Fall 2020 Catalogue


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101. [Instrumentalists] Samaroff, Olga. (1880–1948) .
Signed Photograph

Boldly signed doubleweight Kubey-Rembrandt Studios of Philadelphia portrait photograph of the American pianist, music critic, and teacher, whose second husband was the conductor Leopold Stokowski. 8 x 10 inches (20.5 x 25 cm). Very fine.  Read More...

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102. [Instrumentalists] Schnabel, Artur. (1882-1951).
Signed Photograph

Original signed 8 x 10 inch (20 x 25.5 cm) photograph of the Austrian/American pianist whose Schubert and Beethoven recordings are beyond compare. Small tear lower right border, creased upper right. Dated March, 1947.

Good signed photographs of Schnabel are elusive. His teacher, Theodor Leschetizky, once told him: “You will never be a pianist. You are a musician.”


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103. [Instrumentalists] Seidel, Toscha. (1899–1962).
Autograph Signature with Photograph

Signed card from the Russian violinist, dated 1932, and mounted to paper with a half-tone photograph clipped from an unknown publication.  Half-tone photograph of he violinist Paul Kochanski to verso, with no accompanying signature.  Fine.  Paper measures 6.75 x 6 inches (17.1 x 15.2 cm.), card 3.25 x 2.25 inch (8.2 x 5.7 cm.).

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104. [Instrumentalists] Serkin, Rudolf. (1903–1991).
Signed Photograph

Oblong photograph of the important pianist, who has inscribed "To George Gaber/ with kindest greetings and many thanks for his artistry/ Rudolf Serkin/ May 31, 1945/ New York."  Heavy crease to lower left quarter, else fine.  10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm.). Read More...

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105. [Instrumentalists] Spalding, Albert. (1888–1953).
Autograph Musical Quotation Signed

Signed card from the American violinist and composer, featuring an AMQS of the open strings on the violin, along with a half-tone photograph clipped from an unidentified publication.  Fine.  Card measures 3.25 x 2.25 inch (8.2 x 5.7 cm.). Read More...

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106. [Instrumentalists] Stern, Isaac. (1920–2001).
Signed Photograph

Signed bust portrait photograph of the great violinist, inscribed "To George Gaber- with warmest personal greetings to a superb colleague- Isaac Stern/ 1967."  Heavy horizontal crease to lower third of image, pinhole to left edge, small area of chipping to upper edge, else fine.  4.75 x 7.75 inches (12.1 x 19.7 cm.). Read More...

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107. [Instrumentalists] Suzuki, Shinichi. (1898–1998).
"Man is a son of his environment" - Original Calligraphy

Original piece of calligraphy from the important musical pedagogue and creator of the Suzuki method. Signed "Shinichi Suzuki" and dated 1968 on the verso, with a translation of the text in his hand: "Man is a son of his environment." Silk on card, edged in gold paper. Fine. 2.25 x 14.25 inches (6 x 36.3 cm).

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108. [Instrumentalists] Szigeti, Joseph. (1892–1973).
Signed Photograph "in remembrance of our music-making together"

Original photograph of the legendary violinist admiring his instrument, crisply inscribed "For George Gaber in remembrance of our music-making together, cordially Joseph Szigeti."  In fine condition.  10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm.). Read More...

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109. [Instrumentalists] Guller, Youra. (1895 - 1980).
Original Photograph

Original photograph, ca. 1940's, of the pianist leaning her chin on her hand. Penned on the verso in Italian: "Tempi passati..." This image used on the cover of the Nimbus Records "The Art of Youra Guller: A Legendary Pianist."  Fine. 5 x 6.75 inches (12.7 x 17 cm). Read More...

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110. [Instrumentalists] Szigeti, Joseph. (1892–1973).
Autograph Signature with Photograph

Autograph signature from the masterful violinist, clipped from an autograph letter and with a fragment of the letter visible on the verso. Together with a reproduction photograph and a smaller clipped halftone photograph. The signature reads: "With best wishes / Yours very sincerely / Joseph Szigeti." The fragment of letter visible on the verso reads: "... So you see I will spend exactly 16 hours at home and I don't supposed I will be in Paris for more than 10 days altogether between now and next autum! (I am giving a mster class at Schloss Charlottenburg in Berlin in June and July.) This will explain to you why I dare not promise you my..." Folding crease, toning and light soiling; overall very good, 5 x 3.25 inches (13 x 8.5 cm). Photograph 5 x 7 inches (12.6 x 18 cm).

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111. [Instrumentalists] Temianka, Henri. (1906-1992).
"Perhaps my marriage last January has made me oblivious of other pleasant ties and duties" - Signed Letter and Signed Photograph

TLS from the virtuoso violinist, conductor, author, and founder of the Paganini Quartet who was also the concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Symphony under Fritz Reiner 1941-42, performing as soloist in concertos including the Beethoven and Mozart A major. Addressed to George Gaber, a former colleague at the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.  1 pp., July 14, 1943, typed on rice paper.  "1190 Green Street, San Francisco, (9)/  July 14, 1943/ Dear George, It seems inconceivable that I could have been so neglectful as not to acknowledge the excellent photos you sent me.  Yet the evidence seems all against me.  Perhaps my marriage last January has made me oblivious of other pleasant ties and duties?  I herewith make amends.... All good wishes and best regards to you and Mrs. Gaber.  [Handwritten] And many thanks!/ Yours sincerely,/ [Signature]."  Mailing folds, else in fine condition.  7.5 x 7 inches (19 x 17.7 cm.). Read More...

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112. [Instrumentalists] Temianka, Henri. (1906-1992).
Signed Photograph

Signed family portrait of the virtuoso violinist, conductor, author, and founder of the Paganini Quartet who was also the concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Symphony under Fritz Reiner 1941-42, performing as soloist in concertos including the Beethoven and Mozart A major. Pictured with his wife, son, and their pet dog, he has inscribed to George Gaber, a former colleague at the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra: "To George Gaber, in old friendship/ and with much admiration from Henri Temianka, January 1957" to margins in blue ink.  Crease to lower left corner, else in very fine condition.  4.25 x 5 inches (10.2 x 12.4 cm.). Read More...

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113. [Instrumentalists] [Violinist] Dujardin, Karel. (1622–1678).
The Savoyard Boy with the Dogs (1658)

Savoyard boy with the dogs, or, The little violinist with the dog, in the background a house. Etching with plate signature top left, dated 1658. Number 26 bottom right. 3.5 x 4.75 inches (120 x 167 mm), with a small margin (approx. 2 mm) around the edge of the plate. Small stains at upper edge from verso, nicks along the bottom to just within the plate, otherwise clean and very well preserved. Tipped along upper edge to support.  Read More...

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Group of signed program pages from three important violinists, who each performed with the New York Philharmonic in 1975–1976. Included are signatures from Yehudi Menuhin, Zino Francescatti, and Ruggiero Ricci. Each 1 p. taken from a longer program. Left edges rough; overall very good. 5.5 x 8.75 inches (14.3 x 22.5 cm)

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115. [Instrumentalists] [Violins] [Hill, William Ebsworth. (1817–1895)] [Hopkinson, Francis. (1737–1791)] Hayley, William. (1745–1820).
"The Triumph of Music" owned by the founder of W. E. Hill & Sons and the descendants of Francis Hopkinson

London: J. Seagrave. 1804. First. An interesting example of The Triumph of Music; A Poem: in Six Cantos, with ownership signature on title page by Hill ("W E Hill"), who established the venerated violin-making firm W. E. Hill & Sons in 1880.  From Hill, the book passed into the collection of Elizabeth Borden Biddle (1800-1891), descendant of the distinguished family, her father being Judge Hopkinson, author of "Hail Columbia", her grandfather, Francis Hopkinson, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, her great grandfather Thomas Hopkinson, a member of the provincial council and judge of the vice admiralty under George II.  Biddle has subsequently inscribed the volume to her nephew Edward Hopkinson, dating the gift November 1883.  From the Francis Hopkinson Family Archives.  4to, contemporary calf. 148 pp. Boards with corners worn or perished, joints cracked but holding strong, musty odor, otherwise fine. A most interesting association copy!   Read More...

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116. [Instrumentalists] Ysaye, Eugene. (1858–1931).
Large Bust Photograph

Enormous original sepia-toned photograph of the important violinist, composer and conductor. The photograph is damaged and irregularly cut to 8.5 x 19 inches, but nicely matted with all but a few light scratches entirely out of view to 11.25 x 22 inches overall. 

Carl Flesch called Ysaÿe "the most outstanding and individual violinist I have ever heard in my life," and he was the dedicatee of many major works from Debussy, Saint-Saens, Franck, Chausson and others.


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117. [Instrumentalists] Ysaye, Eugene. (1858–1931).
Signed Postcard Photograph - Framed

Signed postcard photograph of the important violinist, composer and conductor, who is shown playing in a portrait photographed by Rotary Photo. He has signed, "1904/ E. Ysaye". 3.25 x 4.75 inches (8.25 x 12 cm.), photograph laid down to a support, inset matted and attractively framed. Unexamined out of frame, in apparently fine condition.  Read More...

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118. [Conductors] Bernstein, Leonard. (1918–1990).
Signed Photograph to a "Schlagzeuger extraordinaire"

Striking early portrait photograph of the great American conductor and composer, who has inscribed in thick black crayon "For George/ Schlagzeuger [German for 'drummer'] extraordinaire/ with all the best- Leonard Bernstein/ '57."  Fine.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.). Read More...

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119. [Conductors] Bernstein, Leonard. (1918–1990).
Signed Photograph "in remembrance and until that squash game"

Early signed photograph of the great American conductor and composer, who has inscribed "To George Gaber/ in remembrance and until that squash game/ Sincerely/ Leonard Bernstein."  Scattered and light surface markings, else fine.  7.75 x 10 inches (19.7 x 25.4 cm.). Read More...

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120. [Conductors] Bernstein, Leonard. (1918–1990).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the great American conductor and composer, who has inscribed "For my dear old friend and Schlagzeuger [German for 'drummer'] George-/ Leonard Bernstein/1980."  Pinholes to lower corners, discoloration spots to emulsion, else fine.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.). Read More...

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