Holiday 2016 Catalogue


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121. [Instrumentalists] Du Pre, Jacqueline. (1945-1987) & Barenboim, Daniel. (b. 1942).
Signed Photograph

Black and white photograph of Jacqueline Dupre and Daniel Barenboim clipped from a 1970 programme for "An Evening of Beethoven Sonatas" of the Israeli Philarmonic Orchestra, signed by Dupre and Barenboim in blu ink, dated "18.7.70" in another hand, laid down , overall size 21 x 19.5 cm , 1970. A very uncommon and meaningful example from the great cellist who died so tragically young. Exceedingly rare in signed photographs of any format.

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122. [Instrumentalists] Enesco, Georges. (1881-1955).
Original Signed 1938 Program

Original signed program from an April 10, 1938 concert of the the Romanian violinist, whom Pablo Casals considered "one of the greatest geniuses of modern music." Enesco has signed boldly across the list of works. The concert, broadcast as part of the "Ford Sunday Evening Hour" series, was conducted by Jose Iturbi and included works by Bach, Beethoven, Wagner, and others. 4 pp. Hole punched, else fine. 

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123. [Instrumentalists] Franko, Sam. (1857-1937).
Autograph Statement about True Music

A lovely autograph quotation from the American violinist and conductor, penned on a small card, signed, and dated August 1936. "Never believe, that 'Old Music' is necessarily antiquated. Just as a true and beautiful saying can never age, neither can a true and beautiful piece of music." In very fine condition. 4.25 x 2.75 inches (10.9 x 7.1 cm). Read More...

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124. [Instrumentalists] Gieseking, Walter. (1895-1956) [Mertens, André. (1904?-1963)].
Autograph Inscription with Lipnitzki Photograph

An original photograph of the German pianist, specialist in Debussy, with a card (previously mounted to the lower edge of the photograph) inscribed to impresario and Columbia Artists manager André Mertens. Photographed by Lipnitzki of Paris. Some light mounting remnants on the verso and lower edge; overall in fine condition. Photograph 7 x 9 inches (17.9 x 22.3 cm); signed card 7 x 2.5 inches (18.2 x 6.4 cm). Read More...

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125. [Instrumentalists] Gould, Glenn. (1932-1982).
Signed Beethoven and Bach Piano Concerto Recording

Superb bold autograph signature and inscription ("To Margaret with best wishes Glenn Gould / Feb. 58") in red ink on the verso of the 1957 LP jacket for his celebrated Columbia recordings of the Beethoven 2nd and Bach D Minor concertos with Leonard Bernstein and the Columbia Symphony Orchestra. Splitting to all edges of cover, small surface losses to corners of verso and spine, none affecting the signed area. From the family of friends of Seattle Symphony conductor Milton Katims, through whom they were introduced to the pianist and sold together with a handwritten note of provenance.  Read More...

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126. [Instrumentalists] Grumiaux, Arthur. (1921-1986).
1971 Autograph Signature

A rare signature from the great Belgian violinist, signed on an A4 mount below an inset halftone photograph clipped from a program. Grumiaux has signed boldly in black and dated April 23, 1971. In very fine condition, 8.25 x 11.75 inches (21 x 29.7 cm). Together with several German newspaper clippings on Grumiaux's death. Signatures from Grumiaux are rather elusive.

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127. [Instrumentalists] Grumiaux, Arthur. (1921-1986).
1954 Autograph Signature "Souvenir du Concerto de Berg"

A rare signature from the great Belgian violinist, mounted together with a reproduction photograph. Grumiaux has penned the signature as a "Souvenir du Concerto de Berg," and dated June 1954. On a small leaf, 6 x 4 inches (15 x 10 cm); photograph 3.75 x 5 inches (9.6 x 12.5 cm); total size 8.25 x 11.75 inches (21 x 29.7 cm). In very fine condition. Signatures from Grumiaux are rather elusive. Read More...

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128. [Instrumentalists] Hall, Marie. (1884 - 1956).
Signed Photograph

Lovely original photograph of the young English violinist with her instrument, boldly signed and dated 1912. In fine condition, matted out in a bright green to 4.75 x 6.75 inches (12.2 x 17 cm).


A student of Elgar, Wilhelmj and Sevcik, Hall had a major touring career which included the first performance of Vaughan Williams' "The Lark Ascending" (dedicated to her).


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129. [Instrumentalists] Horowitz, Vladimir. (1903-1989) [Fisher, Ray. (b. 1924)].
1988 Signed Photograph in Performance

Original color photograph of the great pianist in performance late in his life, signed twice and inscribed on the verso to the photographer, noted celebrity photographer Ray Fisher. Horowitz has signed the recto and dated 1988, and signed again on the verso with an inscription to Fisher. Unusually for Fisher's work, the photograph is a candid performance shot rather than a posed portrait. In very fine condition, 6 x 4 inches. Read More...

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130. [Instrumentalists] [Music Iconography] Matham, Adriaen. (1590-1660).
The Old Fiddler ["Oude Vioolspeler"] - Original Engraving

Amsterdam: 1622. Original ca. 1620 engraving of an old man playing the violin by the Dutch Golden Age artist, son of the engraver Jacob Matham. The man, wearing a feathered cap and with a bagpipe strapped over his shoulder, is shown playing the violin left-handed, holding the instrument against his chest. The text below the image is a cheeky reference to the seventeenth-century sexual connotations of the violin and reads (translated from the Dutch): "My snares [strings] are still strong, as well as all the rest / So if my Aeltie helps then it will sure go best." The empty bagpipe the man carries is also a veiled reference to sexual prowess.  Hollstein Dutch 6; "Old men in black and white: the imagination of the age in Dutch printmaking (1550-1650)", Anouk Janssen, p. 283, fig. 188; Amsterdam Rijksmuseum RP-P-1883-A-7212. Set on a silk mat and framed. Significant losses along the right edge with smaller hole and loss along the opposite side, area of staining to middle right, collector's pencil notation at foot, frame heavily chipped. 15.5 x 25 cm; 6.1 x 9.6 inches. Framed to 34 x 39 cm; 13.5 x 15.5 inches. 

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131. [Instrumentalists] [Rachmaninoff, Sergei. (1873-1943)] Horowitz, Vladimir. (1903-1989).
Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30 - Autograph Musical Quotation from the year of his American Debut

Sought-after AMQS in pencil on an off-white 6.25 x 7 album page. Horowitz pens one bar of music, the instantly recognizable opening of the Rachmaninoff Concerto No. 3, signing below, “V. Horowitz, Philadelphia 13/II 28.” In fine condition. The first AMQS we have ever offered of the world-renowned pianist. Read More...

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132. [Instrumentalists] Rosenthal, Moriz. (1862-1946).
Signed Postcard

Graphically interesting postcard signed by the great Polish pianist and student of Liszt, who has inscribed his signature over a staff with a treble clef. With an attractive illustration of a flower on one side, the postcard is addressed to Frl. L. F. Heimz in Vienna, stamped and postmarked June 5, 1913. Another hand has added an address and a scrawl in pencil. In fine condition. 13.6 x 8.6 cm. Read More...

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133. [Instrumentalists] Rubinstein, Arthur. (1887-1982).
Nine Original 1951 Photographs at the Breakfast Table

A fantastic set of nine original photographs of the great Polish American pianist in a silk robe at the breakfast table, with a cigar and a coffee cup and making a variety of amusing faces and gestures. With original press captions and stamps on the verso; some stamped January 1951, others January 1953. Mostly in fine condition, some with cropping marks and marker strokes on the images; one in good condition with a large scratch and some spotting. Ranging from 13 x 16.5 to 17 x 21 cm.

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134. [Instrumentalists] Rubinstein, Arthur. (1887-1982).
1934 Recital in Palestine - Original Program

Original program from a series of three recitals of the great pianist in then-Palestine in April 1934. Rubinstein's ambitious program included works by Bach-Busoni, Chopin, Debussy, Ravel, Prokofiev, Scriabin, and Stravinsky; a pencilled annotation indicates that he also performed De Falla's "Feuertanz." The program, in English and Hebrew, features a half-tone photograph of Rubinstein on the Hebrew cover. Hole-punched, with some light folding creases and wear; overall in very good condition. 4 pp., 5 x 9 inches (12.4 x 23.2 cm).

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135. [Instrumentalists] Rubinstein, Arthur. (1887-1982) & Rubinstein, Nela. (1909 - 2002).
Signed Photographs to Wilhelm Kolischer

Early original sepia photograph, boldly signed and inscribed in 1923 in Montevideo, Uruguay to the important pianist and pedagogue, Wilhelm Kolischer: "Al mio amigo Kolischer - de todo corazon - Arturo / Montevideo 1933." In fine condition, measuring 10 x 15 cm. Sold together with a similar format photograph signed and inscribed to Kolischer from Nela Rubinstein in the same year. Read More...

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136. [Instrumentalists] [Violinist] Bouchardon, Edmé. (1698 - 1762).
18th Century Portrait of a Violinist

An interesting etching, ca. 1750, of an unidentified violinist by the French sculptor who was esteemed by many as the greatest sculptor of his time and valued as a painter and draughtsman as well. Signed in the stone "Bouchardon In" lower left and "C1" lower right. On laid paper, unexamined out of the mat and frame but in apparently fine condition. Approx. 7.5 x 12 inches [19 x 30 cm], frame overall 15 x 18 inches [38 x 46 cm]. 

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137. [Instrumentalists] Ysaye, Eugene. (1858-1931).
Signed Cabinet Photograph with Violin

Original cabinet photograph of the important violinist, composer and conductor, boldly signed at the left and dated 1898. Photographed by Sarony of New York. Ysaye is shown standing, holding his instrument. Some large chips and wear to the edges, but the photograph itself intact. 4.25 x 6.5 inches; 11.5 x 16 cm.  Read More...

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138. [Conductors] Karajan, Herbert Von. (1908-1989).
Signed 1949 Philharmonia Orchestra Beethoven Symphony #9 Program

Original program from a November 25, 1949 program of the London Philharmonia Orchestra, boldly signed by the great conductor on the page with his photograph. The program, featuring Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Walter Ludwig, Jean Watson, and Boris Christoff, included Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. According to an included insert, Rudolf Schock replaced Walter Ludwig on this evening, due to illness. 16 pp. Some light edge wear and one small internal tear; overall in fine condition, with the signed page in very fine condition. Read More...

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139. [Conductors] Mengelberg, Willem. (1871-1951).
Autograph Signature

An autograph signature of the important conductor, friend and advocate of Mahler, Strauss, Schoenberg and Reger. He has signed on a small slip, underlined boldly, and dated London, November 4, 1936. Mounting remnants on the verso and some toning; overall in very good condition. 4.5 x 2.75 inches (11.3 x 7.1 cm). Together with a later photograph postcard with one perforated edge, 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 13.8 cm).

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140. [Conductors] Monteux, Pierre. (1875-1964).
Signed Photograph

Signed halftone photograph of the French conductor known for having directed the first performance of The Rite of Spring and for his tenures with the symphony orchestras of Boston, San Francisco, and Amsterdam. He is shown at the podium, conducting a quiet passage with a finger held to his lips, and has signed and inscribed at the upper left to the Swiss graphic artist Jean Walther (who, like Monteux, worked in San Francisco). Two corner tears and some show-through from the mounting glue, but a crisp signature and overall in very good condition. 6 x 8 inches (15 x 20 cm), mounted on heavy card to 8 x 10 inches (20.4 x 25.5 cm).

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