1726 - 1923 (SHEET)MUSIC (including AUTOGRAPHS and MANUSCRIPTS)
- Sl. foxed. = Third section of the Méthode de Piano (lacking the Introduction and "Article I - V".
BOUND WITH: Idem. Supplément à la Méthode de Piano. Contenant un choix de passages doigtés, choisies dans les ouvrages des auteurs modernes les plus célèbres, tels que Hummel, Moschelis, Kalkbrenner, Field (...) Czerny (...) Adam. Ibid., idem, n.d. (±1830), plate-no. 2872, 65p. (fine). Idem. Méthode de Piano du Conservatoire. Brussels, Plouvier, n.d. (±1820), plate-no.880, (85)-235p., engr. title-p. and score, contemp. gilt hmor. w. gilt red mor. oblong bookplate of "Julie Tecmen" on frontcover, sm. folio.
= Although not complete, still a rare set of this famous and influential piano method.
- Pencil annots. in scores (mainly bar nos.); title-p. sl. foxed; partly dogeared.
- Page numbering jumps from p.31 (recto) to p.40 (verso of p.31); several leaves loose(ning); partly sl. frayed; occas. sl. soiled in margins. Binding soiled and dam.
= Interesting and rich manuscript, containing parts of well-known compositions by the established composers of the time (Corelli, Händel, Humphrey and Vivaldi) as well as popular English and Scottish songs. The lyrics of the songs have occasionally been added to the songs. The first two loosely inserted leaves contain a list of part of the contents (stopping at p.125) and a leaf with the text to "The Blind Lover". The list of contents shows that the (absent) first leaf should have contained the music of "a Hornpipe & Dumbarton Boat Bery". Some titles: "A Perlude by Dr. Pepusch"; "Bill Williams delight"; "(Gavot) in the 6th of Stanley"; "The Duke of Ancasters Minuet"; "Hartford Assembly"; "the amor barmo aire by Mr Handel in Xexes [Xerxes?]"; "Sloggs Hornpipe"; "Mis Etheringtons minuet"; "Dear Cloe: Sung by W. Lowe at Vauxhall"; "The Distressed Shepherdess"; "Cloes Resolves by Doctor Green"; "Much a do about Nothing"; "Handels Watter peice"; "Concerto by Sigr. Hasse"; "A New Song in Honour of the King of Prussia"; "Allegro in Solo 12th. Sagio Adams Berckinstock"; "Minuet by Mr. Lully"; "Lady Milbank's Minuet"; "Contentment set by Mr Abiel Wichelle"; "Is there a Charm"; "Captain Death"; "Tweed Side"; "Advice to Silvia"; "The New Birks of Endermay"; "Brownhills favorite"; "Ld Exeter Minuet"; "Meeting in the Morning"; "Mis Gunning"; "Air by Mr Jospeh Smyth"'; "Minuet by Mr Humphreys"; "Stellia and Flavia"; "Myra by Mr. Howard"; "A New Song Sung at Rannelagh"; "Concerto ye 5th of Vivaldi"; "Killie Crankie"; "Lord Bartley's Minuet"; "Dance in Romio"; "Bedfords March"; "Desaubrys Minuet"; "The Advice"; "Chesunt a Him"; "Bettsey Thoughtles"; "A trip to Sligo"; "Comus's Court set to musick by Mr Atfield"; "A Song Called the Green Meadow"; "The Bonny Broom" and "A Himn to Ohio". SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LIII.
- One quire loose. Binding worn; upper joint splitting.
= Contains i.a. the pieces "David devant Saul" (Louis Bordèse), "Le Soleil de ma Bretagne" (Louise Puget), "Lucie de Lammermoore" (Gaetano Donizetti) and "Le Philtre" (Daniel Auber).
= MANUSCRIPT DEDICATION by EDUARD VAN BEINUM in pen and ink on verso frame, reading: "Een kleine, maar dankbare herinnering aan een fijne vriendschap van Eduard van Beinum".
AND 2 anonymous portraits of musicians: an engr. portrait of Anton Rubinstein and an etching and aquatint portrait of Arthur de Greef, both framed.
= Preceded by an autograph annotation reading: "Bij gelegenheid van het Internationale Franz Schubert-Jahrhundertfeier (Wien 1928) werd deze Symphonie bekroond. Jury-leden, waren de Heeren: Dr. Hermann Bischoff, E.N. von Reznicek, Prof. Max v. Schillings, Dr. Johan Wagenaar, Ernst Wendel".
AND 9 other autograph manuscripts by the same, all pen and ink, i.a. ""Concertstuk" voor Harp met Orkestbegeleiding. Opus 265" (full-score, dated 1930, dedicated to his daughter Phia Berghout): ""Romance" en "Humoreske" "Voor Kranige Blazers en Knappe strijkers" (full-score); "Concert-Ouverture" (full-score) and ""Symphonie" no.6" (full-score).
- Upper outer corner sl. dogeared. Otherwise fine.
= With AUTOGRAPH DEDICATION SIGNED to the singer "Magdaleine Greslé" on p.(4): "Pour vous, ma chère Amie, en souvenir ému de notre concert - Pleyel-1927 et avec mes voeux bien vifs d'une heureuse nouvelle Année. [signed:] Manuel de Falla 1929". SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LIV.
- Dedication, signature and music quotation very vague (hardly legible).
AND approx. 140 other mostly SIGNED programmes/ letters/ photographs/ leaflets/ clippings/ cards etc. by musicians (and a few actors and actresses), famous and not so famous, i.a. by Heinz Arntz (worldchampion non-stop piano playing, 560 hours in 1956!), Richard Austin, David Bor, Teresa Berganza, Guido Cantelli, Pablo Casals, Dean Dixon, Henri Dutilleux, Adriaan D. Fokker (ALS and "Vierstemmige Intonatie oefening"), Jean Françaix, Valery Gergiev, Mack Harrell, Simeon ten Holt, Eric Hope, Hidemaro Konoye, Josef Krips, Ignace Lilien, Cato Loman, Marvin Maazel, Madeleine Martinetti, Jehudi Menuhin, Clarence Reybould, Wibi Soerjadi, David Stahl (4x, incl. 3 ALS), Teresa Stich-Randall, Robert Stolz and Germaine Thyssens-Valentin.
= A pleasantly sincere letter wishing for happy things to pass in the coming year (specifically referring to his operas I Medici and Rolando): "(...) J'espère que la petite guerre contre l'étranger cessera bientôt et les pauvres Medicis pourront en Allemagne faire le chemin qu'ils méritent! Le 2 Janvier je vais à Prague pour ces Medicis (...). Pour le printemps prochaine le plan du Roland sera fait et soumis à l'Empereur. (...).".
= Composer not traced. Watermark on paper not clear and not identified.
Idem. "Duetto II. a due Flutte Obbligate." "Duetto III. a due Flutte Obbligate".
Manuscript, n.pl. (Italy), n.d. (1st half 18th cent.), 4 parts in 2 vols., pen and ink on manuscript staves in pen and ink, (1 (title-p.)),2,1(blank)); (1 (title-p.)),2,(1 (blank))p., on loose leaves, obl. 8vo.
- Both in fine condition.
Popp, Gioanni Batta (18th cent.). "Sonata Prima a Due Flautti Traversiere". Manuscript, n.pl., n.d. (18th cent.), 2 vols., pen and ink on manuscript staves in pen and ink, (1 (title-p.),3); (1 (div. title-p.), 3)p., on loose leaves, obl. 8vo (fine). - AND a contemp. manuscript copy by Zeyner[?] of T. HASLINGER, "2 Kleine angenehme Sonatinen für das Piano Forte mit Begleitung einer Flöte" (manuscript copy in pen and ink on manuscript staves in pen and ink, 2 vols., sm. 4to. Title-p. of piano part browned).
= Interesting lot.
= SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LIV.
= SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LIV.
= Siegfried Wagner, composer and director, Richard Wagner's only son. The first letter to the music publisher Wilhelm Schmid covers the sending of another letter (the second letter of the lot): "Beiliegend sende ich Ihnen die liebliche Correspondenz die sich jetzt entwickelt hat. (...) Meine liebenswürdigkeit, frau Göllerich aufgefordert zu haben, wird hübsch gelohnt! - Das kommt davon, wenn man[sic] galant sein will! Auf eine derartige gemeinheit war ich allerdings nicht [...?]." From the transcript of the letter to "Frau Göllerich" we quote the following: "Sehr geehrte gnädige frau. Nimmermehr hätte ich in der Presse den fall Es-dur Concert besprochen, wenn nicht nicht die verblüffende Verdrehung im Generalanzeiger gestanden hätte (...) Einzig und allein in dieser Sache betrübt es mich, dass die herzliche freundschaft, die ich zum Ihren verehrten Gemahle liege(?), den ich stets als treuen ächten Menschen bewundert habe, durch Ihre Schuld ins [...?] geräthe (...)."; the two cards concern arrangements to be made for rehearsels and concert programs (one card is directed to Wilhelm Schmid, the other card is not specifically directed to Schmid, but probably was also written to him).
= A correspondence that begins with Zagwijn's interest in hearing a composition (the "kinderoperette "Rozette"") by Jo Mulder (1912-2000), but asking if he may come to a rehearsal instead of the concert, because of his busy schedule. In the following letter he compliments her with the positive reception of the work (May 1950). In the letter of December 1952 he asks her for 2 tickets for a performance of an unidentified work in the Koninklijke Schouwburg. The first letter of 1954 is about her decision to stop with her lessons because of the deteriorating health of her mother and Zagwijn's regret and sympathy for the reason of this decision (September 1954) and in the second letter (5 October 1954) Zagwijn sends his condolences to Jo Mulder on the decease of her mother. Three weeks after this letter Zagwijn died.
WITH a photographic portrait postcard of Zagwijn and an original photograph of Zagwijn on his deathbed (8,7x14 cm.).
- Sl. creased; previously folded twice.
= Dedication monogrammed, all other leaves signed. Girolamo Zappi was a poet, but his main claim to fame rests in his work as librettist and friend of Rossini. He wrote the libretto of La Nascita del Re di Roma. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LIV.
- A few letters incomplete (sections torn off, affecting the letters of i.a. Brossa, Radcliffe; envelopes partly dam. from (sometimes) careless opening.
= A fine collection of letters addressed to the flutist H. Macauley FitzGibbon (of Dublin) shedding light on history of the 'modern' flute. Joseph Slater writes for instance in detail about the flutes that he uses and their advantages in use. In his second letter he discusses various contemporary composers, i.a. Patrick Hadley, Kenneth Walton, Olga Mills and Phyllis James [?]. Jean Firmin Brossa writes an extensive autobiography in English, i.a. mentioning his admiration for Walckiers and describing the manner in which he was signed up as flutist by Mr Costa for the Italian Opera, also relating the manner in which the director Hans Richter brusquely reduced the payment of the instrumentalists. Brossa's second letter contains a fine anecdote about the one-handed player Chevalier Rebsomen, who impressed Berbiguier so much with his performance that B. decided to dedicate the duet that they had played together to him. W.M. Barrett writes in a long letter (15p. and 1 added page w. a newspaper clipping to illustrate the "difficulties of rehearsing sometimes"), apparently in answer to a request by FitzGibbon for biographical information for an article, that he is "too modest to tell you" about "the compliments paid to me - principally about my tone (its sweetness & purity they all seem to say)" and goes on to write: "Our dear late Queen paid me the highest compliment I ever had, when she told me that my tone & solo playing reminded her of the late Mr Joseph Richardson". Also stating his admiration for the conductor Sir Michael Costa. Henry Macauley Fitzgibbon, the recipient of these letters, wrote a History of the Flute, was a collector of flutes and as such interested in the various improvements that flutists had made on the flute.
- Title-p. chipped/ dam. along outer margin. = Without the separate flute/ violin part. Vester B154; RISM B 321.
(Bach, J.C.(?)). (Six Sonates for piano and flute or violin). N.pl., n.publ., n.d., no plate-no., 32p., engr. score, folio.
- Without title-p.; spine broken. = Attribution tentative.
= De Vliegende Hollander, a biopic on Anthony Fokker for which Henk Badings composed the soundtrack, premiered in 1957. The composer's copy of the screenplay containing extensive pencil annotations. I.a. "Ik maak een basis van klank en sfeer. Alle geluiden van stappen e.d. worden er als effectreeks opgemaakt, ook het zagen is als "echt" opgenomen. Wel moet ik het inelkaar donderen van het vliegtuig maken (dat gebeurt precies aan het einde van deze scene een korte slag zo kort mogelijk)" (...) "Als Fokker binnenkomt plotseling decrescendo, dan geheimzinning dreigende zachte geluiden, bijna stil, dan stilte, Fokker zegt "schoften" dan weer dreigende geluiden (...)".
= With loosely inserted SIGNED typescript letter (and accomp. questionnaire) from editor Reynold Weidenaar to Henk Badings inviting him to join the council of advisors of the Electronic Music Review and Badings' manuscript draft for his reply letter in which he accepts ("if you think that my feeble forces would be helpful").
= Thesis on which Canadian musician Walter Mony obtained his PhD at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. One of the examinators was Henk Badings. Contains a small stack of typescript correspondence and a telegram between Badings and Johannesburg University (i.a. on the former's honorarium), Badings' manuscript notes and a draft of his examination report as well a typescript report with manuscript corrections.