Summer 2017 [June] Catalogue


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101. [Jazz & Song] Mills Brothers. (1928-1982).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph from the the American jazz and pop vocal quartet of the 20th century who made more than 2,000 recordings, sold more than 50 million copies, and garnered at least three dozen gold records. Signed and inscribed to photographer Nat Silverman: "To Nat / This was a great idea / Thanks / Mills Bros," with a further signature below each of their images from singers Donald, John Sr., and Herbert, and guitarist Clif White. Tape remnants to the left edge; otherwise in fine condition. 10 x 8 inches (25.3 x 20.1 cm). Read More...

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102. [Jazz & Song] Mills Brothers. (1928-1982).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph from the American jazz and pop vocal quartet of the 20th century who made more than 2,000 recordings, sold more than 50 million copies, and garnered at least three dozen gold records.. Signed and inscribed to photographer Nat Silverman: "To 'Nat' / The Best of Everything / Mills Bros" and additionally signed below each of their images by singers Herbert, Harry, and John Sr., and guitarist Clif White. Tape remnants to the left edge; otherwise in very fine condition overall. 10 x 8 inches (25.3 x 20.1 cm). Read More...

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Original press photograph of the great French chanteuse performing for television cameras together with Charles Aznavour and Eddie Constantine, ca. 1951. Press caption on the verso, translated from the French, reads: "Returned from a triumphant tour in the United States, Edith Piaf will appear from next week at the Theatre de l'A. B. C. Yesterday afternoon, the celebrated artist gave a recital for a television audience." 6.5 x 8.5 inches.

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104. [Jazz & Song] Ray, Johnnie. (1927-1990).
Two Signed Photographs

Pair of unusual signed concert photographs from the American pop singer and pianist, a 1950's sensation who was an important precursor to rock and roll stars. Ray is shown performing at the piano for an audience of teenage girls and has signed and inscribed each photo to photographer Nat Singerman: "Thanks Nat / Johnnie Ray." Medium contrast to the signatures but in fine condition overall. 10 x 8 inches (25.6 x 20.3 cm). Read More...

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105. [Jazz & Song] [Rolling Stones] Jagger, Mick. (b. 1943) & Jarre, Jean Michel. (b. 1948).
Autograph Signatures to Champs Disques in Paris

Original autograph from the English musician, singer-songwriter, actor and producer, best known as the lead vocalist of rock band The Rolling Stones, together with an autograph from the maverick French musician Jean Michel Jarre, both inscribed to the French record label Champs Disques. Jagger has penned: "Pour Champs Disques / Love / Mick Jagger" on the recto of a small sheet, dated November 7, 1977. On the verso, Jarre has inscribed to Champs Disques with thanks for distributing his 1976 album Oxygène. 6.75 x 8.25 inches. Read More...

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106. [Jazz & Song] [Rolling Stones] Wood, Ronnie. (b. 1947) [German, Bill.].
Ron Wood: The Works - SIGNED WITH AUTOGRAPH SKETCH

New York: Harper & Row. 1987. First Edition. Signed book from the artist and musician best-known as a member of the Rolling Stones since 1975. He has boldly signed and inscribed ("To Paul / Cheers / Ronnie Wood") on the half-title to photographer Paul McMahon, with an autograph sketch of McMahon and his camera. 122 pp. Softcover. In very fine condition. 8.25 x 10.75 inches (21 x 27.5 cm). Read More...

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107. [Jazz & Song] Simone, Nina. (1933-2003).
"To Be Young, Gifted, and Black" - Original Sheet Music

New York: Ninandy Music Company. [1970]. Original sheet music for the legendary jazz singer and civil rights activist's 1969 song "Young, Gifted, and Black," featuring a graphically striking orange and black cover design. 4 pp. 9 x 12 inches. In very fine condition. Read More...

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108. [Jazz & Song] Turner, Joseph "Big Joe." (1911-1985) .
Signed Photograph

A scarce signed photograph of the American blues singer, shown mid-song at the microphone. He has signed at the head of the image. Matte print; light overall toning and corner losses from staples; overall in good condition. 8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.3 cm). Read More...

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An original pen and ink illustration of the great conductor by artist George Krishizki, boldly signed by Böhm and additionally signed, dated and titled by Krishizki: "Georges / 1978 / Karl Böhm conducting the New York Philharmonic in Symphony No. 2, D major, Op. 73 by Johannes Brahms / Pension Fund Benefit Concert / Monday Evening, March 6, 1978 / Avery Fisher Hall." 12 x 9 inches. Read More...

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110. [Conductors] De Freitas Branco, Pedro. (1896–1963).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the noted Portuguese conductor, dated Paris, March 3, 1934. Clipped halftone photograph mounted on a postcard and signed on the mount. In fine condition. 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm).
From the collection of Monique Paravicini Simon (1916-2003), who was active in the world of dance and involved in the Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo.


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111. [Conductors] Humiston, William Henry. (1869-1923).
Signed Photograph to the US Director of Breitkopf & Haertel

Signed sepia matte textured photograph of the American conductor and organist known as an early member of the MacDowell Colony and as a renowned expert on Bach and Wagner, inscribed to Paul Heinecke, the U. S. director of the important publishing company Breitkopf & Härtel. Beneath his image, Humiston has penned: "To Paul Heinecke of Breitkopf and Härtel who publish Bach—and then some. With cordial greetings, W. H. Humiston. April 13, 1921." Overall toning and a few small edge chips; overall in fine condition. 6.25 x 8 inches (16 x 20.6 cm). Read More...


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112. [Conductors] Leinsdorf, Erich. (1912–1993).
Autograph Letter - " To me it is unthinkable that any of the countries I have visited could ever consider to wage another major war"

A lengthy and interesting autograph letter from the Austrian-born American conductor, known for his tenures with the Cleveland Orchestra and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, to Cleveland Orchestra harpist Alice Chalifoux. August 27, [1946]. Writing from Amsterdam where, after appearances with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and a summer European tour, he has declined to take over leadership of the Dutch Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, he reports on Dutch musicians and the general state of Europe a year after the end of World War II. "To me it is unthinkable that any of the countries I have visited could ever consider to wage another major war. The peoples are so tired and worn out, their plight with food and clothing so terrible, the black market so incredible that it would be complete suicide to start a war. I just don't think there is that much foolishness around." Full text below. 5 pp. Folding creases, some light edge creases and toning; overall in fine condition. 8.5 x 5.75 inches (21.8 x 14.7 cm). Read More...

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113. [Conductors] Leinsdorf, Erich. (1912–1993).
Typed Letter Signed to Alice Chalifoux

An interesting TLS from the Austrian-born American conductor, known for his tenures with the Cleveland Orchestra and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, to Cleveland Orchestra harpist Alice Chalifoux. June 9, 1946. Leinsdorf thanks Chalifoux for her visit, reports that he is currently recording Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet, and goes on to discuss the disappointing performance of harpist Florence Wightman: "Nobody who didn't know Florence from before, would have concluded after her performance yesterday that she was a good harpist, let alone an excellent one [...] I have never seen anybody's hands shaking like Florence's during the hours when we made those records; she realized that she was not in condition to play and that she hadn't given enough thought to the work (or better, to the few bars) to be played and it made her violently nervous." After mentioning that he is about to travel to London to perform with the LPO, Leinsdorf reports on the family's "colds and chicken pocks [sic]" and his favorite recording session refreshment: "vanilla ice cream with hot black coffee poured over it." 2 pp. on letterhead, boldly signed at the foot. In very fine condition. 7 x 10 inches (17.6 x 25.4 cm). Together with the original envelope. Read More...

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114. [Conductors] Mitropoulos, Dimitri. (1896–1960).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the the American conductor, pianist and composer of Greek birth. He has signed and inscribed in white pencil at the lower right to harpist Alice Chalifoux, "in remembrance of our collaboration in Dec 1938." Photographed by Geoffrey Landesman, with photographer's stamp on the verso. Matte print, in very fine condition. 7.25 x 9.25 inches (18.3 x 23.3 cm). Read More...

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115. [Conductors] [Monteux, Pierre. (1875-1964)] Dugardin, Hervé. (1910-1969) & Nabokov, Nicolas. (1903-1978).
Typed Letter Signed about 1952 Performance of Rite of Spring

Typed letter signed from two directors of the 1952 Paris festival "Exposition Internationale des Arts," thanking the great conductor for his performance with the Boston Symphony of the Rite of Spring. Monteux, who had conducted the premiere of the work in 1913, returned with the Boston Symphony to perform it again in Paris in the 1952 festival, to wide acclaim. Translated from the French, in part: "The performance of the Rite was probably one of the most moving events of the festival, this masterpiece which you created even amidst jeers and which over the years has become one of the great classics of contemporary music. Neither will the Parisian public and we ourselves forget the closing concert in which you conducted a French orchestra, and we were very proud and happy about the success which you have achieved." Dated June 21, 1952. 1 p. Folding creases, otherwise in fine condition. 8.25 x 10.5 inches (21 x 26.9 cm). From the estate of Monteux's daughter, Nancie Monteux Barendse. Read More...

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116. [Conductors] Monteux, Pierre. (1875-1964) [Fleisher, Leon. (b. 1928)].
Autograph Letter to George Kuyper, Arranging Rehearsals with the Los Angeles Philharmonic

Autograph letter signed from the great conductor, dated May 28, 1960, addressed to Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestra manager George Kuyper and arranging the details of upcoming rehearsals with the orchestra, which would perform later that year with the young Leon Fleisher at the piano. Addressing Kuyper as "My dear old friend," Monteux writes: "I would like [Jean] Madeira to come at the 1st rehearsal at about 11 o'clock... I like to have Fleisher come at the last rehearsal also about 11 o'clock. As soon as I make my reservations on the plane from Chicago to Los Angeles I will let you know." 1 p. on Monteux's Maine letterhead, stamped "Received" on June 2, 1960 on the verso. Folding creases; otherwise in fine condition. 7.25 x 10.5 inches (18.4 x 26.7 cm). From the estate of Monteux's daughter, Nancie Monteux Barendse.

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117. [Conductors] [Monteux, Pierre. (1875-1964)] Knopf, Alfred. A. (1892-1984).
Typed Letter Signed, Soliciting a Book from Monteux

Typed letter signed from the important American publisher to the conductor, dated March 1, 1962, mentioning Monteux's remarks on contemporary music in the latest issue of The New Yorker and offering to publish a book by Monteux. Knopf writes, in part: "... I read in Mr. Sargeant's column tantalizingly brief quotations from your A. P. interview in London. Really, my dear Monsieur Monteux, you should write a book for me to publish. What you would have to say would fall, I am sure, on many sympathetic ears. I would like to have such a book from you on my list." 1 p. Folding creases, otherwise in fine condition. 8.5 x 11 inches (21.6 x 28 cm). From the estate of Monteux's daughter, Nancie Monteux Barendse. Read More...

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118. [Conductors] Monteux, Pierre. (1875-1964).
Original Photograph

A charming original photograph of the great conductor, standing on an Italian piazza in dark sunglasses, next to a classic car. Printed on a deckle-edged card and stamped on the verso: May 26, 1956. Monteux was in Rome from May 26 to June 9 to record La Traviata with the orchestra and chorus of the Rome Opera House. In very fine condition. 5.5 x 4 inches (14.4 x 10 cm). From the estate of Monteux's daughter, Nancie Monteux Barendse.

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119. [Conductors] Nikisch, Arthur. (1855-1922) [Sinigaglia, Leone. (1868-1944)].
Signed Cabinet Photograph

Signed cabinet photograph of the important conductor, regarded as one of the fathers of modern conducting. Nikisch is shown seated in a half-length portrait photograph, and has inscribed the card at the foot to the Italian composer Leone Sinigaglia and dated Berlin, November 11, 1907. Photographed by N. Perscheid of Leipzig and embossed with the date of 1901 at the lower left corner. Overall toning and a few surface scratches, but overall in fine condition. 4.25 x 6.5 inches (10.5 x 16.3 cm). Read More...

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120. [Conductors] Paur, Leonard de. (1914 - 1998).
Signed Photograph and Typed Letter Signed

Striking signed photograph of the De Paur Infantry Chorus, boldly signed by the group's director, the African American composer and choral conductor. He has signed in green ink at the upper left corner and dated 1953. Together with a typed letter dated June 20, 1953 enclosing the photograph and apologizing for the delay due to touring, signed by De Paur, and the original envelope. Photograph 10 x 8 inches; letter 7 x 10 inches. Read More...

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