Summer 2021 Catalogue


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41. Stravinsky, Igor. (1882–1971).
Autograph Signature with Photograph

Autograph signature from the great composer, who has written "To Charly Smith / Sincerely / Igor Stravinsky," paired together with an unusual four-frame unsigned photograph, showing him conducting on his 85th birthday, 1967.  Signature on a card measuring 3 x 5 inches (7.6 x 12.7 centimeters). Photograph in good condition, with with light red staining and markings from publication and newspaper clippings affixed to verso.  8 x 10 inches (21.5 x 17 centimeters).

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Rare original sepia photograph by Eric Schall showing a dance rehearsal attended by Igor Stravinsky and George Balanchine among others. Fine, stamped on the verso by the photographer. 7 x 5 inches. Very fine.

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Original 1962 press photograph of the great composer and conductor.  Areas of surface loss and markings; overall fine.  7 x 9 inches (17.8 x 22.8 cm.).

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44. Stravinsky, Igor. (1882–1971).
Concerto en ré pour Violon et Orchestre...Partition d'Orchestre. SIGNED SCORE

Mainz und Leipzig: B. Schott's Sohne. 1931. Study Score Partitur. Small 8vo. 66 pp.  [PN] 33103. Signed on the front cover in blue ballpoint ink by the composer "Souvenir from Igor Stravinsky  / June 30 / 61." Wrappers, faint scattered dampstaining, some chipping to spine ends, overall very good.   Read More...

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45. Stravinsky, Igor. (1882–1971) [Monteux, Pierre. (1875–1964)].
"Deeply grieved by the loss of my oldest friend" - Condolence Telegram Upon Monteux's Death

Extraordinary original telegram addressed to the widow of Pierre Monteaux, sent the day of his death (Jul 1 1964, 7:25 PM).  Stravinsky writes, in full, "Deeply grieved by the loss of my oldest friend in music and everybody's loss of this greatest conductor the passing of this man is also the passing of an era."  8 x 5.75 inches (20.3 x 14.5 cm.).  Fine.  A powerful statement attesting to one of the most important musical partnerships of the twentieth century. Read More...

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46. Stravinsky, Igor. (1882–1971).
1946 Photograph Conducting Woody Herman

Oriignal 10 x 8 inch photograph of the composer at a rehearsal in the Paramount Theatre where he was conducting Woody Herman in a rehearsal of his "Ebony Concerto" for clarinet and swing band in advance of the performance on March 25, 1946 in Carnegie Hall. Stamped 2/2/46 on the verso, with later stamps and clippings, apparently published in the NY Times and with a few areas of in-painting within the image for publication. Overalll fine.

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47. Stravinsky, Igor. (1882–1971).
Signed and Other Original Photographs from the collection of Miranda Levy

Collection of photographs of and relating to the great composer from the collection of Miranda Levy, founding member of the Santa Fe Opera and wife of pioneering television director Ralph Levy. The collection includes a postcard photograph of Marino Marini's 1951 bust sculpture of Stravinsky, inscribed in red pencil "To Miranda / Igor Stravinsky" adding in blue pencil "Kisses in blue"; three original photographs taken during rehearsals for a 1957 production of The Rake's Progress at Sante Fe Opera in New Mexico (various sizes, largest 8 x 10 inches); original candid photograph of the composer's wife Vera Stravinsky; candid color polaroid photograph of the composer with friends taken in Venice, Italy in 1960.  Together with Typed Letter Signed from Janet Wells to Miranda Levy (January 26, 1984;  1 pp. on Congdon & Weed stationary) reading in part "Enclosed are the photographs of Stravinsky you loaned us for our forthcoming publication."  Overall in fine condition. Read More...

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48. Stravinsky, Igor. (1882–1971).
Signed Photograph with Oedipus Score

Exceptional vintage 6.5 x 9 inch original Grimm of Munich glossy photograph of the composer inspecting the score of his "Oedipus," signed clearly in blue ink “I. Stravinsky / July 1962.” In fine condition, with photographer’s stamps on the verso. Read More...

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AMQS of four notes penned over four measures in mixed treble and bass clefs, written by the composer in blue fountain pen ink on an album page fancifully dated "le 17 Octobre 1942," and labelled "El Retiro," the Santa Barbara residence of Pierre and Michelle Mérillon, friends of the composer.  Stravinsky has signed the page twice, initialing his quotation "IStr" and signing in full "Igor Stravinsky" in a list of others guest signatures, including that of his wife Vera Stravinsky;  French poet, dramatist and diplomat Pierre Paul Claudel; his wife Marion Cartier Claudel, daughter of Pierre Cartier of the three legendary Cartier brothers jewelry firm; French pianist Marcelle de Manziarly; Georgette Boyer Sachs and Emilie F. Senger. 5.5 x 7.75 inches (14 x 19.5 cm.). In fine condition Read More...

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50. Stravinsky, Soulima. (1910–1994).
Signed Photograph

A fine original 1936 linen-textured photograph, boldly signed and inscribed by the Swiss-American pianist and composer, a student of Isidor Philipp and Nadia Boulanger and an important interpreter of the works of his father, Igor Stravinsky. 9 x 18 cm. In fine condition.

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51. Tchaikovsky, Peter Il'yich. (1840-1893).
Concerto No. 3 pour Piano avec accompagnement d'Orchestre. [Piano Concerto No. 3 in E-flat major, Opus 75 ]

Moscou: P. Jurgenson. [1894]. First Edition. Piano avec 2d Piano, piano score. Upright folio. Title; 2-51 pp. Lithograph. [PN] 19618. In original wrappers, wrappers toned with moderate chipping around the edges, small area of abrasion to upper right recto corner, internally clean and overall a fine copy.  Read More...

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52. Vaughan Williams, Ralph. (1872–1958).
"An Oxford Elegy" and "Fantasia Quasi Variazione" Premiere Performance - SIGNED PROGRAM

Rare signed program from the private premiere performance of the important British composer's An Oxford Elegy and Fantasia Quasi Variazione, premiered at his house, The White Gates, on Sunday, November 20th, 1949 by the Tudor Singers, the Schwiller String Quartet, Steuart Wilson (Reciter) and pianist Michael Mullinar.  Composer's  bold signature in black ink to front page, together with an inscription at the foot in blue ink from George Blackford, a member of the Tudor Singers, which reads "It was my great good fortune to sing in the first performance of this beautiful music in Vaughan Williams' house on the 20/11/1949.  Such beauty have I known. / George Blackford."  4 pp. In fine condition, most unusual. 

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The Letter Edged in Black Press. 1968.

S.M.S. No. 5., from the edition of 2000. The influential avant-garde composer and artist's statements on tuning and time, lithographed handwriting in silver on black construction paper, with a calligraphic border by his wife and artistic collaborator Marian Zazeela. 61 x 25 cm. Read More...


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54. [Instrumentalists] Ashkenazy, Vladimir. (b. 1937).
Signed Recital Program

Early recital program from a Sunday, October 17, 1965 performance at Symphony Hall in Boston.  The Russian pianist has signed to the top of the program listing, which included works by Bach, Schumann, Ravel, and Scriabin.  8 pp.  Very fine.  6 x 9 inches (15.2 x 22.9 cm).

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55. [Instrumentalists] Benedetti Michelangeli, Arturo. (1920–1995).
Early Signed Wartime Program

Very uncommon early signed wartime program from the legendary Italian pianist, then just twenty-two years of age, who performed a recital at the Teatro Adriano - Governatorato di Roma - Regia Accademia di Santa Cecilia on April 29, 1942. Performed during the period in which he was actively serving in the Italian Air Force, the program included works by Tomeoni, Beethoven, Chopin, Ravel and Debussy and Benedetti Michelangeli has signed and inscribed in bold fountain pen ink to the lower blank area of the program listing. 8 pp. Light folding wear and scattered light foxing; overall fine. 7 x 10 inches (18 x 25 cm). Read More...

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56. [Instrumentalists] Borge, Victor. (1909–2000).
Recital Broadsheet

Charming single-sheet broadsheet program  advertisement depicting the beloved pianist and comedian in a tuxedo, carrying a Steinway Piano-shaped briefcase.  The insert advertises an upcoming recital at Symphony Hall in Boston on Friday, March 1, 1963.  In very fine condition.  6 x 9 inches (15.2 x 22.9 cm). Read More...

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57. [Instrumentalists] Busch, Adolf. (1891–1952) [Beethoven, Ludwig van. (1770–1827)].
Signed All-Beethoven Program

Concert program from a March, 1939 performance with the New York Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall, signed above the program listing by the German-Swiss violinist.  The all-Beethoven performance, which featured Busch as soloist for the Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major, also included Three Equali for Four Trombones and Symphony No. 6 in F major ("Pastoral").  8 pp.  Light vertical crease to middle, else in fine condition.  6 x 9 inches (15.2 x 22.9 cm.).

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58. [Instrumentalists] Cliburn, Van. (1934–2013).
Signed Program

Recital program from a Sunday, January 21, 1962 performance at Symphony Hall in Boston. The great pianist has inscribed "To Paul - / with appreciative best wishes / Van Cliburn / 21/I/62" to cover.  The performance included works by Beethoven, Prokofiev, and numerous pieces by Chopin, including the Ballade in A-flat Major, two Études, the Fantasie in F Minor, and the Scherzo in C-sharp Minor.  8 pp.  In fine condition.  6 x 9 inches (15.2 x 22.9 cm). Read More...

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59. [Instrumentalists] Dichter, Misha. (b. 1945).
Signed Photograph

Early and handsome Wayne J. Shilkret photograph of the American pianist, who has inscribed "To Paul, / Misha Dichter / Nov 2, 1969."  Photographer's stamp to verso.  Very fine.  9.5 x 7 inches (24.1 x 17.8 cm.). Read More...

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60. [Instrumentalists] Dichter, Misha. (b. 1945).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the American pianist at his instrument.  In very fine condition.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.). Read More...

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