Summer 2019 Catalogue


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81. [Instrumentalists] Godowsky, Leopold. (1870–1938).
Signed Photograph to the editor of his "Progressive Exercises"

Rare signed photograph from the Polish American pianist, composer, and teacher who was one of the most highly regarded performers of his time, inscribed to fellow pianist Frederic Lillebridge. Godowsky is shown seated in an armchair and has penned on the mount below the image: "Mr Frederic Lillebridge in remembrance of the hours spent together on the Progressive series, with best and sincere regards. Leopold Godwosky / Bad Ischl, Aug. 14 1912." Photograph by Ivan der Ryk, Rotterdam. Rather heavy wear to the mount, with cracks and a corner loss; scattered dings to the image; overall good. 10 x 12.25 inches (25.2 x 31.3 cm). Read More...

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82. [Instrumentalists] Horowitz, Vladimir. (1903–1989) [Diamond, David. (1915–2005)].
Typed Note Signed to David Diamond

Typed note signed from the beloved pianist to American composer David Diamond. May 27, 1965; 1 p. on a folded card printed with Horowitz' name. He writes: "Dear Mr. Diamond, It was very kind of you to write and send the clipping, and I greatly appreciated hearing from you. With warmest greetings, Sincerely, Vl. Horowitz." With original envelope. Very fine. 5 x 4 inches (12.5 x 10 cm). Read More...

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83. [Instrumentalists] Joachim, Joseph. (1831–1907).
Jumbo Cabinet Photograph of the Joachim Quartet

Unusual jumbo cabinet photograph of the Joachim Quartet in Berlin in 1898. Shown are violinists Joseph Joachim and Karl Halir, violist Emmanuel Wirth, and cellist Robert Haussmann. Each man is identified in pencil in the margin of the card. Photographed by Loescher & Petsch of Berlin. Some light scratches and water spots to the photograph; overall very good. 13 x 7.5 inches (32.8 x 19 cm), nicely matted and framed to an overall size of 18 x 13 inches. Read More...

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84. [Instrumentalists] [Joachim, Joseph. (1831-1907)].
Memorial Concert Program

1907 Memorial concert program honoring the great Hungarian violinist, dedicatee of the Brahms Concerto and many other works. The performers included Max Burkhardt, Fritz Becker, Severin Eisenberger, R.F. Mannreich and Ossip Schnirlin, with works by Verdi, Schubert, Brahms, and Joachim. Single sheet, rather toned with a horizontal folding crease and two small corner tears; overall very good. 5.75 x 9 inches (14.7 x 22.8 cm). Read More...

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85. [Instrumentalists] Katims, Milton (1909–2006).
Signed letter regarding Toscanini and the Prades Festival

An interesting signed letter from violist and conductor Milton Katims to Louisville musicologist Gerhard Herz (May 9, 1952; 1 p.). 8.5 x 11 inches (21.5 x 28 cm).  Read More...

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86. [Instrumentalists] Koeckert Quartet (1939–1992).
1966 Concert Program

1966 program from a performance of the important German quartet as part of the People's Symphony Concerts in New York. The concert, on February 26, 1966, included works by Schubert, Beethoven, and Haydn. 4 pp. Fine. 4.75 x 7 inches (12 x 18 cm).

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87. [Instrumentalists] Lalo, Edouard. (1823–1892) [Sarasate, Pablo de. (1844–1908)].
Autograph Letter Signed to Pablo de Sarasate

Interesting autograph letter signed from the the French composer and violinist to fellow violinist Pablo de Sarasate, shedding light on their friendship and mentioning Parisian gossip and Sarasate's failed tour of Hungary. March 28, 1877. Lalo genially rebukes Sarasate for thinking he had not replied to his letter, suggesting that the piano manufacturer Bosendorfer, who Sarasate had asked to forward his letters, had not been doing so; he then reassures Sarasate that he was not offended to be addressed as "tu" and that he would be glad to have a closer friendship with the other man. Going on, he reports news from the music publisher Durand, that Sarasate had been conned on a recent tour of Hungary, and offers to stop the gossip about this in whatever way Sarasate likes. 4 pp. on a bifolium; folding creases, area of water damage to the first and second pages; very legible and overall very good. 4.5 x 7 inches (11.4 x 18 cm). Read More...

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88. [Instrumentalists] [Liszt, Franz. (1811–1886)] Held, Louis. (1851–1927).
Four Original Photographs of Liszt and his Students

Four remarkable large original Louis Held group photographs of Liszt and his students, taken ca. 1880's at Liszt's Hofgärtnerei residence in Weimar. Two of the photographs show a group of Liszt's young male students striking comical poses in an outdoor location; in the first, seven men are present, and in the second, four more have joined them. We have identified among them Bernhard Stavenhagen (wearing a bowler hat at the upper right in the first photograph, and lounging with his hat taken off at the left of the middle row in the second) and Alexander Siloti (reclining on Stavenhagen's knee in the first photograph and sprawled with one hand raised in the second). The other two photographs show a larger group of men and women on the same occasion, one with Liszt visible looking out of the house window, and one with him seated in the front with his students at his feet, and close to 100 men and women grouped around. All stamped by Louis Held on the verso. Some light edge wear and small corner losses; rather buckled; overall very good. 10 x 8 inches (27.5 x 21.5 cm). Read More...

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89. [Instrumentalists] Milstein, Nathan. (1903–1992).
Signed Photograph

Original P. Bechert photograph of the important violinist, signed and inscribed at the lower right: "À Madame Valabrège en souvenir de Montreux. N. Milstein / Sept. 1957." 7 x 9 inches (18 x 23 cm), mounted to same-size cardboard. Slightly unevenly trimmed, but overall fine.

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90. [Instrumentalists] Moore, Gerald. (1899–1987).
Singer and Accompanist: The Performance of Fifty Songs

London: Methuen & Co.. 1965. 3rd Printing. 232 pages. DJ corner clipped. Very good Hard Cover with very good DJ. 5.75 x 8.75" Read More...

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Group of signed photographs of three noted twentieth-century pianists: Tedd Joselson, Joaquin Achucarro, and Alexis Weissenberg. Each is shown in a glossy black-and-white photograph nicely mounted to 11 x 14, and has signed on the mount below. Weissenberg dates 1983. Very fine overall.

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92. [Instrumentalists] [Piano] [Ennui].
Vintage Photograph

Amusing vintage photograph, ca. 1930's, showing a group of people gathered around a piano where a young woman is playing sheet music from the Etude magazine, while at the right another young woman appears deeply bored! Corner creases and light wear; overall very good. 10 x 8 inches (25.3 x 20.4 cm).

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93. [Instrumentalists] [Piano Music] .
Sammelband of Nineteenth-Century Piano Music

A large sammelband of sheet music for assorted short popular and classical piano pieces, published mostly in the United States, ca. 1850's–1870's. The volume contains ca. 30 items of music of varying length, bound in quarter leather. The pieces include works by Charles Kunkel, W. V. Wallace, George William Warren, Erneste Szemelenyi, H. A. Wollenhaupt, Jules Schulhoff, and many others. Corners and spine rubbed, some toning consistent with age, but structurally sound and overall fine. 10.5 x 13.5 inches.

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94. [Instrumentalists] Rostropovich, Mstislav. (1927–2007).
Signed First Day Cover

Signed first day cover from the beloved cellist, postmarked New York, April 26, 1978. The stamp commemorates American folk dance. Very fine. 6.5 x 3.5 inches (16.5 x 9.4 cm).

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An interesting collection of autograph and typed letters signed to Bach scholar Gerhard Herz from violinist Alexander Schneider ("Sascha"), pianist Mieczyslaw Horszowski ("Miecio"), and several other correspondents, as well as copies of outgoing correspondence. Most of the letters in the group relate to the planning of a March 1958 recital by Schneider and Horszowski at the University of Louisville, where Herz was a longtime professor and beloved figure; in the correspondence, his friendship with both artists comes through in their humorous tone as they negotiate the terms of the performance and the repertoire, with Herz attempting to convince Schneider to perform the notoriously difficult Schubert Fantasy (which Schneider eventually refuses.) Also included are a 1952 autograph letter signed from Horszowski, concerning the program of another concert; two much later autograph letters signed from Schneider and Horszowski (1979 and 1981), reconnecting the friends after many years; and several other pieces of correspondence related to Herz's work on Bach. Letters in fine condition overall. Read More...

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96. [Instrumentalists] Serkin, Rudolf. (1903–1991).
Signed Carnegie Hall Program

Signed program from a March 31, 1959 performance of the important pianist with the Philadelphia Orchestra under Eugene Ormandy at Carnegie Hall. Serkin has signed on the second page of the program listing, which included Reger's Piano Concerto in F minor. Slight area of toning to the signed page, but otherwise in fine condition, together with a booklet of program notes and a newspaper clipping about the concert. Program 19 pp., 7.25 x 9.75 inches (18.5 x 25 cm).

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97. [Instrumentalists] [Von Reuter, Florizel. (1890–1985)].
Autograph Letter to Florizel von Reuter

Autograph letter from an unidentified correspondent to the American-born violinist who lived and performed in Europe. 2 pp. March 6, 1918. Translated from the German: "Dear Herr von Reuter, to my regret I was only able to attend the first half of your concert. I would have also liked to hear the [...], because I will soon have the opportunity to write something [...]. In any case I congratulate you heartily on your success. What astonished me the most, was that you still have the ending to the Melodie... If you're ever in this part of the city, I would be very happy if you would visit me." Folding crease, toning, tape along left edge; overall very good. 4.5 x 7 inches (11.3 x 18 cm).

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98. [Instrumentalists] Ysaye, Eugene. (1858-1931).
Original Concert Program of “The Peerless Violinist”

Concert program from a Tuesday, February 27, 1917 performance of the great French violinist in Hartford, Connecticut. The concert included Mozart's Sonata no. 30, Geminiani's Suite in D minor, and pieces by Faure, Wienawski, Vieuxtemps, and Ysaye. Ysaye was accompanied at the piano by Maurice Dambois, who also played two cello solos. 24 pp. Some light toning, overall fine. 6 x 9.5 inches (15.5 x 24 cm). Read More...

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99. [Conductors] Maazel, Lorin. (1930–2014).
Early Signed Photograph

Early signed photograph of the important conductor, who is shown aged ca. 30 in an original Fayer of Vienna photograph and has penned at the foot (translated from the German): "For Mr. Dieter Erler, many thanks! Best wishes, Loren Maazel / 1960." Stamped by the photographer and dated late July 1960 on the verso. Very small smudge to the end of the signature; overall very fine. 3.25 x 5.25 inches (8.5 x 13.6 cm). Together with a small Deutsche Grammophon promotional brochure on Maazel.

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100. [Conductors] Mitropoulos, Dimitri. (1896–1960) [Diamond, David. (1915–2005)].
Signed Photograph to DAVID DIAMOND

Original photograph of the important conductor, inscribed and signed on the mat to American composer David Diamond: "To David / 'Colla fede che e la sostanza delle cose sperate...' / 'With love which is the substance of human relationship.' / Dimitri." Photograph 6 x 7 inches, overall size 9.5 x 11.25 inches (24 x 28.5 cm). Photograph detached from the mat (could easily be re-attached.) Some light edge toning; overall fine. Read More...

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