Fall 2020 Catalogue


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81. [Instrumentalists] [Guitar] Ponce, Nicolas. (1746-1831) [after Caspar Netscher (1639 - 1684)].
"The Little Englisch Mistress playing upen the Guitar"

Paris: Chez Ponce, Graveur. Baudy copper engraving captioned in lower margin in French and English: "Petite Maitresse Anglaise pincant de la Guittare / The Little Englisch Mistress playing upen the Guitar" [SIC],  circa 1780s, after the painting by Netscher ("Netscher inv." lower left), depicting a woman with exposed bosom playing the guitar as a priest leers over her while a cupid to the lower left has been rendered either disgusted by this lecherous display or perhaps just despondent over the quality of her playing.  Printer credit just barely visible beneath the caption "A Paris: Chez Ponce, rue St. Hyacinte, maison de M. Debure..." Creases to lower left corner, mounting remnants to upper edge, else fine.  6.75 x 9.5 inches (17 x 24 cm.) Reference: No. 387 in "Catalogue de tableaux, dessins, estampes du cabinet de feu M. Ponce, graveur."  Read More...

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82. [Instrumentalists] Hambourg, Mark. (1879 - 1960).
Autograph Musical Quotation Signed

Signed card from the great Russian pianist, featuring an unidentified AMQS in C minor dated "Sydney, Australia, 1931."  Fine.  Card measures 3.25 x 2.25 inches (8.2 x 5.7 cm.).

A prodigy who studied with Leschetizky, Hambourg fled the Tsarist regime with his family for England in 1889 and went on to have one of the major careers in turn-of-the-century Europe.


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83. [Instrumentalists] Heifetz, Jascha. (1901–1987).
Autograph Signature

Signed card dated 1932 from the great violinist, along with a half-tone photograph clipped from an unidentified publication.  Fine, a perfect example.  Card measures 3.25 x 2.25 inch (8.2 x 5.7 cm.), photograph 6 x 7.25 inches (15.2 x 18.4 cm.).

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84. [Instrumentalists] Hofmann, Josef. (1876–1957).
Autograph Musical Quotation Signed with Photographs

Signed card from the great pianist, featuring a detailed AMQS of the opening from "Chromaticon," dated 1931, together with three half-tone photographs clipped from unidentified publications and the original stamped transmissal envelope.  Toned, tears and small loss to upper right corner, mounted to a same-sized sheet. Card measures 3.25 x 2.25 inches (8.2 x 5.7 cm.).

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85. [Instrumentalists] Horowitz, Vladimir. (1903–1989).
Signed Photograph

Attractive sepia tone photograph of the pianist, who has signed and dated "Jan. 1943/ N.Y." to lower margin, together with fragment of transmissal envelope addressed in an unidentified hand. Mounting remnants to verso, else in very fine condition.  4.5 x 7 inches (11.4 x 17.8 cm.). Read More...

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

Scarce signed doubleweight photograph of the great American bon vivant, actor and pianist, shown at the piano, inscribed: "To George Gaber/ Best wishes,/ Oscar Levant." Very fine.  10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm.).  Read More...

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87. [Instrumentalists] Lhévinne, Josef. (1874–1944).
Signed Photograph

Uncommon signed halftone photograph of the pianist dated "Jan. 1931," mounted to photo album paper.  Show-through from mounting adhesive, most prominently to upper left, else fine.  7.75 x 6.75 inches (19.7 x 17.1 cm.). Read More...

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88. [Instrumentalists] Lhevinne, Rosina. (1880–1976).
Signed Photograph receiving 80th Birthday Citation from Juilliard

Uncommon signed Impact Photos of NY photograph of the great pianist, perhaps the single most prominent and influential piano pedagogue ever to teach in America, receiving a citation from Juilliard School of Music on the occasion of her 80th birthday.  Lhevinne has inscribed over the certification: "To Mr. Gaber with very best wishes/ Rosina Lhevinne." Tiny pin hole to upper left margin, occasional surface creasing, else fine.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.). Read More...

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89. [Instrumentalists] [Liszt, Franz. (1811-1886)] Friedheim, Arthur. (1859-1932).
Signed Card with Photograph

Signed card from the Russian-born concert pianist, one of Liszt's foremost pupils and author of the memoir Life and Liszt, inscribed "With kind regards/ Arthur Friedheim/ N. York, April 1932," together with a half-tone photograph clipped from an unidentified publication.  Fine.  Card measures 3.25 x 2.25 inches (8.2 x 5.7 cm.).

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90. [Instrumentalists] Moore, Gerald. (1899–1987).
Autograph Letter on Postcard Photograph, regarding an important early performance with Ellen Beach Yaw

Postcard photograph of the beloved English pianist and accompanist, with a signed autograph letter on the verso by Moore and with a facsimile signature on the recto. In full: "I did accompany Miss Ellen Beach Yaw once only at her London recital in the year 1924.  But I have never been to California so it must have been someone else who accompanied Maggie Teyte on this occasion.  I was a boy when I played Miss Yaw, + her concert was a great stepping-stone for me and led to other big engagements." In very fine condition. 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm). Signed photographs of Moore are rare, this is a particularly intriguing example.  

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91. [Instrumentalists] Nelsova, Zara. (1918 - 2002).
Signed Photograph to a "beloved friend and great artist"

Rare signed photograph of the noted cellist, who has inscribed "To dear George/ Beloved friend and great artist/ Affectionately/ Zara."  Very light vertical crease to right side, else in fine condition.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.). Read More...

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92. [Instrumentalists] [New York Philharmonic] [Bristow, George Frederick. (1825-1898)] H. B. Hall.
Engraved Portrait with Violin

An attractive etched portrait of the composer known as a champion of American music, a prolific choral composer, and concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic in the 1850's. He is shown seated, holding his violin. His facsimile signature appears below the image. Engraved by H. B. Hall after a photograph by Rockwood and dated N. Y., 1879. Some light foxing but overall in fine condition. 7.25 x 9.5 inches (18.5 x 24.5 cm), matted to 11.5 x 14.25 inches (29 x 36.5 cm).

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93. [Instrumentalists] [New York Philharmonic].
Signed Photograph from NY Phil Percussionists

Original doubleweight photograph signed by four members of the NYPO Percussion Section inscribed "To our good friend George Gaber-" and including signatures from Morris Lang, Saul Goodman, Walter Rosenberger, and Buster Bailey.  "9/72" written in lower left corner of image, "Feb. 1973 George" written to verso, both in the hand of the recipient.  Two small holes from a staple to upper left corner, light creases to lower right hand corner, else fine.  10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm.). Read More...

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94. [Instrumentalists] [Percussionists] [New York Philharmonic].
Signed Photograph from NY Phil Percussionists

Original photograph signed by four members of the NYPO Percussion Section inscribed "To George with our very best wishes-" and including signatures from Walter Rosenberger, Saul Goodman, Buster Bailey, and Morris Lang.  "9/72" written in lower right corner of image, "Feb. 1973 George" written to verso in the hand of the recipient.  Two small holes from a staple to upper left corner, else fine.  10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm.). Read More...

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95. [Instrumentalists] [Pianists] [Hofmann, Josef. (1876–1957)] Chasins, Abram. (1903–1987).
"I've explained and re-explained, and yelled and cajoled and demonstrated..." - Typed Letter Signed

TLS from the composer, author, educator, and radio executive replying to correspondence from one Roger Derby.  January 21, 1958.  1 pp., on WQXR FM stationary.  Chasins begins the letter by responding to a suggestion of a future book topic from Mr. Derby, seemingly to do with piano technique and possibly on how best to perform his own work.  "Even with marvelously endowed pianists such as Kapell or Bolet or Keene, I've explained and re-explained, and yelled and cajoled and demonstrated...and still more, and only occasionally have problems been fully understood or solved even after hours and hours at the keyboard together." Read More...

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96. [Instrumentalists] [Piano] Heath, William. (1794 - 1840) [ATTRIBUTED TO] [McLean, Thomas. (1788–1875)].
"I'd Be a Butterfly... The Wish Granted" - Original Print

Hand-colored print published c. 1820s by Thomas McLean, depicting a woman perched on the edge of her piano bench with beautiful human-sized butterfly wings attached to her back and an expression of astonishment upon her face.  In the lower corner, a diminutive figure with cloven feat and in elaborate Orientalist dress stands upon crutches and holds up a stick, perhaps the genie responsible for her wings and the titular granted wish.  At the top of the illustration are the words "I'd have a pair of those beautiful wings," a reference along with the top caption and the sheet music seen on the piano to the 1820 song "I'd Be a Butterfly" by Thomas Haines Bailey.  Matted, fine.  10 x 14 inches (25.4 x 35.6 cm.). Read More...

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97. [Instrumentalists] Piatigorsky, Gregor. (1903-1976).
Signed Photograph

Original photograph of the cellist who has inscribed "To George Gaber with best wishes/ Gregor Piatigorsky/ Dec. 1941," together with fragment of the transmissal envelope, addressed in his hand.  A few light surface creases, else fine.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.). Read More...

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98. [Instrumentalists] Primrose, William. (1904–1982).
Signed Photograph

Striking late original photograph of the leading violist of his time, a member of the London String Quartet and the NBC Symphony under Toscanini before embarking on an unprecedented successful solo career as violist. Inscribed "To my dear friend, George Gaber, with great admiration and respect. William Primrose/ 1980."  Small pinholes to corners, trace remnants from a removed label to lower edge of image, else very fine.  10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm.). Signed photographs of Primrose are very elusive. Read More...

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99. [Instrumentalists] Rosenthal, Moriz. (1862-1946).
Original Cabinet Photograph

Original cabinet photograph of the Polish pianist and composer, a pupil of Franz Liszt and a friend and colleague of some of the greatest musicians of his age. Photographed by J. C. Schaarwächter of Berlin and stamped 1892 at the lower right. Areas of toning to two corners; otherwise in fine condition. 4.25 x 6.5 inches (10.9 x 16.6 cm).

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100. [Instrumentalists] Salmond, Felix. (1888–1952).
Autograph Signature

Signed card from the English cellist mounted to album paper with three half-tone photographs clipped from unidentified publications.  Fine.  Card measures 3.25 x 2.25 inch (8.2 x 5.7 cm.), paper 7.75 x 9 inches (19.7 x 22.9 cm.). Read More...

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