Spring 2020 Catalogue


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160 items in this catalogue total,
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41. [Jazz & Song] Smith, Patti. (b. 1946).
Patti Smith Group Salutes Pope Jean Paul I

New York: Radio Ethiopia. [1979]. Offset printed poster on thin gloss paper. Very fine. 8.5 x 10.75 inches (27.2 x 21.5 cm). Not listed in OCLC/WorldCat. One copy is located in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art.

The title track of the Patti Smith Group's fourth album Wave (1979) was a tribute to Pope John Paul I, whose brief papacy coincided with the recording sessions.


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42. [Instrumentalists] [Backhaus, Willhelm. (1884-1969)] [Wendling, Karl. (1875-1962)].
Original 1921 Argentinian Programs and Broadside

Four original programs and one broadside from performances of the important German pianist and pedagogue (billed in Spanish as Guillermo Backhaus) and the Wendling Quartet, at the Buenos Aires venues Teatro Cervantes and Teatro Odeon in August-September 1921. The series of performances included chamber works by Brahms, Mozart, Beethoven and Schumann. The detailed program booklets, each about 20 pp., contain extensive program notes. Folding creases and toning, otherwise in fine condition. Broadside 8 x 10.25 inches (20.1 x 26.4 cm). Programs each 5.25 x 7.5 inches (13.5 x 19.2 cm). Read More...

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43. [Instrumentalists] Borini, Marisa. (b. 1930) [Magaloff, Nikita. (1912–1992)].
Signed Photograph

Signed postcard photograph of the Italian pianist and actress, mother of former French First Lady Carla Bruni. She is shown in a dramatically-lit portrait at the piano and has inscribed at the foot to pianist Nikita Magaloff and his wife Irene: "Per Nikita e Irene, sempre con affetto, Marisa / Vevey 1979." Some light edge wear; overall fine. 9 x 6.75 inches (23 x 17.3 cm). Read More...

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44. [Instrumentalists] Brailowsky, Alexander. (1896–1976).
Signed Photograph

1962 signed photograph of the Russian pianist who studied with Leschetizky and Busoni and who was famed in particular for his Chopin cycles. He has inscribed across the image to Walter Mantani, conductor of the Midland Odessa Symphony (Texas): "To Walter Mantani, in remembrance of our artistic collaboration. A. Brailowsky, Jan. 27, 1962." Together with an unsigned photograph of Brailowsky (carrying a copy of the New Yorker) together with Mantani on January 25, 1962. Brailowsky performed Chopin's Piano Concerto no. 1 in E minor with the Midland Symphony on January 27, 1962. Mounting remnants and notes to the verso; overall very good. 10 x 8 inches (25.5 x 20.5 cm).

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45. [Instrumentalists] Casadesus, Robert. (1899-1972).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the French pianist whose recordings of the Mozart concertos with Szell are models of elegance and transparency. In the photo, he can be seen leaning against a grand piano and holding a lit cigarette in his left hand. Inscription reads: "To Mr. Robert Gillespie/ in rememberance of my concert at Maryville College (1935)/ very sincerely,/ Robert Casadesus/ Dec. 1945."  Surface crazing of vertical lines in glossy finish on photo, very light wear along edges, else fine.

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46. [Instrumentalists] Enesco, Georges. (1881–1955).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the Romanian violinist and composer, whom Pablo Casals considered "one of the greatest geniuses of modern music." He is shown in an original photograph by Kubey-Rembrandt Studios of Philadelphia (blind-stamped at the lower left), and has inscribed at the upper left to cellist Emil Folgman, signing at the right and dating 1923. Small edge tears; overall toning with some soiling to lower margin; overall very good. 7.5 x 9.5 inches (19 x 24.6 cm).

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Signed photograph of the great Spanish pianist, inscribed to fellow pianist Nikita Magaloff and dated September 1991. She has penned at the foot (translated from the Spanish): "Nikita Magaloff, F[rank] Marshall and I met in 1943 through the "Goyescas of Granados." Since then my respect and admiration for Magaloff has not ceased to grow! Your faithful and devoted friend, Alicia." Glossy color photograph, signed in the lower margin, in fine condition. 8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.5 cm). Together with two clipped photographs of Larrocha as a child with her father, also a pianist. Read More...

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48. [Instrumentalists] Demus, Jörg. (b. 1928).
Signed Program

Signed program from an October 7, 1960 recital of the noted Austrian pianist at the Grosser Musikvereins-Saal in Vienna. Demus has signed boldly on the cover. The program consisted of Austrian music from Mozart to Berg, Bruckner, and Franz Schmidt. 6 pp. Some light toning and wear to the cover; overall in fine condition. 6 x 8.25 inches (15 x 21 cm).

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49. [Instrumentalists] Firkusny, Rudolf. (1912–1994).
Original Photograph

Original photograph of the superb American pianist of Czech birth, a student of Janacek who recorded his complete piano music and premiered works by Barber, Ginastera, Hanson, Martinu and Menotti. Photographed by the noted Austrian-born society photographer Trude Fleischmann. Signed by Fleischmann in the image and stamped on the verso. One slight chip; toning on the verso; overall in fine condition. 6.75 x 8.75 inches (17.4 x 22.2 cm).

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50. [Instrumentalists] Fournier, Pierre. (1906–1986) [Magaloff, Nikita. (1912–1992)].
Signed Photograph

Signed postcard photograph of the renowned French cellist, inscribed to pianist Nikita Magaloff. He is shown playing and has signed and inscribed at the foot (translated from the French): "For Nikita, the brother, the friend, the great artist, with affection / Pierre." Additionally signed in pencil on the verso by Ragnar Hultberg. Slightly warped at the foot, otherwise very good. 4 x 5.75 inches (10.5 x 14.5 cm). Read More...

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Signed photograph of the celebrated American string quartet, noted for its longevity and bold, dramatic interpretations of the quartet literature, inscribed to pianist Nikita Magaloff and his wife Irene. The photograph shows the quartet taking its bows, and has been signed at the head by members Arnold Steinhardt, David Soyer, Michael Tree, and John Dalley. Some toning and light edge wear; overall fine. 9.5 x 7 inches (24.1 x 18 cm). Read More...

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52. [Instrumentalists] Heifetz, Jascha. (1901–1987).
Statement of No Criminal Record

An original typed document issued by the Los Angeles Police Department, certifying that the great violinist has no criminal record. April 5, 1955. The document was requested before Heifetz's South American tour of summer 1955. Facsimile signature. 1 p. Bands of heavy toning and folding creases, with two slight holes at the folds; overall in very good condition. 8.5 x 11 inches (21.5 x 28 cm). Read More...

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TLS
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53. [Instrumentalists] Joachim, Joseph. (1831–1907) [Holstein, Hedwig von. (1822–1897)].
Autograph Letter Signed

Autograph letter signed from the important violinist and Brahms collaborator to the Leipziger musician and philanthropist Hedwig von Holstein, regarding a younger violinist. Berlin, May 14, [n.y.]; 3 pp. Translated from the German: "Dear Frau von Holstein, It is always hard to leave a wish unfulfilled, which is so lovingly expressed! Yet I must [advise] [...] your young protegé, the concertmaster, not to turn down the position in Leipzig which he has been offered on my account. Through my responsibilities at the Musikschule I already have so much to do that it is almost impossible for me to take on more responsibility to young musicians. [...] So I think it is better for [him] to take the position in Leipzig, and I will hear him occasionally in Leipzig, where I can heartily receive one of your protegés, and my advice, when I know it, can be candidly given. [...] Joseph Joachim." Fine. 5.5 x 8.5 inches (14.1 x 21.8 cm).

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54. [Instrumentalists] [Joachim, Joseph. (1831–1907)] Schmutzer, Ferdinand. (1870–1928).
"Das Joachim-Quartett" - Large Original Etching

Enormous original 1904 etching depicting the renowned Joachim Quartet (Joseph Joachim, Robert Hausmann, Emanuel Wirth and Carl Halir) rehearsing a Beethoven quartet. Etching and drypoint. Signed in the plate and by hand by the engraver, Ferdinand Schmutzer. Described as "perhaps the largest plate ever etched." (Thieme-B. XXX, 184: "Wohl die größte Platte, die je radiert wurde.") Weixlgärtner VIII, 77. Image size 33.5 x 48.5 inches (85.5 x 123 cm). Framed. Some light scratches, foxing and toning. Read More...

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55. [Instrumentalists] Kapell, William. (1922–1953).
Vintage Photograph

Vintage photograph of the great pianist whose flourishing career was cut tragically short by a plane crash at age 31. He is shown ca. 1940's in a portrait seated at the piano, with one arm resting on the lid. Light edge wear and mounting remnants on the verso; overall in fine condition. 9.5 x 7.5 inches (24 x 19 cm).

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56. [Instrumentalists] Kempff, Wilhelm. (1895–1991) [Magaloff, Nikita. (1912–1992)].
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the German pianist and composer, inscribed to fellow pianist Nikita Magaloff. He has penned at the right (translated from the German): "To my dear, honored colleague Nikita Magaloff, from your friend Wilhelm Kempff." He dates: February 4, 1972. Very fine. 9 x 6.5 inches (22.7 x 16.8 cm). Read More...

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57. [Instrumentalists] Kempff, Wilhelm. (1895–1991) [Magaloff, Nikita. (1912–1992)].
Signed Photograph

Signed postcard photograph of the German pianist and composer, inscribed to Irene Magaloff, the wife of pianist Nikita Magaloff. He has penned at the foot: "To my dear Irene Magaloff, warmly, Wilhelm Kempff," and dated February 4, 1972. Fine. 4 x 5.5 inches (10.3 x 14.3 cm). Read More...

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58. [Instrumentalists] Lipatti, Dinu. (1917-1950) [Magaloff, Nikita. (1912–1992)].
Portrait Photograph

Vintage portrait photograph of the celebrated Romanian pianist and composer whose life was cut short by Hodgkin's disease at age 33, from the collection of pianist Nikita Magaloff. Magaloff became Lipatti's successor at the Geneva Conservatory in 1949, when Lipatti became too ill to teach. Glossy postcard photograph in fine condition, 4.25 x 6.75 inches (11 x 17.3 cm). Read More...

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59. [Instrumentalists] Luboshutz, Pierre. (1891–1971) & Nemenoff, Genia. (1905–1989).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the celebrated husband-and-wife piano duo, inscribed to Walter Mantani, conductor of the Midland Odessa Symphony (Texas): "To dear Maestro Walter, with warmest warmest wishes and sincere admiration fo his great achievements. Amitiés, Pierre and Genia. March 11, 1962." The duo performed in Midland on March 10, 1962. Mounting remnants to verso; some light wrinkling; overall fine. 8 x 10 inches (20.5 x 25.5 cm).

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60. [Instrumentalists] Magaloff, Nikita. (1912–1992).
Original Photograph

Original portrait photograph of the important pianist, shown as an older man seated at a white table. Copyright on the verso from photographer Olivier Laffely of Vevely, Switzerland. Very fine. 9.25 x 11.25 inches (23.7 x 28.7 cm). Read More...

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