Summer 2019 Catalogue


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Rare original Pierre Petit cabinet photograph of the French-Jewish composer and teacher, one of six children of Alkan Morhange who took their father's first name as their last one, and brother of great piano virtuoso and composer Charles-Valentin Alkan.  After studying at the Conservatoire de Paris with Pierre Zimmermann,  François Benoist and Adolphe Adam, in 1850 he won the First Second Grand Prix de Rome.  Read More...

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2. Babbitt, Milton. (1916–2011) [Zukofsky, Paul. (1943–2017)].
Words About Music - Inscribed to Paul Zukofsky

Madison: The University of Wisconsin Press. 1987. Collection of the important composer's lectures given in 1983 in Madison, Wisconsin. Signed and inscribed on the front free endpaper to his frequent collaborator, violinist Paul Zukofsky: "For Paul, / who doesn't need it, / With affection, / Milton / 6/5/90." 205 pp. Hardcover, purple cloth with dust jacket. Creases and edge wear to dust jacket; internally fine. With several post-it notes with personal anecdotes and jokes relating to Babbitt ("MBB") in the hand of Paul Zukofsky laid in. 7.25 x 10.5 inches (18.3 x 26.3 cm). Read More...

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3. Barber, Samuel. (1910–1981).
Signed Title Page from "Vanessa"

Signed title page from the important American composer's opera Vanessa, published by G. Schirmer. The title page is taken from the vocal score (revised edition), and has been signed boldly by Barber at the left. Mounted to a larger sheet. Slight water damage to the signature; left edge rough and some edge wear; overall very good. 7.5 x 10.75 inches (18.7 x 27.2 cm), mounted to 8.5 x 11 inches. Read More...

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4. [Beethoven, Ludwig van. (1770–1827)] Klemperer, Otto. (1885–1973).
Group of 1960 Wiener Festwochen Concert Programs

Group of concert programs from the 1960 Wiener Festwochen, where Otto Klemperer conducted the Philharmonia Orchestra of London in a series of Beethoven concerts. The group includes programs from the first, second, third and fifth concerts of the five-concert cyle, together with program notes and ticket stubs with each program and a brochure giving details about the complete cycle. The collector has made notes on the verso of two of the ticket stubs, one reading: "Tonite I met Klemperer backstage. He is very ill & was exhausted by happy after the excellent concert. He seemed please to meet me when I was introduced. I told him I'd waited a long time in NY & then come to Vienna. He enjoyed that & replied that he wasn't able to come to NY this year, perhaps next year. He extended his hand again & I left. He seemed genuinely happy that I had come. I believe his illness shows in his writing & he signs no autographs." A note on the verso of the last ticket stub reads: "Met Klemperer again tonite after wonderful concert. Mike Wolfson cried after concert." Fine. Each program 6 x 8.25 inches (15 x 21 cm).

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5. Beethoven, Ludwig van. (1770–1827).
Troisieme Quatour pour 2 Violons, Alte & Violoncelle des Quatuors... Oeuvre 130.

Vienna: N. Artaria. [1827]. First edition.

Full score to Beethoven's String Quartet in B flat, op. 130. [PN] M.A. 870. 67 pp. Wear to spine and edges; significant foxing and scattered water damage to the internal pages, mostly around the margins, but overall very good. Upright folio. 10.5 x 14 inches (26.5 x 36 cm). Read More...


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6. Berg, Alban. (1885–1935) [Diamond, David. (1915–2005)].
Group of Three Opera Scores from the Collection of David Diamond

Group of three opera scores by Alban Berg, owned by the American composer David Diamond and all blind-stamped with Diamond's name to the title page. Included are: a piano score to Wozzeck (Wien: Universal Edition, 1931. [P. N.] 7382. 231 pp. Hardcover, quarter green leather with green cloth boards; very good. Dated Rome 1952 on the front free endpaper and with a few notes in Diamond's hand to the title and first pages); a piano score to Lulu (Wien: Universal Edition, 1936. [P. N.] 10745. 317 pp. Hardcover, quarter imitation leather with patterned paper boards; very good. Dated on a free rear endpaper: Florence, June 1953. With a review of Lulu at the Metropolitan Opera in 1977 laid in) and a piano score to Lulu, Act III (Wien: Universal Edition, 1978. [P. N.] 10745B. 528 pp. Softcover, very good. Dated Munich, July 20, 1983 on the inside back cover). Read More...

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7. Bernstein, Leonard. (1918–1990) [Diamond, David. (1915–2005)].
Complete Works for Solo Piano - Signed LP to DAVID DIAMOND

Signed record of the important American composer's works for solo piano, inscribed to fellow composer David Diamond on the back of the sleeve. Bernstein has circled the title of his Four Anniversaries (1948), no. 3, which is dedicated to Diamond, and added: "With love / Lenny Bernstein." Recorded by pianist James Tocco, the album includes all of Bernstein's Anniversaries suites, as well as Touches, Moby Dyptich, Song without Words, and his transcription for piano of Copland's El Salon Mexico. Released on ProArte Digital, PAD 109 (1983). Some light edge wear and creases; overall fine. 12 x 12 inches (20.8 x 30.8 cm). Read More...

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8. Bernstein, Leonard. (1918–1990) [Diamond, David. (1915–2005)].
The Infinite Variety of Music - Inscribed to David Diamond

New York: Simon and Schuster. 1966. Collection of essays and talks on music from the  beloved composer and conductor, signed and inscribed on the front free endpaper to his friend, fellow composer David Diamond: "For DD with affection and warm wishes for a happy '67—Lenny / Xmas '66." Laid in is a telephone call slip dated February 19, 1968, asking Diamond to return Bernstein's call. 286 pp. Hardcover, red cloth with gilt lettering. Slightly rubbed; overall fine. 6.5 x 9.5 inches (16.5 x 24 cm). Read More...

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Signed photograph of the American composer, lyricist and librettist, inscribed to fellow composer David Diamond. Blitzstein has penned at the upper left: "For David, who 'looks like a Chinaman'—Marc / July 23 1939." Stamped on the verso by Lucas & Pritchard of New York. Two thumb prints and a light scratch to the image; small tear at the left edge, repaired with tape on the verso. Overall very good. 8 x 10 inches (20.4 x 25.4 cm). Read More...

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Autograph letter on a postcard from the great composer to musicologist and editor Eusebius Mandyczewski. Vienna, [December 15, 1883.] Addressed in Brahms' hand and postmarked on the verso. Translated from the German, in part: "Dear Herr M., Would you kindly tell me what kind of 'Symphonic Material' Härtels has sent you? I can't figure it out from the relevant letter..." He continues to send best wishes to two other people and signs, "J. Brahms." Toning; light glue remnants to the verso; overall fine. 5.5 x 3.25 inches (14.1 x 8.5 cm.) Read More...

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11. Brahms, Johannes. (1833–1897).
Early CDV Photograph

Carte de visite photograph of the important composer as a younger man, shown in half-profile to the left in a photograph by Fritz Luckhardt of Vienna. He is identified in a collector's hand at the foot. Card lightly toned, but overall very fine. 2.5 x 4 inches (6.4 x 10.4 cm).

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12. Britten, Benjamin. (1913–1976).
Britten's Hands on the Keyboard - Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the important composer's hands on the piano keyboard, photographed by Lotte Jacobi. Signed over the image, lower left, "Benjamin Britten." Few scattered dings, minor loss to emulsion in left margin; overall fine. 10 x 7.75 inches (25.5 x 20 cm).

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13. Cage, John. (1912–1992).
Small Archive of Correspondence, 1961–1990

An interesting collection of autograph letters from the influential composer to music publisher and owner of C. F. Peters, Walter Hinrichsen (1907–1969) and his wife, Evelyn Merrell Hinrichsen (1910–2005), dating from 1961 to 1990. Complete contents listed below. Read More...

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Platinum print with hand painting. Signed, titled, and dated in pencil lower edge recto. Scattered spots of foxing to the sheet, most noticeable in the left half of the paper; light toning; overall fine, not examined out of frame. 15 x 11 inches (38.1 x 27.9 cm) sight size, framed to 14 x 18 inches.

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Art & Design

15. Cage, John. (1912–1992) [Zukofsky, Paul. (1943–2017)].
M, Writings '67–'72 - Inscribed to Paul Zukofsky

London: Calder and Boyars. [1973]. Signed and inscribed on the first blank leaf to the important composer's frequent collaborator, violinist Paul Zukofsky: "for Paul Zukofsky, at the beginning with pleasure, John Cage, February 1977." 217 pp. Softcover. Wrappers somewhat faded, overall fine. 8 x 9 inches (20.4 x 23.2 cm). Read More...

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16. Cage, John. (1912–1992) .
Signed Fulbright Reference Card for Paul Zukofsky

Signed card from the important composer, indicating the submission of a reference to the Fulbright commission on behalf of the violinist Paul Zukofsky. Cage has signed at the foot of the card and dated October 25, 1989. Stamped and postmarked on the verso with Zukofsky's address. Fine. 5 x 3.5 inches (12.5 x 8.9 cm). Read More...

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17. Cage, John. (1912–1992) [Boulez, Pierre. (1925–2016)] [Zukofsky, Paul. (1943–2017)].
Pierre Boulez, John Cage, Correspondance et Documents - Inscribed to Paul Zukofsky

Wintherthur: Amadeus Verlag. 1990. Inscribed by the important composer on the front free endpaper: "for Paul Zukofsky, with friendship always, John Cage." Veröffentlichungen der Paul-Sacher-Stiftung / Publications of the Paul Sacher Foundation: Volume I. 234 pp. Hardcover, blue cloth with gilt, with dust jacket. Very fine. 6.25 x 9.25 inches (16 x 23.5 cm). Read More...

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18. [Cage, John. (1912–1992)] Zukofsky, Paul. (1943–2017).
Collection of Recipes from John Cage, collected by Paul Zukofsky

Collection of recipes from the important composer, collected by violinist Paul Zukofsky. Included are: a 7-page typed document on "Marcobiotic [sic] Cooking," with recipes for tabouli, brown rice, granola, mushroom paté and other dishes; a recipe for cookies written in Zukofsky's hand with notes for a zucchini recipe at the foot; and a recipe for "Cage's Pesto" in Zukofsky's hand on a fragment of toned paper. With an envelope addressed to Zukofsky from Cage and postmarked October 13, 1989. Typed document in fine condition, 8.5 x 11 inches; handwritten recipes 8.5 x 11 inches and 3 x 8.5 inches, one with heavy toning, but overall very good. Read More...

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19. Cage, John. (1912–1992).
Signed "High Performance" Magazine

Signed copy of the quarterly arts magazine "High Performance" from the influential composer, who is shown in a color photograph on the cover and has signed over his image in silver marker. High Performance #38, Vol. 10, No. 2, 1987. The magazine features an interview with Cage to celebrate his 75th birthday, as well as essays on dance and theater, and listings of cultural events. 88 pp. A few small flecks to the cover, but overall very fine. 8.5 x 11 inches (21.5 x 28 cm).

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Typed letter signed from the American composer Elliott Carter to composer Wolf Simoni (who later took the name Louis Saguer), recommending the composer David Diamond. June 1, 1938. Translated from the French: "Dear Wolf, This letter is to introduce you to one of my best friends, David Diamond, who is one of our most gifted young composers. I am certain that you will find many interesting things to discuss with him. I learned from Steve that you are thinking about coming to America, which is a very good idea, in my opinion. But you should know that we are also having a crisis here, and that many musicians are out of work. Still, the conditions are better than in France, in my opinion. I don't know if I can help you to come here. In any case write me on this subject as soon as possible, and I will do my best. Your friend, Elliott Carter." Together with the original typed envelope addressed to Wolf Simoni in Paris. Slight smudge to the signature; folding creases; overall fine. 8.5 x 11 inches (21.5 x 27.8 cm). Read More...

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