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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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15395. Strauss, Richard. (1864-1949).
Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, opus 28 - Autograph Musical Quotation

AMQS of the opening "once upon a time" mofit from the tone poem written in 1894–95, chronicling the misadventures and pranks of the German peasant folk hero Till Eulenspiegel. Two bars, signed below "Richard Strauss" on a card measuring 5.25 x 3 inches.  In very fine condition, sold together with a postally used vintage sepia postcard photograph.

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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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14940. Strauss, Richard. (1864-1949).
Autograph Letter

Autograph letter signed from the important composer and conductor. May 22, 1924. Strauss apologizes for not having been able to speak personally to his correspondent, due to his son's recent illness [Franz Strauss contracted typhus on his honeymoon in Egypt in 1924.] He continues to thank the correspondent's wife, "Frau Dora," for the "birthday present, which gave me a great deal of pleasure and which will have a place of honor in our new home," and sends congratulations for a promotion and hopes for "great success in Berlin." 1 p. 8vo, single-sheet folded on Sudbahn-Hotel letterhead; small tear to the fold, but overall in fine condition. 6 x 8.5 inches (15.4 x 21.5 cm).

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14574. Strauss, Richard. (1864-1949).
Signed Photograph in Buenos Aires Concert Program

Original program from a 1920 Buenos Aires concert given by the important composer, boldly signed by Strauss on the inside front cover below his photograph. The concert, given by the Asociacion Wagneriana de Buenos Aires on November 12, 1920, featured Strauss at the piano, with French soprano Ninon Vallin and string players Astor Bolognini, Edgardo Gambuzzi and Adolfo Morpurgo. The program included works for piano, songs, and the Quartet in C minor, op. 13. 6 pp. 5 x 6.75 inches (12 x 17 cm). Horizontal folding crease; two tape repairs to the spine; overall in very good condition and a fine signature.  Read More...

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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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