Summer 2018 Catalogue


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21. Goldmark, Karl. (1830-1915).
Autograph Letter

Autograph letter from the Hungarian-born composer, one of the most important musical figures in late 19th and early 20th century Vienna, declining to write an article and expressing his hope that this refusal will not make him any more enemies. Vienna, December 13, 1907. Translated from the German, in part: "Dear friend, I am really unhappy not to fulfill your wish and to help you at least in this form with your new business; but it is my firm decision not to write a line more [...]" Goldmark goes on to mention previous "polemic" which has caused him distress, and explains that a previous incident "almost earned me the enmity of the entire family, and I answered with just as many 'No's. And these [...] numerous 'No's earned me just as much enmity. The periodical 'Musik' was and is the last, to which I gave something [...] Hopefully today's 'No' will not earn me your enmity as well. If I can do something else to support your business, please [let me know]." 3 pp. of a bifolium. Overall toning and folding crease, but otherwise in fine condition. 5.25 x 7 inches (13.5 x 17.5 cm).

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22. Grétry, André Ernest Modeste. (1741-1813).
Original Hand-Colored Engraving

Hand-colored engraving of the influential composer remembered for his opéras comiques, engraved by Amédée-Félix-Barthélémy Geille after J.-B. Isabey. The composer is shown seated composing at his keyboard with his quill and a pile of scores. Water stains to the lower and left edges, else good. 6.75 x 10.25 inches (17 x 26.1 cm).

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23. Grieg, Edvard. (1843–1907).
Original Cabinet Photograph

Original Reutlinger of Paris cabinet photograph of the important Norwegian composer, who is shown wearing a velvet jacket, with his arms crossed. Some light edge wear, but overall fine. 4.25 x 6.5 inches (10.8 x 16.5 cm).

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24. Kagel, Mauricio. (1931–2008).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the German-Argentine composer, who is shown in a pensive close-up shot and has signed in black marker, dating June 2, 1987. Halftone photograph trimmed and mounted to a same-size postcard. Fine. 5.5 x 4 inches (14.4 x 10 cm).

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Autograph musical quotation from the American composer Edgar Stillman Kelley's song "Israfel," op. 8, no. 2, on a poem by Edgar Allen Poe. Kelley has penned the four measures of introduction to the song, identifying it below, and has signed boldly and dated Berlin, June 18, 1907. On the verso, a further autograph musical quotation from the Danish-born American composer Carl Busch, who has penned a theme of three measures, signed and dated March 13, 1906. On a small album leaf with some toning; overall fine. 7.25 x 4.5 inches (18.3 x 11.1 cm). Read More...

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26. Klein, Manuel. (1876–1919).
Typed Note Signed

Short TLS from the English-born composer of musical theatre and incidental music who worked primarily in New York City. April 23, 1907. On letterhead of the New York Hippodrome, Klein writes: "My dear Mrs Kidder, I shall be conducting at the Actors Fund Fair on Friday evening, May 10th, and my brother Charles will also be there on that date." Lower edge rough; folding creases and light toning; overall fine. 8.5 x 5.5 inches (21.6 x 14.3 cm).

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27. Kodály, Zoltán. (1882–1967).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the Hungarian composer, ethnomusicologist, and pedagogue. Kodály is shown speaking at a UNESCO event in April 1966 and has signed and inscribed to the French musicologist and composer Jacques Chailley. Together with another original photograph showing Kodály, composer André Jolivet, and Chailley speaking together. the two photographs are joined with tape, but could easily be detached. 6.5 x 4.75 inches (16.5 x 12 cm) and 6.5 x 6.25 inches (16.4 x 16 cm). Read More...

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28. Krenek, Ernst. (1900-1991).
Autograph Note Sending Money

Autograph note from the important twentieth-century composer of Jonny spielt auf.  He writes: "Dear Gideon, this is to bail out UCSB.  If and when you get their check, please endorse and send it to me."  Dated May 28, 1979.  On a small slip with one edge rough but in fine condition, 10 x 9 cm.

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29. Lecocq, Charles. (1832 - 1918).
Autograph Letter about "Kosiki"

Autograph letter from the French composer known for his popular operettas, telling an actress that the engagements for the production in Brussels of his operetta Kosiki are already made and that he regrets that she cannot play the role of Nouzima.  Dated October 23, 1876.  Small images of the composer have been affixed to the recto and verso.  Letter creases and one very small tear; otherwise in very fine condition. 2 pp.  11.2 x 17.6 cm. Read More...

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30. Ligeti, Gyorgy. (1923–2006).
Original Photograph

Original photograph of the important twentieth-century composer, shown holding a microphone and making a bold gesture. Photographed by Alan Band Associates of Farnham, UK, with photographer's credit and press caption on the verso.  24 x 17.6 cm. Fine. 

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31. Lincke, Paul. (1866-1946) [Kunz, Alfred. (1894-1961)].
Signed Photograph to Alfred Kunz

Original photograph of the German composer and theater conductor considered the "father" of the Berlin operetta, signed late in his life and dedicated to Viennese set designer Alfred Kunz.  Lincke has dedicated the photograph to Kunz, "the excellent set designer for Frau Luna in Vienna" and has dated the signature Vienna, May 16, 1939.  Frau Luna, Lincke's hugely successful 1899 operetta, remained popular through the early twentieth century and was made into a 1941 film. Read More...

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32. Lutoslawski, Witold. (1913–1994).
Autograph Letter - "Thanks for...the photos of Rostropovich and Mrs. Gorbachev"

Autograph letter from the important Polish conductor and composer. 1 p. April 26, 1992. Translated from the German: "Dear Mr. Landvogt, many thanks for your letter and the photos of Rostropovich and Mrs. Gorbachov [Gorbachev]. I am sending you more photos, that I have signed for you. With best wishes, Witold Lutoslawski." Very fine. 5.75 x 8 inches (14.8 x 20.5 cm).



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33. Mahler, Gustav. (1860-1911).
Signed Letter regarding Don Giovanni and the Salzburg Festival celebrating the 150th anniversary of Mozart's birthday

Two pages on a single sheet, written from Vienna, November 10, 1905 to Angelo Neumann, Intendant of the Königlich Deutsches Landestheater (Royal German Theatre). 10 x 8 1/4 inches (25.5 x 21 cm), 27 lines in a fine cursive secretarial hand in black ink, signed by the composer "Mahler." Usual folds, generally very clean.  In a double-sided glass frame with a portrait.   Read More...

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34. Messiaen, Olivier. (1908–1992).
Autograph Letter about "Visions de l'Amen"

Autograph letter signed from the important twentieth-century composer to Jean Hesse, regarding the organization of a concert of piano duos with Yvonne Loriod, his student and later his second wife. Brussels, November 20, 1945. 1 p., 8vo, with original envelope. Translated from the French, in part: "I am writing to you from Brussels, where I am giving several concerts of my works (piano, organ, broadcast, orchestra, etc)—to confirm to you that I will arrive in Grenoble on November 28 [...] Yvonne Loriod will be with me. Our concert on November 29, in the evening, at the Grenoble Theater, with the program as agreed. Don't forget that we need 2 good grand pianos, and 2 page turners. Don't forget, also, the publicity with the elements that I sent you [...] Make sure to include in the program the printed titles, sub-titles and commentaries on my piano pieces and on my "Visions de l'Amen" that I sent you. I will add that it is essential for us to rehearse on the 2 pianos on the 28th." Overall toning, but otherwise in very fine condition, together with the original envelope. 6 x 7.5 inches (15 x 19 cm). Read More...

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35. Milhaud, Darius. (1892–1974).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the prolific French composer, inscribed to French composer and musicologist Jacques Chailley and dated 1949. Small area of damage to the right edge; overall in fine condition. 5 x 7 inches (13 x 17.7 cm). Read More...

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36. Moszkowski, Moritz. (1854–1925).
Autograph Note

Autograph note on a postcard from the German-Jewish composer, pianist, and teacher known for his great output of piano works. 1 p., postmarked Berlin, 1887. Translated from the German: "Dear Fräulein, In order to avoid misunderstandings, let me remind you again that I will expect you for the lesson tomorrow at my new apartment (Genthiner Str. 36 III). Best wishes! Yours, M. Moszkowski." Addressed on the verso to a Fraulein Fuller. Vertical split at the left; one diagonal crease; mounting remnants to verso. Overall very good. 5.5 x 3.5 inches (14 x 9 cm). Read More...

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37. Nancarrow, Conlon. (1912–1997).
"Studies for Player Piano" - Signed Color Postcard

A very uncommon signed postcard from the reclusive American-Mexican composer, showing the cover design from his Studies for Player Piano and featuring a colorful portrait. Nancarrow has signed boldly at the foot, dating October 15, 1988. Fine. 4.25 x 5.75 inches (10.5 x 14.5 cm.) Read More...

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38. Nevin, Arthur. (1871–1943).
"Poia" - Autograph Musical Quotation

Autograph musical quotation from the American composer's opera based on legends from the Blackfoot tribe of Montana, Poia. He has penned four measures, identified as the "Poia motive," and inscribed and signed below, dating Berlin, 1907. Light toning; overall fine. 7.25 x 4.5 inches (18.3 x 11.1 cm). Read More...

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39. Penderecki, Krzysztof. (b. 1933).
Autograph Musical Quotation

Autograph musical quotation from the prolific and influential Polish composer and conductor, who has penned one measure, identified as an excerpt from his Cello Concerto [no. 1], signed below and dated January 12, 1992. Boldly penned in black marker on an album leaf, 8 x 5.75 inches (20.6 x 14.5 cm).




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40. Penderecki, Krzysztof. (b. 1933).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the prolific and influential Polish composer, ca. 1990's. He has signed at the lower right in black marker. Halftone photograph mounted to a same-sized card, in fine condition. 5.5 x 4 inches (13.9 x 10.1 cm).



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