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(GENTHE, ARNOLD). PADEREWSKI, IGNACE JAN (1860-1941). GREAT POLISH CONCERT PIANIST & COMPOSER AND FIRST PREMIER OF THE POLISH REPUBLIC.
Typed Letter Signed by Paderewski, with Superb Content, Framed Together with an Original Photograph of the Actress Margaret Anglin Signed by Arnold Genthe.
Palace Hotel, San Francisco, August 30th, 1915. 1915. "YOURS IS THE POWER OF GREAT ART.." - sc One page. Over 70 words typed on 10 inch high by 7 inch wide "Palace Hotel / San Francisco" stationery, with the hotels pictorial logo at the top left. In this superb letter addressed to the actress Margaret Anglin, the great concert pianist and composer expresses his admiration "Though exhausted by my performance in Festival Hall last Saturday, I went to the Greek Theater in Berkeley in the evening at your very kind invitation to see your performance of Medea and to hear the beautiful music my dear friend Damrosch wrote to it. / I was completely captivated by your wonderful performance and enjoyed every moment. / Yours is the power of great art. / With sincere admiration, I remain / Very respectfully yours," boldly signed "I. J. Paderewski" in black ink. Slightly creased and once folded for mailing, the letter is attractively matted and framed with a superb 9 inch high by 5-1/2 inch wide original photograph by Arnold Genthe. The image depicts the lovely Margaret Anglin attired as Medea, in flowing black robe with black veil. The stunning image is signed in black ink by the photographer Arnold Genthe at bottom right. A light crease to the bottom right corner of the photo touches the first two letters of the photographer's signature.

These two wonderful related items are handsomely matted together and framed under glass.

The great Polish concert pianist and composer, Ignace Jan Paderewski (1860-1941) was also the first Premier of the Polish Republic (1919).

Genthe, Arnold. Photographer. Born in Berlin in 1869, Genthe died in New Milford, CT on August 9, 1942. He studied classical philosophy, archeology, and philosophy at the Universities of Berlin and Jena, receiving a PhD in 1894. He studied at the Sorbonne in Paris from 1894 to 1895. A linguist, he was proficient in eight modern and ancient languages. Genthe moved to San Francisco in 1895 as a tutor and later opened his first photographic portrait studio. He had begun photographing as a hobby and became well known for a series of photographs showing life at the turn of the century in San Francisco's Chinatown, where old Chinese customs were still evident. To record the natural flow of life, he usually worked on the street with a concealed camera, capturing fleeting moments. He lost his equipment in the 1906 earthquake, but borrowing a camera, he compellingly documented the shattered buildings, devastating fire, and stunned survivors.

A member of San Francisco's Bohemian Club, a circle of artists and writers, Genthe had little difficulty moving amongst & photographing the artists & performers of New York when he moved to that City in 1911. His portraits, in the soft-focused romantic style popular at the time displays an insight and understanding of his subjects. Among his most famous works of that period are his much published photographs of Isadora Duncan and her troupe.

Genthe photographed hundreds of celebrities, not only from the dance and theatre world, but also financial & political personalities, including Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft and Woodrow Wilson. Initially working with gelatin dry-plate negatives and film negatives in platinum and silver prints, he began using color in 1908 and produced many well-known monochromes.

(Ref.: Browne & Partnow: Macmillan Biographical Encyclopedia of Photographic Artists and Innovators; and Witkin & London: The Photograph Collector's Guide).

Anglin, Margaret. (1876-1958). Canadian-American Actress, accounted one of the finest of her day. Wife of author/playwright Henry Hull. Born in Parliament House, Ontario, Canada. Her father, Timothy Warren Anglin (1822-1896) a Canadian journalist and legislator was twice Speaker of Dominion House of Commons, while her brother Francis Alexander Anglin (1865-1933) was a Canadian Supreme Court judge. Raised in Canada, educated at the Convent of the Sacred Heart in Montreal, she left to become a pupil at the Empire Dramatic School in New York City, when Charles Frohman engaged her for her first professional appearance (1894) in the Civil War play Shenandoah. After a season with James O'Neill's company, she joined that of E.H. Sothern. Her first outstanding success was as Roxanne in Richard Mansfield's production of Cyrano do Begerac (1898). She was later leading lady of Frohman's stock company at the Empire, appearing in a variety of plays, including Mrs. Dane's Defence, Diplomacy, and The Importance of Being Earnest. Among her later successes were The Devil's Disciple and Camille, in which she appeared with Henry Miller. "In Chicago in 1903, she unearthed an obscure poet professor named William Vaughn Moody, who had written a play called The Sabine Woman. She and Henry Miller gave it a one-night tryout in Chicago. After the first act, she discovered she did not possess sole rights to the play. She called the author in and told him the contract would have to be re-written or she would not finish the play. This was accomplished and the play went on to its conclusion. It was wildly cheered by critics. The next season she brought it to New York under the title The Great Divide. It was one of the most spectacular successes of its day and she and Mr. Miller toured it for several seasons." A tall, big-boned woman, with serene, tragic features, and a rich voice, she was said to be at her best in statuesque roles where she could employ what Percy Hammond called her "roomy technique." For roles of sheer dramatic power she was unexcelled and in 1909 she gave he first classic production, Sophocles' Antigone in the Greek Theatre in Berkely, California. It was a tumultuous success. Thousands were turned away. Yet one of her great personal triumphs was as Joan in The Trial of Joan of Arc of which Alexander Woollcott said: "As the Maid, Miss Anglin plays with an eloquence and force she never surpassed. Working against her as she enters is all the deep prejudice in favor of a slim, frail, dauntless girl. Ten minutes after she enters, you surrender, and accept her as St. Joan. By some inner power she possesses an actual transmutation takes place." She went on to play Iphegenia in Tauris and Medea, Electra and Iphigenia in Aulis; and such Shakespearean parts as Viola, Rosalind and Cleopatra, all of which she played on tour.

Although usually cast in emotional roles, she played comedy occasionally. Among her most successful were Green Stockings, Billeted, and Caroline. In the latter part of her career her best known roles were Vivian Hunt in The Woman of Bronze (1927), Lady Fairfax in Diplomacy (1929), and Lady Mary Crabbe in Fresh Fields (1935). 'In 1927, in recognition of her achievements, she was awarded the Laetare Medal of Notre Dame Univesity.

Sadly, in her later years, describing a scene which brings to mind Gloria Swanson's role in Sunset Boulevard, a young author, Harding Lemay, recounts how, planning a "comeback to the Broadway she had left a decade earlier", Margaret Anglin hired him to work Pinero's Dandy Dick into a vehicle to bring her back to the stage. In 1958, Miss Anglin died in a nursing home just outside Toronto. She was 81. Very good .

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Catalogue: Music
Keywords: MUSIC; CLASSICAL; CONCERT PIANIST; AUTOGRAPH; IGNACE JAN PADEREWSKI; COMPOSER; TYPED LETTER SIGNED; SIGNATURE; TLS; PREMIER OF THE POLISH REPUBLIC; POLAND; SUPERB CONTENT; MEDEA; MARGARET ANGLIN; ACTRESS; SHAKESPEARIAN; GREEK CLASSICS; DRAMA; ARNOLD GENTH

 LEMMENS-SHERRINGTON, HELEN (1834-1906). ENGLISH CONCERT AND OPERATIC SOPRANO., Autograph Note Signed by the English Soprano Helen Lemmens-Sherrington, Responding to a Request for Her Autograph.
LEMMENS-SHERRINGTON, HELEN (1834-1906). ENGLISH CONCERT AND OPERATIC SOPRANO.
Autograph Note Signed by the English Soprano Helen Lemmens-Sherrington, Responding to a Request for Her Autograph.
July, 1868. 1868. - Over 15 words penned on her 6-1/8 inch high by 3-7/8 inch wide "Burnham House, Finchley Road" stationery with the address and the motto "Ex Una Omnia" surrounding the image of a bird embossed in red at the top. The soprano expresses her "pleasure in complying" with the recipient's request for an autograph. Signed "H. Lemmens-Sherrington". Once folded, the note has been mounted with glue from the verso onto heavier stock which has been clipped from an album. Very good. The English concert and operatic soprano Helen Lemmens-Sherrington (1834-1906) was born in Northern England, though she spent much of her early life in Belgium studying at the Brussels Conservatory. Her London debut came in 1856 after having performed throughout Europe. Though she mostly sang roles in concert performances through the earlier part of her career, she started appearing in operatic soprano roles in the first half of the 1860's, performing at Covent Garden among other leading theaters. She later taught at the Brussels Conservatory as well as London's Royal Academy of Music and the Royal Manchester College of Music. Very good .
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Keywords: MUSIC; OPERA; CLASSICAL; CONCERT; SINGER; HELEN LEMMENS-SHERRINGTON; SOPRANO; AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED; SIGNATURE; NINETEENTH CENTURY; 19TH CENTURY; BRUSSELS CONSERVATORY; COVENT GARDENS; ROYAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC; THE ROYAL MANCHESTER COLLEGE OF MUSIC.

 
GREENE, HARRY PLUNKET. (1865-1936). IRISH BARITONE SINGER, MOST FAMOUS IN THE FORMAL CONCERT AND ORATORIO REPERTOIRE. HE ALSO WROTE A CLASSIC BOOK ON FLY-FISHING.
Four Autograph Letters Signed by the Famous Irish Baritone Singer Harry Plunket Greene.
London, U.K.: March 17, 1924-Oct. 27, 1927. 1927. - Small octavo [approximately 7 inches high by 4-3/8 inches wide]. The 4 letters dated "March 17, 1924", "July 27, 1924", "Jan. 17, 1926" and "Oct. 27, 1927" are penned in black ink on his personalized letterhead with his Kensington address printed in the top right corner. Three of the letters fill 1-1/2 to 1-2/3 sides of the letterhead. The 7/27/24 letter fills 2 sheets of letterhead [4 sides]. All four are signed "Yours ever, H. P. Greene". The letters are lightly bumped & soiled with small stains to the 1st side of the 1st letter & a few light ink stains to the 3rd letter. The letters have been folded once for mailing with a tiny tear to the right side of the fold & to the top edge of the 1st letter. Very good.

Irish baritone Harry Plunket Greene made a notable contribution to British musical life not only through his concerts and recitals but also by writing and lecturing on his art, and in the field of competitions and examinations. He studied for two years at the Stuttgart Conservatory under Hromada, made his debut in "The Messiah" in 1888, and his operatic debut at Covent Garden in 1890. Thereafter he chose to make his career in recital. During the 1890s he became one of the foremost British interpreters of the German lieder, giving the first complete public performance of Schumann's "Dichterliebe" to be heard in London in 1895. He was much admired for his style, musicianship and intelligence. He created the title part in Hubert Parry's "Job" and was the original exponent or dedicatee of many of Parry's lyrical works. Charles Villiers Stanford wrote "Songs of the Sea" for him. He was a friend of Elgar and was the original baritone in the first performance of Elgar's "Dream of Gerontius" under Hans Richter in 1900.

This is a wonderful selection of the singer's correspondence, with many musical references. The letters, written in a somewhat difficult handwriting, are friendly, informal and at times teasingly affectionate. They are addressed to "Dear Griffin", and from the content it is clear that Griffin was a singer and Plunket Greene was his teacher or mentor: "I have just heard from Bowman [Paget Bowman of British National Opera Company] that a letter will arrive for you next Wednesday asking you to go down and play 'Pagliacci'..Let's run through it again before you go" [3/17/24]; "As soon as you have mastered time and can have a picture in your mind of the shape of phrases [you] will be able to go where you like and carry all before you.." [7/27/24]; "Don't forget that it is the word and not the note which pulls you out of your difficulties & that in the word it is the consonant & not the vowel which links up with the engine.." [7/27/24].

There are a number of references to other musicians. Plunket Greene writes of the British National Opera Company: "The B.N.O. wound up opening here. He [Bowman?] evicted Percy Pitt and got back Fred Austin & the change is little short of miraculous. The whole company shot up in style like a flower.." [7/27/24]. Conductor Percy Pitt left the BNOC in 1924 and became Principal Conductor at Covent Garden. There is a somewhat illegible reference here to Vaughan Williams' "Hugh the Drover" which was in the BNOC's repertoire and was first performed at His Majesty's Theatre on 7/14/24. In the same letter Plunket Greene writes of the death of cellist Victor Herbert, whom he would presumably have known from his time studying in Stuttgart: "Poor old Victor Herbert; I remember him so well. It is queer to look back on the time when he was principal cello in the Stuttgart orchestra in the '80s..". On October 27, 1927, he writes of the all-girl harmony singing trio formed in 1924 by Pearl [Hamilton] Santos, Violet Hamilton and Jessie Fordyce: "The Hamilton Sisters & Fordyce are just A1 as they are. I wouldn't interfere with them for anything. It's just perfect in its way. I do trust they leave things alone, not try to change."

Interestingly, in the 7/27/24 letter Plunket Greene makes a passing reference to proofreading his classic book on fly-fishing, "Where the Bright Waters Meet", which was published that year: "My fishing book will be out first week in September ". Taken together, these letters offer a delightful insight into the mind and personality of an important musical figure. Very good .

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Keywords: MUSIC; MUSICIANS; SINGER; IRISH; BARITONE; HARRY PLUNKET GREENE; AUTOGRAPH LETTERS SIGNED; SIGNATURE; PAGET BOWMAN; BRITISH NATIONAL OPERA COMPANY; PERCY PITTS; FRED AUSTIN; CLASSICAL MUSIC; COLLECTION; VICTOR HERBERT; HAMILTON SISTERS; JESSIE FORDYCE; FL

 
BALES, RICHARD. (B. 1915). AMERICAN CONDUCTOR AND COMPOSER. HE ARRANGED THE POPULAR COLLECTION OF SOUTHERN SONGS, "THE CONFEDERACY".
Autograph Musical Quotation Signed by Richard Bales American Conductor and Composer. He Arranged the Popular Collection of Southern Songs, "the Confederacy".
1971. 1971. - 6 bars of "String Quartet in D" penned on a 12-1/2 inch high by 9-1/4 inch wide sheet of ruled music paper, inscribed and signed below the music: "For .. / With the best wishes of the composer, / Richard Bales / 7/26/71". The top corners of the music paper are lightly creased. The sheet has been folded twice for mailing & there is slight creasing to & 2 tiny chips out of the margins at the folds. Very good. Very good .
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Keywords: MUSIC; CLASSICAL; COMPOSER; CONDUCTOR; RICHARD BALES; AMQS; A.M.Q.S.; AUTOGRAPH MUSICAL QUOTATION SIGNED; INSCRIBED; STRING QUARTET IN D; CHAMBER MUSIC.

 SEREBRIER, JOSE. (B. 1938). URUGUAYAN CONDUCTOR AND COMPOSER, ONE OF THE MOST RECORDED CONDUCTORS OF HIS GENERATION., Autograph New Year's Greeting to City Center Producer Jean Dalrymple on an Index Card Signed by Uruguayan Conductor and Composer Jose Serebrier with a Bar of Music Penned Above His Name.
SEREBRIER, JOSE. (B. 1938). URUGUAYAN CONDUCTOR AND COMPOSER, ONE OF THE MOST RECORDED CONDUCTORS OF HIS GENERATION.
Autograph New Year's Greeting to City Center Producer Jean Dalrymple on an Index Card Signed by Uruguayan Conductor and Composer Jose Serebrier with a Bar of Music Penned Above His Name.
December 31, 1975. 1975. - New Year's greeting penned on the lined side of a 3 inch high by 5 inch wide index card. Signer "Jose" above his typed surname and with a bar of music penned above the signature. Fine The message, dated "Dec. 31, 1975" at top right, reads: "Dear Jean: / Bon Apetit, / and Happy New Year,". Jose Serebrier [b. 1938] is an Uruguayan conductor and composer. He first conducted at the age of eleven with his school orchestra which toured the country. He graduated from the Municipal School of Music in Montevideo and subsequently won the National Orchestra's composition contest with his "Legend of Faust". He studied conducting with Eleazar de Carvalho and Aaron Copland at Tanglewood and with Pierre Monteux. His first symphony, written at age 17, was conducted by Leopold Stokowski. Thereafter he held many conducting posts and toured widely with a number of orchestras. He was one of the most frequently recorded conductors of his generation. Jean Dalrymple (1902-1998) was the dynamic producer and director of theater and light-opera at Manhattan's City Center. Dalrymple began her career in Vaudeville, appearing with James Cagney and Cary Grant in the early 1930s. She was a founding member of the American Theatre Wing, the theatre service organization. She worked over the years as a personal manager for the likes of Leopold Stokowski, Mary Martin, Jose Iturbi, Andre Kostalanetz, Nathan Milstein, and Lily Pons. She began her work at City Center with its founding in 1943, serving as a board member, producer, and publicist. Her productions there from the 1940s through the 1960s were a revitalizing influence on the whole New York theatre scene. In 1951, Jean Dalrymple married Major-General Philip deWitt Ginder, commander of the Thunderbirds in Korea. She was a friend to Presidents and entertainment personalities throughout the world. Fine .
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Keywords: MUSIC; URUGUAYAN MUSICIAN; AUTOGRAPH NEW YEAR'S GREETING TO CITY CENTER PRODUCER JEAN DALRYMPLE SIGNED BY URUGUAYAN CONDUCTOR AND COMPOSER JOSE SEREBRIER WITH A BAR OF MUSIC PENNED ABOVE HIS NAME; SIGNATURE; AUTOGRAPH MUSICAL QUOTATION.

 SEREBRIER, JOSE. (B. 1938). URUGUAYAN CONDUCTOR AND COMPOSER, ONE OF THE MOST RECORDED CONDUCTORS OF HIS GENERATION., Typed Letter Signed by Uruguayan Conductor and Composer Jose Serebrier to His Friend City Center Producer Jean Dalrymple About Concerts He Has Been Invited to Conduct with the American Symphony Orchestra and a Forthcoming Feature Article About Him.
SEREBRIER, JOSE. (B. 1938). URUGUAYAN CONDUCTOR AND COMPOSER, ONE OF THE MOST RECORDED CONDUCTORS OF HIS GENERATION.
Typed Letter Signed by Uruguayan Conductor and Composer Jose Serebrier to His Friend City Center Producer Jean Dalrymple About Concerts He Has Been Invited to Conduct with the American Symphony Orchestra and a Forthcoming Feature Article About Him.
New York, November 3, 1983. 1983. - Nearly 400 words typed on his 11-3/4 inch high by 8-1/4 inch wide personal stationery. In his letter, Serebrier informs his friend City Center Producer Jean Dalrymple that he has "been invited to conduct a pair of concerts with the American Symphony Orchestra in November 1984." "It will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the World Premiere of the Symphony No.4 by Ives.." He goes on to mention that a feature article about him is to appear in "Symphony News" magazine and asks if she could get a copy for him and perhaps interest both U.P. and A.P. to cover it. Thinking of the publicity potential of the article, he suggests that Carnegie Hall Magazine or Bravo Magazine might be interested in subsequently reprinting the article. Signed "Jose". Jean Dalrymple has subsequently drawn a line through the text indicating she had read the letter. Folded in half horizontally for mailing. Near fine. Jose Serebrier [b. 1938] is an Uruguayan conductor and composer. He first conducted at the age of eleven with his school orchestra which toured the country. He graduated from the Municipal School of Music in Montevideo and subsequently won the National Orchestra's composition contest with his "Legend of Faust". He studied conducting with Eleazar de Carvalho and Aaron Copland at Tanglewood and with Pierre Monteux. His first symphony, written at age 17, was conducted by Leopold Stokowski. Thereafter he held many conducting posts and toured widely with a number of orchestras. He was one of the most frequently recorded conductors of his generation. Jean Dalrymple (1902-1998) was the dynamic producer and director of theater and light-opera at Manhattan's City Center. Dalrymple began her career in Vaudeville, appearing with James Cagney and Cary Grant in the early 1930s. She was a founding member of the American Theatre Wing, the theatre service organization. She worked over the years as a personal manager for the likes of Leopold Stokowski, Mary Martin, Jose Iturbi, Andre Kostalanetz, Nathan Milstein, and Lily Pons. She began her work at City Center with its founding in 1943, serving as a board member, producer, and publicist. Her productions there from the 1940s through the 1960s were a revitalizing influence on the whole New York theatre scene. In 1951, Jean Dalrymple married Major-General Philip deWitt Ginder, commander of the Thunderbirds in Korea. She was a friend to Presidents and entertainment personalities throughout the world. Fine .
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Keywords: MUSIC; URUGUAYAN MUSICIAN; AUTOGRAPH; TYPED LETTER SIGNED; SIGNATURE; CITY CENTER PRODUCER JEAN DALRYMPLE: URUGUAYAN CONDUCTOR AND COMPOSER; JOSE SEREBRIER; TWENTIETH CENTURY; 20TH CENTURY; CONCERTS; AMERICAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA; CHARLES IVES; SYMPHONY NO.

 SORIA, DARIO. (1912-1980). OPERA CONNOISSEUR AND FOUNDER OF ANGEL RECORDS., Autograph Letter Signed by Dario Soria Founder of Angel Records to City Center Producer Jean Dalrymple.
SORIA, DARIO. (1912-1980). OPERA CONNOISSEUR AND FOUNDER OF ANGEL RECORDS.
Autograph Letter Signed by Dario Soria Founder of Angel Records to City Center Producer Jean Dalrymple.
New York: circa [1970]. [1970]. - 55 words penned in black ink on a sheet of his personalized letterhead, 10-1/2 inches high by 7-1/4 inches wide, with his name & address printed at top left. Signed 'Un grande abbraccio / Dario". There is light creasing to the top edge of the letter with a one-word ink notation in the lower left corner. Very good.

Dated August 10, 1978: "Finally here it is -- Sorry for the delay -- Dorle's [his wife's] and my mind were not with it for a while..If you do not get Opera News I thought you might like to see the very nice 'farewell'.."

Jean Dalrymple (1902-1998) was the dynamic producer and director of theater and light-opera at Manhattan's City Center. Very good .

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 SAINTON-DOLBY, CHARLOTTE (1821-1885). ENGLISH CONTRALTO AND COMPOSER., Autograph Note Signed by the English Contralto, Composer and Singing Teacher Charlotte Sainton-Dolby.
SAINTON-DOLBY, CHARLOTTE (1821-1885). ENGLISH CONTRALTO AND COMPOSER.
Autograph Note Signed by the English Contralto, Composer and Singing Teacher Charlotte Sainton-Dolby.
19th Century. 19th Century. Very good. - 14 words penned on 5-1/2 inch high by 4-3/8 inch wide "5, Upper Wimpole Street" stationery, with the address embossed in red at the top. The English singer and composer responds to a request for her autograph "I have much pleasure in granting your request.." Signed "Charlotte H. Sainton". Once folded for mailing with clipped corners, the note is mounted with glue from the verso onto heavier stock clipped from an album. Very good. Born Charlotte Helen Dolby, the English contralto Charlotte Sainton-Dolby (1821-1885) studied under Domenico Crivelli at the Royal Academy of Music, and first appeared at a Royal Philharmonic Society concert in 1841. She married the violinist Prosper Sainton and, after retiring from singing, she met with with some success as a composer. Her compositions include: "The Legend of St Dorothea", "The Story of the Faithful Soul" , and "Florimel. Very good .
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Keywords: MUSIC; CLASSICAL; SINGER; ENCLISH CONTRALTO; CHARLOTTE ELLEN DOLBY; CHARLOTTE SAINTON-DOLBY; AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED; SIGNATURE; NINETEENTH CENTURY; 19TH CENTURY; COMPOSER; SINGING TEACHER.

 
(COPLAND, AARON). BERGER, ARTHUR
Aaron Copland
New York: Oxford University Press, 1953. 1953. New York: Oxford University Press, 1953. 1953. Very good. - Octavo, cloth in a dust wrapper. The tail of the spine is slightly soiled. The dust jacket is rubbed & lightly chipped with a small piece out of the bottom corner of the front panel. vii & 120 pages. Illustrated with a black-and-white portrait frontispiece & with music staves. Very good in a good dust wrapper.

First edition. Very good .

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 COPLAND, AARON., I Bought Me a Cat. Adapted by Aaron Copland. Transcribed for Three Part Men's Chorus and Solos by Irving Fine.
COPLAND, AARON.
I Bought Me a Cat. Adapted by Aaron Copland. Transcribed for Three Part Men's Chorus and Solos by Irving Fine.
(New York): Boosey & Hawkes, (1952). (1952). (New York): Boosey & Hawkes, (1952). (1952). Very good. - Tall octavo, softcover, unbound self-wraps. 4 cream-colored sheets are folded once to form 16 pages, each 10-3/8 inches high by 6-3/4 inches wide. Title page with pictorial border of singing heads down the left margin & 15 pages of music. The edges of the last page are darkened. Very good. First edition of this version. "Reference Copy" is stamped on the title page. I Bought Me a Cat is a children's song on the lines of Old MacDonald, with a verse repeating and adding a new animal with each repeat [the last "animal" being a wife]. The accompaniment imitates the barnyard sounds of the cat, duck, goose, hen, pig, horse and cow. I Bought Me a Cat is one of five American folk tunes which Copland arranged at the request of Benjamin Britten, who planned to program them in his Aldeburgh Music and Art Festival. Copland wrote this first set of Old American Songs for male soloist and piano in 1950 and they were premiered in June of that year by Peter Pears with Britten at the piano. Very good .
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Keywords: MUSIC; AMERICAN MUSIC; AMERICAN COMPOSER; AARON COPLAND; FOLK SONG; I BOUGHT ME A CAT; CHILDREN'S SONG; BENJAMIN BRITTEN; MUSIC AND ART FESTIVAL, ALDEBURGH; SCORE; IRVING FINE; TRANSCRIPTION FOR THREE PART MEN'S CHORUS AND SOLOS; FIRST EDITION OF

 COPLAND, AARON., The Dodger. Adapted by Aaron Copland. Transcribed for Baritone Solo and Four Part Men's Chorus by Irving Fine.
COPLAND, AARON.
The Dodger. Adapted by Aaron Copland. Transcribed for Baritone Solo and Four Part Men's Chorus by Irving Fine.
(New York): Boosey & Hawkes, (1952). (1952). (New York): Boosey & Hawkes, (1952). (1952). Good. - Tall octavo, softcover, unbound self-wraps. 2 cream-colored sheets are folded once to form 8 pages, each 10-3/8 inches high by 6-3/4 inches wide, plus an additional single leaf. Title page with pictorial border of singing heads down the left margin & 8 pages of music. There are a few small stains & some very light foxing to the title page & its left edge is darkened. The last page of music is darkened & lightly foxed. The bottom page corners are lightly bumped. Good. First edition of this version. "Complimentary Copy" is stamped on the title page. The Dodger Song is a 19th-century American folksong, which was apparently used by the progressives as a campaign song to belittle Republican James G. Blaine. The Dodger is one of five American folk tunes which Copland arranged at the request of Benjamin Britten, who planned to program them in his Aldeburgh Music and Art Festival. Copland wrote this first set of Old American Songs for male soloist and piano in 1950 and they were premiered in June of that year by Peter Pears with Britten at the piano. Good .
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COLUMBIA CONCERTS CORPORATION.
Presenting the World's Most Distinguished Concert Artists: Famous Vocalists, Instrumentalists and Attractions Available for Concerts, Recitals, Orchestras, Opera, Radio and Other Engagements.
New York: Columbia Concerts Corporation, 1935. 1935. New York: Columbia Concerts Corporation, 1935. 1935. Good. - Quarto [13 inches high by 10 inches wide], spiral-bound in black boards backed with black cloth and titled in gilt on the front cover & spine. The binding is rubbed with the paper torn at the corners. The titling on the spine is faded and the head & tail of the spine are chipped. [67] unnumbered pages. Profusely illustrated with portraits of musicians, many of them full-page. Good.

A sumptuously illustrated book of portraits of musicians, with color borders and backgrounds. Many of the portraits are full-page, including those of Heifetz, Menuhin, Lotte Lehmann, Iturbi, Albert Spalding, Rose Bampton, Harold Bauer, Milstein, Piatigorsky, Szigeti, Segovia, Gigli, Robert Casadesus, Brailowsky and Toscha Seidel.

Limited edition of 1,000 numbered copies. Good .

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Keywords: MUSIC; MUSICIANS; PORTRAITS; COLUMBIA CONCERTS CORPORATION; PRESENTING THE WORLD'S MOST DISTINGUISHED CONCERT ARTISTS: FAMOUS VOCALISTS, INSTRUMENTALISTS AND ATTRACTIONS AVAILABLE FOR CONCERTS, RECITALS, ORCHESTRAS, OPERA, RADIO AND OTHER ENGAGEMENTS.

 COSTA, MICHAEL (1808-1884). ITALIAN-BORN COMPOSER & CONDUCTOR WHO ACHIEVED SUCCESS IN ENGLAND., Autograph Letter Signed by the Italian-Born Composer & Conductor Michael Costa.
COSTA, MICHAEL (1808-1884). ITALIAN-BORN COMPOSER & CONDUCTOR WHO ACHIEVED SUCCESS IN ENGLAND.
Autograph Letter Signed by the Italian-Born Composer & Conductor Michael Costa.
Eccleston St. S.W. [London], March 13th, 1866. 1866. Eccleston St. S.W. [London], March 13th, 1866. 1866. Good. - Over 39 words penned on a 7 inch high by 4-3/8 inch wide sheet of buff paper with an attached blank leaf. Michael Costa writes to arrange a meeting with the recipient: "On Thursday I am engaged in the morning, but if you can come in the afternoon at 1/2 past three o'clock.." He then closes with "Hoping your cold is better, believe me truly yours", signed "M. Costa". Folded twice horizontally for mailing, the letter is slightly soiled. Remnants of gray paper adhering to the right edge of the verso of the blank page would suggest that the letter was once mounted in an album. Good.

The Italian-born conductor and composer Michael Costa (1808-1884) studied in Naples with his father at the Real Collegia di Musica and later with Niccolo Antonio Zingarelli. Although most of his works disappeared into obscurity, he composed a significant number of operas, symphonies and cantatas. After a visit to Birmingham, he settled in England. In 1830, working as a conductor at His Majesty's Theatre, Costa was able to influence many changes there and subsequently at Covent Garden. He was admired by Meyerbeer and Verdi. Having conducted several orchestras, he took on English citizenship and was subsequently knighted in 1869. Among those compositions which survived are his ballets "Kenilworth", "Une Heure a Naples", "Sir Huon" and "Alma". His operas "Malek Adhel" and "Don Carlos" were produced in Paris and London. Good .

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Catalogue: Music
Keywords: MUSIC; CLASSICAL; OPERA; AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED; MICHAEL COSTA; COMPOSER; CONDUCTOR; ITALIAN-BORN ENGLISH COMPOSER; BALLETS; DON CARLOS; KENILWORTH; ALMA; NINETEENTH CENTURY; A.L.S.; ALS; 19TH CENTURY; MEETING.

 COWELL, HENRY (1897-1965). PIONEERING AMERICAN COMPOSER., Autograph Letter Signed by the American Composer Henry Cowell, Correcting an Error in the Numbering of His Hymn and Fuguing Tune No. 18.
COWELL, HENRY (1897-1965). PIONEERING AMERICAN COMPOSER.
Autograph Letter Signed by the American Composer Henry Cowell, Correcting an Error in the Numbering of His Hymn and Fuguing Tune No. 18.
New York, January 4, 1965. 1965. - Over 40 words penned in blue ink on 4 inch high by 6 inch wide cream paper. In his note, apparently addressed to a music publisher, the pioneering modern American composer Henry Cowell expresses his concerns that an error was made in numbering his "Hymn and Fuguing #18": "A mistake was made in numbering my duet for two saxophones (of which you have the masters)". Cowell then asks: "could you please informally scratch out 17 and put in 18 instead?" and concludes with his "Hearty Greetings". Signed "Henry Cowell". Folded for mailing with the date of receipt "Jan 6 1965" stamped in red at the top and minor staining from a paper clip to the top left. Very good. The work to which Cowell refers is his "Hymn and Fuguing Tume No. 18 for Soprano Saxophone and Contrabass Saxophone". The error most probably occurred because Hymn an Fuguing Tune No. 17 was deliberately left unnumbered. It was titled "Gravely and Vigorously", for solo cello, and was composed in response to President Kennedy's assassination. The American composer Henry Cowell (1897-1965) was strongly influenced by Oriental music as well as Irish and Midwestern folk tunes. Exploring the music of Africa, Java, and India, he revolutionized American music with innovations such as tone clusters and directly plucking the piano's strings. Very good .
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Keywords: MUSIC; CLASSICAL; MODERN MUSIC; PIONEER; COMPOSER; HENRY COWELL; AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED; SIGNATURE; 20TH CENTURY; TWENTIETH CENTURY; HYMN AND FUGUING TUNE NO. 18 FOR SAXOPHONE AND CONTRABASS SAXOPHONE; MISTAKE IN NUMBERING; DUET FOR TWO SAXOPHONES.

 
COWELL, HENRY.
Maestoso for Piano: New Music. A Quarterly of Modern Compositions. Volume 14, Number 1. October 1940.
New York, NY: The New Music Edition Corporation, 1940. 1940. - Quarto, 11 inches high by 8-1/2 inches wide. Softcover, bound in stapled orange wraps, titled and decorated in black on the front cover. The corners of the covers are lightly bumped. 7 pages. There is some offsetting to 2 of the pages apparently from some musical notations which had once been laid in. Very good. First separate edition of Henry Cowell's composition "Maestoso" after publication in the "New Music" quarterly. As per the biographical notes at the end of the composition: "Henry Cowell was born at Menlo Park, California in the year 1897. After having composed over one hundred works without instruction, he studied under Charles Seeger at the University of California, under R. Huntington Woodman at the Institute of Applied Music in New York, and later with a Guggenheim Fellowship under Prof. Erich Von Hornbostel at the University of Berlin. He has composed over seven hundred works for orchestra, chamber combinations, voice, and piano solo; and has been a pioneer in the use of a number of different sorts of new musical materials, although his style is eclectic, and has never been exclusively 'Modernistic' or 'Classical'. He founded New Music in 1927, and is now an editor of this periodical. He has worked toward the furthering of contemporary American and other composers through writing books and articles, forming publication and recording organizations, and organizing concerts... Very good .
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Keywords: MUSIC; CLASSICAL; MODERN; MODERNIST; NEW MUSIC; A QUARTERLY OF MODERN COMPOSITIONS; VOLUME 14, NUMBER 1; OCTOBER 1940; HENRY COWELL; MAESTOSO FOR PIANO; TWENTIETH CENTURY; 20TH CENTURY.

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