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Summer 2014 Catalog, Lot 7. Bachofen, Johan Caspar. (1695 - 1755).
Musicalisches Halleluja, oder schöne und geistreiche Gesänge, Mit neuen und anmuthigen Melodeyen begleitet, und zur Aufmunterung zum Lob Gottes...Neunte und privilegierte Auflage.
Zurich: Burglischer Druckeren, 1776. Thick octavo. Full 18th century dark brown calf. [viii], 880, [viii] pp. With a fine frontispiece engraving depicting a winged female figure playing the keyboard with three seated cherubs playing a viol, violin and recorder seated around her. Binding worn, front board and endpage starting to separate but still relatively solid, brass remnants on board edges, apparently lacking original clasps, early ownernship markings ("Joh. Jakob Widler...Wiedikon / 1781") and remnants of wax seals to inner boards and endpages. Overall a fine copy of this important work by the Swiss composer and music pedagogue.

His "significance in the history of Swiss music lies primarily in the exceptional popularity of some of his works. His music was criticized, even by his contemporaries, for deficiencies of construction, harmonic language and melodic development; but his most important collection of sacred songs, Musicalisches Hallelujah, appeared in no less than 11 editions between 1727 and 1803, and became one of the favourite songbooks for popular music-making in the home... As the preface... makes clear, Bachofen's works were specifically intended for domestic use. He broke away from the tradition of four-part writing (in the manner of Goudimel's psalms), and most of his settings are in three voices. The continuo part, presumably to be played on the home organ, also constitutes the vocal bass, and there are two soprano parts which frequently cross. Solo songs with organ are inserted to fill gaps on the printed pages resulting from publication in separate parts, with each three-part song beginning a new page." (Grove Online) $800.00
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Holiday 2014 Catalog, Lot 7. Beecham, Sir Thomas. (1879 - 1961).
Signed Photograph
10 x 8 inch doubleweight matte Fred Plaut photograph of the dynamic and celebrated British conductor, boldly signed with his name alone in blue ink in the upper right corner. In very fine condition. $175
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Winter 2011 Catalog, Lot 8. [Beatles] Lennon, John. (1940 - 1980) & Ono, Yoko. (b.1933).
Original 1976 Photograph.
An original 9 x 11.5 inch photograph of the famous couple, signed and dated on the verso by the photographer, George Tebbens. $500.00
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Summer 2007 Catalog, Lot 8. [Ballet Russe] QUELQUES PAS DE DANSE - VUILLERMOZ - C 1937
An extract from the French art magazine "L'Illustration," an 8 sided article entitled "Quelques Pas de Danse par Emile Vuillermoz, composition de Serge Ivanoff". There are 15 illustrations, many of which are heightened by hand in silver. They include La Gavotte, Le Minuet, La Balladine, La Pavane, etc. 1930s. Ex Cecil Hopkinson. Very good condition. $75
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Summer 2009 Catalog, Lot 8. Baryshnikov, Mikhail. (b. 1948).
Photograph at White House with Patricia McBride and President Carter!
Original press photograph from "Baryshnikov at the White House." 8X10 inches and in fine condition. $40.00
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200 Under $200 Catalog, Lot 8. Backhaus, Willhelm. (1884-1969).
Autograph Letter.
Autograph letter from the great German pianist. 1 page, in German. Sept. 27, 1911. $110.00
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Summer 2012 Catalog, Lot 8. [American Avant-garde] Partch, Harry. (1901 - 1974).
Signed LP Cover Photograph.
Rare signed paper LP cover, printed in green, "Plectra & Percussion Dances" released by Partch himself on his own private Gate 5 label, this copy boldly signed and inscribed "To Fred Stitt 9/19/60 Harry Partch." The cover only (no record included), in very fine condition.

Autograph material is very scarce from the American composer and instrument creator who was one of the first twentieth-century composers to work extensively and systematically with microtonal scales. He wrote much of his music for custom-made instruments that he built himself, tuned in 11-limit (43-tone) just intonation, one of which Partch can be seen playing on the LP's front side photograph.

Partch's "Dance Satire" The Bewitched, is "one of his longest continuous works of music and perhaps the most successful realization of his ideas about ritual theater, which he hoped in vain to make obsolete the "music drama" of Richard Wagner, to be produced and recorded during Partch's own lifetime. Indeed, The Bewitched has an almost Wagnerian scale, but is wildly different in just about every other way. To what extent can be gauged simply by mentally visualizing one of Partch's characteristic scene settings: 'Visions Fill the Eyes of a Defeated Basketball Team in the Shower Room.'" (John Garvey, "All Music") $375.00
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Fall 2012 Catalog, Lot 8. Arbós, Enrique Fernández . (1863 - 1939).
Autograph Musical Quotation.
AMQS from the Spanish violinist, composer and conductor, a virtuoso violinist who studied with Monasterio, Vieuxtemps and Joachim, taught at the Madrid Conservatory and the Royal College of Music in London, and who was later one of Spain’s greatest conductors. Three detailed measures from his "Bolero," signed and inscribed and dated London, 5 April, [18]95. On a page measuring 11 x 6 cm, with the signature of English physicist William Edward Ayrton on the verso. In fine condition and quite scarce. $275.00
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Summer 2013 Catalog, Lot 8. Berlin, Irving. (1888-1989).
Songs from 'Top Hat'.
New York: 1935. First edition. A specially printed presentation copy prepared in advance of the individual song publications. Black paper wrappers decorated and lettered in gilt. Containing the earliest publication of the music and lyrics from Berlin's score to the classic Hollywood musical starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, including the standards "Cheek to Cheek," "Isn't this a Lovely Day," and "Top Hat, White Tie and Tails," among others. Fine. $750.00
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Holiday 2013 Catalog, Lot 8. Bernstein, Leonard. (1918-1990).
New Year's & Christmas Card to Renée Longy.
Small card sending New Year and Christmas wishes to Bernstein's former teacher at Curtis where he studied score reading and ear training with her. Inscribed to her in blue ink "GLOIRE pour '78! / Love, Lenny + Felicia / Xmas '77." Tape remnants around the edges, otherwise fine. $300.00
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Spring 2014 Catalog, Lot 8. Bazzini, Antonio. (1818 - 1897).
Important Autograph Letter.
Autograph letter signed ‘A. Bazzini.’ 4 pp. Paris 5 May, 1862. Addressed "Cher Monsieur," probably to Stephen de la Madeleine, editor of L'univers musical until 1863. A very important letter, rich with biographical information about the influential Italian violinist and composer. Translated in full: "Here it's been already a year that I've promised to come spend an evening with you, but my absence from Paris, intended to be only for 2 weeks, has been prolonged until today, and may even last until next winter! Another example of the proverbial "1 man proposes..." etc. // As I have not forgotten the kind invitation that you made to me, Sir, and because I would like to be able to keep the promise as much as possible...I won't hesitate to send you this letter to recall your friendly memory, and to tell you in a few words what I've been up to since the month of April, 1861. // I was called to Angers and Nantes, where I gave many concerts with success; right away I began a summer tour with Madame Sanchioli [Giulia Sanchioli, b. 1819], celebrated Italian singer; passing through Poitiers, Neort, la Rochelle, then right away the Pyrenées...and giving never fewer than two concerts in each location, frequently three - Success had by all accounts very satisfying; and my association with Mad. Sanchioli ended in October in Bordeaux where she gave many performances at the Theatre and where we were honored at the Soirée of the Grand Festival of St. Cecilia - Mad. Sanchioli left for Nice called to a brilliant engagement, and I was called for numbers of concerts by the directors of the Theatres of Périgueux, Limoges, Angouleme etc.. Then I gave three concerts in Toulouse, a dozen in the towns around there. Then right away I went to Paris where my success was exceptional not only in the different public concerts, but in a bunch of soirées, which were had in the salons of the cosmopolitan aristocracy who spend the winter in the city of Henry IV. In one great house they wanted to hear me three times. My new compositions had a great success during this long peregrination, and amateurs and artists alike wanted to procure them immediately. // I am soon to return to Italy to visit my mother, and I'm planning on being back in Paris in the next winter, where I will be honored to come see you after my arrival. // Please will you have the kindness, dear Sir, having read this long scrawl, to send me a few lines, as you know how to write, to the many readers of the Univers Musical? // I could not be more grateful to you and I am no less aware of your benevolence well known by all artists. // Please accept, dear Sir, the expression of my most distinguished sentiments and believe me your very devoted and obedient servant." $1600.00
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Fall 2014 Catalog, Lot 8. Barber, Samuel. (1910-1981).
Adagio for Strings. First performance by Toscanini - Record SIGNED AND INSCRIBED TO THE DEDICATEE OF THE PIANO CONCERTO
Rare privately issued gramophone recording of the world premiere broadcast by Arturo Toscanini conducting the NBC Symphony Orchestra of the orchestral version of Samuel Barber's Adagio for strings (May 11th, 1938), this being Barber's personal copy, identified in Barber's hand on one side "ADAGIO FOR STRINGS / First performance by Toscanini" and inscribed on the verso "to my dear Manfred in remembrance of Capricorn--Oct '58, Sam."

From the collection of Manfred Ibel, "a young German art student and amateur flute player to whom Barber dedicated the piano concerto. Because from the early 1950s Menotti was drawn more and more into the public arena and the demands of his and Barber’s professional lives limited their time together, Barber welcomed having an available companion with whom he could travel and talk about music and literature. What seemed to draw him to the charismatic Ibel was their 'mutual affinity for the spirit of German Romanticism and culture.' During the summer of 1959 they shared a house on Martha’s Vineyard, and it was at this time Barber wrote the song for flute and piano, Elegy, that in 1962 he orchestrated for the second movement of his piano concerto." (Barbara Heyman, notes for the "Barber & Britten, Music + Festival" October, 2013, University of Arizona)

One of the most recognizable pieces of American concert music, the Adagio for Strings is Barber's most well known work. His arrangement for string orchestra from the second movement of his String Quartet, Op. 11 was completed in 1936, the same year as the Quartet, and was performed for the first time in 1938, in a radio broadcast from a New York studio attended by an invited audience, conducted by Arturo Toscanini, who also took the piece on tour to Europe and South America. Its reception was generally positive, with Alexander J. Morin writing that Adagio for Strings is "full of pathos and cathartic passion" and that it "rarely leaves a dry eye." $3000
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Summer 2007 Catalog, Lot 9. Beethoven, Ludwig van. (1770-1827)
Quatorzime Quatuor Grande Fuguepour 2 Violons, Alto & Violoncelle. Ddie Son Altesse Imperiale Royal Eminentissim Monseigneur le Cardinal Rodolphe Archiduc dAutriche Prince de Hongrie par L. van Beethoven. Oeuvre 133. [4 parts, complete.] Paris, Maurice Schlesinger, [ca. 1830]. [8, 8, 8, 8]pp., numbered 132-139; 112-119; 108-115;110-117, engraved folios, disbound. A very nice set. A very early edition of what is now considered among Beethoven's greatest achievements. First published in Vienna in 1827, Igor Stravinsky later said "[it is] an absolutely contemporary piece of music that will be contemporary forever." The numbering of the pages of this quartet indicates that it was part of a series issued by the publishers. $185
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Fall 2011 Catalog, Lot 9. [American Avant-garde] Young, La Monte. & Zazeela, Marian. (b. 1935; b. 1945).
Selected Writings - SIGNED.
Munich: Heiner Friedrich Editions, 1969. First edition. 8vo. pp. unnumbered [100 pp]. Caligraphically inscribed in black ink on the inside front endpage, opposite the title: "To David, with all good vibrations. La Monte, Marian / 25/6/76 / LA." 2 pages replaced by the publisher, laid over existing pages and with heavy glue show-through as is typically seen, but otherwise an uncommonly fine copy throughout.

A rare signed copy from the American composer and musician generally recognized as the first minimalist composer and whose proto-Fluxus and "minimal" compositions question the nature and definition of music and often stress elements of performance art. Also signed by Young's collaborator, Marian Zazeela, the influential light-artist, designer, painter and musician. $950.00
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200 Under $200 Catalog, Lot 9. Bailey, Pearl. (1918 - 1990) .
Collection of Original Photographs.
Grouping of original photographs from Bailey's personal collection, showing her alone and with her husband, the great drummer Louie Bellson, and with other family members musical and film figures. Various sizes and formats, all in fine condition, 13 pieces. $100.00
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Winter-Spring 2012 Catalog, Lot 9. [Ballets Russes] Goncharova, Natalia Sergeevna. (1881-1962).
Costume Design for a Sea-Monster from SADKO.
Gouache and watercolor over pencil on paper laid down on board. Inscribed in Russian (upper left and lower left) and with a collector's stamp (lower right). 16.5 x 10.4 inches (41.9 x 26.4 cm). Matted and framed to 37 x 54 cm.

This remarkable design was executed for Diaghilev's 1916 Ballets Russes production of Sadko, based on an episode from Rimsky-Korsakov's opera, where the Sea Princess becomes enamoured of the great musician Sadko and weds him in the kingdom of the Sea-King. The company had first presented Sadko in 1911 with choreography by Fokine and costumes by Anisfeld and Bakst. The present design dates from the restaging done for the American tour of 1916 with choreography by Adolph Bolm and new costumes and décor by Goncharova. $20000.00
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Holiday 2012 Catalog, Lot 9. Bernstein, Leonard. (1918-1990).
Signed Photograph with Pope John Paul II, inscribed to Jack Gottlieb.
Exceptional vintage 8 x 10 inch color photograph of the composer/conductor shaking the hand of Pope John Paul II, inscribed and signed in white ink “For Jack with love, Lenny B. [hebrew'] 1983.” Photographer's tag on the verso (Foto Felici, Roma), very fine, an unusual and perhaps unique image with a remarkable association.

Jack Gottlieb (1930 - 2011) was an important composer, teacher and long time associate of Leonard Bernstein. Although he is primarily remembered as Leonard Bernstein’s ‘right hand man’ he was an important teacher and composer in his own right, particularly of music for the synagogue. Bernstein described Gottlieb as "one of the most important talents on the American musical scene.” $600.00
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Fall 2013 Catalog, Lot 9. Bartok, Bela. (1881-1945).
Signed Portrait.
Original pen and ink bust portrait boldly signed in black ink by the Hungarian composer in the lower blank margin and by the artist "Beacon" in pencil, upper right. 3.5 x 4.6 inches. In fine condition with some light scattered foxing and minor discoloration. An unusual example. $2500.00
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Fall 2014 Catalog, Lot 9. Barber, Samuel. (1910-1981).
Collection of privately issued and limited edition recordings of Barber, some inscribed
Nineteen rare gramophone recordings, privately issued, some from broadcasts (some probably unique), several with autograph writing or inscribed, twelve of which are contained in a worn cloth record binder stamped "Samuel Barber Compositions," including of Barber as baritone, accompanying himself performing: Brahms, "Der Gang zum Liebchen", "Der Tod, das ist die kühle Nacht"; Schubert, "Der Jüngling an der Quelle"; Schumann, "In der Fremde"; Mendelssohn, "Ist es wahr?"; C.P.E. Bach "Nonnelied", and Tuscan, English, Kentucky and Tyrolean folk-songs: all at the Curtis Institute, 26 Dec[ember 19]38, 4 records, privately issued, 78 RPM.

Barber, "1959 Accompaniment to canzona for Manfred", Command Classics, "recorded on 35mm magnetic film"

Barber, "Horizon," Standard Hour June 17, 1945, NBC Reference Recording.

Barber, "Second Essay", New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein; "Knoxville, Summer of 1915", Leontyne Price, 2 records, Carnegie Hall Recording Co. [1959]

Barber, "Second Essay", New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein, Carnegie Hall Recording Co., 1959

Barber, "Hermit Songs" and other songs, Leontine Price, Samuel Barber (piano). November, 1953, WNYC recordings, Mary Howard Records, 1953.

Barber, "Die Natali", Op. 37, The Boston Symphony Orchestra with Charles Munch, 2 records, Deryck Waring Recordings, and "Die Natali", dated 2 February [19]63

Barber, "Piano Concerto", John Browning, Boston Symphony Orchestra and Erich Leinsdorf, 28/9/[19]62, Fassett Recording Studio, "Horizon", Mary Howard Records, 1953

Barber, unidentifed recording marked "Samuel Barber" on label "Recorded by Van Lewis Philadelphia".

Barber, "Toccata Festiva," The Philadelphia Orchestra and The New Organ in the Academy of Music," Deryck Waring Recordings, n.d..

Louise Homer and Alma Gluck singing "Oh that we two were maying" in 1912, Victor Talking Machine Co, identified as Tested by: "Samuel Barber" [in ink] and Quality: "Fair - for them" [in ink]

Maria Kurenko singing Mussorgsky's "Sunless", the front label inscribed by Kurenko "To Gian Carlo Menotti great composer and producer" and signed by her on the reverse label; the second disk inscribedf "Souvenir of Maria Kurenko to G. Carlo Menotti." 2 discs.

Bach, "Cantata 56," Karl Ristenpart, Dietrich Fischer -Dieskau, test pressing?

From the collection of Manfred Ibel, "a young German art student and amateur flute player to whom Barber dedicated the piano concerto. Because from the early 1950s Menotti was drawn more and more into the public arena and the demands of his and Barber’s professional lives limited their time together, Barber welcomed having an available companion with whom he could travel and talk about music and literature. What seemed to draw him to the charismatic Ibel was their 'mutual affinity for the spirit of German Romanticism and culture.' During the summer of 1959 they shared a house on Martha’s Vineyard, and it was at this time Barber wrote the song for flute and piano, Elegy, that in 1962 he orchestrated for the second movement of his piano concerto." (Barbara Heyman, notes for the "Barber & Britten, Music + Festival" October, 2013, University of Arizona) $4500
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Spring 2011 Catalog, Lot 10. [Ballets Russes] Nijinsky, Waslaw. (1889-1950).
"Pavillon d'Armide" - 1930s Cigarette Card.
Vintage cigarette card featuring a photograph of Nijinsky by Leiser. The verso printed with text in German, "Der künstlerische Tanz / Das Tanzgenie der Russen #169" etc. Issued by Eckstein-Halpaus, Dresden, ca.1933. 6 x 5 cm. In very fine condition. $85.00
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