Neptune City, N.J. Paganiniana Publications, 1978. With 200 b/w illustrations. 383pp. 8vo, pictorial boards. Neptune City, NJ: Paganiniana Publications, (1973). A very good(+) copy.
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1950. 10 x 8 inches, no place, 1950 -- a black-and-white promotional photograph of Brailowsky seated at a piano looking at music. Inscribed but not personalized: "With best wishes from A. Brailowsky, Jan. 28, 1950." Very good(+) condition.
Monte Carlo: 1933. 1 page, 8 x 5.5 inches, Monte Carlo, March 3, 1933 -- three bars from Chopin's Berecuse, signed, "Meillleur souvennir de A. Brailowsky Monte-Carlo, Sellars 1933." One light horizontal fold at the center and a tiny crease at the lower left corner; very good condition. Brailowsky, a Russian concert pianist and composer, was considered one of the greatest interpreters of Chopin's works. He visited New York City in 1924 and 1938, appearing at standing-room-only sold-out venues.
1939. Vintage 8 x 10-inch sepia photograph of Bull playing the piano. Inscribed: "To Bob with every good wish from Storm Bull April 13, '39." Excellent contrast; near fine condition. American composer and classical musician who was related to the Norwegian violinist Ole Bell and composer Edvard Grieg.
Princeton, NJ: 1962. 2 pages (front and back), 7.75 x 5.75 inches, on personal stationery with a hand-addressed envelope measuring 4 x 6 inches, Princeton, New Jersey, October 12, 1962. Elegant letter by the pianist and composer, regretting that he cannot give information on French Composer Deodat de Severac with whom, even though he had played certain of his pieces, he was entirely unacquainted. In part: "...J'en entendu la premiere audition a la societe Nationalede Paris pro Blanche Selva peu...
Westport: Greenwood, 1983. 171pp., slim 8vo, cream cloth. Westport: Greenwood, (1983). First Edition. Fine.
London: Stainer & Bell, 1981. Numerous color plates. Small oblong 4tom black cloth, d.w. London: Stainer & Bell, (1981). First Edition. Near fine.
New York: Henry Holt, 1926. Translate by Elaenor Stimson Brooks. 299pp., short 8vo, cloth. New York: Henry Holt & Co., 1926. A very good (-) copy.
London: Museum Press Ltd., 1959. Musical examples. 179pp., 8vo, cloth, d.w.; chipped. London: Museum Press, 1959. A very good copy in a very god (-) dust jacket.
New York: Schirmer Books, 1993. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs. 383 pages, 8vo, black and red cloth-backed boards, dust wrapper. Includes an audio CD, neatly affixed inside a plastic sleeve inside the front cover. New York: Schirmer Books, (1993). First printing. Fine. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in purple ink: "for Charles Lucas - I hope you enjoy This volume so well represented with the 5th Floor - The Penthouse at Julliard - Ever Best David Dubal oct 5, 1993."
1951. 9 x 7-inch black-and-white head shot of Enesco in a three-quarters pose -- signed in full, no place, 1951. Double-matted in gray and white and set in a gold frame measuring 17.75 x 15.5 inches. Fine condition. Romanian composer, violinist, pianist, conductor, and teacher.
New York: 1953. 1 page on Gladstone Hotel letterhead, 10.5 x 7.25 inches, New York City, April 26, 1953. In this letter, Gieseking apologizes for not having a better photograph of himself, in full: "...Thank you for your kind letter - am sorry not to have a better photo now - only this postcard of me in Australia (not included). With best regards, sincerely yours, Walter Gieseking." It should be noted that this letter is of great historical importance because...
Oxford: Phaidon, 1981. With many b/w and color illustrations. 287pp. 4to, black cloth, d.w. Oxford: Phaidon, (1981). A fine copy in a fine dust wrapper. A Cornell/Phaidon Book.
Toronto: Doubleday, 1983. Edited with an introduction by John McGreevy. Illustrated in black and white with some full-bleed images. 319 pages, large 8vo, black cloth with gilt stamping, dust wrapper,. Toronto: Doubleday Canada Limited, 1983. First edition. A fine copy in a very good(+) wrapper.
New York: 1891. Exceptional and rare calling card, 2.5 x 4 inches, bearing his title "Kammervirtuose" and Royal Pianist with three bars from his classical composition "Spanish Serenade" of which Grunfeld jokingly titles it "Little Serenade," due to a lack of room to write out a more detailed title. Signed in full and dated "New York, Sunday 11/25/1891." Fine. Grunfeld was an Austrian composer and prodigy pianist. In 1888 he was appointed Court Pianist to Emperor Wilhelm I of Germany...
1950. 7 x 6.75-inch black-and-white photo of Hess playing the piano, no place, no date, circa 1950. Inscribed below the image: "To John Corigliano with my admiration and affection, Myra Hess." Double-matted in black and white and set in a decorative black frame measuring 17.25 x 15.75 inches. Small chip at the bottom left corner; frame scuffed near the top. Very good(-) condition. British pianist.
Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1981. xxiii, 327pp. 8vo, purple cloth (slightly faded at head of covers), d.w faded at spine. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, (1981). A very good(+) copy in a near fine dust wrapper.
New York: Philosophical Library, 1954. Frontis. vii + 113pp., small thin 8vo, cloth; light soiling to rear cover. New York: Philosophical Library, 1954. A very good copy.
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1976. 41 black & white plates. 373pp. Wide 8vo, maroon cloth. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, (1976). Sixth printing. Sunned spine, still a very good(+) copy.
New York: 1930. Vintage 9.25 x 7.25-inch black-and-white bust-portrait photo showing Lambert in evening wear with a pince-nez. Crudely mounted on a 12.75 x 9.25-inch sheet of cardboard. Inscribed in the bottom margin: "To Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Grenier with sincerest good wishes of their friend Alex. Lambert. N.Y. 1930." The photo is in fine condition, but the cardboard is creased and chipped, has several small closed tears, and is in good condition.
New York: NY Public Library, 1981. 2 vols., illustrations. short folio, green cloth. New York: New York Public Library, 1981 Vol.I: Works for Piano. Vol. II : Works for Voice. Small white ink stain on spine of second volume, otherwise as new.
Vienna: 1907. Small archive encompassing three letters to a former student from the United States named Elsie Russell, who had studied piano under Leschetizky in the mid-1890s and who went on to have a successful career in her own right. All signed in full. Included is a letter of recommendation, 8vo, 1 page, 7.5 x 5 inches, Wien, March 27, 1897, written in German, stating that, "Miss Elsie Russell, who studied piano with him...showed excellent understanding and he believes that...
Austria: 1892. 4 pages (front and back), each two-page spread measuring 7 x 9 inches, Austria, October 10, 1892. Written to music school director Boris Schloesser, discussing the prospects of taking on Miss Clara Goodson as a student. He advises that she will need to take a course of preparation before she could be admitted as a regular student and that she must be willing to devote herself to playing and technique. "Some of my best students need to do...
New York: Harper & Row, 1986. Many photo Illus., some in color. 222pp. 4to, red boards, d.w. New York: Harper & Row, (1986). A very good copy in a very good(+) dust wrapper.
New York: Grossman Publishers, 1970. Black & white frontis. & illustrations. 221pp. 8vo, cloth, dust wrapper; lightly edge-worn. N.Y.: Grossman, 1970. Near fine copy with a very good d.w.