Summer 2020 Catalogue


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21. Beethoven, Ludwig van. (1770–1827).
Grand Concerto pour le Pianoforte avec Accompagnement de l'Orchestre compose et dedie a Son Altesse Imperiale Roudolphe Archi-Duc d'Autriche etc....[No. 5, in E flat major] . . . Ouev. [sic] 73.

Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel. [1811]. First German edition, first issue. . Upright folio [piano part only]. Disbound. 1f. (title), 3-42 pp. Price: "4 Rthlr." Engraved throughout. [PN] 1613.  Ticket of the Rotterdam publisher L. Plattner overlayed on title printed Breitkopf publisher identification. Tempo of last movement: "Allegro ma non troppo." Small stain along the upper edge throughout, small tears along left edge, occasional markings in (contemporary?) pen and red ink in blank margin, else a very clean copy. First German edition, first issue. Kinsky p. 196; Hoboken 2, 332; Hirsch, IV, 319.  Read More...

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22. Beethoven, Ludwig van. (1770–1827).
Grand concert pour le piano-forte...Oeuvre 15.

Bonn: N. Simrock. [1802]. Upright folio. Disbound. 1f. (title with engraving of wreath, ribbon); verso of title page notice in French and German regarding the three manners of performing the work; 3-27 pp. Price: "10 francs." Engraved throughout. [PN] 187. Left edge rough, first (title) and final leaves separated from the block, else a very clean and crisp copy.  Kinsky p. 35.  Read More...

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23. Beethoven, Ludwig van. (1770–1827).
Grande Sonate Pathetique Pour le Clavecin ou Piano-forte...Oeuvre 13.

Paris: Chez Mlles. Erard. [1801]. First French Edition. Upright folio Disbound. 1f. (title), 1-17 pp. Price: "6." Engraved throughout. [PN] 22.  Ticket of the La Haye publisher F.T. Weigano overlayed on title printed Erard publisher identification. With the publisher's handwritten authentication signature "[C.?] Erard" in ink l.r.. Left edge a little rough, many pages with early paper fill repairs along the inner margin, two pages with tears in margins to just outside the plate, else a very clean and crisp copy.  Kinsky p. 30.  Read More...

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24. Beethoven, Ludwig Van. (1770-1827).
Quatuor pour 2 Violons Alto & Violoncelle Composé & dédié à son ami Johann Wolfmeier... Oeuvre posthume. Oeuv. 135. No. 17 des Quatuors

Berlin: Ad. Mt. Schlesinger... Paris: Maurice Schlesinger: [Sept. 1827]. First edition, second issue. Engraved folio, in parts [engraved throughout]. [PN] 1444. Vl I: 1f. (title), 2-11 pp; Vl II: 9 pp; Va: 9 pp.; Vc: [1] (blank), 2-8 pp. With printed initials "FJ" to lower right corner of title, possibly those of the engraver. All parts in very fine condition with scattered light foxing and toning, housed in custom green cloth clamshell box. Kinsky-Halm p. 410. Hirsch IV, 412. Dorfmüller-Weinhold p. 234. Hoboken 2, 528. Read More...

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25. Beethoven, Ludwig van. (1770–1827).
Rondeau en Sol pour le Piano-Forte [Op. 51, Nr. 2]

Mayence: Charles Zulehner. [ca. 1805]. Upright folio Disbound. 1f. (title), 1-9 pp. Engraved throughout. [PN] 67.  Ticket of the Rotterdam publisher L. Plattner overlayed on title printed Charles Zulehner publisher identification. A few small stains and stamps to title edges, else a very clean and crisp copy.  Kinsky p. 120.  Read More...

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26. Beethoven, Ludwig Van. (1770-1827).
Sonate per il Piano-forte ed un Violino obligato, scritta in uno stile molto concertante, quasi come d’un concerto ... dedicata al suo amico R. Kreuzer. Opera 47.

Bonn: Simrock. [1805]. First edition. Oblong 4to. 35 p. Engraved. [PN] 422. Werkverz. (2014) Bd. 1, p. 260; Kat. Hoboken 2 Nr. 228; Weinhold (in Dorfmüller, „Beiträge“) p. 254f and plate 3a. Lower corner of title repaired with paper, closely trimmed to the top plate mark, overall a very clean copy. Sold together with a facsimile of the first edition violin part (12 p). Read More...

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27. Beethoven, Ludwig van. (1770–1827).
Trio für Piano-Forte, Violin und Violoncello [...] 97tes Werk

Wien: bei S. A. Steiner und Comp.. [1816/1820]. Titelauflage. Trio für Piano-Forte, Violin und Violoncello. Seiner Kaiserl: Hoheit dem durchlauchtigsten Prinzen Rudolph Erzherzog von Oesterreich &. &. &. in tiefer Ehrfurcht gewidmet von Ludwig van Beethoven, 97tes Werk. Score and parts. 50 pp. (score, oblong format); 11 pp. ; 11 pp. (violin and cello parts, upright format). Unbound. [PN] S. et C. 2582. Engraved throughout. Title with armorial vignette; Preis f 5 - C.M./f 12. Ownership signature of Henriette Einert on the title. Some foxing throughout and soiling at the corners, but intact and overall in near fine condition. Score 12.75 x 9.5 inches (32.5 x 24 cm); parts 9.75 x 12.25 inches (24.7 x 31 cm). A rare copy of the titelauflage of this important work, printed from the plates of the first edition. See: Beethoven-Haus Bonn C97/1. Kinsky/Halm, p. 272-273; Dorfmüller, p. 224; Kat. Hoboken, v. 2, no. 413.  Read More...

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28. Beethoven, Ludwig Van. (1770-1827).
33 Veränderungen über einen Walzer für das Piano-Forte componirt und Der Frau Antonia von Brentano gebornen Edlen von Birkenstock hochachtungsvoll zugeeignet...120tes Werk. [DIABELLI VARIATIONS]

Wien: bey A. Diabelli et Comp. Graben No. 1133 ; Leipzig : bey H.A. Probst. [1824]. Oblong folio. disbound.  [i] (title), 4-43, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved throughout. [PN] 1380. On t.p. above imprint: No. 1380.; Eigenthum der Verleger.; Pr. 2f. 45x.C.M; At head of 1st. line of music: Thema von A: Diabelli; At foot of p. 43: Gestochen v: Jos: Sigg.  Tears and repairs to margins of first and final leaves, those two pages also somewhat browned, stamps of E. Hoffmann Musikalienhandlung of Dresden, else a clean and wide-margined copy throughout.  Titelauflage of the Cappi u. Diabelli first edition of 1823 (ie printed from the same plates) but with the edition of a secondary "collection" title page "(Vaterländischer Künstlerverein Veränderungen...") not present here,  the main title of the present copy being an updated version of the title from the first issue (1823), where pp. 2 and 3 were left blank. Kinsky p. 350-51. Dorfmüller p. 345 (copy in Bavarian State Library, Munich). Hoboken 2, 485. Hirsch IV, 387 (with "2. Abtheilung" angebunden). Beethoven-Haus C 120/1 (or Schorn 39?).  Read More...

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29. [Beethoven, Ludwig van. (1770-1827)] Mahler, Gustav. (1860-1911).
Original 1901 Concert Program - Beethoven IX

Large single sheet flyer, January 27, 1901, for a performance by Gustav Mahler conducting the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. The soloists for the historic program were Elize Elizza, Lotte Kusmitsch, Franz Naval and Moritz Frauschner.  Text "O Freunde..." printed on the verso. With a central fold and two approximately 2 inch tears from the left margin, else fine. 9.5 x 12 inches [24 x 30.5 cm].  Read More...

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30. [Beethoven, Ludwig Van. (1770–1827)] Joachim, Joseph. (1831-1907).
Large Signed Portrait featuring the Beethoven Violin Concerto

Impressive original large engraving depicting Joachim seated in a three quarter length pose. Published by Casper of Berlin, 1899, and bearing an engraved musical quotation of the Beethoven Violin Concerto in the lower border. Signed by Joachim in pencil with his name alone to the lower border. 14.5 x 20 inches, mounted to 20 x 26 inches overall. Fine. Read More...

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[Berlin]: 1891. “Quartett-Abende Joachim, de Ahna, Wirth, Hausmann...Januar 1891...Saal Der Sing-Akademie." 8vo sheet, 9 x 6 inches (228 x 152 mm), printed on one side. In fine condition with light horizontal creases and very slightly toned. Read More...

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32. Brahms, Johannes. (1833-1897).
Autograph Letter to Felix Hecht - "The wine and I both arrived here yesterday"

Autograph letter in German, signed “J. Brahms,” one page, 5 September, 1889 [Vienna]. Addressed to his friend, Felix Hecht in Mannheim, humorously thanking him for a gift of wine, announcing a trip to Hamburg which will keep him away from said gift, and sending his "energized" greetings.  Karten-Brief format, in fine condition, addressed and postmarked on the verso, measuring 5 x 6 inches [128 x 155 mm] when open. Verso reinforced with archival tape along the crease, else fine. Sold separated from but together with the original Charles Hamilton Autographs mat presentation with a reproduction colorized portrait surrounded by green velvet. Briefwechsel, Volume 7, p. 226.  Read More...

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33. Brahms, Johannes. (1833–1897) & Speyer, Edward. (1839–1934).
Announcement of the 1811 Napoleon Festival in Erfurt - SIGNED

A rare document in the history of classical music: the surviving 1811 program of the Napoleon Festival in Erfurt, formerly owned and treasured by Johannes Brahms, and presented by the composer to his friend Edward Speyer on October 3, 1895. The program bears Brahms' inscription and signature in ink along the full height of the left margin: "Herrn Edward Speyer zur frdl. Erinnerung an Meiningen 1895 (auch ein Musik- und ein Napoleon-fest! | Johannes Brahms." (To Mr. Edward Speyer, in friendly remembrance of Meiningen 1895—itself a music and Napoleon festival! Johannes Brahms.) The program gives the full concert program on page one, followed by three pages providing the details of the performers, including directors, instrumental soloists and orchestra players, soloist singers and chorus members. Paper, watermark "B", 4 pages, single bifolium, 8.75 x 14.25 inches (22.5 x 36.5 cm) folded. Foxed and stains, creasing with small tears at edges, but autograph very bright and clear and otherwise in fine condition. We have not traced any other examples of this program appearing in the trade or in any library holdings. The present copy, enhanced by the extraordinary inscription, is a great rarity indeed.  Read More...

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34. Brahms, Johannes. (1833–1897).
Original Albumen Photograph

Albumen portrait photograph of the composer, an original period print of the famous image by C. Brasch, ca. 1889, likely printed by the photographer's studio, though uncredited and unmounted to their stamped mount as typically encountered. Verso with later stamps and file stickers from Culver photograph service, pencil inscriptions, two corners worn, else fine condition. 4 x 5.5 inches (10 x 14 cm).

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35. Brahms, Johannes. (1833-1897).
Brahms' Death Announcement, a Ticket to his Funeral and Original Program from a Concert in his Memory

Three rare documents related to the composer's death, including a printed document announcing the death of Brahms on April 3, 1897, published by the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Vienna, together with an original ticket to Brahms' funeral and a program from the Berlin Philharmonic's performance in Vienna two days after Brahms' death, which was quickly transformed into a memorial occasion.  Read More...

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36. [Brahms, Johannes. (1833–1897)] & Schütte, Agathe. (1835–1909) & Speyer, Edward. (1839–1934).
Portrait, Correspondence, and Death-notice of Agathe Schütte (née von Siebold)

An intriguing collection of rare materials relating to Agathe von Siebold. The daughter of a professor in Göttingen, Agathe was a gifted young singer who entered into a romantic relationship with Brahms in autumn 1858, inspiring the 14 songs and duets by Brahms in that period, as well as the melodic motifs on her name of Opp. 36 and 44 no. 10: A-G-A-B-E (A-G-A-H-E in German notation). When Johannes broke off their brief love affair, Agathe destroyed their letters and gave away his music manuscripts. In 1868 she married a physician, Carl Schütte. Including in the present grouping are the following: Read More...

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37. Britten, Benjamin. (1913-76).
Autograph Musical Quotation Signed

A playful AMQS from the influential English composer. On Red House, Aldeburgh "With the compliments of Benjamin Britten" page, 12.5 x 8.5 cm, the composer has penned an unusual quote of the note B with two clefs, making it possible to be read the same way when viewed upside down. Apparently, the composer was making a palindromic musical reference to the B's of his name!  Framed to 24" x 12" with 2 reproduced portraits. In apparently fine condition, not examined out of frame.

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38. Cage, John. (1912–1992).
"Amores" - Signed Score

New York: C.F. Peters . 1960. Signed and inscribed printed small 8vo edition of the sheet music for Cage's 1943 piano and percussion trio work Amores, inscribed "For Reverend & Mrs. Britton with best wishes/ John Cage/ & congratulations on 50th Anniversary, Nov. '79."  16 pp. Signed musical scores from John Cage are surprisingly uncommon and this is the first such example we have offered.  14 x 19 cm. Read More...

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39. Cage, John. (1912-1992).
"Silence. Lectures and Writings" - SIGNED

Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press. 1979. Fourth printing. "There is no such thing as an empty space or an empty time. There is always something to see, something to hear. In fact, try as we may to make a silence, we cannot.”  Softcover, 7 x 8.25, 276 pp. Signed and inscribed by the innovative American composer on the half title in blue ballpoint, "For Rina Boorin, and pleasure to be with you, John Cage." In very good to fine condition, with staining and soiling to the covers, and a small edge tear to the signed page. An excellent copy of one of the most important books in 20th century music. Read More...

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40. Chabrier, Emmanuel. (1841–1894) [Chevillard, Camille. (1859 - 1923)].
"España" - Inscribed to Camille Chevillard

Paris: Enoch Frères & Costallat, 27, boulevard des Italiens.. [1896]. Espana. Rapsodie pour Orchestre...Transcription pour 2 Pianos par L'Auteur. Upright folio. Self-printed wrappers, 15 pp. Bound with thread in one gathering, 10.75 x 13.75 inches (27 x 35 cm).   Inscribed and signed on the title page to the French composer and conductor who conducted the Orchestre Lamoureux in the premieres of Claude Debussy's Nocturnes (1900 and 1901) and La mer (1905) and was the son-in-law of the composition's dedicatee: "À Cam[ille] Chevillard / Emmanuel / Chabrier."  Scattered foxing, overall fine. A rare signed score from the French Romantic composer and pianist.  Read More...

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