Music, Continental and Russian Books and Manuscripts

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Date of the auction: 01.12.2010

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Albrechtsberger, Johann Georg.

Albrechtsberger, Johann Georg. EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY SCRIBAL MANUSCRIPT SCORE OF THE ORATORIO DIE PILGRIME AUF GOLGATHA the complete oratorio in two parts, with two manuscript title-pages("Oratorium Die Pilgrimme auf Golgatha Erster ... Zweyter Theil Von Herrn Georg Albrechtsberger"), notated

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £3,000 - £4,000

Date: 1 Dec 2010

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Album.

Album. THE AUTOGRAPH ALBUM OF ERNST RADECKE (1866-1920), THE GENERALMUSIKDIREKTOR IN WINTERTHUR, CONTAINING ABOUT FIFTY MUSICAL QUOTATIONS SIGNED BY RICHARD STRAUSS, BUSONI, SAINT-SAËNS, JOACHIM AND OTHER COMPOSERS, PIANISTS AND VIOLINISTS including Strauss (the opening of Ein Heldenleben, 1899

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 1 Dec 2010

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Bach, Johann Christoph (1642-1703)

Bach, Johann Christoph (1642-1703) IMPORTANT MID EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY MANUSCRIPT OF THE 22-PART VOCAL 'CONCERTO' "ES ERHUB SICH EIN STREIT", BOLDLY INSCRIBED ON THE TITLE PAGE ("JOHANN CHRISTOPH BACH") the music in the hand of Johann Friedrich Hering, a member of C.P.E. Bach's circle in Berlin and a

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £20,000 - £25,000

Date: 1 Dec 2010

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Bach, Johann Sebastian.

Bach, Johann Sebastian. GROSSE PASSIONSMUSIK NACH DEM EVANGELIUM MATTHAEI...PARTITUR [FULL SCORE], BERLIN: IN DER SCHLESINGER'SCHEN BUCH- UND MUSIKHANDLUNG, 1830 first edition of the "St. Matthew Passion", 324 pages, folio (c.34.2 x 25.4cm), printed 4-page subscribers' list, libretto by Picander

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Date: 1 Dec 2010

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Beethoven, Ludwig van.

Beethoven, Ludwig van. OUVERTURE AUS DER OPER FIDELIO...FÜR DAS PIANO-FORTE AUF 4 HÄNDE ÜBERSETZT VON JOH. NEP. HUMMEL [...SECOND ACT TITLE: FIDELIO GROSSE OPERA IN CLAVIERAUSZUG], VIENNA, ARTARIA, [1814] first edition of the complete opera, with the Overture in the arrangement for piano 4-hands by

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,000

Date: 1 Dec 2010

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Beethoven, Ludwig van.

Beethoven, Ludwig van. HUMOROUS AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED ("BEETHOVEN"), TO THE PUBLISHER C. F. PETERS, CONTAINING TWO AUTOGRAPH CANONS "SANKT PETRUS WAR EIN FELS" AND "BERNARDUS WAR EIN SANKT", WOO 175 enquiring what he and his wife are doing and whether he is well or unwell, asking that he be

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £30,000 - £40,000

Date: 1 Dec 2010

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Beethoven, Ludwig van.

Beethoven, Ludwig van. AUTOGRAPH WORKING MANUSCRIPT OF PART OF THE FULL SCORE OF OPFERLIED OP.121B, FOR SOPRANO SOLO, OBBLIGATO CELLO, CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA, CONTAINING SUBSTANTIAL DIFFERENCES FROM THE FINAL PUBLISHED VERSION notated in black ink on two systems per page of up to 11 staves, containing

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £80,000 - £100,000

Date: 1 Dec 2010

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Berg, Alban.

Berg, Alban. FINE AUTOGRAPH MUSICAL QUOTATION FROM WOZZECK, INSCRIBED AND SIGNED (""WOZZECK" II/1 ALBANBERG") comprising two bars sung by Wozzeck ("Nichts als Arbeit unter der Sonne") from near the beginning of Act II, scene i (bb.112-113), notated in brown ink on a single stave, 2 bars in all, 1

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £3,000 - £4,000

Date: 1 Dec 2010

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Bertoni, Ferdinando Giuseppe (1725-1813)

Bertoni, Ferdinando Giuseppe (1725-1813) CONTEMPORARY MANUSCRIPT FULL SCORE OF THE COMIC OPERA IN 3 ACTS "LE PESCATRICI" (THE LIBRETTO BY GOLDONI), including sinfonias, arias, ensembles and recitative, written in brown ink on systems of up to nine staves per page, with parts for oboes, horns

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,000

Date: 1 Dec 2010

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Bertoni, Ferdinando Giuseppe (1725-1813).

Bertoni, Ferdinando Giuseppe (1725-1813). CONTEMPORARY MANUSCRIPT FULL SCORE OF THE OPERA IN 3 ACTS, "LA MODA", including arias, cavatinas, ensembles and sinfonias, written in brown ink on ten staves per page, with calligraphic titles and flourishes to the opening of each number, scored for flutes

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,000

Date: 1 Dec 2010

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Burney, Charles.

Burney, Charles. A GENERAL HISTORY OF MUSIC, LONDON: FOR THE AUTHOR (AND SOLD BY PAYNE & SON ETC), 1776-1789 first edition, 4 volumes, 4to (27 x 21cms), engraved portrait and frontispieces to volumes 1 & 3, engraved plates (including extensive music examples) and folding woodcuts, contemporary calf

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 1 Dec 2010

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Busoni, Ferruccio.

Busoni, Ferruccio. FINE LARGE PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAIT, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY THE COMPOSER ON THE MOUNT, AND TWO AUTOGRAPH LETTERS, PROBABLY TO ERNST RADECKE AT WINTERTHUR ("An das Fraülein Josepha Papperl herzlich ergeben FerruccioBusoni, Zürich 26 Mai 1919...'Die Menschen hören was sie glauben, sie

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £800 - £1,000

Date: 1 Dec 2010

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Bruckner, Anton.

Bruckner, Anton. AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF THE PART-SONG "MITTERNACHT", WAB 80, SIGNED AND DATED AT THE END ("WIEN 11. DEZ. 1869. ANTON BRUCKNER[PARAPH]") the complete working manuscript of the part-song, scored for four-part male-voice choir (TTBB), solo tenor and piano, with autograph tempo marking

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £30,000 - £40,000

Date: 1 Dec 2010

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Casals, Pablo, and others.

Casals, Pablo, and others. FINE DRAWING OF THE CASALS TRIO, CASALS HIMSELF, JACQUES THIBAUD AND ALFRED CORTOT BY HILDA WIENER (1877-1940), SIGNED BY EACH MUSICIAN ON THE IMAGE together with signed portraits of Casals (signed in ink), Kreisler, Suggia, Adolf Busch and Kulenkampff, 6 items in all

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 1 Dec 2010

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Chansons.

Chansons. FINE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY FRENCH MANUSCRIPT OF THE TEXTS OF ABOUT 1,500 CHANSONS IN FOUR VOLUMES, ENTITLED "RECÜEIL DE CHANSONS CRITIQUES ET PIECES FUGITIVES TOME I [...IV]", containing the texts of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century chansons, many of a bawdy or libidinous nature, written

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £3,000 - £4,000

Date: 1 Dec 2010

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Composers and performers.

Composers and performers. FINE COLLECTION OF ABOUT 130 PENCIL PORTRAITS OF MUSICIANS IN CONCERTS IN BRUSSELS DURING THE 1930S, SIGNED BY RACHMANINOV, PROKOFIEV, PADEREWSKI, LANDOWSKA AND MANY OTHERS, by Hilda Wiener (1877-1940), mainly sketched from life at concerts in Brussels; the portraits show

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Date: 1 Dec 2010

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Czerny, Carl.

Czerny, Carl. FOUR PROOFS CORRECTED BY THE COMPOSER: Introduction et Variations, Op. 236 (inscribed and signed on the blank first leaf "2te Correctur Carl Czerny"); Premier Grand Concerto Op. 214 [piano part]; Piano Quartet, Op. 262 no. 2 [piano part]; Piano Quartet in F, Op. 262 no. 3 [parts], the

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 1 Dec 2010

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Cuba.

Cuba. COLLECTION OF EIGHTEEN AUTOGRAPH AND CONTEMPORARY SCRIBAL MANUSCRIPTS OF EARLY TWENTIETH-CENTURY CUBAN POPULAR SONGS AND SALSA DANCES, SIGNED BY THE COMPOSERS, INCLUDING BOLEROS, SÓN-MONTUNOS, CANCIÓNS, GUENGUERES COLOMBIANOS, CONGAS, ETC. BY MANUEL CORONA, ÑICO SAQUITO (ANTONIO FERNÁNDEZ) AND

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 1 Dec 2010

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Cuba.

Cuba. COLLECTION OF EIGHTEEN AUTOGRAPH AND CONTEMPORARY SCRIBAL MANUSCRIPTS OF EARLY TWENTIETH-CENTURY CUBAN POPULAR SONGS, SIGNED BY THE COMPOSERS, INCLUDING GUARACHAS, MONTUNOS, CANCIÓNS, RUMBAS, SÓNS, CONGAS, BOLEROS, BAMBUCOS AND CAPARICHOS CUBANOS, BY ROSENDO RUIZ, ÑICO SAQUITO AND OTHERS

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 1 Dec 2010

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Delibes, Léo.

Delibes, Léo. AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF "DÉPART, SCÈNE", FOR TENOR VOICE AND PIANO, SIGNED ("LÉO D."), AT THE END, SETTING THE POEM BY ÉMILE AUGIER ("JE VEUX OUBLIER"), written in dark brown ink on five three-stave systems, the final bars for piano on a sixth system, a working manuscript with many

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £3,000 - £4,000

Date: 1 Dec 2010

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Delius, Frederick.

Delius, Frederick. ALBERT SAMMONS'S COPY OF THE VIOLIN CONCERTO, COMPRISING THE FIRST EDITION FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY DELIUS TO SAMMONS AND ANNOTATED BY THE VIOLINIST, TOGETHER WITH SAMMONS'S AUTOGRAPH TRANSCRIPTION OF THE COMPLETE VIOLIN PART 1) Concerto for violin & piano

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 1 Dec 2010

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Delius, Frederick.

Delius, Frederick. KLAVIERKONZERT C MOLL [SCORE], VIENNA AND LEIPZIG: UNIVERSAL-EDITION, [1921], 61 pages, folio (22.2 x 26.3cm), publisher's number 3901, extensive manuscript alterations pasted over or interlined, other entries in pencil and red and green crayon, original printed wrappers, rebacked

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 1 Dec 2010

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Dittersdorf, Carl Ditters von.

Dittersdorf, Carl Ditters von. CONTEMPORARY SCRIBAL SCORE OF THE FIRST PART OF THE ORATORIO "GIOB" AND A CONTEMPORARY MANUSCRIPT SET OF PARTS FOR A SYMPHONY IN E FLAT 1) the scribal score of "Giob" notated apparently by a single scribe in brown ink on systems of varying length, with manuscript title

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 1 Dec 2010

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Elgar, Edward--Lambert, Herbert.

Elgar, Edward--Lambert, Herbert. MODERN BRITISH COMPOSERS. SEVENTEEN PORTRAITS BY HERBERT LAMBERT, LONDON: F. & B. GOODWIN LTD, 1923, CONTAINING PHOTOGRAPHS SIGNED BY ELGAR, HOWELLS AND OTHERS, AND AUTOGRAPH LETTERS SIGNED BY ELGAR, STANFORD, VAUGHAN WILLIAMS AND OTHERS the fine photographic

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 1 Dec 2010

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Furtwängler, Wilhelm.

Furtwängler, Wilhelm. AUTOGRAPH SKETCHES FOR HIS SYMPHONY NO. 3 AND AN ANNOTATED MANUSCRIPT OF HIS FANTASIE FOR PIANO, OP. 3 1) Autograph sketches for the Symphony no. 3, notated in pencil on up to six two-stave systems per page, autograph tempo headings ("Allegro...Andante...Tempo I [etc.]"), with

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £4,000 - £5,000

Date: 1 Dec 2010

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Feuillet, Raoul-Auger.

Feuillet, Raoul-Auger. CHORÉGRAPHIE OU L'ART DE DÉCRIRE LA DANCE PAR CARACTÈRES, FIGURES ET SIGNES DÉMONSTRATIFS...RECUEIL DE DANSES, COMPOSÉES PAR M. FEUILLET...RECUEIL DE DANSES COMPOSÉES PAR M. PECOUR...ET MISES SUR LE PAPIER PAR M. FEUILLET, PARIS: AUTHOR AND MICHEL BRUNET, 1700 3 parts in one

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 1 Dec 2010

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Gershwin, George.

Gershwin, George. GEORGE GERSHWIN'S SONG-BOOK, NEW-YORK: SIMON & SCHUSTER INC, 1932, INSCRIBED BY GERSHWIN "TO THE AMERICAN LIBRARY IN PARIS, BEST WISHES, GEORGE GERSHWIN, NOV 14, 1932", ON THE FLYLEAF first edition, 167 pages, 4to (c.32 x 24cms), frontispiece portrait of Gershwin by Maurice

Lot #: 31

Estimate: £3,000 - £4,000

Date: 1 Dec 2010

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Grétry, André-Ernest-Modeste.

Grétry, André-Ernest-Modeste. MANUSCRIPT OF THE BALLET SUITE FROM GRÉTRY'S OPERA LE COMTE D'ALBERT (1786), USED FOR PERFORMANCE, WITH CONTEMPORARY MARKINGS the title: "Partie de Ballet de la Suite du Comte d'Albert. Opera Tragicomique donné le 13 9bre [1786] a Fontainebleau"; the Suite comprising

Lot #: 33

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 1 Dec 2010

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Handel, George Frideric.

Handel, George Frideric. SOLOMON AN ORATORIO SET TO MUSICK, LONDON: J. WALSH, [APRIL 1749]; SUSANNA AN ORATORIO SET TO MUSICK, WALSH, [MARCH 1749] 2 works in one volume, first editions, folio (c.32 x 23cms), table of songs and privilege to both items, engraved music, ownership inscription of "Lydia

Lot #: 34

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,000

Date: 1 Dec 2010

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Handel, George Frideric.

Handel, George Frideric. ALEXANDER BALUS AN ORATORIO SET TO MUSICK, LONDON: J. WALSH, [MAY 1748]; JOSHUA AN ORATORIO SET TO MUSICK, J. WALSH, [APRIL 1748] 2 works in one volume, first editions, folio (c.31 x 23cms), table of songs and privilege to both items, engraved music, contemporary calf-backed

Lot #: 35

Estimate: £2,000 - £2,500

Date: 1 Dec 2010