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“THE FINE BALANCE BETWEEN UNITY AND INFINITE VARIETY”

HAYDN, Joseph. Complete String Quartets. Paris, 1802. Four volumes.

First collected edition, early issue, of Haydn’s complete string quartets, beautifully engraved and bound in handsome contemporary morocco and boards. Haydn was particularly pleased with what he called this “exceptionally beautiful edition of the quartets.” $5000.

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HAYDN’S EXTRAORDINARY ORATORIO, THE SEASONS, FIRST EDITION OF THE PIANO-VOCAL SCORE IN ORIGINAL PUBLISHER’S WRAPPERS

HAYDN, Franz Joseph. Seasons. Leipzig, 1802.

First edition of the piano-vocal score, variant issue, of Hayden's bold secular oratorio, the follow-up to The Creation, with engraved title page and publisher’s advertisements, in original paper wrappers. $5000.

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SIGNED AUTOGRAPH MUSICAL QUOTATION FROM PADEREWSKI’S CRACOVIENNE FANTASTIQUE

PADEREWSKI, Ignacy J. Autograph musical quotation signed. No place, no date.

Extensive autograph musical quotation of this popular and frequently recorded piano piece by Polish nationalist composer and political figure Ignacy Paderewski, the last of six works comprising his Humoresques de concert, Op. 14, boldly signed by Paderewski. $3900.

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“NEVER YET HAS ANYONE PRODUCED SO ACCURATE A MUSICAL DESCRIPTION OF LA MANIFESTATION PHYSIQUE DES TENDRESSES HUMAINES

MASSENET, Jules. Esclarmonde. Paris, 1889.

First edition, scarce association copy, of the piano-vocal score to Massenet's "opera romanesque," with lovely art nouveau color illustrations, including vignette title page, by E. Grasset, very warmly inscribed by Massenet to the great French bass-baritone Joseph Tagliafico: “a l’ami Tagliafico, souvenir de son bien affectionne, J. Massenet,” with a musical quotation from the prologue (“O divine Esclarmonde…”), dated Paris, October 1889. $3800.

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“OH HELL! TO CHOOSE LOVE BY ANOTHER’S EYES”

BRITTEN, Benjamin. Midsummer Night's Dream. London, 1960.

First edition of the piano-vocal score of this rich operatic interpretation of Shakespeare's classic play, warmly inscribed by Britten on the title page to Meredith Davies, who conducted the North American premiere of the opera in 1961: “For Meredith with every good wish from Benjamin Britten. Aldeburgh 1960.” With the ownership signature of Meredith Davies. $3800.

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