Holiday 2018 Catalogue


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101. [Instrumentalists] Heifetz, Jascha. (1901–1987).
Original Press Photograph Arriving in Manhattan

Original 1935 press photograph of the great violinist, shown arriving in New York on the S. S. Manhattan on December 12, 1935. Press stamp and caption on verso. One area with wrinkling and toning at the foot; overall very good. 6.5 x 8.5 inches (16.7 x 21.7 cm).

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102. [Instrumentalists] Heifetz, Jascha. (1901–1987).
Signed Photograph to a Fellow Auer Student

Early signed Mishkin photograph of the supreme violinist, inscribed to a fellow Leopold Auer student, Jaroslav Siskovsky. Heifetz is shown as a young man, posing with his instrument, and has penned in white ink: "To Mr. J. Siskovksy, In pleasant remembrance of the good old time / Jascha Heifetz / April 7, 1920 / New York." Some surface wear to the photograph and toning to the mount; overall very good. 5.5 x 7.5 inches (13.5 x 18.8 cm). Read More...

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103. [Instrumentalists] Heifetz, Jascha. (1901–1987).
Statement of No Criminal Record

An original typed document issued by the Los Angeles Police Department, certifying that the great violinist has no criminal record. April 5, 1955. The document was requested before Heifetz's South American tour of summer 1955, and has been stamped at the upper right by the Venezuelan Consulate of Los Angeles. Facsimile signature. 1 p. Toning and folding creases, with two slight holes at the folds; overall in very good condition. 8.5 x 11 inches (21.5 x 28 cm). A most unusual piece of ephemera obtained from the Estate of Jascha Heifetz.  Read More...

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104. [Instrumentalists] Heifetz, Jascha. (1901-1987).
1930's Victor Red Seal Promotional Photograph

Promotional photograph for Victor Red Seal of the legendary violinist, shown holding his instrument in a serious pose. In fine condition. 8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.8 cm).

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105. [Instrumentalists] Joachim, Joseph. (1831–1907).
Autograph Letter Requesting Beer

Autograph letter from the important Hungarian violinist and composer to Luise Scholz, wife of the conductor Bernhard Scholz. 1 p., n.d. Translated from the German, in part: "Dear Head Cat, would you from the cornucopia of your housewifely goodness... pour [some] beer for this evening? It would be drunk up with the happiest faces by the Head Tomcat and the Undercat. J. J." Folded sheet, addressed to Scholz on the verso. Folding creases with one slight split at the fold; overall fine. 5.5 x 8.5 inches (14.3 x 21.9 cm). Read More...

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106. [Instrumentalists] Kreisler, Fritz. (1875–1962).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the beloved American violinist and composer of Austrian birth who was one of the most important musicians of the last century. He is shown in a bust portrait resting his head on his hand, and has signed along the right edge. In very fine condition. 5 x 6.25 inches (12.6 x 15.8 cm).

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107. [Instrumentalists] Kulenkampff, Georg. (1898–1948).
Signed Hand Tracing

Original outline of the important German violinist's left hand, traced in pencil, boldly signed and dated December 15, 1938 on an album leaf titled "Forget-Me-Not." Left edge rough and some light toning; overall in fine condition. 7.5 x 10 inches (19 x 25.7 cm).

The important German virtuoso violinist was especially known for his performances of Romantic works, and succeeded Carl Flesch at the Lucerne Conservatoire in 1943.


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108. [Instrumentalists] [Landowska, Wanda. (1879-1959)] SMITH, W. EUGENE (1918-1978).
Wanda Landowska reading music

Extraordinary original photograph of the Polish-French harpsichordist whose performances, teaching, recordings, and writings played a large role in reviving the popularity of the harpsichord in the early 20th century.  Circa 1950. Vintage gelatin silver print, 17 5/8 x 12 inches (447 x 303 mm), estate stamp on verso. Handling creases noted in raking light. Unframed.  Read More...

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109. [Instrumentalists] Mestrino, Nicola. (1748-1789).
Portrait Print

Bust portrait in profile of the Italian violinist and composer, engraved by Lambert after an original drawing by Cartier. Some light foxing and smudging; overall in fine condition. 4.5 x 7 inches (11.5 x 8 cm), mounted with plastic corners to a folded sheet of red card, 8.75 x 13.5 inches (22.5 x 34.3 cm). Read More...

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110. [Instrumentalists] [Meyer, Waldemar. (1853–1940)].
Autograph Letter from the Quartett-Verein in Paris

Autograph letter to the violinist Waldemar Meyer, on letterhead of the Quartett-Verein zu Paris, thanking him for his excellent performance. 1 p., Paris, December 5, 1881. The chair of the committee, F. Graef, writes (translated from the German): "Dear sir! We are honored to thank you on behalf of the Quartett-Verein for your wonderful performance in the concert on the 26th of last month, through which you made it a very special highlight; and we assure you that we will always remember with happiness the great artistic enjoyment offered to us and our guests. Please accept the accompanying small memento and the assurance of our great respect. For the committee of the Quartettverein, F. Graef." Folding crease, pinholes, areas of uneven toning; overall very good. 8 x 10 inches (20.2 x 25.1 cm). Read More...

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111. [Instrumentalists] Musin, Ovide. (1854–1929) & Renard, Félix..
Unusual "Wedding" Photograph

An amusing vintage cabinet photograph of the two French violinists Ovide Musin and Félix Renard, dressed as a bride and groom! Caption on the verso (translated from the French) reads: "Celebrated marriage of two renowned violinists / Félix Renard as a Gendarme / and Ovide Musin as the bride." Large diagonal crease, almost torn, at the upper right; overall good. 5 x 7 inches (13 x 18 cm). Read More...

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112. [Instrumentalists] Nelsova, Zara. (1918–2002) [Bloch, Ernest. (1880–1959)].
Signed Program

Signed single-sheet concert program from the noted cellist, who performed in a program marking Ernest Bloch's 78th birthday on November 16, 1958 at the Little Orchestra Society in New York. Nelsova was the soloist in Bloch's Voice in the Wilderness, as part of program which also included his Suite Modale, Four Episodes for chamber orchestra, and Suite Symphonique. A small sheet stapled to the upper left indicates that Bloch was unable to attend the concert due to illness. In very fine condition. 8.5 x 14 inches (21.7 x 35.5 cm). Autograph material from Nelsova is scarce. Read More...

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113. [Instrumentalists] Oistrakh, David. (1908–1974) & Oistrakh, Igor. (b. 1931).
Original Photograph

Original photograph of the father-and-son Soviet violinists, shown ca. 1950's posing with their instruments while another man looks on. Stamped on the verso by Photos Warrand of Seraing, Belgium. Fine. 5.75 x 4 inches (14.7 x 10.4 cm).

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114. [Instrumentalists] Oistrakh, David. (1908-1974) & Oistrakh, Igor. (b. 1931).
1961 Souvenir Program

Original program from a 1961 Royal Albert Hall performance of the Soviet father and son violinists, with the London Philharmonic under Sir Malcolm Sargent. The performance, on March 5, 1961, included the Bach concerto for two violins and Sarasate's "Navarra," as well as Bruch's Scottist Fantasy and Lalo's Symphonie Espagnole. The program features many photographs of the Oistrakhs, as well as facsimile signatures. Spine lightly worn; overall in fine condition. 20 pp. 7.25 x 9.5 inches (18.7 x 24.3 cm).

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115. [Instrumentalists] [Piano] Gavarni, Paul. (1804-1866).
Piano! - Lithograph Print

Lithograph print, ca. 1830s, of a pianist playing and singing for a small audience, as drawn by the important French illustrator Paul Gavarni (nom de plume of Sulpice Guillaume Chevalier.) The caption below the image gives a caricatured rendition of text of the song the man is singing: "Peti... tefleue.... deschamps / Toujoue... toujoue... cachée..." Foxing; light mounting remnants on verso; overall in very good condition. 9.75 x 14 inches (25.1 x 35.7 cm). Read More...

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116. [Instrumentalists] [Piano].
19th-Century Hallet, Davis & Co. Piano Poster

Graphically striking large poster, ca. 1880, advertising the pianos manufactured by Hallet, Davis & Co. of Boston. The poster shows the firm's showroom and factory at the head with the 13 models of grand and square pianos offered below, surrounded by images the medals awarded to the company. The address of 272 Washington Street, Boston, is printed at the foot. Printed by Freeman Lithographers of 134 Washington St. Folding creases, some large tears, and some foxing and toning; overall good. 28 x 36 inches (71 x 90 cm). Read More...

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117. [Instrumentalists] Rubinstein, Arthur. (1887-1982).
Signed 1967 Concert Program

Signed concert program from the great Polish American pianist's 1967 recital at the Eastman Theatre in Rochester, New York.  Rubinstein has signed over the program listing, which includes Beethoven, Schumann, Prokofiev, Chopin, and Liszt.  In very fine condition.  15.3 x 22.8 cm.

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118. [Instrumentalists] Sauer, Emil von. (1862-1942).
Original Cabinet Photograph

Original cabinet photograph of the notable German composer, pianist, editor, and teacher, pupil of Franz Liszt and one of the most distinguished pianists of his generation. Photographed by Goszleth of Budapest. In fine condition. 4.25 x 6.5 inches (10.9 x 16.8 cm).

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119. [Instrumentalists] Seidel, Toscha. (1899–1962).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the Russian virtuoso violinist, inscribed to tenor Lawrence Strauss "with many thanks for his lovely art." Photographed by Langham of Melbourne. A crisp image and inscription in very fine condition. 5.75 x 8 inches (14.5 x 20 cm).

A student of Leopold Auer, Toscha Seidel made his career in Hollywood, where he later gave violin lessons to Albert Einstein.


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120. [Instrumentalists] Spohr, Louis. (1784–1859).
CDV Portrait Card

Carte de visite portrait card of the German composer, violinist and conductor, shown playing his instrument. Identified at the foot in pencil: "Spohr." Light toning; overall fine. 2.5 x 4 inches (6 x 10 cm).

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