Original Annemarie Heinrich of Buenos Aires photograph of the great violinist shown in profile in a performance pose, boldly signed and inscribed in 1951 in black ink. 4.25 x 6.5 inches [16.5 x 11 cm]. Crease through the upper edge and left corner, otherwise fine.
String-bound scrapbook filled with newspaper clippings and programs related to classical musicians of the mid twentieth century, including signatures or signed programs from pianists Eugenia Buxton, Robert Casadesus, and Dalies Frantz, Amra Grotto Band leader W. T. DeSautelle, and a program signed by members of the Vienna Boys Choir, as well as unsigned programs and broadsides of Stokowski, Don Cossack Russian Male Chorus, Ethel Bartleet and Rae Robertson, In fine condition. 8 x 11.5 inches (20.3 x 29.2 cm.).
Poster advertising the great pianist as presented by impresario Sol Hurok with a quotation along the bottom from the New York Post proclaiming him "The most exciting pianist of our time," and with a blank space left at the top for concert particulars. Steinway and Victor Records, appear at the bottom on either side. Uneven toning throughout, with minor wear to the top and bottom edges and ink smudge beneath "Rubinstein," else fine. 14 x 22 inches (35.5 x 56 cm.)
Original Warren's of Boston CDV portrait photograph of the Russian pianist, composer and conductor, founder of the Saint Petersburg Conservatory. Light toning, overall in fine condition. 2.5 x 4 inches (6.2 x 10 cm.).
Original CDV photograph of the great violinist-composer, photographed by Hanfstaengl, Stuttgart and shown with a luxurious fur coat half draped around his shoulder. On the photographer's mount with stamp at the lower left of the image. In fine condition. 2.5 x 4 inches (6.1 x 10.6 cm).
Autograph musical quotation from the important violinist and composer, who has penned the first four measures of the violin part from his piece Habanera (Spanish Dances no. 2, op. 21), signed and titled and dated December 1, 1887. On a small album leaf with a clipped halftone photograph of Sarasate mounted at the upper left corner. Some light edge wear and toning around the edges; overall fine. 4.3 x 3.5 inches (11x 9 cm). Together with a postcard photograph. Read More...
Original press photograph of the great Hungarian-American cellist, shown against a background of bookshelves with his cello lying on its side behind him. Dated on the verso: April 18, 1977. Block of light toning to lower right, else in fine condition. 10 x 8 inches (25.6 x 20.3 cm).
Original press photograph of the great Hungarian-American cellist, shown in profile playing his instrument in deep concentration. Dated on the verso: May, 1984. One small scratch; otherwise in very fine condition. 8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.7 cm).
Uncommon early signed postcard photograph of the legendary violinist, who has signed "Yours truly, / Joseph Szigeti / B'mouth [Bournemouth] 1912 / 23.XI." Ghost image to verso, else in fine condition. 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm.).
Early original program from the great violinist, age 25 at the time, performing as soloist in the Saint-Saens 3rd Concerto and "Habanera," under the baton of Edouard Brahy, the program including also the first performance of Goetz's "Symphonie en fa" and works by Grétry and Beethoven. Bifold program, Grand Theatre de Gand, 16 December, 1905. Under the baton of Edouard Brahy, the program includes the first performance of Goetz's "Symphonie en fa," and Thibaud performing as soloist in the Saint-Saens 3rd Concerto and "Habanera."
Uncommon original Pach-Bros. of NY cabinet photograph of the great prodigy violinist, dedicatee of the Sibelius Violin Concerto, taken when he was around 11 years old. Small tear to top right corner, else fine. 4 x 5.5 inches (10 x 13.9 cm.), mounted to overall size of 4.25 x 6.5 inches (10.7 x 16.5 cm.).
Original CDV bust photograph of the great violinist. 2.5 x 3.75 inches [6.2 x 9.8 cm]. Corners clipped with mounting remnants on verso obscuring the photographer's imprint, otherwise fine. Vieuxtemps was one of the most imporant musicians of the 19th century. As one of the greatest of all violin virtuosos, he was compared to Paganini by both Schumann and Berlioz. As a composer, he was an important reformer of the concerto and in this regard, according to Grove, "can be compared to Liszt."
[Violin]. "Violin Made From 10,000 Match Sticks" - Original Press Photograph
Interesting original photograph of a man playing a violin apparently made out of matchsticks. "Being tried out here is a remarkable violin- it is made from 10,000 match sticks over a period of six months. The man who made it, who lives in Yokohama, Japan, claims that it sounds just as sweet as any conventional instrument." Dated August 17, 1966. Irregular margins and slight wrinkling and wear; overall in very good condition. 8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.8 cm).
Signed photograph of the Austrian-born conductor, who has penned his name in white felt-tip against the black background. Light wear to edges, overall in fine condition. 4 x 6 inches (10.2 x 15.2 cm.).
Original photograph of the long-time Cleveland Orchestra conductor, one of the mid 20th century greats, looking upwards while he gestures with his baton. A few slight scuffs; overall in fine condition. 8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.9 cm).
Sepia-toned studio portrait photograph boldly signed "Arturo Toscanini" in fountain pen ink, no date or place. 5.5 x 3.5inches [8.5 x 13.5 cm]. A striking, pensive pose, with a vividly expressive signature, in crisp and very fine condition. Read More...
A leather suitcase and included silver-plated and wood/crystal vanity set, owned and used by Arturo Toscanini and embossed in gilt with his name. By descent to his grandson, Walfredo and acquired directly from his Estate. Height of suitcase 6 3/4 inches (17.2 cm), width 24 inches (61 cm), depth 15 inches (38 cm). With wear and scuffs and leather quite brittle, the front panel with handle fully separated from the body of the set but displays well nevertheless.
Set of two signed Metropolitan Opera postcards, reproducing the artist's lithograph for the 1966 production of Bizet's Carmen (translating a detail from his “The Triumph of Music”, which remains on exhibit at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York), and the 1967 production of Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, for which Chagall had also composed the set and costume designs. Each signed "Marc Chagall" across the lower margin in pencil. Nicely framed to 19 x 17 inches (48.3 x 43.2 cm.) and matted to resemble the Metropolitan Opera's famous arches. Unexamined out of frame but in apparently fine condition.