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Albert, Eugen d’ (1864-1932)

Fine signed cabinet photograph

Scottish-born German pianist and composer. Fine signed and inscribed cabinet photograph “für P. Redl zur freundlichen Erinnerung an Eugen d’Albert”. 4.25 x 6.5 inch. Wien, 1917 February 21. Photo by C. Brasch, Berlin. Inscribed to Paul Redl, répétiteur and later dirigent of the Vienna State Opera. Mounting residue on verso, else fine condition. Uncommon in signed photographs.

Price: $ 375 / € 290

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Armstrong, Louis (1901-1971)

Vintage signed photograph

Louis Armstrong, nicknamed Satchmo, American jazz trumpeter and singer from New Orleans, Louisiana. Armstrong appeared in more than a dozen Hollywood films, usually playing a band leader or musician. His most familiar role was as the bandleader cum narrator in the 1956 musical, High Society, in which he sang the title song and performed a duet with Bing Crosby on "Now You Has Jazz". Vintage signed photograph. Signed in blue fountain pen by Louis “Best wishes From Louis Armstrong 6/1/36”, 5.0 x 7.0 inch. The promotional image issued by Brunswick depicting a very young Armstrong, standing in half length pose, alongside a recording microphone. Minor corner crease, else good condition. Uncommon and fine early example.

 

Price: $ 950 / € 730

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Backhaus, Wilhelm (1884–1969)

German pianist known for his interpretations of Beethoven and romantic music. Vintage signed album page “Wilhelm Backhaus”. 5.75 x 7.0 inch, signed in dark black ink next to a mounted black and white photograph. Slightly discolored, minor stains, small scratch on photograph, else good condition.

Price: $ 90 / € 70

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Baker, Josephine (1906-1975)

Signature matted with photograph

American-born French dancer, singer and actress. Signature “Josephine Baker”. 1p., piece of paper with “China” printed in the upper left corner, 7.25 x 4.7.5 inch. Additional salutation in Baker’s hand: “Avec mes meilleurs souvenir” and dated by her “1946”. Handsomely matted in green with a photograph to an overall of 8.25 x 11.5 inch. Good condition.

Price: $ 310 / € 240

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Bartók, Béla (1881-1945)

Excellent signature matted with photograph

Hungarian composer and pianist. He is considered one of the most important composers of the 20th century. Ink signature “Béla Bartók”. 4.75 x 3.5 inch, probably a page from an autograph album, n.p., n.d. Handsomely matted in gray with a photograph of Bartók to an overall of 7.75 x 11.75 inch. Excellent condition. Both items removable affixed with photo corners.

Price: $ 790 / € 610

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Berlioz, Hector (1803-1869)

Fine autographed letter signed

French Romantic composer, best known for his compositions Symphonie fantastique and Grande messe des morts (Requiem). Autographed letter signed “H. Berlioz”. 1p. (double-page), 4.25 x 5.25 inch. N.p., Mardi matin (Tuesday morning). In French, addressed to a “Chère Madam”. Berlioz informs the lady that she should come with Mademoiselle D’ortigue (daughter of music writer and Berlioz-sympathizer Joseph D’ortigue, 1802-1866) in the lodge no. 64, second place. He has reserved two seats. Fine condition.

 

Price: $ 1,280 / € 1.050

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Callas, Maria (1923-1977)

Signed photograph

Greek-American soprano, and one of the most renowned and influential opera singers of the 20th century. Large vintage signed photograph, probably from a concert program. 9.75 x 8.5 inch, n.p., n.d. Signed in ballpoint pen “Maria Callas”. Excellent condition. Verso shows a photograph of tenor Giuseppe di Stefano.

 

Price: $ 845 / € 650

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Caruso, Enrico (1873-1921)

Uncommon signed cabinet-photograph

World renowned Italian tenor usually considered the greatest operatic tenor ever, and he was the first opera star to make best-selling recordings, beginning around 1903, which are still in print to this day. Desirable and uncommon cabinet-photograph signed “Enrico Caruso”. 4.0 x 6.25 inch, Berlin 1906. Signed and inscribed in French with a date of Berlin 1906. Published by T. Massak of Prague. Mounted to a same size piece of paper, else fine. Unusual, Caruso is more common in signed postcard-photos.

Price: $ 845 / € 650

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Caruso, Enrico (1873-1921)

Autographed letter signed “you would have been a real monkey”

World renowned Italian tenor usually considered the greatest operatic tenor ever and the first opera star to make best-selling recordings, beginning around 1903, which are still in print to this day. Autographed letter signed “Caruso”. Two pages on two adjoining sheets, 5.75 x 7.25 inch (folded), Villa Bellosguardo, Florence, no date. Letter to “Cara Graziella.” Half in Italian and half in French. In full (translated): “My dear Graziella, Thank you so much for your nice letter. I am happy to know you finally are studying singing. If you had not done it you would have been a real monkey. So study well and you will see that you’ll become a real canary instead, which it will be a pleasure to hear singing. I am here working hard trying to keep up with both houses. It is really hard. Thanks for your nice words and my very best to you”. In fine condition, with central horizontal and vertical folds and some wrinkling along right and left edge.

Price: $ 760 / € 590

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Chevalier, Maurice (1888-1972)

Vintage large signed photograph

French actor, cabaret singer and entertainer. Vintage signed photograph, probably from a concert program. 8.75 x 12.0 inch, n.p., n.d. Signed in ballpoint pen “Maurice Chevalier”. Left border trimmed, slightly discolored, minor handling wear, else good condition.

Price: $ 115 / € 90

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Furtwängler, Wilhelm (1886-1954)

Typed letter signed re: “Audience with Dr. Goebbels”

Highly regarded German conductor and composer. Typed letter signed “Wilhelm Furtwängler”. 1p., 8.25 x 11.25 inch. Potsdam, 1939 August 16. On his „Potsdam Viktoriastrasse 36“ stationery. Addressed to "Liebe verehrte Gnädige Frau" (wife of the Minister of the Interior Wilhelm Frick, 1877-1946, Margarete Schultze-Naumburg, geb. Dörr, 1896-1960). In German in full: „ich erfahre soeben, dass ausgerechnet morgen den 17. August die Audienz beim Minister Dr. Goebbels, auf die ich seit langem gewartet habe, und die für mich sehr wichtig ist, stattfinden muss. Unter diesen Umständen kann ich zu meinem grossen Bedauern doch nicht zu Ihnen kommen. Ich schicke Ihnen noch ein Telegram, damit Sie nicht auf mich rechnen. Es tut mir aufrichtig leid, dass ich Sie jetzt nicht begrüssen kann. Ich wünsche ihnen alles Gute für Ihren morggigen Musikabend und bin mit herzlichen Grüssen für Ihren Gatten und Sie Ihr aufrichtig ergebener“ Mailing folds, else fine condition. Accompanied by two unsigned photos of Furtwängler. Furtwängler's conduct during the period of National Socialism is judged differently.

Price: $ 890 / € 685

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Furtwängler, Wilhelm (1886-1954)

Early autographed letter signed

Highly regarded German conductor and composer. Autographed letter signed “Wilhelm Furtwängler”. 1p., 8.25 x 5.75 inch, Mannheim, 1915 December 14. A fine letter regarding the death of an acquaintance. In German, in full: “Von der Reise zurück, finde ich die traurige Nachricht vom Todes Ihres Mannes vor. Da ich ihn selber – wenn auch nur flüchtig – gekannt habe, kann ich Ihnen umsomehr nachfühlen, welchen Verlust dies für Sie bedeutet, und mag nicht unterlassen Ihnen mein großes und herzliches Mitgefühlt auszusprechen.” Mailing folds, otherwise fine condition.

Price: $ 810 / € 625

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Gershwin, George (1898-1937)

Fine condition signed check

American composer and pianist. Gershwin's compositions spanned both popular and classical genres and his most popular melodies are widely known. Among his best-known works are the orchestral compositions “Rhapsody in Blue” (1924) and “An American in Paris” (1928). Personal check signed “George Gershwin”. 6.25 x 2.75 inch, New York, 1933 September 22. Filled out in another hand and signed by Gershwin. Payable to Dorothy Druman for $20. In fine condition, with expected bank stamps and cancellation holes. Accompanied by an unsigned FDC with a cachet honoring Gershwin.

Price: $ 1,090 / € 850

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Grieg, Edvard (1843-1907)

Excellent signed photograph

Norwegian composer and pianist. He is widely considered one of the leading Romantic era composers, and his music is part of the standard classical repertoire worldwide. Postcard photograph signed “Edvard Grieg” and dated in his hand “München (Munich) 6/4 07”. 3.5 x 5.5 inch, Munich 1907 April 6 (postmark and written by Grieg). Artist lithograph - Heinrich Kley (1863-1945): Munich, view of the Maximilianeum. Fine condition. His last concerts were played by Grieg in 1907 (Oslo, Copenhagen, Munich, Berlin and Kiel). A fine and rare document from his year of death.

 

 

Price: $ 1,190 / € 925

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Kreisler, Fritz (1875-1962)

Composer and violin virtuoso. Vintage signed album page “Fritz Kreisler 1912”. 6.75 x 5.75 inch, signed in dark black ink. Slightly discolored, else good condition.

Price: $ 90 / € 70

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Leoncavallo, Ruggero (1857-1919)

Signed cabinet-photo

Italian composer, best known for his operas, particularly the beloved repertoire staple “Pagliacci” (1892). Signed cabinet-photo “R. Leoncavallo”. 4.25 x 6.5 inch, Budapest, 1897 December 2. Photo by E. Bieber, Berlin-Hamburg. Inscribed by Leoncavallo in dark ink "All'ottimo amico Andrea Merkler cordialmente offre" and dated "Budapest 2 Dicembre 1897" in his hand. Handling wear, discolored, but still a beautiful signed photo and with a rare image.

 

 

Price: $ 1,150 / € 890

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Liszt, Franz (1811-1886)

Signed cabinet photograph inscribed to his housekeeper

Hungarian Romantic era composer, virtuoso pianist and conductor. His prowess at the keyboard earned him a reputation as perhaps the greatest virtuoso in the history of the instrument. Signed and inscribed cabinet photograph “F. Liszt”. 4.25 x 6.25 inch. Weimar, date illegible. Photo by Louis Held in Weimar. Dedicated in Liszt’s hand “Meiner lieben Pauline von der Altenburg bis zur Hofgärtnerei…” Writing slightly faded, photograph with handling wear, else good condition. Pauline (Pauline Apel) was for thirty years the housekeeper of Liszt. When Liszt's residence, the “Hofgärtnerei”, in Weimar became a museum approximately one year after his death P. Apel became the official tourist guide. She remained there in this capacity until her in death in 1926 at the age of eighty-eight. Affordable priced and with fine association.

Price: $ 2,940 / € 2.450

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Liszt, Franz  (1811-1886)

Autographed letter signed

Hungarian Romantic era composer, virtuoso pianist and conductor. His prowess at the keyboard earned him a reputation as perhaps the greatest virtuoso in the history of the instrument. Autographed letter signed “F. Liszt”. 1p., (double-page), 4.0 x 6.25 inch. N.p. (Weimar), n.d. Monday (1878 June 2). To his friend, the lawyer, Carl Gille in Jena. In German, in full: “Verehrter lieber Freund, Betrübt von Deinem Leiden, hofft baldige Besserung, und sagt Dir herzlichst auf Wiedersehen in Wiesbaden. Dein alter getreuer. Morgen Abend bin ich in Wiesbaden, und kehre Montag hier zurück. Gruss an den lieben Sekretär Jenny.” Translated: “I am saddened by your sufferings, hoping for a speedy recovery, see you in Wiesbaden. I'll be in Wiesbaden tomorrow evening, and I'll be back here on Monday. Greetings to the dear secretary Jenny”. Mailing fold, else fine condition.

 

Price: $ 2,690 / € 2.250

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Liszt, Franz  (1811-1886)

Autographed envelope matted with photograph

Hungarian Romantic era composer, virtuoso pianist and conductor. His prowess at the keyboard earned him a reputation as perhaps the greatest virtuoso in the history of the instrument. Autographed envelope matted “Herrn Justizrath Dr. Gille in Jena”. 4.25 x 3.5 inch, n.p., 1878 March 26 (postmark). Addressed in dark black ink by Liszt. Handsomely matted in gray with a photograph of Liszt to an overall of 7.75 x 11.75 inch. Both items removable affixed with photo corners. Fine condition.

 

 

 

Price: $ 510 / € 425

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Mascagni, Pietro (1863-1945)

Signed photograph

Italian composer whose 1890 masterpiece Cavalleria Rusticana takes a place among the most beloved staples of the operatic repertoire. Vintage matte-finish photo, 3.25 x 5.25 inch, mounted to a slightly larger card. Photo by Karl Winkler signed in blue fountain pen “P. Mascagni” and dated “Berlin 18.X.1924” in his hand. Written on verso in German/ translated: “Berlin, Aida-Performance, exhibition-halls Kaiserdamm 1924”, probably the place where Mascagni signed this photo. Slightly trimmed, minor vertical bend, else good condition.

 

 

 

Price: $ 450 / € 345

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Massenet, Jules (1842-1912) – autographed letter signed

French composer best known for his thirty-five operas, of which the two most frequently staged are Manon and Werther. Autographed letter signed “Massenet”. 1p, 4.5 x 7.0 inch, n.p., 1894 March 18. Addressed to Madame Noël Bazan. Untranslated letter in French. Mailing fold, slightly discolored, else good condition.

Price: $ 180 / € 150

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Massenet, Jules (1842-1912) – autographed letter signed

French composer best known for his thirty-five operas, of which the two most frequently staged are Manon and Werther. Autographed letter signed “J Massenet”. 1p (two adjoining sheets), 4.75 x 6.5 inch, n.p. n.y. February 13. Letter in French: “…heureux et charmants confreres… il fait un temps trop froid.” Mailing fold, stained, else good condition.

Price: $ 180 / € 150

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Montand, Yves (1921-1991)

Vintage large signed photograph

Italian-French actor and singer. Vintage signed photograph, probably from a concert program. 8.75 x 12.0 inch, n.p., n.d. Signed in ballpoint pen “YMontand”. Left border trimmed, minor handling wear, else good condition.

Price: $ 115 / € 90

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Nikisch, Arthur (1855-1922)

Fine signed photograph

Hungarian conductor. Fine signed postcard photograph “Arthur Nikisch”. 3.5 x 5.5 inch, n.p., n.d. Signed in dark black ink. Fine condition.

 

Price: $ 425 / € 325

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Paderewski, Ignacy Jan (1860-1941)

Signed photograph

Polish pianist and composer, politician and spokesman for Polish independence. Vintage postcard photo signed in fountain pen “I. J. Paderewski”. 3.25 x 5.25 inch. N.p., n.d. Handling wear, some silvering to the image, mounting residue on verso, else good condition.

 

Price: $ 510 / € 390

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Paganini, Niccolò (1782-1840)

Rare autographed letter signed to his mother

Italian violinist, violist, guitarist, and composer. He was the most celebrated violin virtuoso of his time, and left his mark as one of the pillars of modern violin technique. Very rare autographed letter signed “Niccolo Paganini”. 1p. (double-sheet), 7.25 x 9.5 inch. Verona, 1816 November 12. With integral address leaf. To his mother Teresa Bucciardo “mia cara madre” in Genua which he considers with a letter of credit and a monthly allowance in money and to which he sends a warrant of attorney so that he can do his business. In Italian, in full: “Lo non manco di munirvi della procura che giustamente mi chiedete per l’esito dei miei affari pendenti. Se al caso fosse neccessaria la firma del Console Sardo, che stà a Venezia potrete ritornarmela, che colà la farò firmare. troverete in essa tutte le faccoltà, e più di esigere, e riscuottere i frutti dei miei capitali. Siete molto discreta nella domanda di lire cento al mese, io non posso assegnarvene meno di centoventi, è in prova di ciò troverete qui acclusa una lettera di credito per Franchi 612.430, e prima che terminino ed sei mesi penserò ad inoltrarvene un’altra; ma pregovi di non risparmiarvi l’incomodo di comandarmi perchè io non sarò contento se non la sarete voi, ed in’attenzione di un pronto riscontro mi dò il piacere di sottoscrivermi.” Slightly discolored and stained, mailing folds, hole at the lower margin, because of a broken seal, else good condition. One of the earliest surviving letters of Paganini and in „Epistolario, Volume I.“ not printed.

Price: $ 6,290 / € 5.250

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Puccini, Giacomo (1858-1924)

Funny letter in broken German

Italian composer whose operas are among the important operas played as standards. Letter signed “Giacomo Puccini”. Postcard, 3.5 x 5.5 inch, Torre del Lago Toscana, Italy. 1898 October 3. Addressed to Ida Porges in Vienna. “Torre del Lago Toscana, Italien” in Puccini’s hand at the bottom. A funny letter of Puccini in broken German. In full: “Ich bitte Ihnen mir ein Dutzend Postkarten schicken, von diesen das Sie mir für den Autogramme geschickt haben. Ich grüße und danke Sie”. Uncommon and funny letter in fine condition.

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Ravel, Maurice (1875-1937)

Scarce autographed letter signed

French composer, pianist and conductor. He liked to experiment with musical form, as in his best-known work, Boléro (1928). Autographed letter signed “Maurice Ravel”. 1p., 5.75 8.75 inch, n.p., n.d. Written in pencil, an untranslated letter in French. Ravel assured its participation in the mishap of a friend. Mailing folds, small tears repaired on verso, slightly soiled, else good condition. Scarce!

Price: $ 1,785 / € 1.375

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Ravel, Maurice (1875-1937)

Unusual autographed letter signed

French composer, pianist and conductor. He liked to experiment with musical form, as in his best-known work, Boléro (1928). Autographed letter signed “Maurice Ravel”. 1p., 8.25 x 10.25 inch, no date but circa 1916, in French. Unusual letter to the wife of French flautist Louis Fleury, in which Ravel lists the names of several friends and family members whom he would like to forward concert tickets, adding their respective addresses along the right side. Names include: “M & Mde. Leo Sachs”, “Robert Schmitz”, “M. Gaston Selz”, “M. Georges Soulie de Morant”, “M & Madame X. C. Godebski”, “Blaque–Belair”, and “M. Frederic leVillain”. Ravel adds his own name near the bottom before completing the list, “Eduoard Ravel” and “M & Mde. Bonnet”. Fragile and in very good to fine condition, with small areas of paper loss.

Price: $ 1,410 / € 1.090

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Rossini, Gioachino (1792-1868)

Autographed letter signed

Italian composer. His best-known operas include the Italian comedies “Il barbiere di Siviglia” (The Barber of Seville). Autographed letter signed “G. Rossini”. 1p., 5.75 x 8.0 inch. Bologna, 1838 December 26. To Emilio Belgioioso recommending a fine young composer and singing master Maestro Ostotti. In Italian, in full: “Carissimo Emilio Il giovine Maestro Ostotti ti consegnerà la presente. Egli è buono compositore, accompagnatore e precettor di canto. Tu devi fare la sua fortuna come hai fatta quella di tanti attori, da bravo proteggi il mio raccomandato, proponilo a tutte le sedi, fallo comporre qualcosa per te, canta la sua musica giova q questo interessante artista e sia certo obligherai oltremondo l’antico e costante tuo amico.” Translated: “Dearest Emilio Young maestro Ostotti is the bearer of this letter. He is a good composer, accompanist, and singing teacher. You have to make his fortune as you have made the fortune of so many actors, be good and protect my protégé, propose him everywhere, have him compose something for you, sing his music be helpful to this interesting artist and be sure you will oblige immensely the old and constant friend of yours.” Mailing folds, else fine condition.

Price: $ 1,910 / € 1.590

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Rossini, Gioachino (1792-1868)

Autographed envelope matted

Italian composer. His best-known operas include the Italian comedies “Il barbiere di Siviglia” (The Barber of Seville). Autographed envelope matted. 5.5 x 3.75 inch, Bologna, 1838. Addressed in dark black ink by Rossini: “Al Nobil uomo Il Sr. Principe Emilio Belgioioso Celebra Dilettante di Musica, Parigi”. Translated: “To the nobleman Signor Prince Emilio Belgioioso Famous music dilettante, Paris”. Handsomely matted in gray with a vintage card de visite photo of Rossini to an overall of 7.75 x 11.75 inch. Both items removable affixed with photo corners. Fine condition.

 

 

Price: $ 540 / € 450

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Rubinstein, Anton (1829-1894)

Autographed letter signed “Musique oblige”

Russian pianist, composer and conductor. Autographed letter signed “Ant Rubinstein”. 1p. (double-page), 5.25 x 8.25 inch. N.p., n.d. To an unnamed countess regarding the cancellation of an appointment. In German: “Musikalische Hindernisse machen es mir leider ganz unmöglich Sie morgen bei mir zu Tische zu sehen. …  Auch bitte ich Sie dasselbe Frau von Bülow wissen zu lassen deren Adresse ich nicht weiß - ein Wort Antwort erbitte ich und auch Verzeihung! Aber ‘musique oblige’”. Mailing folds, else fine condition.

Price: $ 750 / € 625

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Sousa, John Philip (1854-1932)

Signed photograph

American composer and conductor of the late Romantic era, known primarily for American military and patriotic marches. Because of his mastery of march composition, he is known as "The March King". Vintage signed photograph “John Philip Sousa 1905”. 3.25 x 5.5 inch, n.p., n.d. Signed by Sousa in dark black in the upper right corner. Handling and corner wear, else good condition.

Price: $ 390 / € 300

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Strauss, Richard (1864-1949)

Signed photograph

Richard Georg Strauss was a leading German composer of the late Romantic and early modern eras. He is known for his operas, which include “Der Rosenkavalier” and “Salome”. Strauss was also a prominent conductor throughout Germany and Austria. Signed postcard photo “Dr Richard Strauss”. 3.5 x 5.5 inch, n.p., n.d. Handling wear, slightly stained, else good condition.

Price:  $ 760 / € 585

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Strauss, Richard (1864-1949)

Typed letter signed “… ready to provide you with a seat on the stage”

Richard Georg Strauss was a leading German composer of the late Romantic and early modern eras. He is known for his operas, which include “Der Rosenkavalier” and “Salome”. Typed Letter Signed “Dr. Richard Strauss”. 1.5pp., 5.75 x 7.5 inch. Berlin, 1916 December 4, written on the first and fourth page of a folded sheet. Addressed to composer Richard Wintzer in Berlin. Offering a seat on the stage behind the orchestra because the tickets to the concert series are sold out. In German, translated: "Although I am not able to promise you a ticket to the sold-out symphony concerts, I am gladly ready to provide you with a seat on the stage behind the orchestra where you can hear very well, if you would have the kindness to visit me in my room before the concert." Mailing fold, else fine condition.

Price: $ 780 / € 625

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Strauss, Richard (1864-1949)

Autographed postcard signed “Richard u. Pauline Strauss”

Richard Georg Strauss was a leading German composer of the late Romantic and early modern eras. He is known for his operas, which include “Der Rosenkavalier” and “Salome”. Autographed postcard signed "Richard u. Pauline Strauss". 1p., 5.5 x 3.5 inch, Amsterdam, 1904, October 5 (from postmark). Addressed to German arts patron Willy Levin and wife in Berlin. In German, translated: "This evening, first concert with (Symphonia) Domestica and songs. See you again soon!”  Inscribed in the margins of a view of Bocht Heerengracht in Amsterdam and addressed on the verso in his hand. Faint scattered soiling, cancelled 5-cent stamp at upper right verso.

Price: $ 845 / € 650

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Verdi, Giuseppe (1813-1901)

Autographed letter signed

Italian composer of operas. Autographed letter signed “G. Verdi”. 1p., 5.5 x 8.5 inch. Torino, 1861 November 26. To his lawyer Ercolano Balestra in Parma. Blind embossed coat of arms at the top - “Camera dei Deputati” of the first Italian Parliament, to which Verdi belonged as a member. Written before his departure to St. Petersburg for the performance of his new opera „La forza del destino“ In Italian: “Avrei voluto parlargli prima di partire, ma non ho avuto tempo di venire a Parma… Glimando 20 Nap. d’oro… Di fretta le dico addio a rivederci in Marzo se non gelerò. Mi scriva con qust indirizzo/ Monsieur Verdi/ au Théatre Italien/ Russie/ St. Petersbourg”. Mailing folds, slightly discolored, minor stains, else good condition. La forza del destino (The Power of Fate or often translated The Force of Destiny) is a Italian opera by Verdi and  was first performed in the Bolshoi Kamenny Theatre of Saint Petersburg, Russia, on 10 November 1862.

Price: $ 3,780 / € 3.150

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Verdi, Giuseppe (1813-1901)

Autographed envelope matted with photograph

Italian composer of operas. Autographed envelope matted “Sig Dott Ercolano Balestra Parma”. 4.5 x 4.0 inch, n.p., n.d. Red wax seal below Verdi’s writing. Addressed in dark black ink by Verdi to his lawyer E. Balestra in Parma. Handsomely matted in gray with a photograph of Verdi to an overall of 7.75 x 11.75 inch. Both items removable affixed with photo corners. Fine condition.

Price: $ 570 / € 475

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Wagner, Richard (1813-1883)

Autographed letter signed

German composer, theatre director and conductor who is primarily known for his operas especially “The Ring of the Nibelung”. Autographed letter signed “Rich Wagner”. 1p. (double sheet), 5.5 x 8.5 inch. Bayreuth, 1877, December 11. A letter to G. Steckner in Leipzig. In German, translated: “Dear Sir, we are satisfied with the five colour samples which we return herewith, but we still lack the sixth shade mentioned, that is the noticeably darker shade corresponding to the enclosed 539, which is included on the sample card as “chartreuse” with a number which was quoted to you. 539 would be of no use to us without this further, darker shade, and so we ask you to complete the first consignment. We expect the promised delivery of the stated quantities by the date mentioned by you, and the two whole consignments which are to be ordered within 3 or 4 weeks. Yours most respectfully”. Mailing folds, slightly discolored, minor mounting residue on verso, else good condition.

Price: $ 4,225 / € 3.250

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