Fall 2019 Catalogue


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240 items in this catalogue total,
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101. [Conductors] [Masur, Kurt. (1927–2015)] Norkin, Sam. (1917–2011).
Original Caricature Drawing

Original caricature of the important German conductor known as "one of the last old-style maestros," drawn by the noted American illustrator and caricaturist Sam Norkin. Signed "Norkin." Pencil caption at the foot reads: Kurt Masur, N. Y. Philharmonic." Ink on card; some light edge wear and soiling. Overall fine. 15.5 x 14 inches (50.5 x 38 cm). Read More...

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102. [Conductors] Mitropoulos, Dimitri. (1896–1960).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the important conductor, who is shown on the podium in an outdoor venue in Florence, and has signed and inscribed at the head: "For Miss Betty Bean, a souvenir from Firenze / Dimitri Mitropoulos." Stamped on the verso by Foto Levi of Florence, with a biographical note in pencil also added to the verso. Fine. 7.25 x 9.5 inches (18.2 x 23.9 cm).

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103. [Conductors] Schippers, Thomas. (1930–1977).
Signed Program

Signed program from a May 8, 1960 performance of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia under Thomas Schippers. Schippers has signed above his name on the first page of the program. The concert included Mozart's Requiem, as well as works by Beethoven and Barber. 28 pp. Overall fine. 6 x 8.25 inches (15 x 21 cm).

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104. [Conductors] Schippers, Thomas. (1930–1977) [Stravinsky, Igor. (1882–1971) & Cocteau, Jean. (1889–1963).
Oedipus Rex - Signed Copy from Thomas Schippers

New York: Boosey & Hawkes. c. 1949. Piano and vocal score to the "opera-oratorio in two acts after Sophocles" in the 1948 revised version, from the collection of the highly-regarded American conductor Thomas Schippers and with his large signature across the title page. [PN] B. & H. 16992. 96 pp. Speaker's words also printed as text in English (inserted). Light toning, edge wear, and a few edge and spine chips; overall very good. 10.5 x 13.5 inches (26.5 x 34 cm). Read More...

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105. [Opera] [Ampico] Ponselle, Rosa. (1897–1981).
Signed Program, Performing with Player Piano

Signed program from the great soprano, who performed at Boston's Symphony Hall on April 9, [1922] in a recital advertised with the headline: "A great singer pays tribute to the Ampico." Along with arias accompanied by a human pianist, Ponselle also sang "Will o' the Wisp" and "Vissi d'Arte" from Tosca accompanied by the Ampico player piano. She has signed in pencil on the cover of the program. Rather heavily wrinkled with some soiling and notes on the internal page; overall very good. 3 pp. 6 x 9 inches (15 x 22.5 cm). Read More...

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106. [Opera] Costa, Mary. (b. 1930).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the American opera singer and actress, best-known as the voice of Aurora in Disney's Sleeping Beauty. Stamped on the verso by presenter Sol Hurok. Very fine. 8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.8 cm).

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107. [Opera] De Los Angeles, Victoria. (1923–2005).
Signed Photograph as Manon

Signed portrait photograph of the Spanish soprano, incomparable in La Boheme, Manon and Madama Butterfly and a specialist in French and Spanish art song. She is shown in her role as Manon and has signed at the foot, dating 1961. Stamped on the verso by presenter Sol Hurok and with the role identified in pen on the verso. Very fine. 8 x 10 inches (20.6 x 25.4 cm).

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108. [Opera] Domingo, Placido. (b. 1941).
Signed Photograph in La Traviata

Signed photograph of the celebrated tenor in the 1983 Zeffirelli film La Traviata. He has signed and inscribed at the lower left to Paul McMahon. Very fine. 8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.1 cm). Read More...

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109. [Opera] Farrell, Eileen. (1920–2002).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the American soprano known for having "one of the largest and most radiant operatic voices of the 20th century" (NPR). She is shown in an intense portrait with her folded hands in the foreground, and has signed at the lower right. Very fine. 8 x 10 inches (20.7 x 25.5 cm).

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110. [Opera] Gedda, Nicolai. (1925–2017).
Signed Photograph

Signed Bruno of Hollywood photograph of the Swedish tenor who sang regularly for 22 seasons at the Met, beginning in 1957, and created roles in Barber's "Vanessa," and Menotti's "Le dernier sauvage," among others. Very fine. 8 x 10 inches (20.7 x 25.5 cm).

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Signed portrait of the American lyric tenor and composer who was one of the first African-American classical musicians to be recorded. He is shown in a photographic reproduction of a charcoal drawing by the artist Charles White, and has signed at the lower left, dating November 22, 1964. One slight corner crease and light edge wear at the head; overall fine. 8 x 10 inches (20.6 x 25.5 cm). Read More...

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112. [Opera] Lordmann, Peter. (1874-1955).
Autograph Music Quotation

AMQS by the celebrated German bass-baritone and director, inscribed on a postcard with a print of "Tristan and Isolde" by the painter Michael Echter. Two measures of music with an unidentified text. On the verso, the postcard is addressed to Frl. Lia Heinz in Graz, stamped and postmarked 1901. One diagonal crease and slight wear to the edges; otherwise in fine condition. 14 x 9.2 cm.

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113. [Opera] McCoy, Millie & Christine. (1851–1912).
Wood Engraving of the McCoy Twins

Wood engraved print of the conjoined twins, Millie and Christine McCoy. Butterworth and Heath, [ca. late 19th c.] Faint horizontal crease and some light edge and surface wear; overall very good. 7 x 11.5 inches (18 x 29.5 cm). Read More...

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114. [Opera] Melchior, Lauritz. (1890–1973).
Autograph Signature

Autograph signature from the Danish-American opera star, known as the quintessential Wagnerian tenor. Signed on a small album leaf, 5.5 x 4.5 inches (14.5 x 11.5 cm). Very good.

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115. [Opera] Moffo, Anna. (1932–2006).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the important American soprano and actress who was one of the leading lyric-coloraturas of her generation. She is shown in a promotional photograph for RCA Victor and has signed and inscribed across the image to Paul McMahon. Very fine. 8 x 10 inches (20.5 x 25.8 cm). Read More...

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116. [Opera] Nilsson, Birgit. (1918–2005).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the important soprano, shown in a white fur and pearls in a promotional photograph for the National Concert & Artist Corporation. Fine. 8 x 10 inches (20.6 x 25.5 cm).

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117. [Opera] Patti, Adelina. (1843–1919).
1880's Union Coffee Co. Trade Token

Nineteenth century trade token from the Union Coffee Co., New York, struck in white metal, with a bust portrait of the important soprano to the verso (text: Alaroma Bunola / Adelina Patti.) One of 5 varieties, each depicting a different stage performer. Listed in U.S. Trade Tokens 1866-1889 as Rulau NY-341. 1.5 inches (4 cm). Some edge wear.

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118. [Opera] [Pons, Lily. (1898–1976)] Norkin, Sam. (1917–2011).
Original Caricature Portrait

A striking original portrait of the glamorous French-American coloratura soprano, shown performing as Lakmé at the Metropolitan Opera in 1946, by the noted American illustrator and caricaturist Sam Norkin. He has signed "Norkin" at the lower left. Ink on card. Some light wear and soiling; corner loss; caption on verso; overall very good. 14.5 x 19 inches (36 x 47 cm). Read More...

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119. [Opera] Price, Leontyne. (b. 1927).
Early Signed Photograph

Early signed photograph of the great soprano, who is shown in a promotional photograph for RCA Victor and has signed and inscribed at the left to Paul McMahon. Very slight smudge to the inscription, but overall very fine. 8 x 10 inches (20.5 x 25.8 cm). Ravishing! Read More...

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120. [Opera] Price, Leontyne. (b. 1927).
Signed Postcard Photograph as Leonora

Signed postcard photograph of the great soprano, shown in her 1961 Metropolitan Opera debut role as Leonora in Il Trovatore. Very fine. 3.5 x 5.5 inches (8.8 x 14 cm).

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