Summer 2023 Catalogue


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81. [Instrumentalists] Starker, Janos. (1924–2013).
Original Press Photograph

Original press photograph of the great Hungarian-American cellist in performance. With original press caption and stamped on the verso: April 20, 1980. A few small creases; overall in fine condition. 8 x 10 inches (20.2 x 25.7 cm).

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82. [Instrumentalists] Templeton, Alex. (1909 - 1963).
Signed Photograph

An unusual image of the Welsh composer, pianist and satirist who was blind from birth, shown with his cat, signed and inscribed. One corner nicked, a few small chips around the edges, else in fine condition. 8.75 x 7 inches (22 x 17.5 cm.).

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83. [Instrumentalists] Varga, Tibor. (1921-2003).
Portrait Photograph

Uncommon original portrait photograph of the great violinist and pedagogue, father of conductor Gilbert Varga. 6.5 x 8.75 inches;16.5 x 23 cm.

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84. [Instrumentalists] Monteux, Pierre. (1875–1964).
Signed Photograph

Signed half-length portrait of the French-American conductor, seated. Inscribed to Paul McMahon. 10 x 8 inches (25.3 x 20.3 cm).  Printed on heavy cardstock, the image slightly blurred, a little toned around the edges, else in fine condition.  Read More...

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85. [Instrumentalists] Munch, Charles. (1891–1968).
Signed Photograph

Signed portrait of the French (Alsatian) conductor in profile by Geoffrey Landesman, Cleveland.  Inscribed to Paul McMahon.  10 x 8 inches (25.3 x 20.3 cm).  In fine condition.  Read More...

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86. [Instrumentalists] Ozawa, Seiji. (b. 1935).
Signed Photograph

Original signed portrait of the Japanese conductor in casual attire.  Inscribed to Paul McMahon, dated December 26, 1977.  10 x 8 inches (25.6 x 20.5 cm).  In fine condition.  Read More...

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87. [Instrumentalists] Callas, Maria. (1923–1977) [Jelinek, George. (1919–2010)].
Callas. Portrait of a Prima Donna. SIGNED

London: Anthony Gibbs & Phillips. 1961. 8vo. xii, 346 p., [48] p. of plates. Bound in the publisher's boards and dustwrapper. Signed and inscribed to noted opera enthusiast Sydney Giles to the front end paper by Maria Callas and dated 1973. In fine condition, dj rather rubbed at the edges, block of subtle toning to the ffe, scattered light foxing especially on the foreedge, else fine.

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88. [Conductors] Callas, Maria. (1923–1977).
Signed "Tosca" Photograph

A rare signed halftone Houston Rogers photograph from La Divina's performances of "Tosca" at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 1964. A single sheet removed from the February 8, 1964 issue of The Illustrated London News, small tears, creases and mounting remnants around the edges of the sheet have been matted out of view, a few small blemishes to the image showing, else fine. The full sheet 10 x 13 inches, photograph 8.7 x 10.9 inches (25 x 34cm; 22 x 28 cm). Archivally matted with only the image showing, 11 x 14 inches overall. Signed photographs of Callas of this size are very uncommon.  Read More...

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89. [Conductors] Domingo, Placido. (b. 1941).
"Andrea Chenier" - Signed Photograph

Color postcard photograph of the great Spanish-Mexican tenor in the title role of Giordano's "Andrea Chenier" at the San Francisco Opera. Boldly signed in purple ink. 4.25 x 6 inches (11 x 15.5 cm.). In very fine condition.

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90. [Conductors] Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich. (1925–2012).
Signed Portrait Photograph

Signed Deutsche Grammophon postcard photograph of the great German baritone, lieder specialist beyond compare. 4 x 6 inches (8.5 x 13.5 cm.). In very fine condition.

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91. [Opera] Jenkins, Florence Foster. (1868-1944).
Original Photograph Inscribed to her Accompanist

An extremely rare signed portrait photograph of the notoriously awful soprano, inscribed to her accompanist Edwin McArthur. Shown standing in her apartment, holding a white feather boa, Jenkins has penned: "To the very best accompanist, Edwin McArthur, and his charming wife Blanche. With my love from ‘Lady Florence’ July 19th '32." Mounted on heavy card. Some small corner chips and a few scattered spots, but overall in very good condition with crisp image and inscription. 7.5 x 9.5 inches (19.5 x 24.2 cm). Read More...

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92. [Opera] Moffo, Anna. (1932–2006).
"Lucia di Lammermoor"—Signed Photograph

Signed three-quarter-length portrait of the American singer (coloratura soprano) and actress in costume as Lucia di Lammermoor in Bellini's opera of the same name.  By Louis Mélançon, New York, for the Metropolitan Opera, New York.  Inscribed to Paul McMahon. Caption typed to verso; copyright notice hand stamped to verso.  10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.4 cm).  Holes from staples in margins; remnants of earlier mounting to verso; else in fine condition.  Read More...

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93. [Opera] Nilsson, Birgit. (1918–2005).
"Turandot"—Signed Photograph

Signed half-length portrait of the celebrated Swedish soprano in costume as Turandot.  By Louis Mélançon for the Metropolitan Opera, New York.  Inscribed to Paul McMahon.  Label with caption and copyright handstand to verso.  10 x 8 inches (25.5 x 20.5 cm).  Holes from staples to margins; edges slightly worn; else In fine condition.  Read More...

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94. [Opera] Pears, Peter. (1910–1986).
Signed Photograph

Signed half-length portrait of the English tenor, professional and domestic partner of composer Benjamin Britten for many years standing outside a brick building.  Hand stamp of photographer Clive Strutt, Leiston, England, to verso.  Inscribed to Paul McMahon, dated 1969.  8.5 x 6.5 inches (21.8 x 16.5 cm).  In fine condition. Read More...

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95. [Opera] Price, Leontyne. (b. 1927).
Signed Photograph

Arresting early ca. 1962 signed portrait by RCA of the legendary American soprano, one of the first Black singers to become an internationally acclaimed diva in classical music, both in opera and in concert.  Inscribed to Paul McMahon.  10.25 x 8.25 inches (25.8 x 20.6 cm).  In fine condition. Read More...

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96. [Opera] Price, Leontyne. (b. 1927).
"Tosca"—Early Signed Photograph

Signed 1962 portrait of the legendary American soprano, one of the first Black singers to become an internationally acclaimed diva in classical music, both in opera and in concert, in the title role of Puccini's Tosca.  By Louis Mélancon, Metropolitan Opera, New York.   Inscribed to Paul McMahon.  10.25 x 8.25 inches (25.4 x 20.6 cm).  In fine condition. Read More...

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97. [Opera] Sayão, Bidu (1902-1999) and Bampton, Rose. (1907-2007).
Photograph Signed by Both

Wonderful signed full-length photograph with wide margins, signed by both singers in front of a poster for Sayão's American debut performance (April 16, 1936—an all-Debussy concert) under Arturo Toscanini, where Bampton was also featured. 10 x 8 inches (25.5 x 20.2 cm) including margins. In excellent condition. Interestingly, Bampton, who is usually classified as a soprano, is credited as "contralto" on the poster; she was renowned for her wide range. Arnold Schoenberg was one of her admirers; she sang the Wood Dove in the American premiere of his Gurre-Lieder (1932).

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98. [Opera] [Verdi, Giuseppe. (1813–1901)] Patti, Adelina. (1843–1919).
Signed Photograph to Giuseppe Verdi

Original CDV photograph of the great soprano, inscribed and signed by her to the composer Giuseppe Verdi, who called her the greatest soprano he'd ever heard: "Auguri a l'illustre Verdi de sa toute devoué Adelina Patti / Paris 1er Janvier 1867." In an ornate brass tabletop frame of the period, likely the original frame. Read More...

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99. [Opera] Baker, Chet. (1929 - 1988).
Signed Photograph

Rare early signed black and white bust portrait of the jazz legend, boldly signed and inscribed in black ink at the lower left "Best Wishes Paul / Chet Baker - 1964 - ." Creases to edges and corners, with small loss to the lower right blank corner, otherwise in fine condition.  8 x 10 inches (20.7 x 25.5 cm). Signed photographs of Chet Baker are of the utmost rarity.  Read More...

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100. [Opera] [Baker, Josephine. (1906-1975)].
"Josephine Baker and Her International Revue" - Carnegie Hall Program

Original program for a June, 1973 performance at Carnegie Hall by the American-born entertainer, who was celebrating her golden jubilee as a performer.  The evening included some two dozen songs in both English and French.  28 pp.  Wear to cover, overall in fine condition.  8.25 x 11 inches (21 x 27.9 cm.). Read More...

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