Fall 2018 Catalogue


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Concert program from a December 20, 1959 performance conducted by Igor Stravinsky at Town Hall in New York, signed by the "special guest" performers Aaron Copland, Samuel Barber and Lukas Foss. The eclectic program included Stravinsky's Les Noces and Epitaphium, as well as works by Bach, Monteverdi, and Webern. In fine condition, together with two promotional brochures, a newspaper clipping about the concert, and a special notice announcing a further Stravinsky performance. Program 3 pp, 7 x 9.75 inches (17.5 x 24.8 cm).

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2. Beethoven, Ludwig Van. (1770-1827).
IIme Grande Simphonie en Re majeur de Louis van Beethoven AND Sinfonia eroica...dedicata a... il Prince di Lobkowitz.

Bonn: N. Simrock. [1822]. First German Edition of the Full Score. IIme Grande Simphonie en Re majeur (D Dur) de Louis van Beethoven, Oeuvre XXXVI, Prix 14 Fr. [PN] 1959. Bound together with: Sinfonia eroica composta per festiggare il sovenire di un grand'uomo. Dedicate a sua Altezza serenissima Il Principe di Lobkowitz. Op. 55. No. III. Prezzo 18 Fr:. Partizione. [PN] 1973. Large 8vo (25 x 16 cm). Kinsky/Halm p. 127. [Title]; 162 pp; [title]; [blank]; 231 pp. All engraved. Both titles with traces of pink wrapper, foxed corners, some spotting and soiling, Sinfonia Eroica with some dampstains to inner margin, a larger stain to the last leaf. Contemporary brown half calf, gilt spine, marbled paper covers. Signed on the inside cover by the Swedish composer Adolf Fredrik Lindblad. Read More...

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3. Berio, Luciano. (1925–2003).
"Sequenza IV" - Autograph Musical Quotation with Typed Letter Signed

Autograph musical quotation from the important composer, who has written one measure of "a little sketch of 'Sequenza IV' for piano." Together with an accompanying typed letter signed dated Weehawken, N.J., March 3, 1970, and original airmail envelope. Translated from the German: "Dear Mr. Ruf, I have received your letter of February 2. Your request is, as you say, a very curious one. Naturally I am not accustomed to send someone something that I meant to throw away; but for you I have found a little sketch of 'Sequenza IV' for piano. I hope that this little thing will be useful to you. Yours, Luciano Berio." Autograph musical fragment in heavy pencil on a small slip of manuscript paper with toning and light folding crease, 7.75 x 2.75 inches (19.5 x 6 cm); letter 8.5 x 11 inches (21 x 27.8 cm). Overall fine. Read More...

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4. Brahms, Johannes. (1833–1897).
Early Original CDV Photograph

Original carte de visite photograph of the great composer as a younger man, ca. 1867, photographed by J. Ganz of Zurich. Dated with a former ownership signature to the verso. Slight toning to the edges; overall fine. 2.5 x 4 inches (6.3 x 10.3 cm).

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5. Büsser, Henri. (1872–1973).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the French classical composer, organist, and conductor, inscribed at the foot to French pianist and violinist Céliny Chailley-Richez and Marcel Chailley and dated 1911. Büsser is shown playing a piano bedecked with flowers and lamps, and has penned an inscription to "Monsieur et Madame Marcel Chailley" on the mount below the image. Mount irregularly trimmed with some toning, but photograph in excellent condition and overall fine. 7 x 4.75 inches (17.6 x 12.3 cm). Read More...

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6. Cage, John. (1912–1992).
Autograph Note

Autograph note from the important composer to journalist Jeff Goldberg: "Thank you for sending the interview. I think it is interesting. Hope all goes well for you. John." October 11, 1976. 1 p. on a "Note-O-Gram," with the carbon copy layer still intact. Together with the original window envelope printed with Cage's address. Some toning but overall in fine condition. 8.5 x 7.75 inches (21.6 x 19.7 cm). Read More...

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7. Cage, John. (1912-1992).
Original 1991 Photograph

Original 1991 press photograph of the influential American composer, during the "Junifestwochen" festival in Zurich. Dated May 29, 1991. In very fine condition. 17.8 x 24 cm.

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8. Cage, John. (1912-1992).
Signed Envelope

Hand-signed envelope from the composer who experimented with the nature of sound and composition through chance procedures. Central vertical crease, else fine.

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9. Cage, John. (1912–1992).
"Treating Sounds with Respect" - Press Photograph

Press photograph of the influential composer pouring a bucket of water over a box of large shells to create a musical effect. Crop marks to the margin; overall in very fine condition. 8 x 10 inches (20.2 x 25.5 cm). Read More...

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10. Chaminade, Cecile. (1857–1944).
Signed Cabinet Photograph

Uncommon early cabinet photograph of the French composer and pianist, dated October 4, [18]95. She is shown leaning on one elbow at the piano keyboard in a portrait by H. S. Mendelssohn of London, and has inscribed, signed and dated at the lower right. Mounting remnants to the corners and verso, with some light toning; in fine condition overall. 4.25 x 6.5 inches (10.8 x 16.7 cm). 

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11. Chaminade, Cecile. (1857–1944).
Signed Photograph with Autograph Musical Quotation

Signed postcard photograph from the French composer and pianist, who has penned an autograph musical quotation from her Pastorale op. 114 on the verso. The quotation of four measures is penned diagonally on the verso, with an inscription dated October 1913. She is shown on the recto in a portrait by Cliché, Boissonnas & Taponier, and has signed and dated again 1913. Photograph slightly silvered, but overall in fine condition. 3.5 x 5.25 inches (8.7 x 13.5 cm).

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12. Copland, Aaron. (1900-1990).
Fanfare for the Common Man - Signed Facsimile Sketch with MacDowell Colony Book

Autograph signature from the important American composer, penned on a limited edition print of the original working edition of his iconic "Fanfare for the Common Man," the facsimile issued and signed in 1982 to benefit the MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire. The facsimile is printed on four loose sheets (9.5 x 12.5 inches), with the first of these sheets signed, and enclosed in an envelope together with a slightly wrinkled title page. Together with"The MacDowell Colony: A History of its Architecture and Development," an 84-page book concerning the founding and history of the Colony. In fine condition overall. Read More...

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Concert program from a January 30–31, 1958 performance of the New York Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall, signed by conductor and composer Aaron Copland and by violin soloist Leonid Kogan. They have signed over the first and second pages of the program listing, which included Copland's Outdoor Overture and Third Symphony, and Kogan in Lalo's Symphonie Espagnole. In very fine condition, together with a separate booklet of program notes. Program 19 pp, 7.25 x 9.25 inches (18.5 x 24.8 cm).

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14. David, Félicien. (1810-1876).
Engraved Portrait

Original portrait of the influential French opera composer, engraved by Eugène Gervais and published by Hadengue of Paris. Elaborately matted with a green, gold, and floral mat. Ca. 5 x 7 inches (13 x 17.5 cm); matted to 7 x 9.5 inches (18 x 24 cm).

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15. Delannoy, Marcel. (1898–1962).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the French composer and critic known for his operas, ballets, orchestral works, and film scores, inscribed to French composer Jacques Chailley. On a postcard photograph, Delannoy has penned jokingly (translated from the French): "To Jacques Chailley, this childhood portrait [...] Marcel Delannoy, April 9, 1947." Tipped to a folded piece of notepaper, in fine condition. 3.5 x 5.5 inches (8.7 x 13.8 cm), mounted to 4.25 x 6 inches (10.7 x 15.1 cm). Read More...

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Engraved portrait of the French composer, son of the soprano Louise-Rosalie Dugazon and the author of several operas. Engraved by A. Ethiou after Deveria. Marks to the margins; light foxing; overall in very good condition. 8.5 x 11 inches (21.5 x 28 cm).

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17. Enesco, Georges. (1881–1955).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the Romanian composer, violinist, and conductor, inscribed to his frequent duo partner, the French pianist Céliny Chailley-Richez. Enescu is shown in a reflective pose holding his violin, and has penned along the lower margin (translated from the French): "For Madame Chailley, with all the loyal and respectful friendship of the author of the sonata in the Romanian Character, gratefully, Georges Enesco. 1947." Inscription a shade light, some crackling and light surface wear to the image, with small mounting remnants to the verso, but otherwise overall in fine condition. 8 x 10 inches (20.2 x 25.7 cm). Read More...

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18. Eysler, Edmund. (1874-1949).
Autograph Musical Quotation

AMQS by the prolific Jewish Viennese composer of operettas, whose work was banned by the Nazi regime. He has written three measures of music in purple pencil, signing at the foot and dating August 27, 1931. On a small slip with some toning, wear and mounting remnants; overall very good. 5.5 x 3.5 inches (14.2 x 8.7 cm).

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19. Finnissy, Michael. (b. 1946).
Autograph Musical Quotation

Autograph musical quotation from the English composer and pianist, particularly known for his demanding piano works. On a small card, he has penned a musical quotation of two measures (possibly for flute?), and signed boldly at the foot. In very fine condition. 5 x 3 inches (12.5 x 8 cm.)

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20. [Gershwin, George. (1898 - 1937)] Gershwin, Ira. (1896 - 1983).
Leaving Gershwin's Funeral - 1937 Press Photograph

Original 1937 press photograph showing the American lyricist leaving temple with his wife Leonore and another man, after the funeral rites for his composer brother.  Gershwin had died suddenly on July 11, 1937, at age 38, from a brain tumor diagnosed too late to save him. His death shocked his many friends and admirers. Original press caption printed below image and unevenly trimmed; slight creasing and one small tear to the edges; otherwise in very good condition. 20.2 x 28.5 cm.

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