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Fall 2008 Catalog, Lot 110. [Schumann, Robert. (1810 - 1856)].
Memorial Program used in the 1947 film "Song of Love," starring Katharine Hepburn.
A prop program from "Song of Love" Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1947. An oversized, light blue program with black text on the cover reading "Royal Opera / House / Dresden / Robert Schumann / Memorial Concert / Farewell / Appearance / Clara Schumann / at the Pianoforte / October 15th, 1890" while the three interior pages give additional information about the concert; the back cover displays a image of the "Schumanns" in profile, as portrayed by Katharine Hepburn and Paul Heinreid. This particular prop was used in the end credits of the film. Some minor water stains, else fine. 12 x 9in. $550.00
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Fall 2008 Catalog, Lot 111. Schumann, Robert. (1810 - 1856).
Phantasiestücke für Pianoforte, Violine & Violoncell componirt und Frau Sophie Petersen geb. Petit in Altona/ zugeeignet [...] op. 88.
Leipzig: Kistner, 1850. First Edition, later issue. Lithographed, Pl.-Nr. 1743 [1850]. Piano score (29 p.), Parts, each 6 p. Score with the beautiful ornamental frame. Folio, edges worn, else fine. Hofmann S. 192f.; Burger Nr. 387; McCorkle S. 387ff. By the end of 1842, Schumann had already completed three of the four pieces of the Op. 88 group, but publication was delayed due to his focus on other works, including his Piano Quartet, Op. 47 and the First Piano Trio, Op. 63. At the end of 1849 and at the beginning of 1850, he revised the pieces and added one more before its publication later that year. Sold.

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Holiday 2013 Catalog, Lot 123. Schumann, Robert. (1810 - 1856).
Bilder Aus Osten. 6 Impromptus für das Pianoforte zu vier Händen. Op. 66. Complet.
Leipzig: Kistner, [1849]. First Edition. Folio. Title page lithographed, music engraved. [PN] 1665-1667. 31 pp. (double paginated as 1-17, 4-17). Beautiful decorative frame on title. With the preface of the composer on p. 3. Modern cloth-backed boards, outer leaves repaired. Hofmann p. 146-147. McCorkle p. 286. Scarce.

"In that he intended [Bilder Aus Osten] as a Christmas gift for Clara, and considering its scoring for the most convivial of keyboard media (piano four-hands), it can be said to have sprung no less directly out of family life than the Album für die Jugend. But given the technical challenges posed by several pieces in the set, the sociability it aimed to promose was clearly that between artists of the first rank. According to the composer's own prefatory note to the 1849 Kistner edition of the Bilder Aus Osten, the work was inspired by the Makamen des Hariri, Rückert's translation from the Arabic of a medieval epic dealing with the adventures of Abu Seid and his friend Harith. The cycle represents a further manifestation of the same enthusiasm for oriental topics that had kindled Schumann's interest in Moore's Peri some eight years earlier." (John Daverio, "Robert Schumann," p. 410) $400.00
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Fall-Winter 2007 Catalog, Lot 128. Schumann, Robert. (1810 - 1856).
Brasch CDV Photograph. Leipzig, 1860.
In superb condition. Original period photographs of Robert Schumann are uncommon.
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Fall-Winter 2007 Catalog, Lot 129. Schumann, Robert. (1810 - 1856).
Important Autograph Letter.
From the Collection of the great singer, Dietrich Fischer Dieskau. To Schumann's friend Henriette Voigt, about his friends and present musical preoccupations, noting whimsically that his whole wealth can be summed up in three names, alluding apparently to his unpublished 'Sehnsuchtswalzer' ('Longing Waltz') and to his 'Carnaval' op.9, praising his friend and describing her as an 'A flat Spirit.'
...Die Zueignung verdient und schätzt nur eine As dur Seele, mithin eine, die Ihnen gliche, mithin Sie allein, meine theure Freundin...
Schumann's 'three names' are those of his friends Henriette Voigt, the pianist Ludwig Schunke, and Ernestine von Fricken, the dedicatees, respectively, of his piano works op.22, op.7 and op.8. The opening of the unpublished 'Sehnsuchtwalzer Variationen' of 1833 was later used as the opening of the celebrated 'Carnaval' op.9. Schumann described the year 1834, which saw the first appearance of his Neue Zeitschrift für Musik, as 'the most important of my life.'
1 page (c. 12.3 x 21.1cm), integral autograph address-panel, later pencil annotation to same, traces of seal, no place or date [Leipzig, 4 September 1834], a number of small tears, repaired on verso, some affecting text and signature.
Reference: Jansen no. 48
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Fall 2009 Catalog, Lot 134. Schumann, Robert. (1810 - 1856).
Papillons pour le Pianoforte seul. Liv. I ...Op. 2.
Leipzig: Kistner, [1832]. First edition, second issue. . 4to. Title; 3-11 pp. Engraved folio. [PN] 3131. Scattered minor foxing, otherwise in very fine condition. Finely bound in modern paper boards with three-quarter crimson calf.

Papillons was composed between 1829 and 1831, while Schumann was still a law student in Leipzig and Heidelberg. By this point, he had resolved to abandon law in favor of a career in music and with Papillons, he marked an important step towards that end. In a letter of 1832 to his mother, he wrote: "From now on my life will become different; I stand alone; I almost balked to let the manuscript out of my hands - now it is printed for all the world to see and has fallen victim to the opinion of all and sundry...on many a sleepless night I see a distant image, like a destination - while writing out Papillons I feel a certain independence struggling to emerge."

Papillons was only the second work after the "Abegg Variations" that Schumann saw fit to publish. Though the title page of the first edition bears the words "Liv.I," perhaps implying that he had planned a second volume, this was never carried out.
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Spring-Summer 2010 Catalog, Lot 138. Schumann, Robert. (1810 - 1856).
Symphony No. 1, op. 38 in B-flat major, FACSIMILE.
New York: Robert Owen Lehman Foundation, 1967. 24 x 31 cm, xxvi, 196 pp. Halftone of the complete autograph score in the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.. Including 16 pages of sketches, and sketches for a choral work “Herr, Herr hast Du mich ganz verlassen (vergessen?)” and corrections. Cloth. Ex-library, with a few stamps/labels but otherwise clean throughout and in fine condition. Rare. Sold.

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Winter-Spring 2008 Catalog, Lot 144. Schumann, Robert. (1810 - 1856).
Erste Symphonie. Op. 38 Partitur.
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Hartel, 1881. R. Schumann's Werke hrsg. von Clara Schumann, Serie I, Nr 1. 4to. Title, 108 pp. Engraved, PN] R.S. 1.. Finely bound in modern crimson boards with gilt title at spine.

A rare copy of this great work, as issued in the edition edited by Clara Schumann. The symphony was composed by Schumann in 1841 soon after his marriage to Clara Wieck. The title of "Spring Symphony" was bestowed upon it, according to Clara's diary, because of the Spring poems of Adolph Boettger. However, Schumann himself said he was infact inspired by his own "Liebesfruehling" (spring of love). The present copy was issued by the original publisher on the 40th anniversary of the work's premiere. Sold.

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Winter-Spring 2008 Catalog, Lot 145. Schumann, Robert. (1810 - 1856).
Music and Musicians. Essays and Criticisms.
London: William Reeves, 1877-80. First edition. Translated by Fanny Raymond Ritter. 2 volumes. Portrait. 8vo, 3/4 brown morocco by Riviere, spines gilt in 6 compartments. Very fine. Sold.

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Winter-Spring 2009 Catalog, Lot 159. Schumann, Robert. (1810 - 1856).
Bilder Aus Osten. 6 Impromptus für das Pianoforte zu vier Händen. Op. 66. Complet.
Leipzig: Kistner, 1849. First Edition. Engraved. [PN] 1665-1667. 31 pp. (double paginated as 1-17, 4-17). Beautiful decorative frame on title. With the preface of the composer on p. 3. In excellent condition overall, reinforced with paper at spine, light chipping at edges of covers. Hofmann p. 146-147. Scarce. "In that he intended [Bilder Aus Osten] as a Christmas gift for Clara, and considering its scoring for the most convivial of keyboard media (piano four-hands), it can be said to have sprung no less directly out of family life than the Album für die Jugend. But given the technical challenges posed by several pieces in the set, the sociability it aimed to promose was clearly that between artists of the first rank. According to the composer's own prefatory note to the 1849 Kistner edition of the Bilder Aus Osten, the work was inspired by the Makamen des Hariri, Rückert's translation from the Arabic of a medieval epic dealing with the adventures of Abu Seid and his friend Harith. The cycle represents a further manifestation of the same enthusiasm for oriental topics that had kindled Schumann's interest in Moore's Peri some eight years earlier." (John Daverio, "Robert Schumann," p. 410) Sold.

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Winter 2011 Catalog, Lot 169. Schumann, Robert. (1810 - 1856).
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Winter 2011 Catalog, Lot 170. Schumann, Robert. (1810 - 1856).
Carnaval. Scènes mignonnes composées pour le Pianoforte sur quatre notes... Oeuv. 9.
Leipsic: Breitkopf & Härtel; Paris, M. Schlesinger, [1837]. First edition. Engraved folio (13.25 x 10 inches). 31 pp. [PN] 5813. Publishers stamp on title. Half calf with green cloth boards, gilt ruled with spine titled in gilt, with the stamp of the Birdsall bindery. With the humorous faces engraved into each of the letters of the title page.

Some scuffing to leather along extremities, a few small closed tears in lower margins outside of the plate, three pages with tears extending somewhat over plate lines, moderate dampstain along upper right corner of pages, not reaching plate marks. Hinges and joints sound and tight, overall a handsome, complete, and well preserved copy of the rare first edition of Schumann's early masterpiece.

Fuld, p. 164; CPM Vol.51, p.180; Hoboken Vol.15, No.17; New Grove, 16: 865; Hofmann pp. 22-23.

Composed in 1834 as Schumann was having a relationship with Ernestine von Fricken (see description of Allegro, Op. 8) , the generating motifs of "Carnaval" derive from the name of her hometown, Asch (and SCHA are letters common to Schumann's own last name). Originally titled "Fasching: Schwänke auf vier Noten für Pianoforte von Florestan" ("Carnival: Anecdotes on Four Notes for Piano after Florestan") and catalogued as his Opus 12, it was renamed Carnaval, with the subtitle "Little Scenes on Four Notes" and published in 1837 as his Opus 9. "The cycle brings together a colourful array of musical fragments titled after characters who run the gamut from members of the Davidsbund (some distinguished as commedia dell’arte figures), to Clara Wieck, Ernestine, Paganini and Chopin." (Grove Online)

"The richness of its material and its pulsating life make it one of the great half-hours of human fantasy." (David Dubal, "The Essential Canon of Classical Music," pp. 236-37)
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Winter 2011 Catalog, Lot 171. Schumann, Robert. (1810 - 1856).
Manfred. Dramatisches Gedicht in drei Abtheilungen von Lord Byron.... Op.115.
Leipsic: Breitkopf & Härtel; Paris, M. Schlesinger, [1853]. First edition. Engraved folio. 1 ff.,12 pp. of libretto, 53 pp. of engraved music. [PN] 8600. Modern full cloth, with the title and initials of previous owner (A. K.) stamped in gilt. Scattered light foxing, title-page browned, otherwise in very nice state.

Hoboken Vol.15, No.202; Hofmann p.251; CPM has only later editions of the piano-vocal score.

"Manfred" was composed in 1848-9 to a translation from Byron by K. A. Suckow and abridged by Schumann. It was first published in piano-vocal score: the full score was not published until nearly a decade later in 1862. The premiere took place in Weimar on the 13th June 1852 under Liszt. Grove describes Schumann’s Manfred as "an idiosyncratic treatment of Byron’s play in which spoken dialogue alternates with 15 brief movements cast as vocal solos and ensembles, instrumental interludes, choruses and melodramas." $800.00
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Winter 2011 Catalog, Lot 172. Schumann, Robert. (1810 - 1856) & Liszt, Franz. (1811-1886).
Musikalische Haus- und Lebens-Regeln ... [from cover title:] Mit gegenuberstehender franzosischer Uebersetzung von Franz Liszt. Leipzig & New-York: Eigenthum der Verleger J. Schuberth & Co., [1859]. First edition. Small 8vo (139 x 108 mm), pp. 35, [1]; with facing French title Conseils aux jeunes musiciens, traduits par Francois Liszt, adding "Paris, chez G. Flaxland" to the imprint; light marginal pencil marks, some spotting; a very good copy in the original yellow printed wrappers, Schuberth's small stamp below imprint, lined with stiff blue paper, all edges gilt, contemporary ink ownership inscription of Carl Nossberger to first page (a blank), stamp of Ferdinand Nossberger (1817 -1891) to title and front cover.

First edition thus, very rare. OCLC locates copies at the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek, Heidelberg, the Royal Library in The Hague, Tresoar (Leeuwarden), Newberry, German Society of Pennsylvania, and Rice. Not in COPAC or KVK.

"The Lebensregeln offer invaluable insights into Schumann's views on the foundational aspects of the art of music. Strictly speaking, the collection is not comprised of aphorisms at all, but rather of prescriptive maxims, pithy directives aimed at the fledgling musician, whom the composer addresses in the familiar du form on a broad range of topics: sensible practice habits, the development of basic musical skills, the acquisition of taste, the cultivation of a literary sensibility, advice on compositional method, and the formation of sound critical judgments. Yet the diverse content of the Lebensregeln is unified by an overriding idea: 'There is no end to learning'" (John Daverio, Robert Schumann, 1997, p. 407).

The Lebensregeln first appeared in 1850, as a supplement to the Neue Zeitschrift fur Musik (which Schumann previously served as editor, 1834 -44), were published as a Separatabdruck aus des Verfassers 43 Clavierstucke fur die Jugend by Julius Schuberth (then in Hamburg and Leipzig), and included as an appendix to subsequent editions of the Album fur Jugend. Schuberth was a close friend of Liszt and asked him to translate Schumann's little book into French, its first appearance in another language. Maria Eckhardt notes that the complex personal and musical relationship between Schumann and Liszt could fill a whole book, but the connection Liszt's translation makes between them still awaits the attention of scholars, presumably on account of the book's rarity.

A very nice double anniversary book: Schumann's 200th birthday was on 8 June last year, Liszt's is 22 October 2011.

Maria Eckhardt, "Franz Liszt als Bearbeiter und Vermittler von Werken Robert Schumanns', 'Neue Bahnen ': Robert Schumann und seine musikalische Zeitgenossen, ed. Bernhard R. Appel (Mainz, 2002), pp. 29-40, identifying the date of the book thanks to an unpublished letter from Liszt to Schuberth. Sold.

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Winter 2010 Catalog, Lot 181. Schumann, Robert. (1810 - 1856).
Blumenstück für das Piano-Forte...19tes Werk.
Vienna: Pietro Mecchetti qm Carlo, [1839]. First edition. 4to. Title; 3-11 pp. Engraved folio. [PN] 3131. Scattered minor foxing, one tiny margin tear, otherwise in very fine condition. Finely bound in modern marble boards. The very first issue of this beautiful work. Hoboken 34. Hofmann, p. 51.

The title ("Flower piece") may be an allusion to a novel by Jean Paul, the pen name of Johann Paul Richter (1763-1825), whose work haunted Schumann's imagination as a young man. That Clara is also in his thoughts is suggested by the fact that Schumann threads through the work the falling four-note pattern which he particularly associated with her (as in Carnaval). Sold.

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Winter 2010 Catalog, Lot 182. Schumann, Robert. (1810 - 1856); Fantin-Latour, Henry. (1836 - 1904); Bazille, Frederic. (1841 - 1870); Maitre, Edmond.
Two First Editions bound with a Hand-signed Lithograph by Latour and with Highly Interesting Provenance.
A fascinating volume including a signed work by Henri Fantin-Latour (1836 - 1904), and two Schumann first editions, signed by prominent members of Latour's circle. The first Schumann work is signed by both the musician, Edmond Maitre and the artist, Frederic Bazille (1841 - 1870). Bazille, who was killed in action in the Franco-Prussian War at the age of 29, had an atelier at 9, rue de la Condamine, a painting of which, 'Studio in the rue de la Condamine' (1870), can be seen at the Musee d'Orsay. The work depicts Edmond Maitre together with his fellow artists Renoir, Monet and Manet, as well as Emile Zola. Latour's famous "Un taller en las Batignolles" - also found at the Musee d'Orsay - depicts both Bazille and Maitre together with Manet, Scholderer, Renoir, Astruc, Zola and Monet.

Bound in the following order:

"A la mémoire de Robert Schumann." Lithograph on chine appliqué. 23 x 32.5 cm. A rich impression, signed "Fantin 73." in red crayon at bottom right. 2nd state, one of only 50 impressions before the erasure of the plate, with the imprint of the printer "Imp. Lemercier & Cie. Paris." Hédiard-Mason 5.

Das Paradies und die Peri. Dichtung aus Lalla Rookh von Th. Moore für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester ... Op.50. Klavierauszug zu vier Händen ohne Worte.
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel. [1852]. 149 pp. Engraved. [PN[ 8491. First edition of this arrangment. McCorkle p. 224; Hofmann p. 115. Signed on the title page by Frederic Bazille and Edmond Maitre, who has penned a brief performance history of the work in the upper margin of the following 2 pages.

Der Rose Pilgerfahrt. Mährchen nach einer Dichtung von Moritz Horn, Op.112. Im Arrangement für das Pianoforte zue vier Händen. Leipzig: Fr. Kistner. 85 pp. [1852]. Engraved. [PN] 2574. First edition of this arrangement. Signed on the title page by Maitre and dated "Paris - Fevrier - 1869."

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Fall 2013 Catalog, Lot 184. Schumann, Robert. (1810 - 1856).
Waldscenen. Neun Clavierstücke Fräulein Annette Preußer zugeeignet. Op. 82.
Leipzig: Bartholf Senff, [ca. 1860]. Upright folio. 23 pages. Title and music lithographed. [PN] 12. Priced at "3 M. 50.", nineteenth-century half morocco, black paper boards, gilt-stamped owner's name on front board. A handwritten poem in period lavender ink beginning "komm mit mir zum wald" and signed by an unknown author is loosely laid into the score.

Schumann's Waldszenen (Forest Scenes), Op. 82 (1848-49) consists of nine short pieces and may be regarded as Schumann's last major keyboard work. The set is dedicated to Annette Preußer. Sold.

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Summer 2013 Catalog, Lot 206. Schumann, Robert. (1810 - 1856) .
Davidsbündlertänze für das Pianoforte...Opus  6.  Heft  2.
Leipzig: Friese, [1837]. First edition. Upright folio. Titlepage lithographed in red, music engraved. 14 pp. Modern quarter blue morocco over marbled boards. Interior hinge and edges of title repaired, otherwise fine. McCorkle p. 24.

A rare copy of the second volume of Schumann's "Davidsbündlertänze" ("Dances of the League of David"), Op. 6, being the final nine of this group of eighteen characteristic pieces for solo piano composed in 1837. The low opus number is misleading: the work was written after Carnaval, Op. 9, and the Symphonic Studies, Op. 13. The work is widely regarded as one of Schumann's greatest achievements and as one of the greatest piano works of the Romantic era. $2200.00
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Summer 2013 Catalog, Lot 207. Schumann, Robert. (1810 - 1856).
Original CDV Portrait.
Original CDV portrait (a photograph of a drawing or print) in an anonymous imprint issue. 6 x 10 cm. and in very fine condition. Sold.

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Summer 2013 Catalog, Lot 208. Schumann, Robert. (1810 - 1856).
Das Paradies und Die Peri. dichtung aus Lalla Rookh von Th. Moore fur Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester. Op. 50 [Partitur].
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, [1845]. First edition. Engraved. [PN] 6262. As issued, text on four lithograph pages bound in, music on pages 3 - 248. Nicely bound in modern boards with half linen and the original green printed front wrapper affixed to front board. Scattered light foxing, overall very fine. Hofmann p. 114; McCorkle, p. 224.

The cantata for soloists, chorus, and orchestra was completed in 1843, and first published in full score here as Op. 50 in 1845. The text is a German translation (by Schumann and his friend Emil Flechsig) of a tale from Thomas Moore's 1817 "LallaRookh." While Schumann does not use the word "oratorio" or "cantata" on the title page, in private correspondence, he refers to Peri as "an oratorio, but not for the prayer hall." (Letter to Eduard Kruger, 3 June 1843, in Schumann, Briefe, p. 228) $1500.00
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