Summer 2020 Catalogue


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81. [Instrumentalists] Bull, Ole. (1810-1880).
Engraved Portrait

Original portrait engraving of the Norwegian violinist and composer, who made many tours of the United States and married the daughter of a Wisconsin senator later in his life. Drawn and printed by Charles H. Crosby & co. and published as a supplement to "The Folio." Light overall toning; one archival tape repair on the verso; two slight chips; overall in fine condition. 8.5 x 11.5 inches (21.8 x 29.2 cm).

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Signed program from a Boston University Celebrity Series concert by the pianist and violinist, dated Sunday Afternoon, November 27, 1966.  The program included Bach's Sonata in A major, Beethoven's "Kreutzer" Sonata, Debussy's Sonata in G minor, and Fauré's Sonata in A major. 6 x 9 inches (15.25 x 23 cm.). In very fine condition.

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83. [Instrumentalists] Francescatti, Zino. (1902 - 1991).
Signed Photograph

Doubleweight 8 x 10 inch photograph the marvelous French fiddler, boldly signed and inscribed in blue ink in 1946.  Creasing along left side and lower left, else fine.

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84. [Instrumentalists] Frantz, Dalies. (1908 – 1965).
Signed Photograph

A DeBellis Studios doubleweight photograph signed by the dashing American pianist who has inscribed "To Mrs. Gillespie/ with my best wishes/ Dalies Frantz." 4 x 5 inches (10 x 12.5 cm). Together with the original envelope, addressed in Frantz's hand, postmarked Sanatorium, Tex., Apr 6, 4 pm, 1946. 6.5 x 4.75 inches (16 x 12 cm). Light wear around the edges, otherwise fine condition. Read More...

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85. [Instrumentalists] Ganz, Leopold. (1806-1869).
Engraved Portrait

Engraved portrait of the German violinist, younger brother of the composer and violinist Adolf Ganz and the cellist Moritz Ganz. Engraved by Leschke after a drawing by Stein and printed at the Königliche Litographische Institut, Berlin. Overall foxing; otherwise in very good condition. 9.5 x 11 inches (24 x 28 cm), tipped to a mount measuring 11.5 x 15 inches (29 x 38 cm).

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86. [Instrumentalists] Gilels, Emil. (1916–1985).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the spectacular Soviet pianist, who is shown in a portrait by Lipnitzki and has signed in black ink at the foot. Stamped on the verso by presenter Sol Hurok. Very fine. 8 x 10 inches (20.1 x 25.9 cm).

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87. [Instrumentalists] Gorodnitzki, Sascha. (1904–1986).
Signed Photograph

Signed Bruno of Hollywood N.Y.C. photograph of the American pianist and teacher of Ukrainian birth. He is shown leaning against the piano and has signed and inscribed at the upper left "To Robert Gillespie, with best wishes, Sascha Gorodnitzki,/ Nov. 1, 1945." 8 x 10 inches (20.5 x 25.5 cm). Some light wear on the right side of the photo, overall fine. Read More...

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88. [Instrumentalists] Grumiaux, Arthur. (1921-1986).
Signed Photograph

Signed Photograph on the front cover of an LP recording from the masterful Belgian violinist, who here performs pieces by Haydn, Mozart, and Schubert with the New Philharmonia Orchestra and conductor Raymond Leppard. The record is included, featuring Haydn's Violin Concerto No. 2; Mozart's Adagio in E major and Rondo in C major; and Schubert's Rondo in A major. Red & white label PHILIPS - 802 848 LY. Upper right corner of cover filled in with red ink, otherwise in fine condition. Signed photographs of the violinist are astonishingly and inexplicably uncommon!

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89. [Instrumentalists] Guarneri String Quartet. (1964–2009).
Collection of Promotional Photographs and Grammy Nomination Certificates

A small collection of photographs and ephemera from the celebrated American string quartet, noted for its longevity and bold, dramatic interpretations of the quartet literature. The collection includes four original promotional photographs of the complete quartet, ca. 1970's, one photograph of three members of the quartet studying a score around the piano, four portraits and two performance photographs of cellist David Soyer, a two-sided promotional poster celebrating the quartet's thirtieth anniversary, and two original 1982 and 1988 nomination certificates from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Particularly striking is a large 11 x 14 portrait photograph of Soyer as a younger man playing the cello. Photographs 6 x 10 to 11 x 14 inches and overall in very fine condition. Read More...

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90. [Instrumentalists] [Guitar] Zadkine, Ossip. (1890–1967).
The Guitarist

Signed "O.Zadkine" in pencil l.r., numbered "115/150" in pencil l.l. Lithograph on wove paper, image size 21.5 x 13.5 inches, unmatted, unframed. Full sheet with deckled edges, pale scattered soiling/foxing, minor nicks and staining to edges, gentle handling creases. Overall fine. Read More...

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Art
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91. [Instrumentalists] Horowitz, Vladimir. (1903–1989).
Large Signed RCA Portrait

Oversized color RCA Victor promotional image of the beloved musician in a tuxedo at the piano. Signed "V. Horowitz" in blue ballpoint pen. 10 x 12.5 inches (25 x 32 cm.), minimal wear, creases to borders and two small tears along right edge, else fine.

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92. [Instrumentalists] Kapell, William. (1922-1953).
Signed Concert Program

Concert program from the brilliant young American pianist's 1948 performance at the Alumni Memorial Auditorium in Knoxville, TN, inscribed in pencil: "Best regards from William Kapell." 6 x 23 in. (15 x 22.7 cm.) Central vertical crease, encore written in pencil at the bottom of program listing, else fine. Together with a promotional bust portrait photograph (light creases and three notches on the right side, else fine; 8 x 10 inches (21.5 x 25.8 cm)) and with a clipping of local music critic Malcolm Miller's review of the concert for The Knoxville Journal, measuring approximately 4 x 4.75 inches (10.5 x 12 cm). His review was positive, and Mr. Miller has also signed the program.  Read More...

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93. [Instrumentalists] Kreisler, Fritz. (1875–1962).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the important violinist, shown with bow raised and violin cradled between head and shoulder, inscribed "To Robert Gillespie/ Fritz Kreisler." Three moderate creases, some wear on the corners, mounting remnants on verso; overall fine. 8 x 10 inches (20.5 x 25.3 cm).

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94. [Instrumentalists] Kuhe, Wilhelm. (1823–1912).
Autograph Letter with Portrait Print

Autograph letter from the German pianist, pedagogue and composer to a former student, with a portrait of Kuhe mounted inside the folded sheet. December 15, [n.y.]. Kuhe writes: "It is always a great pleasure to feel one is not forgotten by one's old pupils. [...] I still can play the piano and pass many hours at my beloved instrument. Of course I remember very well the school you were at, and remember you also by your maiden name." He signs, "W. Kuhe." 2 pp. of a bifolium, with a small clipped portrait mounted on the facing internal page. Toning to the portrait; otherwise fine overall. 4.5 x 6 inches (11.3 x 15.5 cm).

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95. [Instrumentalists] Levant, Oscar. (1904 - 1972).
Signed Photograph

Scarce signed photograph of the great American bon vivant, actor and pianist, shown here at the keyboard and signed with his name alone in blue ink. Some light fading in the lower right hand corner, three small nicks on the left edge, mounting remnants on verso, else fine. 8 x 10 inches (20.5 x 25.8 cm). 

A student of Schoenberg, Oscar Levant was a close friend and important promoter of George Gershwin and played the role of himself in the Gershwin biopic "Rhapsody in Blue." 


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96. [Instrumentalists] Magaloff, Nikita. (1912–1992).
Commemorative Plaque from the 1986 Festival Pianistico Internazionale

Commemorative plaque awarded to the important Georgian-Russian pianist Nikita Magaloff at the 23rd Fesitval Pianistico Internazionale in Brescia, May 1986. Square plate-shaped plaque in black and gold with decorative leaves to the border, engraved with Magaloff's name and the occasion and date. Several light scratches; mounting remnants on verso; overall very good. 12.5 x 8.5 inches (33 x 22 cm). Read More...

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97. [Instrumentalists] [Marching Band].
Signed Photograph

Undated photograph of a marching band from Saint Paul, signed by every member, dressed in their full uniforms. A charming detail: the two signatures in the lower left hand corner, of Patty C. and Patty S., one right on top of the other. 8 x 10 inches (21.5 x 25.8 cm). Light wear on edges, otherwise fine.

Marching bands grew in popularity in the United States after World War I. The form is still thriving, with national and international competitions at a collegiate level.


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98. [Instrumentalists] Marsick, Martin Pierre. (1847–1924) [Melchissédec, Léon. (1843–1925)].
Collection of Autograph Letters to his Manager

An interesting collection of autograph letters from the great Belgian violin virtuoso to the impresario and musical manager Jérôme Alliod. Dating from 1880 to 1884, the ten letters deal mainly with Marsick's engagements in France, Germany, Switzerland, and elsewhere in Europe, some mentioning details of programming and others referencing the performer's fees and reviews. Included are letters dated Jul. [5?], 1880 (4 pp.); Jul. 18, 1880 (3 pp.); Jul. 24, 1880 (4 pp.); Sep. 17, 1881 (2 pp.); Sep. 27, 1881 (2 pp.); Sep. 29, 1881 (3 pp.); Dec. 30, 1881 (3 pp.); Aug. 5, 1884 (2 pp.); Aug. 21, 1884 (3 pp.); and Sep. 5, 1884 (2 pp.) Together with three further letters from Marsick to other correspondents: one to a critic concerning a review (Mar. 26, 1879, 2 pp.); one to the baritone Léon Melchissédec ("mon cher Milchi"), regarding a young singer who would like to study with him (n.d., [1908], 3 pp.); and one to a Madame Privat concerning a missed invitation (n.d., 2 pp. with original envelope.) Light toning, some letters with partial splits at the fold, but overall in fine condition. Read More...

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Autograph Letter
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99. [Instrumentalists] [Mitropoulos, Dimitri. (1896-1960)] Piastro, Mishel. (1891-1970).
Ostinata in 3 Movements - Copy and Annotations by Mishel Piastro

Facsimile autograph copy of the important early Greek modernist composer's early twelve-tone duo for violin and piano, Ostinata in 3 Movements (1927), as copied and annotated by the violinist Mishel Piastro. Apparently photocopied from an autograph copy used in performance, this copy contains photocopied annotations as well as later autograph annotations in pencil. Markings include piano fingerings, slurs, note names, circled and "x"d spots, tempo markings, added note stems and bars (p. 34), and caesuras. 39 pp. Hole-punched and bound with metal rings, the holes reinforced with tape. Light overall toning; overall in fine condition. 9.5 x 12.5 inches (24 x 32 cm). Read More...

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A set of six signed photographs showing various U.S. Army and Navy bands. All 8 x 10 inches (21.5 x 25.8 cm), as follows: Read More...

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