Summer 2023 Catalogue


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21. Crumb, George. (1929–2022).
"Echoes of Time and the River " - Autograph Musical Quotation Signed

Detailed single measure AMQS from Echoes of Time and the River, one staff, for flute, marked "Lento desolato" from one of the great American avant-garde composer's three orchestral works. Inscribed, " Best wishes to Steve Juscik – George Crumb [July 14, 1993]." Card, verso blank.  Oblong format, 4 x 6 inches (15.2 x 10.1 cm).  In very fine condition.

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22. Crumb, George. (1929–2022).
Signed Peters Works List Promotional Brochure

Signed brochure promoting the American composer, issued by Edition Peters, New York, in 2002 and including a list of works published to date.  Inscribed, "Best wishes to Steve Juscik / George Crumb" to front cover, beneath a portrait of the composer.  8.25 x 5.75 inches (21 x 14.3 cm).  Very slightly creased; else in fine condition.

23. Diamond, David. (1915–2005).
"As Life What Is so Sweet" - Signed Score

New York: Arrow Music Press. 1941. Signed score of "As Life What Is so Sweet" for voice and piano, one of the more than a hundred songs by the composer.  Upright quarto.  No PN.  3 pp.  Signature in green felt-tip pen to title.  Publisher's new price label covering printed price.  11 x 8.5 inches (28 x 21.5 cm).  Horizontal fold; slight bump to lower edge; in very good condition overall. Read More...

24. Diamond, David. (1915–2005).
Signed Photograph

Black and white bust portrait of the American composer, seated at a table, boldly signed in green ink with his name alone.  No date.  5.25 x 3.5 inches (13.2 x 8.8 cm).  In fine condition. Read More...

25. Dussek, Jan Ladislav. (1760–1812).
Recueil d'Airs Connus Variés Pour le Piano ... 1ere suite Oeuvre 71 ... 2e suite

Paris: Naderman. [1810] . Upright unbound folio.  2 volumes.  Engraved throughout.  Vol. 1: no PN;  23, [1] pp. Vol. 2: [PN] 1520; 22 (of 24?) pp.  Publisher's hand stamp to foot of both titles.  Signature, "J. Coolidge," to both titles.  13.75 x 10.5 inches (35 x 26.5 cm).  Final leaf of vol. 2 lacking; titles dust-soiled; otherwise fine copy.  Read More...

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26. Eximeno, Antonio. (1729–1809).
Dell'origine e delle regole della musica colla storia del suo progresso, decadenza, e rinnovazione.

Rome: Michel’Angelo Barbiellini. 1774. First Edition. Italian-language treatise on the origin, rules, and history of music, the latter described as music's "progress, decline, and renewal."  Upright quarto.  Contemporary vellum with gilt lettering to spine and marbled edges.  Title with motto from Virgil to verso; frontispiece with engraved portrait of the dedicatee, Maria Antonia Walburga of Bavaria, Queen of Saxony (1724–1780), engraved by Giovanni Brunetti, Rome; [7] pages of dedication, [3] pages of imprimatur, etc., 1–466, [2] pages, 21 engraved folding plates of sheet music, engraved folding diagram, engraved headers and woodcut initials in text. numerous engraved illustrations.  Exlibris, "The Robin Collection," pasted to inside of upper board, with bibliographical references in pencil above.  Faded library stamp, "Biblioteca [continuation illegible]" and manuscript shelfmark to foot of title.  10.5 x 7.5 inches (26.5 x 18.8 cm).  Corners slightly bumped, boards slightly soiled; overall, a very fine copy of this revolutionary treatise.  Fétis III, p. 166–67; Eitner III, p. 364; RISM B VI, p. 299. Read More...

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27. Granados, Enrique. (1867 - 1916).
Bronze Portrait Medal

Solid bronze portrait medal of the Spanish Catalan pianist and composer who died tragically in 1916 when his boat was torpedoed by a German U-Boat. 68 mm (2.7 inches); 190 grams; 6 mm (edge/relief). Signed "Flourat" by the French medalist, Daniel Flourat (1928 - 1968) and in very fine condition. CGMP Vol. 4, p. 752.

28. Grove, George. (1820-1900).
Autograph Letter Signed

ALS from the founding editor of Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians and the first director of the Royal College of Music to Mrs. Howard London, June 1, 1896. 3 pp. On bifolium with the letterhead of the Royal College of Music (final page blank). He tells the mother of an unlucky piano student that Ernst Pauer, the professor for piano performance, has recommended not to award a scholarship to her daughter: "Madam I thought it but to get Mr Pauer, who is Miss Howard y Gomez's teacher, to write his opinion of her, and I now enclose it to you. / He has written with perfect frankness, and therefore if you will allow me to suggest it might be well not to show it to the poor child, as it might not unnaturally discomfort, and distress her, and perhaps dishearten her, to find that she was deemed to have so little chance of a scholarship – all which would do harm and no good – more especially as Pauer's note refers to the offer of a scholarship to her to the college, which is quite out of question: there can be no objection to her trying in the competition when the next scholarship we put up, to having her change with the rest. Please return Pauer's note to me ...  Yours Faithfully, G. Grove. [P.S.] I have addressed this note to the College that it might reach you without Miss Howard seeing it."7 x 4.5 inches (17.6 x 11.2 cm). Two horizontal folds. Ink smudges (probably early). Otherwise in fine condition. Read More...

29. Grove, George. (1820-1900).
Autograph Letter Signed

ALS from the founding editor of Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians and the first director of the Royal College of Music to Mr. W[hately] W. Ingall. [London], June 1, 1896. 2 pp. On Lower Sydenham headed notepaper. Grove responds to a letter of the previous day in which Ingall called for support for his project of establishing local (professional) orchestras. "I am very glad to find that the idea has, so far, been supported by Mr Chamberlain and the other eminent men whom you name, and I shall be glad if any influence of mine can be of service to it." 7 x 4.5 inches (17.6 x 11.2 cm). Two horizontal folds. In fine condition. With transcription. Read More...

30. Grétry, André Ernest Modeste. (1741–1813).
Zemire et Azor, Comédie Ballet, en Vers et en Quatre Acts

A Paris: J. Dezauche. [1772?]. First Edition. Zemire et Azor: comédie-ballet en vers et en quatre actes, représentée devant Sa Majesté à Fontainebleau le 9 novembre 1771, & sur le théatre de la Comédie italienne le lundi 16 décembre 1771.  Dédiée à Madame La Comtesse du Barry par M. Gretry, pensionnaire du Roi et de l'Académie des Philharmoniques de Boulogne.  Bound upright folio. Engraved throughout, no PN. Title, dedication page, 216 pages of music. Contemporary vellum ruled in blind. 13.25 x 10 inches (33.5 x 25.5 cm). Front inner joint split; crease to upper board; occasional paper imperfections and small tears; foxing or staining to last several margins; final 2 leaves with repairs and in reverse order; overall in fine condition.  RISM G 4497. Hirsch II, 366. MGG V, 823. Read More...

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31. Huber, Eugen. (1909-2004).
Autograph Musical Quotations

Two items from the Swiss composer and pianist with inscriptions in German: 1 musical autograph (canon a 3 voci, dated and inscribed to Swiss collector Alphons Haeringer, 9/1/1975) and 1 photocopy of Huber's "Piece pour piano pour Georgette," dated 9/13/1956 and inscribed to Haeringer on 8/31/1975. 15 x 10 inches; 8.2 x 5.6 inches. In fine condition. 

32. Husa, Karel. (1921–2016).
"Élégie" - Signed Score

Bryn Mawr, Pa.: Merion Music. 1968. Signed score of "Élégie" for piano (1957).  Upright quarto.  No PN.  No pagination (bifolium with two pages of music).  Inscribed, "To Steve Juscik / Sincerely Karel Husa / Sept. 09" to head of folio 1 verso.  12 x 9 inches (30.5 x 23 cm).  Somewhat bumped to corners; in very good condition overall. Read More...

Tokyo: A. Akiyama [Akiyama Aisaburo]. [1895]. Large format limp crepe paper book introducing seven traditional Japanese musical instruments (koto, samisen [shamisen], taiko, tsuzumi, fuye [fue], gekkin and kokyu), with beautiful woodblock printed art by "Chikanobu Yoshu" the pseudonym of the prolific woodblock artist Chikanobu Hashimoto. Women are depicted playing these instruments in an illustration on the page facing the text page. The Gekkin & Kokgu are discussed together and shown in a single illustration.  "In bringing this little book before the public, it is the desire of the publisher to familiarize Japan's Western friends with the musical instruments of this fair land, in the hope of arousing interest in Japanese music." Oblong 8vo (9 1/2 x 7 in - 24 x 16.2 cm. Bound and stitched Japanese-style, original pictorial wrappers: 9 folded pages, 18 pages total, including the covers. Covers rather soiled but otherwise very good throughout, with light creasing and soiling.

34. Krenek, Ernst. (1900–1991).
Signed Promotional Brochure

Signed brochure, 20 pp. lavishly produced with biographical materials, photographs and works list, promoting the Austrian-American composer.  Issued by BMI, ca. 1968.  Inscribed, "for Steve Juscik / with best wishes / Ernst Krenek / 3.24.1980" to cover.  9 x 7.5 inches (22.8 x 19 cm).  In fine condition. Read More...

35. Kreutzer, Conradin. (1780–1849).
Das Nachtlager in Granada. Romantische Oper in zwei Acten nach Friedrich Kinds Drama bearbeitet von Freiherrn C. von Braun... Vollständiger Clavierauszug von Componisten

Vienna: E. Mollo and A. C. Witzendorf. [after 1837]. Later edition, printed from plates of first. Piano-vocal score of the German composer's best-known opera, arranged by Kreutzer himself. [PN] A.O.W. 2764. 183 pp. Engraved. Double pagination: Consecutive pagination to lower outer corners; separate pagination for each musical number (for individual sale) to upper outer corners; the headers for each number are also designed with individual sale in mind. Oblong folio, bound in contemporaneous marbled boards with black label to upper board. Original yellow, lithographed upper wrapper and lithographic portrait of the composer bound in before title. The header of No. 3, Romanze ("Ein Schütz bin ich"), includes the printed note, "Gesungen von Herrn Poeck" (sung by Mr. Poeck; he did so at the first performance). 13 x 9.5 inches (32.5 x 25 cm). Occasional marks in pencil. Spine and corners show later professional repairs with black plastic tape and gilt lettering to spine. Imperfection in final leaf professionally repaired. Some later damage to spine. Read More...

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36. Liszt, Franz. (1811–1886) [Tört, K.].
Original Photograph

Rare large original ca. 1860 albumen photograph of the legendary pianist and composer, shown dressed in a luxuriant robe and ascot.  Lower sleeves and hands accented in contemporary ink by the photographer, scattered light wear and spotting to edges, small loss to upper right corner else in fine condition.  Print from wet collodion negative, albumen mounted to rigid backing. 8.15 x 10.5 inches (20.7 x 26.7 cm.). Reference: "Franz Liszt par l'image" (Laszlo/Matéka, 1978), 255 (identified as ca. 1860 and by the photographer K. Tört, other editions as "A. Tört"). 

37. Luening, Otto. (1900–1996).
Signed Promotional Brochure

Signed brochure, 20 pp. lavishly produced with biographical materials, photographs and works list, promoting the American composer on the occasion of the composer's 70th birthday.  Issued by BMI, 1970.  Inscribed, "For Benny Andrews, with best wishes, Otto Luening / Oct. 19, 1989 / New York" to fol. 3 recto.  9 x 7.5 inches (22.8 x 19 cm).  Paperclip impression to head of cover, else in fine condition. Read More...

38. Lully, Jean Baptiste. (1632–1687) & Collasse, Pascal. (1649-1709). [Dolmetsch, Arnold. (1858–1940)].
"Achille et Polixène, Tragédie...mis en Musique par P. Collasse...Et le premier Acte par feu Mre J. B. de Lully" - FROM THE COLLECTION OF ARNOLD DOLMETSCH

Paris: Christophe Ballard. 1687. First. "Achille et Polixène, Tragédie Dont le Prologue & les quatre derniers Actes ont esté mis en Musique par P. Collasse...Et le premier Acte par feu Mre J. B. de Lully.'  Upright folio.   Approx. 10 x 15 inches (25 x 38 cm.).[2]; i-xxxviii; 1–316 pp.  Mottled calf binding.  This copy from the collection of Arnold Dolmetsch, Dolmetsch Library stamp and pencil shelfmark ("II D 39") to verso of title.  Bookseller's printed notice to upper cover.  Correction slip to p. 271, early ownership inscription to front pastedown reading "ce livre apartient a Mademoiselle de Marin."  Occasional modern pencil annotations.  Splitting at joints, scuffing to covers, some damp-staining.  Overall in fine condition.   RISM L 2930.  Read More...

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39. Martinu, Bohuslav. (1890-1959).
Autograph Musical Quotation

Single measure AMQS "Bohuslav Martinu" from an unidentified composition by the Czech composer of 6 symphonies, 15 operas, 14 ballet scores and a large body of orchestral, chamber, vocal and instrumental works. Neatly penned on a small card measuring 4.75x 3.2 inches (11.5 x 8). Some mild foxing spots, tape remnant on upper edge, else fine. 

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40. Martin y Soler, Vincente. (1754–1806).
L'arbore di Diana. [Dramma giocoso in due atti.] (Excerpts in piano-vocal score)

Vienna: Artaria Compagnie. [ca. 1787]. First. Seventeen excerpts from the opera, written to a libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte. Oblong folio. Engraved. "Racolta" number of each item (see contents, below) doubles as PN. 122 p.; each number with separate title page and pagination. Text and titles in Italian. Circular handstamp of "Alessandro Kraus [illegible], Firenze" to title of overture, first page of music and last page of music. Twentieth-century boards, quarter cloth, with brown morocco label and gilt lettering to upper board; red edges. 8.75 x 13 inches (22.5 x 33 cm). Closely trimmed to foot, with slight loss to pp. 5/6 in the fourth item (listed as "No. 4" below). Otherwise in fine condition. RISM M 788; not in BUC or Hirsch.  Read More...

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