Winter 2011 Catalogue


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81. Horowitz, Vladimir. (1903-1989).
Signed Photograph

A bold autograph of the beloved and legendary pianist on the cover photograph of a 1946 Carnegie recital program. Program is complete and in very fine condition, 19.5 x 26 cm.

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82. Hubbell, Raymond. (1879 - 1954).
Signed Sheet Music, "Poor Butterfly."

New York: T.B. Harms. A boldly signed and inscribed copy of the famous song by the American writer, composer and lyricist. Separated along spine, edges heavily chipped and with a few margin tears, none affecting signed area. An unsual inscription "to my Anglo-American friend Albert Freedman" dated "NY, 7/28/34." Read More...

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83. Hugo, Victor. (1802 - 1885).
Original drawing with watercolor wash entitled, "Paysage Urbain".

(c. 1850). 11.5 x 6.3 cm. A small ink drawing with watercolor wash on paper signed “V. Hugo” depicting a cityscape with a river in the foreground and a looming cathedral. Read More...

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Framed ensemble featuring the title page of Gounod's "Sérénade" composed to a poem by Victor Hugo, signed and inscribed in the upper left corner by Hugo and Gounod: "A ma Chére Amie et interprete Francise ---- Victor Hugo / bis --- Ch. Gounod 1867." Attractively matted and framed together with photographs of both Gounod and Hugo and measuring 39 x 47 cm overall. The sheet music page toned and with some staining, but the ensemble otherwise and overall fine. Read More...

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85. Hugo, Victor. (1802 - 1885) [J. Kuhn].
Original Photograph of Funeral Procession

Rare and striking original photograph of the famous funeral procession of Victor Hugo, attended by more than 2 million people on June 1, 1885 in Paris. Original albumen photograph, with the raised stamp of the photograph Kuhn of Paris in the lower right corner. Horizontal crease in lower sixth of plate, minor tears to edges, otherwise fine. 24.3 x 18.3 cm. Read More...

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86. [In Memoriam] Babbitt, Milton. (1916 - 2011).
Autograph Musical Quotation, "String Quartet No. 2."

Detailed AMQS from the composer's second String Quartet, accomplished and signed in black ink on a large sheet of music manuscript paper. 21 x 30 cm. In fine condition. Read More...

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87. [In Memoriam] Babbitt, Milton. (1916 - 2011).
Signed 1964 "Composition for Synthesizer" Copyright Document

Signed Associate Music Publishers Questionnaire dated Jan. 31, 1964 regarding Babbitt's "Composition for Synthesizer." 1 page, recto and verso. Hole punches at head, not affecting, and otherwise in very fine condition. A rare piece from the American composer and musical innovator, a pioneer in the musical use of synthesizers.

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An interesting signed 8 x 10 inch photograph of the American composer and musical innovator, shown here in front of one of the early synthesizers whose musical applications he pioneered. "The operator sits before a keyboard, not unlike a typewriter, and conveys to the machine his instructions in the form of holes punched on a paper roll fifteen inches wide. These holes represent binary decimal code numbers which determine the resultant pitch class, octave, envelope (growth and decay characteristics), spectrum (broadly speaking: timbre), and intensity of the musical event." (Babbitt, "Electronic Music," in "The Collected Essays," p. 73) Signed and inscribed along the lower blank margin, in fine condition.

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89. Horne, Lena. (1917–2010).
Signed Portrait and Original Poem

Unusual signed item from the late great singer/actress, a large mounted color magazine photograph over an original poem "Lady of Beauty (To Lena Horne)" neatly composed in red pencil by one Edna Lo Harrison in 1946. Horne has signed and inscribed the page in black ink "To Edna- Thank you for your very sweet interest - always, Lena Horne." The poem reads in full: "She has cute dimples in her cheeks, / and a twinkle in her eyes,/ Which makes those who really know her / Shout her praises to the skies. / She has a ready, beaming smile, / A sincertiy that's rare, / And the real warmth of her greeting / Has a very special flare. / Her universal beauty / Shines like a beacon of light / That seems to flow and make her / Most precious in His sight." 9 x 12 inches (23 x 30.5 cm) and in very fine condition.

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90. [In Memoriam] Horne, Lena. (1917–2010).
Original Photograph

Photograph of the great singer/actress, a double-image overlay showing her in profile and in a frontal view. 11 X 15.5 cm. She has signed the photograph "Most Sincerely, Lena Horne," but the signature is almost entirely invisible and the item is primarily of interest as a remarkable image.

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Signed 8 x 10 inch photograph of the American actor and dancer, flying through the air in a scene from the 1951 "Paint Your Wagon." Although he is now best-known to television audiences as Palmer Cortlandt on the soap opera All My Children (1979–2010), theatre and dance historians remember him as one of Agnes de Mille's leading dancers. Mitchell's skill at combining dance and acting was considered something of a novelty; in 1959, the critic Olga Maynard singled him out as "an important example of the new dancer-actor-singer in American ballet", pointing to his interpretive abilities and "masculine" technique.

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92. [In Memoriam] Sutherland, Joan. (1926 - 2010).
Early Signed Photograph as "Donna Anna."

Boldly signed Fayer postcard photograph of the late great soprano in an early portrayal of Donna Anna in Mozart's "Don Giovanni," a role she sang 61 times and which Bruno Walter noted was among the finest portrayals he'd ever seen. 8.5 x 13.5 cm and in very fine condition.

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93. [In Memoriam] Sutherland, Joan. (1926 - 2010).
Signed "Anna Bolena" Photograph and Letter

A terrific bold autograph in silver ink from the great soprano on an 8 x 10 inch photograph in Donizetti's "Anna Bolena." Sold together with a signed note, both addressed to Jean Marie Siougos, tenor of l'Opéra de Paris.

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94. [In Memoriam] Taddei, Giuseppe. (1916 - 2010).
Signed Photograph as Falstaff

Vintage Villani photograph, boldly signed and inscribed by the great Italian baritone in bold blue ink in 1953 and shown in the role in which he made his belated Met debut at age the age of 69. 13 x 18 cm. Mounting traces to verso, else fine.

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95. [In Memoriam] Taddei, Giuseppe. (1916 - 2010).
Signed Photograph in Rigoletto

A fine color photograph of the popular Italian baritone as Rigoletto. 12.5 x 18 cm.

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96. Kapell, William. (1922-1953).
Signed Photograph

Desirable signed photograph of the great pianist whose flourishing career was cut tragically short by a plane crash on the way back from Australia. Copland wrote of him: “I cannot conceive of his ever having given a dull performance – an erratic one, perhaps, a misguided or stylistically incongruous one maybe, but invariably one that was electric and alive.” Read More...

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97. Klemperer, Otto. (1885–1973).
Signed Contract

Unusual item from the German-born conductor and composer. Though best known as one of the twentieth century’s greatest interpreters of the core German repertoire, he also premiered important works by the likes of Janácek, Stravinsky, and Schönberg. DS, two pages both sides, 8.5 x 11, no date. Acknowledgement of receipt of a notice of use of copyrighted music on mechanical instruments agreement for Klemperer’s work ‘Merry Waltz.’ Signed on the reverse of the second page by Klemperer. Partially separated hinge, punch holes to top edge, paperclip impression to top edge, scattered creases, and a notation to inside page dated 1963, otherwise fine condition.

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98. Lachenmann, Helmut. (b. 1935).
Autograph Manuscript

A rare signed autograph manuscript sketch from the influential German composer associated with musique concrète instrumentale. 2 large and highly detailed pages in pencil (1 page, recto and verso) from his "Tanzsuite mit Deutschlandlied, music for orchestra and string quartet " (1979-80), identified by the composer in ink on one side, and signed and dated on the verso. Two horizontal and vertical creases, otherwise fine. Read More...

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99. Lefébure-Wély, Louis James Alfred. (1817-1869).
L’Office Catholique. 120 Morceaux divisés en dix Suites composés pour l’Harmonium ou l’Orgue à tuyaux, op. 148.

1861. First edition. 32 x 26 cm. 220 pp. Engraved. [PN] 2209 - 2218. 10 volumes in one. Green boards, half green leather with impressed gilt bands. In fine condition, with scattered light foxing, moderate damp-staining to rear cover and lower margin of final volume (approx. 20 pp). Rare, Worldcat records no copies.

A very scarce score from the important French organist and composer who played a central role in the development of the French symphonic organ style.


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100. Limón, José Arcadio. (1908–1972).
Signed Photograph

Signed and inscribed 8 x 10 inch photograph of the Mexican-born pioneering modern dancer and choreographer. Corners somewhat creased, otherwise fine.

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