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15081. Beethoven, Ludwig van. (1770-1827).
Grand Concerto pour le Pianoforte avec Accompagnement de l'Orchestre compose et dedie a Son Altesse Imperiale Roudolphe Archi-Duc d'Autriche etc....[No. 5, in E flat major] . . . Ouev. [sic] 73.

Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel. [1811]. First German edition, first issue. . Upright folio [piano part only]. Disbound. 1f. (title), 3-42 pp. Price: "4 Rthlr." Engraved throughout. [PN] 1613.  Tempo of last movement: "Allegro ma non troppo." Small stain to lower right corner, minimal foxing. First German edition, first issue. Kinsky p. 196; Hoboken 2, 332; Hirsch, IV, 319.  Read More...

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14921. Beethoven, Ludwig van. (1770-1827).
Gran Trio per Violino, Viola e Violoncello [...] Op. III.

In Vienna: Presso T. Mollo e Comp.. [1798?]. Gran / Trio / per / Violino, Viola, e Violoncello / Composto dal Sigr. Luigi van Beethoven / Opera. III.  Folio  Engraved throughout; [PN] 83. Parts. Violin part loose, as issued; viola and cello parts stitched into wrappers with handwritten titles. 13 pp. (Violino); 12 pp. (Viola); 11 pp. (Violoncello.) Ex libris Luisa Sormani Busca Arconati Visconti. Light toning and some smudging; overall in fine condition.  Read More...

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12278. Beethoven, Ludwig van. (1770-1827).
VARIATIONS pour le PIANO FORTE composées et dédieés à son ami Oliva ...Oeuvre 76 [Six Variations on a Turkish March]

Vienne: Chez Artaria et Compag. [December, 1810]. First Viennese edition. Oblong folio. Title; 2- 7pp. Engraved throughout. [PN] 2127. Scattered light foxing, corners slightly creased, else fine. Contained in a rather worn enclosure with stamped boards and a gilt leather titleplate. Read More...

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13605. Beethoven, Ludwig van. (1770-1827).
Grande Sonate Pathétique pour Piano-Forte. Op. 13.

Paris: [Isouard] Au Dépôt central de la librairie, rue des filles st Thomas n° 3 . Ca. 1820 (based on publisher address).

Upright folio. Engraved throughout. [PN] D. 43. L.. Title; 1-20 pp. On t.p. above imprint at right: Prix: 7f. 50c, and with the stamp of Troupenas, who acquired the Isouard firm in 1825, lower right. Title pages lightly stained and toned, spine reinforced with red canvas strip, lightly creased, scattered markings in pencil, overall very good. A scarce early French edition, not listed in Kinsky-Halm. 




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13726. Beethoven, Ludwig van. (1770-1827).
Grand Quatuor de Violon, composé et arrangé pour le Piano Forte à quatre mains [String Quartet, Op. 59, No. 1]

Bonn and Cologne: N. Simrock. [1824]. First Edition of this arrangement. Beethoven's string quartet Op. 59, no. 1, the first of his "Razumovsky" quartets, arranged for piano four hands. Oblong folio. Lithographed. [Pn] 2119. 39 pp. Closely trimmed, lower right edges with significant handling wear and small losses from turning, else fine.  Arrangement by C.D. Stegman (Kinsky, 142). Read More...

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13728. Beethoven, Ludwig van. (1770-1827) .
QUATUOR / No. V. / de / van / L. van Beethoven, / arrangé / Pour le Piano-Forte / à quatre mains

Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel. [1821]. First edition of arrangement for piano 4 hands. Beethoven's string quartet no. 5 in A major, op. 18, no. 5, arranged for piano four hands. Oblong folio. 24.5 x 33 cm.  Lithographed. [PN] 3221(odd pages only).  Title; Music (2-35 pp.), blank. Scattered foxing throughout especially to early and late pages, light water stain to upper quarter of last 10 pages, closely trimmed along the upper edge without losses to music.   Read More...

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11398. [Beethoven, Ludwig van. (1770-1827)] GARF, Salomon (Dutch 1879 - 1943).
Still Life Pastel by an Auschwitz victim

Pastel on paper, signed in chalk 'S. Garf' (lower left in the image), matted under passe-partout (unframed), image size 38.8 x 48.2 cm. Read More...

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16352. Beethoven, Ludwig van. (1770–1827).
Rare Early Sammelband of Piano, Cello and Violin Sonatas

Sammelband of rare early and mostly lifetime Parisian or Mainz editions of four Beethoven piano sonatas, as well as the piano parts for four violin sonatas and two cello sonatas. Engraved throughout, with several title pages signed or stamped by the publishers. Red and brown full leather with gold stamps to the boards and spine. 210 pp. total. Foxing and toning; heavy wear to covers with some repairs; structurally sound and overall very good. 10 x 13 inches. Read More...

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13022. [Beethoven, Ludwig van. (1770–1827)] Walter, Bruno. (1876-1962).
Signed Photograph with Autograph Musical Quotation from Leonore Overture no. 3

Signed photograph of the great conductor, with a lengthy inscription in German on the lower mount in memory of "music in Hollywood," dated 31.8.1941. Walter has added an autograph musical quotation of four measures of the trumpet fanfare solo in B flat from Beethoven's Leonore Overture no. 3 to the upper left corner of the photograph.  The mount and inscription in very good condition, the photograph itself very heavily spotted and stained. Signed also by the photographer in pencil, lower right. 19.5 x 24.5 cm; 24 x 33 cm including the mount.

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5731. [Belle Époque] [Guilbert, Yvette. (1865 - 1944)].
Original 1932 Program - Soirée du Réveillon, Yvette Guilbert en Caricatures

Richly illustrated program from an "evening of memories" presented by the 67-year-old renowned French actress and cabaret singer on December 24th, 1932. The evening's program, printed in the midst of 11 pages of caricatures and portraits of Guilbert by many important artists of the period, presents her in performances from various periods in her famous career, beginning with "Quelques souvenirs du Chat Noir et de ses Collaborateurs." 24 x 28 cm. In very fine condition throughout.

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Striking original photograph by Marcia Stein, with the photographer's painted red initials at the lower left corner and also signed in pencil in full on the mount, inscribed and signed in ink by Guilbert while on a cruise ship ("Yvette Guilbert a bord de L'Espagne 1919") on the outer mount. The photograph itself in very fine condition, with the outer mount suffering from water staining along the lower edge, partially extending into the left edge of Guilbert's signature and inscription.

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6303. Bellincioni, Gemma. (1864 - 1950).
Signed Quotation

Attractive signed autograph quotation from the great Italian soprano, verismo legend of the Golden Age and creator of both Santuzza in Mascagni's "Cavalleria Rusticana" and of the title role in Giordano's "Fedora." She was also the first Italian Salome. In very fine condition, the quotation reads: "L'arte e l'amore sono il piu bel dono di Dio all sue creature! Gemma Bellincioni / Graz, 1896." ["Art and love are the most beautiful gifts of God to his creations!"] In fine condition, 10 x 17.5 cm.

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16523. 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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Very rare portrait medal by perhaps the most celebrated engraver from the Restoration through the Second Empire, issued in the year of the composer's death. Bust facing left with the text: "VINCENZO BELLINI NE A CATANE (SICILE) EN 1804 MORT A PUTEAUX PRES PARIS," reverse with a laurel wreath encircling a list of his operas. 55mm. Andorfer & Epstein 39. Very fine.

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14286. [Bellini, Vincenzo. (1801-1835)] Lablache, Luigi. (1794-1858) .
Sir Giorgio in I Puritani - Original Engraving

Original hand-colored engraving of the important Italian bass Luigi Lablache as Sir Giorgio in Bellini's I Puritani. Engraved by Louis Maleuvre and published by Hautecoeur-Martinet, Paris, [1835]. Light foxing; mounting remnants on verso; vibrantly colored and overall in fine condition. 6 x 9 inches (15 x 23 cm).

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7934. Bellini, Vincenzo. (1801-1835) [Pougin, Arthur] [Ugalde, Delphine. (1829 - 1910)].
Bellini: Sa Vie, Ses Oeuvres. - Signed Presentation Copy to Ugalde

Paris: Hachette. 1868. First edition. 8vo., 232 pp, including two fold-out facsimiles of Bellini autographs. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpage to the great 19th-century French soprano, Delphine Uglade: "A Madame Ugalde / hommage affectueux et sincere / Arthur Pougin." Blue marbled boards, half blue leather. In very good condition. Read More...

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12339. [Bellowing Baby] [Mock Broadside] [Connecticut].
For One Night Only! Unparalleled Attraction!! Grand Oratorio, By the Choir of the Episcopal Church: The Services of The Bellowing Baby Have been Secured for the Occasion...[caption title].

[Norwich, Conn.]: Trench, Printer, 49 Water-Street. [Ca. 1841-44?]. First Edition. Broadside, approx. 18 x 12 inches. Old folds, light foxing and soiling; a couple of small flaws to the paper stock, not touching the text, else fine. Archivally encapuslated to protect condition, easily removed from protective case (shown in image). Read More...

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4786. Benda, Hans von. (1888 - 1972).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the skillful if straightforward German conductor who had the misfortune to operate in the shadow of better-known Teutonic maestri of his generation such as Furtwängler, Klemperer, and Knappertsbusch. A member of the Nazi party, he was artistic director of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra during Furtwängler's tenure as chief conductor, and testified on his behalf at Furtwängler's denazification proceedings. 14.5 x 10.5 cm. In fine condition.

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16312. Benedetti Michelangeli, Arturo. (1920–1995).
Signed Postcard Photograph

Scarce signed Deutsche Gramaphone postcard photograph of the legendary pianist, considered one of the greatest pianists of the twentieth century. He has signed at the foot in red marker, dating 1982. Together with a newspaper clipping of his obituary. Fine. 4 x 5.75 inches (10.5 x 15 cm.)

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12850. Benedict, Julius. (1804 - 1885).
Autograph Signature

Autograph signature from the German-born composer and conductor, who was the leading conductor in England during much of his career, on a small sheet mounted to card embossed with "2 Manchester Square, W."  Dated London, 1871.  Mounting remnants on the verso; otherwise in very fine condition.  8.8 x 7.6 cm.

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