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

MASSENET, J[ules]. Esclarmonde. Paris, 1889.

First edition, association copy of the piano-vocal score, inscribed by Massenet to the great French bass 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. With lovely art nouveau color illustrations, including vignette title page, by E. Grasset. $3800.

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