Winter-Spring 2021 Catalogue


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121. [Opera] Price, Leontyne. (b. 1927).
Signed Photograph in "Don Giovanni"

Signed Dilworth photograph of the great American soprano, who has inscribed "To Paul / Sincerely, / Leontyne Price," in costume as Donna Anna in a production of Mozart's Don Giovanni.  Metropolitan Opera Press Department stamp to verso.  Light crease to lower left corner, else very fine.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.). Read More...

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122. [Opera] Roman, Stella. (1904 - 1992).
Signed Photograph

Signed portrait of the popular Romanian soprano, boldly inscribed: "To Min. Robert Gillespie,/ cordially/ Stella Roman/ 1947."  Two horizontal creases, scattered surface creasing, else fine.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.).

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123. [Opera] Rossini, Gioacchino. (1792-1868).
Original CDV Photograph

Original carte de visite photograph of the Italian opera composer, photographed by Legé & Bergeron, Paris, ca. 1864 at about age 72. On the photographer's mount with notes and stamps on the verso. In fine condition. 2.25 x 4 inches (5.7 x 10 cm.)

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Concert program from an April, 1939 performance of the composer's Messa Solenne by the New York Philharmonic with the Westminster Choir, signed by the four featured singers, including soprano Ria Ginster, tenor Charles Kullman, mezzo-soprano Bruna Castagna, and baritone Leonard Warren.  In fine condition.  8 p. 6 x 9 inches (15.2 x 22.9 cm.).

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125. [Opera] [Russian Opera] Alminow, Dmitri.
Signed Postcards

Two Russian postcards with unidentified signatures, apparently from Russian singers whom we have been thus far been able to positively identify: Read More...

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126. [Opera] Schwarzkopf, Elisabeth. (1915–2006).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the great soprano, who has inscribed "For Mr. Davis— with many thanks! / Elisabeth Schwarzkopf / 11.II.1960."  Small dent to lower edge, stains and surface loss to verso with slight show-through to recto, else in very fine condition.  8 x 10 inches (20.32 x 25.4 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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127. [Opera] Schwarzkopf, Elisabeth. (1915–2006).
Signed Photograph in "Der Rosenkavalier"

Signed photograph of the legendary soprano in one of her most famous roles, the Marschallin in Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier, inscribed "To Paul! / Elisabeth Schwarzkopf."  Light crease to lower right corner, else fine.  8 x 10 inches (20.32 x 25.4 cm.). Read More...

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128. [Opera] Stockhausen, Julius. (1826–1906).
"I received the great bass aria from Graun's Der Tod Jesu." - Autograph letter to Eduard Hanslick[?]

Autograph letter from the great German baritone to an unidentified correspondent ("Highly esteemed Sir"), responding to the latter's suggestion to settle in Vienna. In German. Dated Carlsruhe [now Karlsruhe], Germany, 22 October [?] 1853. Large 8vo, 3pp. Stockhausen thanks his correspondent for his advice on settling in Vienna, mentioning that the correspondent had already promised him "in London" to help him with finding an apartment. He then reports a musical discovery he has recently made: "Eight days ago I sang in Basel, and through Reiter (whom you know, too) I received the great bass aria from Graun's Der Tod Jesu [The death of Jesus] for closer study; I had the parts copied immediately and will sing the aria in the next academy in Mannheim on the 25th. Lachner is ... a classic Kapellmeister, trying to refine the taste of the the audience; he has been very pleased with the find. If Basel does not send the parts, I will sing 'The people that walked in darkness', a very fitting text for Christmas. ... In two days I will travel to Mannheim for Christmas Day and hope to find your answer there; I confess I am very curious." Signed "J. Stockhausen." Some creases and minimal tears. In very good condition overall. Read More...

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129. [Opera] Sumac, Yma. (1922-2008).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the Peruvian soprano known as one of the most famous proponents of exotica music and renowned for her huge vocal range, who has inscribed "To Paul / with all my appreciation / Yma Sumac."  Slight creases to left corners, else in very fine condition.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.). Read More...

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130. [Opera] Sutherland, Joan. (1926–2010).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the soprano, who has inscribed "To Paul / Best wishes / Joan Sutherland," with press blurb to verso regarding a December 1 performance of Donizetti's Anna Bolena.  In fine condition.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.). Read More...

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131. [Opera] Sutherland, Joan. (1926–2010).
Signed Photograph

Signed Peter Fink New York photograph of the soprano, who has inscribed "To Paul / with best wishes / Joan Sutherland."  Manager Herbert Breslin's stamp to verso.  Signature low-contrast, else in fine condition.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.). Read More...

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132. [Opera] Tagliavini, Ferruccio. (1913–1995).
Signed Photograph

Vintage James Abresch of NY photograph, signed and inscribed by the great Italian lyric tenor in bold green ink in 1952. 13 x 18 cm. Very fine.

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133. [Opera] Tamburini, Antonio. (1800–1876).
"Would you please permit an ex-artist to submit himself under your protection." - Autograph Letter Signed

Autograph letter, the body probably in a secretarial hand, from the great Italian baritone to Madame la Comtesse de Keller.  2p. of embossed bifolium, no date or place. In French. In part: "Would you please permit an ex-artist, who is so used to favors from the high aristocracy ... to submit himself under your protection, Madame, to pass my enclosed letter on to His Imperial Highness." Signed "A. Tamburini". Together with envelope addressed to "Madame la Comtesse / Comtesse de Keller /Hotel Windsor" in the same hand; inscribed "From Mr. Tamburini" on back. The correspondent is not identified in the letter itself. Read More...

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134. [Opera] Tamburini, Antonio. (1800–1876).
"My dear le Prince will dress[?] as valet." - Autograph Letter Signed

Autograph letter of the great Italian baritone to unidentified correspondent. 1p. of embossed bifolium. In French, no date, place, or salutation. "My dear le Prince will [dress?] as valet... I ask you to take his measures." Specifications for the individual garments follow. Signed "Tamburini". Together with a manuscript biography of Tamburini in an unknown hand. In fine condition.  Read More...

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135. [Opera] Thebom, Blanche. (1915–2010).
Signed Photograph

Signed Halsman of NY photograph of the mezzo-soprano, boldly signed and inscribed in red ink: "To Rev. Gillespie,/ Sincerely,/ Blanche Theborm."  Marks to right edge, light surface creasing and folds to upper left corner, else fine, 8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.).

Blanche Thebom, who had a career-long association with the Metropolitan Opera in New York, was part of the first wave of American-born opera singers to have successful international careers.


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136. [Opera] Uppman, Theodor. (1920–2005).
Signed Photograph

Signed Bender of New York photograph of the dashing American baritone, who has inscribed "All good wishes to / Cozette Roberts— Sincerely— Theodor Uppman / Feb. 1962."  In fine condition.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.).

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Original doubleweight Louis Peres photograph signed by the Canadian dancers and stamped by the photographer to verso.  Light wear along edges and in corners, else fine.  10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm.).

In the 1970's, Augustyn and Kain were principal dancers for the National Ballet of Canada, where Kain continues to serve today as artistic director.


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138. [Dance] [Ballet].
Original Postcard Photographs

Grouping of three original ca. 1910 postcard photographs of ballet dancers in costume for various unidentified productions, issued in Florence, London, and Moscow. Minimal edge and corner wear, silvering to top half of one postcard, else fine.  Approx. 3.5 x 5.5 inches (8.8 x 13.5 cm.) each.

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139. [Dance] [Ballet] Pavlova, Anna. (1881–1931) & Novikoff, Laurent. (1888–1956) .
"Amarilla" - Stunning Signed Photograph

Hand-colored glossy Rotary Foulsham & Banfield of London postcard photograph signed by the great Russian dancers who are shown in a striking back-to-back pose.  Unrelated message written to verso, dated 22 August 1913.  In fine condition.  3.5 x 5.5 inches (8.9 x 14 cm.). Read More...

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140. [Dance] Boni, Aida. (1880-1974).
Signed Photograph as Salome

Uncommon and boldly signed postcard photograph of the Italian dancer, a great star at the Brussels Monnaie, the Opera in Paris, Covent Garden and La Scala.  Light edgewear, else fine, approx. 5.5 x 3.5 inches (14 x 8.9 cm.).

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