Spring 2019 Catalogue


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61. Stravinsky, Igor. (1882–1971).
Three Photographs, Conducting

Three vintage 8 x 10 photographs of the great composer at the podium in later life. He is shown from behind in two action shots, and in the third photograph accepting applause. Some light surface wear; overall fine. 20.5 x 25.3 cm.

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62. Sullivan, Arthur. (1842–1900).
O Fair Dove, O Fond Dove

Boston: Oliver Ditson & Co.. [1872]. Sheet music to a song by Arthur Sullivan, with words by Jean Ingelow. 9 pp. Light toning and wear, with ownership signature to the title and stamped page numbers at the upper right. Overall fine. 10.25 x 13 inches (26 x 33.3 cm).

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63. Tansman, Alexandre. (1897–1986).
Signed Letter of Reference for Raymond Lewenthal

Typed letter signed from the French composer of Polish birth who was also a celebrated concert pianist, giving a reference for American pianist Raymond Lewenthal. January 2, 1946; 1 p. Tansman writes: "I had the opportunity to hear Mr. Raymond Leventhal play, and I was most impressed by his genuine talent and ability. His performances of music of different periods showed an excellent technical equipment, real musicality and perfect feeling of style. He has in my opinion a very brilliant pianistic future and deserves any possible encouragement. Alexandre Tansman." Rather wrinkled and toned with a loss at the upper right; overall very good. Together with a negative copy of the letter. 6.25 x 9.75 inches (15.9 x 25 cm). Read More...

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64. [Viennoise Children] Maretzek, Max. (1821–1897).
The Flower Dance of the Viennoise Children - Sheet Music

New York: Atwill. [ca. 1847]. Sheet music to the "Pas de Fleurs" by Max Maretzek, danced by a troupe of Viennese child dancers who visited the United States in 1847. Title with an attractive color lithograph of the dancers by Sarony & Major. 7 pp. Bound together with: "Beautiful Flowers for the Piano: no. 12, Cheerfulness. Danse Elégante for Piano by Charles Voss, op. 269." (Philadelphia: G. André & Co., [ca. 1861], 7 pp.)  Rather heavy foxing to the first item; left edge rough; overall very good. 10.25 x 13.5 inches (26 x 34.5 cm). Read More...

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Dance

65. Weber, Carl Maria von. (1786-1826).
Rondo Brillante per il Pianoforte, op. 62

Berlin: Adolph Martin Schlesinger. [1819]. First edition. Oblong folio. Engraved. [PN] 1030. [1] (title), [2-3] 4 - 17 pp. [1].  Jähns p. 275. Read More...

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Signed single-sheet program from a 1923 performance of the Austrian pianist, composer and conductor Alexander Zemlinsky, together with the French violinist Henri Marteau. Both performers have signed over their photographs on the cover page of the program. The concert took place in Prague on October 2, 1923 and included works by Bach, Mozart, Debussy and Beethoven.

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67. [Instrumentalists] Agosti, Guido. (1901–1989) [Cortot, Alfred. (1877–1962)].
Autograph Signature on Photograph of a Cortot Masterclass

Original photograph of Alfred Cortot teaching a masterclass in Siena in 1958, signed and inscribed at the upper left by pianist Guido Agosti to Raymond Lewenthal. Agosti and Lewenthal are both shown in the photograph, sitting next to each other at the right of the piano while Cortot stands at the left and a group of students listens behind. Agosti has penned: "With admiration, to Raymond Lewenthal. Guido Agosti. Siena, August 1958." Photograph slightly curled, but otherwise fine. 9.25 x 7 inches (23.9 x 18 cm). Read More...

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68. [Instrumentalists] Benedetti Michelangeli, Arturo. (1920–1995).
Autograph Contract with La Scala, with Autograph Letter Signed from his Wife

Original contract signed by the legendary Italian pianist, engaging him to perform Grieg's Piano Concerto in A minor at La Scala, conducted by Alceo Toni, on November 8, 1941. 2 pp.; October 15, 1941. Benedetti Michelangeli was to receive 7,000 lira for the performance. Signed at the foot by the pianist and by a representative of La Scala. Hole punched; some light edge wear; overall fine. 8.75 x 11.25 inches (22 x 28.5 cm). Read More...

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69. [Instrumentalists] Benedetti Michelangeli, Arturo. (1920–1995).
Signed Program

Signed program from the legendary Italian pianist, who performed with the Orchestra da Camera 'Gasparo da Salo' in Modena on November 16, 1965. The all-Mozart program included the piano concertos in C major and D minor. Benedetti Michelangeli has signed at the head of the cover. 4 pp. Light folding wear; overall fine. 7 x 9.75 inches (17.5 x 25 cm).

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70. [Instrumentalists] Bolet, Jorge. (1914–1990).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the Cuban-American virtuoso pianist and teacher, dated 1980. In very fine condition. Photograph 6.5 x 8.5 inches, mounted to 11 x 14 inches (28 x 35.5 cm).

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Original photograph of the important violinist, oboist and conductor as they "discuss the oboe solo of the second movement in the Brahms Violin Concerto," in rehearsal with the Philadelphia Orchestra, ca. 1950's. Stamped by the photographer, Adrian Siegel, on the verso, with a hand-written caption. Slightly buckled with mounting remnants to verso; some small edge tears; overall very good. 10 x 8 inches (25.5 x 20.6 cm). Read More...

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72. [Instrumentalists] [Britten, Benjamin. (1913–1976)] Rostropovich, Mstislav. (1927–2007).
Suite for Solo Cello - 1975 Signed Program from the American Premiere

Signed single-sheet program from the important cellist, who performed at Carnegie Hall on February 27, 1975 with pianist Samuel Sanders. The program included the first U.S. performance of Benjamin Britten's Suite for Solo Cello, no. 3, op. 87, which was dedicated to Rostropovich. Folding crease; overall very good. 8.5 x 11 inches (21.5 x 28 cm). Read More...

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73. [Instrumentalists] Casadesus, Robert. (1899–1972).
Original Photograph of the Pianist's Hands

Original doubleweight photograph of the marvelous French pianist's hands in action on the keyboard. Stamped on the verso by Photo Laboratoire du Vieux Colombier, Paris, and with further press notes to the verso. Surface wear, a few areas of light in-painting for publication; overall very good. 6.5 x 4.75 inches (16.3 x 12.3 cm).

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74. [Instrumentalists] Casals, Pablo. (1876-1973).
Autograph Musical Quotation

An Autograph Musical Quotation from the Prelude of the 3rd Bach Cello Suite, boldly penned and signed "Pablo Casals." 9 x 12 cm, on the otherwise unmarked inside of a greeting card. Very fine. From the great Spanish composer, conductor, and cellist, one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, also well known as a humanitarian.

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AMQS
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75. [Instrumentalists] Cherkassky, Shura. (1909–1995) & Cherkassky, Lydia. [Lewenthal, Raymond. (1923–1988)].
Group of Letters to Raymond Lewenthal

A remarkable group of 18 autograph and typed letters signed from the American virtuoso pianist Shura Cherkassky and his mother, pianist and teacher Lydia Cherkassky, to fellow pianist Raymond Lewenthal. 12 of the letters and postcards date from 1957–1958, a period during which Lewenthal was studying with Alfred Cortot in Siena and beginning to perform in London. Cherkassky, as an older and well-established pianist, and his mother Lydia, who had been Lewenthal's teacher, offer him a generous degree of support and encouragement, and also report on Cherkassky's own touring and performances. The 6 further letters and postcards date from 1969 to 1973, and find the two pianists having fallen largely out of touch, but hoping to be reunited. Complete details of the letters are listed below. In very good to fine condition overall, a touching record of the friendship between the two pianists. Read More...

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76. [Instrumentalists] Cliburn, Van. (1934–2013).
1958 Carnegie Hall Program

1958 Carnegie Hall program from a performance of the brilliant young pianist, just one month after his win at the first International Tchaikovsky Competition. With the Symphony of the Air under Kiril P. Kondrashin, the concert included Cliburn's winning pieces from Moscow: Tchaikovsky's Concerto no. 1 and Rachmaninoff's Concerto no. 3. 19 pp. Fine. 7.25 x 9.75 inches (18.5 x 24.8 cm).

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77. [Instrumentalists] Cliburn, Van. (1934–2013).
1958 Press Photograph at Carnegie Hall

Press photograph of the brilliant young pianist shaking hands with conductor Kiril Kondrashin as he receives "the loudest ovation in history of Carnegie Hall" in May 1958. Cliburn had just returned from his triumph at the first Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. Press caption to verso. A few surface marks; overall very good. 9 x 7 inches (23.3 x 17.6 cm).

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78. [Instrumentalists] Cortot, Alfred. (1877–1962).
Original Photograph of the Pianist's Hands

Original photograph of the great French pianist's hands in action on the keyboard. Press notes in pencil on the verso. Pinhole, silvering; overall very good. 4.75 x 3.5 inches (12 x 9 cm).

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79. [Instrumentalists] Dorfmann, Ania. (1899–1982).
Typed Letter Signed to Raymond Lewenthal

Typed letter signed from the Russian-born American pianist and pedagogue, to American pianist Raymond Lewenthal. 1 p.; n.d., together with envelope postmarked August 20, 1981. Dorfmann writes: "Dear Raymond: I was deeply touched by your thoughtful letter. I always value your judgment and appreciate it greatly, that I think you know. The delay in answering your letter was due to my recent illness. I was in the hospital with pneumonia, now I am fine. You judged so rightly my student. Talent he has but he needs more work. I called his home in Canada, he was away but I spoke with his mother. She was over joyed with your judgment. I thank you with all my heart. Hope to see you in New York soon. Affectionately, Ania."Together with a copy of Lewenthal's letter to Dorfmann, which concerns a pupil of Dorfmann's whom Lewenthal heard perform in a competition in Quebec. Fine. 5.75 x 7.75 inches (14.7 x 19.6 cm). Read More...

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80. [Instrumentalists] Gilels, Emil. (1916–1985).
1943 Press Photograph, Entertaining the Red Army

Striking 1943 press photograph of the spectacular Russian pianist entertaining the troops at a Red Army airfield. Press caption to the verso reads: "Emile Gilals [sic] one of Russia's top-ranking pianist, gives a recital on a Red Army airfield near the front. This field is a fighter plane station where the men stand by their planes ready to go aloft. At a moment's notice, planes are kept warmed up in background. This is from the March of Time's 'One Day of War,' the documentary film of a single day of war in Russia..." One small edge tear; overall fine. 8.5 x 6.5 inches (21.6 x 16.8 cm).

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