Summer 2018 Catalogue


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61. [Venice].
Salle de Concert de Venise - 18th century Hand-Colored vue d'optique

Hand-colored vue d'optique engraving of a scene in a grand Venetian concert hall. While instrumentalists play on a distant raised platform, audience members in bright blue, red, and yellow dress listen from the balcony and edges of the circular room. Published in Paris "chez Hocquart, rue St. Jacques no. 64," ca. 1775. The title is printed at the foot and in mirror-image at the head. The full sheet mounted to heavy board with considerable soiling and overall wear, edge wear, and some losses at the left edge; however, still a striking image in good condition. 18 x 12.5 inches (45.5 x 32 cm). Read More...

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62. Verdi, Giuseppe. (1813–1901).
Original Cabinet Photograph

Original Ricordi of Milan cabinet photograph of the important composer, who is shown in a ca. 1880 portrait with a facsimile signature at the lower right. In very fine condition. 4.25 x 6.5 inches (10.9 x 16.4 cm).

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63. [Instrumentalists] Bachauer, Gina. (1913–1976).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the celebrated Greek pianist, who is shown in a promotional portrait and has signed and inscribed at the foot to music critic Raymond Morin, dating 1951. Toning and buckling; overall very good. 8 x 10 inches (20.6 x 25.5 cm).

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64. [Instrumentalists] Battista, Joseph. (1918–1968).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph from the American pianist, a star from the age of four who was known as the "Philadelphia Wunderkind," and who went on to perform extensively and to teach at Juilliard. He is shown at the piano and has signed and inscribed at the right, dating April 11, 1948. Photographed by J. Abresch of New York. Lightly toned, with some surface crackles; buckled (could be flattened.) Overall in very good condition. 8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.5 cm).

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65. [Instrumentalists] Benedetti Michelangeli, Arturo. (1920–1995).
Signed Postcard Photograph

Scarce signed Deutsche Gramaphone postcard photograph of the legendary pianist, considered one of the greatest pianists of the twentieth century. He has signed at the foot in red marker, dating 1982. Together with a newspaper clipping of his obituary. Fine. 4 x 5.75 inches (10.5 x 15 cm.)

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66. [Instrumentalists] Brailowsky, Alexander. (1896-1976).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the Russian pianist who studied with Leschetizky and Busoni and who was famed in particular for his Chopin cycles. He has inscribed and signed "Sacha" at the lower right, dating November 1950. Toning; mounting remnants to verso; heavily buckled (could be flattened). Overall very good. 8 x 10 inches (20 x 23.7 cm).

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67. [Instrumentalists] [Budapest String Quartet] Gorodetzky, Jac. (1913–1955).
Signed Photograph

Scarce signed photograph of the Ukrainian-born American violinist who played for several years with the Budapest String Quartet, before his suicide in 1955. Gorodetzky is shown playing and has inscribed and signed in white ink over the image: "To my dear friends the Moennigs—with sincere gratitude and admiration. Jac Gorodetzky, October 1940." Light silvering; mount slightly irregularly trimmed; overall fine. 4.5 x 6.5 inches, mounted to 5.5 x 8.5 inches (14.5 x 21.5 cm). Read More...

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68. [Instrumentalists] Bülow, Hans von. (1830–1894).
Original CDV Photograph

Original carte de visite portrait photograph of the important German pianist and conductor, stamped at the foot by Kaiser & Co of Stuttgart. Fine. 2.5 x 4 inches (6.5 x 10.2 cm).

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69. [Instrumentalists] Carreño, Theresa. (1853–1917).
Autograph Signature

Autograph signature from the Venezuelan pianist, singer, composer and conductor. She has signed boldly on an album leaf and dated April 1906. Light toning, overall fine. 4.5 x 7 inches (11.5 x 18.3 cm).

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70. [Instrumentalists] Carreño, Theresa. (1853–1917).
Signed Postcard Photograph

Signed postcard photograph of the Venezuelan pianist, singer, composer and conductor, who is shown in a portrait by Herschel and has signed across the image. Fine. 3.5 x 5.5 inches (8.5 x 13.5 cm).

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71. [Instrumentalists] David, Ferdinand. (1810-1873) .
Autograph Letter about the Great Fire of Hamburg

Autograph letter from the great German violin virtuoso and composer who gave the premiere of Mendelssohn's E minor Violin Concerto, regarding the great fire which took place in his home town of Hamburg in May 1842. 1 p. Lepizig, 8 May, 1842. Addressed to Adolf Falk (apparently a close friend of David), with the original postmarked envelope. Writing on the last day of the famous disaster, David asks urgently for news of his mother and for Falk to arrange for her and his two sisters, Luise and Therese, to come to him in Leipzig, promising to cover any costs. Translation below. Folding creases and a small tear to the addressed side; overall fine. 8.5 x 11 inches (21.8 x 27.8 cm). Read More...

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72. [Instrumentalists] Dobrowen, Issay. (1891–1953).
Autograph Signature

Autograph signature from the Russian-Norwegian pianist, composer, and conductor. He has signed boldly on an album leaf and dated Vienna, April 6, 1932. Light toning; overall fine. 8 x 12 inches (21 x 31 cm).

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73. [Instrumentalists] Elman, Mischa. (1891–1967).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the great violinist known for his sensuous and infinitely expressive tone, inscribed at the right to music critic Raymond Morin "in remembrance of a pleasant conversation" and dated February 7, 1944. Photographed by H. Rand of Paris. Toning and buckling, with soiling and some losses to the edges and a large diagonal mark across the upper right; overall good. 8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.8 cm).

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74. [Instrumentalists] Francescatti, Zino. (1902–1991).
Signed Photograph

Signed postcard photograph of the marvelous French violinist. He is shown in a studio portrait by Fayer of Vienna and has signed at the foot and dated 1974. Very fine. 3.5 x 5.5 inches (8.8 x 13.8 cm).

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A very interesting collection of signed photographs and autographs from French musicians of the early twentieth century, from the collection of violinist Marcel Chailley, his wife, pianist Céliny Chailley-Richez, and their son Jacques Chailley. Marcel and Céliny Chailley were known for the summer masterclasses they gave at their home in Seignelay and were associated with many prominent Parisian musicians; their son Jacques became an important musicologist and composer. The collection includes 5 signed photographs, 6 further original photographs with separate autograph inscriptions, and 6 other autograph items. Highlights include a fine original Manuel Freres photograph of Georges Enesco, a frequent duo partner of Céliny Chailley, with an autograph inscription, and autographs from Jules Massenet, Yehudi Menuhin, Jules Boucherit, and others. Complete contents listed below. In overall very good to fine condition. Read More...

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76. [Instrumentalists] Goodson Hinton, Katharine. (1872–1958) & Hinton, Arthur. (1869–1941).
Signed Postcard Photograph

Original postcard photograph of the eminent British pianist, a student of Leschetizky who enjoyed a long international career and performances with Nikisch, Beecham and others. She has signed and inscribed boldly over the image, above a further signature from her husband, composer Arthur Hinton, who has dated Grindelwald, September 25, 1910. Addressed on the verso to H. Clement Esq. in New York City. Some light overall soiling and toning, with light edge wear; overall in very good condition. 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm).

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77. [Instrumentalists] Gorodnitzki, Sascha. (1904–1986).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph from the American pianist and teacher of Ukrainian birth. He is shown at the keyboard and has signed and inscribed at the upper left, dating January 3, 1934. Slightly buckled; otherwise overall fine. 7.25 x 9 inches (18.2 x 23 cm). Read More...

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78. [Instrumentalists] Grumiaux, Arthur. (1921–1986).
Signed Photograph

Rare signed photograph of the great Belgian violinist, who is shown playing and has signed boldly in black marker. Printed on glossy card stock with some light edge wear, overall fine. 5 x 7 inches (13 x 18 cm). Signed photographs of Grumiaux are VERY elusive!

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79. [Instrumentalists] [Harp] Lenars, Renée. (1889–1971).
Original Photograph

Original photograph of the French harpist, professor of harpe chromatique at the Conservatoire de Paris who was married to harpist and composer Marcel Tournier. Lenars is shown playing her chromatic (Pleyel) harp, a cross-strung instrument without pedals which was manufactured between 1894 and 1930. The photograph is dated 1900 on the verso, but we believe it must date from ca. 10 years later, when Lenars was a young woman. Photographed by Maly Noël of Paris. Mounting remnants to the verso; overall in fine condition. 6.5 x 8.75 inches (16.3 x 22.5 cm). Read More...

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80. [Instrumentalists] Heifetz, Jascha. (1901–1987).
Original Press Photograph

Original 1936 press photograph of the great violinist, shown playing in his New York apartment "for the entertainment of the lensman." Photo credit and press caption on the verso. In fine condition. 8.5 x 6.5 inches (21.6 x 16.8 cm).

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