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Striking large bronze bust of the great composer with a stern expression, as sculpted by the masterful French artist who was winner of the Grand prix de Rome for sculpture in 1912.  Fine condition, 13.75 inches tall (35 cm.). Read More...

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Art/Sculpture

11398. [Beethoven, Ludwig van. (1770–1827)] Garf, Salomon. (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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12279. Beethoven, Ludwig van. (1770–1827) [Hummel, Johann Nepomuk. (1778–1837)].
Septet, Op. 20, Grand Septuor de Louis van Beethoven arrangé pour le Pianoforte seul ou avec Accompagnement d'une Flûte, Violon et Violoncelle par J.N. Hummel, Maitre de Chapelle à Weimar et Chevalier de l'Ordre de la Légion d'honneur

Leipzig: C.F. Peters. [by 1829]. Upright folio. 31 pp. Engraved throughout. [PN] 1983. Piano part only. Kinsky p. 51, Nachdrücke "e." Outer edge with some bends and nicks, cover rather soiled, else fine throughout.



First German edition of the Hummel arrangement of the work originally composed for violin, viola, violoncello, double bass, clarinet, horn and bassoon.


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16993. [Beethoven, Ludwig van. (1770–1827)] Joachim, Joseph. (1831–1907).
Group of Signed Letters about the 1905 and 1907 Kammermusikfesten at the Beethovenhaus Bonn

Three letters from the great violinist, the texts in a secretarial hand, each hand-signed by Joachim himself, together with one incomplete letter in a secretarial hand. Dated from 1905 to 1906 and written to German conductor, violinist, and composer Hugo Grüters, the letters concern details of the organization of the 1905 and 1907 chamber music festivals held at the Beethoven-Haus in Bonn. Some light toning and folding creases, but overall in fine condition. 4.5 x 7 to 5.5 x 8.5 inches, on Joachim's Berlin letterhead. Complete translations below. Read More...

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Classical Music

6547. [Beethoven, Ludwig van. (1770–1827)] Joachim, Joseph. (1831–1907).
Large Signed Portrait featuring the Beethoven Violin Concerto

Impressive original large engraving depicting Joachim seated in a three quarter length pose. Published by Casper of Berlin, 1899, and bearing an engraved musical quotation of the Beethoven Violin Concerto in the lower border. Signed by Joachim in pencil with his name alone to the lower border. 14.5 x 20 inches, mounted to 20 x 26 inches overall. Fine. Read More...

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11834. [Beethoven, Ludwig van. (1770–1827)] Joachim, Joseph. (1831–1907) .
Autograph Letter including a Musical Quotation, to the daughter of George Clinton

An interesting autograph letter written in the third person, from the great Hungarian violinist, dedicatee of the Brahms Concerto and many other works. 1 page, in English, undated. Addressed to Miss Clinton, evidently the daughter of the George A. Clinton (1850 - 1913), eminent British clarinet virtuoso, member of Queen Victoria's private ensemble, and the principal clarinettist for the Philharmonic Society and Crystal Palace. In full: "Mr. Joachim presents his compliments to Miss Clinton and begs to say that it is a great pleasure for him to be of any use to the daughter of the accomplished musician the case...Mr. Clinton. The Sonata he proposed is the one in D: ded: to Salieri / [AMQS of the opening three measures of the Beethoven Sonata for Violin and Piano Op. 12, No. 1] / 33 Lemster Square / Bayswater." Mounting remnants to verso of attached blank second page, otherwise in fine condition.

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1461. [Beethoven, Ludwig van. (1770–1827)] Liszt, Franz. (1811–1886).
LISZT CONDUCTS BEETHOVEN - Original 1844 Weimar Broadside Program, "Egmont."

Original program from Liszt's tenure as Kapellmeister at the Weimar Hof-Theater. At the January 27, 1844 performance of Goethe's "Egmont," Liszt conducted the overture and incidental music by Beethoven. As was usually the case, the conductor is not listed on the program, but it has been established that Liszt conducted the present performance.

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Program, unsigned
Classical Music
Autograph quotation from Beethoven, penned on a small card and signed by the Hungarian mezzo-soprano. Translated from the German, the quotation reads: "Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy." Matzenauer has signed at the foot and dated Munich, August 1908. Very fine. 3.5 x 2.25 inches (9.3 x 5.7 cm).

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Opera

11800. [Beethoven, Ludwig van. (1770–1827)] [Schickh, Johann. (1770–1835)].
Wiener Zeitschrift für Kunst, Literatur, Theater und Mode. Zweytes Quartal. - INCLUDING A CONTEMPORARY REVIEW OF BEETHOVEN'S SECOND ACADEMY CONCERT OF MAY 23, 1824 including THE NINTH SYMPHONY

Vienna: Anton Strauss. 1824. Bound collection of the issues numbered 40 - 78, dated April 1 - June 29, 1824. 339 pp, paginated continuously beginning on page 337, with a complete table of contents. Page 579-580 (3. Juni 1824), features the report on "Zweyte musikalische Akademie des Herrn Ludwig van Beethoven" which includes details regarding the second ever performance of the Ninth Symphony. Read More...

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6227. [Beethoven, Ludwig van. (1770–1827)] Schindler, Anton Felix. (1795–1864).
Beethoven in Paris : nebst anderen den unsterblichen Tondichter betreffenden Mittheilungen und einem Facsimile von Beethoven's Hanschrift

Münster: Aschendorff'sche Buchhandlung. 1842. First edition. xii, 178 p. fold. facsim. ; 23 cm. Includes facsimile of an autograph letter from Beethoven to Schindler, dated June or July, 1823 (Brandenburg no. 1687). Original front and rear wrappers affixed to contemporary boards with black cloth spine. Scattered toning, small tear to margin of final page, the facsimile with a number of clumsily repaired tears, else fine. Read More...

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13353. [Beethoven, Ludwig van. (1770–1827)] [Smart, Sir George. (1776–1867)].
1841 Buckingham Palace Concert Program - THE COPY OF GEORGE SMART

Original program from an orchestral concert given at Buckingham Palace on May 21, 1841, featuring an early performance of Beethoven's Wellington's Victory (Grand Battle Sinfonia) and addressed by hand to the important English conductor of Beethoven's works, George Smart. The program lists works by Beethoven, Cimarosa, Mendelssohn, Strauss, and Spohr, concluding with the Grand Battle Sinfonia, which commemorates Wellington's victory at the battle of Vitoria in 1813. Sir George Smart, a guest at this occasion, had been the first to conduct the work in England about 20 years earlier. Printed on p. 1 of a bifolium and addressed to Smart on p. 3. With a significant tear at the fold, a few other small tears, chips, and overall wear, but with the inscription intact; overall in good condition. 5 x 7.5 inches (12.4 x 19.4 cm). Read More...

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Program, unsigned
Ephemera
Classical Music

20573. Belafonte, Harry. (b. 1927).
Early Signed Promotional Photograph

Signed ca. 1960 RCA Victor promotional photograph of the Jamaican-American singer, songwriter, and activist, who has inscribed "To Paul, / Harry Belafonte" in blue ink.  Two inch horizontal crease to left side of image, diagonal crease to lower margin, light wear to corners, overall in fine condition.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.).  Read More...

14025. Belasco, David. (1853-1931) & Frohman, Daniel. (1851-1940).
Signed 1921 Dinner Menu of the Society of Arts and Sciences

Original dinner menu from a dinner given by the Society of Arts and Sciences in honor of the American theatrical producer, impresario, director and playwright David Belasco, signed on the cover by Belasco and by the theatrical producer and manager Daniel Frohman. A half-tone photograph of Belasco is tipped to the front cover. 4 pp. on heavy card, in fine condition. 5.5 x 9.25 inches (14.2 x 23.8 cm). Read More...

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19537. [Bell, Alexander Graham. (1847–1922)].
Printed Invitation to Dinner with National Geographic Society Board of Managers

Printed dinner invitation card from the Scottish-born inventor to Robert Simpson Woodward (1849–1924), President of the Carnegie Institute, with the purpose of the dinner, "To meet the Board of Managers of the National Geographic Society," neatly penned in an unknown hand above the body of the invitation, which reads "Mr. Alexander Graham Bell / requests the pleasure of / President Woodward's / company at dinner / Thursday February 20 /  at seven thirty o'clock. / 1331 Connecticut Avenue."  No year given, presumed ca. 1897 - 1903. Small impression to verso breaking through slightly to recto, else in fine condition.  4.5 x 3.5 inches (11.4 x 8.9 cm.). Read More...

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Science & Technology
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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Song

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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Opera

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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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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