Winter 2011 Catalogue


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121. Mozart, Leopold. (1719–1787).
Early Lithograph Portrait by Heinrich Eduard von Wintter

Original large 1816 portrait by Heinrich Eduard von Wintter (1788-1825). 13.2 x 10.2 inches and in fine condition.

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One page, with integral address leaf, opposite verso. 22 x 18 cm. Sav. Square, March 4, 1816. Addressed to the conductor, George Smart (1776 - 1867), "My good Friend." In English, in full: "I send you thanks for the 2 admissions you favored me with for last Friday - and if you can spare me a couple, occasionally I shall be much obliged - as my Mother and some friends will be happy to go. I feel indebted for the Admission card, altho [sic] I shall not use it - for unfortunately I cannot muster up fortitude sufficient (as yet) to go into Public. I was in hopes you would have called on me yesterday after Church. Come early on Thursday evening, that you may have a good batch of Whist [whisk? whit?]. I suppose know I have this House on Lady day to reside at Heme Hill. Adieu. When shall I have some chat with you? Yrs. Sincerely A.S.S. [Anna Selina Storace]." Read More...

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123. Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus. (1756–1791).
La Flûte Enchantée ou les Mysteres d'Isis. Grand Opera ...mis par l'auteur en Quatuors pour Deux Violons, Alto et Basse [KV 620]

Paris: Chez Sieber. [1797]. First edition. Upright folio. Vl I: 1f. (title, v. blank), [2] (blank), 2-15 pp; Vl II: 1f. (title), 2-14 pp; Va: 1f. (title), 2-13 pp; Vc: [1] (title), 2-14 pp. Engraved throughout. [PN] 1466. Housed in a custom clamshell box, crimson cloth. RISM M 5026. Gribenski (D'Un Opéra l'autre) p. 269. OCLC records only 2 copies worldwide. Read More...

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Striking 1821 bronze portrait medal by Caqué. 41 mm. Recto shows the composer in bust profile, with "Wolfgang Mozart." Verso with the text: "NATUS // SALISBURGI // IN GERMANIA // AN. MDCC.LVI. // OBIIT // AN. MDCC.XCI. // SERIES NUMISMATICA // UNIVERSALIS VIRORUM // ILLUSTRIUM // MDCCCXXI // DURAND EDIDIT." In very fine condition. Andorfer, Epstein 207. Read More...

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Ephemera
Classical Music

125. [Music Ephemera].
Antique Chinese Snuff Bottle in Shape of Instrument

Mid-19th century porcelain snuff bottle in the form of a stringed instrument. Hand-painted, measuring 8 cm long x 3 cm wide x 1.8 cm thick. Very fine.

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126. [Music Iconography].
Carved 18th Century Hurdy-Gurdy Head

A finely carved wooden Hurdy-Gurdy head, ca. 1750, in the form of a bust portrait of an 18th century man wearing a turban. With decorative patterns incised on three sides and lower borders. 11.9 x 16.5 cm. In very fine condition, a beautiful item for the music-room shelf! Read More...

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127. Muzio, Claudia. (1889–1936).
Signed Costume Photograph, "Norma."

Magnificent signed photograph of Muzio in one of her most celebrated roles. An original photograph by F. Bicio Ciay of Buenos Aires, signed and inscribed in 1928 by Muzio, who adds "Norma" in the lower left corner. 6.5 x 9.5 inches and in very fine condition. Read More...

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128. Nikisch, Arthur. (1855-1922).
Early Signed Cabinet Photograph

Rare early photograph of the great conductor, boldly signed in the the lower margin at age 28 and dated "Leipzig, 11 August 83." Cabinet photograph by W. Kuffert, slight losses and chipping along upper edge, otherwise fine. By far the earliest signed image of Nikisch we've seen, well before he trimmed his beard and mustache into the small and pointy figuration which became his trademark (and often caricatured) look! Read More...

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129. Paderewski, Ignace Jan. (1860-1941).
Large Signed Photograph

Large bust photograph, boldly signed across the image by the Polish pianist, composer and statesman who was also prime minister and foreign minister of the Polish Republic (1919). 18 x 29 cm. A large cabinet photograph, a few dings to edges, but overall in fine condition.

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130. Phillipps, Adelaide. (1833 - 1882).
CDV Photograph

Original portrait photograph of the important American contralto singer. With the imprint of the photographer J. Laurent of Madrid on the verso. 6.5 x 10.5 cm and in fine condition.

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131. Piaf, Edith. (1915–1963).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the great French chanteuse. 5 x 7 inch "Disques Columbia" promotional photo of Piaf, boldly signed and inscribed in blue ink in French. In very fine condition, an ideal example.

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Paris: P. de Lormel. 1783. First edition. Représentée à Fontainebleau devant leurs Majestés le 16 Octobre 1783 et pour la première fois sur le théatre de l'Académie Royale de Musique le 1er Décembre 1783. Read More...

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Libretto
Opera

133. Poulenc, Francis. (1899-1963).
Les animaux modèles. - Inscribed Presentation copy to Efimoff

Paris: Max Eschig. 1942. First edition. Ballet en un acte d'apres des Fables de La Fontaine. Piano-Vocal Score. Folio. 52 pp. [PN] 6300. Presentation copy, inscribed to the dancer Nicholas Efimoff "Pour le cher Efimoff avec ma gratitude et mon admiration. Fr. Poulenc / 1942." Covers slightly tones around edges, otherwise in fine condition. Read More...

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Autograph Document
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134. Powell, Maud. (1867-1920).
Signed Photograph

Signed postcard photo of the celebrated American violinist, boldly signed and dated May, 1917. 3.5 x 5.5 inches. Postally cancelled on the image and sent from Havana, Cuba where this signature was obtained. Read More...

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135. Preobajenska, Olga. (1870-1962) .
Signed Russian Cabinet Photograph

Scarce original 3 1/4 x 6 1/2 inch Russian cabinet photograph of the legendary Imperial Russian prima ballerina, boldly inscribed "To Alexandra Michailovna Maslovy, in memory of O. Preobajenska." Edges slightly worn, but overall in excellent condition. A very great rarity and truly fine example. Read More...

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Dance

136. Prokofieff, Serge. (1891-1953).
Signed and Corrected Proofs of the Sonatines, Op. 54 No. 1 and 2

The first proofs of the Première Sonatine in E-minor, Op. 54, No. 1 and of the Deuxième Sonatine in G-Major, Op. 54, No. 2. Signed and inscribed at the head of the first page of of the first Sonatine, requesting the second set of proofs ("Deuxième epreuve S.V.P. Serge Prokofieff le 24 Mai 1932") and with extensive and substantial corrections and annotations by the composer throughout, in blue and black ink, with alterations to the music (notes and rhythms), instructions for the engraver, dynamics and other phrase and expression marks. The proofs printed on single-sided blue negative paper with white notes, each stamped "[1ère] EPREUVE CORRIGE." 15 pages; 14 pages. 4to (34 x 28 cms). Russischer Musikverlag G.m.b.H. Berlin, Edition Russe de Musique, 1932. Paper is rather brittle, with toning and wear to edges, but otherwise in fine condition. From the estate of Madeline Hopper. Read More...

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137. Puccini, Giacomo. (1858–1924).
Autograph Signed Letter

Postcard-sized double-sided (slightly larger than 12mo) autograph letter signed in Italian to Antonio Bettolacci, postmarked Milan, March 1, 1902. The composer humorously discusses the prospects for meeting up do some "hunting" for women! In full: "Dear Barbafiera [wild beard], Have you heard from the Marzaiole (a kind of duck)? Our illustrious friend still hasn't ( ... ) on the murky horizon. Let me know o fierce one! Breather of poisons, or flesh tortured by anopheles mosquitoes - I hope / Oh God! / to come soon to inculcate you with new hunting methods - are you game? Goodbye ... Yours affectionately, Puccini.” In very fine condition, sold together with a vintage postcard photograph portrait. Read More...

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138. Pugno, Raoul. (1852-1914) .
Autograph Letter

Charming autograph letter from the the French composer, teacher, organist, and pianist. 1 page. "Lundi matin." Addressed to F. Thomé, sending thanks for the "charmante article" and thanking her in advance for what she wished to say about his piece. "I am happy, in this sad adventure, to have with me a musician like you." Signed in full, "Raoul Pugno." Usual fold, in very fine condition. 11.5 x 18 cm. Sold together with a period postcard photograph.

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139. Rachmaninoff, Sergei. (1873–1943).
Signed Photograph

A striking vintage doubleweight pearl-finish photograph, signed and inscribed in ink: “To Lincoln Memorial University / Sergei Rachmaninoff / March 1937.” 7.5 x 9.5 inches, photograph by George Faitzer, stamped on the verso. Mounting traces to verso corners, overall in very fine and clean condition.

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140. Reger, Max. (1873–1916).
Autograph Letter

3 pp. Munich. 21 Feb, 1906. On the composer's printed letterhead. To a concert organizer in Hanover, sending the titles of songs "which Ms. Rahn will sing on the 17th of March," followed by the titles of eleven songs with Opus numbers and the request to "please take care to see that the Opus numbes and details appear with each song on the program." Read More...

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