Fall 2020 Catalogue


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Impressive collection of autograph signatures from many of the greatest conductors of the first half of the twentieth century, including such luminaries as Sir Thomas Beecham, Bruno Walter, Otto Klemperer, Erich Kleiber, Clemens Krauss, Eugene Ormandy, Fritz Reiner and Arturo Toscanini, lovingly arranged and mounted on photo album paper along with half-tone images clipped from magazines and newspapers.  Fine condition.  Pages measure 9.75 x 11.5 inches (24.8 x 29.2 cm.), signatures are on various approx. 3.25 x 2.25 inch (8.2 x 5.7 cm.) cards, without inscription or date unless otherwise noted. As follows: Read More...

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Original portrait photograph by Susan Hoeller of New York, showing the Italian and German conductors with arms interlocked with Zweig, Austrian writer who became one of the most highly regarded men of letters writing in German between the wars. Photograph 7.5 x 9 inches (19 x 23 cm) mounted on card (total 9 x 12 inches [22.5 x 30.5 cm]), with heavy wear and losses to corners, including peeled surface layers of mount at corners, affecting three corners of the photograph print, conclusion of the photographer's name visible in pencil inscription on the lower left of the mount. Stamped by the photographer on the verso of the mount, otherwise good. An extraordinary image of two of the greatest conductors of the 20th century together with one of its most important writers. Read More...

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123. [Conductors] Doráti, Antal. (1906–1988).
Signed Photograph

Striking signed doubleweight sepia Blackstone Studios of NY photograph of the Hungarian conductor and composer who has inscribed "To my old friend Gaber, remembering old, newer and newest times," and dated 1942.  In fine condition.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.).  Read More...

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124. [Conductors] Ganz, Rudolph. (1877–1972).
Autograph Musical Quotation Signed with Photographs

AMQS from the Swiss-born American pianist, conductor, composer, and music educator, the opening measure from his "Peasant Dance," dated 1931 and mounted to album paper with three half-tone photographs clipped from unidentified publications.  Fine.  Card measures 3.25 x 2.25 inches (8.2 x 5.7 cm.), paper 8.5 x 8.5 inches (21.6 x 21.6 cm.).

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125. [Conductors] Karajan, Herbert von. (1908–1989).
Early Original Photograph as Generalmusikdirektor der Stadt Aachen

Original gelatin silver print of the important conductor from early in his career, with a printed caption on the verso identifying him as the "Generalmusikdirektor der Stadt Aachen" (General Music Director of the City of Aachen).  The photograph has been signed by the photographer in pencil lower right of the mount ("Foto Prim"?). 7 x 9.5 inches (18 x 24cm), laid down within the photographer's folder-mount to 11.5 X 15.75 inches (29 x 40 cm) overall. Light silvering to the photograph, mount worn and with some stains and creases and cracks, overall very good.  Read More...

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126. [Conductors] Mitropoulos, Dimitri. (1896–1960).
Signed Photograph

Signed double-weight photograph of the important conductor, who is shown in a smiling portrait and has signed at the foot in white ink. The photographer is identified in pencil on the verso as Erich Hartmann. Light edge wear; overall fine. 6.5 x 9 inches (16.3 x 23 cm).

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127. [Conductors] Ozawa, Seiji. (b. 1935).
Signed Photograph with "remembrances of the NBC Orchestra and your C-Boom-Boom" with interesting letter copy

Early signed photograph of the legendary Japanese conductor, inscribed "To George Gabor [sic]/ with fond remembrances of the NBC Orchestra and your C-Boom-Boom/ Seiji Ozawa/ 1974 May 29," together with a photocopy of a letter of recommendation written by Ozawa to the Distinguished Ranks Committee of the Indiana University School of Music on behalf of Mr. Gaber, a member of faculty: "Gentlemen:/ When the NBC orchestra came to Japan some twenty years ago, it certainly had a major impact on me./ Hearing them play Brahms Symphony #1 which highlighted George Gaber's timpany [sic.] solo presented my ears with a new sound and gave me the strength to study music outside of Japan./ In hope that this recollection will be of interest to you, I am,/ sincerely yours,/ Seiji Ozawa."  Photograph with pinholes to upper corners, light handling creases, mounting remnants to verso, else fine. 10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm.).  Photocopied letter withtape to corners, tear to right side, else fine.  6 x 8 inches (15.2 x 20.3 cm.). Read More...

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128. [Conductors] Reiner, Fritz. (1888–1963).
Signed Photograph

Original Rudolf H. Hoffmann of NY photograph of the legendary conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (1938-48) and of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (1953-1962), who has inscribed "For George Gaber with best wishes/ Fritz Reiner/ Westport, March 1942."  Together with fragment from transmissal envelope, addressed and signed in Reiner's hand.  Light edge wear, some silvering to lower left quadrant, else fine.  9.625 x 7.75 inches (24.4 x 19.7 cm.). Read More...

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129. [Conductors] Rodzinski, Artur. (1892-1958).
Original Photograph

Original photograph of the eminent conductor, captured at the podium mid-performance with an unidentified orchestra.  Light creasing in the upper-right corner, writing to verso, else fine condition.  7.25 x 10.25 inches (18.5 x 24.4 cm.).

After emigrating from Poland in 1926 to serve as assistant conductor to Stokowski in Philadelphia, Rodzinski was later director of the Cleveland Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.


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Crisp and unusual original first generation doubleweight Von Freyberg of Berlin photograph of the Steinway Banquet at the Hotel Esplanade in Berlin dated June 22, 1926.  The front table attendees shown include (from left to right) Louise Wolff (known as 'Queen Louise'), Frederic Steinway, Mrs Carl Flesch, Emil Bohnke, Melanie Kirth, conductor Erich Kleiber, Mrs Georg Bernhard, and Mrs Fritz Kreisler.  Other readily identifiable guests include violinist Fritz Kreisler, and pianists Edwin Fischer and André Benoist.  Stamped by the photographer on the verso, very fine, 10.5 x 8.25 inches (26.7 x 21 cm.) Read More...

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131. [Conductors] Stokowski, Leopold. (1882–1977).
Original Photographs

Pair of original photographs showing the important conductor at work, one taken from below as he looms from the podium and the other as he speaks with the members of the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra.  Writing to verso, light surface creases, overall in fine condition.  Approx. 7.5 x 10 inches (19 x 25.3 cm).

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132. [Conductors] Susskind, Walter. (1913–1980).
Signed Photograph

Striking original portrait of the British conductor and pianist who has inscribed "For George Gaber/ with admiration/ Walter Susskind/ '64."  Some light surface creases throughout, else in fine condition.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.). Read More...

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133. [Conductors] Szell, George. (1897–1970).
Signed Photograph

Rare signed photograph of the great conductor smiling broadly, inscribed "For Quita-/ very affectionately and devotedly/ George Szell." Edge wear, pinholes in upper corners, small tear to right margin, else fine. 8 x 10 inches (20.5 x 25.2 cm). Read More...

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134. [Conductors] Thomas, Theodore. (1835-1905) [Chicago Symphony Orchestra].
Engraved Portrait

Engraved vignette portrait of the American violinist and conductor of German birth, the founder of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Thomas' facsimile signature appears below the image. In fine condition. 8 x 11.5 inches (19.8 x 29.5 cm).

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Original cabinet photograph of, from left to right, the Austrian conductor and composer Felix Mottl, Austrian conductor Ernst von Schuch, German conductor Hermann Levi, and Austrian composer and Director of the Berlin State Opera (1888-1899) Joseph Sucher. Photographed by Max von Rüdiger of Gotha. Lower area somewhat rubbed but otherwise in fine condition, a remarkable image. 4.25 x 6.5 inches (10.9 x 16.6 cm). Read More...

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136. [Conductors] [Wagner, Richard. (1813–1883)] Richter, Hans. (1843–1916).
"Richter the Ring-Master" - Illustration Celebrating the Conductor's Ring Cycle Performances

Illustration of the conductor, taken from an issue of Punch, or the London Charivari (English humor magazine founded in 1841) dated February 5, 1908, and captioned: "Richter the Ring-Master: Mr. Punch begs to congratulate Dr. Richter on the brilliant success with which he has conducted the first complete performance of Wagner's 'Ring' in English." The illustration shows Richter, baton in hand, watching Brünnhilde stand atop a horse while holding a shield emblazoned with the British flag.  Mounted on board with matte frame,  light surface crease at bottom edge, else fine. 10 x 12 inches (25.4 x 31.2 cm.). Read More...

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An interesting collection of 19 engraved portraits of great opera singers of the nineteenth and early twentieth century. The attractive images, some hand-colored, produced with a variety of techniques, include portraits of Jenny Lind, Marie Desclauzas, Delphine Ugalde, Adelina Patti, and many other singers, as well as several actors and the opera composer Martin-Joseph Mengal. Many of the singers and actors are shown in celebrated roles. Some with foxing, toning, and mounting remnants; overall in very good condition. Ranging in size from 4 x 5 inches (10 x 13 cm) to 11 x 15.5 inches (28 x 39.5 cm). Read More...

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Impressive collection of autograph signatures, signed notes and signed photographs from many of the most important opera performers and musical educators of the first half of the twentieth century, lovingly arranged and mounted alongside half-tone images clipped from various magazines and newspapers.  Mounted on photo album paper in an emerald green album with golden inlay.  Signatures all in fine condition.  Album and pages measure 9.75 x 11.5 inches (24.8 x 29.2 cm.), signatures primarily on various cards measuring approx. 3.25 x 2.25 inches (8.2 x 5.7 cm.), some on photographs, all without inscription or date unless otherwise noted. As follows: Read More...

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Three really marvelous signed photographs of opera legends, all of which were tragically split in half on their way to us due to poor packaging. Each is mounted on brittle old backing, each approx. 6 x 8.5 inches, each with further nicks and chips around the edges. The signatures are bold and clear, the images really marvelous. If they were in better shape, we'd be looking at a regular total price in the ballpark of $1500; the Caruso can still be matted as a square SP without faults due to the break well under the inscribed area and upper half of the photograph. With some clever use of archival tape on the back, a good matting, they could all be fit back together and displayed - but no doubt, it's a project. Perhaps you'd like to try? Read More...

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140. [Opera] Anderson, Marian. (1897–1993) Rupp, Franz. (1901–1992).
Program and Signed Autograph Booklet

Oversize souvenir program from Anderson's 1954 tour, signed on the visually striking cover by both Anderson and her accompanist Franz Rupp, text including a profile of Anderson written by the music editor of the Saturday Review, photographs of Anderson at home, sheet music for an arrangement of "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands," and more.  Together with an unsigned program for her February 2, 1954 appearance at Kiel Auditorium Opera House in New York City, the performance including a selection of songs from Bach and Schubert; "Mon Coeur s'ouvre a ta voix" from Samson and Delila; a selection of songs by Tchaikowsky, Dvorak, Britten, and Quilter; and a section of "Negro Spirituals."  Booklet has light wear along spin and spotting to front and back cover, else fine,9 x 12 inches (22.9 x 30.5 cm.).  Program in fine condition, 6 x 9 inches (15.2 x 22.9 cm.). Read More...

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