Schubertiade Music offers a unique gallery of rare and
interesting offerings for collectors, scholars, music lovers,
gift-givers, museums and libraries. Seasonal catalogues are issued
regularly and posted online, but we also welcome you by
appointment to view in person our large collection of autographs,
printed and manuscript music, books, prints, photographs, objets
d'art and ephemera in all price ranges.
President of the Professional Autograph Dealers' Association (PADA), and a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB), Gabe is recognized as a leading expert on and authenticator of musical, artistic and literary autographs. Gabe studied English at Tufts University and Violin Performance at New England Conservatory and performs frequently in the Boston area.
Drew holds a PhD in Historical Musicology from Harvard University and is a noted scholar of American and British music. Having formally joined Schubertiade in May 2015, he designed and maintains this web site and coordinates other logistics and shares in the cataloging and research with Gabe.
As members of the Professional Autograph Dealers. Association
(PADA, of which Gabe is also the current president), the Music Library Association (MLA), and the Massachusetts
and Rhode Island Antiquarian Booksellers Association (MARIAB), we
are a trusted source for our large clientele, which includes
collectors and libraries worldwide.
We offer free search-service and want-list tracking to all
customers. We welcome inquiries from old and new customers, who
are encouraged to send us an email if they would like to receive
our catalogues or receive special notice when items of particular
interest are available. We attend most of the major auctions as
representatives of institutional and individual collectors
throughout the world. If you have autographs, manuscripts or
printed music to sell, we also buy aggressively.
We have appraised and handled the sales or institutional
placement of major items and collections and regularly assist in
the valuation of libraries and collections for the purpose of
insurance or tax deductions. Please contact us via email or phone
if you are interested in having us appraise selected items or
From a client who purchased a rare first edition sonata as a wedding gift for dear friends:
"It was wonderful last night. My husband had told the husband of the couple to bring his cello and we have a grand piano. They were overwhelmed by the gift and immediately sat down and played the first movement and the scherzo. It turns out that they played this and every other piano/cello piece written on the night they met (6 hours)! This music found a good home! I indeed know this sonata and to hear it beautifully played in our apt, was an amazing experience. They even knew immediately what notes were different or wrong from the current version. It was quite something. Thanks again so much for making this possible."
From an avid collector:
"Many thanks again for working with me concerning the X manuscripts. Truly, I am speechless at your kindness. These will certainly be among my most cherished possessions."