Summer 2017 [June] Catalogue


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1. Bach, Johann Christian. (1735-1782).
Fuge für das Pianoforte oder die Orgel ... über die Buchstaben seines Namens BACH.

Leipzig: Peters. [not before 1814]. Oblong folio. Engraved. [PN] 793. 6 pp. Terry p. 348 (incorrectly identified as the first edition; in fact, it was first published by Kühnel in 1810). Reprinting from the original plates. A few light spots, spine reinforced with paper, outer edges somewhat nicked, else fine. Read More...

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2. [Bach, Johann Sebastian. (1685-1750)].
Carved Bust Portrait

A rare and finely carved bust portrait of the great composer, ca. 1850s, likely based on an early nineteenth-century engraving. Carved walnut with good color and patination. Light mounting remnants on the verso. 4.75 x 6.5 inches (12.2 x 16.5 cm). Secular portrait carvings from this era are uncommon. Read More...

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3. Bach, Johann Sebastian. (1685-1750).
Le Clavecin Bien Temperé . . . Edition nouvelle et corrigée

Leipzig: Bureau de Musique de C. F. Peters. [1819]. Le Clavecin Bien Temperé ou Preludes et Fugues dans tous les Tons et Demitons du Mode majeur et mineur par Jean Sebast. Bach. Edition nouvelle et corrigée. Partie 1. [PN] 53. Engraved throughout. Price: 2 Rthl. 12 gr. Oblong folio, 32 x 23 cm. 87 pp. Contemporary pasteboard, rubbed, with scattered foxing throughout. Ownership signature "Gottlieb Fuhrlein" to the title page. A strong impression from the corrected plates of the first edition. Read More...

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4. Bartok, Bela. (1881-1945).
Signed 1939 Program Photograph

Original program for a performance of the great Hungarian composer and pianist at the Teatro La Fenica on April 8, 1939, signed on an internal page next to his image by Bartók. Bartók performed with his second wife, pianist Ditta Pásztory-Bartók, in a program which included the Rhapsody for Piano and Orchesta, op. 1, and the Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion. In fine condition, with foxing to the covers and light handling wear. 5.5 x 7.5 inches.

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5. [BASSOON] Nabokov, Nicolas. (1903-1978) [Sharrow, Leonard. (1915-2004)].
"Litany for Bassoon and Piano" - Autograph Musical Score

Autograph manuscript of the Russian-born composer's Litany for bassoon and piano, written for the prominent American bassoonist Leonard Sharrow. Black ink on 17 loose blue-print sheets, pages numbered in pencil; changes have been made on pp. 5 (notes changed in pencil), 14 (small deletions cut out), 16 (tempo marking changed in pen), and 17 (small square cut out). In very fine condition overall. Rare. One photocopy of the holograph score is held at the SUNY Buffalo Library, but the work is apparently unpublished.  Read More...

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6. [BASSOON] Ozi, Etienne. (1754-1813).
Nouvelle méthode de basson par Ozi [...] Adoptée par le Conservatoire pour servir à l'étude dans cet etablissement [...] Gravée par Md. Le Roy.

Paris: Imprimerie du Conservatoire de Musique. [1803]. Method for the bassoon by the influential French bassoonist and composer. Engraved throughout. With one folding plate ("Tablature du Basson") including two illustrations of the bassoon and additional illustrations accompanying textual commentary at conclusion. Rare. [4], ii, 145 p. illus., 1 foldout plate. Two later labels on the title page, of "Lippi, Luthier," and "Jean-Baptiste Laprevotte, Facteur d'Orgues et de Serinettes," partially obscuring the original publisher's imprint. Blue paper boards with handwritten front label. Heavy overall wear and tears to the boards and spine; volume slightly warped. Area of damp staining to the lower edge of the pages throughout, especially strong on the folding plate. However, structurally sound and internally otherwise in very good condition. 10 x 13 inches (25 x 33 cm). Read More...

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7. Beach, Amy. (1867–1944).
Fugue for Piano, op. 81 - Autograph Musical Quotation

Autograph musical quotation from the important composer, one of the first women composers to write in the larger forms and to receive genuine recognition abroad. She has penned four measures of the theme from her Fugue for Piano, op. 81, inscribed to Cuban collector Antonio Barreras and dated June 27, 1928. On a small card, together with the original envelope. 13.5 x 7.5 cm.  Read More...

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8. Beethoven, Ludwig van. (1770-1827).
Grand Concerto pour le Pianoforte avec Accompagnement de l'Orchestre compose et dedie a Son Altesse Imperiale Roudolphe Archi-Duc d'Autriche etc....[No. 5, in E flat major] . . . Ouev. [sic] 73.

Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel. [1811]. First German edition, first issue. . Upright folio [piano part only]. Disbound. 1f. (title), 3-42 pp. Price: "4 Rthlr." Engraved throughout. [PN] 1613.  Tempo of last movement: "Allegro ma non troppo." Small stain to lower right corner, minimal foxing. First German edition, first issue. Kinsky p. 196; Hoboken 2, 332; Hirsch, IV, 319.  Read More...

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9. [Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827)] [Smart, Sir George. (1776-1867)].
1841 Buckingham Palace Concert Program - THE COPY OF GEORGE SMART

Original program from an orchestral concert given at Buckingham Palace on May 21, 1841, featuring an early performance of Beethoven's Wellington's Victory (Grand Battle Sinfonia) and addressed by hand to the important English conductor of Beethoven's works, George Smart. The program lists works by Beethoven, Cimarosa, Mendelssohn, Strauss, and Spohr, concluding with the Grand Battle Sinfonia, which commemorates Wellington's victory at the battle of Vitoria in 1813. Sir George Smart, a guest at this occasion, had been the first to conduct the work in England about 20 years earlier. Printed on p. 1 of a bifolium and addressed to Smart on p. 3. With a significant tear at the fold, a few other small tears, chips, and overall wear, but with the inscription intact; overall in good condition. 5 x 7.5 inches (12.4 x 19.4 cm). Read More...

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10. Berg, Alban. (1885-1935).
Lyric Suite for String Quartet - INSCRIBED TO JEANNE DUBOST WITH NOTE FROM THE COMPOSER

Leipzig: Universal. 1927. Score to the composer's twelve-tone suite for string quartet, signed with a long inscription to Jeanne Dubost, the hostess of the salon where the piece was premiered. 12mo (18.3 x 13.4 cm). 83 pp. Inscription translated from the German: "To Madame Dubost, Even more than the fact that the first performance of this suite and of the songs took place in your wonderful salon on March 22, 1928, I will never forget that through this I and my art -- until now foreign to France -- have found a home in Paris. For this I will be grateful all my life. Alban Berg." Spine somewhat split, scattered stains and light toning to wrappers, overall very good with the signed page partly creased, else fine. A copy of historic importance. Read More...

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11. Berlioz, Hector. (1803-1869).
Autograph Letter

Autograph letter from the important French composer to the French writer Charles Duveyrier. November 10, [1846.] Translated from the French: "My dear Duveyrier, You were kind enough to promise to print a short advertisement in your publications. I sent it to you 4 or 5 days ago. Don't forget; you are doing me a great favor. Yours, H. Berlioz." 1 p. 12mo, single-sheet folded with conjugate address leaf. Stamped at the left: November 13, 1846. Folding creases, some smudges and unrelated pen marks at the left, with an older sales label at the head of the letter. A fine signature and overall in very good condition. 8.25 x 5.25 inches (21 x 13.3 cm).

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12. Berlioz, Hector. (1803–1869).
Mémoires de Hector Berlioz... comprenant ses voyages en Italie, en Allemagne, en Russie et en Angleterre 1803-1865 Avec un beau portrait de l'Auteur. - FROM THE COLLECTION OF JESSYE NORMAN

Paris: Michael Lévy Frères. 1870. Second Edition (first published edition). Large octavo. Half brown calf with marbled boards, five raised bands on spine. 1f. (half-title), 1f. (original half-length photographic portrait of Berlioz by Franck), 1f. (title), 1f. (quotation from Macbeth), 509, [i] (blank) pp. + 2ff. (additional textual quotation from Macbeth, errata). Spine somewhat rubbed, bumped, and scuffed. Some staining and minor foxing through first 30 pages, else fine. Second Edition (first trade edition). Scarce. Holoman A6. Hopkinson 87.  This copy from the collection of the magnificent soprano Jessye Norman. Read More...

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Autograph letter from the German critic and translator, the self-declared voice of Wagner, Liszt, Berlioz and other progressive musicians of the New German School. Dated Weimar, May 18, 1863. Writing to the cantor, organist and composer Alexander Gottschalg, he asks him to send him "the Berlioz piano reduction as soon as possible," because he will need to use it in the coming week, and continues: "Time is short, because I want to leave Weimar next week, and so it is doubtful, if I will be able to come to Denstädt with you..." 1 p. on a biofolium, addressed and with original postmark and wax seal remnants on the verso. Folding creases, two small losses to the verso, but otherwise in fine condition. 5.5 x 9 inches (14.2 x 22.8 cm). Read More...

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14. Bernier, Nicolas. (1665-1734).
Cantates de Bernier - Copyist Manuscript

A handsomely bound volume of copyist manuscripts of secular cantatas by the French Baroque composer known as one of the creators of the French cantata genre. The volume contains four solo and duo cantatas, some with violin. The first of the four cantatas does not appear in literature on Bernier and may be the work of a Regnauld or Rignauld.  Contents as follows: La Vengeance (for solo alto and violin on a text by Jean-Baptiste Rousseau titled "Les Filets de Vulcain", 31 pp.); Bacchus (for solo bass and violin, published in Bernier's fourth volume of cantatas in 1703, 33 pp.); Iris et Daphné (for two sopranos, published as Les Nimphes de Diane in 1703, 37 pp.); and Jupiter et Europe (for soprano and bass with two violins, also published in Bernier's fourth volume of cantatas, 51 pp.) All cantatas are written in a bold, clear hand throughout, with some evidence of more than one copyist's hand. Full brown leather with gilt decoration to the spine and edges of the boards, partially worn off; spine label reads "Canta de Berni." Marbled endpapers. Slight splitting at the rear gutter, but overall sound and in fine condition. 10 x 15 inches (25.5 x 38.3 cm). Read More...

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15. Bernstein, Leonard. (1918–1990).
"Jeremiah" Symphony no. 1 - Autograph Musical Quotation signed on his first Israel Tour

Large autograph musical quotation from the important conductor and composer, who has penned two measures of the first theme from his Symphony no. 1, "Jeremiah," signed, and dated Tel Aviv, April 5, 1947. 7.5 x 10.25 inches; 19 x 26 cm. Sheet slightly toned, else fine.  Read More...

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Two original photographs of great American composers Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland and William Schuman, apparently taken at a dinner ca. 1970's-1980's. In one photograph Bernstein is shown speaking at a podium while Copland listens; in the other, Bernstein kisses Schuman on the cheek while Copland looks on smiling. 8 x 10 inches. One stamped by the NY photographer "Camera 1" on the verso; the other with an affixed label from the Third Street Music School Settlement, NY.  Fine.

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17. Blech, Leo. (1871-1958).
Autograph Musical Sketchleaf

Signed sketchleaf of manuscript music from the noted German conductor and composer. He has penned eighteen measures of music for piano over two systems, the measures numbered above with further empty measures numbered at the end of each stave, and has signed ("Blech") at the lower right. On the music direction letterhead of the Königliche Schauspiele, with staves ruled in pencil. Partially split along two large folding creases, with several other small edge tears and light toning; overall in good condition. 11.5 x 8.75 inches (29.3 x 22.3 cm). Read More...

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18. Bloch, Ernest. (1880-1959).
Typed Letter Signed to "Pult und Taktstock" Magazine

An interested typed letter signed from the Swiss-born American composer, known for his compositions inspired by Jewish music and for his tenure as director of the Cleveland Institute of Music. October 4, 1924. On letterhead of the Cleveland Institute, Bloch writes to the editors of the Austrian magazine for conductors "Pult und Taktstock" ("Music stand and Baton"), declining to write an article because he is busy, but hoping that "in the future sometime I shall be able to send you something. In the meantime I want to tell you that I agree fully with your splendid ideas. It is very important that all striving musicians of the world should come in contact with one another." Hole-punched, with some notes in colored pencil at the foot; overall in fine condition. 6 x 9.5 inches (15.2 x 24 cm).

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19. Bloch, Ernest. (1880-1959).
Autograph Signature

A boldly signed autograph clipped from the bottom of a letter from the important Swiss-born American composer of Jewish ancestry, who studied violin with Ysaye in Brussels and whose most famous work is "Schelomo" for Cello and Orchestra. The letter from which this was clipped was apparently addressed to the violinist Joseph Szigeti, as this is from his collection. A later hand has dated the signature May 7, 1925, in red pencil. One crease; overall in fine condition. 8 x 2.25 inches (20.5 x 6 cm).

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Autograph letter from the influential French composer, conductor and pedagogue, who signs for herself and her younger sister Lili Boulanger, sending music for a performance to the French soprano Marthe Chenal. 1 p.; n.p., n.d. [ca. 1910-1915]. Translated from the French: "Here is the music, dear friend - and all our joy! May you hear how sincere it is - Until soon - All our best wishes - Nadia and Lili Boulanger." On a grey-blue woven paper card, with very slight toning but overall in very fine condition. 5.25 x 3.75 inches (13.6 x 9.4 cm).

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