Fine Autograph and Artifacts

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Impressive souvenir menu print for the Lotos Club's dinner honoring Enrico Caruso on February 5, 1916, 18 x 12.5, prominently signed in pencil by revered operatic tenor Enrico Caruso, Victor Herbert (operatic composer), David Bispham (operatic baritone), Otto Kahn (banker and patron of the arts), Andres de Segurola (operatic bass), Frank R. Lawrence (president of the Lotos Club), Loudon Charl…

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ALS, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 5.25 x 6.5, personal letterhead, December 25, 1921. Letter to "Dr. Phillips," apologizing for an oversight concerning a payment and enclosing the correct amount. Double-matted and framed alongside a portrait to an overall size of 22.5 x 12.5, with glass on both sides and a window in the back for viewing the opposite side. In fine condition.

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Romantic era composer and pianist (1811-1886) whose prowess at the keyboard earned him a cachet as perhaps the greatest virtuoso in the history of the instrument. ALS in French, signed “F. Liszt,” 5.25 x 8, March 18, 1854. Lengthy letter to a friend, in part (translated): "I am very distressed to have another favor to ask of you. My arrangements were made for this week. My copies were …

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American composer and pianist of the Romantic period (1860-1908). ALS signed “E. A. MacDowell,” one page, 5.5 x 6, personal letterhead, May 16, 1896. Letter to "Miss Edwards," in full: "Can you not come this week and play for me? I will not be in Boston in the Autumn so cannot make the lesson good then. I can hear you Tuesday at 11.15, or Thursday at 10." In fine condition, with light …

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Polish pianist, composer, and politician (1860-1941) whose abounding talent and personal magnetism made him one of the most popular virtuosi of all time. AMQS on a 7.75 x 5 sheet of Warner's Hotel stationery, signed below in fountain pen, "I. J. Paderewski, 20/IX 1904." Paderewski pens four bars from Act II of his opera "Manru," penning the title above. Affixed to a same-size sheet and in very…

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AMQS on an off-white 6 x 4 album page, boldly signed below in ink, "Ant. Rubinstein, London, 5th July 1881." Rubinstein intricately pens four double-bars from one of his works. Corner-mounted below a postage stamp and German caption, and matted to an overall size of 10.75 x 13. In fine condition.

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Important German composer (1813-1883) who single-handedly revolutionized opera and attained status as one of the most influential geniuses in the history of music. ALS in German, one page, 5.5 x 8.5, June 23, 1877. A boldly penned, untranslated letter by the revered composer. In fine condition.

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AMQS on an off-white 5.5 x 3.5 card, signed and dated below by Pablo Casals. The great cellist pens a line from "Praeludium - J. S. Bach." In fine condition.

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Collection of 12 calling cards belonging to a notable French composer, ranging in size from 3.25 x 1.75 to 4 x 2.25, with all adding handwritten sentiments in ink or pencil, but only three adding their signature. Composers include: Gustave Charpentier, Vincent d'Indy, Theodore Dubois (signed as “Th. D.”), Gabriel Faure, Andre Messager, Emile Paladilhe, Gabriel Pierne (signed), Ern…

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Russian-born American classical pianist and composer (1903-1989) who is widely regarded as one of the greatest pianists of all time. He was acclaimed for his virtuoso technique, his tone color, and the excitement that was engendered by his playing. Glossy 8 x 10 photo of the revered pianist in later age posing against a tree, signed and inscribed in black ink, "To Herb Theis, Vl. Horowitz, May 197…

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Hand-addressed and signed envelope panel, 5.5 x 4.5, addressed by Shostakovich in Cyrillic and signed as part of the return address along the bottom, "D. Shostakovich." In very good condition, with light toning and creasing, and the right edge clipped off. Encapsulated in a PSA/DNA authentication holder, grading the autograph as "EX-MT 6."

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Four glossy photos of Isaac Stern, ranging in size from 5 x 7 to 10 x 8, each signed and inscribed in blue or black felt tip by Stern, who dates the photos to "1991," "1992," and "1993." Images include Stern playing his violin and speaking with American Presidents Lyndon B. Johnson and Jimmy Carter. In overall fine condition.

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