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11677. Strauss, Richard. (1864-1949).
"Hymne an die Liebe" [3 Hymnen von Friedrich Hölderlin, Op.71, No. 1] - Autograph Manuscript Sketch Leaf, Signed on the composer's 60th Birthday

A large and extensively worked autograph manuscript sketchleaf for the first of the Drei Hymnen, Op. 71, accomplished in pencil on both sides of a trimmed sheet of printed musical manuscript paper, signed and dated in ink on the composer's sixtieth birthday "Richard Strauss / Garmisch, 11.6.24".  Approx. 56 measures, with vocal line and short score, as well as unidentified scoring.  Numbered "7" in the corner of the inscribed side, with additional (apparently mathematical) notations in two locations. 35.5 x 12.5 cm. Central vertical crease, else fine.  Read More...

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13907. Strauss, Richard. (1864-1949).
Libretto Collection

Collection of 18 first or early edition libretto booklets for 12 operas of Richard Strauss, in German and French. Most have been stamped on the title page by the Société Richard Strauss France. 12mo. Softcover except where indicated; some with toning, light wear and tape remnants; overall in very good condition. An interesting collection, representing an almost complete overview of Strauss' libretti. Read More...

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957. Strauss, Richard. (1864-1949).
Stimmungsbilder für Klavier. Op. 9.

Leipzig: Jos. Aibl. 1903. 23 pages. [PN] R. 2570-74. Early edition of this group of Strauss "Moods and Fancies" for piano, composed in 1883-84.

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11086. Strauss, Richard. (1864-1949).
Signed Portrait

Attractive early signed lithograph portrait of the great composer, boldly signed and inscribed to the pianist and conductor Liborius Hauptmann (Pacific Salon Orchestra) and dated Wien 15.5.24. 15 x 26 cm (6 x 10 inches), in very fine condition, nicely matted and framed to 28 x 38 cm (11 x 15 inches). Read More...

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14573. Strauss, Richard. (1864-1949).
Autograph Letter - PROPOSING A PROGRAM OF SOME OF HIS GREATEST TONE POEMS

Autograph letter signed from the important composer and conductor, making arrangements for a concert of some of his most famous works. July 20, 1929. Translated from the German, in part: I ask your permanent conductors to prepare the programs…so that I can get off with only two rehearsals…Is the concert before an audience or just on the radio?…What do you think of the following program: Also sprach Zarathustra; Couperin Suite; Death and Transfiguration; Or: Prelude to Guntram; Don Juan; Suite from Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme; Till Eulenspiegel." 2 pp. on recto and verso of a single sheet, 4.25 x 7 inches. Small tape remnants to the margins of the letter; overall fine.

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9919. Strauss, Richard. (1864-1949).
FESTLICHES PRÄLUDIUM FÜR GROSSES ORCHESTER UND ORGEL zur Einweihung des Wiener Konzerthauses am 19. Oktober 1913...Orchester-Partitur (zum Studiengebrauch)

Berlin: Adolph Furstner. 1913. First edition. Miniature full score. 14 cm x 24.5 cm. 75 pp. [PN] 7004. Read More...

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180. Strauss, Richard. (1864-1949).
Op. 63] Josephs Legende. Handlung in einem Aufzuge von Harry Graf Kessler und Hugo von Hofmannsthal. Opus 63. Vollständiger Klavierauszug zu 2 Händen mit Hinzufügung der Handlung (deutsch-englischer Text). Arrangement von Otto Singer

Berlin: Adolph Fürstner. 1923. PN. A. 7302 F. Superb copy, bearing the original gilt decorative cover, rebound nicely in gilt-stamped cloth.

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11762. Strauss, Richard. (1864-1949).
Signed Photograph

Sepia bust portrait postcard photograph of the great composer, boldly signed with his name alone and in very fine condition. 9 x 14 cm.

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11517. Strauss, Richard. (1864-1949) [Panzner, Karl. (1866 - 1923)].
Ein Heldenleben. Tondichtung für großes Orchester [...] Op. 40.

Leipzig: Leuckart. 1899. First Edition. Full score. Large upright folio. 139 pp. [PN] 5200. Rubbed and bumped, spine shaken and splitting from the block. Conductor's markings throughout in graphite and colored pencil. The head of the first page of score with the stamp of the Philharmonische Concerte Bremen. Mueller von Asow Bd. 1, p. 241; Trenner, p. 179 (Nr. 190). Read More...

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An interesting collection of five original concert programs of the Regia Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome, dating from February-April 1909 and featuring guest conductors Richard Strauss, Willem Mengelberg, Georg Schneevoigt, and Oskar Nedbal. Strauss appeared on April 4, 1909, to conduct a program entirely of his own compositions, including Symphonia Domestica and Heldenleben. Read More...

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An interesting collection of thirteen original concert programs of the Regia Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome, dating from 1910 to 1916 and featuring guest conductors Richard Strauss, Arturo Toscanini, Vincent D'Indy, Pietro Mascagni, Bruno Walter, Rodolfo Ferrari, Luigi Mancinelli, Willem Mengelberg, and Ernst von Schuch, and organist Charles Widor. Strauss appeared on April 15, 1913, to conduct a program entirely of his own compositions, including Don Giovanni, Till Eulenspiegel, and Tod und Verklärung.  Read More...

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3151. Knappertsbusch, Hans. (1888 - 1965).
1937 "Salome" Program

A fine original program from a 1937 performance of Richard Strauss's "Salome" at Covent Garden, under the baton of the celebrated German conductor. The cast included Else Schulz, Sabine Kalter, Gunnar Graarud, and Paul Schoeffler. In a very odd pairing, the evening began with a performance of Puccini's "Gianni Schicci" conducted by Francesco Salfi. 4 pp. In very fine condition.

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3016. Prill, Paul. (1860 - 1930).
Collection of 1912-1913 Munich Konzertverein Orchestra Programs

An interesting collection of ten original programs from the Volks-Symphonie-Konzert series of the Summer of 1912-1913. The programs, all conducted by the German cellist and conductor, feature many standard repertory works as well as recently composed pieces of Richard Strauss, Anton Bruckner, Alexander Glazounow, and Fritz Volbach. The featured soloists from the performances were Wynne Pyle, Jan Sickesz, Goerge Klass, Eleanor Spencer, Eva Lehmann, Rose and Ottilie Sutro, Martha Malatesta, and Marie Leroy. Read More...

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10885. Henze, Hans Werner (1926-2012) .
Elegy for Young Lovers - Libretto - SIGNED by Henze

Mainz: B. Schott. 1961. Libretto. Printed wrapper, title page, dedication, dramatis personae, pp. 7-63. 5.25 x 7.25 inches. Signed on front cover in ink "Hans W. Henze." In fine condition, with minor stain on back cover. From the library of George Perle (1915 - 2009), noted American composer and theorist.

Elegy for Young Lovers is an opera in three acts to an English libretto by W. H. Auden and Chester Kallman, and was described by the librettists as being their equivalent of Richard Strauss' opera Arabella.


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8844. Humperdinck, Engelbert. (1854 - 1921).
Signed Photograph with AMQS

Attractive postcard photograph of a bust portrait sculpture of the German Romantic composer, signed and inscribed August 23, 1912 "In höflicher Erwiderung Ihrer freundlichen Zeilen vom 27. Febr" ("As a polite reply to your kind lines of Feb 27") with a 4-bar Autograph Musical Quotation possibly from his Hänsel und Gretel. Light silvering around the edges, small impression from a postal cancelation upper right corner, otherwise fine. Nicely matted and set in a gilt wood frame to 23 x 26 cm. 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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12371. [Holiday] Korngold, Erich Wolfgang. (1897-1957) [Jeritza, Maria. (1887-1982)].
Autograph Letter Sending New Years Greetings to Maria Jeritza

Autograph letter, in German, to the great Moravian soprano Maria Jeritza, sending New Year's greetings and adding that he has "heard nothing regarding 'Violanta' (from the 'Metropolitan')--not even a word!" On the verso is written a postscript, at lower edge below a printed view of a church in a snowy countryside: "I finally got the song back from the transcribers yesterday and will send it to you right away!" 1 page, 12mo; cancelled 24-groschen stamp at upper left. Vienna, 1 May no year; [Vienna, 31 December 1927: from postmark]. Fine. Read More...

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14503. Niemann, Walter. (1876-1953) [Röntgen, Julius. (1855 - 1932)].
24 Präludien, Variationen über eine alt-holländische Sarabande, Impressionen, Singende Fontäne - INSCRIBED TO JULIUS RONTGEN

First edition scores to four piano works by the German composer and writer on music Walter Niemann, three of which are inscribed by the composer to the German-Dutch pianist and composer Julius Röntgen, with one further score inscribed to a female recipient in another hand. The scores are as follows: 24 Präludien für Klavier, op. 55 (Leipzig: C. F. Kahnt, 1918. [PN] 7974), inscribed on the cover (translated from the German): "To Professor Julius Röntgen in heartfelt respect and thanks for the kind introduction to your Academy. Leipzig, May 1919." 23 pp. Toning and pencil markings likely in Röntgen's hand, overall in fine condition; Impressionen. Sechs Stücke für Klavier zu 2 Händen, op. 112 (Leipzig: C. F. Peters, 1927. [PN] 10573), inscribed on the title page (translated from the German): "To Professor Julius Röntgen in admiring devotion and thanks from the composer. Leipzig, S[aturday] 7 Jan. 1928." 40 pp. With Röntgen's ownership signature on the cover and performance markings in pencil throughout, overall fine; Variationen über eine alt-holländische Sarabande, op. 118 no. 2 (Leipzig: C. F. Peters, 1930 [PN] 10798), inscribed on the title page (translated from the German) "To Professor Dr. Julius Röntgen/Beethoven, in great and thankful admiration with greetings to Holland from the composer. Leipzig, Sept. 1930." 16 pp, with Röntgen's ownership signature on the cover and performance markings in pencil throughout, overall fine; Singende Fontäne, op. 30 (Leipzig: C. F. Kahnt. 1915. [PN] C.F.K. 7413), inscribed on the verso of the first page to a "Frau A. von Feldau[?]" and signed by an unidentified "friend of the composer," dated June 17, 1929. 7 pp. Original wrappers detached with some edge tears and toning, overall good. Read More...

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11880. Nikisch, Arthur. (1855-1922).
Signed Photograph to George Hamlin

Large original signed photograph of the important conductor, the first conduct Bruckner's 7th Symphony and the first to record Beethoven's complete 5th Symphony. Nikisch has signed and inscribed the image to "Mr. George Hamlin in affectionate remembrance" and has dated it Feb. 6th, 1905. 7.75 x 11.75 inches [20 x 30 cm]. Yellowed tape and tears along the upper edge affecting the first line of the inscription and first letter of the signature, small surface losses and chips to upper edge and lower right corner, mounting remnants on verso, otherwise good. Read More...

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Autograph letter. 1 page. Lucerne, Oct. 22, 1990. On letterhead of the San Francisco Symphony, the Swedish conductor notes that he is "sorry to say, Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt is not 'among the living' anymore," gives various biographical details and notes that "he was a wonderful musician, and a wonderful human being with a great sense of humor. I miss him very much..." Blomstedt, a devout Seventh-day Adventist, signs "May the Lord grant you continuous Peace and Joy. Sincerely, Herbert Blomstedt." Read More...

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