About Us

HISTORY
Our firm was established in 1977 by John and Jude Lubrano. Since that time, we have issued over 60 catalogues and specialized lists offering autograph musical manuscripts and letters of composers; rare printed music; rare books on music and dance; and original prints, drawings and ephemera relating to music and dance, and have come to be recognized as among the leading international dealers in antiquarian music and dance material.
 
CLIENTELE
Our clientele includes both private collectors and many of the most prestigious libraries and museums worldwide. We continually strive to offer material that will complement our customers' interests, whether they be scholars, collectors, or institutions. We pride ourselves on individualized service, and actively offer new acquisitions to customers whose particular interests are known to us. All of our catalogued inventory may be viewed on our website, which is updated regularly. We also publish printed catalogues and specialized lists from time to time and would be happy to add your name to our mailing list should you wish to receive these.
 
PURCHASE AND APPRAISAL
We are always interested in purchasing both individual items and collections in our specialties and welcome inquiries from individuals, estates, and institutions.  

We have been involved in the appraisal or sale of many important music and dance archives since the establishment of our firm in 1977 including:

Composers
Bela Bartok/Etelka Freund; Irving Berlin; George W. Chadwick; Edward T. Cone; John Corigliano; Richard Danielpour; David Del Tredici; David Diamond; David Felder; Morton Feldman; Arthur Foote; Vittorio Giannini; Ray Green; W.C. Handy; Lorenz Hart; Howard Hanson; Karel Husa; Erich Itor Kahn; Ulysses Kay; Earl Kim; Ernst Krenek; Steve Lacy; Richard Mohaupt; Julian Orbon; Wallingford Riegger; Ned Rorem; Hugo Weisgall

Instrumentalists
Igor Kipnis; Louis Krasner; Wanda Landowska/Denise Restout; Artur Rubinstein; Isaac Stern

Opera
Lorenzo Alvary; Patricia Brooks; Sarah Caldwell; Roberta Peters

Jazz
Duke Ellington; Gil Evans; Mabel Mercer; Charlie Mingus; Billy Strayhorn

Musicologists
Howard Mayer Brown; James Coover; Edward O.D. Downes; David Lewin; Tillman Merritt; Laurence Picken; Franklin Zimmerman

Collectors
Robert Owen Lehman (The Robert Owen Lehman Collection of Autograph Musical Manuscripts); Bruce Kovner (The Juilliard Manuscript Collection); Sidney Cox (Verdi); Sam de Vincent (American popular sheet music); Kurt Ganzl (musical theatre); Jacob Lateiner (Beethoven, Chopin, Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, etc.); Kurt Stein (American military sheet music)

Dance 
Parmenia Migel Ekstrom (the Stravinsky-Diaghilev Foundation); George Verdak (ballet master of the Indianapolis Ballet)

Libraries and Collections
The BMI Collection; the Harvard Musical Association; the Louisville Project

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
We are long-standing members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America; the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers; the Professional Autograph Dealers' Association; the Manuscript Society; the Music Library Association; the American Musicological Society; the Society for American Music; and the Society of Dance History Scholars.

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