Holiday 2021 Catalogue


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Beautifully hand-painted decorative album sheet featuring 17 signatures of musicians and notables, including at the lower center the important Polish violinist and composer Henri Wieniawski and, to the right of him, Francois-Auguste Gevaert, Belgian musicologist and composer who served as the director of the Brussels Conservatoire and who in 1874 had invited Wieniawski to take over the job of Professor of the Violin Class from Henri Vieuxtemps who was afflicted by paralysis of the arms (and who subsequently moved to Paris). Other signatories are mostly unidentified but include also Etienne Arago (politician and writer, co-founder of the newspaper Le Figaro). Light toning to edges, else in fine condition.  8.75 x 10.75 inches (22.2 x 27.3 cm.). Read More...

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62. [Instrumentalists] Casals, Pablo. (1876–1973).
Signed Photograph

Original signed photograph of the great cellist, shown playing seated in front of an altar, signed in blue ink to the lower margin.  Stamped by photographer Studio Libold, Prades, on the verso.  Deckled edges, unobtrusive crease to upper left margin, else in fine condition.  3.75 x 6.25 inches (12 x 16 cm.).

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63. [Instrumentalists] Heifetz, Jascha. (1901–1987).
Photograph of Heifetz' Hands

Striking original photograph of the great violinist's hands on his instrument, ca. 1940's.  Portion of half-tone photograph clipped from unknown publication mounted to verso with caption reading "Violinists like Jascha Heifetz were romantics."  Slight crease to the lower right corner, otherwise in fine condition.  10 x 8 inches. (25 x 20.2 cm.)

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64. [Instrumentalists] Hollman, Joseph. (1852–1927) [Powell, Maud. (1867-1920)?].
Signed Cabinet Photograph possibly to Maud Powell

Signed Elliott & Fry cabinet photograph of the great Dutch cellist, who has inscribed "To Miss Powell, / from J. Hollman / New York / 1893."  4.25 x 6.5 inches (10.8 x 16.5 cm.), verso with significant losses and mounting remnants, lower right corner fully separated and repaired verso and edge with archival tape (imaged).  Read More...

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65. [Instrumentalists] Istomin, Eugene. (1925–2003).
Signed Recital Program

Signed bifold recital program from a performance at University Auditorium in Tucson, Arizona on December 8 & 9, 1969.   The American pianist, known for his mastery of German repertory and his piano trio performances with Isaac Stern and Leonard Rose, has penned his name in blue ink to the front cover.  The program included works by Haydn, Schubert and Beethoven. In fine condition. 4pp.  6 x 9 inches (15.24 x 22.9 cm.). Small tape remnant to inside edge, else fine.

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66. [Instrumentalists] Landowska, Wanda. (1879–1959).
Large Signed Pleyel Promotional Photograph

Signed photograph of the Polish-French harpsichordist shown playing a Pleyel grand piano with double keyboard.  Landowska has inscribed in her typical purple ink to the musicologist Johannes Franze and his wife, translated from the German, "To my dear friend J[ohannes] and Ilise Franze in fond memories and in intimate friendship. / Wanda Landowska / B.A. 1929."  The photograph is mounted to rigid card above a printed caption reading, translated from the Spanish, "Wanda Landowska exclusively plays Pleyel harpsichords."  Signature to a dark area of the image, some stray marks and nicks to the mount, else in fine condition.  Photograph 6.6 x 8.5 inches (16.8 x 21.6 cm.). Read More...

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67. [Instrumentalists] [Landowska, Wanda. (1879–1959)] Restout, Denise. (1915–2004) & Hawkins, Robert. (Editors).
LANDOWSKA ON MUSIC - Inscribed to Vivian Wood

New York: Stein and Day. 1964. First. Hardcover in slipcase. 8vo, 434 pp. including discography, index. Collected, edited, and translated from the French by Denise Restout and Robert Hawkins. Frontis portrait; illustrated with photographs. Copy 22 / 1000, neatly signed in ink by the editors, Denise Restout and Robert Hawkins to the ffe and inscribed additionally by Restout and dated December 4, 1964 "For Vivian /  who knows, feels, and understands all there is in this book / with love / Denise" and with Hawkins signing again as "Hawky." Spine somewhat rubbed and scuffed, small tear to cloth at spine head, else fine and contained in a scuffed black slipcase with white titles and gold decorations. A nice association copy. Read More...

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68. [Instrumentalists] Leschetizky, Theodor. (1830–1915).
Signed Portrait with Autograph Musical Quotation of "Canzonetta Toscana"

Framed photograph of the great pianist and influential pedagogue, himself a pupil of Czerny and later the primary teacher of Paderewski, Gabrilowitsch, and Schnabel among many others!  Leschetizky has titled the quotation "Canzonetta Toscana" above two autograph measures from the piece, adding his signature and the date, "22 January 1912 / Vienna."  Unexamined out of frame, but apparently in fine condition.  Framed to 6.5 x 4.5 inches (16.5 x 11.4 cm.). Read More...

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69. [Instrumentalists] Milstein, Nathan. (1903–1992).
Recital Program with Signed Photograph

Signed program from a January 26, 1967 recital of the supreme Russian violinist, together with Australian pianist Geoffrey Parsons, at Reardon Smith Lecture Theatre in Cardiff.  The concert, in the Welsh Committee of the Arts' fifth season of International Recitals,  included works by Handel, Bach, Beethoven, Paganini. Milstein has signed beneath his photograph on the program's first page, opposite Parson's signature beneath the musician's introductions.  10pp.  Light wear and creasing, overall in fine condition.  4.25 x 7.15 inches (10.8 x 18.2 cm.). Read More...

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70. [Instrumentalists] Montoya, Carlos. (1903–1993).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the celebrated Spanish Flamenco guitarist and founder of the modern-day popular Flamenco style of music. He is shown playing and has signed across the image in blue ink. Stamped on the verso: December 5, 1975. Fine. 3.75 x 5.5 inches (9.7 x 14 cm).

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71. [Instrumentalists] Oistrakh, David. (1908–1974) [Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich. (1840–1893)].
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto - SIGNED SCORE

Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel. Printed score for Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35, signed and inscribed by the legendary Soviet violinist on the title page in Russian, "To sweet Vladilen Rozen, with thanks for his sensitive cooperation and wishes of big successes in his studies, David Oistrakh, October 20, 1951."  Upright folio. [PN] 4026. 48 pages, 9 x 12.25.  In fine condition. A remarkable association, this is the first signed score from Oistrakh we have ever encountered.  Read More...

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72. [Instrumentalists] Paganini Quartet. (1945–1966).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the string quartet with signatures from first violinist and founder Henri Temianka, second violinist and original member Gustave Rosseels, cellist Lucien Laporte, and violist Charles Foidart.  In very fine condition.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.). Read More...

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73. [Instrumentalists] Rubinstein, Arthur. (1887–1982).
"My Young Years" - Signed by the Pianist

New York: Alfred Knopf. 1973. Third. 8vo. Hardcover. 478pp.  Autobiography signed in purple ink by the pianist on half-title and dated "Jan 17.77."  Red cloth boards in original dust jacket.  Light wear to jacket, else fine.

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74. [Instrumentalists] [Sarasate, Pablo de. (1844–1908)] Pellegrini, Carlo "Ape". (1839–1889).
1889 "Vanity Fair" Portrait

A spirited portrait of the great violinist, a chromo-lithograph caricature published in the English weekly magazine Vanity Fair on May 25, 1889.  The artist Carlo Pellegrini, widely known as "Ape," was one of the most famous of the outstanding caricaturists who published in the magazine.  Small nick to upper left edge, strip of toning along top edge, else in fine condition. 10.5 x 15 inches (26.7 x 38.1 cm.).

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75. [Instrumentalists] Segovia, Andrés. (1893–1987).
Autograph Signature and Pirastro Postcard

A bold autograph from the beloved classical guitarist, together with a lovely vintage sepia portrait postcard issued by Pirastro strings. Signature on an album page, 4.5 x 7 inches (11.5 x 18.5 cm.).

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76. [Instrumentalists] Serkin, Rudolf. (1903–1991).
Autograph Signature

Autograph album leaf signed and dated April 16, 1939 by the great pianist, together with a small halftone photograph mounted to the upper right corner.  In fine condition.  6.75 x 5 inches (17.1 x 12.7 cm.).

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77. [Instrumentalists] Serkin, Rudolf. (1903–1991).
Signed Concert Program

Concert program from an April 27–28, 1939 performance with the New York Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall, signed to cover by the American pianist.  The performance, which featured Serkin as soloist for Beethoven's Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in C major, also included Stravinsky's suite from Pulcinella and Franck's Symphony in D minor.  8 pp.  Light vertical crease, else in fine condition.  6 x 9 inches (15.2 x 22.9 cm.).

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78. [Instrumentalists] Suzuki, Shinichi. (1898–1998).
Autograph Signed Quotation

Autograph quotation from the important musical pedagogue and creator of the Suzuki method, on a card inscribed "Man is a son of his environment/ Shinichi Suzuki, 1966," with signature in both Japanese and English.  Some toning, else fine.  5 x 3 inches (12.7 x 7.6 cm.).

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79. [Instrumentalists] Szigeti, Joseph. (1892–1973).
Autograph Signature

Autograph signature the great Hungarian violinist, who has signed in blue ink and dated 1946 on an album page.  Light toning, overall fine.  5 x 6.5 inches.

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Bifold concert program from a performance by the Festival Quartet, a piano quartet featuring violinist Szymon Goldberg, violist William Primrose, cellist Nikolai Graudan, and pianist Victor Babinat.  The performance, which took place at an unidentified venue in the Seattle area as part of the 1956–57 season of the Community Concert Association series, included pieces by Mozart, Schumann and Brahms.  4 pp.  In fine condition.  6.25 x 9.5 inches (15.9 x 24.1 cm.). Read More...

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