Winter-Spring 2021 Catalogue


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A highly interesting and significant collection of letters, photographs and documents concerning the history of recordings in France, documenting the history of the Académie du Disque Français founded in Paris in 1951 by Colette, Maurice Yvain, Jean Fayard, and the poet Guy-Charles Cros, son of the inventor of the phonograph. Ninety items in all, various sizes, Paris and elsewhere, c.1878-1983. Its founding president was Arthur Honegger and it included among its ranks other composers, men of letters, such as Cocteau, critics and discophiles. Einstein, a gifted amateur violinist had been a member of the Académie du Disque from September 1954 until his death in April 1955. Full detailed description of included items as follows: Read More...

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2. [Arne, Thomas Augustine. (1710-1778)].
"This present Saturday...will be performed...the Serious Opera of 'Artaxerxes'" - Original 1813 Broadside

Original broadside for a Saturday, October 16, 1831 performance at Theatre Royal, Covent Garden of the composer's opera, performed for the "8th time" and "[c]ompressed into two acts."  Broadside also advertises performances of "the Burlesque Tragick Opera" Bombastes Furioso and the "Farce (with Songs)" Love, Law and Physick." Creases and rough edges, but overall in fine condition for its age. Approximately 8.25 x 12.25 inches (21.3 x 42.5 cm).

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3. Barber, Samuel. (1910–1981) & Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy. (1929–1994).
Press Photograph at the Metropolitan Opera House

Press Photograph of the former First Lady and the American composer attending a performance at The Metropolitan Opera House.  Caption above image reads in part "The two will attend the Met's 125th Anniversary performance."  Stamp to verso dated December 8, 1967.  Printed in low contrast sepia for publication mockup, overall good.  10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm.). Read More...

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4. [Bartók, Béla. (1881–1945)] Serly, Tibor. (1901–1978) [Monteux, Pierre. (1875–1964)].
"Homage à Béla Bartók" - Heavily Annotated and Edited Score from the Collection of Pierre Monteux

MS Facsimile score signed thrice by the Hungarian violist and composer, with autograph MS signed title page ("Homage à Béla Bartók: Lament (Lento and Fugata) for String Orchestra by Tibor Serly.  Duration 8 Minutes"), additional signature and autograph title to head of the work, and final signature near the final measure of the piece, "Tibor Serly / 1955 / 10 W. 580 St. / N.Y.C. 19 / N.Y.," extensively edited with autograph corrections and annotations throughout in blue ink and red pencil in the hand of the composer.  20 pp.  Light water damage to lower blank margin throughout, ink stains to lower front cover, blocks of toning to front and rear covers, else fine.  8.5 x 11 inches (21.6 x 27.9 cm.). Read More...

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Original Leipzig Gewandhaus concert program, 30th of January, 1845, including works by Beethoven, David, and Benedict among others.  4 pp., scattered foxing, mild surface creases, overall very fine. 7.25 x 9.5 inches (18.5 x 24 cm.) Read More...

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6. Bernstein, Leonard. (1918–1990).
"A Quiet Place & Trouble in Tahiti" - Signed Poster

Original poster signed by the composer and conductor for a production of A Quiet Place & Trouble in Tahiti at Kennedy Center Opera House from 21-28 July, 1984.  Framed and matted with signature to upper left.  Unexamined outside of frame, appears in very fine condition.  18.75 x 26.75 inches (47.6 x 67.9 cm.). Read More...

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7. Boulez, Pierre. (1925–2016).
Signed Photograph

Signed original Hastings-Willinger of Ohio photograph of the French composer and conductor shown in rehearsal, inscribed and signed "To Mr. Larry Davis / with my very best wishes / P. Boulez / April 69."  Trimmed down along upper edge from 8 x 10, else fine.  8 x 9.5 inches (20.32 x 24.1 cm.).

Larry Davis was the auditorium manager at Indiana University, where he had the opportunity to meet, and collect autographs from, numerous great performers.


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Large print, ca. 1920, after Willy von Beckerath's color portrait of the great composer. Printed in brown, gray and black tones, light toning and edge wear; overall very good. "Printed USA" in upper right corner. 20 x 25 inches (51 x 63.5 cm).


The artist was the son of pianist Laura von Beckerath and vintner Rudolf von Beckerath, who were friends of the composer. In addition to the present portrait, Willy von Beckerath made numerous other portraits of Brahms, all from life.


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9. [Brazilian Music] Burle–Marx, Walter. (1902–1990) & Sayão, Bidu. (1902–1999) & Segall, Bernardo. (1911–1993) & Bittencourt, Noemi..
"Presented by the Commissioner General of Brazil" - Signed 1939 New York World's Fair Program

Original single sheet program signed by conductor Walter Burle-Marx, soprano and featured soloist Bidu Sayão, and pianists Bernardo Segall and Noemi Bittencourt, from a performance by the New York Philharmonic as part of the World's Fair Music Festival on Thursday, May 4, 1939.  The performance, presented by the Commissioner General of Brazil, highlighted Brazilian soloists and composers, including works by Gomes, Mignone, Marx, Villa-Lobos, and Fernandez, along with vocal music by Gluck, Lully, and Adam.  Light creasing, else in fine condition.  1 p.  7 x 10 inches (17.8 x 25.4 cm.).

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10. Carter, Elliott. (1908–2012) [Knussen, Oliver. (1952–2018)].
"The Musical Languages of Elliott Carter" — Signed Presentation Copy

Washington: Library of Congress. 1984. First. Signed Presentation Copy from the great American composer to the great British composer Oliver Knussen and his wife: "For Sue and Ollie / affectionately / Elliott / N.Y. / April 25, 1985."  Hardcover.  87 pp.  Toning to cover, else in fine condition. Read More...

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Collection of nine checks, each signed by a musician, composer, or singer, including: Irving Berlin, Leopold Stokowski, Lawrence Tibbett, Sammy Cahn (3), Graham W. Jackson, Sr., and Mel Torme.  In overall fine condition.

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12. Chávez, Carlos. (1899–1978).
Signed Photograph to the Box Office Treasurer of the New York Philharmonic

Signed doubleweight Toppo of NY photograph of the Mexican composer, who has inscribed and signed in black ink to the Box Office Treasurer of the New York Philharmonic, "Para el Sr. Edward Hochner...Feliz 1937 / Carlos Chavez."  Inscription across a darker area, else in fine condition.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.). Uncommon.

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13. Copland, Aaron. (1900–1990).
Three Latin-American Sketches - SIGNED SCORE

New York: Boosey & Hawkes. 1975. Signed full score of the important American composer's Three Latin-American Sketches: 1. Estribillo, 2. Paisaje Mexicano, 3. Danza de Jalisco, in their 1968 and 1975 orchestrations.  Copland has signed the title page in ink: "Aaron Copland / 1977".  [PN] B.& H.20262.  Some light wear at edges, but overall in very fine condition.  Cover, t.p., 61 pp. bound with staples.  9.25 x 12.25 inches (23.5 x 31 cm). Read More...

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14. Copland, Aaron. (1900–1990).
Waltz from Billy the Kid - SIGNED SCORE

New York: Boosey & Hawkes. 1957. Upright 4to.  Signed full score of the waltz from the important American composer's Billy the Kid, in the 1957 orchestration, signed "Aaron Copland / 1977" at the head of the music.  [PN] D. E. 99.  Some light wear at edges, but overall in very fine condition.  17 pp. bound with staples.  9 x 12 inches (23 x 30.5 cm). Read More...

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15. [Covent Garden] [Bishop, Henry Rowley. (1787–1856)] [Haydn, Joseph. (1732–1809)].
"'The Lord of the Manor' with some few Alteration to introduce New Songs by Bishop" - Original 1813 Broadside

Original broadside for a Thursday, March 11, 1813 performance at Theatre Royal, Covent Garden of John Burgoyne's opera The Lord of the Manor, presented "with... [a]lteration" to include new songs from Bishop and several other composers.  Also in this remarkable performance would be "a New Farce, with Musick" entitled At Home, featuring among other enticements "In act I. a SHAWL DANCE by Miss S. Booth." At the bottom of the program are a series of advertisements for future performances, including "the First Part" of Haydn's The Creation.  The bottommost entry would like "those numerous Parties who have been disappointed of Boxes for the New Farce of At Home, the Burletta of Midas, & the Farce of Love, Law & Physick" to know "that those pieces will be repeated together on Monday next."  Creases and rough edges, fine tears in middle that do not obscure the text, but overall in fine condition for its age. Approximately 7.5 x 10.25 inches (21.3 x 42.5 cm). Read More...

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Selection of works by or arranged by the German-born pianist and composer who studied with Carl Friedrich Abel and (briefly) with Clementi. One of the leading pianists of the period of transition from Classicism to Romanticism, Cramer was also the founder (1824) of the London music publishing firm Cramer & Company.  Engraved unless stated below. Toning around edges, light foxing, else in fine condition unless stated below. Read More...

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17. Creston, Paul. (1906-1985) [Monteux, Pierre. (1875–1964)].
"Pre-Classic Suite. Op. 71" - Inscribed to Pierre Monteux

New York: G. Ricordi & Co.. 1958. Printed score inscribed to the important French conductor, "à mon cher Maître / Pierre Monteux / avec les meilleures / pensées / Paul Creston."  4to.  Lithograph.  [PN] N.Y. 1981.  52 pp.  Toning to upper edge of front cover, else fine.  7 x 10.5 inches (17.8 x 26.7 cm.). Read More...

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18. [David, Félicien. (1810-1876)].
Original 1845 Program

Original program of a Leipzig Gewandhaus concert on 19th of June, 1845, concert presented by and featuring music from the French composer Félicien David.  4 pp., scattered foxing, mild surface creases, overall very fine. 7.25 x 9.5 inches (18.5 x 24 cm.) Read More...

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19. Fenstock, Belle. (1914–1997) [Monteux, Pierre. (1875–1964)] .
"American Rhapsody" - Inscribed to Pierre Monteux

Philadelphia: Oliver Ditson. 1946. Piano-conductor score inscribed on the cover to important French conductor Pierre Monteux, "To / Mr Pierre Monteux— / with best wishes— Belle Fenstock."  4to.  [PN] 78627.  28 pp.  Light foxing to cover, else fine.  9.75 x 12.75 inches (24.8 x 32.4 cm.). Read More...

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20. Foster, Stephen Collins. (1828–1864).
"My Old Kentucky Home, Good Night. Foster's Plantation Melodies No. 20 as sung by Christy's Minstrels"

New York: Firth, Pond & Co.. 1853. First. Upright folio.  Engraved.  [PN] 1892.  Title; 2–5 pp.; blank.  Light foxing throughout, pages separated, toning along right edge, else in fine condition.  10.5 x 13.5 inches (26.7 x 34.3 cm.).  Fuld p. 384–385. Read More...

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