Fall 2020 Catalogue


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21. Foss, Lukas. (1922–2009).
Signed Photograph "with thanks for all the perfect high g's + A's"

Uncommon early signed photograph of the composer, pianist and conductor, who has inscribed "To George Gaber, with thanks for all the perfect high g's + A's./ Lukas Foss/ August 8 1958" in light blue ink.  Several pronounced surface creases, else fine.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25 cm.). Read More...

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22. Gade, Niels. (1817–1890).
Rebus Claveerstykker [Opus 2a]

Copenhagen: C.C. Loses Bog- & Musikhandel. 1876. First Edition. Upright folio.  Title, 2-7 pp.  Lithographed. [PN] 2626.  Bound with a single, bright-red thread.  Composer's name playfully rendered on cover as the notes G, A, D, and E on a staff, a musical version of the titular puzzle in which words are typically represented by combinations of pictures and individual letters.  Includes three piano pieces: Scherzo, B-flat major; Intermezzo, G major; Alla marcia, C major. Inscription in an unknown hand upper right of title, heavy foxing to front cover, light foxing throughout, else fine.  10.75 x 13.75 (27.3 x 34.9 cm.). Uncommon.  Read More...

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23. Gassner, Ferdinand Simon. (1798-1851).
Engraved Portrait

Original portrait lithograph engraving of the Austrian composer and writer on music, whose facsimile signature is reproduced below the image. Engraved by S. Wagner (dated 1843) and printed by C. F. Müller. Foxing; otherwise overall in very good condition. 6.5 x 8 inches (16.6 x 20 cm), laid down to a light green sheet 8.5 x 12 inches (21.8 x 31 cm).

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TLS from the important and influential musicologist responding to a letter from Roger Derby.  April 3, 1961.  1 pp., on University of California, Santa Barbara stationary.  Mr. Derby has inquired after the state of the collection of the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde (GdM), an important music archive in Vienna where Geiringer had been curator from 1930 until 1938, when the GdM was shutdown by the Nazi government. Read More...

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25. Goldmark, Rubin. (1872–1936).
Signed Card with Photograph

Signed card from the American composer, pianist and educator, inscribed "To Roger Derby/ with best regards/ Rubin Goldmark/ New York, February 8th 1932," together with a half-tone photograph from an unknown publication.  Fine.  Card measures 3.25 x 2.25 inches (8.2 x 5.7 cm.).

Rubin Goldmark was a pupil of Dvorák in New York, and went on to head the composition department at Juilliard for 12 years, where Copland and Gershwin numbered among his students.


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26. Gould, Morton. (1913 - 1996).
Signed Photograph to "George Gaber/ Who made my timpani parts sound so good- and took part in my early 'premieres'"

Signed James J. Kriegsmann of NY photograph of the composer, who has inscribed "To my friend George Gaber/ Who made my timpani parts sound so good- and took part in my early 'premieres'- via Review, etc.- My appreciation and Greetings- Martin Gould/ Feb 2, 1981," together with a photocopy of Gould's Thursday, February 22, 1996 New York Times obituary. Slight discoloration to upper area of image, foxing marks along right edge, else good.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.). Read More...

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27. Griffin, G. E. [George Eugene] (1781–1863).
Collection of Five Works for Piano Forte, including Two Signed By the Composer

Grouping of five printed piano scores, including two Concerti and three Sonatas, printed ca. 1805–1820, two with the composer's autograph paraph on the title page.  Engraved throughout.  Scattered mild to stronger foxing throughout, occasional light pencil markings, else fine unless otherwise stated. Read More...

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[London] : Rare probedruck (pre-edition proof)  depicting Handel composing sacred Music, the Genius of harmony crowning him, and a Seraph wafting his name to heaven.  Lettered below image with artists' names and publication line: "I. B. Cipriani R. A. Invenit. / F Bartolozzi R. A. Engraver to his Majesty Sculpt. / Pubd. as the Act directe [sic] April 1st. 1784.", and within image in banners with title: "FROM HARMONY, FROM HEAVENLY HARMONY / THIS UNIVERSAL FRAME BEGAN / HANDEL".  A beautiful impression on thick laid paper, wide margins, very little foxing, very fine condition.  8.6 x 10.4 inches (21.8 x 26.5 cm.). Read More...

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Original photograph of German composer in his study, taken by Eschen, the great German photojournalist and portraitist.  Slight wear along edges, else fine, 8 x 10 inches (20.5 x 25 cm.).

Banned from working as a photographer during the Third Reich due to his political views, Eschen nevertheless occasionally worked under a pseudonym for agencies such as Associated Press and the Deutsches Reichsbahn. After the end of the war, he was able to work again openly.


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30. Hindemith, Paul. (1895–1963).
Symphony in E flat - Autograph Manuscript Sketches inscribed to Dimitri MITROPOULOS

An important and hitherto un-researched notebook volume of autograph sketches for the second and third movements of Hindemith's Symphony in E flat, signed and inscribed by the composer to conductor Dimitri Mitropoulos. On the title page, Hindemith has penned (translated from the German): "For Dimitri Mitropoulos with most hearty thanks for the wonderful premiere. December 1941. Paul Hindemith." 56 pp., hand numbered. Title page reads: "Symphonie in Es / 2. Satz / 3. Satz / P. H. / 1940 / New Haven." The music consists of sketches for the second and third movements of the symphony, written in a condensed score with only occasional indications of instrumentation, but with the music in a fairly worked-out stage of composition. Hindemith has also added three charming small drawings of centaur-like creatures to one page of sketches (p. 49.) Manuscript paper notebook with green paper slipcover, 7 x 5.5 inches (18 x 13.8 cm). Some light toning and edge wear, but overall in very fine condition. Read More...

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31. Hovhaness, Alan. (1911-2000).
Signed Photograph

Striking signed photograph of the prolific composer, who has inscribed "To George Gaber with great admiration. Alan Hovhaness/ '58" to lower margin.  Light wear to corners, surface creasing in margins with image unaffected, else fine.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.). Read More...

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32. Hurok, Sol. (1888-1974) [Maurice Goldberg].
Signed Original Goldberg Photograph with Typed Letter Signed

Original doubleweight photograph of the legendary 20th-century American impresario and manager of artists such as Marion Anderson, Arthur Rubinstein, David Oistrakh, Anna Pavlova, and Isaac Stern, signed to upper left, together with TLS reading "Dear Mr. Gaber:/ I take pleasure in sending you herewith a signed photograph of myself./ Sincerely yours,/ [Signed] S. Hurok."  Photograph additionally signed by photographer in pencil to lower right corner, "Maurice Goldberg/ Hollywood Cal."  Silvering to lower edge, mounting remnants to verso, else fine.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.).  Letter 1 pp. dated November 29, 1943, on Hurok Attractions Inc stationary, wear to right edge else very fine.  8.5 x 7.25 inches (21.6 x 18.4 cm.). Read More...

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Pair of original photographs of the renowned Indian musicians, each shown in mid-performance.  Shankar has inscribed "To George Gaber/ Ravi Shankar," with Gaber adding the date 4/25/69.  Crease to lower left corner, light surface creases, else in fine condition.  Rakha, shown playing the tabla, has signed to the left of the image.  Crease to lower left corner, light surface creases, else in fine condition.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.). Read More...

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An interesting and graphically striking collection of Japanese popular song printed sheet music dated 1917-1950, authored by an assortment of composers and lyricists, and including two songs by the popular songwriting team Miyuki Ishimoto and Yoshi Eguchi as well as a Japanese translation of “O sole mio." Most pieces with light wear along edges and binding, occasional spotting, but in generally fine condition unless otherwise noted.  Read More...

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35. Kodály, Zoltán. (1882-1967).
German Folk Melodies - Autograph Music Manuscript

Autograph manuscript in the hand of the Hungarian composer, in which he has copied out two traditional German melodies in mensural notation. At the head of the page and in the margins, Kodály has noted the references to Böhm's Altdeutsches Liederbuch (1877), an unspecified publication by song collector Hans Baumann, and the "Baseler Tenor" manuscript (ca. 1544-1574). The first melody is known today as "Der blaue Storch." 4 lines of music on 1 page, 10 x 13 inches (25 x 32.8 cm). Some tears to the edges and light toning; overall in very good condition. Read More...

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36. Kurtág, György. (b. 1926).
Signed Program

Five-fold gateway program for the 1998 György Kurtág Festival in Milan, boldly signed in blue ink by the Hungarian composer and pianist.   Very fine, 8 x 3.9 inches (20 x 10 cm.). Read More...

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37. Mason, Daniel Gregory. (1873–1953).
Signed Card with Photograph

Signed card from the American composer and music critic, author or co-author of eighteen books on music, professor at Columbia University for almost 40 years. Together with a half-tone photograph from an unknown publication. Fine.  Card measures 3.25 x 2.25 inches (8.2 x 5.7 cm.).

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38. Milhaud, Darius. (1892–1974).
Autograph Musical Quotation, Letter and Photograph Ensemble to an important Percussionist

Collection of three intriguing items from the French composer, including a photograph postcard inscribed "1957/ to George Gaber/ Souvenir from Milhaud," a halftone photograph inscribed with an AMQS of one measure of Timpani music and signed "To Mr. George Gaber with my sympathy/ Milhaud/ 1942," and an autograph letter signed to Mr. Gaber (in part: "I have already written a concerto for percussion... I do not know if it is possible to find in this country as it is published in Europe").  Postcard with mounting remnants to verso, else fine, 3.5 x 5.5 inches (8.9 x 14 cm.);  AMQS, horizontal and vertical folding crease, stains along creases, mounting remnants to verso, else fine, 5.25 x 5.25 inches (13.3 x 13.3 cm.);  ALS 2pp., horizontal mailing folds, light toning, else fine, 5 x 8 inches (12.7 x 20.3 cm.). Read More...

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39. Milhaud, Darius. (1892–1974) [Diamond, David. (1915–2005)].
Le Retour de l'Enfant Prodigue - Signed LP TO DAVID DIAMOND

Signed record of the important French avant-garde composer's cantata Le Retour de l'Enfant prodigue, inscribed to the American composer David Diamond on the back of the sleeve: "Pour mon cher David – son ami Milhaud." The cantata, composed in 1917 with a text by André Gide, is here performed by Bernard Demigny, Janine Collard, Gabriel Bacquier, André Vessières and Michel Caron. Released on VEGA, C30 A 24 (1960). Slight smudging to the inscription; circular mark to the verso of the sleeve; otherwise fine. 12 x 12 inches (20.8 x 30.8 cm). Read More...

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40. Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus. (1756-1791).
First Edition of The Magic Flute [published as Les Misteres D'Isis, Opera en Quatre Actes.]

Paris: Sieber. [c. 1801]. First edition, full score. . Upright folio. Engraved throughout. [PN] 1666. 2 ff, 1-365, (1) pp. Signed by the publisher at foot of title page, "Sieber" and numbered "104" at the head. Green blue paper over green leather,  impressed crimson leather ownership plate of Mr. Paul D'Arnouville to upper board, skillful restoration to both boards and spine; evidence of erasure under the title and moderate damp staining to upper margin of title and approximately first fifth of the volume, not affecting the printed music. Later gift inscription in ink to the inner front board to the noted musician and collector Leonard B. Smith (see below). Overall an attractive and near fine, copy of this large and rare score. Haberkamp, 1: 378; RISM M 4773. V Read More...

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