Summer 2018 Catalogue


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121. [Instrumentalists] [Violin] Crumb, Robert. (b. 1943).
Fiddlin' Ian McCamy - SIGNED Postcard

Signed postcard from the American cartoonist and musician, whose work satirizes contemporary culture, often with the visual language of nostalgic American folk culture. The color postcard, of Crumb's work Fiddlin' Ian McCamy, is signed in the lower border in black ink, “R. Crumb.” In very fine condition. 4 x 6 inches (10 x 15 cm).

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Art & Design

122. [Instrumentalists] [Violin] [Moennig & Son].
Vintage Die-Cut Violin Postcard

Vintage die-cut miniature postcard in the shape of a violin, ca. 1920s, advertising violin shop William Moennig & Son of Philadelphia. One large crease and some edge wear; overall very good. 3.75 x 2.25 inches (9.5 x 5.7 cm).

The venerable firm of William Moennig & Son closed in 2009 after 100 years of selling and restoring violins. The business was known as one of the oldest and most trusted American violin shops.


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Ephemera
Classical Music

123. [Instrumentalists] Ysaye, Eugene. (1858–1931).
Signed Postcard Photograph

Autograph signature from the important Belgian violinist, penned on the verso of a postcard photograph. Ysaye is shown on the recto playing his instrument, and has penned on the verso: "Souvenir de E. Ysaye / April 3, 1923." Silvering, especially to the right side; overall very good. 5.25 x 3.25 inches (13.5 x 8.5 cm).

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Signature
Classical Music

124. [Instrumentalists] Zukerman, Pinchas. (b. 1948).
Signed Photograph

Signed postcard photograph of the Israeli-American violinist, violist and conductor. He is shown playing as a younger man and has signed boldly at the left. Stamped on the verso with the date: October 24, 1970. Very fine. 4.25 x 5.75 inches (10.6 x 14.4 cm).

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Classical Music

125. [Conductors] Abendroth, Hermann. (1883–1956) [Von Reuter, Florizel. (1890–1985)].
Autograph Letter with "Heil Hitler" to Florizel von Reuter

Uncommon autograph letter on a postcard from great German conductor of the Leipzig Gewandhaus and others, to violinist Florizel von Reuter. Leipzig, January 24, 1940. Translated from the German: "Dear Professor, Unfortunately, for reasons of work, I will not be able to participate in your concert on January 27. On your 50th birthday, may I offer you my belated congratulations. With my very best wishes and Heil Hitler! Yours, Hermann Abendroth." Stamped and postmarked on the verso. Light toning, slight crease, with a strip of tape at the right edge; overall very good. 5.75 x 4 inches (14.7 x 10.4 cm). Read More...

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Autograph Letter
Classical Music

126. [Conductors] Furtwängler, Wilhelm. (1886–1954).
"I have no interest in going to America" - Typed Letter Signed

An interesting typed letter signed from the legendary conductor towards the end of his life, regarding the negotiations and politics surrounding his proposed first visit to the United States. Clarens [Switzerland], November 10, 1951. To his friend Lydia Panisch, Furtwängler declines her suggestion to make contact with Mrs. McCloy (possibly the wife of lawyer John J. McCloy, who was involved in German-American relations in the postwar era), explaining that he is already involved in plans to visit the United States with both the Vienna Philharmonic and the Berlin Philharmonic, but that he has no interest in pursuing the matter himself: "I myself—I would like to stress this explicitly—have no interest in going to America. It's all the same to me whether I go today or in ten years, and I also have no intention of taking the smallest step that might appear to be looking for a position." [Full translation below.] In very fine condition. 8.25 x 11.5 inches (21 x 29.5 cm). Read More...

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TLS
Classical Music

127. [Conductors] Giulini, Carlo Maria. (1914-2005).
Signed Program

Original program from a concert of the eminent Italian conductor with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, boldly signed by Giulini on the cover. The concert, part of the Los Angeles Philharmonic's tour of Europe, took place at London's Royal Festival Hall on May 25, 1980 and included Mozart's "Jupiter" symphony and Tchaikovsky's "Pathétique." A few smudges to the cover but overall in fine condition. 6 pp. 8.25 x 11.5 inches (20.8 x 29.5 cm).

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Classical Music

128. [Conductors] Koussevitzky, Serge. (1874–1951).
Signed Banquet Menu with Two BSO Concert Programs

Autograph signature from the legendary Boston Symphony conductor, signed on the menu for a May 12, 1949 banquet given in his honor by the Harvard Glee Club. The menu (4 pp.) includes a list of all the joint performances of the Harvard Glee Club and the Boston Symphony; Koussevitzky has signed boldly on the cover, beginning in blue ink (from a pen which evidently gave him some trouble) and ending in pencil. Together with two original concert programs from performances of the BSO and Glee Club: one from a April 26, 1942 Pension Fund Concert performance of Bach's Magnificat and Beethoven's Symphony no. 9 (4 pp.); and one from an April 29, 1949 performance of Beethoven's Symphonies no. 1 and 9 (63 pp.). Light toning and wear; overall in fine condition. Menu 5.5 x 9.25 inches (14 x 23.3 cm), programs 5.5 x 8.5 inches (14.2 x 21.8 cm).

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Program, unsigned
Classical Music

129. [Conductors] Nikisch, Arthur. (1855–1922).
Signed Postcard Photograph

Signed postcard photograph of the important conductor, who is shown in a portrait photograph and has signed boldly across the image. Light silvering to the lower right, but otherwise very fine. 3.5 x 5.5 inches (8.5 x 13.8 cm). Read More...

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Signed Photograph
Classical Music

130. [Conductors] Richter, Hans. (1843–1916).
Signed Postcard Photograph

Signed postcard photograph of the legendary Austrian-Hungarian conductor who conducted the very first Bayreuth Festival, and in 1877 shared the conductorship of the Wagner festival in London with the composer. He is shown in a profile portrait and has signed boldly at the right edge. Corner creases with some slight cracks; overall very good. 3.5 x 5.25 inches (8.6 x 13.6 cm).

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Signed Photograph
Classical Music

131. [Conductors] Sevitsky, Fabien. (1893–1967).
Signed Photograph

Signed doubleweight photograph of the Russian-born American conductor, the nephew of Serge Koussevitzky who conducted the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and taught at the University of Miami. He has inscribed at the foot in white ink to music critic Raymond Morin, dating Boston, October 1932. Toning, buckling, some light scratches and pinholes; overall very good. 8 x 10 inches (20.2 x 25.2 cm).

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Classical Music

132. [Conductors] Steinberg, William. (1899–1978).
Two Typed Letters Signed

Two typed letters signed from the important German-American conductor, sending thanks to a Mr. James Browning for his telegram and "enthusiasm." May 6, 1959 and October 16, 1960. Light creases and toning; overall fine. 8.5 x 11 inches (21.6 x 27.8 cm) and 6 x 7 inches (15.3 x 17.7 cm).

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TLS
Classical Music

133. [Conductors] Walter, Bruno. (1876–1962) [Fleischmann, Trude. (1895 - 1990)].
Signed Trude Fleischman Postcard Photograph

Signed original postcard photograph of the great conductor, who is shown in a profile portrait from the collar up, and has signed in black ink at the foot. Stamped and signed in pencil by the photographer, Trude Fleischmann of Vienna. Signature very slightly smudged; light toning; overall very good. 3.5 x 5.25 inches (8.6 x 13.5 cm). Read More...

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Classical Music

134. [Opera] Caruso, Enrico. (1873–1921).
Original Photograph Onboard the S.S. Kaiser Wilhelm II

Interesting original photograph of the great tenor, shown together with Illinois State Senator Al Clark onboard the S.S. Kaiser Wilhelm II on May 5, 1914—shortly before the outbreak of World War I, when the German liner was stranded in the United States. Handwritten caption on the verso. Large losses and tears; overall good. 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm). Read More...

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Unsigned Photograph
Opera
Attractive photograph of two opera stars and frequent collaborators, boldly signed at the foot by both singers. 10.5 x 15 cm. Very fine. 

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Signed Photograph
Opera

136. [Opera] Dalmores, Charles. (1871-1939).
Original Matzene Photograph

Original doubleweight Matzene photograph of the great French golden-age tenor. Some chips and one large crack to the corner; otherwise in very good condition. 20.2 x 25.3 cm. Read More...

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Unsigned Photo
Opera

137. [Opera] [Donizetti, Gaetano. (1797–1848)] Romani, Felice. (1788–1865).
"L'Elisir d'Amore" - Libretto

Milano: Gaspare Truffi e Comp.. [1832]. First Edition. L'Elisir d'amore, melodramma giocoso in due atti, da rappresentarsi nell'I. R. teatro alla Canobbiana, la primavera dell'anno 1832. 42 pp. 12mo (17 x 10.5 cm). Original wrappers with some light edge wear, overall fine. First edition libretto of Donizetti's best-known comedic opera, published around the time of its first performance in 1832. Fuld, p. 85. Read More...

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Opera

138. [Opera] Flesch, Ella. (1900–1957).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the Austrian soprano, a success in coloratura roles in Vienna, Munich, and Leipzig in the 1920's and 1930's before fleeing Nazi Germany to the United States in the 1940's. She is shown in an elegant portrait photograph by J. Abresch of New York and has inscribed in white ink (translated from the German): "To Maestro Winkler, the fabulous conductor with whom I worked so wonderfully, with my best wishes, Ella Flesch." In very fine condition. 8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm).

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Opera

139. [Opera] Gavaudan, Emilie. (1775-1837) [Dalayrac, Nicolas. (1753 - 1809)].
"Sauvage! ... C'est toi qui l'est." - Original Engraving

Original hand-colored engraving of the soprano Emilie Gavaudan in her role as as Azemia in the Dalayrac opera Azemia, ou les sauvages (performed at the Théatre Imperial de l'Opéra-Comique in 1810). Published by Martinet of Paris. Light toning and mounting remnants on verso; overall in fine condition. 6 x 9 inches (15 x 23.2 cm).

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Opera

140. [Opera] Gigli, Beniamino. (1890-1957) & Tebaldi, Renata. (1922-2004).
"Note of Triumph" - Original 1957 Photograph

Original 1957 press photograph showing the great tenor being congratulated by the younger soprano, at a ceremony honoring him in Ancona, Italy. One small mark in the margins and very slight scratches; overall in very fine condition. 22.8 x 18 cm. Read More...

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Unsigned Photograph
Opera
Classical Music