Fall 2019 Catalogue


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61. [Instrumentalists] [Brass Band].
Family Band - Vintage Photograph

Early-twentieth-century American photograph of a family brass band, labeled on the verso as the "Schein Band" and with some of the members identified as "1. Grandma 2. Everett 3. Vera 4. Leo 6. Art 8. Grandpa." Rather faded; small corner loss; mounting remnants to the verso. Overall very good. 5.25 x 3.25 inches (13.5 x 8.5 cm).

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62. [Instrumentalists] Casals, Pablo. (1876-1973) .
Signed Program with Quotation from the St. Matthew Passion

Vintage Carnegie Hall program from a performance of Bach's St. Matthew Passion, with the Festival Casals Orchestra, members of the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus under the direction of Robert Shaw, and soloists Haeflinger, Warfield, Forrester, Iglesias, and Berberian, all under the direction of Pablo Casals. The inside blank front cover inscribed in blue ink, likely in the hand of Marta Casals, with the 8-line text of "Choral 21-23: 53 (Psalm 375, Paul Gerhardt 1607–1676)" and signed below by Pablo Casals. In very fine condition, with light toning around the edges of a few pages. 7 x 10 inches (17.8 x 25.5 cm). Read More...

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63. [Instrumentalists] Cassadó, Gaspar. (1897–1966).
Signed Program

Signed program from a March 5, 1962 performance of the important Spanish cellist with the Cedar Rapids Symphony Orchestra. He has signed and inscribed on the cover in pencil to cellist Douglas Moore. 16 pp. Glue remnants on back cover; overall fine. 6 x 9 inches (15.3 x 23 cm).

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64. [Instrumentalists] Gilels, Emil. (1916–1985).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the spectacular Soviet pianist at the keyboard. He has signed at the lower left and dated 1962. Stamped on the verso by presenter Sol Hurok. Very fine. 8 x 10 inches (20.2 x 25.9 cm).

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65. [Instrumentalists] Glenn, Carroll. (1918–1983).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the American violinist who, with her husband Eugene List, was known for championing the works of lesser-known and contemporary composers. She is shown playing and has signed with a long inscription to Midland Symphony conductor Walter Mantani: "To Walter Mantani, Remembering the joy of our music making together and with heartfelt admiration of your vital contribution to our musical life. Carroll Glenn." Together with a backing from an earlier frame, noting that Glenn performed Bruch's Concerto no. 1 on December 9, 1961. One small chip at the lower edge; glue remnants on the verso; overall fine. 10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.6 cm).

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66. [Instrumentalists] Gould, Glenn. (1932–1982).
Autograph Letter Signed to the Son of Ferruccio Busoni

An exceedingly rare autograph letter signed from the legendary pianist to Rafaello Busoni, son of composer Ferruccio Busoni, expressing satisfaction at Rafaello's comparison of Gould's style to that of Ferruccio Busoni, and hoping to meet in New York. Toronto, May 27, 1958; 2 pp. Gould writes: "Dear Mr. Busoni, I wish to thank you most sincerely for your wonderful letter. I can assure you that I have never before been so honored and delighted by kind words about my work. It is of the greatest satisfaction that this compliment should take the form of a comparison to the vast artistry and accomplishment of your father. I would like to take the opportunity of telephoning you when I am next in New York, and I hope that I may have the pleasure of meeting you. Again, may I thank you for your letter, which will remain a treasured possession for the rest of my life. Most cordially yours, Glenn Gould." On Gould's letterhead, together with the original envelope. Minor smudging; folding creases; overall fine. 7.25 x 10 inches (18.5 x 25.4 cm). Read More...

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67. [Instrumentalists] Heifetz, Jascha. (1901–1987).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the important violinist, who is shown in a Maurice Goldberg portrait and has signed and inscribed across the foot: "To Mr. C. C. Schiffeler—In appreciation of his charming hospitality & in kind remembrance—Jascha Heifetz." Dated Cincinnati, 1930. Some light surface soiling and small circular surface impression affecting part of the inscription, but a very crisp inscription and signature; overall fine. 7.5 x 9.5 inches (19 x 24.2 cm).

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68. [Instrumentalists] Hess, Myra. (1890–1965).
Vintage Concert Poster

Original poster for a performance of the important pianist with the Orchestral Society of Westchester on March 24, 1960. Two large creases; very good overall. Printed on heavy card. 12.25 x 19 inches (31.2 x 47.5 cm).

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69. [Instrumentalists] Horowitz, Vladimir. (1903–1989).
Signed Program

Signed program from the beloved pianist, who performed at Boston's Symphony Hall on March 14, 1976. He has signed in blue marker over the full-page portrait photograph on the cover page. The program included works by Schumann, Rachmaninoff, Liszt, and Chopin. 6 pp. fold-out program. Collector Paul McMahon has penned his name and address on the back cover. Overall very fine. 6.25 x 10 inches (16 x 25.6 cm). Read More...

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70. [Instrumentalists] Joachim, Joseph. (1831–1907) [Grüters, Hugo. (1851–1928)].
Group of Autograph Letters Signed

Group of nine autograph letters signed from the important violinist and Brahms collaborator, dating from the later years of Joachim's life, to the German conductor, violinist, and composer Hugo Grüters. In fine condition overall, sizes 4 x 6 to 5 x 8 inches. With one additional envelope addressed to Grüters in Joachim's hand. Read More...

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71. [Instrumentalists] Kreisler, Fritz. (1875–1962).
Beethoven Violin Concerto - Autograph Musical Quotation Signed

An uncommon early autograph musical quotation from the important violinist, who has penned two measures from Beethoven's Violin Concerto op. 61, signed and inscribed below and dated St. Louis, April 20, 1902. On a large album leaf with toning and edge chips; overall very good; with two further signatures of tenor Giovanni Martinelli and opera conductor Gennaro Papi on the verso. Together with a vintage postcard photograph of Kreisler. 10.5 x 7.25 inches (27 x 18.5 cm). Read More...

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

Signed photograph of the supreme Russian violinist, especially beloved for his fine interpretations of the unaccompanied Bach sonatas and Romantic works. He is shown in a promotional portrait for the National Artists Corporation and has signed in green at the right. Very fine. 8 x 10 inches (20.6 x 25.5 cm).

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73. [Instrumentalists] Ney, Elly. (1882–1968).
Signed Program

Signed program page from the German pianist, who performed with baritone Emilio de Gogorza at Boston's Symphony Hall on November 27, 1921. She has signed at the head of the page, with two small clipped portraits of the two performers are mounted below. Their joint program included Beethoven's "Appassionata" sonata and piano works by Brahms, Schubert, and Chopin, alternating with a selection of folk and art songs. It was Ney's first appearance in Boston, and the Music Magazine praised her as "an unusually interesting pianist with original ideas about interpretation." Single page from a larger program, with some soiling, wear, and edge tears. Overall very good. 5.5 x 8.5 inches (14.3 x 21.8 cm). Read More...

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74. [Instrumentalists] Popper, David. (1843–1913).
Autograph Letter Signed

A highly amusing autograph letter signed from the Bohemian cellist and composer remembered for his many cello compositions and his universally-used volume of etudes, the High School of Cello Playing. 4 pp., n.d. Popper writes (translated from the German): "To Marianne Eisler (Violin) - - Dresden. 'During man's lifetime one feels that some letters should have been written—yet one had to!' Please remember these words which, as you may sense immediately, have the right and certain potential to become a classic citation. 'Man cannot escape from immortality.' Please do not pay too much attention to these 'words.' You will not discover their meaning—nor will I! So, please, do not be too concerned. I am still in full control of my weak brainpower which only at the beginning of this letter refused to abdicate its right to exist. So, let's now rather talk about discourse. I am sincerely pleased about the kind reception you received from the Lauterbachs which indicates the best hopes for the studies which are your prime aim at this point. My blessings for tomorrow morning when you are to play for Lautenbach. Spare him Popper; he was always so nice and kind to me! Today I did something very stupid. Somebody asked me where I will travel at the beginning of January. I replied 'Struwestrasse 27.' I mean, for God's sake! I didn't even mention the name of the town, or whether it's to the left or the right, which I did not even know myself. I believe it must be to the left because Struwestrasse is always to the left! Please excuse this stupid talk. (Scharwenka is here with me and makes the most impossible Berlin jokes!) My letter has now reached the circumference of your violin: it has 4 sides; therefore, I have no choice but to close. Write to me everything that you experience in Dresden, what you see, hear and feel. If you are so inclined, treat me to a few lines again very soon. Your sincere and devoted Popper." Folding creases with one small split; overall fine. 4.25 x 7 inches (11 x 17.5 cm). Read More...

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75. [Instrumentalists] Press, Mikhail. (1871–1938).
Signed Photograph

Rare signed photograph of the Russian-American violinist, conductor and music educator. He is shown in a large sepia portrait photograph by Hänse Herrmann of Berlin, and has inscribed and signed at the lower right, dating December 11, 1927, New York. 8.5 x 11 inches (21.7 x 28.3 cm), tipped to a larger mount of 11 x 14 inches (28 x 35.5 cm). Blind-stamped by the photographer at the lower left of the photograph and on the mount. Mount rather toned but overall fine. Read More...

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76. [Instrumentalists] [Rabin, Michael. (1936–1972)] Creston, Paul. (1906-1985).
Violin Concerto No. 2, Op. 78

[1960]. Spiral bound dyline rehearsal copy made from Creston's own manuscript. The orchestral score (46 pp.) and the solo violin part (19 pp.) are each bound separately. This score was commissioned by the Ford Foundation for Michael Rabin and remains unpublished (a piano reduction was published in 1966).  Some light toning, rust to spiral binding; overall fine. Score 11 x 14 inches; violin part 10 x 13 inches.  Read More...

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77. [Instrumentalists] Rabin, Michael. (1936–1972).
Halftone Photograph from Musical America

Halftone photograph of the important violinist, taken from a 1960 issue of Musical America magazine and advertising his performances. Very fine. 9.5 x 12 inches (24 x 31 cm).

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78. [Instrumentalists] Rabin, Michael. (1936 – 1972).
Signed Photograph

Exceedingly rare signed photograph of the masterful prodigy violinist, one of the very greatest of all fiddlers, who died tragically young. 8 x 10 glossy J. Abresch photograph of Rabin with his violin - presumably the 1736 Guarneri renamed ‘the Rabin’ after his death - signed and inscribed to Walter Mantani, conductor of the Midland Odessa Symphony (TX), with whom Rabin performed the Paganini Concerto #1 on December 2, 1961: "To Walter Mantani. A million thanks for your kindness, hospitality and musical collaboration. All best wishes, Michael Rabin / 1961." Slightly trimmed along the upper blank margin, a few light specks to margins, otherwise in fine condition.  8 x 10 inches (20.4 x 25.5 cm). This is one of only a few signed Rabin photographs we have ever offered.  A true prize for the collector of violinist autographs! Read More...

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79. [Instrumentalists] Rose, Leonard. (1918–1984).
Signed 1969 Concert Program

Signed program from the important cellist, who performed the Dvorak concerto with the Richmond Symphony Orchestra on March 24, 1969. He has signed next to his photograph and biography on an internal page. From the collection of cellist Douglas Moore, who played in the cello section in this concert. 12 pp. Glue remnants on back wrapper; otherwise very fine. 6 x 9 inches (15.2 x 22.8 cm).

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80. [Instrumentalists] Rostropovich, Mstislav. (1927–2007).
Signed Program

Signed program from the great cellist, who performed at Boston's Jordan Hall on November 1, 1959. He has signed over the program listing, which included works by Brahms, Bach, Hindemith, Rachmaninoff, and Shaporin. Fine. 6 x 9 inches (15 x 22.5 cm).

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