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“LANGSTON HUGHES, TO HAROLD—WITH THANKS FOR HIS MUSIC FOR THIS POEM”

(SHAPERO, Harold) HUGHES, Langston. Shakespeare in Harlem. WITH: Freedom's Plow. WITH: Typed Poems. WITH: Manuscript leaf of sheet music. Yaddo, 1943. Six items.

Rare collection of inscribed works by Hughes revealing an important if little known 1943 collaboration with noted composer Harold Shapero, featuring a first edition of Shakespeare in Harlem, inscribed by Hughes in his first month at Yaddo, where he was the first black writer to break the segregation ban, along with a first edition of Freedom's Plow, inscribed by him. "To Harold Shapero, Sincerely Langston Hughes, Yaddo, August 17, 1943," together with a typed carbon leaf of his poem, Madam and the Number Runner, inscribed, "Langston Hughes, To Harold—With thanks for his music for this poem," and an inscribed manuscript leaf of sheet music with an original score attributed to Shapero for Hughes' poem, Bonds for All, and more, from the estate of Harold Shapero. $10,500.

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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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