RARE HOLOGRAPH LETTER WRITTEN BY AUSTRIAN COMPOSER ALBAN BERG, LESS THAN ONE MONTH BEFORE HIS SUDDEN DEATH
BERG, ALBAN. (1885-1935). Austrian composer. Scarce Autograph Letter Signed, “Alban Berg”, on his stamped “Alban Berg, Wien XIII/I Trauttmansdorffgasse 27” stationery. Vienna, February 17, 1935. Two pages, large octavo. Very fine condition. Accompanied by original envelope addressed in his hand to Frau Hentsch.
JOHANNES BRAHMS ASKS TO “HAVE ABOUT SIX COPIES MADE OF OPUS NO. 42”
BRAHMS, JOHANNES. (1833-1897). German composer. Fine Autograph Letter Signed, “J.B.”, in German. Four full pages, large octavo. Ischl, August 6, 1894. Very fine condition. To an unnamed correspondent.
SIR ARTHUR SULLIVAN REPORTS: “I HAVE NOT YET RECEIVED THE LIBRETTO…”
SULLIVAN, ARTHUR (1842-1900) English composer best know for his work with librettist W.S. Gilbert. Manuscript Letter Signed, “Arthur Sullivan,” on 1 Queen’s Mansions, Victoria Street S.W. stationery. One page, octavo. London. October 14, 1894. Sullivan writes to: V. Langammer, Esq:
CHOPIN SELLS THE COPYRIGHT TO HIS
2nd GRANDE SONATA
AND HIS LA BERCEUSE
CHOPIN, FREDERIC. (1810-1849). Polish composer and pianist, noted for his lyric compositions for piano, including 55 mazurkas, 13 polonaises, 24 preludes, 27 etudes, 19 nocturnes, 4 ballades and 4 scherzos. Remarkable and Very Rare Partly Printed Document Signed, “Frederic Chopin,” in English. One page, quarto. Paris, May 2, 1845.
CHOICE PHOTOGRAPH OF LOUIS ARMSTONG PLAYING HIS TRUMPET – BOLDLY SIGNED
ARMSTRONG, LOUIS. (1901-1971). American trumpeter and vocalist who was among the most influential figures in American jazz; nicknamed “Satchmo”. Choice, black and white Photograph Signed, “Louis Armstrong” to the right of his image against the lighter background of the image.
SIGNED CARTE-DE-VISITE PHOTOGRAPH OF FRANZ LISZT
LISZT, FRANZ (1811-1886). Hungarian Romantic era composer, piano virtuoso, and teacher. An attractive carte-de-visite Photograph, depicting Liszt in a dramatic pose, standing aside a music stand and boldly Signed, “F. Liszt.”
SIR WILLIAM GILBERT REGRETFULLY DECLINES AN INVITATION
GILBERT, SIR WILLIAM S. (1836-1911). English playwright. Autograph Letter Signed, “W.S. Gilbert”, on his monogrammed WSG stationery. Two full, separate pages, octavo. “6 Evelyn Mansion, Victoria St.”, February 15, 1896.