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17756. Babbitt, Milton. (1916–2011).
Autograph Letter Signed

Autograph letter signed from the important American composer to cellist Douglas Moore, suggesting that he collaborate with the composer Robert Pollock. 2 pp., n.d., on Princeton University Music Department letterhead, with envelope postmarked December 28, 1981. Babbitt writes: "Dear Douglas: Please try to forgive my unforgivable delay in responding to your interesting letter, but the opportunity for a composer which you proposed also involves a responsibility, on my and—eventually—his part which is not easily estimated except on the basis of a track record which most younger composers have not yet established. After considerable thought and concern, I have come up with the name of Robert Pollock, who is perhaps a bit older and better 'established' than the type of composer you had in mind, but he is a composer (and performer, incidentally, or not so incidentally in this respect) of such maturity and responsibility that he will understand if you deal with the matter circumspectly, and I would want you to acquaint yourself with his other music before, in any sense, committing yourself. [...] I am, as ever, Milton." Very fine. 5.5 x 8.5 inches (14 x 21.7 cm).

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17504. Babbitt, Milton. (1916–2011) [Zukofsky, Paul. (1943–2017)].
Words About Music - Inscribed to Paul Zukofsky

Madison: The University of Wisconsin Press. 1987. Collection of the important composer's lectures given in 1983 in Madison, Wisconsin. Signed and inscribed on the front free endpaper to his frequent collaborator, violinist Paul Zukofsky: "For Paul, / who doesn't need it, / With affection, / Milton / 6/5/90." 205 pp. Hardcover, purple cloth with dust jacket. Creases and edge wear to dust jacket; internally fine. With several post-it notes with personal anecdotes and jokes relating to Babbitt ("MBB") in the hand of Paul Zukofsky laid in. 7.25 x 10.5 inches (18.3 x 26.3 cm). Read More...

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12344. [Baby Orchestra].
Ca. 1900 Baby Collage Postcard

An amusing ca. 1900 French postcard featuring a bizarre collage of little babies "playing" orchestral instruments. Some writing in French along the lower border and verso, dated 1903.

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12570. Bach, August Wilhelm. (1796-1869) [Schneider, Friedrich. (1786-1853)].
Autograph Transcription of a Psalm & Hymn

Autograph copy of a psalm and hymn text in the hand of the 19th-century German composer and organist (unrelated to J. S. Bach), an important member of the musical life of Berlin and a teacher of the young Mendelssohn. Bach has written out the German text of a piece for choir and winds by Friedrich Schneider, "Jehowah! Dir frohlockt der König." 51 lines in ink and pencil in three sections, the first two headed "Psalm" and "Hymnus," and the final section in pencil with some strikethroughs and corrections. 3 pp. Unsigned, undated [ca. 1830's]. In delicate condition with creases and some significant tears, writing in pencil on the final leaf, overall good. 8.5 x 10.75 inches (22 x 27.2 cm).

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15987. Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel. (1714–1788).
Versuch über die wahre Art, das Clavier zu spielen

Leipzig: im Schwickertschen Verlage. 1787 and 1797. Versuch über die wahre Art, das Clavier zu spielen, mit Exempeln und achtzehn Probe-Stücken in sechs Sonaten erläutert. Erster Theil. Dritte ... vermehrte Auflage. Bound together with: Zweyter Theil, in welchem die Lehre von dem Accompagnement und der freyen Fantasie abgehandelt wird. Zweite ... vermehrte Auflage. VIII, 103, [1]; [8], 280 pp. One fold-out engraved table. Modern half vellum binding. Several early pencil annotations through the first volume; overall fine. 7 x 8.25 inches (18 x 22 cm). Read More...

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7936. Bach, J.S. (1685-1750).
War Gott nicht mit uns diese Zeit [BWV 14] - FACSIMILE

Leipzig: Faksimile-Reihe Bachscher Werke und Schriftst. 1971. 2-color collotype of the instrumental and vocal parts in their original format. Scored for hn, 2-ob, 2-vln, va, bc, and SATB chorus. Afterword by Werner Neumann. The facsimile designed to resemble the original, the folder in linen and decorative paper. The box folder that holds the score has shelf and surface wear, bumped corners and marks. The facsimile score is in excellent condition, complete, unmarked. 9 x 14 inches.

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9190. Bach, J.S. (1685-1750).
Die Kunst der Fuge

Zurich: Hans Georg Nägeli. [ca. 1802]. Oblong folio. 182 (of 183) pages; lacks half-title and last leaf. Engraved throughout. Modern 1/4 calf; title heavily soiled and rubbed, trimmed and mounted, varying soiling and foxing, dampstaining in gutters in second half of volume, penultimate leaf rehinged and remargined. Published around half a century after the first edition, this is a notable publication in the history of the Bach revival at the beginning of the nineteenth century. RISM B 523; Hoboken 1, 146; Kinsky, pages 80 and 120 ("schöngestochene Neudruck in Partitur und Klavierauszug war eine anzuerkennende verlegerische Tat"). Read More...

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13699. Bach, J.S. (1685-1750).
GROSSE PASSIONSMUSIK NACH DEM EVANGELIUM MATTHAEI ...VOLLSTÄNDIGER KLAVIERAUSZUG VON ADOLPH BERNHARD MARX, [VOCAL SCORE]

Berlin: Schlesinger. [1830]. First Edition, Second Issue. Oblong 4to (c.24.5 x 33cms). Engraved throughout. [PN] 1571.  List of subscribers (3 pages), index on verso, 190 pp. Publisher’s stamp to title, performance markings in pencil, ownership inscription neatly cut from top outer corner of the title affecting the engraved surface, small margin tears to one page, otherwise in very crisp and fine condition throughout.  Quarter vellum, brown marbled boards. First edition of the vocal score, second issue (plate number corrected on p.157). Fuld, p.171; RISM B 436; cf Hoboken 27.  Read More...

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11235. [Bach, J.S. (1685-1750) & Handel, George Frederic. (1685-1759)] Gerber, Ernst Ludwig. (1746 - 1819).
Historisch-Biographisches Lexicon der Tonkünstler, welches Nachrichten von dem Leben und Werken musikalischer Schriftsteller, beruhmter Componisten, Sanger, Meister auf Instrumenten, Dilettanten, Orgel-und Instrumentmacher, enthalt...Zweyter Theil. N-Z. - WITH 18TH CENTURY FRONTIS PORTRAITS OF BACH AND HANDEL

Leipzig: Breitkopf, und Compag.. 1792. First Edition. First edition of the second volume (of 2) of one of the most important and comprehensive musical dictionaries of the eighteenth century. 860 columns, woodcut borders and devices plus 80 pages index. Early stamp of the Hochschule fur Lehrerbildung Sarrebrücken to title, a few other stamps and notations, scattered foxing throughout, generally fine. Half leather over brown marbled paper boards, gilt decoration and title to spine. Facing stipple-engraved portraits of Bach and Handel bound in as frontispieces, outer edge of the second tipped along edge of the titlepage. Eitner IV, 204; Wolffheim I, 226; Gregory-Bartlett 108. Read More...

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8201. [Bach, J.S. (1685-1750)] Bach, Johann Ludwig. (1677 - 1731).
Messa a 8 voci reali e 4 ripiene, coll'accompagnamento di due Orchestre, composta da Giov. Sebast. Bach, Partitura..No. I.

Lipsia [Leipzig]: Breitkopf & Härtel. [1805]. First edition. 57pp. Upright folio. Fine quarter leather. Erroneously published as a work by J. S. Bach, this Mass in G major has been variously attributed to Lotti and Bach's second cousin, J. L. Bach. (Schmieder, Anhang 167). Extremely rare, 5 copies recorded by Worldcat.

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14943. Bach, Johann Christian. (1735-1782).
Fuge für das Pianoforte oder die Orgel ... über die Buchstaben seines Namens BACH.

Leipzig: Peters. [not before 1814]. Oblong folio. Engraved. [PN] 793. 6 pp. Terry p. 348 (incorrectly identified as the first edition; in fact, it was first published by Kühnel in 1810). Reprinting from the original plates. A few light spots, spine reinforced with paper, outer edges somewhat nicked, else fine. Read More...

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15023. [Bach, Johann Sebastian. (1685-1750)].
Carved Bust Portrait

A rare and finely carved bust portrait of the great composer, ca. 1850s, likely based on an early nineteenth-century engraving. Carved walnut with good color and patination. Light mounting remnants on the verso. 4.75 x 6.5 inches (12.2 x 16.5 cm). Secular portrait carvings from this era are uncommon. Read More...

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16512. [Bach, Johann Sebastian. (1685–1750)] Bernstein, Leonard. (1918–1990).
Bach Commemoration Concert - Original 1950 Poster

Original poster for a Bach Commemoration Concert held in Detroit on February 5, 1950, marking the 200th anniversary of Bach's death and featuring the young Leonard Bernstein as pianist and conductor. Printed on card stock, with some foxing, creasing and areas of wear; small pen marks at the upper left corner; overall very good. 11 x 14 inches (28 x 35.3 cm).

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8675. Bachauer, Gina. (1913 - 1976).
Signed Photograph and Christmas Card

Vintage photograph of the celebrated Greek pianist, signed on the mount "Affectionately Gina / 1970" and sold together with a 1970 printed Holidays card from Bachauer and her husband, Alec Sherman. Small pinhole to card, else fine.

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16118. 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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9906. Bachofen, Johan Caspar. (1695 - 1755).
Musicalisches Halleluja, oder schöne und geistreiche Gesänge, Mit neuen und anmuthigen Melodeyen begleitet, und zur Aufmunterung zum Lob Gottes...Neunte und privilegierte Auflage.

Zurich: Burglischer Druckeren. 1776. Thick octavo. Full 18th century dark brown calf. [viii], 880, [viii] pp. With a fine frontispiece engraving depicting a winged female figure playing the keyboard with three seated cherubs playing a viol, violin and recorder seated around her. Binding worn, front board and endpage starting to separate but still relatively solid, brass remnants on board edges, apparently lacking original clasps, early ownernship markings ("Joh. Jakob Widler...Wiedikon / 1781") and remnants of wax seals to inner boards and endpages. Overall a fine copy of this important work by the Swiss composer and music pedagogue. Read More...

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16887. Backhaus, Willhelm. (1884–1969).
Signed Program

Signed program from a February 5, 1955 all-Beethoven recital of the masterful pianist at Hunter College in New York. Backhaus has signed boldly over the program listing. Together with a promotional flyer advertising the concert. Paper clip mark; overall in fine condition. 7 x 10 inches (17.7 x 25.4 cm).

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16900. Backhaus, Willhelm. (1884–1969).
Signed Program

Signed program from a June 22, 1960 all-Beethoven recital by the important German pianist as part of the Wiener Festwochen. Backhaus has signed on the cover. 2 pp. Very light wear to the cover, but overall in fine condition, 6 x 8.25 inches (15 x 21 cm).

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Signed photograph from the important German pianist, inscribed to pianist Nikita Magaloff. Backhaus is shown standing with his arm on the piano and has penned at the head of the photograph: "To my dear colleague and good friend Nikita Magaloff / Wilhelm Backhaus / May 14th, 1963." A note on the verso in another hand indicates the photo was taken at Backhaus' concert in Bad Godesberg on May 6, 1962. Stamped on the verso by Camillo Fischer of Bonn. Rather wrinkled with one strong diagonal crease; inscription with poor contrast, best visible at an angle; overall very good. 9.5 x 7 inches (23.8 x 17.5 cm). Read More...

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17302. Bacon, Francis. (1909 - 1992).
Triptych August 1972 - SIGNED Tate Gallery Invitation

1985 exhibition invitation illustrated with a detail from his painting Triptych August 1972, boldly signed "Francis Bacon" in black ink to the blank margin beneath the image.   3pp. Small 4to. Some very light surface wear to the image, else fine. A melancholy and striking souvenir.  Read More...

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