Fall 2019 Catalogue


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Signed program from the Russian soprano and her husband, cellist Mstislav Rostropovich. The two performed a recital at Boston's Symphony Hall on March 20, 1975, with Rostropovich accompanying Vishnevskaya at the piano. Both have signed boldly across the program listing, with an inscription to collector Paul McMahon. 4 pp. Fine. 6 x 9 inches (15.3 x 23 cm). Read More...

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82. [Instrumentalists] Rubinoff, David. (1897–1986).
Signed Painting

Original brightly-colored caricature painting of the Russian violinist, signed by Rubinoff at the right: "Sincerely / Rubinoff / and his Violin / 1940." Framed. Rather heavy wear to the frame, and some light wear and smudging to the image; overall very good. 8.5 x 14.25 inches (21.5 x 36 cm).

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83. [Instrumentalists] Rubinstein, Arthur. (1887–1982) [Karsh, Yousuf. (1908–2002)].
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the important pianist, who is viewed framed by the open lid and soundboard of his piano, in an elegant photograph by the Armenian-Canadian photographer Yousuf Karsh. Rubinstein has signed across the image. Stamped on the verso by the photographer. Slightly poor contrast to the last few letters of the signature, but overall very fine. 8 x 10 inches (20.7 x 25.5 cm). Read More...

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84. [Instrumentalists] Starker, Janos. (1924–2013).
Typed Note

Typed note written on behalf of the great cellist, to cellist Douglas Moore. October 24, 1983; 1 p. On letterhead with a large "S." Starker writes: "Dear Doug, Thanks for sending the catalogue. Fascinating stuff. See you in April. Regards, Starker." The signature by his wife, Rae. Together with the original typed envelope. Very fine. 7.25 x 10.5 inches (18.3 x 26.5 cm).

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85. [Instrumentalists] Starker, Janos. (1924–2013).
Signed Indiana University Add Card

Autograph signature from the great cellist, signed on an Indiana University course add card (otherwise blank) ca. 1966. Fine. 5 x 3 inches (12.7 x 7.5 cm).

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86. [Instrumentalists] Stern, Isaac. (1920–2001).
Signed Concert Program

Signed concert program from the important violinist, who performed with the Cedar Rapids Symphony on March 4, 1963. Stern has signed on the cover of the program. The concert included the Mozart and Bruch concerti. 16 pp. Vertical folding crease; otherwise fine. 6 x 9 inches (15.3 x 22.8 cm).

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87. [Instrumentalists] Stern, Isaac. (1920–2001).
Signed Photograph

Pristine signed photograph of the important violinist, who is shown playing and has signed and dated 1964 at the upper left. Stamped on the verso by presenter Sol Hurok. Very fine. 8 x 10 inches (20.6 x 25 cm).

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88. [Instrumentalists] Suzuki, Shinichi. (1898–1998).
"Beautiful Sounds of Strings are Recognized" - Original Painting with Calligraphy

Original ink and wash brush painting of mountains with Japanese calligraphy, from the important musical pedagogue and creator of the Suzuki method. Signed "Shinichi Suzuki" and dated 1965 on the verso. With typed translation of the text affixed to the verso: "A. Beautiful sounds of strings are recognized. B. If the elasticity of the bow (horses hair) is understood freedom is gained." Silk on card, edged in gold paper. Pin holes at the corners and some light soiling and edge wear; overall fine. 10.5 x 9 inches (27 x 24 cm).

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89. [Instrumentalists] Suzuki, Shinichi. (1898–1998).
"Tone has the living soul without form" - Original Calligraphy

Original piece of calligraphy from the important musical pedagogue and creator of the Suzuki method. Signed "Shinichi Suzuki" and dated 1968 on the verso, with a translation of the text in his hand: "Tone has the living soul without form." Silk on card, edged in gold paper. Fine. 2.25 x 14.25 inches (6 x 36.3 cm).

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90. [Instrumentalists] Tarragó, Renata. (1927–2005).
Two Signed Photographs

Two signed photographs of the Catalan guitarist and vihuelist, the first female guitarist to record Joaquín Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez, and the editor of the first published edition of the Concierto de Aranjuez score. Dated Philadelphia, March 18, 1962. Some very light smudging to the signatures; overall fine. 8 x 10 inches (20.7 x 25.4 cm).

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91. [Instrumentalists] Thalberg, Sigismund. (1812-1871).
Original CDV Portrait

Scarce CDV portrait of one of the most distinguished and celebrated virtuoso pianists of the 19th century. Issued by Pierre Petit.  6 x 10 cm and in very fine condition.

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92. [Instrumentalists] Totenberg, Roman. (1911–2012).
Signed Photograph from Musical America

Signed halftone photograph from the important violinist, taken from a 1956 issue of Musical America magazine and advertising Totenberg's performances. He has signed in later life at the right edge in black marker. Very fine. 9.5 x 12 inches (24 x 31 cm). Read More...

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93. [Instrumentalists] Tureck, Rosalyn. (1914–2003).
Signed Program

Signed single-sheet concert program from the American pianist and harpsichordist who was particularly associated with the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. She performed an all-Bach program in Iowa City on January 5, 1963, and has signed at the head of the single-sheet program. Rather toned, with some mounting remnants to the verso; overall very good. 6 x 11 inches (15.2 x 28 cm).

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94. [Instrumentalists] [Violin] Dubois, Alphée. (1831–1905).
Portrait Medal

Medal by Alphée Dubois, showing a nude figure crowned in laurels and playing the violin; the verso is inscribed: "Ministère de l'instruction publique et des beaux-arts / École nationale de musique / Boulogne-sur-Mer / Prix d'Honneur / 1921." 2.75 inches (6.8 cm). Very fine.

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95. [Instrumentalists] [Violin] Kogan, Leonid. (1924–1982) & Persinger, Louis. (1887–1966) & Poulet, Gaston. (1892–1974) [Zukofsky, Paul. (1943–2017)].
Signed Paganini Competition Prize Certificate, Awarded to Paul Zukofsky

Original certificate awarding violinist Paul Zukofsky 4th Prize at the 1963 International Nicolo Paganini Violin Competition, signed by the members of the committee, including Leonid Kogan, Louis Persinger, Gaston Poulet, Luigi Cortese, Henri Gagnebin, and several others. Slight corner crease; together with original mailing envelope addressed to "Violinista Paul Zukofsky" in fair condition. 13.25 x 9.75 inches (34 x 24.8 cm). Read More...

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96. [Instrumentalists] Ysaye, Eugene. (1858–1931).
Portrait Medal

Bronze portrait medal of the great Belgian violinist. Verso reads: "À Eugène Ysaÿe, ses admirateurs et ses amis. Bruxelles, 1922." 1.25 inches (3 cm) in diameter. Fine.

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97. [Instrumentalists] [Zukofsky, Paul. (1943–2017)].
Group of Diplomas and Certificates from the Collection of Paul Zukofsky

Group of original diplomas and certificates awarded to the violinist Paul Zukofsky. Included are: a diploma for Violin from Juilliard School of Music, 1960 (signed by William Schuman, 17 x 14 inches); a diploma for a Bachelor of Music from Juilliard School of Music, 1964, and a diploma for a Master of Science from Juilliard School of Music, 1964 (both signed by Gideon Waldrop and Peter Mennin; 17 x 14 inches); two certificates from the George Enescu Competition, one certifying that Zukofsky reached stage IIa of the competition, and one honoring Zukofsky with a special mention, September 1964 (9.5 x 12.5 inches, folded and displayed in a faux-crocodile folder); and a fellowship certificate from American Academy of Arts and Science, 1995 (signed by Howard Hiatt, Jaroslav Pelikan, and Helen Vendler, 17 x 14 inches). In very fine condition overall. Read More...

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Original caricature of the important British conductor, signed by the noted American illustrator and caricaturist Sam Norkin. Barbirolli is depicted conducting in concert dress, during his time as the conductor of the New York Philharmonic (1936–1943). Black and white ink on card, with pencil caption at the foot. Some light toning and wear; overall fine. 9.5 x 13.5 inches (24 x 33 cm). Read More...

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99. [Conductors] Bülow, Hans von. (1830–1894).
Autograph Letter

Autograph letter in English from the German pianist and conductor to the English conductor Sir William George Cusins, declining an invitation to perform in London and asking him to prevent another person from writing "unbearable and somewhat insolent letters." November 16, [n.y., ca. 1874]. 2 pp. Folding crease, toning and soiling; overall very good. 4.5 x 7 inches (12 x 18 cm). Read More...

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100. [Conductors] [Karajan, Herbert von. (1908–1989)] Norkin, Sam. (1917–2011).
Original Caricature Drawing

Striking large original caricature of the great conductor, shown in action at the Metropolitan Opera in 1970. Drawn by the noted American illustrator and caricaturist Sam Norkin and signed "Norkin" at the foot. Bold black ink with white ink highlights on card. Some light edge wear and toning; overall fine. 19 x 18.5 inches (48.5 x 47 cm). Read More...

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