Summer 2020 Catalogue


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An interesting group of autograph letters signed, addressed to American composer David Diamond. Included are letters from: French sculptor Charles Despiau (Paris, August 1, 1936, 1 p., a short letter in French agreeing to meet Diamond at his atélier in Paris; with a half-tone photograph of the artist); American writer James Agee (New York, April 21, 1950, 1 p., reacting positively to a setting of one of his poems by Diamond: "Wow! That had never occurred to me as settable but [...] seems a damn good idea. I wish I could hear it" and offering several small corrections to the text of a poem; together with a clipped halftone photograph); Austrian writer Hermann Broch (3 autograph postcards, December 19, 1945, October 21, 1946, and March 24, 1949; Broch compliments Diamond on his works "Round" and "The Tempest," and reports on his hip surgery; together with a 5 x 7 photograph of Broch ca. 1945); and American writer Julien Green (Paris, September 5, 1970, 1 p; inviting Diamond to look him up in Paris; together with a half-tone photograph). Also included are a brief typed note signed to Henri Prunières from an unidentified writer, introducing Diamond (Gstaad, June 25, n.y.; with envelope); and an autograph note signed from "Harper" on a postcard photograph showing Diamond posing with a female friend and a large painting (Summer [19]50, 1 p.). Read More...

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42. [Greek Music].
Collection of Greek Sheet Music of the 1910's-1920's

An interesting collection of original early twentieth century Greek sheet music for popular songs of the era. The nineteen pieces of sheet music, many with graphically interesting color cover designs, include songs with the titles "The Laundress," "The Spanish," "Xenychtides," "Loneliness," "Pilgrimage," "A little bird," "Black Night," "La Perdrix," "Katia the Dancer," "The Apaches in Athens," "The Red Pierrot," and "At the Borders," as well as songs from the operetta "The Crazy School," and Greek dances for piano. In good to fine condition overall, with toning, edge wear, and some small tears. Each approx. 9.75 x 13.5 inches (25 x 34 cm). Read More...

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Wien - Leipzig: Universal-Edition A.G.. 1922. Upright folio. Universal-Edition no. 6567. 42 pp. An album of short modernist "grotesque" piano pieces compiled by Carl Seelig, featuring an extraordinary Jugendstil cover design incorporating a Harlequin-like contortionist, by the influential Vienna-based artist and puppeteer Richard Teschner (1879-1948). Three ownership signatures on the inside covers and title page from Walter J. Simon. Spine partially split; corner creases; otherwise overall in very good condition. 9 x 12 inches (23 x 30.5 cm). Read More...

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44. Harbison, John. (b. 1938).
Autograph Letter Signed

Autograph letter signed from the important American composer and conductor, declining a commission from the Williams Trio. October 26, 1981; 1 p. Harbison writes: "Thank you for your inquiry. I know the Williams Trio by reputation and was impressed by the material you included. But I cannot add any committments [sic] to the ones I have already undertaken for the next three years. These include a violin-clarinet-piano trio, a chorus piece, and most strenuously—an opera." Together with the original envelope. Fine. 8.5 x 11 inches (21.6 x 28 cm).

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45. Haydn, Joseph. (1732-1809).
Die Schoepfung. Ein Oratorium In Musik gesetzt...The Creation. An Oratorio. [Hob. XXI/2]. [The Creation]. FIRST EDITION

Vienna: T. Mollo. 1799. First edition. Oblong quarto, 129 pp. First edition of “The Creation,” preceding Haydn’s authorized editions of the score by one year, fully engraved. [PN] 120. Text in German. Bound in brown marbled boards with autograph title to front, ownership signature to ffe, printed price lr of title enhanced with contemporary ink, else fine throughout. Hoboken xxi.2, 41. RISM, H4634. Fuld, 271. Weinmann (Mollo), 35. Read More...

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Amsterdam: J. H. Henning. [ca. 1799]. Die Schöpfung. Grosses Oratorium, in Musik gesezt (sic). 8vo. 20 pp. Limp pale green paper wrappers. Staining to a handful of page edges, more significant stains on two leaves, else fine.  Stamp of "Haus Landfort" on title and Ex-Libris plate "Luyken Landfort" opposite on inner front cover, indecipherable tiny ownership signature penned upper right of title. Worldcat records no copies of the present edition, though we have located one at the Universiteits Bibliotheek Gent.  Read More...

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47. Herbert, Victor. (1859–1924).
Signed Photograph with Autograph Musical Quotations and Conductor's Baton

Signed photograph of the American composer and conductor, surrounded by fifteen autograph musical quotations from various of his works, and framed together with what is presumed to be his conducting baton. Herbert is shown in a standing portrait by White of New York and has inscribed and signed at the head to Louis H. Eisenlohr (noted Philadelphian and vice-president of the Otto Eisenlohr & Bros. Cigar Manufacturers). Image size 7 x 8.5 inches, mounted to 9.5 x 12 inches and in a shadowbox frame to an overall size of 18.5 x 20 inches. Bone baton length 19 inches. In apparently fine condition, unexamined out of frame. An extraordinary presentation!

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48. Kodály, Zoltán. (1882-1967).
Collection of Two-Part Melodies - Autograph Music Manuscript

Autograph manuscript in the hand of the Hungarian composer, identified at the head "Ujmagyar [Újmagyar] kapcsolatai A5A[-]val" (New-Hungarian relations to A5A"), in which he has written out 27 short two-part musical fragments, likely fragments of folk tunes copied from an unidentified collection. The musical excerpts are numbered intermittently from 87 to 295a, and various notes have been made in pen and pencil on the music and in the margins, including the intervals between the two voices, and the foot of page 1 "l [lásd] még a 1 (5) 5 merev ismetlessel [ismétléssel] [,] ilyen egy sincs közölve" ("See also the 1 (5) 5 with rigid repetition [,] such has not yet been published").  2 pp. on a bifolium with 24 hand-drawn staves per page. Some wear, small tears and toning to the edges, but overall in very good condition. 10 x 13 inches (25.1 x 33.1 cm). Read More...

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49. Kodály, Zoltán. (1882-1967).
Nine Folk Melodies - Autograph Music Manuscript

Autograph manuscript in the hand of the Hungarian composer, a record of nine traditional folk melodies copied from another collection and numbered XV-XXIII. 1 page, folio. Thirteen lines of music on hand-ruled staff paper, with the last line on a hand-drawn single-line staff. At the head, the name of the publication and page number, Patkanov 267, are given: this apparently refers to Die Irtysch-Ostjaken und ihre Volkspoesie, by Sergius Patkanov (1897). One of the few titled melodies is named "Heldengesange," and two of the tunes are indicated as "Wogulisch," i.e., from the Mansi (Vogul) culture of the Urals in West Siberia. Light toning, very small tears and wear around the edges, but overall in fine condition and an interesting artifact of this great folk song collector. 10 x 13 inches (25 x 33.1 cm). Read More...

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50. Lutoslawski, Witold. (1913–1994).
Double Concerto - Autograph Musical Quotation

Autograph musical quotation from the important Polish composer and conductor, who has penned four measures for harp from the second movement of his Double Concerto for oboe, harp and chamber orchestra (1980). Below, he has written "(Double concerto)/ For John Christopher Allen/ with all good wishes/ W. Lutosławski/ Warsaw, 28th March, 1981) 8.25 x 5.75 inches (21 x 15 cm.), pair of vertical creases, top edge rough, else fine. Read More...


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51. Mahler, Gustav. (1860–1911).
Program Page from one of Mahler's Ill-Fated 1911 Concerts

Original program page from the February 26, 1911 performance of the Philharmonic Society of New York at Carnegie Hall, which was to have been conducted by Gustav Mahler. Although Mahler's name is printed at the head, he did not conduct, as he had been taken severely ill. His final concert (conducted with a temperature of 104 degrees) occurred on February 21, and he died on May 18. He was replaced by Spierling in the present concert, which included works by Goldmark and Wagner and Beethoven's "Eroica" Symphony. 4.25 x 7.25 inches (11 x 18.5 cm), some light spotting, a small hole near the top, uneven trimmed edges, else fine.

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52. Mancinelli, Luigi. (1848–1921).
Autograph Musical Quotation Signed from "Ero e Leandro"

Autograph musical quotation signed from the Italian conductor, composer, and cellist. He has penned an autograph musical quotation of two bars from Act I, Scene 6 of his opera Ero e Leandro, with the text: "Ero soave dal volto celeste," boldly signed below and dated New York, 1901. On letterhead of the Hotel Lavarre, New York. Folding creases and one split at the upper left. Overall very good. 5.5 x 8.5 inches (14 x 21.6 cm). Read More...

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53. Markevitch, Igor. (1912–1983) [Lifar, Serge. (1905–1986)].
Concerto Grosso (1930) - Annotated First publisher's proof, inscribed to Serge Lifar

Upright folio.  Lithographed. [PN] B.S.S. 32791. Stamps and pencil inscriptions in the upper-right corner of the first page: first proof November 8, 1930, and second proof November 11, 1930. 52 pp. in three gatherings of 16 pp. (8 bifolia) and one gathering of 4 pp. (1 bifolium), each page 11 × 13.75 inches (28 × 35 cm). Wrapper, stiff paper, 11 × 14 inches closed (28 × 36 cm), inscribed in ink in large letters on front: “Igor Markevitch | Ie Epreuve | du | Concerto Grosso | dedicace | a | Serge Lifar”. Read More...

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54. Menotti, Gian Carlo. (1911–2007).
"The Medium" and "The Telephone" - Signed Souvenir Program

Signed souvenir program for a double billed presentation of The Telephone and The Medium dated to 1947, signed by the composer and additionally signed and inscribed "To dear Paul" by Marie Powers, who played the titular medium.  16 pp., 9 x 11.75 inches (22.9 x 29.8 cm.), wear to cover and spine, surface creases and small edge tears throughout, else fine. Read More...

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55. Milhaud, Darius. (1892-1974).
"Printemps" - Signed and Inscribed to Jean Wiener

Paris: Editions de la Sirène. 1920-21. Printed score of the important French avant-garde composer's six piano works Printemps (op. 25 and op. 66), in two volumes, inscribed by the composer inside both volumes to his friend and colleague, composer, pianist and impresario Jean Wiener. On the first page of the first volume, Milhaud has inscribed to Wiener and dated Paris 1921; inside the second volume, his inscription reads: "À Jean Wiener / en souvenir d'Enclos 1912 / de Gédalge 1913-14 / du Gaya 1921 / son vieil ami / Milhaud." First volume 8 pp. [PN] E.D. 16 L.S.; Second volume 7 pp. [PN] E.D. 55 L.S. Original wrappers heavily toned with significant edge wear, the wrappers to the first volume completely detached. Internally intact, with crisp inscriptions. Overall in good to very good condition. Read More...

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56. Milhaud, Darius. (1892-1974).
"Sept Poemes de Paul Claudel" - INSCRIBED TO JEAN WIENER

Paris: A. Z. Mathot. 1913. First Edition. Printed score of the important French avant-garde composer's early song cycle Sept Poemes de Paul Claudel, extraits de la Connaisance de L'Est (op. 7), signed and inscribed by Milhaud on the title page to his friend and colleague Jean Wiener. Milhaud has inscribed the volume on the title page familiarly to "Jean," signed "Darius" and dated 1913. Upright folio. 58 pp. [PN] Z. 706 M. Originally wrappers heavily worn, with the front cover detached and a large tear to the back cover; internally in fine condition and very good overall. 11 x 14.5 inches (27.2 x 37.5 cm). Read More...

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57. Milhaud, Darius. (1892-1974).
"Sonatine pour Flute et Piano" - INSCRIBED TO JEAN WIENER

Paris: A. Durand & fils éditeurs. 1923. First Edition. Printed score of the important French avant-garde composer's Sonatine for flute and piano (op. 76, composed in 1922), inscribed on the title page to his friend and colleague Jean Wiener. Milhaud has penned: "À Jean Wiener / Souvenir des Concerts Wiener / D." 17 pp. [score]; 6 pp. [fl.]. [PN] D. & F. 10,279. Pages loose, as issued; original wrappers with some toning and wear to the edges, but structurally sound and overall in fine condition. 10.75 x 13.75 inches (27.3 x 35 cm). Read More...

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58. Milhaud, Darius. (1892-1974).
"Trois Caprices de Paganini" - with Autograph Title Page

Musical score of Milhaud's 1926/27 "Trois Caprices de Paganini traités en duos concertants pour violon et piano", including the original autograph manuscript title page followed by photographically reproduced pages of the musical manuscript. Milhaud has penned the title, date, and dedication on a large bifolium of manuscript paper as the title page; internally, 14 pp. of music are reproduced on 4 separate folded sheets of medium weight photograph paper, reinforcing in blue ink the "Trois" of the title and notations of three bars on the following page. Overall toning, large split to the title page's spine fold; otherwise in very good condition. 10.5 x 13.75 inches (27 x 35 cm). Read More...

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Die Zauberflöte. Eine grosse Oper in zwey Aufzügen. Die Musik dazu ist von Herrn Wolfgang Amade Mozart, Kapellmeister, und wirklichen k.k. Kammer Kompositeur. [no place] [no printer] 1795. 8vo. 80 pp. Simple paper over limp boards decorated in brown pulled paste. Worn, staining throughout, stamp of "Haus Landfort" on title, faintly penned name of "J. A. Luyken" to upper left of inner front board.  Read More...

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60. [Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus. (1756 - 1791)] [Don Giovanni] Bishop, Henry. (1787–1856) & Kemble, Charles. (1775–1854).
"To which will be added, 'The Libertine.' With New Scenery, Dresses, and Decorations, and all the original Music by Mozart" - Collection of London Broadsides for "The Libertine" and "Don Giovanni"

Grouping of London performance broadsides ca. 1820–1840 advertising performances of The Libertine and Don Giovanni in London, primarily at Theatre Royal, Covent-Garden.  Four advertise programs including The Libertine, a musical drama "arranged for the English stage" by Henry Bishop and "Founded on the interesting Story of Don Juan - in which will be introduced the celebrated Musick in Mozart's Don Giovanni," while the remaining seven announce performances of Giovanni in London, or, The Libertine Reclaimed, a play with songs adapted from Don Giovanni by William Thomas Moncrieff (1794–1857).  Creases and rough edges, but overall in fine condition for their age.  Seven approximately 8 x 13 inches (20.3 x 33 cm.), three 8.5 x 5.5 inches (14 x 21.6 cm.), one 7.25 x 20 inches (19 x 50.8 cm.).  An intriguing group.  Read More...

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