Summer 2019 Catalogue


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41. [Martenot, Maurice. (1898–1980)] Laurendau, Jean. (b. 1938) [Zukofsky, Paul. (1943–2017)].
Maurice Martenot, Luthier de l'Électronique - Inscribed to Paul Zukofsky

Montreal: Louise Courteau éditrice. 1990. Biography of the French musician, inventor of the Ondes Martenot, by Canadian clarinetist and ondist Jean Laurendau. Signed and inscribed by the author to violinist Paul Zukofsky on the half-title: "17-12-90 / To Paul Zukofsky, in remembrance of an enthusiastic Turangalîla, best wishes from Jean Laurendau." 312 pp. Softcover. Light shelf wear; overall fine. 6.75 x 9.75 inches (17.1 x 24.7 cm). Read More...

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42. Moreau, Léon. (1870–1946).
Autograph Letter to Florizel von Reuter

Autograph letter signed from the French-Breton composer, winner of the second prize for composition in the Prix de Rome of 1899. 1 p., [n.d.], postmarked April 16, 1913. Translated from the French: "Dear friend, I cannot come to your concert on Thursday, and I'm sorry about that. If you will allow me, I will give the ticket to some students who will be delighted to hear you. My respects to your mother, and my cordial wishes to you, dear friend. Léon Moreau. 17 av. Gourgaud." Toning, with tape remnants to the verso. Overall fine. 4.5 x 5.5 inches (11.2 x 14 cm). Read More...

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43. [Ohio] Schultz, M. A..
Ohio White Sulphur Springs Schottisch - Sheet Music

Cincinnatti: A. C. Peters & Bro.. c. 1860. Sheet music to a short piano piece honoring an Ohio health resort, "composed & respectfully dedicated to Mrs. A. Wilson Jr. by Mrs. M. A. Schultz." 2 pp. Left edge rough, with fold partially split. Overall very good. Upright folio. 10.25 x 13.5 inches (26 x 34.5 cm).

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44. Paganini, Nicolò. (1782–1840).
Paganini's Visiting Card, with an Engraved Portrait

Original visiting card from the great violin virtuoso. On pink card with an elaborate embossed border design, printed in black at the center: "Le Baron N. Paganini / Commandeur et Chevalier / de plusieurs Ordres." Small mounting remnants to the verso; overall very fine. 3 x 2 inches (7.5 x 5 cm). Read More...

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Carte de visite photographic reproduction of a portrait of the important violinist and composer. Issued by E. Desmaisons of Paris, with the photographer's small embossed stamp to the image. Paganini is identified in ink at the foot. Fine. 2.5 x 4 inches (6 x 10 cm).

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46. [Piston, Walter. (1894–1976)] Zukofsky, Paul. (1943–2017).
Group of Letters to Paul Zukofsky

Two autograph letters signed from the American composer, theorist and Harvard music professor, to violinist Paul Zukofsky, together with a copy of a typed letter from Zukofsky to Piston. Zukofsky writes to Piston (May 27, 1971; 1 p.) that he would like to record the composer's Sonatina, and asks whether Piston would prefer it to be recorded with harpsichord or piano, and if a run-through would be possible. Piston writes (July 12, [1971]; 2 pp.) to thank Zukofsky for having records sent, and confirms: "Certainly a date can be arranged for a seance over the Sonatina in late August." He goes on to tell an interesting anecdote regarding intonation and enharmonic adjustment in string playing, illustrating the story with an autograph musical example of two measures, where a held note in the bass functions first as an A flat and then as a G sharp: "I noticed this at a performance by the BSO [...] It was very noticeable that all the basses changed their pitch on hearing the wind chord." He asked one of the bass players to play in his orchestration class: "He shifted as I predicted and the class roared [...] Now it is interesting that these adjustments are instinctive and even unconscious, and that they are due to the musical meaning of the tones, which in turn is based on tonality." In his second letter (August 16. [1971]; 1 p.) asks if Zukofsky "could make it to Belmont [Mass.] on Tuesday August 24." Zukofsky has added a note in pencil at the head: "called 8/18 from Albany Airport. 'You can't escape tonality. When the Berg was 1st performed it was a large mess. Now it sounds very tonal.'"  Read More...

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47. Poulenc, Francis. (1899–1963) [Diamond, David. (1915–2005)].
Autograph Letter Signed to David Diamond

Autograph letter signed from the important French composer to American composer David Diamond. May 14, [1949]; 1 p. Poulenc writes (translated from the French): "Thank you, dear Diamond, for the music which I received just before my departure for Spain. I've just [...] and it seems very moving. We will see with [Pierre] Bernac if we can't [...] What a joy to see you again this autumn. In expectation, I send you many affectionate thoughts. Francis Poulenc." Together with a clipped half-tone photograph of Poulenc. Folding creases; tape remnants to top edge and corners; small tear at the upper left. Overall very good. 8.5 x 10.75 inches (21.5 x 27.5 cm). Read More...

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48. [Rainbow] Kleber, Henry..
"The Rainbow Schottisch" and "Storm Schottisch" - Sheet Music

Two items of sheet music for piano bound together: the "Rainbow Schottisch" by Henry Kleber (New York: Firth, Son, & Co., 75th edition; 5 pp.) and the "Storm Schottisch" by E. Mack (Philadelphia: Lee & Walker, copyright 1865; 7 pp.) The "Rainbow Schottisch" with an attractive color engraving of a rainbow to the cover (copyrighted 1854), the "Storm Schottisch" with a sepia lithograph of a shepherdess seeking cover from a storm. Sewn together at the left, as removed from a previous binding. Overall fine. 10.25 x 13.5 inches (26 x 34.5 cm).

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49. Riesco, Carlos. (1925–2007) [Diamond, David. (1915–2005)].
Obertura Sinfónica - Inscribed to David Diamond

Signed score from the Chilean composer, a student of Nadia Boulanger who served as president of the Chilean Academy of Fine Arts. He has signed and inscribed the title page of his Obertura Sinfonica to its dedicatee and his teacher, the American composer David Diamond (translated from the Spanish): "As a sign of my affection and gratitude for the help given in my musical studies." He dates: August 2, 1948, New York. The work was composed in New York in 1947–1948. 71 pp. Softcover, no wrappers, bound with tape along the spine. Toning; overall fine. 11.25 x 15.5 inches (28.5 x 39 cm). Read More...

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50. [Zukofsky, Paul. (1943–2017)] Rifkin, Joshua. (b. 1944).
Winter Piece for Violin - Score from the Collection of Paul Zukofsky

Typewritten score to an early piece by the noted American conductor and musicologist, from the collection of the violinist Paul Zukofsky. Titled Winter Piece for Violin and commissioned by Zukofsky in 1961 (when the composer was 17 and the violinist 18), the stochastic piece takes the form of a series of groups of "events" which "may be played forwards of backward in order, starting anywhere, but from there making a complete cycle." Stamped with Zukofsky's name above the main text. 11 x 8.5 inches (28 x 21.5 cm) and in fine condition, with a further photocopy of the same page. Read More...

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51. Rodgers, Richard. (1902-1979).
Typed Letter Signed about Carousel

Typed letter signed ("Dick") from the important American composer to publisher Angus Cameron, mentioning the success of the new musical Carousel. April 25, 1945; 2 pp. on 2 sheets, in fine condition. 7.25 x 10.5 inches (18.3 x 26.7 cm). Read More...

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52. Rodgers, Richard. (1902–1979) [Green, Johnny. (1908–1989)].
Typed Letter Signed to Johnny Green

Typed letter signed ("Dick") from the important American composer to fellow songwriter Johnny Green, mentioning A Connecticut Yankee, Oklahoma, and State Fair, as well as reporting on family news and hinting at the next project of Carousel. May 12, 1944; 2 pp. 2 sheets hole-punched at the head, in fine condition. 7.25 x 10.5 inches (18.3 x 26.7 cm). Read More...

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An interesting collection of autograph letters and signed and unsigned photographs from the collection of Jean Rogister, the important Belgian violist and founding member of the Quatuor de Liège. The group includes autograph items from Belgian and French musicians Guy Ropartz, Paul-Louis Marsick, Sylvain Dupuis, Paul Rougnon, Joseph Maris, Ovide Musin and others, many concerning the performances of the Quatuor de Liège. 11 autograph letters and 23 photographs in total, in overall fine condition. Read More...

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54. Roqué, Julio. (1896–?).
"Let Me Keep My Dream Forever" - Signed Sheet Music

Signed sheet music from the American pianist, composer, arranger and radio broadcaster who pioneered Spanish-language broadcasting in 1920's New York and promoted many Hispanic musicians. He has signed and inscribed at the head of the Christmas-themed song for piano and voice. Copyright 1950 by Julio Roqué and published by BMI. Some toning and small stains; overall very good. 8.5 x 11 inches (21.5 x 28 cm). Read More...

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55. Rubinstein, Anton. (1829–1894).
Prelude in A flat - Autograph Musical Quotation Signed

Handsome AMQS from the important nineteenth-century pianist, who has penned the opening six measures of the Prelude in A flat major from his 6 Fugues (En Style Libre) Introduites de Préludes pour Piano, op. 53. He has signed boldly below and dated Berlin, January 5, 1879. Rather heavily toned with left edge rough; one tape repair to edge; overall very good. 10.5 x 7.5 inches (27 x 19 cm).

From the collection of pianist Anny Bausemer (née Spaeter).


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56. [Sailing] Buckley, Frederick..
My Home is on the Sea - Sheet Music

Albany: J. H. Hidley. [1858]. Sheet music to a popular song by Frederick Buckley to a text by S. S. Steele. Title with an attractive engraving of a ship in full sail. 5 pp. Some light toning and soiling; ownership initials at the upper right; left edge rough; overall very good. Upright folio. 10.25 x 13.5 inches (26 x 34.3 cm).

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57. [Salzburg Festival].
Group of 1960 Salzburg Festival Programs

Group of three programs from the 1960 Salzburger Festspiele, the 40th season of the legendary festival. Included are two programs from Die Hochzeit des Figaro, conducted by Karl Böhm, and one program from a performance of Mahler's Symphony no. 8 under Dimitri Mitropoulos with Mimi Coertse, Hilde Zadek, Lucretia West, Ira Malaniuk, Giuseppe Zampieri, Hermann Prey, and Otto Edelmann. Each program 6 pp., accordion-folded. Some water damage, overall very good. Each 6 x 8.25 inches (15 x 21 cm).

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58. Schoenberg, Arnold. (1874–1951) [Diamond, David. (1915–2005)].
Autograph Letter Signed, with Signed Photograph to DAVID DIAMOND

Autograph letter signed from the highly influential composer, to American composer David Diamond, together with a signed photograph. June 14, 1949; 1 p. Schoenberg writes: "Dear Mr. Diamond: I am afraid I have no more copy of Weston's portrait of me. So I send you this by Alfred Carlson, which I like very much. I hope you find time to come once more. Most cordially yours, Arnold Schoenberg." He has signed and inscribed the photograph at the upper left: "To: Mr. David Diamond / cordially / Arnold Schoenberg." Letter with square of toning from a previous framing; photograph tipped to the foot of the letter (could be removed with caution.) Overall very good. Letter 7.25 x 10.5 inches (18.4 x 26.6 cm), photograph 4 x 5 inches (10.2 x 12.6 cm). Read More...

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59. [Schumann, Robert. (1810–1856) & Liszt, Franz. (1811–1886)].
Sammelband of 19th-Century Piano Music

An interesting late-19th-century sammelband of music for piano and piano four hands, including early editions by Schumann and Liszt, as well as interesting 19th-century editions of Chopin, Weber and many others, unusual American printings from Cleveland and Baltimore, and a piece dedicated to the Yale class of 1875. The volume contains approx. 25 items of music bound in half leather, with leather ownership label of Helen M. Lough to the front board. Of the items included, particularly interesting are Schumann's 20 Feuillets D'Album (Paris: G. Flaxland, [1860]; 43 pp.), commonly known as Albumblätter but here with each movement titled in French and with the movements in an alternate order; Liszt's Soirées Musicales de Rossini: La Regata Veneziana (Mayence: Chez les Fils de B. Schott, [ca. 1840]; 7 pp.); and the Sounds of Mirth Galop by G. B. White, "dedicated to the Class of 1875, Yale College" (New Haven: C. M. Loomis, [1875]). Spine and edges rubbed; some light internal foxing; a few pages with horizontal tears; overall very good. 10.5 x 14 inches.

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60. Sessions, Roger. (1896–1985).
Montezuma - Signed Program

Signed program from the first New York performances of Roger Sessions' opera Montezuma, on February 19–23, 1982 at the Juilliard American Opera Center. Signed on the cover by Sessions and additionally inside by several members of the cast. One has added "It was lots of fun!?" and another "Yay, it's over!" 14 pp. Some areas of discoloration; overall very good. 6 x 9 inches (15.2 x 22.7 cm).

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