Summer 2021 Catalogue


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81. [Instrumentalists] Schnabel, Karl Ulrich. (1909–2001).
Signed Photograph

Uncommon signed photograph of the Austrian pianist, son of the legendary Artur Schnabel and teacher of such students as Leon Fleisher, Richard Goode, and Murray Perahia.  In very fine condition.  6 x 8 inches (15.2 x 20.3 cm.).

"Karl Ulrich Schnabel had a long and distinguished career as a pianist of international renown and was one of the world’s most sought after teachers.  He left his mark in music for one piano, four hands." (Schnabel Music Foundation)


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82. [Instrumentalists] [Shostakovich, Dimitri. (1906–1975)] Rostropovich, Mstislav. (1927–2007).
"Sonate für Violoncello und Klavier" — Signed Score

Hamburg: Hans Sikorski. Sonata for Cello and Piano by Dmitri Shostakovich, signed to cover by the legendary Russian cellist so closely associated with the composer and this work, who has inscribed "Pour François Xsavie / M. Rostropovich 95."  Edition 2157. Upright folio. Title; 2- 15 pp. Pencil markings throughout in the hand of Xsavie, else fine.   Read More...

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83. [Instrumentalists] Siloti, Alexander [Ziloti, Aleksandr Il'yich]. (1863 - 1945).
Autograph Musical Quotation and Signed Check

Very scarce autograph musical quotation, penned on the verso of the legendary pianist's visiting card.  Siloti has penned "Bach-Liszt: Preludes fugues: part? I-II? a-minor Prelude" with a one-measure quote, apparently an assignment to a student, Beatrice Poindexter, whose check to Siloti (countersigned by Siloti on verso) is also included. Both pieces smudged, overall very good. Read More...

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84. [Instrumentalists] Spivakovsky, Tossy. (1907-1998).
Signed Program

Signed program from a performance by the violin virtuoso in the Community Concert Association series in the Seattle area, 1948–49 season.  The program includes Handel's Andante and Allegro, Paganini's Sonata, Tchaikovsky's Concerto in D major, Schubert's "Ave Maria," Bartok's Romanian Folk Dances, Copland's Ukulele Serenade, and Sarasate's Carmen Fantasia.  Signed additionally by accompanist Max Lanner.  In fine condition.  6.25 x 9.5 inches (15.9 x 24.1 cm.). Read More...

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85. [Instrumentalists] Suzuki, Shinichi. (1898–1998).
Signed Newspaper Clipping

Newspaper clipping of a "Young Japanese Musicians" article, signed by the important musical pedagogue and creator of the Suzuki method.  Signed in blue ballpoint ink with signature in both Japanese and English, dated 1966.  Some toning and minor tears to the upper left margin, else fine. Irregularly trimmed to approx. 10.25 x 7.25 inches (19 x 26.2 cm.).

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86. [Instrumentalists] Szeryng, Henryk. (1918-1988).
Signed Photograph

Signed original photograph of the great Polish-Mexican violinist showing the fiddler on stage with his violin, by Scheinder of Graz.  An unusual image in pristine condition, signed and inscribed in 1981.  4 x 6 inches (12.5 x 17.5 cm.). Read More...

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Bifold concert program from a performance by the Festival Quartet, a piano quartet featuring violinist Szymon Goldberg, violist William Primrose, cellist Nikolai Graudan, and pianist Victor Babinat.  The performance, which took place at an unidentified venue in the Seattle area as part of the 1956–57 season of the Community Concert Association series, included pieces by Mozart, Schumann and Brahms.  4 pp.  In fine condition.  6.25 x 9.5 inches (15.9 x 24.1 cm.).  Together with two photographs of the quartet in performance and conversing around the piano.  In fine condition.  10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm.). Read More...

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88. [Instrumentalists] [Violin] Clidence, A. E..
"The Famous Funny Finished Fiddler" - Vaudeville Poster

Large vaudeville poster, ca. 1900's–1910's, advertising the "refined, famous, funny, finished fiddler A. E. Clidence, King of the Violin and of all Entertainers. Endorsed by both press and public as being The Funniest Man on Earth." Attractive typography, headlined "Positively Coming!" and featuring a portrait of Clidence and blank spaces at the foot for the location and date. Sight size 8.5 x 24 inches (21 x 60.5 cm), laid down on foam board and double-matted to an overall size of 13.5 x 28.75 inches. Fine.

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89. [Instrumentalists] [Violin].
Erotic Photograph Postcard

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.).

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90. [Instrumentalists] Ysaye, Eugene. (1858–1931).
AMQS and Postcard Photograph

A single chord autograph musical quotation from the great fiddler, boldly penned on a card and signed "Souvenir de E. Ysaye / 1895." Sold together with a vintage postcard photograph.

Carl Flesch called him "the most outstanding and individual violinist I have ever heard in my life," and he was the dedicatee of many major works from Debussy, Saint-Saens, Franck, Chausson and others.


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91. [Instrumentalists] Ysaye, Eugene. (1858–1931).
Signed 1908 Photograph on Recital Program

Fine original Queen's Hall recital program, boldly signed by the supreme Belgian violinist. Some staining and wear but generally in very good presentable condition. 23.5 x 19.5 cm.

Carl Flesch called him "the most outstanding and individual violinist I have ever heard in my life," and he was the dedicatee of many major works from Debussy, Saint-Saens, Franck, Chausson and others.


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92. [Instrumentalists] Zabaleta, Nicanor. (1907–1993).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the noted Spanish harpist, dedicatee of works by Alberto Ginastera, Darius Milhaud, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Joaquín Rodrigo and others. He is shown playing and has signed and inscribed at the foot, dating October 10, 1966. Some light smudging and surface wear, but overall fine. 3.5 x 5 inches (9 x 14 cm).

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93. [Conductors] Barbirolli, John. (1899–1970).
Signed Photograph to the Box Office Treasurer of the New York Philharmonic

Signed original doubleweight A. Laviosa of NY photograph of the British conductor and cellist, who has inscribed in fountain pen ink to the Box Office Treasurer of the New York Philharmonic, "To Edward Hochner / with all good wishes / John Barbirolli."  Very fine. 6.75 x 9 inches (17.1 x 22.9 cm.).

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94. [Conductors] Boulanger, Nadia. (1887–1979).
Signed Performance Program

Concert program from a February 11, 1939 performance with the New York Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall.  The formidable pianist, conductor and pedagogue has signed and inscribed in pencil "So gratefully / Nadia Boulanger" above the program listing.  During the performance, she lead the orchestra through pieces by Szalowski, Monteverdi, Fauré, and Françaix before playing a piece by her late sister, Lili Boulanger, at the organ, and concluding the evening at the piano, joined by Jean Françaix for Mozart's Concerto for Two Pianos in E-flat major.  Signed performance programs of Boulanger are very uncommon.  8 pp.  Light vertical crease, else fine.  6 x 9 inches (15.2 x 22.9 cm.). Read More...

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95. [Conductors] Fitelberg, Gregor. (1879 – 1953).
Autograph Musical Quotation Signed

Rare AMQS from the Latvian born Polish conductor/composer/violinist, who led the Warsaw Philharmonic for many years and who also conducted for Diaghilev, premiering Stravinsky’s Mavra among other works.  A champion of new Polish music, he conducted the first performances of most of the works of Szymanowski and Karlowicz among many others. Very scarce.  Vertical fold crease and light wear; overall fine.  7.15 x 4.75 inches (18.1 x 12 cm.).

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Autograph album leaf with a trio of musical signatures.  The German conductor Wilhelm Furtwängler and pianist Elly Ney have signed to one side, the latter's signature dated "Berlin 26/27 Sept. 26," while the verso is signed by American music critic Emilie Frances Bauer, who has humorously inscribed "I wish you many autographs of real celebrities, not just one like / Emilie Frances Bauer / Nov 14— 1923."  Light vertical crease, else in fine condition.  5.25 x 4.25 inches (13.3 x 10.8 cm.).

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97. [Conductors] [Gluck, Cristoph Willibald. (1714–1787)] Barbirolli, John. (1899–1970) [Leppard, Raymond. (1927–2019)] .
"Orpheus" - The Extensively Annotated Copy of John Barbirolli, Gifted to Raymond Leppard

London: Novello and Company. 1891. 8vo.  [PN] 8146.  135 pp.  Piano-Vocal score signed to front free endpage and to title page by Sir John Barbirolli with extensive annotations in his hand throughout, and inscribed on front flyleaf by the conductor's wife Evlyn, who has written "For Ray Leppard. / With my affectionate thanks / for his beautiful music making / at St. James Palace 30.XI.71 / and at all times. / Evlyn (Barbirolli) / 8. XII. 71."  Together with Autograph Letter Signed, in full "8. Au. 71 / Dear Ray: / Alas all John's heavily marked scores are now in the British Museum (where they can be studied but not removed - even by me!)  This was an extra Orfeo score but it has a few markups in it.  It comes to you as a very small thank you for the other night.  I felt it was a lovely occasion and your music making was more than worthy of it and its object. / With love and gratitude thanks / Evlyn."  The occasion to which Barbirolli refers is likely a performance of La Calisto under Leppard's baton at the Royal Albert Hall on August 6, 1971.  Though the letter states that there only a "few markups," there are markings in Barbirolli's identifiable hand on approximately 100 pages, with the majority of those quite extensively annotated with dynamics, expressive markings, cuts, textual and musical alterations or insertions.  Red cloth, gilt stamped. Ten pages with old yellowed tape repairs, resultant staining to adjacent pages, a few pages with torn corners, else in fine condition. Read More...

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98. [Conductors] Goossens, Eugene. (1893 - 1962).
Autograph Musical Quotation

Uncommon AMQS on an album page from the English conductor and composer. One measure, signed and dated November, 1935. 6.5 x 5.3 inches, very fine.

Goosens started as Beecham's assistant and later gave the British concert premiere of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring. In the US, he was conductor of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (1923 -1931) and from 1931 to 1946 he succeeded Fritz Reiner as the conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.


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99. [Conductors] [Haydn, Joseph. (1732–1809)] [Toscanini, Arturo. (1867–1957)] Fredenthal, David (1914–1958).
"Toscanini Conducting" – Collection of Drawings

Striking collection of four candid drawings by the American artist, capturing the acclaimed Italian conductor during recording sessions for RCA Victor in 1949.  One sheet is inscribed "Haydn" in ink along the bottom margin, and numbered "70" to the top right corner on the verso; the other inscribed "Toscanini singing? Haydn's 99th" in pen across the top margin, and numbered "75" to the top right corner on the verso. Pen, ink, and watercolor on two separate sheets of watercolor paper (drawings on rectos and versos of each sheet).  Unsigned.  Deckled edges with slight toning and wear, each with two small adhesive remnants at the top margin of one side.  Overall in fine condition.  Each 5.5 x 8 inches (13.9 x 20.3 cm.).  Read More...

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100. [Conductors] Knappertsbusch, Hans. (1888–1965) [Krauss, Clemens. (1893–1954)] [Pfitzner, Hans Eric. (1869–1949)].
Autograph Letter Signed mentioning the composer Hans Pfitzner and Adolf Hitler

ALS from the General Music Director of the Bavarian State Opera to the Austrian conductor Clemens Krauss, regarding some upcoming scheduled vacation time.  18 September 1934;  1 pp.  In part (translated from the German): "Dear General Director, / Pazack's artillery repeats itself every year," possibly a misspelled reference to the operatic tenor Julius Patzak.  He continues, "For that reason, may I ask you to change the vacation from the 16—18 of October only if absolutely necessary- but not Christmas Day.  There can be no objection to the rest of the dates that you have already requested.  The instance of the honorable Mr. Pfitzer, who unglued himself like a gel ["gallertartig"] from the Finn Cossmann to Hitler, almost makes one depressed. / With best regards / and Heil Hitler / yours / Hans Knappertsbusch."  Annotations in red wax pencil have been written throughout by an unknown hand.  Wear to edges, short split along horizontal mailing fold, else in fine condition.  8.5 x 10.5 inches (21.6 x 26.7 cm.). Read More...