41873Magnificent Paganini Musical Quotation from His 2nd Violin Concerto
Magnificent Paganini Musical Quotation from His 2nd Violin Concerto
41334The French Ballet Composer Advises a Student: “One does not give up life at the age of twenty when one can live honorably”
Adam, Adolphe
The French Ballet Composer Advises a Student: “One does not give up life at the age of twenty when one can live honorably”
40890ALS by Bela Bartok, Hungary’s Foremost 20th-Century Composer
Bartok, Bela
ALS by Bela Bartok, Hungary’s Foremost 20th-Century Composer
41341Fine Musical Letter and Ms Signed Seven Times
Bartok, Bela
Fine Musical Letter and Ms Signed Seven Times
21632Early Autograph Letter Signed Reserving a Venue for the Premiere of His “Harold en Italie”
Berlioz, Hector
Early Autograph Letter Signed Reserving a Venue for the Premiere of His “Harold en Italie”
41350ALS to His Son About His Opium Addiction
Berlioz, Hector
ALS to His Son About His Opium Addiction
18957Large and Unusual Inscribed Photograph of the 19th Century’s Greatest Actress Performing on a New York Stage
Bernhardt, Sarah
Large and Unusual Inscribed Photograph of the 19th Century’s Greatest Actress Performing on a New York Stage
40897Leonard Bernstein and Georges Bizet Compose a Birthday Greeting!
Bernstein, Leonard
Leonard Bernstein and Georges Bizet Compose a Birthday Greeting!
41354School Essay on Science Written When He Was 16 Years Old
Bernstein, Leonard
School Essay on Science Written When He Was 16 Years Old
40904Scarce ALS to Jules Barbier: “You must admit this is an extremely comical idea! As for me, I might die from laughing!”
Bizet, Georges
Scarce ALS to Jules Barbier: “You must admit this is an extremely comical idea! As for me, I might die from laughing!”
40916Musical Content Bizet ALS Written at Age 17
Bizet, Georges
Musical Content Bizet ALS Written at Age 17
41362Letter Praising Monteux and Spivakovsky
Bloch, Ernest
Letter Praising Monteux and Spivakovsky
41383Uncommon ALS by the Composer and Verdi’s Librettist
Boito, Arrigo
Uncommon ALS by the Composer and Verdi’s Librettist
40921Letter by the Composer of “Peter Grimes” on the Politics of the Society for the Promotion of New Music
Britten, Benjamin
Letter by the Composer of “Peter Grimes” on the Politics of the Society for the Promotion of New Music
40929Elliott Carter Supports Mario Cuomo for President
Carter, Elliott
Elliott Carter Supports Mario Cuomo for President
40938Letter Giving Tips for the Performance of His Unplayable “Passacaglia”
Copland, Aaron
Letter Giving Tips for the Performance of His Unplayable “Passacaglia”
33315Autograph Musical Quotation of a Work by Chopin, Signed by the French-Swiss Pianist and Conductor Known for his Interpretation of the Romantic Composers
Cortot, Alfred
Autograph Musical Quotation of a Work by Chopin, Signed by the French-Swiss Pianist and Conductor Known for his Interpretation of the Romantic Composers
40946Superb ALS Mentioning “Lucia di Lammermoor” and Two Other Operas
Donizetti, Gaetano
Superb ALS Mentioning “Lucia di Lammermoor” and Two Other Operas
41404Lengthy ALS to Ricordi on Operas, Singers, Performers, and Performances
Donizetti, Gaetano
Lengthy ALS to Ricordi on Operas, Singers, Performers, and Performances
20498Autograph Letter Signed Mourning the Tragic Death of Her Two Children: “I feel I am at the end of all… I struggled but the thing has killed me after all… I am… dying of despair”
Duncan, Isadora
Autograph Letter Signed Mourning the Tragic Death of Her Two Children: “I feel I am at the end of all… I struggled but the thing has killed me after all… I am… dying of despair”
39469Dvorak Inquires about a Dutch Performance of His Stabat Mater
Dvorak, Antonin
Dvorak Inquires about a Dutch Performance of His Stabat Mater
41828Bob Dylan Lyric Manuscript on Jews, “the coming of the Messiah” plus a Harmonica
Dylan, Bob
Bob Dylan Lyric Manuscript on Jews, “the coming of the Messiah” plus a Harmonica
40955ALS on the Paris Premier of His Opera “Penelope”
Faure, Gabriel
ALS on the Paris Premier of His Opera “Penelope”
21748Bosch Studio Cabinet Photograph Inscribed to American Soprano Minnie Hauk Who Made Her American Debut in Gounod’s “Romeo et Juliette”
Gounod, Charles
Bosch Studio Cabinet Photograph Inscribed to American Soprano Minnie Hauk Who Made Her American Debut in Gounod’s “Romeo et Juliette”
40965Overwhelmed by Work on “Faust,” “Sapho,” and Other Projects
Gounod, Charles
Overwhelmed by Work on “Faust,” “Sapho,” and Other Projects
41415ALS: “Just what happened? Just what is this mystery? I have never seen anything in the world like this, anything more curious than this mix up!!!”
Gounod, Charles
ALS: “Just what happened? Just what is this mystery? I have never seen anything in the world like this, anything more curious than this mix up!!!”
40647Rare and Effusive Signed Letter Declining Membership in the Société Académique des Enfants d’Apollon, Discussing His Advanced Age and the “flowers on the road of life…left to me to travel”
Haydn, Franz Joseph
Rare and Effusive Signed Letter Declining Membership in the Société Académique des Enfants d’Apollon, Discussing His Advanced Age and the “flowers on the road of life…left to me to travel”
40983Uncommon ALS Reflecting on the Music Scene in Switzerland
Hindemith, Paul
Uncommon ALS Reflecting on the Music Scene in Switzerland
29073Youthful Autograph Letter Signed by the Eight-Year-Old Future American Contralto
Homer, Louise
Youthful Autograph Letter Signed by the Eight-Year-Old Future American Contralto
40995Canceling His Latin-American Tour After a Heart Attack: “I could…have died”
Honegger, Arthur
Canceling His Latin-American Tour After a Heart Attack: “I could…have died”
41425Heartfelt ALS from the Soviet Composer to a Colleague
Khachaturian, Aram Ilich
Heartfelt ALS from the Soviet Composer to a Colleague
37772Rare Signed Photograph of the Hungarian Composer
Kodaly, Zoltan
Rare Signed Photograph of the Hungarian Composer
39324Rare SP of Leodiska, the Amazing Parrot Trainer!
Leodiska
Rare SP of Leodiska, the Amazing Parrot Trainer!
41003Letter Vigorously Protesting Accusations of Plagiarizing Puccini’s “La Boheme”
Leoncavallo, Ruggero
Letter Vigorously Protesting Accusations of Plagiarizing Puccini’s “La Boheme”
41020Letter Fighting for His First Opera, “Chatterton”
Leoncavallo, Ruggero
Letter Fighting for His First Opera, “Chatterton”
41433ALS Defending “I Medici” Despite “Pagliacci’s” Success
Leoncavallo, Ruggero
ALS Defending “I Medici” Despite “Pagliacci’s” Success
41753Patriotic Signed Photograph by Leoncavallo, Composer of “Pagliacci”
Leoncavallo, Ruggero
Patriotic Signed Photograph by Leoncavallo, Composer of “Pagliacci”
40509The American Composer Accepts Early Columbia University Student
MacDowell, Edward
The American Composer Accepts Early Columbia University Student
41044The Composer Adamantly Denies Free Tickets for His Steinway Concert: “I do not wish a single ticket given to pianists, teachers, etc. etc.”
MacDowell, Edward
The Composer Adamantly Denies Free Tickets for His Steinway Concert: “I do not wish a single ticket given to pianists, teachers, etc. etc.”
30368Small Archive of Letters from the Oscar-Winning Director of “Marty” on Professional and Civil War Matters
Mann, Delbert
Small Archive of Letters from the Oscar-Winning Director of “Marty” on Professional and Civil War Matters
41444ALS Preparing to Conquer America: “for America there are many difficulties of an artistic nature – I do not want to go over there and make a bad impression artistically”
Mascagni, Pietro
ALS Preparing to Conquer America: “for America there are many difficulties of an artistic nature – I do not want to go over there and make a bad impression artistically”
18580A Handsome and Rare Half-Length, Gilt-Edged Boudoir Photograph of Massenet Inscribed to the “Cercle des Arts” in 1887
Massenet, Jules
A Handsome and Rare Half-Length, Gilt-Edged Boudoir Photograph of Massenet Inscribed to the “Cercle des Arts” in 1887
41051Massenet ALS About the Premiere of “Werther” and Contract for “Thais”
Massenet, Jules
Massenet ALS About the Premiere of “Werther” and Contract for “Thais”
40524ALS to a Close Friend of Clara Schumann Outlining a Concert Program
Mendelssohn, Felix
ALS to a Close Friend of Clara Schumann Outlining a Concert Program
41453ALS Assigning His Italian Publishing Rights to Ricordi
Mendelssohn, Felix
ALS Assigning His Italian Publishing Rights to Ricordi
39343Vibrant Musical Quotation by Giacomo Meyerbeer
Meyerbeer, Giacomo
Vibrant Musical Quotation by Giacomo Meyerbeer
41058Meyerbeer Recommends a young Female Jewish Pianist to Moscheles
Meyerbeer, Giacomo
Meyerbeer Recommends a young Female Jewish Pianist to Moscheles
41472Autograph Manuscript Signed Praising Cornélie Falcon Who Premiered Valentine in Les Huguenots
Meyerbeer, Giacomo
Autograph Manuscript Signed Praising Cornélie Falcon Who Premiered Valentine in Les Huguenots