Fall 2021 Catalogue

Showing items 81 to 100

200 items in this catalogue total,
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84. [Instrumentalists] Sarasate, Pablo de. (1844–1908).
Signed Photograph to Emil Paur

Original Krziwanek of Vienna cabinet photograph of the violinist and composer, inscribed and signed by Sarasate on the verso to the important Austrian conductor, Emil Paur "A Monsieur Emile Paur, Sympathique souvenir - P. de Sarasate / Mannhiem 28 Oct. 81." 4.25 x 6.25 inches [10 x 15 cm]. Edges slightly trimmed, lower corners rounded, identification and the composer's dates written in another hand on the verso. Read More...

85. [Instrumentalists] Spivakovsky, Tossy. (1907–1998).
"Thanks for the sweet music-making in Sibelius" - Autograph Note Signed to the North German Radio Symphony Orchestra

Autograph note from the superlative violinist to the NDR (North German Radio Symphony Orchestra), translated from the German: “To the splendid NDR Symphony with my heartfelt thanks for the sweet music-making in Sibelius – Tossy Spivakovsky 29. X '66" Spivakovsky was famous for his violinistic idiosyncrasies – he famously held the bow above the frog – but left nearly 60 superb recordings covering a wide range of repertoire, including a lithe rendition of the Sibelius concerto with Tanno Hannikainen. He was the first to perform Bartok’s Second Concerto in America (under Rodzinski) and a later performance by him in NY was deemed “first rate” by Bartok himself.  21 x 29 cm.

86. [Instrumentalists] Szeryng, Henryk. (1918–1988).
Signed Photograph Broadside

Signed color promotional broadside from the great Polish-Mexican violinist who has signed and inscribed in blue ink. 7 x 10 inches [18 x 25.5 cm]. Fine. Read More...

87. [Instrumentalists] Szigeti, Joseph. (1892–1973).
Signed Early Photograph

Attractive early postcard photograph of the celebrated violinist, who has boldly signed, inscribed and dated "1 Janvier 1927 Havana," adding that the photograph had been taken in Moscow in 1925.  3.5 x 5.5 inches. Very fine.

88. [Instrumentalists] Trampler, Walter. (1915–1997).
Promotional Photograph

Vintage promotional Herbert Barrett Management photograph for the violist and pedagogue, a founding member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.  Light surface wear, else in fine condition.  7.75 x 9.5 inches (19.7 x 24.1 cm.).

A member of the Strub Quartet in his youth, Trampler eventually succeeded David Schwartz as violist in the Yale Quartet, and throughout his career he performed extensively as both a soloist and a chamber musician.

89. [Instrumentalists] Vegh, Sandor. (1912 - 1997).
Signed Photograph

Blue-tinted halftone photograph of the great Hungarian violinist and conductor, signed boldly in ink. Removed from a 1996 program with calendar listings on the verso. 9 x 6 inches. Very fine. Uncommon.

90. [Instrumentalists] [Vivaldi, Antonio. (1678–1741)] Milstein, Nathan. (1903–1992).
Autograph Unpublished Working Sketch-Leaf

An unpublished and undocumented autograph working sketch-leaf for two realisations of violin sonatas by Antonio Vivaldi, by the supreme Russian violinist Nathan Milstein. Undated, one page (recto/verso) of 40 bars in blue ballpoint pen and pencil. The 5 bars in pen relate to the fourth movement Giga (Allegro) of Vivaldi's Sonata in D minor Op. 2 no. 3, whilst the 35 bars in pencil relate to another unidentified Sonata for Violin and Piano by Vivaldi (most likely a Grave movement or Sarabande). Although Milstein composed original works and arranged music by other composers, it is not documented that he realised any sonatas by Antonio Vivaldi.  A particularly rare and important manuscript.  In overall fine condition.  

91. [Instrumentalists] Ysaye, Eugene. (1858–1931).
Original Photograph with Violin

Striking doubleweight original period photograph of the great violinist, composer and conductor, shown holding his violin under his arm and looking down pensively. With some silvering, a few stray marks and slightly unevenly trimmed; overall in fine condition.  5.75 x 7.6 inches (14.6 x 19.3 cm.). Read More...

92. [Conductors] Beecham, Thomas. (1879–1961).
Signed Photograph

Atmospheric original Erich Salomon of Den Haag gelatin silver print of the British conductor leading an ensemble in performance.  Beecham has inscribed "To Theo Laude [?]  / Sir Thomas Beecham / Bart" to front.  Photographer's stamp to verso.  Signature low-contrast, some spotting to image, overall in fine condition.  5.25 x 5 inches (13.3 x 12.3 cm.).

93. [Conductors] Beecham, Thomas. (1879–1961).
Signed Photograph

Bust portrait photograph of the British conductor, signed with his name alone in black ink.  Signature somewhat low contrast, else in fine condition.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.).

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94. [Conductors] Bernstein, Leonard. (1918–1990).
Signed Photograph

Signed Friedman-Abeles photograph of the great American conductor and composer at the podium, his name in blue felt tip.  In-painted surface loss to upper right areof the image, small chip to lower edge, else fine.  Stamped by the photographer on verso. 6 x 10 inches (15 x 25.4 cm.).

Grouping of three signed photographs of the prominent conductors Václav Neumann, Ricardo Chailly, and Georg Solti.  Chailly has inscribed "For Paul B. Pearson– / with many / Thanks for the / nice letter! / Riccardo Chailly / 7-8-88."  In fine condition.  Each photograph approx. 4.5 x 6 inches (11.4 x 15.2 cm.).

96. [Conductors] Jochum, Eugen. (1902–1987).
Signed Photograph

Original sepia bust photograph of the German conductor, best known for his interpretations of the music of Anton Bruckner, Carl Orff, and Johannes Brahms, among others.  Signed and inscribed "in memory of the concert of May 1 1961" to the Executive Director of the Indiana Arts Commission, Hertha A. Duemling.  Mounted and fitted to rigid board.  In fine condition.  7.25 x 10 inches (18.4 x 25.4 cm.).

97. [Conductors] Karajan, Herbert von. (1908–1989).
Original Photograph

Original Keystone press photo from inauguration of the new Philharmonic-house in Berlin, showing the conductor arriving with his wife. Dated 10-10-1963, the press label to verso reads "On 15. October: Herbert Von Karajan came to Berlin to start rehearsal with the Berlin Philharmonic-Orchestra for the inauguration of the new Philharmonic-house in Berlin...The Berliners give the new building the name "Circus - Karajani". Photo Shows: Herbert von Karajan with his wife in front of a part of the new Philharmonic-house in Berlin when he arrives." 8.25 x 6 inches [21x15 cm]. Fine.

98. [Conductors] Karajan, Herbert von. (1908–1989).
Original Photograph

An attractive original Pathé Marconi of Paris photograph of the Maestro (almost smiling!), dated 1958 in pencil on the verso in an unknown hand.  A few small creases and small stain to his right forehead, else in fine condition, stamped on the verso by the photographer. 7 x 9.75 inches [18 x 24 cm].

99. [Conductors] Karajan, Herbert von. (1908–1989).
Signed Photograph

Doubleweight original bust portrait photograph by an unidentified photographer, signed and inscribed in white crayon by the legendary conductor. 7 x 9.5 inches. Signature and inscription very light, else fine.

100. [Conductors] Kleiber, Carlos. (1930–2004).
Signed Action Photograph

Signed postcard photograph of the Austrian conductor widely considered one of the greatest of the twentieth century, who has signed and inscribed in gold ink, adding the date 5 V '94.  In very fine condition.  4 x 5.875 inches (10.5 x 15 cm.).

101. [Conductors] Krauss, Clemens. (1893–1954).
"In keeping with the task assigned to me by the Führer..." - Two Typed Letters Signed

Pair of important TLS from the important Austrian conductor who served as director of the Vienna, Berlin and Munich opera houses.  The first, written to an unspecified recipient and concerning his artistic approach as a music director, was written less than two weeks after the German annexation of Austria and only three days before Krauss would write to Adolph Hitler, requesting that he be allowed to return to his native country and resume control of the Vienna State Opera.  Though a favorite of the Führer's, Krauss's application would be denied indirectly.  22 April 1938; 1 pp. on Bayerische Staatsoper stationary. In full, translated from the German, "My artistic plans and intentions can be briefly summarized as follows: / In keeping with the task assigned to me by the Führer, I am determined to raise the overall artistic level of the Munich State Opera by means of a systemic and constant development process, so that this house can rightfully claim the high rank it has been given, until the new Reichsoper in Munich is completed. / For the time being, I am focused on the maintenance and musical and scenic reorganization of the standard works of opera literature, and until the standard opera repertoire has been completely renewed, I will limit myself to particularly prominent and artistically valuable new performances. / My fundamental artistic tendency in the interpretation of opera works aims to always realize the Gesamtkunstwerk in as perfect a form as possible, i.e. to work out not only the musical, but also the dramatic and pictorial content, so that the synthesis of sound, word, representation and image in the achievable perfection can be brought to bear. / [Signature]."  Light vertical crease, else in fine condition.  7 x 9.25 inches (17.8 x 23.5 cm.). Read More...

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Pair of Ellinger of Salzburg postcard photographs of the composer and conductor on a street corner and in the back of a car. Printed ca. 1960s. 10.5 x 14.5 cm and in very fine condition.

103. [Conductors] Szell, George. (1897–1970) [The Cleveland Orchestra].
Signed Concert Program

Concert program from a February, 1969 performance with the Cleveland Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, part of the International Festival of Visiting Orchestras.  Szell has boldly signed the program cover in red ballpoint pen. 2pp plus insert but lacking any actual program sheet listing within.  In fine condition.  6 x 9 inches (15.2 x 22.9 cm.). Read More...