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1. [Accordian].
Original Photograph of Acrobatic Accordianist
Original press photograph of an acrobatic accordian player serenading a somewhat uncertain little girl on the grass! 10.25 x 8 inches. Dated 3-24-1970 on verso. Fine. $100
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2. Anderson, Marian. (1897-1993).
Signed Autograph Quotation about Music
Beautifully penned autograph signed quotation from the great African American contralto who writes "For me, music has been the communication with a different and very beautiful world" and signs "Marian Anderson" on a card measuring 12.5 x 9 cm. Fine.

Anderson was a great favorite of Toscanini and, in 1955, broke the color barrier by becoming the first African-American to perform at the Metropolitan Opera. She remains a legendary figure in the history of opera, remembered for, among other highlights, her Lincoln Memorial concert and her performances at the inaugurations of both Presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy. Sold.

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3. Anderson, Marian. (1897-1993).
Signed Photograph
A striking image of the great African American contralto with her hands clasped and in the midst of singing. 8 x 10 inches, boldly signed and isncribed in white ink. A few nicks to black margins, else fine.

Anderson was a great favorite of Toscanini and, in 1955, broke the color barrier by becoming the first African-American to perform at the Metropolitan Opera. She remains a legendary figure in the history of opera, remembered for, among other highlights, her Lincoln Memorial concert and her performances at the inaugurations of both Presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy. Sold.

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4. Argerich, Martha. (b. 1941).
Signed Photograph
Deutsche Grammophon promotional color postcard photograph of the great Argentine pianist. 10 x 15 cm, boldly signed in black ink. Sold.

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5. Argerich, Martha. (b. 1941) & Ozawa, Seiji. (b. 1935).
Autograph Signatures
Bold autograph signature of the great Argentine pianist and of the Japanese conductor. Obtained at a 1981 BSO performance. 5 x 8 inches. Fine. Sold.

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6. Arlen, Harold. (1905-1986).
Signed Photograph
Signed 8 x 10 inch photograph of the distinguished American composer best known for his songs for the film The Wizard of Oz. Arlen is shown here with an unidentified man reviewing the music for his House of Flowers. In fine condition, stamped by the photographer G.D. Hackett on the verso. $375
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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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8. Beethoven, Ludwig Van. (1770-1827).
Cabinet Card Portrait
Beethoven, Ludwig Van. (1770-1827). An unusual 1893 cabinet card, featuring a photograph of the famous print by Martin Tejcek (1780 - 1847), apparently executed by the artist after having seen Beethoven walking on the Viennese Glacis and the city walls. The year blindstamped in the image, issued by Munich music dealer, Josef Seling. A few small creases on the mount, overall fine. Sold.

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9. Berlin, Irving. (1888-1989).
Autograph Signature on Australian Currency
Vintage fountain pen signature, "Irving Berlin,” on a 1-pound Australian currency note. Wrinkled, small hole well away from the signature, otherwise fine. Sold.

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10. Berlin, Irving. (1888-1989).
"Russian Lullaby" - Signed Sheet Music
New York: Irving Berlin Inc., 1927. Desirable copy of one of Berlin's most famous songs, boldly signed "Sincerely Irving Berlin" in blue ink on the front cover. 5 pp. Light diagonal crease through front cover, else fine.

One of the most touching and impressive songs in Irving Berlin's oeuvre, "Russian Lullaby" was written in 1927 and first performed by Douglas Stanbury at the opening of Samuel Rothafel's Roxy Theatre in New York on March 11th 1927. It became one of the most popular hits of that year and one of the most often performed songs of the late 20s and early 30s. Lawrence Bergreen calls it a "quiet protest against repression in the Soviet Union" ("As Thousands Cheer," p. 275). $750
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11. Bernstein, Leonard. (1918-1990).
Autograph Musical Quotation, "Maria."
Fine and boldly penned AMQS from the American composer and conductor, two measures ("Ma-ri-a") on a single musical staff, from his West Side Story (1957). On an off-white 5 x 3 card, signed at the bottom in black ink, “Leonard Bernstein, Dec. 1963.” Affixed to a same-size card and double-matted with gold fillet to an overall size of 12 x 10. In fine condition. Sold.

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12. Bernstein, Leonard. (1918-1990).
Signed Christmas Card
Bernstein, Leonard. (1918-1990). Signed Christmas card from the important American composer and conductor, dated 1984. In fine condition. $200
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13. Bernstein, Leonard. (1918-1990).
Signed Photograph
Excellent signed 8 x 10 inch Vandamm of NY photograph of the American composer/conductor/pianist. Signed in green ink, an attractive uninscribed example. Sold.

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14. Bizet, Georges. (1838-1875).
Original Cabinet Portrait
Unsigned original 4.25 x 6.25 cabinet photograph of the composer by Carjat & Cie of Paris. In very fine condition. $600
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15. Björling, Jussi. (1911-1960).
Signed Photograph
A rare signed 8 x 10 inch photograph of the great Swedish tenor, regarded by many as the greatest tenor in history. Vintage glossy bust portrait, boldly signed and inscribed in 1946. A few stains to the blank lower margin not affecting the image, slight silvering around the inscription, light creases to right corners and the image printed at a slight tilt on the page. Sold.

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16. Boulanger, Nadia. (1887 - 1979).
Autograph Musical Quotation and Photograph
Uninscribed and unidentified AMQS dated 20 April, 1965 on Fontainebleau letterhead, signed "most sincerely + with best wishes / Nadia Boulanger" by the influential French composer, conductor and pedagogue. Fine. 21 x 14 cm. Together with a bust portrait photograph by Stephens Orr. $485
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17. Brahms, Johannes. (1833-1897).
Autograph Note on Calling Card
Autograph Note, in German, on the verso of Brahms' engraved visiting card, 50 x 90 mm (3.25 x 2 in), no date. Nicely cloth matted and framed with a small portrait of Brahms and a biographical plaque to an overall size of 18 x 14.5 inches. In fine condition.

Translated roughly: "2.4. Mr. Mandzeptrtz(?) is coming for lunch (or around noon) to meet me at the exhibit in the Flsebath/Flhnbath(?). After that, maybe we will go for a climb? Have a beautiful good morning!" Sold.

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18. Britten, Benjamin. (1913-1976).
Signed Letter about Menuhin
Interesting signed letter from English composer and pianist to Lady Crossfield declining an invitation to hear Yehudi Menuhin rehearse Bach as he is so busy and mentioning Arda who will be "in the Festival with us again this year," on "The Red House" stationary, dated 28th April 1959. 20.5 x 13 cm. Fine. $600
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19. Bull, Ole. (1810-1880).
Cabinet Card Photograph
Original photograph of the great Norwegian violinist, standing proudly with his fiddle. 3.75 x 5.5 inches. Fine. Sold.

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20. Cage, John. (1912-1992).
Signed Postcard of Music of Changes
Printed postcard of notation of Music of Changes III/1951, 9 x 14 cm, signed "John Cage" in blue ink lower right and in fine condition. Sold.
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