Fall 2018 Catalogue


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A very rare original 1903 concert program from the great Belgian violinist and important Russian pianist-composer. Appearing at the Grand Hall of the Russian Noble Assembly on December 8, 1903, the duo performed sonatas by Tchaikovsky and Bach, as well as solo works by Rachmaninov, Guiraud, Arenskiy, Chopin, Taneyev, Glazunov, Vieuxtemps, and Ysaÿe. 2 pp. of a bifolium. Light overall toning, two holes at the fold, edge wear and creases; overall in very good condition. 5.25 x 9.5 inches (13.2 x 24 cm). Read More...

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Classical Music

142. [Conductors] Bakaleinikov, Vladimir. (1885–1953).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the Russian-American conductor, violist, composer and educator, shown during his period as the Music Director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. He has signed and inscribed at the lower right in Spanish, dating 1949. In very fine condition. 8 x 10 inches (20.2 x 25.2 cm).

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Signed program from a December 1958 Carnegie Hall concert of the New York Philharmonic, conducted by Leonard Bernstein. The program has been signed over each of their names by Bernstein, pianist Rosalyn Tureck, and singers Maria Stader, Florence Kopleff, Russell Oberlin, Jan Peerce, and Norman Farrow. 23 pp. Together with a booklet of texts and notes, 8 pp, and a newspaper clipping about the concert. In very fine condition. 7.25 x 9.75 inches (18.5 x 25 cm).

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144. [Conductors] Kleiber, Carlos. (1930–2004).
Early Signed Photograph

A rare early signed photograph of the German-born Austrian conductor, widely considered one of the greatest conductors of the twentieth century. He is shown as a younger man ca. 1962, wearing glasses and a tie, and has signed in blue pen at the lower right. Photographed by Liselotte Strelow of Düsseldorf, with her stamp on the verso, and dated in pencil on the verso: July 11, 1962. One slight chip at the right edge; overall fine. 4 x 6 inches (10.5 x 14.9 cm).

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Concert program from a performance of Mahler's Eighth Symphony as part of the Salzburger Festspiele 1960, signed on the cover by conductor Dimitri Mitropoulos and singers Lucretia West and Otto Edelmann. The concert took place on August 28, 1960. Together with a ticket from the performance. 8 pp. In fine condition. 5.75 x 8.25 inches (15 x 21 cm).

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146. [Conductors] Ozawa, Seiji. (b. 1935).
Signed New York Philharmonic Program Page

Original 1969 program page signed by the brilliant young conductor, later known for his long tenure with the Boston Symphony Orchestra.  The program is dated February 13-17, 1969, when Ozawa was guest conductor for the New York Philharmonic in their performances of the Berlioz Requiem to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Berlioz's death.  Left edge rough; slightly discolored; otherwise in fine condition.  20.3 x 25.5 cm.

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147. [Conductors] [Wagner, Richard. (1813–1883)] Richter, Hans. (1843–1916).
Autograph Musical Quotations

Autograph musical quotation from 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. Richter has penned two short Wagnerian themes: at the left the march theme from Die Meistersinger, and at the right the "Ride of the Valkyries" theme from Die Walküre. He has signed boldly between the two quotations and dated Edinburgh, October 21, 1896. Trimmed from a small album leaf to 5 x 1.5 inches (12.8 x 4.2 cm). In very fine condition.

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AMQS
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148. [Conductors] Walter, Bruno. (1876–1962).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the great conductor, who is shown leaning on his right elbow and has signed at the right: "Very sincerely / Bruno Walter." Press caption mounted on the verso reports on Walter's concert with the New York Philharmonic, broadcast on CBS on October 8, [1933]. Slight tape mounting remnants to the verso; one slight corner crease; overall crisp and in very fine condition. 8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.8 cm).

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149. [Dance] [Bakst, Léon Samoilovitch. (1866–1924)] Levinson, André. (1887–1933).
Matera balets [Masters of Ballet, Studies in the History and Theory of Dance] - From the collections of Léon Bakst and Serge Lifar

St. Petersburg: Solovyov. 1914. First edition of the Russian ballet historian's account of the ballet masters and teachers of the 18th to 19th centuries, primarily in France. Text in Russian. 132, [4] pp. 22 full-page illus. plates; mounted illustration heading each chapter; color frontispiece of Fanny Ellsler and color print of the four stars of the 1845 ballet Pas de Quatre, both mounted on blue pages. Errata slip tipped to front free endpaper. Softcover. Spine hand-labeled in ink. Heavy wear to the covers and spine, with block partially detached and losses to spine. Internally very good, overall good. 7.5 x 11 inches. Read More...

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Book
Dance

150. [Dance] [Ballet Russe] Swanson, George Allen. (1908-1962).
Rostova and Youskevitch in "L'après-midi d'un faune"

Watercolor on paper, signed 'George Alan Swanson' lower right, titled and inscribed 'Igor Youskevitch / Lubov Rostova' upper left, signed 'George Alan Swanson', titled, and inscribed 'Ballet Russe De Monte Carlo / Lubov Rostova / Igor Youskevitch' upper left.  16 x 12 3/4 in. (sight), 22 1/2 x 18 in. (frame). Beautifully framed. Read More...

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Dance

151. [Dance] Cecchetti, Enrico. (1850–1928).
Autograph Note on a Visiting Card

Original visiting card from the important ballet pedagogue, signed and inscribed by Cecchetti on the verso. Translated from the French: "Please excuse the delay in replying to your letter. Here, Monsieur, is the autograph which you desired for your collection. Enrico Cecchetti." Together with the original envelope, addressed to an N. Milne Harrop in London and postmarked 1919. Autographs from Cecchetti are rare. Very fine. 4 x 2.5 inches (10 x 6 cm).  Read More...

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152. [Dance] Denis, Ruth St. (1879–1968).
Signed Photograph

Large signed photograph of the American choreographer and early pioneer of the modern dance movement in America, founder with Ted Shawn of the Denishawn dance company. She is shown seated, apparently in a meditation pose, wearing Indian-inspired robes and flanked by two ornamental shrubs, and has signed and inscribed at the upper left. One small tear at the lower edge; some corner and edge creases; overall very good. 11.25 x 14 inches (28.6 x 35.8 cm).

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Dance

153. [Dance] Diaghilev, Sergei. (1872-1929) .
Autograph Letter - "I am going to create my first English ballet"

Autograph letter from the important ballet impresario and founder of the Ballets Russes, signed "Serge Diaghilev." Two pages, 5 x 7, Hotel de Paris letterhead, February 14, 1926. Letter to ballet critic Edwin Evans, in full: "Nemtchinova and Zverev have permission to dance outside my troupe during the months of February and March. I have also allowed them to accept an engagement with Cochran during this period, after which they will return to me. I send you with gratitude the fruits of Pasquier's troupe. Currently we are showing the new ballet of Auric [Pastorale] which is very beautiful, but quite complicated. If we can arrange the London season, I am going to create my first English ballet with music of Lambert, which I think you know." Impressively double-matted and framed with a colorful Ballets Russes program cover to an overall size of 27 x 17.25. In fine condition.  Read More...

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154. [Dance] Dolin, Anton. (1904–1983).
Signed Photograph

Signed postcard photograph from the great English ballet dancer and choreographer, a star in Diaghilev's Ballets Russes. He is shown in a photograph by Mannell and has signed at the right in ballpoint. Corner crease at the upper left; somewhat poor contrast to the signature, but overall in fine condition. 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm).

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155. [Dance] [Graham, Martha. (1894-1991)] Morgan, Barbara. (1900–1992) .
Signed Postcard Photograph of Martha Graham

Signed postcard from the American photographer known for her depictions of modern dance. The postcard shows one of her images of Martha Graham, with a brief autograph note signed from Morgan on the verso. 4 x 5.5 inches (10 x 14 cm).

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156. [Dance] Pavley, Andreas. (1892–1931).
Signed Photograph

A rare signed photograph from the dancer and choreographer known as the co-director of the Pavley-Oukrainsky Ballet in Chicago. Elegantly signed and inscribed at the foot to composer Milton Harding, dated 1924. Photographed by Carlo Leonetti, and stamped by the photographer at the lower right and on the verso. In very fine condition. 7.5 x 9.5 inches (19 x 24.2 cm). Read More...

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157. [Opera] Bellincioni, Gemma. (1864–1950).
Signed Postcard Photograph

Signed postcard photograph of the Italian soprano, known for her verismo roles and especially for creating the role of Santuzza in Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana. She is shown in a profile portrait from behind, and has signed at the lower right, dating 1907 or 1909. Addressed on the verso. Rather silvered to the dark part of the postcard, but overall in fine condition. 3.5 x 5.5 inches (8.7 x 13.7 cm).

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Opera

158. [Opera] Bori, Lucrezia. (1887–1960).
Signed Photograph as Manon

Signed photograph of the great soprano as Manon in Massenet's opera. She has signed across the foot of the image: "To Mr. George H. Meyer / Sincerely, Lucrezia Bori." In very fine condition. 5 x 7 inches (12.6 x 17.7 cm).

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159. [Opera] Chaliapin, Feodor. (1873–1938).
CDV Photograph in "Sadko"

Carte de visite photograph of the great Russian basso in costume as the Varangian Guest in Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's opera Sadko. Photographed by Tchernov of Ekaterinodar [Krasnodar]. Some very light edge wear; overall fine. 2.5 x 4 inches (6.5 x 10.3 cm).

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Opera

160. [Opera] Farrar, Geraldine. (1882–1967).
"All the years I was busy at the larynx activities" - Typed Letter Signed

Typed letter signed from the important singer and actress, regarding a back injury and her activities in wartime. 1 p., May 20, 1942. Farrar writes: "Dear Alice; To you and Charles, go my thanks and appreciation of your thought and the charming expressions of your sympathy. It has been so absurd to have a kink in the back, for having been 'leg-lazy' all the years I was busy at the larynx actives; I must persist, however, due to the gas ration that is slim [...] So I shall attempt the bikes in due time with less enthusiasm." She goes on to thank her correspondents for their offer to pick her up for a visit, and reports on the illness of her cook. On her Ridgefield, Connecticut letterhead. Slightly wrinkled with some toning; overall fine. 7.25 x 10.5 inches (18.5 x 26.7 cm).

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Opera