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1. Abt, Franz. (1819-1885).
Autograph Letter and Photograph

Autograph letter from the German composer and influential conductor in the circle of Lortzing, Mendelssohn and Schumann. 1 page, June 2, 1861. Regarding his songs, Op. 212. Tears to two corner and margin, not affecting signature or body of letter. Together with a vintage postcard photograph.

Celebrated especially as a choral conductor, he composed more than 3000 works. "Vocal music was his main interest, especially male choral music, whose impoverished repertory he strove to...Read More.


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Classical Music

2. Alda, Frances. (1879 - 1952).
Signed Photograph

Signed postcard photograph of the glamorous soprano, as seen in an elaborate fur outfit through a mist of snowflakes! Boldly signed with her name alone in black ink. Mounting remnants on verso, else fine. 9 x 14 cm.

A pupil of Marchesi, she was the wife of legendary Metropolitan Opera Manager Gatti-Casazza through most of his tenure and sang 369 performances at the Met , including first performances there of operas such as "Francesca da Rimini", "La Cena delle Beffe","Cleopatra's...Read More.


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Opera

3. [American Avant-garde] Cage, John. (1912-1992).
Original Photograph with David Tudor and Gordon Mumma

Original photograph of the influential American composer, shown in preparation for a concert at the University of Colorado Music Hall. "With him are Gordon Mumma, left, whose piece 'Home' was to be performed, and David Tudor, busy with the intricate connections demanded by the maze of electronic equipment for production." 10 x 8 inches, crease upper left corner, else fine.

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Classical Music
Original 1988 card stock program, signed by Cage with his full NYC address on the rear cover, beneath an amusing acrostic tribute, printed in purple ink around a vertical printing of the composer's name in blue. In fine condition. 15 x 21 cm.


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5. [American Avant-garde] Carter, Elliot. (b. 1908).
Signed 1939 Contract for "Heart Not So Heavy as Mine."

Contract from Arrow Music Press for Carter's song "Heart Not So Heavy as Mine" signed "Elliott C. Carter, jr." and by the editor (and composer, conductor), Lehman Engel (1910 -82). 1 page, recto and verso. Hole punches at head, not affecting, and otherwise in very fine condition.

"... hints of Carter's later style can be found in the opposing voices of Heart not so heavy as mine (1938)..." Grove online


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6. [American Avant-garde] Carter, Elliot. (1908 - 2012) [Thomson, Virgil. (1896-1989)].
Variations for Orchestra - Inscribed to Virgil Thomson

New York: Associated Music Publishers, Inc.. 1957. Small quarto [10-1/2 inches high by 7-1/2 inches wide], softcover bound in printed light tan wrappers. 152 pages. Very good condition, edges of the front wrap slightly darkened, short tear to the surface of the wrap at the spine.

A splendid association copy inscribed on the front wrapper by one leading twentieth-century American composer to another: "To Virgil Thomson / from your friend / Elliott Carter / New York, Jan. 25, 1960". Thomson's circular ownership stamp, "Virgil...Read More.


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Classical Music
Pair of vintage original photographs of Partch playing his "Cloud Chamber Bowls." 8 x 10 inches and 7 x 8 inches, both fine.

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Classical Music
Rare signed paper LP cover, printed in green, "Plectra & Percussion Dances" released by Partch himself on his own private Gate 5 label, this copy boldly signed and inscribed "To Fred Stitt 9/19/60 Harry Partch." The cover only (no record included), in very fine condition.

Autograph material is very scarce from the American composer and instrument creator who was one of the first twentieth-century composers to work extensively and systematically with microtonal scales. He wrote...Read More.


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9. [American Avant-garde] Reich, Steve. (b. 1936).
Signed Card and Photograph

Signed index card from the American composer, an influential pioneer of minimalist music. With a snapshot black and white photograph.

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10. [American Avant-garde] Sessions, Roger. (1896-1985).
Original Photograph with Ralph Shapey

Original 1972 photograph of the two important American composers collaborating on a manuscript. 10 x 8 inches and in fine condition.

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Classical Music
New York: Esoteric Records. VIntage LP recording, signed and inscribed on the photograph cover by the German-born American composer. ES-530. In fine condition and including the recording itself.

A student of Busoni, Schreker and Webern, in 1938, Wolpe moved to New York City in the United States. During the fifties, he was closely associated with the abstract expressionist painters in New York and hsi students includes Morton Feldman, Ralph Shapey and Charles Wuorinen. His work was radical, but avoided the...Read More.


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12. Armstrong, Louis. (1901-1971).
Original 1971 Photograph

An uplifting original closeup headshot photograph of the smiling Satchmo, taken shortly before his death and with an obituary clipping affixed to the verso. 7.6 x 9.3 inches and in overall fine condition.

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Jazz

13. Armstrong, Louis. (1901-1971).
Signed Photograph

Vintage 8 x 10 inch glossy publicity photograph of the great Satchmo with his trumpet in hand, boldly signed and inscribed in green ink and in very fine condition.

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Jazz

14. Auric, Georges. (1899-1983) .
Pastorales pour Piano - SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY TO PAUL LAFFITTE

Paris: Editions de la Sirene. 1920. First edition. Signed and inscribed on the title page: "A monsieur Paul Laffitte / bien cordialement / Georges Auric / Paris 23 octobre 1920. " Wrappers toned, generally fine.

Interesting signed presentation copy from the French composer, a child prodigy who had his first compositions published by age 15 and who, by the time of this early inscription, had already orchestrated and written incidental music for several ballets and stage productions.

The dedicatee of the inscriptin is Paul...Read More.


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Classical Music

15. Bach, J.S. (1685-1750).
Brandenburgische Konzerte. Faksimile des Autographen. Faksimileausgabe nach dem Autograph Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußische Kulturbesitz, Musikabteilung, Am.B.78 [Brandenburg Concerti, BWV 1046-1051]

Leipzig: C.F. Peters. 1996. Oblong, 33 x 26 cm, 170 pp. Halftone monochrome facsimile of the dedication autograph score—dated 24 March 1721—for Christian Ludwig, Margrave of Brandenburg.

Bach's elegantly penned title "Concerts avec plusieurs instruments" is a somewhat modest description of the concertos to follow, in that many different combinations of instruments and sonorities are exploited, perhaps deliberatly to get the Margrave's attention and approval, not unlike the way Mozart used his Gran Partita...Read More.


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Manuscript Music
Classical Music

16. Bach, J.S. (1685-1750).
War Gott nicht mit uns diese Zeit [BWV 14] - FACSIMILE

Leipzig: Faksimile-Reihe Bachscher Werke und Schriftst. 1971. 2-color collotype of the instrumental and vocal parts in their original format. Scored for hn, 2-ob, 2-vln, va, bc, and SATB chorus. Afterword by Werner Neumann. The facsimile designed to resemble the original, the folder in linen and decorative paper. The box folder that holds the score has shelf and surface wear, bumped corners and marks. The facsimile score is in excellent condition, complete, unmarked. 9 x 14 inches.

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17. Bach, J.S. (1685-1750).
Das Wohltemperierte Klavier (BWV 846-893)

Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel. [1866]. Johann Sebastian Bach's Werke. Herausgegeben von der Bach-Gesellschaft. Erster Theil. 1722; Zweiter Theil. 1744; Anhang. Varianten und Erlauterungen. Engraved throughout. Halftitle; Title; Verzeichniss Der Handscriften und Drucke, Franz Kroll [xiii - xxxv]; Bemerkungen fur den Spieler [xxxvii]; 270 pp. Some browning and foxing, mostly around the outer edges of margins and rarely within the plate. Brown marbled boards, half tan percaline. Wrapper bound in, with the ownership...Read More.

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18. [Bach, J.S. (1685-1750)] Bach, Johann Ludwig. (1677 - 1731).
Messa a 8 voci reali e 4 ripiene, coll'accompagnamento di due Orchestre, composta da Giov. Sebast. Bach, Partitura..No. I.

Lipsia [Leipzig]: Breitkopf & Härtel. [1805]. First edition. 57pp. Upright folio. Fine quarter leather. Erroneously published as a work by J. S. Bach, this Mass in G major has been variously attributed to Lotti and Bach's second cousin, J. L. Bach. (Schmieder, Anhang 167). Extremely rare, 5 copies recorded by Worldcat.

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19. [Ballet] Diana, Princess of Wales. (1961 - 1997).
Princess Diana, a one-time ballerina, commends the English National Ballet on its 40th anniversary

TLS, one page, 7.5 x 9.25, Kensington Palace letterhead, March 1990. Diana commends the English National Ballet on the occasion of its 40th anniversary in correspondence later printed in the official program. In full: “In 1950 a great theatrical endeavour was begun under the expert leadership of Anton Dolin and Alicia Markova. First as London Festival Ballet and now as English National Ballet, it has become an international force in the world of classical ballet and this evening...Read More.

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Dance

20. [Ballets Russes].
1940-41 American Tour Program

Original program from the sixth American tour of the Ballet Russe under the directorship of Colonel W. de Basil. Among others, it features color reproductions on the cover and inside of Natalia Goncharova's striking set designs for "Coq d'Or." 52 pp. Corners a little worn, block separated inside from stiff covers, else fine.

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Dance