Part I – Autographs, Prints, Photos, etc.

 

 

BETTI, Adolfo. Signed. Photo. 1932. see illustration

The wonderful Italian violinist (1873-1950), was a student of Cesar Thomson. He was the first violinist of the Flonzaley Quartet from 1903 until it disbanded in 1929. He is shown in a 1/2 length portrait, seated, holding a book. Inscribed to J. C. Freeman and signed "Adolfo Betti" followed by the date. (10 x 8 inches, minor mounting traces on verso) A wonderful photo of this very important violinist.

 $250.00

 

 

ERNST, Heinrich Wilhelm. Autograph Musical Quotation Signed. see illustration

The great Moravian violinist (1814-1865), also a brilliant violist who played BerliozŐs Harold in Italy under the composerŐs direction in 1842, was acknowledged as the greatest violin virtuoso of his time after Paganini had died. On a cut page, the virtuoso has drawn a staff and written 4 bars of music. Boldly signed "HW Ernst". Ernst quotes are extremely scarce. (8 1/4x 3 3/8 inches, some minor wear) $750.00


HARRISON, May. Autograph Musical Quotation Signed. see illustration

The wonderful English violinist (1891-1959), sister of the cellist Beatrice Harrison, was a student at the Royal College of Music in London. She studied with Arbos, Rivarde and Auer. At age 18, she took KreislerŐs place at a Mendelssohn Festival at Helsingfors, and in 1909 appeared with the Berlin Philharmonic. On a card, she has written out the first two bars of the solo part to the Brahms concerto, which she has identified. It is matted with a portrait of her playing the violin, and framed. (the card is 3 3/4 x 1 1/2 inches, the portrait is 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches, framed to 8 x 10 inches) Very scarce.. $450.00

 

 

HEIFETZ, Jascha. Pabst Blue Ribbon Advertising Page. 1949. see illustration

The violinist is shown in his private studio with his wife, enjoying a Pabst Blue Ribbon beer. Wonderful! (10 3/8 x 13 ¾ inches, some minor wear along edges) $55.00Sold! 

 

JOACHIM, Joseph. Herr Joseph Joachim. The New Doctor of Music, Cambridge University. The Graphic, March 10, 1877.

A wonderful print of the great violinist shown head and shoulders holding his violin and bow. (11 1/4 x 15 3/4 in., sl. creasing) $75.00

 

LOWENGUTH QUARTET. Signed Photo. see illustration

A nice photo of the quartet, shown relaxing in a yard, two on lawn chairs.The quartet played together from 1929 to 1962. Signed by all four members. (3 ½ x 5 ½ inches)   $200.00

 

MANÉN, Juan. Signed Postcard Photo. 1928. see illustration

The Catalan violinist and composer (1883-1971) is shown in a head and shoulders portrait. Boldly signed “Joan Manén” followed by the date. $175.00

 

 

MENUHIN, Yehudi. Signed Photo. 1952. see illustration

A wonderful head and shoulders portrait of the violinist, shown holding his violin. Inscribed and signed "Yehudi Menuhin" with the date. (6 3/4 x 4 1/4 inches, sl. creases) $175.00

 

MENUHIN, Yehudi. Signed Photo. 1954. see illustration

The celebrated American violinist (1916-1999) was a student of Louis Persinger and Enesco. He had a sensational career as a young child, playing the Beethoven concerto when he was 11 years old. A beautiful head and shoulders portrait of the violinist, holding the violin. Inscribed and signed "Yehudi Menuhin." (8 x 10 inches, it appears as if he wrote over the inscription and signature a 2nd time with a different pen)  $250.00

 

 

MENUHIN, Yehudi. Signed Photo. From a Rehearsal. see illustration

A very nice head and shoulders portrait of the violinist, shown playing his violin, probably during a rehearsal. Inscribed and signed "Yehudi Menuhin". (5 3/4 x 4 inches) $150.00

 

MENUHIN, Yehudi. Autograph Letter Signed. c. 1934.

The celebrated American violinist (1916-1999) was a student of Louis Persinger and Enesco. He had a sensational career as a young child, playing the Beethoven concerto when he was 11 years old. A letter written to the widow of Paul Kochanski,"Forgive my intruding in this most difficult moment of your life. Our loss is irreparable and inconsolable-what yours must be is beyond human conception. Yet a life mate of so fine a man could not fall short of his standard, and I pray, that you many find the necessary strength and courage to continue fostering your husbandŐs and our friendŐs ideals." Signed "Your friend, Yehudi Menuhin." (7 x 10 1/2 inches, folds, sl. chipped along top edge) An incredible letter from the 18 year old violinist. $650.00

 

MENUHIN, Yehudi. Signed Advertising Portrait.

A very nice head and shoulders portrait of the violinist holding his violin in front of him, signed below the photo "Yehudi Menuhin." (3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches, small mark on image) $125.00

 

MENUHIN, Yehudi. Unsigned Photo.

A wonderful photo of the great violinist shown holding his violin and bow, talking to his sisters (?). (8 x 10 inches, minor wear) $85.00

 

MESTRINO, Niccolo. Engraving from Ecole Italienne. see illustration

The Italian violinist (1748-1790) was called a great musician by Fetis. A lovely head and shoulders portrait. (4 1/2 x 7 in, matted to 13 x 18 inches)  $85.00

 

MILSTEIN, Nathan. Signed Photo. 1937. see illustration

The great Russian-American violinist (1904-1992), was a student of Stoliarsky and Auer. He played with Horowitz and Piatigorsky in sonatas and trios. He had one of the longest, most distinguished careers of any violinist, and is considered by many to be in a class with Heifetz. He is shown in a head and shoulders portrati. Inscribed and signed "N. Milstein" followed by the date. (8 x 10 inches, some minor wear and creases) $650.00

 

MILSTEIN, Nathan. Signed Photo. 1937. see illustration

The great Russian-American violinist (1904-1992), was a student of Stoliarsky and Auer. He played with Horowitz and Piatigorsky in sonatas and trios. He had one of the longest, most distinguished careers of any violinist, and is considered by many to be in a class with Heifetz. An interesting head and shoulders portrait, he is shown looking down. Inscribed and signed "N. Milstein" with the place and date. (8 x 10 inches, image is a bit fuzzy)  $600.00

 

MUSIN, Ovide. Signed Photo. 1904. see illustration

The great Belgian violinist (1854-1929) studied with Heynberg and LŽonard at the Lige Conservatory, taking 1st violin prize at the age of 13 and the gold medal at 15. He toured Europe from 1874-1882 and went to America in 1883. He opened his own school in New York in 1908. A wonderful photo, mounted on board, inscribed and signed "Ovide Musin" across the photo and the mount, followed by the date. (image is 4 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches, mount is 7 x 9 1/2 inches, edges of mount a bit worn, cut unevenly, but can easily be trimmed) $350.00

 

 

OISTRAKH, David. Autograph Letter Signed. 1972. see illustration

The great Russian violinist (1908-1974) writes in Russian to a friend, “we are almost one month in this trip, but soon it’s time to return home... I work a lot, as you work at the hospital. Did you have a vacation?”. Signed “Oistrakh”. With translation. (on a postcard, creased) $200.00

 

 

(PHOTOS) Unsigned Cabinet Photos Of Various Performers.

The following original unsigned cabinet photos are available: Ole Bull (with violin) ($150) see illustration; Jean Gerardy ($150); ($100); Joseph Hollman (sl. stained) ($125); Joachim ($175) see illustration; Fritz Kreisler (with violin, faded) ($100); Kubelik (with violin, a bit faded) ($150); Sarasate (with violin) ($150); Sauret ($125) see illustration; Sivori ($150) see illustration; Wilhelmj ($150) see illustration. each $125.00 to $175.00

 

(PHOTOS) Unsigned Carte De Visite Photos Of Various Performers. 

The following original unsigned carte de visite photos are available: Bull; Joachim see illustration; Sarasate see illustration; Urso see illustration; Wilhelmj.. (Joachim is $150; Gounod and Rubinstein are $75 each)   others each   $125.00

 

(PHOTOS) Unsigned Postcard Photos Of Various Performers.

The following unsigned postcard photos are available: Joachim; Kreisler; Kubelik; Oistrakh conducting; Ondricek; Paganini; Sarasate; Schneiderhan (conducting); Ysaye.  ($25 for Kubelik, Paganini) ($20 for Kreisler, Oistrakh, Schneiderhan-not vintage) ($30 each for the rest) each  $20.00 to $40.00

 

(PHOTOS) Unsigned Publicity Photos Of Various Performers.

The following unsigned publicity photos, most from the Ršhnert publicity agency, are available: Amadeus Quartet (standing with instruments) see illustration;   $35.00

 

(PHOTOS) Unsigned Photos Of Various Performers.

The following photos are available: Leonard Bernstein ($65);

 

 

(PHOTOS) Unsigned Carte De Visite Photos Of Various Musicians. Photos of paintings, etc.

The following unsigned carte de visite photos are available: Bach; Donizetti. each  $25.00

   

PIATTI, Alfredo. Signed Photo. (From a Photograph by Elliott & Fry) see illustration

The renowned Italian cellist and teacher (1822-1901) is shown 3/4 length, sitting in a chair, inscribed and signed "Alfred Piatti". (6  x 8 3/4 inches, wear around edges of mount, sl. bent through center) $250.00

 

PIATTI, Alfredo. Original Photograph. see illustration

A wonderful original photo of the great cellist, shown holding his cello and bow. Photo by W. & D. Downey of London. The photo is mounted on board for presentation. "Signor Piatti" is printed underneath the image. (image is 3 5/8 x 5 1/2 inches, board is 7 3/8 x 9 1/2 inches, several minor spots on board) $175.00

 

 

PRIMROSE, William. Unsigned Photo. With a press release about the great artist from 1955. see illustration

(8 x 10 inches, paper clip mark at upper left of photo, left edge of photo is discolored, not affecting portrait) $75.00

 

SPALDING, Albert. Autograph Musical Quotation Signed Matted and Framed with Portrait. 1921. see illustration1 see illustration2

The great American violinist (1888-1953) was a student of Chiti and Buitrago before entering the Bologna Conservatory at the age of 14. He later studied with Lefort. He made his American debut in 1908, and gave the US premiers of the violin concertos of Dohnany, Elgar and Barber. His own works include an orchestra suite, 2 violin concertos, a string quartet, a violin sonata, etc. He has drawn a staff on a card and written two bars of music, and has signed “Albert Spalding” followed by the date. (the card is 5 x 3 inches, matted and framed with a portrait to 15 x 19 inches) $125.00

 

 

SZIGETI, Joseph. Signed Photo. see illustration

The great Hungarian-born American violinist (1892-1973), was a student of Hubay. He made his debut in Berlin at age 13, and his first appearance in London at age 15. His U.S. debut was in the Beethoven concerto with Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra in 1925. An elegant photo of the violinist, shown seated, holding his violin. Inscribed and signed "Joseph Szigeti." (8 x 10 inches, minor surface creases) $325.00

 

SZIGETI, Joseph. Signed Photo. 1950. see illustration

A nice publicity photo of the great violinist. (8 x 10 inches, some wear around the edges, signature is on the faint side)  $275.00

 

TEMIANKA, Henri. Signed Photo. 1945. see illustration

The great Polish-born American violinist (born 1906), studied with W. Hess and Flesch. He founded the Paganini String Quartet in 1946 with which he played for 20 years. A nice photo showing him playing the violin. Inscribed and signed "Henri Temianka" followed by the date. (10 x 8 inches, quite worn and chipped, affecting the inscription, thus the low price) $75.00

 

 

THOMSON, Cesar. Signed Photo. see illustration

The eminent Belgian violinist (1857-1931) was a student of Vieuxtemps, Léonard, Wieniawski and Massart. He is shown head and shoulders in a stunning portrait. Inscribed and signed "Cesar Thomson". (image is 7 7/8 x 11 1/2 inches, on a photographerŐs mount of 11 1/2 x 15 1/2 inches, some foxing, creases and minor tears around the edges) $325.00

 

 (TIPARILLO) Magazine Ad. see illustration

A fantastic ad, "Should a Gentleman offer a Tiparillo to a Violinist?" It shows a beautiful, scantily clad woman, holding a violin, with the hand of a man offering her a Tiparillo. (8 x 11 inches, minor edge wear and creases) $35.00

 

 

URSO, Camilla. PRINT. see illustration

A lovely print of the violinist in a head and shoulders portrait. Drawn and printed expressly for "Brainards' Musical Treasures." (7 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches, some wear, possibly trimmed) $75.00

 

(VANITY FAIR STRING PLAYERS) Sarasate. Vincent Brooks, Day & Son, May 25, 1899. see illustration

The famous print of Sarasate, shown with the big hair and mustache. (10 1/2 x 15 3/4 inches, print by Ape, wear around edges) These Vanity Fair musicians are selling in London for upwards of  $200. $150.00

 

(VANITY FAIR STRING PLAYERS) Joseph Joachim. The Last of a Classic School. Vincent Brooks, Day & Son, 1905. see illustration

The famous print by Spy of the older Joachim, shown seated, playing the violin. (10 1/2 x 15 1/2 in., minor creases around edges) $100.00

 

 (VIOLIN SALT AND PEPPER) Violin Salt and Pepper Shakers. Beetheads. see illustration

A wonderful salt and pepper shaker set (or possibly 2 salt shakers from 2 different sets, I canŐt really be sure), in the shape of a pair of girls playing the violin with a beet (or maybe an eggplant) in place of their head. (about 3 ½ inches high) Very cute and interesting. $45.00

 

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