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18283. Björling, Jussi. (1911-1960) & Ebert, Harry. (1897-1986).
Original Candid Photograph of the Tenor with His Accompanist, ca 1935

An original photograph capturing the young tenor and Harry Ebert, his long-time accompanist, in their tuxedos. Undated, probably ca. 1935. Printed on 5 x 3.5 inch (12.7 x 8.9 cm) Velox paper. Upper edge a bit rough, else in very fine condition.

The prominent Swedish pianist Harry Ebert is best remembered for his 25-year musical relationship with Björling, with whom he made many recordings and toured the United States.


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Opera

2281. Blake, Eubie. (1887 - 1983) .
Eighty-Six years of Eubie Blake, SIGNED

LP record cover, boldly signed and inscribed on the front cover photograph portrait and dated 1970.

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Jazz

18660. Blake, Quentin. (b. 1932) [Peter and Josie Holton, editors].
"Quote and Unquote" - Signed Book

London: Arcadia Press. 1970. First. Signed copy of this amusing collection of pithy sayings, illustrated by Blake and signed by him on the title page opposite one such illustration, this page inscribed additionally by the volume's editors, Peter and Josie Holton, "For Alan/ To my favourite songwriter with love." 152 pp. 5 x 9.2 inches [13 x 23 cm].  Hardcover, as issued with gilt-stamped paper over boards and without jacket. Covers somewhat dampstained, a little musty overall, light impressions and marks to endpages, else fine. Read More...

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17514. Blakey, Art. (1919–1990).
Blakey in Paris - Cover Art Slick Proof

Original proof of the cover art for Art Blakey's 1961 hard bop album Blakey in Paris, from the collection of jazz photographer and cover designer Burt Goldblatt. Blakey is shown in a close-up photograph singing at the left, with text on a bold red background on the right. 14.5 x 15 inches (37 x 38 cm). Read More...

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14741. Blech, Leo. (1871-1958).
Autograph Musical Sketchleaf

Signed sketchleaf of manuscript music from the noted German conductor and composer. He has penned eighteen measures of music for piano over two systems, the measures numbered above with further empty measures numbered at the end of each stave, and has signed ("Blech") at the lower right. On the music direction letterhead of the Königliche Schauspiele, with staves ruled in pencil. Partially split along two large folding creases, with several other small edge tears and light toning; overall in good condition. 11.5 x 8.75 inches (29.3 x 22.3 cm). Read More...

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Classical Music

1754. "Blind Tom." [Bethune, Thomas. or Wiggins, Thomas.] (1849-1908).
Rare Autograph Signature and 1866 Portrait Lithograph

An extremely rare autograph from the remarkable blind African-American concert pianist. A signed card with a note on the verso from one of his managers, W.R. Northrup, noting that this is the first time Tom has tried to write and that he guided his hand. Examples of Tom's "mark" appear on the market from time to time, but this is the first true autograph we have ever seen available. Sold together with a complete 1866 issue of Harper's Weekly which includes a fine portrait of "The Celebrated Negro Pianist." Read More...

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Civil War

11008. Bliss, Arthur. (1891 - 1975).
Signed Photograph

Signed original doublweight Jane Bown portrait photograph of the important English composer, a schoolmate of Ralph Vaughan-Williams who was prolific in all styles and wrote the music for the great H.G. Wells inspired film "Things to Come." While in the US for a holiday, the Second World War broke out. and Bliss initially stayed in America, teaching at the University of California, Berkeley. He made the hazardous Atlantic crossing to England in 1941 and became director of music at the BBC from 1942 - 1944. 15.5 x 20 cm. Light silvering around the edges, and a light vertical crease, else fine.

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21013. Blitzstein, Marc. (1905-1964) [Simon, Louis. M. (1906-1996)].
"I like the place Yaddo" - Autograph Letter Signed

Uncommon ALS from the American composer to the stage manager and director Louis M. Simon, to verso of a Saratoga Springs postcard.  Blitzstein writes, in full, "A very typical scene in Saratoga.  I like the place Yaddo; it is a large, gloomy, old-fashioned mansion.  I expect to work well, too. / What a catastrophe that Nishy has departed?  Can he be duplicated? / My love / Marc."  Postmarked "June 1" of an unknown year.  In fine condition.  5.5 x 3.5 inches (14 x 8.9 cm.). Read More...

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20105. Blitzstein, Marc. (1905–1964).
Original Photograph

Handsome early doubleweight portrait photograph of the American composer, lyricist and librettist.  In very fine condition.  8 x 10 inches (20.4 x 25.4 cm). Read More...

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16857. Blitzstein, Marc. (1905–1964).
Six Elizabethan Songs

New York: Chappell & Co.. c. 1959. Group of art songs on Shakespearean texts, composed for the American Shakespeare Festival Theatre and dedicated to Leonard Bernstein. 20 pp. From the collection of bass-baritone Edward Zambara, with his ownership signature to the title. Shelf wear and a spine split to the wrappers; overall very good. 9 x 12 inches.

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20104. Blitzstein, Marc. (1905–1964).
Signed Photograph

Scarce signed Friedman-Abeles photograph of the American composer, lyricist and librettist, who has inscribed "For Walter, / from Marc" in blue ballpoint.  Photographer's stamp to verso.  In very fine condition.  8 x 10 inches (20.4 x 25.4 cm). Read More...

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10340. Blitzstein, Marc. (1905–1964).
"The Cradle Will Rock" - Signed Revival Playbill

Original Playbill from the 1947 Broadway revival of The Cradle Will Rock, signed to cover by Blitzstein, the composer, lyricist, and librettist.  An original ticket stub and performance sheet have been affixed to the first page.  32 pp.  Cover is split along lower portion of spine, otherwise in fine condition.  6.5 x 9 inches (16.5 x 22.9 cm.). Read More...

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1958 issue of Playbill magazine, signed by three important American opera composers: Douglas Moore above his image on the cover, Marc Blitzstein over the listing about his opera Regina, and Vittorio Giannini over the listing about his opera The Taming of the Shrew.  Rare. Somewhat poor contrast to the internal signatures (Giannini's in pencil), but otherwise in fine condition overall. 32 pp. 6.5 x 9 inches (16.5 x 23 cm).

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Opera

14728. Bloch, Ernest. (1880-1959).
Typed Letter Signed to "Pult und Taktstock" Magazine

An interested typed letter signed from the Swiss-born American composer, known for his compositions inspired by Jewish music and for his tenure as director of the Cleveland Institute of Music. October 4, 1924. On letterhead of the Cleveland Institute, Bloch writes to the editors of the Austrian magazine for conductors "Pult und Taktstock" ("Music stand and Baton"), declining to write an article because he is busy, but hoping that "in the future sometime I shall be able to send you something. In the meantime I want to tell you that I agree fully with your splendid ideas. It is very important that all striving musicians of the world should come in contact with one another." Hole-punched, with some notes in colored pencil at the foot; overall in fine condition. 6 x 9.5 inches (15.2 x 24 cm).

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21205. Bobesco, Lola. (1921–2003).
Autograph Letter Signed to Colonel George Magherescu written on the occasion of her father's death.

Rare ALS from the Belgian violinist, a child prodigy who became internationally known as a teenager and whose virtuosity and pure lyrical expression earned her a place among the top international female performers, to Romanian Colonel George Magherescu.  September 25, 1982; 2 pp. Seiguelay, August 27, 1933.  The letter, written in Romanian, is mostly untranslated but begins rather strikingly: "I received everything you could tell me about my father's death. / Thank you so much for taking such an objective attitude. / I have nothing to do with Sna. Cic Bobescu anymore."  Tape remnants along left edge, else in fine condition. 7 x 10 inches (18x 25 cm).  Read More...

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10867. Boccherini,Luigi. (1743-1805).
Six trios pour Violon, Alto, Violoncelle...Oeuvre XXXVIII

Paris: Chez Pleyel, Rue Neuve des Petits Champs no. 728 entre les Rue de la Loi et Helvetius. [1798]. Violin, viola, and cello parts loose, as issued. 13; 13; 13 pp. Engraved throughout. [PN] 113. Violin part stamped on the cover by Pleyel. Notes in pencil to the title of the violin part. Foxing, some light water damage, violin part partially split at sewn binding, some slight evidence of insects damage; overall very good. 10 x 12.75 inches (25.2 x 32.5 cm). An early edition from the firm of Pleyel, which published its first edition in 1795. Rare; WorldCat records 4 copies. Read More...

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Signed single sheet program from a performance by the "Soloists of the Berlin Philharmonic" on May 2, 1972 as part of the Festival Internacional de Santander.  The program listing has been signed by all five members of the group; flautist Karlheinz Zoller, oboist Lothar Koch, violinist Michel Schwalbé (who appears to have made a copy-editing adjustment to his printed name), violist Siegbert Ueberschaer, and cellist Wolfgang Boettcher.  The performance included works from Bocherini, Beethoven, Britten, Mozart, Schubert, and Rossini.  Light toning to recto, else in fine condition.  6.25 x 8.25 inches (15.9 x 21 cm.). Read More...

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4020. Boito, Arrigo. (1842-1918).
Signed Manuscript Aria Text

3 integral pages. 4 stanzas, signed "Arrigo Boito" at the conclusion and identified "Ero e Leandro / Atto I. scena 4a. " On the facing page, Boito has dedicated the aria to "la gentile Signorina Elena Barbaroux," and has initialled and dated "Milano 31. Marzo. 87." Usual folds, mounting traces to verso, else fine. Read More...

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18175. Bolm, Adolph. (1884–1951).
1928 Brochure for the Adolph Bolm School of the Dance

Original brochure advertising the Adolph Bolm School of the Dance's summer sessions in 1928. Printed on yellow paper, unfolds to show several half-tone photographs of Bolm, Ruth Page, and Anna Ludmilla in various roles. Small note in pencil to the cover. Overall fine. Unfolds to 9.75 x 11 inches (24.8 x 28 cm). Read More...

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Dance

17862. [Bolshoi Ballet] Plisetskaya, Maya. (1925–2015).
Group of Signed Photographs

Large group of signed promotional photographs from the principal ballerinas of the Bolshoi Ballet on their second tour of the United States in 1962. Included are signed photographs of: Nicolai Fadeyechev and Maya Plisetskaya in Swan Lake; Ekaterina Maximova in Giselle; Ekaterina Maximova and Stainslov Vlasov in the pas de deux "Spring Waters" (signed by Maximova only); Natalia Ryzhenko; Maya Samokhvalova in Gayane; Nina Timofeyeva in Swan Lake; Nina Sorokina in Chopiniana; Natalia Bessmertnova in Giselle; Nina Sorokina in the pas de deux "Flames of Paris"; and Natalia Bessmertnova in an unidentified role. Each photograph stamped on the verso by Sol Hurok and with a typewritten caption identifying the dancer and role. Some light edge wear; overall fine. Each ca. 9.5 x 11.5 inches. Read More...

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