Lively portrait of the great cellist in performance, published as one of a series of similar sketched portraits by E. Vernarra and bearing Feuermann's facsimile signature at the foot. On the verso, a further portrait with facsimile signature of the Catalan actress Margarita Xirgu. Right edge rough with some small creases, apparently this having been removed from a volume of similar illustrations, overall in fine condition. 10 x 13 inches (25.3 x 32.6 cm).
New York: Chappel & Co., Inc.. 1936. Upright folio. 18 pp. Softcover. Instructional publication from the harmonica player including tips, exercises, and full pieces. Stamp to front reads "Sale No Exchange or Refund," an unknown hand has penned "25¢" in price box, wear along edges, else fine. 9 x 12 inches (22.9 x 30.5 cm.). Read More...
Original signed and numbered photograph, an iconic image of the great violinist. Silver gelatin emulsion photograph (1937, printed later), signed and numbered 78/110. 14 x 11 inches. Small surface blemish in area of black by Heifetz's head, light warping and ding to upper right corner, else fine condition. Read More...
Early signed program page from the beloved pianist, who performed on February 3, 1933 as part of the May Beegle Concert series in Pittsburgh. Signed in ink above his portrait photograph on the cover. Horizontal folding crease, light toning, overall very good. 6 x 9.75 inches (15 x 23.5 cm).
Signed autograph statement from the Polish violinist, particularly known as the founder of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. He has penned (translated from the German): "Enjoy the present, work for the future!" He has signed at the foot and dated 11 October 1906. On an album leaf, with an unrelated and unidentified signature dated August 17, 1957 to verso. Fine. 6.5 x 4 inches (16.5 x 10.2 cm). Read More...
Signed card from the Polish violinist and composer along with two half-tone photographs clipped from unidentified publications. Fine. Card measures 3.25 x 2.25 inch (8.2 x 5.7 cm.).
Paul Kochanski was appointed concertmaster of the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra at the age of 14, and toured European capitals with his good friend Arthur Rubinstein in 1907. Starting in 1924, he taught violin at Juilliard, where he stayed until dying of cancer in 1934.
Signed card dated 1934 from the important violinist, mounted to a half-tone photograph clipped from an unidentified publication. Fine. 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.).
Signed bust portrait of the important violinist, signed and inscribed: "To Rev. & Mrs. Robert Gillespie/ Fritz Kreisler, 1943." Inscribed to a darker area of the image with somewhat poor contrast, light central horizontal crease, three small notches on the right-hand side, and mounting residue on the verso, else fine. 8 x 10 inches (20.5 x 25.3 cm).
Clipped signature on University of Minnesota letterhead from the great violinist, mounted to small card and then to paper along with a half-tone photograph clipped from an unidentified publication. Fine. Paper measures 8 x 10 inches (19 x 26 cm.), card 3.25 x 2.25 inch (8.2 x 5.7 cm.).
Signed card from the great violinist along with a half-tone photograph clipped from an unidentified publication. Fine. Card and photograph both measure 3.25 x 2.25 inch (8.2 x 5.7 cm.).
Considered one of the greatest violinists of the twentieth century, Milstein performed well into his mid-80s and won a 1975 Grammy, a Legion of Honor medal from France, and a Kennedy Center Honor, amongst other accolades.
Signed card from the French composer and pedagogue, featuring an AMQS in G-flat major marked fuggevole [fleeting] from Philipp's own composition "Phalenes" inscribed "pour M. Roger Derby/ 1932/ I. Philipp," together with with a half-tone photograph clipped from an unidentified publication and together with the original stamped transmissal envelope. Fine. Card measures 3.25 x 2.25 inches (8.2 x 5.7 cm.), photograph 9 x 6.75 (22.9 x 17.1 cm.). Read More...
[Pianist]. "Playing Her Trump Card" - Postcard
Groan-worthy color printed illustrated postcard captioned "Playing her trump card" showing a woman playing the piano, her brightly-stockinged leg popping back towards her audience of two men, both evidently intrigued by the gesture. Note penned to verso, postmarked PA September, 1912. Edge wear and surface creases, else fine. 9 x 14 cm.
Impressive collection of signatures from many of the greatest pianists and organists of the first half of the twentieth century, including such luminaries as Vladimir Horowitz, Josef Lhévinne, Leopold Godowsky, Artur Schnabel, and Emil von Sauer, 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...
A signed card from the great violinist, dated 1933, mounted to paper along with a half-tone photograph clipped from an unidentified publication. Fine. Paper measures 6.5 x 10 inches (15.3 x 26 cm.), card 3.25 x 2.25 inch (8.2 x 5.7 cm.). Read More...
Signed photograph of the great guitarist, instrument in his lap, inscribed "To my dear friend Julian Borodewsky, heart, intelligence, and artistique [sic] moral...with all my affection / Andres Segovia / Los Angeles / 1954." Hurok Attractions stamp to verso. One-inch horizontal tear from right edge, else fine. 10 x 8 inches (25.3 x 20.2 cm).
Signed photograph of the great guitarist, strikingly trimmed to focus on the instrument in his lap, inscribed "To Julian and Anna with all / my love and my artistic esteem / Andres Segovia / Los Angeles 1955." Hurok Attractions stamp to verso. Approximately 7 x 5 inches.
10 x 8 inch original photograph of the great violinist holding the "Dolphin" Stradivarius, verso news label reading: "Famed violinist, Jascha Heifetz, is shown with his newly acquired "Dolphin" Stradivarius that he will play on the 'Telephone Hour' Monday, April 2, at 9:00 pm EST over the NBC Network. This violin is one of the world's most notable instruments and was in the hands of collectors most of the time since it was made in 1714. Mr. Heifetz will play four numbers on this violin on the 'Telephone Hour', assisted by Donald Voorhees and the Bell Telephone Orchestra." Stamped 03-25-1951 on the verso, tiny tears to edges, otherwise in fine condition.
French picture postcard published by Charles Collas & Co., Cognac, featuring an erotic photograph of a naked woman holding a violin against her thigh, elements of the anatomy obscured within the negative for a slightly more modest effect. Ca. 1910. Very fine. 3.64 x 5.7 inches (9.25 x 14.5 cm.).
Original fantastical illustration by the great American graphic designer and illustrator, charcoal on paper, depicting a violinist improbably drawing his bow across three violins. A wonderful encapsulation of the energy of live performance. 7 x 9 inches (17.8 x 22.9 cm.). Block of toning from prior mounting, mounting remnants on verso, small tears and punch holes to the margins. Read More...