Summer 2019 Catalogue


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21. [Comité Nancy-Paris] Thirion, André. (1907–2001).
Early Handwritten Program Draft with Drawings

Early autograph document signed in the hand of Surrealist writer André Thirion, a draft for a series of modernist music performances in 1924-1925 as part of the Comité Nancy-Paris season, incorporating the young writer's comments and with several autograph drawings of musicians. 4 pp. The document outlines a season of 8 concerts, with nos. 1 and 2 mentioned only briefly at the head of the first page. Concerts nos. 3–8 include: a recital by pianist Yvonne Dugenest and singer Gustave Simon, including works by Italian Modernists Malipiero, Casella, Respighi and Pizetti, as well as Ravel; a concert for piano, violin and voice with works by Tailleferre, Honegger, Florent Schmitt, Stravinsky and others; a concert of the Quatuor Vandelle with works by Milhaud, HIndemith, Ravel and Malipiero; a program of vocal works by Milhaud and others; a program of violin and piano works by Bartok (described as a "Hongrois remarquable"), Tansman, Szymanowski, and Honegger; and a final concert with Stravinsky's Renard as well as works by Kodaly, De Falla, and others. Thirion adds explanatory notes throughout, addressed to an unnamed colleague, and signs decoratively at the foot of the last page. The document is illustrated with six charming small sketches of musicians performing. A remarkable document from the then only 18-year-old Thirion, uniting many of Les Six and the Italian Modernists, among other important composers of the 1920's. Toning; hole punches; edge wear and folding creases; overall very good. 8 x 12.25 inches (20.2 x 31.2 cm). Read More...

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22. Copland, Aaron. (1900–1990) [Diamond, David. (1915–2005)].
Bernstein Conducts Copland: Inscape and Connotations for Orchestra - Signed LP TO DAVID DIAMOND

Signed record of the important American composer's orchestral works Inscape and Connotations for Orchestra, inscribed to the American composer David Diamond on the back of the sleeve: "For David / From Aaron / 1970." The two works are recorded by Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic. Released on Columbia Masterworks (MS 7431) and stamped in red as a demonstration copy, not for sale. Some light edge wear and corner creases; overall fine. 12 x 12 inches (20.8 x 30.8 cm). Read More...

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23. Copland, Aaron. (1900–1990) [Diamond, David. (1915–2005)].
Copland Conducts Copland: Symphonic Ode, Preamble, and Orchestral Variations - Signed LP TO DAVID DIAMOND

Signed record of the important American composer's works Symphonic Ode, Preamble for a Solemn Occasion, and Orchestral Variations, inscribed to fellow composer David Diamond on the back of the sleeve: "For David with affection from Aaron / 1973." Copland conducts the London Symphony Orchestra. Released on Columbia Masterworks (M 31714) in 1972, and stamped as a demonstration copy, not for sale, on the verso (this stamp struck through). Some light edge wear and rubbing; overall fine. 12 x 12 inches (20.8 x 30.8 cm). Read More...

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24. Copland, Aaron. (1900–1990) [Diamond, David. (1915–2005)].
Our New Music: Leading Composers in Europe and America - Inscribed to David Diamond

New York / London: Whittlesey House. 1941. The important American composer's introduction to the "new music" of the first half of the twentieth century, inscribed to younger composer David Diamond on the front free endpaper: "For David / with love / Aaron / Nov. '46." Blind-stamped with David Diamond's name on the title page. A few small scattered underlinings, question marks, and checks in pencil throughout in Diamond's hand. Laid in is a postcard advertising a broadcast of "Copland's America," addressed to David Diamond in 2001. Hardcover, beige cloth with dust jacket. Dust jacket clipped, slight losses to spine; in mylar. Some internal toning; overall very good. 6 x 8 inches (15 x 21 cm). Read More...

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25. Crawford Seeger, Ruth. (1901-1953); Cooney, Barbara (illustrator).
Animal Folk Songs for Children, from the collection of Arthur F. Schrader

New York: Doubleday. 1950. First edition. Hardcover. 8 3/4 x 11 1/4. 80 pages. Dry-stamped "LIBRARY OF


ARTHUR F. SCHRADER," from the library of the important music historian


and collector (1925-2004), who specialized in 18th and 19th-century


American music and performance. In fine condition with a heavily worn dj (lacking most of spine).


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Group of inscribed scores, performance scores, and autograph letters from the collection of American violinist Paul Zukofsky. Complete contents listed below. Read More...

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27. Crumb, George. (b. 1929) [Zukofsky, Paul. (1943–2017)].
Autograph Letter Signed to Paul Zukofsky, with original Photographs

Autograph letter signed from the influential composer to violinist Paul Zukofsky. August 3, 1977. 1 p. Crumb writes: "Dear Paul:— Eliz. and I very much enjoyed seeing you in Reykjavik! I enclose a few photos for you. All the best, George." Included are four 3 x 5 color photos, showing Zukofsky (wearing dark-framed glasses, a grey suit and yellow tie in two of the photographs, a black coat in the other two), Crumb (with a grey mustache), and others. Very fine. Letter 5.5 x 8.5 inches (14 x 21.5 cm), together with the original envelope. Read More...

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Reproduction photograph of the two American composers and friends together in Florence in 1953, with annotations on the verso in Diamond's hand: "Florence, after performance of my Romeo & Juliet Music / 1953 / LB / DD." Bernstein is shown seated, holding a cigarette, while Diamond stands smiling and looking down at him. On the verso is a label showing that the photograph was reproduced in a publication by Watson Guptill. Very fine. 8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.3 cm). Read More...

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29. [Diamond, David. (1915–2005)] DeWolfe Howe, M.A..
The Boston Symphony Orchestra 1881–1931 - From the Collection of DAVID DIAMOND

Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company. 1931. History of the first fifty years of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, from the collection of American composer David Diamond and with his notes in the Appendix. Diamond has added check marks and annotations in pencil throughout Appendix B (pp. 183–229), the list of the BSO's repertoire. 272 pp. Hardcover, black cloth with gilt. Rather heavily rubbed with spine faded; internal toning; overall very good. 6 x 9 inches (15 x 22.5 cm). Read More...

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Sammelband containing rare early editions of 16 sonatas, published ca. 1790–1820, by the Czech composer Jan Ladislav Dussek, the French composer Louis Adam, the English composer and pianist Johann Baptist Cramer and the French composer Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne, including one signed on the title by Louis Adam, as well as piano arrangements of two Haydn symphonies, works by Kuhn, Hebenheim and Chabanon, and one piece of manuscript music. Hardcover, spine of reused vellum with earlier text; marbled paper boards; shield-shaped label to the cover reads: "[...] grandes Sonates sans Accompagnement par Dussek, Adam, et autres auteurs, à Mme. Sara Davoit." Music engraved throughout. Boards rubbed; edge and shelf wear; binding structurally sound and overall very good. 10 x 13.5 inches (27 x 34 cm). Read More...

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31. Dvorák, Antonín Leopold. (1841–1904).
Early CDV Photograph

A rare, early carte de visite photograph of the important composer, who is shown in a portrait by F. W. Jung of Iserlohn. Some light edge wear; Dvorak is identified in white pencil on the verso; overall fine. 2.5 x 4 inches (6.4 x 10.4 cm).

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Bound collection of sheet music, London, ca. early 1800's. Folio, engraved throughout, containing approximately twenty pieces of printed music and one manuscript piece. Musical and historical highlights include the song True Courage by Charles Dibdin (the composer of more than 600 songs, many for the theater, and many sea songs), from the entertainment "A Tour to the Land's End"; a song from composer William Shield's 1781 opera Rosina; two songs performed by the celebrated tenor John Braham (one of which is also composed by him); a song composed and published by important Irish tenor and composer Michael Kelly, and a setting of Lord Byron's poem "Fare Thee Well" (written to his wife, Annabella Milbanke) by organist and composer John Whitaker. Also interesting is the song "Could a man be secure," which is billed as having been sung at the "Jene scai quoi club"—a convivial society founded in the 1790's by the Prince of Wales, and which boasted the best entertainment of the London theaters at its (sometimes scandalous) private dinners. Publishers of these editions include Clementi, J. Dalen, Preston, and Goulding, with several of the editions also sold in Dublin and one published in Liverpool by Hime & Son. Read More...

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33. Feldman, Morton. (1926–1987) [Zukofsky, Paul. (1943–2017)].
Spring of Chosroes - Performing Score with Autograph Note to Paul Zukofsky

Facsimile printed manuscript score to the influential American composer's 1977 violin and piano work, used in performance by the violinist for whom it was composed, Paul Zukofsky. 11 pp. Zukofsky has added extensive markings to the first two systems of music, circling the pizzicato notes in blue and the arco notes in red and transcribing the rhythms on a separate line above the music. Further performance markings throughout the score include note names, bowings and fingerings, and brief notes such as "match piano sound," "push," and "vib?" At the foot of the final page, he has calculated the length of the piece by counting beats, arriving at the length of 13–13.5 minutes. Loose large-format pages. Some toning, but overall in fine condition. 11.5 x 16.5 inches (29.4 x 41.8 cm). Read More...

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34. [French Music].
1790's Music Medal

Portrait medal, ca. 1790's France, commemorating the Union des Sociétés Musicales de Paris. The recto shows a nude male, crowned in laurels and playing a lyre; the verso shows a garland of leaves and musical instruments. Heavy die-clashe on both sides, which has left some mirror-image of the opposite side (a so-called ghosting) of the medal; otherwise very good. 17.39 g, 34 mm.

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35. Gershwin, Ira. (1896-1983).
"It has little to do with the original show" - Signed Letter about Funny Face and Beverly Hills

Typed letter on personal Beverly Hills, CA letterhead, signed "Ira Gershwin" in black ink. March 19, 1957; 1 p. To Miss Madge Roger, in full: "Mrs. Gershwin joins me in thanks and compliments to you for the charming watercolor you sent. Doubtless when we move into our new house we'll find a proper spot for it. // You asked about the film called 'Funny Face.' It stars Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn and will be released in New York in a couple of weeks. Actually it has little to do with the original show, but they do use six of our songs and in these a line here and there has been changed to suit the plot situations. // As for Beverly Hills, since the advent of some factories in the environs, we now have a smoggy day now and then. But it is still a lovely city of some thirty thousand, with many beautiful homes and a mild climate and greenery all year round. I'm afraid I cannot send you a snapshot of where we live because at the moment we are living in a rented house while the Roxbury Drive house is being completly rebuilt. In three or four months, when the house is finished, we'll probably have some pictures taken at that time and you shall have one. // Thank you, too, for the postcard of Broadway, Cheam, and the snapshot of yourself. Both are charming." In very fine condition, together with a reprint photograph of Gershwin. 8.5 x 11 inches (21.6 x 27.9 cm).

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36. Harris, Roy. (1898–1979) [Diamond, David. (1915–2005)].
Typed Letter Signed and Original Telegram to DAVID DIAMOND

Two items of correspondence from the American composer Roy Harris to fellow composer David Diamond: one typed letter signed (April 21, 1936; 1 p. on letterhead of Westminster Choir School) telling Harris that "your original ink entry has been found and will be given to Benditski this week"; and one telegram (May 18, 1936): "Reserving tickets for you for entire festival sorry for misunderstanding." Both with the original envelopes. Fine. Letter 8.5 x 11 inches (21.5 x 28 cm), telegram 8 x 6.5 inches (20.5 x 16.5 cm). Read More...

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37. Korngold, Erich Wolfgang. (1897–1957) [Friedman, Irving "Izzy." (1903–1981)].
The Sea Hawk - Inscribed Presentation Copy of Dye-Line Film Score, with AMQS and Original Photographs

Rare original conductor's score to Erich Korngold's music for the 1940 Warner Brothers film The Sea Hawk, inscribed and signed by the composer with a musical quotation to Warner Brothers orchestra manager and assistant head of music, Izzy Friedman. Korngold has penned on the first blank page: "Dear Mr. Izzy Friedman / Please accept my score for the 'Sea Hawk' as an advanced Xmas gift 1940!! Thanks a million for your splendid cooperation and be assured of my friendship! Sincerely yours, Erich Korngold / Hollywood / Aug 14, 1940," adding an autograph musical quotation of four measures at the foot. The music is an ozalid facsimile of a professionally hand-copied score, written in a condensed form over four staves, rather than in open score. Markings have been made throughout in red pencil, including circled rehearsal numbers and underlined tempo indications and instrument indications, and on a few pages additional performance marks have been made in red or black pencil. A cut of 17 measures has been made in black pencil to no. 3, "Donna Maria." Bound in before the first page of music is a sheet of information about the music, listing the production and musical staff of Warner Brothers (including four orchestrators, Hugo Friedhofer, Ray Heindorf, Milan Roder and Simon Bucharoff) and the musical numbers with the orchestrator of each and its length. This page is signed at the foot by the copyist and Korngold's secretary, Jaro S. Churain. Approximately two dozen evocative original stills from the film are mounted throughout the two volumes. Read More...

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38. Krenek, Ernst. (1900–1991) [Stefan, Paul. (1879–1943)].
Typed Letter with Stamped Signature

Typed letter with a stamped signature from the Austrian composer to music critic Paul Stefan, accepting his resignation as vice president of the Vienna Verein für Neue Musik and thanking him for his service. Vienna, January 5, 1937. 1 p. Translated from the German: "Dear Professor, the board of the Verein für Neue Musik was very sorry to learn of your resignation from the post of vice president at its last meeting. As much as we are sorry for your decision, we can also understand it, since we had noticed for some time that it was unfortunately impossible for you to take part in the work and events of the organization. We would like to thank you sincerely, Herr Professor, for your activity in the early years of the organization, and send you our best wishes. [Signed], Verein für neue Musik, Ernst Krenek." Folding creases and some light edge wear; overall fine. 8.25 x 11.75 inches (21 x 29.8 cm).

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39. Laparra, Raoul. (1876–1943) [Baudelaire, Charles. (1821–1867)].
Causerie - Autograph Musical Manuscript

Autograph musical score in the hand of the French composer and critic, an unpublished setting of Baudelaire's poem "Causerie" for voice and piano. Dated at the foot of the final page: September 18, 1921. 4 pp. on loose sheets of manuscript paper, with further drafts of other works struck-through on the verso of all four sheets. Written in pencil, with minimal stems and simple sketched notation. The fragments on the verso of the pages include part of a setting of Paul Fort's poem "Le Diable dans la nuit," struck through but still legible; this song was published in Chants de la mer et des villages pour voix graves et moyennes (Paris: Heugel, 1926). We have found no record of "Causerie" ever being published, although several other Baudelaire settings by Laparra are listed on the Baudelaire Song Project website. Irregular toning with some soiling to the last page; overall very good. 8.5 x 11 inches (21.8 x 28 cm). Read More...

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40. Mac Low, Jackson. (1922–2004) [Zukofsky, Paul. (1943–2017)].
Stanzas for Iris Lezak - Inscribed to Paul Zukofsky

Barton, Millerton, Berlin: Something Else Press, Inc.. 1971. Signed and inscribed to violinist Paul Zukofsky on the front free endpaper: "With best wishes to Paul Zukofsky / Jackson Mac Low / NYC 2/13/98 / 'Time was each never time Yi!'." 424 pp. Hardcover, yellow cloth boards with pink dust jacket and further wrap-around sheet with a review from John Cage. This sheet partially torn, slight edge wear to dust jacket, otherwise very fine overall. 6.25 x 9.5 inches (16 x 24 cm). Read More...

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