Fall 2021 Catalogue


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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...

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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.).

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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.

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64. [Instrumentalists] Gulda, Friedrich. (1930–2000).
Signed Recital Program

Signed Spanish language program from an October, 1958 recital by the great Austrian pianist and composer, who has penned his name to the cover in blue ballpoint.  The performance included pieces by Mozart, Beethoven, Debussy, and Ravel.  In fine condition.  4 x 7.5 inches (10.2 x 19 cm.).

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65. [Instrumentalists] Heifetz, Jascha. (1901–1987).
Signed Photograph

8 x 10 inch halftone photograph of the supreme violinist holding his violin and bow, boldly signed with his name alone and dated 1936. Laid down to a rigid yellow paper backing, otherwise fine.

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66. [Instrumentalists] Horowitz, Vladimir. (1903–1989).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the revered Russian-born American classical pianist and composer, shown in his later age posing against a tree.  Widely regarded as one of the greatest pianists of all time, Horowitz was acclaimed for his virtuoso technique, his tone color, and the excitement that was engendered by his playing.  Signed and inscribed in black ink, dated 1976.  Minor tear to the left margin edge, else fine.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.).

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67. [Instrumentalists] Kreisler, Fritz. (1875–1962) & Lamson, Carl. (1878–1966).
Autograph Signatures

Pair of autograph signatures from the Austrian violinist and his accompanist from an October 24, 1938 performance at Taft Auditorium in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Each musician has signed to the front of a separate autograph album leaf, with Kreisler's accompanied by a pair of mounted halftone photographs, one to recto and one to verso.  In fine condition.  6.75 x 5 inches (17.1 x 12.7 cm.).

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68. [Instrumentalists] [Kreisler, Fritz. (1875–1962)] Menuhin, Yehudi. (1916–1999) .
Menuhin with Fritz Kreisler - Signed Photograph

Remarkable photograph of the young violinist with his mentor, the great violinist Fritz Kreisler.  Menuhin has inscribed "To Jane Jordall / Yehudi Menuhin / Nov 8, 1944" in ink to the upper left corner.  Light wear to corners, else in fine condition.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.).

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69. [Instrumentalists] Kreisler, Fritz. (1875–1962).
1888 Promotional Photograph from his US Debut

Remarkable early gravure printed promotional photograph of the beloved American violinist and composer of Austrian birth who was one of the most important musicians of the last century. The verso inscribed in period pencil on the date of his US debut, "Master Fritz Kreisler Violinist Music Hall Nov. 9th 1888" and with a later identification in ink in the lower left recto corner. 6 x 8 inches, with paper losses to right side, a chipped corner, and other wear, else fine.  Read More...

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70. [Instrumentalists] Kubelik, Jan. (1880–1940) & Hájek, Emil. (1886–1974).
Autograph Musical Quotation Signed

AMQS on a large album sheet from the great Czech-born Hungarian violinist and composer, who has signed beneath a bar of music in the upper left corner, adding the date of 5. II.1928 and accompanied by the signature of Serbian pianist, composer (student of Antonín Dvořák) and music pedagogue of Czech descent, Emil Hájek.  Block of toning to center of sheet, some adhesive remains on the recto, text unaffected, else in fine condition.  8.75 x 7 inches (22.2 x 17.5 cm.).

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71. [Instrumentalists] Kubelik, Jan. (1880–1940).
Signed Photograph

Signed sepia bust portrait photograph of the great Czech virtuoso violinist, dated 20.XI.1928. 9 x 14 cm. Very fine.

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72. [Instrumentalists] Liberace [Wladziu Valentino Liberace]. (1919–1987).
Signed Photograph to the Lighting Designer at the Palace Theatre

Signed Warner Brothers promotional photograph of the famous American pianist and vocalist in the 1955 romantic comedy Sincerely Yours.  Liberace has inscribed to David Bines, the longtime lighting designer at the Palace Theatre, in characteristically bold fashion, writing "To David Bines, my friend! / Sincerely yours, / God Bless You! / Liberace / May 3, 1957" in black felt tip.  Beneath his signature, Liberace has added an illustration of his trademark candelabra atop a grand piano.  Mounting remnants to corners, overall in fine condition.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.). Read More...

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73. [Instrumentalists] Liberace [Wladziu Valentino Liberace]. (1919–1987).
Signed Portrait to the Lighting Designer at the Palace Theatre

Signed photograph of an H. Schumann portrait drawing of the famous American pianist and vocalist, who has inscribed to David Bines, the longtime lighting designer at the Palace Theatre.  Liberace has signed and inscribed in characteristically bold fashion using a black felt tip marker.  "To David Bines, a Great Showman! / The knowledge you possess of the theater would fill many volumes. I am grateful for your tremendous help! / Liberace / Oct. 1957."  Beneath his signature, Liberace has included an illustration of his trademark candelabra atop a grand piano.  Light wear to edges, half-inch tear to right edge, else in fine condition.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.). Read More...

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74. [Instrumentalists] Muenzer, Hans. (?–?).
Signed Photograph from the Concertmaster of the Chicago Theater Orchestra

Signed Daguerre of Chicago doubleweight photograph of the violinist, who has penned an unidentified autograph musical quotation in the upper left corner and inscribed "To Dorothy E. Wyman / from a sincere friend / Hans Muenzer" to the lower right, all in striking purple ink.  Light silvering, rippling to lower margin, else in fine condition.  10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm.). Read More...

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75. [Instrumentalists] Ogdon, John. (1937–1989) [Kempff, Wilhelm. (1895–1991)].
Signed Concert Program with Photograph

Scarce signed concert program from a performance with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society on Saturday, February 5, 1966.  The gifted English pianist and composer described by Peter Maxwell Davies as "a genius of enormous sensitivity and very great humour" has signed below his photograph on page four.  The performance included pieces by Berlioz and Brahms, alongside Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37.  The concert was originally scheduled to feature Wilhelm Kempff as soloist, but a note at the bottom of the program listing notes that he "sprained a wrist and is unable to appear.  The Society is most grateful to John Ogdon for agreeing to play, at short notice, the Concerto as advertised."  16 pp.  In fine condition.  5.5 x 8.5 inches (14 x 21.6 cm.). Read More...

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76. [Instrumentalists] Oistrakh, David. (1908–1974).
Signed LP Cover

Angel Records – 35331 LP album, signed on the front cover by the supreme Russian violinist in blue ink above his name and a photograph of him performing. The recording features performances of Sonatas by Beethoven and Brahms with pianist, Vladimir Yampolsky. In very fine condition, together with the LP itself, untested but in apparently fine condition.

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77. [Instrumentalists] Piatigorsky, Gregor. (1903–1976).
Cello Suite No. 1 in G-major: Prélude - Autograph Musical Quotation

AMQS from the great cellist and pedagogue, who has signed and dated 1950 above the first half of the iconic opening measure of the Prélude to Bach's first Cello Suite.  In fine condition.  5.25 x 3 inches (13.3 x 7.6 cm.).

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78. [Instrumentalists] Piatigorsky, Gregor. (1903–1976).
Original Photograph

Original Toppo of New York photograph of the great cellist and pedagogue, shown in profile with his instrument. Stamps and later news and publicity clippings on the verso, small creases and stains to margins, else fine.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.).

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79. [Instrumentalists] Renardy, Ossy. (1920-1953) .
Autograph Signature and Photograph

Rare autograph signature and inscription on card dated Kopenhagen April, 1948 from the masterful violinist, a Paganini specialist who died tragically young at the age of 33. 13.5 x 17.5 cm, mounted to a slightly larger sheet and sold together with a fine 8 x 10 vintage glossy photograph. The only example of his autograph we have ever offered! Read More...

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80. [Instrumentalists] Ricci, Ruggiero. (1918–2012) & Fischer, Annie. (1914–1995).
Autograph Signatures

Autograph album leaf with an exceptionally early signature from the superb fiddler, who was only 14 when he signed and dated "Budapest / Oct. 25, 1932" in pencil.  Two additional signatures to verso, from the dynamic Hungarian pianist Annie Fischer and an unknown individual named Mykysha Taras, likely a Hungarian conductor.  Light toning, overall in fine condition.  4.75 x 3 inches (12.1 x 7.6 cm.). Read More...

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