Fall 2021 Catalogue

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44. Wagner, Richard. (1813–1883).
Carte de Visite Photograph

Original Fritz Luckhardt of Wien CDV right-facing bust portrait photograph of the great composer.  Tiny ink mark to lower edge, else very fine.  2.5 x 4 inches (6.4 x 10.7 cm).

Complete Royal Opera House program from an April 25th, 1955 performance of Walton's "Troilus and Cressida," signed boldly in blue ink on the cover by the composer, tenor Peter Pears and in blue pencil by the conductor Malcolm Sargent. 10 pp. 4.8 x 7.5 inches [12.5 x 19 cm]. Fine.

The opera was first performed at Covent Garden, London on 3 December 1954 under the direction of Sir Malcolm Sargent; the present rendition is listed in the program as the eighth performance.

46. Willson, Meredith. (1902–1984).
"A few radishes for me, please?" - Amusing Autograph Letter Signed

ALS from the composer and playwright who wrote the book, score and lyrics for "The Music Man" and the score for "The Unsinkable Molly Brown," addressed to two friends in response to a birthday letter.  May 18th, 1976;  2 pp. on personal stationary.  In full, "Dear Mac and Viv: / What a birthday surprise to start 'my day' with your beautiful letter! Delighted to hear about Mac's garden.  A few radishes for me, please?  Maybe just a small row - or two?  (The red ones, please, not those long white hot ones.)  Good luck on your corn, Mac.  I quote you from my 'Iowa Indian Song' about 'the tall corn' – 'knee high by the 4th of July in Iowa!' / Love to both from both – per Meredith. / We have been traveling a bit – like, for instance, to Australia, and New Zealand, with a restful stop-over in the Hawaiian Islands en route home.  We were always peeking around this corner and that – hoping to be lucky enough to bump into you two travelers. / Love, again, from both. / R and M. / (A few red ones? Please?) / M."  Horizontal mailing crease, else in fine condition.  7.25 x 10 inches (18.4 x 25.4 cm.).

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47. [Wolf, Hugo. (1860–1903)] [Mahler, Gustav. (1860–1911)] Mayreder, Rosa. (1858–1938).
"Der Corregidor" - Piano Vocal Score SIGNED by Librettist

Mannheim: K. Ferd. Heckel. 1896. First. 8vo. 207pp. Signed edition of the Piano Vocal Score for Der Corregidor with inscription from librettist Mayreder to title page: "In memory of 18 February 1904 / To my beloved friend / Dr. Paul Kubin."  The date refers to the opening night of a production at the Vienna Court Opera under the direction of Gustav Mahler.  Light foxing throughout, else in fine condition. Read More...

48. [Instrumentalists] Auer, Leopold. (1845-1930) [Knitzer, Josef. (1913-1967)].
Original 1930 Photograph with Josef Knitzer

Striking original 1930 Kaufmann & Fabry of Chicago photograph of the important violinist and influential pedagogue, teacher of Elman, Heifetz, Milstein, Zimbalist, Parlow, Schumsky and many others. The elderly Auer is shown seated beside his young student, Josef Knitzer, who later went on to become chairman of the violin department at the Cleveland Institute.  8 x 10 inches. In-painting by the photographer to the stockings of Knitzer, a few small creases, overall in fine condition.

49. [Instrumentalists] Beaux Arts Trio. (1955–2008).
Signed Card

Notecard signed in blue ink by the three original members of the Beaux Arts Trio: Menahem Pressler, Isadore Cohen, and Bernard Greenhouse.  Together with a newspaper photograph clipping of the Trio announcing an upcoming performance at Crowder Hall in Arizona, 1969.  Overall toned with a small paperclip indent to the right margin, else fine.  6 x 9 inches (15.2 x 22.8 cm.).

Signed single sheet program from a performance by the "Soloists of the Berlin Philharmonic" on May 2, 1972 as part of the Festival Internacional de Santander.  The program listing has been signed by all five members of the group; flautist Karlheinz Zoller, oboist Lothar Koch, violinist Michel Schwalbé (who appears to have made a copy-editing adjustment to his printed name), violist Siegbert Ueberschaer, and cellist Wolfgang Boettcher.  The performance included works from Bocherini, Beethoven, Britten, Mozart, Schubert, and Rossini.  Light toning to recto, else in fine condition.  6.25 x 8.25 inches (15.9 x 21 cm.). Read More...

51. [Instrumentalists] Borodin String Quartet.
Signed Photograph

Signed rigid card with a mounted color magazine photograph, boldly signed in blue ink by the four members of one of the world's longest lasting string quartets. Founded in 1945 in the former Soviet Union, they had a close relationship with composer Dmitri Shostakovich, who personally consulted with them on each of his quartets. The present photograph is signed by Valentin Berlinsky (cello), Dmitri Shebalin (viola), Andrei Abramenkov (2nd violin) and Mikhail Kopelman (1st violin). 15 x 21 cm.

52. [Instrumentalists] Casals, Pablo. (1876–1973).
1959 Festival Casals Program Book - SIGNED

Program book from the complete Festival Casals in San Juan de Puerto Rico, dating from its third year, and including the complete programs, program notes, photographs and biographies of the performers. Boldly signed in blue ink "Pablo Casals" on the title page. Very fine. Read More...

53. [Instrumentalists] Casals, Pablo. (1876–1973).
1958 Festival Casals Program Book - SIGNED

Program book from the complete Festival Casals in San Juan de Puerto Rico, dating from its second year, and including the complete programs, program notes, photographs and biographies of the performers. Boldly signed in blue ink "Pablo Casals" on the title page. Cover separating from block inside with some glue remnants and staple stains now visible, but otherwise fine. Read More...

54. [Instrumentalists] [Casals, Pablo. (1876–1973)] Kokoschka, Oskar. (1886–1980).
Autograph Letter on verso of a postcard reproducing his portrait of Pablo Casals

A signed color reproduction of painting by the Austrian painter known for his distinctively expressionistic portraits and landscapes and for his passionate, often stormy affair with Alma Mahler. ALS signed “OK,” one page on a 4.75 x 4 inch postcard depicting his painting of Pablo Casals, postmarked September 23, 1957. Letter to a friend in London. In part: “We both wish you all the happiness, joy and peace in the family, community and world as sincerely as we heard it wished to your brethren last night on the radio.” Light scattered creases and soiling, otherwise fine condition.

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55. [Instrumentalists] Casals, Pablo. (1876–1973).
Les Grands Interpretes - SIGNED

Geneva: Editions Kister. 1955. First edition. A magnificent book of gravure photographs of the important cellist, boldly signed with his name alone on the first free endpage. 31 pages, of which 16 are photographs. Edges lightly chipped, overall fine. Read More...

56. [Instrumentalists] Casals, Pablo. (1876–1973).
Original Press Photograph

Original press photograph of the great Catalan cellist in conversation with a reporter for the Atlantic-Pacific Press Agency.  A typed press blurb affixed to verso reads, translated from the Spanish, "Our editor Pedro Bilbao in conversation with the great cellist Pablo Casal, who has given this interesting statement exclusively to Atlantic-Pacific Press Agency."  A handwritten note in pencil reads, "España. / Cellista Pablo Casal."  Edge wear and surface creasing, else in fine condition.  7.5 x 5.5 inches (19 x 14 cm.).

57. [Instrumentalists] Ciccolini, Aldo. (1925–2015).
Signed Concert Program

Original Spanish language program from a Wednesday, February 25 1958 performance of the Orquestra Filarmónica de Madrid featuring the Italian pianist as soloist for a marathon performance of the first three Beethoven Piano Concertos.  Ciccolini has signed his name in blue ink above his biography.  In fine condition.  5.5 x 8 inches (14 x 20.3 cm.). Read More...

58. [Instrumentalists] Cortot, Alfred. (1877–1962).
Signed Recital Program

Signed bifold recital program from a Saturday, January 28, 1950 performance by the French pianist at the Monumental Cinema in Madrid.  The performance included works from Chopin and Schumann, and Cortot has penned his name to the front cover in black ink.  5.5 x 6 inches (14 x 15.2 cm.).

59. [Instrumentalists] De Larrocha, Alicia. (1923–2009) & Albert, Herbert. (1903–1973).
Early Signed Concert Program

Spanish language concert program from a performance with the Orquesta Nacional in December of 1958.  The Spanish pianist and German conductor have signed to the inside cover, next to halftone portrait photographs.  The performance, which featured De Larrocha as soloist for Montsalvatge's Concerto Breve, also included works by Weber, Beethoven, and Strauss.  12 pp.  In fine condition.  6 x 8 inches (15.2 x 20.4 cm.).

60. [Instrumentalists] Ferras, Christian. (1933–1982).
Signed Photograph

Original doubleweight Pierre Auradon photograph of the great French violinist, who has inscribed to the photographer, translated from the French, "For Monsieur / Pierre Auradon– / the "Mozart" of / photography– / May 1950."  Signed photographs of Ferras are extremely rare; this is the first that Schubertiade has ever offered.  Light wear to lower margin, small diagonal creases to lower left corner and right edge, else in very fine condition.  8.8 x 11 inches (22.5 x 30 cm.). Read More...

61. [Instrumentalists] François, Samson. (1924–1970) & Argento, Ataúlfo. (1913–1958).
Signed All-Ravel Program

Elusive concert program signed by the great French pianist, from an All-Ravel performance with the Orquesta Nacional in October of 1957.  François and conductor Ataúlfo Argento have signed to the inside cover, next to halftone portrait photographs.  The performance included Ma mère l'oie, Alborada del gracioso, the Concerto in G major, Rapsodie española, and the second suite from Daphne et Chloe.  12 pp.  In fine condition.  6 x 8 inches (15.2 x 20.4 cm.). Read More...

62. [Instrumentalists] Goldberg, Szymon. (1909–1993).
Signed Flyer for the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra

Signed single-sheet flyer advertising the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, an ensemble that featured the important Polish-born violinist as conductor and violin soloist.  Goldberg has inscribed "To Louis / Szymon Goldberg" to the lower margin.  In fine condition.  7 x 10 inches (17.8 x 25.4 cm.).

63. [Instrumentalists] Gérardy, Jean. (1877–1929).
Autograph Signature

Autograph signature on a card, signed and dated New York, April 1924 by the great Belgian cellist. As a student, he played in a trio with Paderewski and Ysaye and later toured with Ysaye and Godowsky and with Kreisler and Hoffman. Another collaborator, the French pianist André Benoist, wrote: "There was an artist! His tone had the impact of a cannon ball. Withal, it was luminous and pure. His finger dexterity was pure witchery. An amazing fellow! Handsome as a Greek god, and, a rara avis, totally unaware of this fact! And what a great lover! The ladies would not leave him alone, and he returned the compliment a thousand fold."  In fine condition.  11 x 17 cm.