Winter 2011 Catalogue


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101. Lipatti, Dinu. (1917-1950).
Autograph Letter

An important and very rare autograph letter. 1 page. Valence, May 4, 1948. Addressed to the composer Marcel Mihalovici in Paris ("Tres cher Ami"), and sold together with the original transmissal envelope, signed on the verso in pencil. The letter with usual folds, written and signed in full in blue ink, in very fine condition. Read More...

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102. Liszt, Franz. (1811–1886).
Rare Original Class Photograph, inscribed by Pauline Apel

A remarkable and very uncommon original cabinet photograph by Louis Held, showing Liszt seated in the doorway at Weimar, surrounded by his students, including d'Albert, Rosenthal, Siloti, Friedheim, Stavenhagen and others. In very fine condition with one corner chipped and with an inscription on the verso, in the hand of Pauline Apel, Liszt's longtime housekeeper, translated from the German "To Commemorate The Liszt Museum In Weimar by Pauline Apel, 30 Year Servant of Liszt, 21 of August 1903." Very fine. 16.5 x 11 cm. Read More...

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103. Liszt, Franz. (1811–1886).
Silver Portrait Medal

Fine silvered portrait medal of the Hungarian virtuoso pianist and composer, signed "Rigele A." on the obverse, beneath a bust portrait. The verso with an art deco design, inscribed "LISZT JUBLEUM 1811 / 1911." The top of the medal with a double loop for attachment to a pin or chain. In very fine condition. 30 mm.

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104. Liszt, Franz. (1811–1886) & Stavenhagen, Bernhard. (1862–1914).
Autograph Musical Quotation, "Second Piano Concerto."

A rare AMQS from the Hungarian composer and virtuoso pianist who boldly pens and signs ("F. Liszt") the opening three measures of his Second Piano Concerto in A Major. Approximately 2 cm below, one of Liszt's most celebrated students - Berhard Stavenhagen - has signed and dated Weimar 7.10.86." 16 x 23 cm and in very fine condition. Read More...

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105. Mahler, Gustav. (1860-1911).
Inscribed Visiting Card

Uncommon original visiting card of the great composer, boldly inscribed with an unsigned note in Mahler's hand: "Would you please return my songs, which I need for a performance abroad. With friendly greetings" - below his printed name. All on one side, undated. Together with a printed photograph, the pair in very fine condition and ideal for display.

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106. Mahler, Gustav. (1860-1911).
Original 1901 Concert Program - Beethoven IX

A very scarce and unusual Vienna concert program (large single sheet flyer, ca. 9.5 x 12 inch), January 27, 1901. Gustav Mahler conducting the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in a performance of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. The soloists for the historic program were Elize Elizza, Lotte Kusmitsch, Franz Naval and Moritz Frauschner. In very fine condition, with a central fold. Read More...

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107. Mahler, Gustav. (1860-1911).
Original 1906 "Figaro" Vienna Hofoper Broadside

A very scarce and unusual Vienna Hofoper broadside (single sheet flyer, 12 x 9 inch) from an October 12, 1906 performance of Mozart's "Die Hochzeit des Figaro" (Nozze die Figaro), conducted by Gustav Mahler. The performance featured singers Laura Hilgermann, Maria Gutheil-Schoeder, Berta Kiurina, Richard Mayr, and Friedrich Weidemann, and while the conductor's name is not printed - as was the custom - Mahler's name has been neatly penned above the title (and is confirmed as the conductor in the Hofoper archives). Two torn portions in margins, usual folds, otherwise fine.

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108. [Mahler, Gustav. (1860-1911)] Isnenghi, T. .
Bronze Portrait Medal

Uniface portrait medal issued in the year following the composer's death, 1912. Left facing portrait bust, inscribed "GUSTAV MAHLER" and signed "Th. Isnenghi." 60 mm. x 52 mm. 76.3 grams. A few minor blemishes, overall fine. Niggl 1234.

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109. Mahler-Werfel, Alma. (1879 - 1964).
Autograph Letter

Autograph letter from the great muse and wife, successively, of Gustav Mahler, Walter Gropius and Franz Werfel. 2 pp. August 2 [no year]. On her New York letterhead, addressed to Alice Warburg [née Magnus] and signed "Alma Maria." In fine condition. Read More...

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110. Martinu, Bohuslav. (1890-1959).
Signed Photograph with Autograph Musical Quotation, "La Bagarre."

A rare original matte postcard photograph by Vanek of Prague, signed and with an AMQS dated Prague, 1933 on the mount. The musical quotation is from Martinu's orchestral work, "La Bagarre." In very fine condition, 25 x 15.5 cm. Read More...

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111. Melchior, Lauritz. (1890-1973).
Signed Portrait as Tristan

Fine signed portrait of the great heldentenor in his most celebrated role. 7.5" x 9.5" doubleweight reproduction of a painting, boldly signed and inscribed in green ink. Mounting traces on verso, else fine.

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A scarce original CDV portrait of the German pianist and composer, sister of Felix Mendelssohn. Issued by Sophus Williams of Berlin, 2.5 x 4.2 inches and fine condition.

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113. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix. (1809–1847).
"Jesu, meine Freude." A Facsimile of the Composer’s Autograph Now in the Newberry Library

Chicago: 1966. Introduction by Oswald Jonas. 26 x 34 cm. 8,12 pp. Beautiful halftone of the 1828 composition based on the famous Lutheran chorale of 1653. Scored for chorus and orchestra. Limited edition of 700 copies. Wrappers with special hand-made marbled paper.

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An uncommon autograph manuscript from one of the most important of modern German sacred poets. 1 page, 23 x 31 cm. Scattered foxing, upper edge a little rough, else fine. Signed and inscribed additionally "Berlin 19 April 1859 / Berduschek," by Moritz Berduschek, the prominent Pastor who had given the funeral oration at Felix Mendelssohn's funeral in 1847.

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115. Meyerbeer, Giacomo. (1791–1864).
Autograph Musical Manuscript

Autograph manuscript of a short full vocal work, penned on an album page measuring 18 x 13.5 cm. Twelve measures, marked "Allegretto Scherzoso" for Soprani and Bassi and signed in full at the conclusion, "Giacomo Meyerbeer." The humorous text reads "Dominus vobiscum! Dieu vous conserve et Vous préserve de tout Album" ["The Lord be with you! May the Lord keep and protect you of any Album"]. Mounting traces and slight losses to two corners, not affecting. Together with a postcard portrait of the composer, showing Meyerbeer head and shoulders turned slightly to the right. Read More...

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116. Milstein, Nathan. (1903–1992).
Signed Photograph with Violin

Superb image of the supreme Russian violinist, noted for his fine interpretations of the unaccompanied Bach sonatas and Romantic works. He performed well into his mid-80s, won a 1975 Grammy, a Legion of Honor medal from France and a Kennedy Center Honor. One of the GREATS. In very fine condition, measuring 8 x 10 inches, signed in bold black ink.

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117. Mitropoulos, Dimitri. (1896–1960).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph from the American conductor, pianist and composer of Greek birth. 8 x 10 inches and in very fine condition, an ideal example. Read More...

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118. Montez, Lola. [D. C. Johnston].
"Lola Has Come! Enthusiastic Reception of Lola by an American Audience" - 1852 Print

Rare printed caricature of the notorious European dancer and courtesan Lola Montez by American satirist D. C. Johnston, often called "the American Cruikshank." Issued in his illustrated publication The Old Soldier in 1852. Montez is shown dancing on an American stage before and audience of two: an old Quaker peering between his fingers (his other hand holding the volume "Sober Thoughts") and another man peeking over his Herald. Small loss at upper right margin corner, a few minor stains in margins, overall fine. 27.5 x 22 cm. [Murrell, American Graphic Humor, I, 188, fig. 186] Read More...

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119. Mozart, Constanze. (1762–1842).
Briefe/Aufzeichnungen. Dokumente. 1782-1842.

Dresden: Opal-Verlag. 1922. First edition. Edited by Arthur Schurig. One of 1500 copies, this being number 867. 4°. XLVIII, 189 pages plus a potrait frontispiece, 2 facsimilie letters and a folding family tree. Text in German. Attractive marbled boards with inset leather plate to front cover and at spine [as issued]. Spine extremities rubbed, overall a very good copy.

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120. [Mozart, Constanze. (1762–1842)] Brazier, Nicolas. (1783–1838).
Chansons et Poésies Diverse - Inscribed to Constanze Mozart

Paris: Chez Rosa, Lib. Grande Cour du Palais Royal. 1821. First edition. Half title (verso blank); 1f (blank) [verso with engraving "Dédale & Icare"]; 1f. (title with engraving); 1 - 203 (vb) pp; Table (205 - 208 pp). Bound in contemporary hand-painted pink wrappers, the paint having faded to show the printed texts of another volume used here as wrappers, and with the title affixed at the spine. Wrappers and spine somewhat chipped, foxed and with rough edges throughout, though mostly clean. Inscribed to Constanze Mozart on the first free endpage by the French chansonnier and Vaudeville playwright: "offert à Madame Mozart par l'auteur, NB." Read More...

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