Maestro: A Leonard Bernstein Catalogue


Showing items 21 to 40

45 items in this catalogue total,
currently filtered to 44


22. [Photographs (signed)] [Bernstein, Leonard. (1918–1990)] Montealegre, Felicia. (1922 - 1978).
Signed Photograph

Signed original doubleweight photograph of the Costa Rican-Chilean actress famous for her performances in televised dramas and in theatrical roles on and off Broadway and who appeared with symphony orchestras throughout the United States in dramatic acting and narrating roles, including collaborations with her husband, American composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein. 10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm.). In very fine condition.  Read More...

23. [Photographs (unsigned)] [Bernstein, Leonard. (1918–1990)] Regan, Ken. (1940 - 2012).
Four Large Original Photographs in Rehearsal, 1972

A superb set of four original doubleweight photographs by Ken Regan, taken in 1972 at Lincoln Center, New York. Three measuring 9 x 14 inches, one 9.75 x 14 inches. Edges slightly creased, overall fine. Stamped by the photographer on the verso of each and identified in his hand.  Read More...

24. [Photographs (unsigned)] [Bernstein, Leonard. (1918–1990)] Eisenstaedt, Alfred. (1898–1995).
Bernstein Conducting – Original Photograph signed by the Photographer

Original gelatin silver print by the German-born American photographer and photojournalist, showing the great conductor on stage, leading his orchestra with an intense energy! Signed in ink to recto by the photographer, lower right, and editioned 5/250 lower left.  Believed to be further signed, titled, and dated on verso in pencil but unexamined out of frame and unconfirmed.  In appparently fine condition - NB the dust apparent in images is neither on the glass or within the negative. Sight 8 x 12 inches; nicely matted and framed to an overall size of 22 x 25.5 inches (56 x 65 cm).  Read More...

25. [Photographs (unsigned)] Bernstein, Leonard. (1918–1990).
Original Early Photograph

Remarkable original photograph of the very young conductor, who is shown on the podium in rehearsal ca. 1951, framed by the silhouettes of two musicians. A truly stunning image.  Creases to edges, small verso tape repairs to tears along upper and right margins, else in fine condition.  10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm.).

26. [Photographs (unsigned)] Bernstein, Leonard. (1918–1990).
1955 Contact Sheet of Missa Solemnis Tanglewood Photographs

An original contact sheet of photographs of Bernstein conducting Beethoven's Missa Solemnis at Tanglewood, from the collection of Jack Gottlieb and annotated on the verso in an unknown hand "August 3, 1955 / Tanglewood / Rehearsal of Missa Solemnis." The photographer is unknown. 8 x 10 inches. Slight rippling, a few small chips or stains to edges, else in fine condition.  Read More...

27. [Photographs (unsigned)] Bernstein, Leonard. (1918–1990).
Original 1951 Photograph conducting Mahler

Original 1951 press photograph of Bernstein rehearsing the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for a performance of Mahler's Second Symphony. Press and photographer (Kaste?) sheets affixed to verso, slightly trimmed and with surface crazing, else fine. A really remarkable early image. 7.75 x 9 inches.

28. [Photographs (unsigned)] Bernstein, Leonard. (1918–1990) & Copland, Aaron. (1900–1990) & Stern, Isaac. (1920–2001).
Photograph of the three men at Copland's birthday party at Carnegie Hall, 1980

Photograph of the (then) doyen of American composers, his younger colleague and the Ukrainian-American violinist, with printed caption to head, "11/9/80 New York: Violinist Isaac Stern (L) and conductor Leonard Bernstein congratulate Aaron Copland 11/9 on his 80th birthday celebration at Carnegie Hall.  Bernstein conducted the American Symphony Orchestra in a special Copland Birthday Celebration for the dean of American composers."  Oblong format, 9.5 x 7 inches (17.6 x 24 cm).  In fine condition.

29. [Photographs (unsigned)] [Bernstein, Leonard. (1918–1990)] Diamond, David. (1915–2005).
Original Photograph in Venice by David Diamond

An original doubleweight photograph of the important composer and conductor shown in semi-profile from below, taken by fellow composer David Diamond and with his raised stamp lower left, inscribed in blue ink to verso "Credit: Photo / David Diamond" and in pencil "Venezia 1954." 9 x 6.75 inches (23.3 x 17.5 cm). In very fine condition.  Read More...

Original large format exhibition photograph showing Bernstein, Blitzstein, and Blake watching an unidentified pianist (who bears a striking resemblance to composer Elliot Carter) at the keyboard, taken at the "Rountable on Ragtime"at Tanglewood in Lenox, MA in the summer of 1951.  Board-mounted silver gelatin print with Kalischer's signature to mount and Stockbridge stamp and hand-numbering to verso of mount.  [Lenox, 1951]. A few modest scuffs to the mount, else fine.  Photograph 10.5 x 13.5 inches;  Mount 20 x 16 inches. Read More...

31. [Photographs (unsigned)] Bernstein, Leonard. (1918–1990).
Original 1956 Photograph

Original photograph of the young composer/conductor, with a press clipping affixed to verso with text reading "Leonard Bernstein, assisted by some of Broadway's leading musical comedy stars, launches the fifth season of 'Omnibus' on NBC tonight.  Bernstein will explore the birth and growth of the musical comedy in America." Small staple holes upper right, stains around margins, else very good condition. 6.5 x 8.5 inches (17 x 21.5 cm). 

Original 1958 photograph of Leonard Bernstein as he "goes over a musical score with the three oldest living composers represented in Bernstein's survey of American Music...John Becker, 72; Carl Ruggles, 82; Wallingford Riegger, 73." Some surface creasing and staining, else fine. 9 x 7 inches (23 x 18 cm.).

33. [Photographs (unsigned)] Bernstein, Leonard. (1918–1990).
Original Photograph

Very fine photograph of the American composer, conductor and pianist seated at the piano during a press conference at the Maison de la radio (headquarters of Radio France) on November 18, 1981, preceding a tour with the Orchestre national de France and Lorin Maazel, as explained by a typed note in French from Agence France-Presse attached to verso.  9.5 x 7 inches (17.6 x 38 cm).  In fine condition.

34. [Photographs (unsigned)] Bernstein, Leonard. (1918–1990).
"Youth 25 Conducts Philharmonic in Emergency" - Original 1943 Photograph

Original International News Photo photograph of the young composer/conductor, printed around the time of his historic November 14, 1943 NY Philharmonic debut and with a press sheet affixed to verso with text reading "Youth 25 Conducts Philharmonic in Emergency" and describing Bernstein's famously filling in with a few hours’ notice and without rehearsal for an ailing Bruno Walter. The concert was broadcast nationally, and The New York Times ran a front-page story the next day, calling his performance “a good American success story.” Light scratches, overall in fine condition. 6.5 x 8.5 inches (17 x 21.5 cm). 

35. [Photographs (unsigned)] Bernstein, Leonard. (1918–1990).
Original Photograph at Gershwin Jubilee with Paul Whiteman and Walter Damrosch

Remarkable original 1945 photograph of the very young conductor, arm and arm with two other conductors.   According to the press notice affixed to the verso, they were among those who turned out for the beginning of the Gershwin Jubilee Week at the Hotel Astor.  In fine condition, with a few stray marks.  10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm.).

36. [Photographs (unsigned)] Bernstein, Leonard. (1918–1990) & Visconti, Luchino. (1906–1976).
Photograph of the two men hugging, Vienna, 1966

Photograph of the American composer, conductor and pianist and the Italian stage director and filmmaker seated at a table, talking and smiling at each other, with Bernstein hugging Visconti's head.  From Agence France-Presse.  Extended caption printed to verso explaining that the photo was made after the opening performance of Verdi's Falstaff at the Vienna State Opera, a production directed by Visconti and conducted by Bernstein.  No date is given, but the performance took place in 1966.  Oblong format, 5 x 7 inches (12.8 x 17.8 cm).  Small crease to lower left corner; else in very good condition.

37. [Photographs (unsigned)] Bernstein, Leonard. (1918–1990).
Original Photograph at the Premiere of Mass, 1971

Original press photograph of Bernstein crying at the premiere of his "Mass" at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington. In fine condition, 7 x 9 inches.


Bernstein's "Mass" was commissioned by Jacqueline Kennedy and was premiered on September 8, 1971,


38. [Photographs (unsigned)] Bernstein, Leonard. (1918–1990).
Original 1961 Photograph

Remarkable original photograph of the great conductor, stamped 3 April, 1951 [should be 1961] on verso, with Bernstein shown smoking a cigarette while checking "a camera angle before taping 'Folk Music in the Concert Hall'" (as per newspaper clipping included, stamped April 9, 1961).7 x 9 inches (23 x 18 cm). Stains and small crease to lower blank margin, else fine.

39. [Photographs (unsigned)] Bernstein, Leonard. (1918–1990).
Rare Early Original Photograph

Remarkable original ca. 1946 photograph of the very young conductor, shown on the podium in rehearsal, with one finger raised against his lips. A stunning image. 8 x 10 inches,  light wear to edges, stamps and clippings on verso, small loss to lower right corner margin, else in very fine condition.

40. [Photographs (unsigned)] Bernstein, Leonard. (1918–1990).
Original Photograph with Renée Longy and others

Original 1963 photograph of the American composer and conductor at the NY Philharmonic's Young People's Concert, "A Tribute to Teachers."  Bernstein is shown standing with his own teacher, Renée Longy, and others, including Helen Coates, Olga Koussevitsky, A. Tillman Merritt and Philip Marson.  In very fine condition.  9 x 7 inches (22.8 x 17.8 cm.).

41. [Photographs (unsigned)] Bernstein, Leonard. (1918–1990) & Schuster, Joseph. (1903–1969).
Original 1945 Photograph with Cellist, Joseph Schuster.

Original photograph of the great conductor, shown in conversation with cellist, Joseph Schuster.  Stamped November 16, 1945 on verso.  Per newspaper clipping affixed to verso, they are shown as Schuster and Bernstein prepared to perform the Schumann Cello Concerto in a concert with the New York City Symphony.  Creasing to edges and some staining to the surface, stamps and clippings on verso, else fine.  10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm.).