Holiday 2020 Catalogue


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Group of signed photographs and autographs from important violinists and other string players of the twentieth-century, including: Yehudi Menuhin (clipped signature mounted with a half-tone photograph); Albert Sandler (three small signed photographs); Jan Kubelik (autograph signature on an album leaf, dated April 18, 1905); Francis Macmillen (autograph musical quotation signed and inscribed, identified as "Barcarole", and clipped signature from a concert program); Albert Spalding (unsigned photograph of a portrait drawing); Dave Rubinoff (autograph signature on a mount displaying a half-tone photograph taken from a newspaper, torn); Christian Tetzlaff (three signed 8x10 color photographs); Enrico Trovato (signed original Stacy of Brooklyn photograph); Sylvia Lent (signed program page); double bassist Antonio Torello (signed original Rembrandt of Philadelphia photograph, inscribed and dated New York, October 30, 1920); guitarists Sabicas and Antonio Triana (clipped signature from a concert program); the complete Medici String Quartet (photograph signed by all four members); and one other. In good to very fine condition overall.

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122. [Instrumentalists] Zecchi, Carlo. (1903–1984) & Hoehn, Alfred. (1887–1945) & Brero, Vittorio..
Collection of Signed Hand Tracings

An interesting collection of original hand tracings from musicians including Italian pianist Carlo Zecchi, German pianist Alfred Hoehn, pianist Bruno Kretschmayer, violinist Vittorio Brero, and three others, collected over 30 years. Each has been traced in pencil on an album leaf titled "Forget-Me-Not," and boldly signed. Dated between 1938 and 1965. Left edges rough and some light toning; overall in fine condition. 7.5 x 10 inches (19 x 25.7 cm).

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123. [Instrumentalists] Zimbalist, Efrem. (1890–1985).
Autograph Signature

Signed card from the violinist mounted to album paper with a half-tone photograph clipped from an unidentified publication.  Includes an addition half-tone photograph.  Fine.  Card measures 3.25 x 2.25 inch (8.2 x 5.7 cm.), paper 8.5 x 5 inches (21.6 x 12.7 cm.). Read More...

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124. [Conductors] Bernstein, Leonard. (1918–1990).
Signed Carnegie Hall Program

Signed program from a January 12, 1958 performance of the New York Philharmonic with Mischa Elman under Leonard Bernstein at Carnegie Hall. Bernstein has signed on the first page of the program listing, which included Mendelssohn's Symphony no. 4 and Violin Concerto, and premieres of Alexei Haiff's Ballet in E and Teo Macero's Fusion. 19 pp., together with a separate booklet of program notes and a newspaper clipping about the concert. Patch of toning to the program notes booklet, but overall very fine. 7.25 x 9.75 inches (18.5 x 25 cm).

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Collection of nine Berlin Philharmonic programs dated from 1887 to 1890, including three performances under the baton of Hans von Bülow and six under Gustav Kogel with soloists including Emil Blauwaërt (singer), Charles Gregorowitsch (violin), Alfred Grünfeld (piano), Max Pauer (piano), and Marie Soldat (violin), and including early performances of works by Brahms, Damrosch, Gevaërt, Grieg, Raff, Saint-Saëns, Wagner and others, as well as pieces by Bach, Beethoven, Berlioz, Dvořák, Handel, Mendelssohn, Rubinstein, Schumann, Tschaikowski, Weber, and more.  Booklets pertaining to performances led by Bülow include extensive essays that include printed examples of various important motivic figures from the pieces performed, and in the back are numerous advertisements for local businesses.  The program dated 9 November 1888 includes within a folded copy of the free program patrons would have received at the door, and reveals that these souvenir booklets were purchased at a cost of 30 pfeniges.  Some surface creasing and edge wear, overall in fine condition given age, 16 or 36 pp., 5.5 x 8.25 inches (14 x 21 cm.) or 5.5 x 8.75 (14 x 22.25). Read More...

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Signed program from the October 9, 1960 premiere of the Austrian composer Theodor Berger's Die Jahreszeiten, with the Wiener Philhamoniker under Dmitri Mitropoulos. Mitropolous has signed over his name on the first page, and Berger over his on an internal page. 55 pp. Light overall toning but otherwise fine. 5.5 x 7.75 inches (14.3 x 19.6 cm). Read More...

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127. [Conductors] Fricsay, Ferenc. (1914–1963).
Signed Program

Signed program from the Hungarian conductor, who directed the Vienna Symphonic Orchestra with alto Christa Ludwig on March 17, 1961. Fricsay has signed over the program listing, dating Vienna, 1961. The program included Mahler's Kindertotenlieder and Brahms' Symphony no. 4. 6 pp. Some light wear but overall in fine condition, together with a promotional flyer for Fricsay's recordings. 5.75 x 8.25 inches (14.7 x 21 cm).

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128. [Conductors] Greenberg, Noah. (1919–1966).
"The Play of Daniel" - Signed Program

Signed program from the January 5–10, 1959 performances of the medieval "The Play of Daniel" by the New York Pro Musica. Music director Noah Greenberg has signed on the cover of the trifold program. The musical play had had its modern premiere in 1958 at The Cloisters; the present program is from the second run. Large patch of internal toning; otherwise in fine condition, together with a newspaper clipping about the concert. 4 x 9 inches (10.2 x 23 cm).

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129. [Conductors] Leitner, Ferdinand. (1912–1966).
Signed Program

Signed program from the German conductor, who directed the Vienna Symphonic Orchestra with pianist Jörg Demus on December 16, 1960. Leitner has signed over the program listing, which included Schumann's Piano Concerto in A minor, Dvorak's Symphony no. 7, and the premiere of Boris Blacher's Orchesterfantasie op. 51. 3 pp. In fine condition, together with a promotional flyer for Demus' recordings. 5.75 x 8.25 inches (14.7 x 21 cm).

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130. [Conductors] Paray, Paul. (1886–1979).
Signed Carnegie Hall Program

Signed program from a January 6, 1959 performance of the Philadelphia Orchestra under French conductor Paul Paray at Carnegie Hall. Paray has signed on the first page of the program listing, which included Berlioz' Symphonie fantastique and works by Dukas and Wagner. 23 pp., together with a separate booklet of program notes. Very fine. 7.25 x 9.75 inches (18.5 x 25 cm).

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131. [Conductors] [Female Orchestra] Spitalny, Phil. (1890–1970) & Kaye, Evelyn. (1911–1990).
Signed Photographs of Husband & Wife Pair and the All-Woman "Hour of Charm Orchestra"

Two signed photographs of the bandleader and his violinist wife, who toured as a part of the Phil Spitalny Hour of Charm Orchestra.  The first, signed by Spitalny, shows him on stage with his famous all-woman orchestra, and is inscribed "Sincerely,/ Phil Spitalny."  The second, signed by Kaye, shows her tuning her instrument, and reads: "Musically yours,/ Evelyn and her magic violin," followed by a brief and unidentified musical quotation.  Both fine, 8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.). Read More...

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132. [Conductors] Rowicki, Witold. (1914–1989).
Signed Program

Signed program from a May 22, 1960 performance of the Warsaw Philharmonic under Witold Rowicki at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Rome. Rowicki has signed above his name on the first page of the program. The concert included works by Verdi, Strauss, and Brahms, as well as Karol Szimanowki's Violin Concerto no. 1 with violinist Wanda Wilkomirska. 16 pp. Overall fine. 6 x 8.25 inches (15 x 21 cm).

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133. [Conductors] Rozhdestvensky, Gennady. (1931–2018).
Signed Program

Concert program signed by the Russian conductor for a performance with the Leningrad Philharmonic at Symphony Hall in Boston on Friday, October 19, 1973, part of the Boston University Celebrity Series.  Evening included performances of Shostakovich's Symphony No. 15 and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5 in E minor.  4 pp.  Slight crease to upper edge, some foxing to back page, else fine.  6 x 9 inches (15.2 x 22.9 cm).

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134. [Conductors] Sargent, Malcolm. (1895–1967).
Signed Program

Signed program from the English conductor, who directed the Vienna Philharmonic in concert on October 19/20, 1960 at the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Vienna. Sargent has signed in blue pencil above his name on the cover of the program. The program included Mozart's Piano Concerto KV 271 with pianist Ania Dorfmann, as well as works by Vaughan Williams, Handel and Shostakovich. 2 pp., together with three separate sheets of program notes and a flyer for a further concert. Somewhat irregular toning to the cover; overall fine. 6 x 8.25 inches (15 x 21 cm).

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135. [Conductors] Solti, Georg. (1912–1997).
"Diamond Jubilee World Tour 1964 under the gracious patronage of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II" - Signed Program, 1964

Concert program from a performance with the London Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall in Boston on Tuesday, October 22, 1964.  The legendary conductor has signed just below the program listing, which included works by Vaughan Williams, Handel, Stravinsky, and Brahms.  12 pp.  In very fine condition.  6 x 9 inches (15.2 x 22.9 cm).

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136. [Conductors] Stokowski, Leopold. (1882–1977) [Disney, Walt. (1901-1966)].
Signed CA Driver's License from the Disney "Fantasia" period

California State driver's license issued to and signed by the great conductor. Signed twice on the recto, accompanied by an ink print of his right thumb, and dated July 31, 1939, valid until 1943. The document measures 4 x 5 inches [10 x 13 centimeters]. In very fine condition.  Read More...

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137. [Opera] Anderson, Marian. (1897-1993).
Signed Photograph

Striking Studio Delar of New York photograph of the great African American contralto who has inscribed in blue fountain pen "Sincerely Yours/ Marian Anderson." Lamentably, this gorgeous example has been *laminated* with the photo corners under the laminate, but is really quite striking nevertheless.  5 x 7 inches (12.7 x 17.8 cm.). Priced accordingly! Read More...

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138. [Opera] Anderson, Marian. (1897–1993) [Steinberg, Irv. ].
Candid Photographs

Collection of four original candid photographs of the great contralto, taken by Irv Steinberg with photographer's stamp to verso.  Two photographs hand-inscribed to verso "Marian Anderson / Jan. '63 - 'Firestone' - at Waldorf," third photograph "Crystal Ball Apr. 63 / Marian Anderson."  In fine condition.  4.625 x 3.25 inches (11.8 x 8.4 cm.). Read More...

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139. [Opera] Hines, Jerome. (1921-2003).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the popular basso remembered for his stage presence and stentorian voice in roles such as Sarastro and Ramfis. Hines has signed at the left in green ink, adding "1 Timothy 2: 5, 6." Stamped on the verso: S. Hurok presents Jerome Hines." Very fine. 8 x 10 inches (20.5 x 25.5 cm).

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140. [Opera] [Meyerbeer, Giacomo. (1791–1864)] de Beaumont, Charles-Edouard. (1821–1888).
"Les Huguenots" - Hand-Colored Print

[Paris]: Imp. d'Aubert & Cie.. [ca. 1845]. Hand-colored lithograph, ca. 1845, by the French illustrator, signed within the matrix by the artist, from the series L'opéra au XIXème Siècle.  Two opera patrons are shown in conversation with a costumed singer, spear resting on his shoulder casually as they stand with various set components arrayed around them. The exchange between them is printed below:  Read More...

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