Fall 2020 Catalogue


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Original watercolor and collage by the French painter and designer, incorporating visual motifs inspired by the body of a string instrument and the name "Bach" as collage element in the upper left. The artist's signature stamp in the lower right. Fine.  10.83 x 14.37 inches (27.5 x 36.5 cm).

A successful painter and designer, Albert Huyot was one of the many prominent students taught by Gustave Moreau (1826–1898).


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Original program from a March 20, 1894 performance at St.Michaelis Kirche in Hamburg, featuring the famous contralto under the direction of Prof. Julius von Bernruth, with organist Carl Armbrust and the orchestra lead by violinist Henry Schradieck.  16 pp., includes full text.  Spotting throughout, crease in lower right corner, final two pages with large tears and significant losses (nearly entirely lacking). Read More...

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Opera
Classical Music

3. Bartok, Bela. (1881-1945) [Kodály, Zoltán. (1882-1967)].
Magyar Népdalok énekhangra és zongorára (Hungarian Folksongs for voice and piano) - SIGNED BY BARTÓK

Budapest: Rozsnyai Károly. [1906]. First edition of the Hungarian Folksongs for voice and piano, a collection to which the two great Hungarian composers each contributed ten songs, signed by Bartók on the title page. [PN] B. K. 4to. Softcover, 26 pp. Spine reinforced with fabric tape; wear and soiling to the covers with some small losses at the edges; staple binding partially detached; signature crisp and overall in good condition. 9 x 12 inches (23.5 x 30.5 cm). Read More...

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4. [Beethoven, Ludwig van. (1770-1827)].
Einladung zu Ludwig van Beethoven’s Leichenbegängniss. ORIGINAL INVITATION TO BEETHOVEN'S FUNERAL

Single sheet black-bordered invitation to Beethoven's funeral, the text composed by Beethoven's life-long friend Stephan von Breuning. Vienna, March 29, 1827. Printed on heavy paper, cut by hand, measuring 19.2 x 13.1 cm. "...Man versammelt sich in der Wohnung des Verstorbenen im Schwarzspanier-Hause Nr. 200, am Glacis vor dem Schottenthore. / Der Zug begibt sich von da nach der Dreyfaltigkeits-Kirche / bey den P. P. Minoriten in der Alsergasse. Die musikalische Welt erlitt den unersetzlichen Verlust des berühmten Tondichters am 26. März 1827 Abends gegen 6 Uhr. / Beethoven starb an den Folgen der Wassersucht, im 56. Jahre seines Alters, nach empfangenen heil. Sacramenten ...“ Read More...

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Striking large bronze bust of the great composer with a stern expression, as sculpted by the masterful French artist who was winner of the Grand prix de Rome for sculpture in 1912.  Fine condition, 13.75 inches tall (35 cm.). Read More...

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Art/Sculpture

6. [Beethoven, Ludwig van. (1770-1827)] Joachim, Joseph. (1831–1907).
Group of Signed Letters about the 1905 and 1907 Kammermusikfesten at the Beethovenhaus Bonn

Three letters from the great violinist, the texts in a secretarial hand, each hand-signed by Joachim himself, together with one incomplete letter in a secretarial hand. Dated from 1905 to 1906 and written to German conductor, violinist, and composer Hugo Grüters, the letters concern details of the organization of the 1905 and 1907 chamber music festivals held at the Beethoven-Haus in Bonn. Some light toning and folding creases, but overall in fine condition. 4.5 x 7 to 5.5 x 8.5 inches, on Joachim's Berlin letterhead. Complete translations below. Read More...

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Signed doubleweight photograph of the most important orchestrator in Broadway history, who has inscribed "with lots of good wishes to George Gaber/ Robert Russell Bennett."  Slight rippling to left edge, else fine.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.). Read More...

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Theater

8. 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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9. Cage, John. (1912–1992).
"Variations I" - Graphic Autograph Musical Quotation

Autograph musical quotation signed from the influential American composer's Variations I, taking the form of five overlapping straight lines and one dot. Cage has identified the piece and signed at the foot. Penned in blue ballpoint on an index card, 5 x 3 inches (12.7 x 7.6 cm). Identified in pencil on the verso in another hand. Fine.

The composer described his Variations as "a highly indeterminate piece" where "the straight lines are the various parameters of sound and the points are sounds."


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AMQS
Classical Music

10. Carter, Elliott. (1908–2012).
Signed Photograph

Uncommon early signed Pach Bros. of NY photograph of the great American composer, who has inscribed "To George/ your friend/ Elliott" in blue ink.  Identified by the recipient "Elliot [sic.] Carter," to lower margin and "Elliott Carter/ 1945" on verso.  Fine.  5 x 7 inches (12.7 x 17.8 cm.). Read More...

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Signed Photograph

11. [Cleveland Orchestra] [Mrs. Frederic Stuart Miller] Johnson, James. D. (d.1933 ).
"Elyria Two-Step BY Mrs. Frederic Stuart Miller, As Played with Great Success by Johnston's Orchestra"

Cleveland: James D. Johnston. 1897. Upright folio, 3 pp., composed by "Mrs. Frederic Stuart Miller, as Played with Great Success by Johnston's Orchestra."  Seller stamp for "H Kleber & Bro./ Pianos & Organs/ Pittsburgh, Pa" to cover.  Wear to edges, heavy wear to corners, light toning, else fine.  11 x 14 inches (27.9 x 35.6 cm.). Read More...

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12. Copland, Aaron. (1900–1990) [Diamond, David. (1915–2005)].
Autograph Letter Signed to David Diamond

Autograph letter signed from the important American composer to the sister of composer David Diamond, Sabina Diamond Cohen (1901-1991). June 15, 1954; 1 p. Copland writes: "Dear Sabina: This is sent to you on David's instructions. When I saw him in Florence 6 weeks ago he was in fine shape. Friendly greetings, Aaron." Tape remnants to the corners; otherwise fine. 5 x 7.75 inches (12.5 x 20 cm). Read More...

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Autograph Letter
Four original envelopes addressed to American composer David Diamond from Aaron Copland. Included are one envelope addressed in Copland's hand (6.5 x 3.5 inches; postmarked November 25, 1960) and three typed envelopes of varying sizes (two postmarked December 7, 1960, August 21, 1963, and one with postmark illegible.) Very good to fine overall. Read More...

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Autograph Document

14. Cui, César. (1835–1918).
Dix-Huit Miniatures pour Piano. Cahier III, Op. 39.

Berlin [Petrograd/Moscou]: Adolph Fürstner [W. Bessel & Co.]. [1922]. Upright folio. Lithographed. [PN] 2213*–2218*.  Title, 2-15 pp. Original green wrappers, publisher's stamp and notations lower right.  Some wear to corners and edges, small splits to upper and lower spine, else fine.  10.75 x 13.5 (27.3 x 34.2 cm.). Read More...

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15. Cui, César. (1835–1918).
Scherzando Giocoso pour Piano. Op. 29 (No. 2)

Paris: Alphonse Leduc. [1891]. Upright folio. Lithographed [PN] 7811.  Title, 1-11 pp. Water damage to upper right corner, mild toning throughout, heavy toning to back cover, cover is partially split along spine, else fine.  10.75 x 13.5 (27.3 x 34.2 cm.). Read More...

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16. Cui, César. (1835-1918) & Richepin, Jean. (1849–1926) [Tarquini D'Or, Mathilde. (1863 - 1945)].
"Le Filibustier Comédie Lyrique en Trois Actes Poème e Jean Richepin... Théatre National de l'Opéra-Comique... Partition Chant et Piano" - PRESENTATION COPY WITH AMQS TO TARQUINI d'OR

Paris: Heugel & Cie.. 1893. Piano-vocal score signed in black ink by both the librettist and the composer, who has added a two-measure autograph musical quotation marked "Moderato"  ("Oui, oui, c'est noir là-bas") and inscribed to the mezzo soprano who created the role of Marie-Anne: "À Madame Tarquini d'Or/ souvenir affectueux et reconnaisant de César Cui."  Read More...

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17. Dukas, Paul. (1865-1935).
Signed Card with Photograph

Signed card from the French composer, critic, scholar and teacher, inscribed "à monsieur Roger Derby/ avec les compliments de Paul Dukas/ Nov. 1932," along with a half-tone photograph clipped from an unidentified publication and the original mailing envelope.  Fine.  Card measures 3.25 x 2.25 inch (8.2 x 5.7 cm.).

Paul Dukas remains best known for his "L'apprenti sorcier "(The Sorcerer's Apprentice) and his opera "Ariane et Barbe-bleue".


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18. Elgar, Edward. (1857–1934).
Typed Letter Signed

TLS from the important English composer to a Mr. Marson regarding an expected and erroneous announcement.  1 pp., Dec. 11, 1902, on stationary for "Birchwood Lodge, Near Malvern", marked Private.: "Dear Mr. Marson,/ I believe you will receive an official communication from the Society regarding the paragraph which has appeared lately concerning the conductorship./ The statements made were without authority, and, I believe, inaccurate; our ideas regarding the date of the concert did not quite coincide,--and as the society is a private one, I do not see why the matter need have been referred to at all. Yours very truly, [Signature]."  Vertical and horizontal crease, else fine.  On 8 x 10 sheet folded in half to 4 x 5 inches (10.2 x 12.7 cm.). Read More...

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TLS
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19. Elgar, Edward. (1857–1934).
Autograph Signature on Calendar Birthdate Clipping with Postcard Photograph

Autograph signature from the important English composer, who has signed boldly on a small sheet trimmed from an album with his birthday, June 2, printed at the head. Together with a vintage postcard photograph of the composer. Toning, with some wear to the edges; postcard lightly warped; overall very good. Signature 5 x 1.5 inches (12.8 x 4.2 cm); postcard 3.25 x 5.25 inches (8.5 x 13.5 cm).

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Original manuscript partbook, containing bass parts to 38 verse anthems and pieces of church music by some of the most important English composers of the seventeenth century -  including Thomas Wilkinson, Orlando Gibbons, Henry Lawes, Pelham Humfrey, Michael Wise, William Child, John Blow, and Henry Aldrich - as well as by a remarkable assortment of rarely attested composers including John Hutchinson (son of organist Richard Hutchinson, and organist of York Minster); Thomas Mudd (organist of Peterborough and Exeter cathedrals and of York Minster); William Tucker (Gentleman of the Chapel Royal); George Loosemore (organist of Jesus College and of Trinity College, Cambridge); Benjamin Rogers (organist at Eton and Magdalen College, Oxford); Thomas Tudway (Professor of Music at Cambridge); John Badger; and William Ottis (alias Otty or Ottey). Stamped or inscribed on the covers with "BASSUS CANTORIS" (the bass of the cantor's side, rather than the dean's side, of the choir in the English cathedral tradition), this book was in active use at an English cathedral.  Read More...

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