We will be exhibiting at the 88th annual meeting of the

MUSIC LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

in St. Louis, Missouri, February 20th - 23rd

and look forward to seeing you there

should you be in attendance!

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*  RECENT SALES  *

 

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

  • The first edition of the 7th Symphony, inscribed by the composer to his  “Immortal Beloved” Antonie Brentano.
  • Two pages of autograph sketches for the third movement of the Piano Sonata No. 29, Op. 106, the Hammerklavier.
  • A corrected proof of the first edition of the Trois Sonates, Op. 2, dedicated to Haydn, the amendations possibly made under the composer's direction.

 

FRANZ LISZT

  • The autograph of the second version of the Totentanz for piano and orchestra, 28 pp., ca. 1831-1855.

 

FELIX MENDELSSOHN

  • Sechs Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 30, the published score with extensive autograph corrections and annotations in ink in the hand of the composer throughout.

 

FRANCIS POULENC

  • An archive consisting of 10 autograph musical manuscripts, 11 signed and inscribed printed scores, and over 100 autograph letters.

 

ALESSANDRO SCARLATTI

  • The autograph musical manuscript of the composer’s solo cantata for alto and basso continuo Quante le grazie son, signed, dated June 4, 1703.

 

ALFRED SCHNITTKE

  • "The Anne Potter Wilson Music Library at the Blair School of Music (Vanderbilt University) is pleased to announce the acquisition of two autograph manuscripts by composer Alfred Schnittke (1934-1998). The manuscripts were purchased from J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians. The two manuscripts - Epilogue for Violoncello, Piano and Tape and Sinfonisches Vorspiel - are from Schnittke's mature period, and are dated 1993 and 1994, respectively. Epilogue was written for Russian cellist Mstislav Rostropovich, and is an arrangement from the concluding part of Schnittke's ballet score Peer Gynt (1986). Sinfonisches Vorspiel is a work for large orchestra, dedicated to the conductor Gerd Albrecht, who gave the work's first performance with the Philharmonisches Staatsorchester in the Hamburg Musikhalle on 6 November 199i4. Both scores are densely packed with erasures, cancellations, corrections, and indications of scoring." Holling Smith-Borne, Vanderbilt University, in Notes for NOTES, Volume 74, No. 3, March 2018

 

ROBERT SCHUMANN

  • Autograph musical manuscripts of two songs, Mein Garten and Geisternähe, Op. 77, Nos. 2 and 3, with an autograph inscription in the hand of Clara Schumann.

 

IGOR STRAVINSKY

Archive of Annotated Proofs, &c.

  • "The Fondren Library at Rice University is pleased to announce its acquisition of an important archive of the works of Igor Sravsinky, through J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians, from the collection of the composer's son, Soulima Stravinsky. The archive consists of annotated proofs containing significant corrections, alterations, and annotations in Stravinsky's hand, autograph and copyist manuscripts, and associated material, and has not previously been available for scholarly research. The collection will be cataloged with appropriate conservation measures and housed in the Fondren Library's Woodson Research Center." Mary Brower, Rice University, in Notes for NOTES, Volume 74, No. 4, June 2018

 

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VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPHS OF SINGERS

A GALLERY OF SINGERS PHOTOGRAPHS

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VERDI in Autograph Letters, First Editions, &c.

A sampling of musical memorabilia associated with one of the greatest composers of opera in the Western tradition

Giuseppe Verdi in Letters, Scores, Pictures, &c.

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