius Kopsch, the secretary of the Permanent Council for International Co-operation between Composers, to Italian composer Gian Francesco Malipiero (October 3, 1934; 1 p.), informing him that Richard Strauss, the president of the council, would like to recommend one of Malipiero's pieces for the Hamburg International Music Festival. With a typed translation of the letter into Italian. Annotations have been made in red pencil. Toning; edges worn; overall very good. 8.5 x 11.5 inches (22 x 29.5 cm). Together with an envelope addressed in Julius Kopsch's hand to Aldo Noseda. Read More...

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Original photograph, ca. 1920, of Stravinsky (front row right) together with Swiss conductor Ernest Ansermet (back row center), Russian director Vsevolod Meyerhold (back row right), and another man and woman. Although a note on the mat identifies the woman as English composer Elizabeth Lutyens, we believe this is erroneous. Visible size 1.75 x 2.5 inches (4.3 x 6.7 cm), matted to 4.25 x 5.25 inches and tipped to a larger sheet (could be removed.) Mat toned with tape remnants, but otherwise fine. Read More...

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59. 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, a newspaper clipping about the concert ("Stravinsky on Podium First Time in 20 Years Here to Conduct Masterpiece"), 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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60. Stravinsky, Igor. (1882–1971) [Molinari, Bernardino. (1880–1952)].
Typed Letter Signed with Musical Notes about the Rite of Spring

Typed letter signed from the important composer to Italian conductor Bernardino Molinari, containing three autograph musical examples in his hand from the Rite of Spring. Paris, August 1, 1938. Stravinsky offers four clarifications about measures 142, 174, 181 and 201 of the work, three of these with musical notation penned on machine-drawn staves. 1 page, 4to; folds, faint scattered foxing, remnants of hinging at upper edge verso. Together with an 8 x 10 modern reproduction of a photograph of Stravinsky with Jean Cocteau, Picasso and his wife Olga. Read More...

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