Fall 2018 Catalogue


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21. Glass, Philip. (b. 1937).
Signed Dollar Bill with Autograph Musical Quotation from Einstein on the Beach

An interesting signed item from the American composer,the influential American composer often associated with "minimalist" music, but who has described himself instead as a composer of "music with repetitive structures." Glass has signed his name to a crisp 2001 one dollar bill. He adds a short autograph musical quotation of three notes, identified as from the Prelude to his opera Einstein on the Beach ("E. O. B.") The bill has been encapsulated and rated 66 Gem Uncirculated by the Paper Money Guaranty company. In very fine condition. Read More...

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22. Grieg, Edvard. (1843–1907).
Autograph Letter at age 26, signed "Edvard Grieg, Norwegian composer"

Autograph letter from the young Norwegian composer, to music publisher and editor Herr Barth[old]-Senff, in German, saying that he will be traveling to Italy via Leipzig and asking the Senff to keep aside for him all the correspondence that should arrive in Leipzig during his absence. (Full translation below.) Copenhagen, November 14, 1869. 1 p. Folding creases, some creasing and toning; slightly wrinkled at the right edge. Overall in very good condition. 5.25 x 8.25 inches (13.3 x 20.9 cm). Read More...

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23. Grieg, Edvard. (1843–1907).
Signed Photograph

Signed postcard photograph of the important Norwegian composer, who is shown with his arms folded and has signed along the left edge, amusingly expressing his dislike of this likeness: "This is not at all Edvard Grieg." Addressed and postmarked May 28 on the verso (year illegible.) Slight crease at the upper right; overall fine. 3.5 x 5.5 inches (8.7 x 14 cm).

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24. Haydn, Joseph. (1732–1809).
Original Portrait Drawing

Original pencil drawing of the great composer, who is shown in half-profile to the right, wearing a curled wig. A remarkably detailed drawing, resembling a stipple engraving. Unsigned, undated, likely mid 19th-century. Some foxing and light soiling, overall fine. 5.5 x 6.25 inches (14 x 16.2 cm.)

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Concert program from the concert premiere of Paul Hindemith's opera Die Harmonie der Welt with the Wiener Singakademie and the Wiener Symphoniker on November 18, 1960, signed on the inside cover by Hindemith, soprano Evelyn Lear, tenor Murray Dickie, and bass Ludwig Welter. 10 pp., including 3 pp. of illustrations; together with libretto booklet, 16 pp. In very fine condition. 5.75 x 8.25 inches (14.5 x 21 cm). Read More...

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26. Hindemith, Paul. (1895–1963).
Signed Photograph

Signed postcard photograph from the important composer and violist, who is shown with his instrument in a photograph by Hess of Frankfurt. He has signed and inscribed in French at the upper left, dating 1938 at the lower right. Image somewhat silvered when viewed at an angle, but overall in fine condition. 3.75 x 5.5 inches (9.4 x 14 cm).

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27. Honegger, Arthur. (1892–1955).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the the important Swiss-French composer, a member of Les Six, inscribed to French pianist Céliny Chailley-Richez. Honegger is shown in a vignette portrait signed at the foot by G. L. Manuel Frères, and has signed and inscribed "to Madame Chailley with my respect." Mounted on brown paper and slightly irregularly trimmed, but a very crisp and bold signature, overall in very fine condition. 5.25 x 7.75 inches (13.3 x 19.5 cm). Read More...

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Autograph letter from Amelia Ives Van Wyck, cousin of the composer Charles Ives, to the writer Ken Silverman, regarding her recollections of Charles Ives. March 25, 1975. 1 p. Van Wyck writes: "My dear Mr. Silverman, It was before he was married that Charlie and some of his Yale classmates had an apartment on Gramercy Park. They called it Poverty Flat and kept the name when they moved to Central Park West. I never knew the number of of the Gramercy Park building. I saw very little of Charlie until he married Harmony Twitchell. They lived first in West 11th Street, then in the Henry Sedgwick's house in East 22nd. The yard joined that of Mrs. Sedgwick's mother, who lived on the north, or 21st Street side of the Park. A key to the Park went with the house, and Charlie's nephews were taken there to play, so seeing the gate unlocked, perhaps helping unlock it made it seem to their youthful minds that the house was on the Park. Please forgive the long delay in answering your letter. Some days my arthritic fingers will not hold a pen. Very truly yours, Amelia Ives Van Wyck. Hope you can read this scrawl." Folding creases; overall very fine. 5.75 x 7.75 inches (14.7 x 19.7 cm). Read More...

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29. Liszt, Franz. (1811-1886).
Original Cabinet Photograph

A fine original W & D. Downey of London cabinet photograph of the elderly composer and pianist, seated next to a piano with his student Leonhard Emil Bach (1849 - 1902) standing beside him. In very fine condition.

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Original program from a 1960 performance of Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde with the Vienna Philharmonic and Herbert von Karajan, signed on the inside cover by the two soloists, tenor Fritz Wunderlich and alto Hilde Rössel-Majdan. The concert, part of the "Karajan-Zyklus" of the Wiener Festwochen, took place on June 18 and 19, 1960. Program 8 pp., including one page of musical examples referred to in the program notes. Also included is a concert ticket from the June 18 performance. In very fine condition. 6 x 8.25 inches (15 x 21 cm).

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Signed halftone photograph of the Swiss composer and the Swiss conductor Ernst [Ernest] Ansermet, who conducted many of his works. The two are shown working together in a candid photograph on a page from a ca. 1950's concert program, from a concert which included Mozart's Jupiter Symphony and Willy Burkhard's Violin Concerto. Martin has signed on the page, while Ansermet's signature is clipped from another sheet and mounted at the foot. Overall toning but in very good condition. 6 x 9 inches (15.4 x 22.5 cm).

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32. Milhaud, Darius. (1892–1974).
Autograph Letter

Autograph letter from the important and prolific French composer to a Parisian friend. 1 p., n.d., on letterhead of L'Enclos, Aix-en-Provence. Translated from the French: "Dear friend, will we not see you ... here? I hope so! In any case, so that you don't come without finding us, I will let you know that we are leaving on the 13th for the Loire, where we will stay until the 26th. If not, we will meet again on Blvd. de Clichy and I hope that we will often be near each other! Cordially, Milhaud." Folding creases, some smudges and edge wear; overall very good. 8.25 x 10.5 inches (21 x 27 cm). Read More...

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33. Milhaud, Darius. (1892–1974).
Autograph Musical Quotation with Photograph

Autograph music quotation from the important and prolific signed composer, who has penned a short quotation of four measures, signed and dated: "Milhaud 1933." On a small postcard, with a clipped halftone photograph mounted above. Remnants of previous mount on verso; some toning; overall fine. 3.25 x 5.5 inches (14 x 8.2 cm).

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

Black and white postcard photograph of the important and prolific French composer at the piano, signed and inscribed "A Madame de Baillon, souvenir de Milhaud, 1938" in blue ink on top left corner. Very slight remnants of previous mount on verso; overall very fine. 5.5 x 3.5 inches (9 x 13.9 cm).

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

Concert program from a March 24, [1955 or 1960] performance by the Orchestre Philharmonique de la Radiodiffusion Television Française under Maurice Le Roux, signed on the program listing page by Darius Milhaud. The concert included Milhaud's Sérénade as well as Webern's Six Pieces op. 6 and de Falla's Danses from Tricorne. 6 pp. In fine condition. 8.25 x 10.5 inches (21 x 27 cm).

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36. [Music in Art].
"The Power of Music" - Original Engraving

Original hand-colored engraving, depicting a man and woman meeting in the woods over a book of songs, with a lute and recorder lying nearby. At the foot: "The Power of Music"; at the head, "Vol. XIII." Slightly irregularly trimmed with a pencil notation in the upper margin, some light toning. Overall fine. 4.5 x 7.5 inches (11.6 x 19.2 cm).

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37. Puccini, Giacomo. (1858–1924).
Early CDV Photograph

Uncommon early carte de visite photograph of the important opera composer, who is shown as a young man wearing a dark jacket, with a white handkerchief in his breast pocket. Issued by the publisher Ricordi. Rather heavy toning and some light soiling; overall very good. 2.5 x 4 inches (6.3 x 10.5 cm).

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38. Rabaud, Henri. (1873–1949).
Signed Photograph

Large signed photograph of the important French composer who held major posts in the French musical establishment and was known for his mantra, "modernism is the enemy," inscribed to French composer Jacques Chailley. Rabaud is shown working at his desk and has penned on the mount (translated from the French): "to my dear friend and collaborator Jacques Chailley, a very affectionate souvenir / Henri Rabaud / 1939." Photographed by Studio Phebus, Paris, with the studio's raised label and signature. Mount rather heavily toned, but photograph very crisp with only one small scratch; overall in fine condition. 13 x 9.5 inches (33 x 24.3 cm). Read More...

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39. Rachmaninoff, Sergei. (1873-1943).
Signed Photograph

Magnificent Hrand of Paris postcard photo of the famed Russian pianist and composer, signed in crisp black ink, “S. Rachmaninoff" in the lower blank margin. In fine condition, with the slightest smudge to the ink, slight area of wear to the signature, and an inscription in colored pencil in an unknown hand on the verso to Madame Baillon. A striking, moody portrait of the accomplished pianist and composer. 3.5 x 5.5 inches (8.9 x 14 cm).

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40. Raif, Oscar. (1847–1899).
Autograph Note

Autograph note from the German music educator and composer, making an appointment. 1 p., on a postcard postmarked Feburary 18, 1886. Raif pens (translated from the German): "Thursday at 12 o'clock / Best wishes / Oscar Raif." Toning and tape remnants; overall very good. 5.5 x 3.5 inches (14 x 9 cm).

Raif studied under Tausig but was forced to give up performing because of ill health. Turning his attention to teaching, he became professor of piano at the Königliche Hochschule Berlin. 


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