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CLASSICAL MUSIC AUTOGRAPHS.

 This autograph category includes letters, signed photographs, musical quotations, signed programmes and other documents signed by musicians, conductors and composers in the field of classical music.  Opera singers will be found in our separate Opera Autographs category and musicians and singers who are better known as light entertainers will be found in our Popular Musc category.

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SIR MALCOLM SARGENT (1895-1967) Typed P/C with Autograph Signature
SIR MALCOLM SARGENT (1895-1967) Typed P/C with Autograph Signature

SIR MALCOLM SARGENT Typed Postcard with autograph signature. British (English) conductor and composer.   Typed Postcard, Signed. 9 Albert Hall Mansions, London, SW7. 12th April 1954. To J. Muirtagh-Murdoch.   "Thank you so much for sending the music - I am very glad to have it. Best wishes," etc.   Approx 4.5 x 3.5 inches. Very good.   Sir Malcolm Sargent (Harold Malcolm Watts Sargent) is generally regarded as the greatest British conductor of choral works. He was the co-founder of the London Philharmonic Orchestra but is probably best remembered as the conductor, for many years, of the Henry Wood Promenade.....

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GBP45.00
CLARA SCHUMANN (1819-1896) Autograph Letter Signed
CLARA SCHUMANN (1819-1896) Autograph Letter Signed

CLARA SCHUMANN Autograph Letter Signed. German musician and composer. Wife of Robert Schumann. Nee Clara Josephine Wieck.   ALS, 3pp on notepaper embossed with the monogram of Clara Schumann, together with original envelope. Dusseldorf. 5th March 1857. To Dr Theodor Topken at Bremen.   Text of the letter is in German and, due to the somewhat florid style of Clara Schumann's handwriting, we have only succeeded in a partial translation. Clara Schumann writes to Theodor Topken thanking him for his suggestion or recommendation concerning a piano. She says that, sadly she does not like this and gives her reasons for this. She goes.....

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GBP1,250.00
JOHN PHILIP SOUSA (1854-1932) Autograph Signature
JOHN PHILIP SOUSA (1854-1932) Autograph Signature

JOHN PHILIP SOUSA Autograph Signature. American composer and musician. Known as "the March King".  Composer of 'The Liberty Bell', 'Stars and Stripes Forever', 'The Washington Post', etc. Autograph presentation signature on card. Signed "John Philip Sousa 1903".   9 x 6 cms (3.75 x 2.5 inches). On white card. Very light mounting traces to verso. Fine.   Provenance:  From an album compiled by Florence Pearl Faithfull (known as "Pearl"), later Lady Dilke.  Pearl Faithfull was the daughter of H.M Faithfull, solicitor of Sydney, New South Wales and the grand-daughter of the Australian pioneer and politician William Pitt Faithfull.  In 1915 she.....

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GBP85.00
ARTURO TOSCANINI (1867-1957) Photograph Signed
ARTURO TOSCANINI (1867-1957) Photograph Signed

ARTURO TOSCANINI Photograph Signed. Italian conductor and musician. Photograph, signed "Arturo Toscanini".  On post-card with details printed on verso - '1934. Stab. Fot. S.A. Crimella, Milano.' Approx 5.5 x 4 inches (14 x 10 cms).  In fine condition. An attractive portrait, showing Toscanini seated at his piano. Although he began his career as a cellist, Arturo Toscanini went on to become one of the greatest conductors of all time.  Amongst his many accomplishments can be counted the world premieres of several of the great operas, including La Boheme and Turendot.  He also conducted the world premiere of Samuel Barber's most.....

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BERNARD VAN DIEREN (1887-1936) Autograph Letter Signed
BERNARD VAN DIEREN (1887-1936) Autograph Letter Signed

BERNARD VAN DIEREN Autograph Letter signed. Bernard Helene Joseph van Dieren. Dutch composer and noted musical writer and critic. ALS. 1p plus integral blank leaf.  35a St George's Road, West Hampstead, NW6.  10th January 1932.  To the noted music critic Richard Capell. "Would it be worth while to your paper to take up the case of Delius?  As you may know, he will be 70 on the 29th of this month.  As one of the greatest of English composers he truly deserves some particular distinction.  I need not tell you what his claims are, and how urgent the need for.....

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GBP65.00
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