Winter Spring 2012 Catalogue


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1. Abendroth, Hermann. (1883-1956).
Large Signed Photograph

A bold signature and inscription dated 1929 on an intense bust portrait from the great German conductor of the Leipzig Gewandhaus and others. Abendroth has signed in ink on the mount beneath the photograph, where the photographer, Fayer, has also signed (in pencil). Photograph measures 17 x 24 cm, mounted to 24 x 37 cm overall. Dark stains to right margin of mount, not affecting photograph or signatures.

Abendroth was "trapped" in East Germany after the war and signed photographs are scarce.


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2. Arrau, Claudio. (1903-1991).
Early Signed Photograph, 1932

Early signed photograph of the great Chilean-born pianist, inscribed to the noted Colombian musicologist Otto de Greiff: "A Otto de Greiff, un recuerdo cariñoso de Claudio Arrau Bogotá, 3-X-32".

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3. Atwell, Winifred. (1914 - 1983).
Signed Photograph

Lively signed postcard photograph of the Trinidad-born English pianist who was wildly popular with her boogie woogie and ragtime hits. 10 x 15 cm. A few dings, overall fine.

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4. Auer, Leopold. (1845-1930).
Signed Photograph to Percy Kahn

Remarkable signed large cabinet photograph from the important violinist and influential pedagogue, teacher of Elman, Heifetz, Milstein, Zimbalist, Parlow, Schumsky and many others! Read More...

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5. Baillot, Pierre. (1771-1842).
Méthode de Violon par Baillot, Rode et Kreutzer, rédigée par Baillot, adoptée par le Conservatoire pour servir à l'étude dans cet établissement.

Paris: [Ozi et Cie] Au Magasin de Musique de Conservatoire Royal. [ca. 1802]. Upright folio. Title; publisher's catalogue; endorsement; 165 pp + Table de Matieres (2 pp). Engraved throughout, [PN] 208. The publisher's stamped name "Ozi" beside the printed price. Contemporary soiled marble boards over vellum. Scattered light foxing mostly around page edges, very small area of unobtrusive worming on approx. 20 leaves in upper right corners well outside of the plate, otherwise fine throughout. Read More...

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6. Baker, Chet. (1929 - 1988).
"Into My Life" - Signed LP

Rare signed and inscribed album from the tragic jazz great whose intimate playing style established him as a great talent until his drug related death in 1988. His 1966 album with the Carmel strings, signed on the verso "Dear Tom - I hope you enjoy this music - Chet Baker —1967—.” In fine condition, the record is included.

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7. Balanchine, George. (1904-1983).
Bold Autograph Signature

Vintage album page, boldly signed ink by the great choreographer.

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Dance

8. [Ballet] Stravinsky, Igor. (1882-1971), Robbins, Jerome. (1918-1998), Bolm, Danilova, Markova, Nijinska, Tudor, Franklin, Zorich, Kaye etc..
"Complete Book of Ballets: A Guide to the Principal Ballets of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries " - Signed by Stravinsky, Robbins, Nijinska etc.

New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons. 1938. First U.S. edition. A remarkable copy of this famous dance book, signed on the inner front board and endpages and on many of the photograph pages within by leading dancers, choreographers and composers of the period. 900 pp. 185 b/w illus. Hardcover, red cloth boards. Light soiling to edges, a few image clippings tipped to rear endpages, otherwise fine. Read More...

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9. [Ballets Russes] Goncharova, Natalia Sergeevna. (1881-1962).
Costume Design for a Sea-Monster from SADKO

Gouache and watercolor over pencil on paper laid down on board. Inscribed in Russian (upper left and lower left) and with a collector's stamp (lower right). 16.5 x 10.4 inches (41.9 x 26.4 cm). Matted and framed to 37 x 54 cm. Read More...

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10. Barere, Simon. (1896 - 1951).
Signed Program

Elusive signed program from the renowned Russian-born American virtuoso pianist, celebrated for his legendary speed and finger dexterity. On 2 April 1951, Barere suffered a cerebral hemorrhage during a performance of Grieg's Piano Concerto at Carnegie Hall, with Eugene Ormandy conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra. Barere subsequently collapsed and died backstage shortly thereafter. Read More...

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11. Bauer, Harold. (1873-1951).
Original Unique Photograph

A striking and apparently unique photograph of the wonderful English musician, who began as a successful violinist and later had a major career as a pianist. A student of Paderewski, he premiered Debussy's "Children's Corner" and after settling in the US, founded the Beethoven Association and taught for many years at the Manhattan School of Music. Read More...

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Unusual pairing of early ink signatures of the two great pianists both born in 1873, on a single album page dated Paris, 1903 and measuring 12 x 17.5 cm. Risler has added a single musical note below his signature.

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13. Beecham, Sir Thomas. (1879 - 1961).
Autograph Musical Quotation

Boldly penned AMQS from the dynamic and celebrated British conductor. Two measures identified as "Nocturne. Andantino" and boldly signed, on an album page 6 x 4 inches.

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14. Beecham, Sir Thomas. (1879 - 1961).
Original Photographs

Set of original photographs of the dynamic and celebrated British conductor. 16 black and white images (8.5 x 11.5 cm) and one color image (5.5 x 8 cm), together with a brochure from the University of Illinois "Mozart Festival," at which these photographs were apparently taken. A intriguing set, likely unique images.

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15. Beethoven, Ludwig van. (1770-1827).
Bronze Portrait Plaquette

Striking portrait in bronze by Henri Dropsy, created in 1927 to honor the composer in the 100th anniversary of his death. The composer is show bust facing left and on the verso, winged Victory holding a laurel wreath. Apparently presented as an award, the date of "10 Fevrier 1938" and the initials "T.H." are inscribed on the verso. Medal measures 50 mm in diameter, enhanced by bronze slab joined along the bottom edge mounted to a marble slab and standing 70 mm tall overall. In very fine condition. Niggl 283.

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Ephemera
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16. Beethoven, Ludwig Van. (1770-1827).
Grande Fugue tantôt libre, tantôt recherchée pour 2 violons, alte & violoncelle....Oeuvre 133.

Vienne: Chez Artaria. [1827]. First edition. Parts. Folio (32 x 25.5cms). Violin I: 10 p. Violin II, viola & cello: 9 p. each. Engraved throughout. [PN] 877. In fine condition, with a small red pencil "16" to the head of each part. Rare first edition of one of the central masterworks of Western Music. Hoboken 524; Kinsky p.405. Read More...

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17. Beethoven, Ludwig Van. (1770-1827).
Sonata Quasi una Fantasia. Op 27. No. 1.

Berlin: Ed. Bote & G. Bock.. [1838]. SONATA QUASI UNA FANTASIA / per il / Piano-Forte / composta e dedicata / alla Damigella Comtessa / GIULIETTA GUICCIARDI / da / L. VAN BEETHOVEN. / [l.:] Op. 27. [r.:] N.o 1. – Nouvelle édition révue et corrigée. Oblong folio. Title; 2-15 pp. Engraved throughout. [PN] 95. Read More...

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18. Berg, Alban. (1885 - 1935).
Autograph Letter

1 page. 8vo. with original transmissal envelope. February 25, 1930. Addressed to H.K. Strohm in Aachen. In full: "My most esteemed Director, Permit me once again to express my deepest gratitude to you. I shall never forget my days in Aachen..." Signed "Alban Berg" and in very fine condition. Read More...

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19. [Berg, Alban. (1885 - 1935)] Hörth, Franz Ludwig. (1883 - 1934).
Group of items from Wozzeck Premiere Conductor

Grouping of signed and unsigned items from the stage director of the Staatsoper in Berlin, who directed the first performance of Berg's "Wozzeck" on 14 December, 1925. The grouping includes: a typed and signed note dated 12 March, 1929 on Staatsoper letterhead; an unsigned similar note dated 11 April, 1931; a grouping of opera tickets, various dates with a signed presentation from Horth; two program pages, each with a printed photograph of the conductor.

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TLS
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Dictated letter signed at the conclusion by the influential German playwright whose work, which often criticizes bourgeois attitudes (particularly towards sex), is considered to anticipate expressionism. His plays Erdgeist (Earth Spirit, 1895) and Die Büchse der Pandora (Pandora's Box, 1904) were adapted by Berg to form the libretto of his "Lulu." 1 page. Munich, January 12, 1917. In full: Read More...

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