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AMQS dated 27-6-87 from the influential German composer associated with musique concrète instrumentale. From an unidentified work, signed and dated on the verso of a postcard with a printed snippet of music on the recto. Fine. Read More...

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8484. [20th Century Composer Musical Quotations] Mennin, Peter. (1923 - 1983).
"Symphony No. 5" - Autograph Musical Quotation

Full-page lengthy AMQS from the Fifth Symphony of of the American composer and teacher, longtime head of the Juilliard School, composer of nine symphonies, several concertos, and numerous works for wind band, chorus, and other ensembles. His students included Jacob Druckman, Richard Danielpour, Karl Korte, Charles L. Bestor, Jack Behrens, and Claire Polin. Read More...

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AMQS from the French composer of Romanian birth who was a founding member of the "Ecole de Paris" and husband of the important pianist Monique Haas. Four measures from his op. 93 "Periples" for small orchestra," boldly signed and dated 1968. On paper mounted to card, 8 x 13 cm. Fine.

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9037. [20th Century Composer Musical Quotations] Tcherepnin, Alexander. (1899-1977).
"Violin Sonata" - Autograph Musical Quotation

A scarce four-measure AMQS from the Russian composer's 1921 Violin Sonata, neatly penned in black ink on a slip of manuscript paper, signed and dated "6/I 1964 NYC." 15.5 x 7 cm. Toned, slightly creased along the left edge, otherwise fine. Together with a similar sheet, signed and inscribed with a quotation in Chinese characters and in English in the hand of Ming Tcherepnin, pianist and teacher and wife of the composer, and with a halftone photograph of the two musicians together. Read More...

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Program booklet from the inaugural 1988 festival "Wien Modern '88," signed on internal pages next to their photographs by composers Pierre Boulez, György Kurtág, Luigi Nono, and György Ligeti. Together with a signed postcard photograph of the artistic director of the festival, Claudio Abbado. Booklet slightly worn at the signed page spread, but overall fine. Booklet 16 pp., 4.25 x 8 inches (10.5 x 20.5 cm), postcard photograph 4 x 5.75 inches (10.5 x 14.8 cm). A remarkable item, signed by four of the giants of 20th century music.  Read More...

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3338. [ACADÉMIE DU DISQUE FRANÇAIS].
Important Large Archive

A remarkable collection of letters, photographs and documents concerning the history of recordings in France. Ninety items in all, various sizes, Paris and elsewhere, c.1878-1983. Read More...

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8823. Abbott, Berenice. (1898 - 1991).
"Changing New York" - SIGNED

New York: E. P. Dutton. 1939. Stated First Edition. First Printing. Publisher's full blue cloth, black lettering on spine and cover, embossed medallion on cover, blue endpapers. Illustrated with 97 striking full-page photographs of depression era New York by Berenice Abbott, produced for the Works Progress Administration. Signed and Inscribed on the title-page: "To Karin / from / Berenice / 1954 / October." Lacking the scarce dust jacket, rebacked, corners nicked and boards somewhat soiled and stained.  Read More...

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9764. Abendroth, Hermann. (1883-1956).
Autograph Signature

Boldly penned autograph signature dated 25.11.25 from the great German conductor of the Leipzig Gewandhaus and others. Abendroth was "trapped" in East Germany after the war and signed items by him are scarce.

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16496. Abendroth, Hermann. (1883–1956) [Von Reuter, Florizel. (1890–1985)].
Autograph Letter with "Heil Hitler" to Florizel von Reuter

Uncommon autograph letter on a postcard from great German conductor of the Leipzig Gewandhaus and others, to violinist Florizel von Reuter. Leipzig, January 24, 1940. Translated from the German: "Dear Professor, Unfortunately, for reasons of work, I will not be able to participate in your concert on January 27. On your 50th birthday, may I offer you my belated congratulations. With my very best wishes and Heil Hitler! Yours, Hermann Abendroth." Stamped and postmarked on the verso. Light toning, slight crease, with a strip of tape at the right edge; overall very good. 5.75 x 4 inches (14.7 x 10.4 cm). Read More...

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15032. [Accordion] Toro, Tom. (b. 1982).
"Quick, take the accordion!" - Original Cartoon for the New Yorker

Amusing original cartoon drawn for the New Yorker by cartoonist Tom Toro, showing the victim of a home invasion begging the thief to take her husband's accordion. Published in the New Yorker on April 18, 2016, with their inventory label on the verso. Watercolor, pen, ink, and correction fluid on paper. Signed "Toro" in lower right image, captioned below. 8.25 x 9.75 inches (21 x 24.8 cm), on an 11 x 14-inch sheet.  Read More...

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Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel. 1817. Hard Cover. [1- title for Akustik 1830], [1-blank], [i - first title for Neue Beytra...], [ii-blank], [iii]-xii, [1-errata],[1-blank], 90 pages followed by 11 leaves of plates. Read More...

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13979. Adamo, Salvatore. (b. 1943).
Early Signed Photograph

Early signed color photograph of the Italian-Belgian musician and singer known for his romantic ballads, one of the most commercially successful recording artists of all time. A promotional picture printed with track listings for three of his records on the verso. Slightly smudged signature, overall very good. 4 x 6 inches (10.5 x 15 cm).

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16662. Adams, Robert. (b. 1937).
"Alkali Lake, Albany County, Wyoming" - Signed Gallery Card

Signed gallery card of the American photographer's work "Alkali Lake, Albany County, Wyoming, 1977." He has signed below the image. On a folded card advertising his join exhibition with David Kaminsky at Atlanta Gallery of Photography. Fine. 6.75 x 5.5 inches (17.3 x 13.8 cm).

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4488. [Adgate, Andrew. (1762 - 1793)].
The Pennsylvania Packet, and Daily Advertiser

Philadelphia: Wednesday, March 8, 1786. First edition. An interesting original 1786 newspaper, advertising on the first page one of Andrew Adgate's celebrated vocal concerts. Nicely framed. Read More...

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13335. Adler, Guido. (1855-1941) .
"Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven" - SIGNED COPY TO FRAU SCHALK

Regensburg: Gustav Bosse. 1926. Signed edition of the Bohemian-Austrian musicologist's essay on three great composers, a special edition excerpted from the Almanach der Deutschen Musikbücherei auf das Jahr 1926. Adler has signed and inscribed the booklet to a Frau Schalk on the verso of the title page. 12 pp. Some wear to the cover, ink bleeding from the signature, and a small tear above the lower binding staple; overall in very good condition. 5.25 x 7.5 inches (13.2 x 19.2 cm). Read More...

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12880. Adler, Richard. (1921 - 2012).
"Hey There" - Autograph Musical Quotation on an FDC Honoring George Gershwin

AMQS of the Broadway composer and lyricist's song "Hey There," from The Pajama Game, penned on a 1973 first day cover honoring George Gershwin.  Postmarked Beverly Hills, 1973.  Adler has penned the first three measures of the much-recorded show tune.  Slight discoloration at the left side; otherwise a fine FDC which unites two great Broadway composers.  16.5 x 9.2 cm.

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14913. [African Dance].
Juju Dancer - Original 1956 Photograph

Striking original 1956 press photograph of Nigerian Juju dancer Ishan Ujabore performing a mid-air spin. 8 x 10 inches. Edges quite wrinkled, else fine.

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13323. [African-Americana].
Original CDV Photograph

Original Ca. 1880 CDV photograph of an unidentified African-American man wearing a straw hat and overalls. Mounted on card; light wear to the edges and one slight crease; overall in fine condition. 2.25 x 4 inches (5.8 x 10.1 cm).

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13324. [African-Americana].
Original CDV Photograph

Original Ca. 1880 CDV photograph of an unidentified African-American man seated, wearing a hat and leaning on the handle of an umbrella. Mounted on an irregularly trimmed card with some light foxing and wear; overall in fine condition. 2.5 x 4.25 inches with mount (6.3 x 10.6 cm).

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13738. [African-Americana] [Dance] [Hancock, John. (1736-1793)].
Original Engraving of the 1793 Equality Ball

A very interesting original print showing John Hancock shaking hands with an African-American man at the "Equality Ball" given by Hancock in Boston in 1793. While other African-American men and women dance and one plays the violin, the governor warmly greets a man named Cuffey. Meanwhile, another white man in the corner holds his nose. The engraving appeared in The Echo, with other Poems (1807), an illustrated collection of poems by a group of "wits" including one satirizing the event. The caption is excerpted from the poem, which mocks free people of color's way of speaking: "While CUFFEY near him takes his stand, / Hale-fellow met, and grasps his hand-- / With pleasure glistening in his eyes, / 'Ah! Massa Gubbernur!' he cries, / 'Me grad to see you, for de peeple say / 'you lub de Neegur better dan de play.'  Read More...

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