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17557. Albéniz, Isaac Manuel Francisco. (1860–1909).
Espagne - INSCRIBED PRESENTATION COPY

Barcelona: Universo Musical Antes J. Bta. Pujol y Ca.. [ca. 1899]. Espagne (Souvenirs). Œuvres nouvelles pour le piano . N° 1 Prélude. Signed and inscribed presentation copy of the Spanish virtuoso pianist and composer's Prelude. He has penned on the first page of music (translated from the French): "To Madame Henry Lerolle in sincere friendship and affection. I. Albeniz, Paris, January 6, 1906." 7 pp. [PN] U.336.M.1. Rather heavily toned, pages largely detached; front wrapper with multiple tears and losses. Stamped on the front wrapper by the bookseller, L. E. Dotésio. Overall good, with the inscription in fine condition. 9.5 x 12.5 inches (24.3 x 31.5 cm). Read More...

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14834. Albéniz, Isaac Manuel Francisco. (1860–1909) [Salzedo, Carlos. (1885–1961)].
Iberia - INSCRIBED PRESENTATION COPY TO CARLOS SALZEDO

Paris / Madrid: Edition mutuelle / Unión Musical Española. [1906 - 1914]. 1er Cahier; 2e Cahier; 3e Cahier; 4e Cahier (complete). Upright folio. 33; 39; 46; 43 pp. [PN] 3083; 3084; 3085; 3086. Cahier 2 - 4 with the light or partially erased ownership signature of Carlos Salzedo on the title pages. Cahier 4 with a taped in program photograph of the composer to the title, inscribed at the head of the first page of music in ink "A Carlos Salzedo su aftectisimo....amigo y admirador / I. Albeniz / Bagnoles de L'Orne - 12 Julio 1907.  This volume also with scattered markings in pencil in the hand of Salzedo, cloth support to spine, and small restorations to wrapper edges. Other volumes variously toned, with small tears or abrasions to wrappers, the entire set overall in fine condition.  Contained in a custom red cloth box. Read More...

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8017. Alda, Frances. (1879 - 1952).
Signed Photograph

Signed postcard photograph of the glamorous soprano, as seen in an elaborate fur outfit through a mist of snowflakes! Boldly signed with her name alone in black ink. Mounting remnants on verso, else fine. 9 x 14 cm. Read More...

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19319. Aleichem, Sholem. (1859–1916).
Original Photograph

Original photograph of the Yiddish author and playwright, ca. 1900. Written in pencil to the verso, a previous owner has amusingly identified him as "Jewish Mark Twain".  In fine condition.  6 x 8.2 inches (15.2 x 20.6 cm.). Read More...

3142. Alfano, Franco. (1875-1954).
Two Original Concert Programs

Two original programs from 1921 and 1922 from performances directed by the Italian composer and pianist.  Both from the Teatro Comunale of Bologna, where Alfano organized concerts for the Youth Orchestra from the local Liceo Musicale.  The performances included not only standard works, but also new works by composition students of Alfano.  Most of the performances were conducted by alumni of the school, though Alfano is billed as the Director. Both in fine condition.  Each 6.6 x 9.75 inches (17 x 24.7 cm.).

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16998. Ali, Muhammad. (1942–2016).
"The Greatest Love of All" - Signed Sheet Music

Burbank, CA: Golden Torch Music Corp.. c. 1977. Signed sheet music from the 1977 song "The Greatest Love of All," recorded as the main theme of the Muhammad Ali biopic The Greatest. Ali has signed on the cover, which features a montage of images from the film. 6 pp. Also included is a circular sticker with the logo of "The Greatest" and an image of Ali. Very fine overall. 9 x 12 inches (23 x 30.5 cm). Read More...

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Rare original Pierre Petit cabinet photograph of the French-Jewish composer and teacher, one of six children of Alkan Morhange who took their father's first name as their last one, and brother of great piano virtuoso and composer Charles-Valentin Alkan.  After studying at the Conservatoire de Paris with Pierre Zimmermann,  François Benoist and Adolphe Adam, in 1850 he won the First Second Grand Prix de Rome.  Read More...

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Amusing large original doubleweight photograph of the American comedian and radio personality, shown stopping his ears while colleagues George Burns and Gracie Allen sing at the piano. Press stamps on the verso. Some light edge wear but overall in very fine condition. 10.5 x 13.5 inches (26.5 x 34 cm).

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19972. Alonso, Alicia. (1920-2019).
Photograph taken following her return from Mexico

Original photograph of the Cuban ballerina taken immediately after disembarking a Cubana de Aviacion airplane.  A typed caption to verso, translated from the Spanish, reads "Alicia Alonso arrives at the Rancho Boyeros airport after the triumph of the Ballet Cubano in Mexico," and a handwritten label dates the photograph to May 1968.  Alonso can be seen just to right of center, laden with bouquets.  Wear to edges, surface crease to left margin, crease to lower right corner, else in fine condition.  10 x 7 inches (25.4 x 17.8 cm.).

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Original candid photograph of the legendary dancers, who have boldly signed their names in black ink.  In fine condition.  3.5 x 5 inches (8.9 x 12.7 cm.). Read More...

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20709. Alpert, Herb. (b. 1935).
Signed Promotional Photograph with the Tijuana Brass

A&M Records promotional photograph of the American trumpeter with his successful 1960s band, The Tijuana Brass, photographed at the California International in Beverly Hills.  Alpert, who co-founded A&M records with executive Jerry Moss, has signed his name in black ink to the lower margin.  In very fine condition.  10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm.). Read More...

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20311. Alva, Luigi. (b. 1927).
Signed Photograph

Vintage London Recordings promotional photograph of the Peruvian tenor, who is shown in costume for his role as Fenton in Verdi's Falstaff, ca. 1960sBoldly signed and inscribed by Alva in black felt tip to the lower left corner.  Mild toning throughout, overall in fine condition.  8.15 x 10 inches (20.7 x 25.4 cm.). Read More...

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13487. Amato, Pasquale. (1878-1942).
Signed Postcard of Padua

Autograph signature from the Italian baritone who made his career in the United States and left a large body of fine recordings. On a postcard of Padua, Amato has signed boldly and dated: Buenos Aires, May 29, 1906. On the verso, the postcard is addressed to the Argentinian collector Ramona Imaz Otaño, with the original stamp and postmark. In very fine condition. 5.5 x 3.5 inches (13.9 x 9 cm). Read More...

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5214. [American Avant-garde] Carter, Elliot. (1908–2012).
Signed 1939 Contract for "Heart Not So Heavy as Mine."

Contract from Arrow Music Press for Carter's song "Heart Not So Heavy as Mine" signed "Elliott C. Carter, jr." and by the editor (and composer, conductor), Lehman Engel (1910 -82). 1 page, recto and verso. Hole punches at head, not affecting, and otherwise in very fine condition.


"... hints of Carter's later style can be found in the opposing voices of Heart not so heavy as mine (1938)..." Grove online


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5698. [American Avant-garde] Carter, Elliot. (1908–2012) [Thomson, Virgil. (1896–1989)].
Variations for Orchestra - Inscribed to Virgil Thomson

New York: Associated Music Publishers, Inc.. 1957. Small quarto [10-1/2 inches high by 7-1/2 inches wide], softcover bound in printed light tan wrappers. 152 pages. Very good condition, edges of the front wrap slightly darkened, short tear to the surface of the wrap at the spine. Read More...

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Signed 1965 BMI biography/catalogue by the important American composer. 22 pages of biographical information, photographs, musical excerpts and a catalogue of works, signed on the inside front cover over a printed excerpt from his Third Symphony. Very fine. 19 x 22.5 cm. Read More...

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18101. [American Ballet Theatre] [Swope, Martha. (1928–2017)].
Group of Original Photographs

Group of seventeen original photographs of dancers from the American Ballet Theatre, ca. 1980's, most by the American theatre and dance photographer Martha Swope. The dancers pictured include Danilo Radojevic in "Cinderella"; Cynthia Gregory in "Swan Lake"; Marianne Tcherkassky, Danilo Radojevic, and ensemble in "Donizetti Variations"; Cynthia Harvey in "Romeo and Juliet" and "Cinderella"; Leslie Browne, Robert La Fosse, Susan Jones, Danilo Radojevic and Wes Chapman in "Romeo and Juliet"; Patrick Bissell in an unidentified role (photograph by Kenn Duncan) and Gelsey Kirkland in an unidentified role (photograph by Kenn Duncan.) All 8 x 10 inches and stamped on the verso by the photographer and the American Ballet Theatre. Some very light edge wear to a few; overall in very fine condition.

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Original 1958 photograph of Leonard Bernstein as he "goes over a musical score with the three oldest living composers represented in Bernstein's survey of American Music...John Becker, 72; Carl Ruggles, 82; Wallingford Riegger, 73." Some surface creasing and staining, else fine. 9 x 7 inches (23 x 18 cm.).

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Original large format exhibition photograph showing Bernstein, Blitzstein, and Blake watching an unidentified pianist (who bears a striking resemblance to composer Elliot Carter) at the keyboard, taken at the "Rountable on Ragtime"at Tanglewood in Lenox, MA in the summer of 1951.  Board-mounted silver gelatin print with Kalischer's signature to mount and Stockbridge stamp and hand-numbering to verso of mount.  [Lenox, 1951]. A few modest scuffs to the mount, else fine.  Photograph 10.5 x 13.5 inches;  Mount 20 x 16 inches. Read More...

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13892. [Americana].
Collection of Early American Tintypes

A collection of 23 small tintype portrait photographs, dating from ca. 1860-1880 and housed in a blue cloth-covered box. The portraits depict adults and children, apparently of various social classes; most are individual portraits, with two photographs of pairs. Several are duplicates or close duplicates. 16 of the tintypes are mounted in identical small pink card frames. One larger tintype, a three-quarter-length portrait of a man, is unmounted. Also included is one small later photograph, clipped to size. Light wear and scratches, some foxing and creases to the mounts; overall in very good condition. Each tintype ca. 1 x 1.5 inches (2.5 x 3.5 cm); mounts 1.75 x 2.5 inches (4.2 x 6.6 cm); larger tintype 2.5 x 3.25 inches (6 x 8.5 cm). In a blue cloth-covered cosmetic box with snap closure, with the logo of cosmetic company Palmer and their product name Gardenglo stamped in gold inside the lid. Wear and partial tear to the flap closure; overall in good condition. 4.5 x 2.75 x 1.5 inches (11 x 7 x 4 cm). Read More...

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