Spring 2020 Catalogue


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61. [Instrumentalists] Menuhin, Yehudi. (1916–1999).
Original Photograph

Original promotional photograph of the great violinist, who is shown as a young man ca. 1935, seated with his instrument, in a studio portrait. Photographed by De Bellis of New York, with emblem at the lower left and credit stamp to the verso. Some slight edge wear; overall very fine. 7 x 8.75 inches (17.5 x 22.2 cm).

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62. [Instrumentalists] Menuhin, Yehudi. (1916–1999).
Original Photograph

Original promotional photograph of the great violinist, who is shown as a young man playing his instrument in a dramatically-lit studio portrait. Mounting remnants to the verso and some light edge wear; overall fine. 6.75 x 9 inches (17.3 x 22.7 cm).

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63. [Instrumentalists] [Menuhin, Yehudi. (1916-1999)] Wiener, Hilda. (1877-1940).
Reproduction Pencil Drawing in Performance

A lively pencil sketch of the young violinist in performance ca. 1930's, as reproduced in artist Hilda Wiener's Pencil Portraits of Concert Celebrities (1937). The page, taken from the book, has been mounted with masking tape to a window mat. Page size 8 x 10.75 inches (20.8 x 27.3 cm), matted to 13 x 15.5 inches (32.8 x 39.3 cm).

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64. [Instrumentalists] Osborn, Franz. (1905–1955).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the British pianist of German birth, a student of Schnabel who fled Germany for Britain during World War II. He is shown in an original double weight portrait and has signed and inscribed at the lower right: "To Miss Seavers, with best wishes from Franz Osborn." Stamped on the verso by the photographer, Horace Eliascheff. Slight toning to the margins; overall very fine. 6.25 x 8.25 inches (15.8 x 21 cm).

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65. [Instrumentalists] Parrot-Hanlet, Françoise. [Magaloff, Nikita. (1912–1992)].
Inscribed Photograph

Inscribed photograph of the French pianist, inscribed to Georgian-Russian pianist Nikita Magaloff. She is shown as a young woman in an original Harcourt of Paris portrait, with the inscription barely visible in white ink at the foot; the signature appears to have been trimmed away. Rather irregularly trimmed with a small glue remnant at the upper left. Overall very good. 6.25 x 9 inches (16.2 x 23.1 cm). Read More...

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66. [Instrumentalists] Piatigorsky, Gregor. (1903-1976) [Magaloff, Nikita. (1912–1992)].
Original Photograph

Original photograph of the great cellist and pedagogue, by photographer Ilse Liedtke of Berlin. Very fine. 6.75 x 9 inches (17.4 x 23 cm). Read More...

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67. [Instrumentalists] Pleyel, Marie. (1811-1875).
Autograph Musical Quotation Signed

AMQS of an unidentified work in G minor, almost certainly for keyboard, marked "Lento", written and signed by one of the most celebrated pianists of the early nineteenth century, and perhaps the only female virtuoso-pianist who was consistently ranked with Liszt, and who was briefly engaged to Berlioz. The inscription reads: "à ma chère et brillante élève/ Franny de Bas/ M. Pleyel/ Bruxelles, août 1851." ("To my dear and brilliant student/ Franny de Bas/ M. Pleyel/ Brussels, August 1851.") 9 x 7.125 inches (22.8 x 18.1 cm), lightly toned, generally in fine condition. Read More...

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68. [Instrumentalists] Rabinof, Benno. (1902–1975) & Rabinof, Sylvia. (1913–2001).
Original Photograph

Original 1960 photograph of the successful violin and piano duo, onstage together with conductor Walter Mantani and the Midland Odessa Symphony of Texas. Dated March 5, 1960 on the verso and stamped by photographer Rubin's. Diagonal creases at upper right; overall very good. 10 x 8 inches (25.1 x 20.5 cm).

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69. [Instrumentalists] Sapellnikoff, Wassily. (1867–1941).
Rare Concert Program

A very rare concert program from the Russian pianist, who performed at St. James's Hall in London on April 23 [1891 or 1896]. Single-sheet program with a portrait of Sapellnikoff on the recto, and the program on the verso, which included works by Bach, Schumann, Schubert, Chopin, Rubinstein, Tchaikovsky and Liszt. The concert-goer has added a note at the foot showing that the encore was a Presto by Mendelssohn. Slightly unevenly trimmed at left; light toning and soiling; overall fine. 7.5 x 10.5 inches (19.5 x 26.5 cm). Read More...

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70. [Instrumentalists] Sarasate, Pablo de. (1844–1908).
1888 Concert Program

Concert program from a May 16, 1888 performance of the great Spanish violinist in Brighton, England. Sarasate performed a recital of works by Raff, Wieniawksi, Saint-Saens, and others, as well as his own "Muineira." 2 pp. Laid down to an album page; folding creases and some soiling; overall very good. 5.25 x 8.25 inches, overall size 7 x 10 inches.

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71. [Instrumentalists] Scharrer, Irene. (1888–1971).
Signed Halftone Photograph with Concert Program

Signed halftone photograph of the English classical pianist, remembered for her refined technique and impeccable playing, together with an original 1942 single-sheet concert program. Scharrer performed an all-Chopin program at the Royal Exchange, London, on July 28, 1942. The half-tone photograph, clipped from another concert program, has been signed by Scharrer across the foot. Some light creasing and toning; overall very good. Photograph 3.5 x 5 inches (9 x 12.5 cm), program 5 x 7.5 inches (12.7 x 19 cm).

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72. [Instrumentalists] Solomon. (1902-1988).
Promotional Photograph

Oblong Alfredo Valente photograph of the British pianist Solomon Cutner, who performed under the mononym Solomon, sitting at the piano. Some light wear around the edges and at the corners, three small indentations along the upper edge, otherwise fine. 8 x 10 inches (21.5 x 25.8 cm).

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73. [Instrumentalists] Soriano, Gonzalo. (1913–1972) [Magaloff, Nikita. (1912–1992)].
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the distinguished Spanish pianist, inscribed to fellow pianist Nikita Magaloff (translated from the Spanish): "To my dear Nikita and his lovely wife, with all my deep affection and admiration [...] Gonzalo Soriano. Madrid, 8-X-45." Stamped on the verso by Fotos Goya of Madrid. Very fine. 4.5 x 6.75 inches (11.2 x 17 cm). Read More...

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74. [Instrumentalists] Tarnowsky, Sergei. (1883–1976).
Signed Photograph

Signed double weight photograph of the Russian pianist and teacher, shown in a studio portrait by A. Schupack of Chicago, who has signed at the lower right and dated March 3, 1931. Some light smudges, edge and surface wear; overall very good. 8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.5 cm). Uncommon.  Read More...

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75. [Instrumentalists] Thibaud, Jacques. (1880–1953).
Plaster Cast of Thibaud's Left Hand Playing Position

An original plaster cast of a violinist's left hand, captured in playing position, believed to be cast from the hand of the great violinist Jacques Thibaud. Created by the Chirothèque Française. Repairs to four of the fingers; some soiling. Approx. 24 x 17 cm. Read More...

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76. [Instrumentalists] Uchida, Mitsuko. (b. 1948) [Magaloff, Nikita. (1912–1992)].
Signed Photograph to her Teacher, Nikita Magaloff

Extraordinary early signed photograph from the Japanese-British pianist, inscribed to her teacher Nikita Magaloff and his wife Irene: "To Mr. & Mrs. Magaloff / With much love / Mitsuko." Signature and inscription in rather light blue ink; overall fine. 5 x 7.25 inches (13 x 18.4 cm). A very special item. Read More...

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77. [Instrumentalists] [Violinist] Doré, Gustave. (1832 - 1883).
Illustration of a Violinist - ORIGINAL DRAWING

Signed and dated "G Doré 1859" in charcoal l.r., annotated "Une Ideé!" in charcoal l.c. Charcoal and conte on paper, 16 5/16 x 11 3/4 in., framed. Condition: Toned, mounted on board, scattered foxing, small scattered areas of staining, mat adhesive to l.c. margin. Provenance: The estate of A. Margaret Bok, whose mother-in-law, Mary Louise Curtis Bok, founded the The Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. Margaret Bok served on the board of trustees and then later as the chair of the board from 1977 to 1988 and The Curtis School awarded her an honorary degree in 1983. Read More...

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78. [Instrumentalists] [Violinist] Payne, Albert Henry. (1812–1902) [Dietrich, Christian Wilhelm Ernst. (1712–1774)].
"Der Wandernde Musikant" - Original Engraving of a Violinist

Original steel engraving of a traveling violinist, after German painter Christian Wilhelm Ernst Dietrich. At the foot: "Der wandernde Musikant." Engraved by Albert Henry Payne and published by Payne in Leipzig and Dresden. Patches of foxing at the right edge; overall very good. 7.5 x 10 inches (19 x 26 cm).

Albert Henry Payne was an English steel engraver, painter and illustrator who lived and worked in Leipzig from 1839 onwards. 


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79. [Instrumentalists] [Wieniawski, Henri. (1835–1880)] Sutcliffe, Jasper. & Zarda, Napoleone..
Two Autograph Musical Quotations

Two autograph musical quotations mounted together on a single sheet. The first is a quotation of nine measures from Wieniawski's Légende for violin and orchestra op. 17, signed and inscribed by British violinist Jasper Sutcliffe and dated December 14, 1899. The second quotation is from a song with the text "The dream is past, the fancy over," signed by composer Napoleone Zarda (a professor at the Guildhall School of Music in the early twentieth century). Overall size 8 x 6.5 inches (20.3 x 16.3 cm).

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80. [Conductors] Heger, Robert. (1886 - 1978).
Signed Photograph Postcard

Original postcard photograph of the German conductor long associated with the Munich, Berlin and Covent Garden operas, signed with a detailed inscription on the verso to a Fraulein Mela Weiss, as a souvenir of a performance of Idomeneo in Munich, 1956. Some wear to the edges and indentations to the surface from another inscription in pen, but overall in very good condition. 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm).

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