Summer 2020 Catalogue


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101. [Instrumentalists] [Organ] Heitmann, Fritz. (1891–1953).
Autograph Note Signed, Left on the Organ Console!

Autograph note signed from the important German organist: "Please, don't change the combinations! Fritz Heitmann." Together with a collector's note indicating that the note was left on the organ console at the University of Texas before his recital there on November 14, 1952. Written in pencil on a scrap torn from a Westminster Choir College program. Fine. 6 x 2.25 inches (15 x 5.8 cm).

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102. [Instrumentalists] Philipp, Isidor. (1863–1958).
Exercises de moyenne force - Autograph Musical Manuscript

Enseignements de Piano / À Monsieur A. Ruthardt / Professeur au Conservatoire de Leipzig / I. Philipp / Exercises de moyenne force / Indépendence - Cinq doigts - Gammes et arpèges - Doubles nots - Octaves.  Autograph musical manuscript to a volume of piano etudes by the French pianist, composer and pedagogue, as submitted for publication to Heugel and published in 1910 (PN H & Cie 24,885). Score boldly penned in black ink with fingerings throughout; foreword, notes preceding each etude, corrections, and changes in finer ink in Philipp's hand; further engraver's notes in pencil throughout. 79 pp. Sheets loose, single-sided; enclosed in a larger sheet of manuscript paper. serving as title-page. Heavy wear, soiling and toning to the wrapper, which has split along the spine with small tears. Some light internal soiling and toning but crisp; overall in very good condition. 11 x 14 inches (28 x 36 cm).  Read More...

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103. [Instrumentalists] Rose, Leonard. (1918–1984) & Iogha, Francis..
Signed Program

Signed program from the important cellist, who performed on the Community Concert Association series in 1954–1955 with pianist Francis Iogha. Both Rose and Iogha have signed in pencil at the head of the program. 4 pp. Toning, folding crease, and losses to back page, very good. 6.25 x 9.5 inches (15.9 x 24 cm).

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104. [Instrumentalists] Schneider, Alexander. (1908–1993).
Original Photograph

Original photograph of the eminent Lithuanian-American violinist, second violin with the Budapest String Quartet from 1932 to 1944 and from 1955 to 1967. He is shown smiling as an older man ca. 1960's, holding his instrument and bow in one hand. In very fine condition. 6.75 x 10 inches (17 x 25.4 cm). Read More...

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105. [Instrumentalists] Starker, Janos. (1924–2013).
Autograph Letter Signed

Autograph letter signed from the great cellist, to cellist Douglas Moore. N.d., 1 p., with hand-addressed envelope postmarked June 19, 1982. Starker writes: "Dear Doug! Just a line as I am home for one day only. We will be in Banff from the first of Aug. Contact me there. I am sure we will find a cello for you. Best until then, Starker." Very fine. 4.75 x 8 inches (12.2 x 20.3 cm).

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106. [Instrumentalists] [Violin] [Horace.].
Amphion and his Lyre - Original 1655 Engraving

Original engraving showing Amphion, the son of Zeus and the nymph Antiope, playing his lyre (which looks very much like a violin here!), his music causing stones to magically construct the citadel of Thebes. The caption below the image quotes Horace's Ars Poetica (translated from the Latin): "It’s said too that Amphion, who built Thebes’ citadel, / Moved stones at the sound of his lyre, and set them / Where he wished." Extracted from the volume "Tableaux du Temple des Muses tirez du Cabinet de Feu Mr. Favereau," edited by Michel de Marolles (1600–1681), published by Nicolas L'Anglois, Paris, 1655.  Some foxing and light edge wear; overall in very good condition. 5.5 x 7.75 inches (14.3 x 19.8 cm). Read More...

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107. [Instrumentalists] [Violin].
Luthier Sign, early 20th century

An early 20th century painted metal violin with wooden pegs, with iron hanging bracket. L. 60 cm.  In attractive worn condition, with expected peelings, dents etc. from age and presumably outdoor use, the bridge missing (if indeed there had ever been one).

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Ephemera

108. [Instrumentalists] Von Praun, Sigismund Freiherr. (1811-1830).
Engraved Portrait

Engraved portrait of the Hungarian violinist, a child prodigy who was said to have mastered the instrument at the age of three, but died before he reached twenty. After a drawing by Heinrich Oedendahl, engraved and printed at the O. Schulgen-Bettendorff'schen Kupferdruckerei, Bonn, ca. 1830. Heavy foxing, but otherwise in very good condition. 9.5 x 12 inches (24 x 30.4 cm), tipped to a light green mount, 11 x 13.5 inches (28 x 34 cm).

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109. [Conductors] Bernstein, Leonard. (1918–1990).
Leonard Bernstein Book The Joy of Music - SIGNED

New York: Simon and Schuster. 1959. Fourth Printing. Signed copy of the first published book by the great American composer and conductor. Bernstein has signed and inscribed ("For Paul / Leonard Bernstein / Best wishes") the title page to Paul McMahon. 305 pp. Hardcover; dust jacket with wear and tears at corners; overall in fine condition. 6.5 x 9.5 inches (16 x 24.5 cm). Read More...

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110. [Conductors] Bernstein, Leonard. (1918–1990) [Briggs, John. ].
"Leonard Bernstein: The Man, His Work, and His World" - SIGNED

Cleveland: The World Publishing Company. 1961. First Edition . Signed copy of the John Briggs biography of the great American composer and conductor. Bernstein has signed and inscribed ("Best wishes / to Paul / Leonard Bernstein") on the front flyleaf to Paul McMahon. 276 pp. Hardcover; dust jacket with some tearing at edges and spine; overall in fine condition. 5.75 x 8.75 inches (15 x 22 cm). Read More...

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111. [Conductors] [Conductor] [Magaloff, Nikita. (1912–1992)].
Original Photograph

Original photograph of an unidentified conductor, ca. 1960's, from the collection of pianist Nikita Magaloff. Stamped on the verso by photographer T. A. Woog of Lutry, Switzerland. Fine. 7 x 5 inches (17.8 x 12.6 cm). Read More...

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An extraordinary and very interesting collection of 10 original signed hand tracing outlines from some of the most important orchestral conductors of the twentieth century. Each hand outline is traced in pencil and signed, each on a separate sheet titled Forget-Me-Not, some dated. The conductors represented are: Herbert von Karajan (n.d.), Heinz Tiessen (January 3, 1957), Clemens Krauss (March 4, 1949), Eugen Jochum (December 15, 1938), Hidemaro Konoye (signed in pen with an inscription giving best wishes on the collector's 50th birthday and dated November 22, 1938), Victor de Sabata (n.d.), Carl Schuricht (January 12, 1939), Ernest Ansermet (March 1957), Paul Paray (January 11, 1939), and Hans von Benda (January 25, 1948). A very unique collection, not least as it sheds light on the relative hand size of each of these greats (Ansermet is the only left-hander among them.) Some light overall toning and left edges rough; overall in fine condition. Each 7.5 x 10 inches (19 x 25.7 cm).

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113. [Conductors] Golschmann, Vladimir. (1893-1972).
Signed Photograph

Black and white publicity photograph depicting the French-born conductor. 8 x 10 inches (21.5 x 25.4 cm). Low contrast to signature, some mild wear in the upper corners, and two small notches to right margin, else fine.

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114. [Conductors] Golschmann, Vladimir. (1893-1972).
Signed Photograph to José Echániz

7 x 9 inch Halsman photograph of the French-born conductor, signed and inscribed in 1950 to the pianist José Echániz. A few scrapes and nicks, otherwise in good condition. Read More...

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115. [Conductors] Jules, Mervin. (1912–1994).
"The Conductor" (Richard Strauss?) - Original Woodcut Print

Striking original woodcut in colors of a conductor and his violin section, in the midst of a performance. The conductor depicted is to our view almost certainly Richard Strauss. Text in pencil at the foot: "Conductor / Proof / Jules." Sight size 17.75 x 8 inches, nicely framed to an overall size of 23 x 13.5 inches. Fine. Read More...

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116. [Conductors] Mitropoulos, Dimitri. (1896 - 1960).
Signed Photograph

Signed Susan Hoeller of New York photograph of the American conductor, pianist and composer of Greek birth, shown in a contemplative pose seated beside an open score. Inscribed to Rev. and Mrs. Robert Gillespie, and signed "Very gratefully, D. Mitropoulos / 1944." 8 x 10 inches. A few very light surface creases, some nicks along the right margin, overall a fine example. Read More...

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117. [Conductors] Rodzinski, Artur. (1892-1958).
Signed Photograph "with heartiest greetings from your friend in Christ"

Signed doubleweight publicity photograph of the eminent conductor, his head leaning against his left hand, inscribed "To Rev. & Mrs. Robert Gillespie/ with heartiest greetings from your friend in Christ/ Artur Rodzinski/ 1943". Light creasing in the upper- and lower-right hand corners, a bit of wear along the edges and light silvering at the bottom of the image, overall in fine condition. Read More...

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118. [Opera] Björling, Jussi. (1911-1960) & Ebert, Harry. (1897-1986).
Original Candid Photograph of the Tenor with His Accompanist, ca 1935

An original photograph capturing the young tenor and Harry Ebert, his long-time accompanist, in their tuxedos. Undated, probably ca. 1935. Printed on 5 x 3.5 inch (12.7 x 8.9 cm) Velox paper. Upper edge a bit rough, else in very fine condition.

The prominent Swedish pianist Harry Ebert is best remembered for his 25-year musical relationship with Björling, with whom he made many recordings and toured the United States.


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Printed program outlining the schedule of the twelfth annual Minister's Week at Candler School of Theology at Emory University, January 21-25, 1946, signed by Jussi Björling and Dorothy Kirsten on the front cover. A few of the Special Music events listed inside have been annotated in an unknown hand, adding that Monday, January 21 at 7:30 P.M. featured a "soprano soloist," Tuesday a choir from the First Baptist Church, and Wednesday a "Pianist + Tenor soloist." 4pp. Lower edge a little rough, light toning around the edges and aforementioned notations within, else fine. 

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120. [Opera] Björling, Jussi. (1911-1960).
Signed Photograph

Signed bust portrait publicity photograph of the great Swedish tenor, regarded by many as the greatest tenor in history. Signed with his name alone with the year 1946. 8 x 10 inches. A few very light surface creases, overall a fine example.

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