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“THE GREATEST RELIGIOUS MUSICAL WORK SINCE BACH”

BEETHOVEN, Ludwig van. Missa Solemnis. Mayence et Paris, 1827. First edition, fully engraved, of the piano-vocal score of Beethoven’s choral masterwork, the Missa Solemnis, published in the year of his death, the same year as the publication of the full score. $9500.

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1937 LETTER SIGNED BY ALBERT EINSTEIN, RAISING FUNDS FOR THE PALESTINE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

EINSTEIN, Albert. Typed letter signed. New York City, June 9, 1937.

Two-page 1937 typed letter signed by Einstein as "A. Einstein," Honorary President of the American-Palestine Music Foundation, on the Foundation's letterhead, raising funds in the United States for the fledgling Palestine Symphony Orchestra, which later became the Israel Philharmonic. With contemporary Orchestra pamphlet. $9200.

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“MORE AN EXPRESSION OF FEELING THAN A PAINTING”

BEETHOVEN, Ludwig van. Sixth Symphony (Pastoral Symphony). Leipzig, 1826.

First edition of the full score of Beethoven’s Sixth (Pastoral) Symphony—“What a cheerful, genial, beneficent view over the whole realm of Nature and man!” (Grove, Beethoven, 227). $8500.

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RÊVERIE, INSCRIBED BY DEBUSSY TO THE ARRANGER

DEBUSSY, Claude. Reverie. Paris, 1914.

Early edition of the piano-violin score, inscribed by Debussy on the front cover to the arranger Ferdinando Ronchini, “pour F. Ronchini, avec mon sincere compliment. Claude Debussy. Juillet-1914.” $6200.

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“THE FINE BALANCE BETWEEN UNITY AND INFINITE VARIETY”

HAYDN, Joseph. Complete String Quartets. Paris, 1806. Four volumes.

Second collected (“Nouvelle”) edition of Haydn’s complete string quartets, in handsome contemporary calf. $4500.

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“FIRMLY IN THE CONTINUUM OF THE DISTINCTIVE TRADITION
OF RUSSIAN FOLK DRAMA”

SHOSTAKOVICH, Dmitri. Execution of Stepan Razin, opus 119. Moscow, 1966.

First edition of the piano vocal score, boldly inscribed by Shostakovich on the title page in Russian in 1969. $4500.

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