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Autograph letter signed, one page 8vo, in German.
Braunschweig: February 24, 1875, A five-line letter to an unidentified correspondent, with a note on the verso in a second hand providing the dates of Abt's stay in Braunschweig. Light offsetting from a self-adhesive album page, otherwsie very good. German composer Abt (1819-1885) enjoyed considerable success in his day as..... More
The Sound of Surprise
New York: Dutton, (1959). First edition. Gathered and sewn, unbound sheets, in dust jacket. Slight offsetting on the front endpaper, otherwise fine. First edition, an advance copy of the author's first book. More
Autograph letter signed to the Rev. W. Cazalet(?).
3 pages 8vo. March 23, 1853, London, inquiring about the appointment of Lord Ward to the Management Committee of the Royal Academy of Music. Fine. English composer Bishop (1786-1855) enjoyed in his day a reputation as guardian of the best traditions of British song. Now he is remembered chiefly as..... More
Signed photograph: montage of three portrait photographs clipped from concert programs.
The whole measures 9 3/4 by 7 3/4 inches. Two of the portraits are inscribed: "To G.H.R. Gardener in remembrance of A. Brailowsky. London" and dated November 1938 and April 1943. Tipped to a leaf of sturdier paper (with a truly frightening portrait of Beethoven on the verso). Noted French..... More
La Musique Moderne. Préface de Claude Rostand.
Brussels: Elsevier, 1958. Second edition, revised and corrected. Boards, light browning but a very good copy in dust jacket. Inscribed by the author to Virgil Thomson. With the separately printed section of examples. More
Early Jazz Greats
Newton, N.J. Yazoo Rcords, 1982. First edition. Set of 36 trading cards, in box, the fronts with portraits drawn by R. Crumb, with biographical and discographic information on the backs. Fine, More
Heroes of the Blues
Newton, N.J. Yazoo Rcords, 1980. First edition. Set of 36 trading cards, in box. The fronts of the cards have portraits drawn by R. Crumb, with biographical and discographic information on the backs. Slight wear to box; the cards are all fine. More
Typed letter signed, one page 4to, in German.; September 23, 1931, Hergiswil, regretting that he cannot provide a permanent address.
Hole-punched and a little chipped along the left margin, otherwsie fine. Scottish-born German composer D'Albert (1864-1932), referred to by Liszt as "the young Tausig," is remembered today for his piano concerti and pieces for solo piano. Typed letter signed. More
Signed card. In blue felt-tip on a 3 by 5-inch card.
Fine.Godunov (1950-1995) danced with the Bolshoi and, following his defection in 1979, with the American Ballet Theater. Subsequently he enjoyed a minor acting career playing villains and madmen in films like Die Hard and Waxwork II. Signed card. More
Autograph letter signed, in French to "Lara." One page 8vo, n.d.
One page 8vo, n.d. , arranging a meeting: "Mon cher ami, . . .Je recois avec beaucoup de joie tes bonne nouvelles. Je serais chez toi 4 h[eures ]1/4, demain Samedi...." Tipped along one edge to a narrow strip of heavier paper. Two light spots of foxing, otherwise very good..... More
An Outline of Musical History (2 vols)
London: Hogarth Press, 1929. First edition. Two volumes, buff cloth wrappers, very good. Ownership signature "G.A. Gresham, Caius". Woolmer 194. More
Autograph letter signed, in German to an unidentified correspondent. Two pages 8vo, n.d.
Split one half-inch at the fold of the conjugate leaves, otherwise fine. German composer Hiller (1811-1885) studied under Hummel. A substantial letter in Hiller's difficult hand. Despite his conservative musical bent and outspoken antipathy to Wagner, he enjoyed the friendship of Chopin, Liszt, and Berlioz. It was as a conductor..... More
50 Songs; [Privately printed]
Redding, Conn: C.E. Ives, 1922. First edition. Original printed boards with cloth back and paper spine label, 6-1/2 in. x 12 in. 1 score (258 [i.e. 112]) pages ; 31 cm. Light soiling to back cover, corners and spine label show slight wear, else fine. Ives selected these (actually 52..... More
Lakmé de Léo Delibes. Ètude historique et critique. Analyse musicale
Paris: Paul Mellottée, (n.d.). 215 pp. Revorim style binding (binder's term for the formed rubber (Topys) used on the sides, hollow back, vellum spine, sewn on exposed tapes, black paper endsheets, original covers preserved). More
Black-and-white publicity shot, posing with guitar, 8 by 10 inches. Inscribed in the lower margin: "To my friend Lee Varon, best wishes, Carlos Montoya." Creased at one corner, barely touching the image, otherwise fine. Spanish flamenco guitarist Montoya (b. 1903) gave recitals in the U.S., South America, and Japan. Signed..... More
Portrait photo by Christian Steiner, a large, smiling pose, holding violin, black-and white, 9 x 6-3/8 inches.Inscribed: "For Steven Hyde Best wishes, Itzhak Perlman." Fine condition. Attractively matted and framed (without glass). Israeli violinist Perlman (b. 1945) enjoys a brilliant career as concert virtuoso, recording artist, and show biz personality..... More
San Francisco Symphony Chamber Music Series program, January 9, 1994 (Previn played piano in the Brahms F minor quintet).Signed on p. 15 by Previn. Fine, with a ticket stub and a subsequent review clipped from the San Francisco Chronicle laid in. Previn (b. 1929) enjoys international acclaim as pianist, conductor..... More
New York: Random House, (1975). First edition. Inscribed "Sincerely, Richard Rodgers" on the front endpaper. Fore edge a bit foxed, otherwise a fine copy in dust jacket. More
Three Poems of Baudelaire. English Text by Richard Howard
New York: Boosey & Hawkes, (1987). First edition. Wrappers, corner bent, else fine. Inscribed by Rorem. More
The Melos of Verse
Woodstock, N.Y. P.C.C. Books, 1984. First edition. Wrappers, mimeographed, 11 x 8-1/2 inches. , 6 pp., drawing on cover of Bardic pulse lyre by Miriam Sanders. Account of Sanders's experiments with building electronic instruments. Scarce. More
First Nights and First Editions.
Boston: Little, Brown, 1931. First edition. Cloth, fine copy in lightly used slipcase . One of 260 numbered and signed copies. More
On a leaf extracted from an autograph album (4-3/8 x 6 inches). Very good, with three holes punched along the left edge of the page. American violinist Spalding (1888-1953) gave the U.S. premieres of the violin concertos of Dohanyi, Elgar, and Barber. His own works include two violin concertos, a...... More