The Collected Essays of Milton Babbitt.
Babbitt, Milton; Edited by Stephen Peles.$200.00
Item Number: 1280
Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2003.
First edition of the compilation of the essays of the great composer Milton Babbitt. Octavo. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Inscribed by the composer, “For ____ _____, With Warmest greetings, from Milton Babbitt 6/18/08”.
Other Books by this Author
Leipzig: C.F.K. Kahnt, 1873.
Large-paper presentation issue, first edition. Quarto, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author in the year of publication to B. von Arnswald, the commandant of Wartburg Castle, dated the year of publication. In very good condition. Books signed and inscribed by Franz Liszt are uncommon.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2010, 2011.
First editions of both volumes in Sondheim’s collected lyrics. Quarto, 2 volumes, original boards, illustrated endpapers, illustrated throughout. Both volumes are inscribed by Stephen Sondheim opposite the title page. Both volumes are fine in fine dust jackets. Jacket design by Carol Devine Carson.
Rare original woodblock-print diploma from the 1970 Polish Sacrosong Music Festival. Signed by Pope John Paul II (born Karol Józef Wojtyła), “Karol card Wojtyla.” The famous Polish Sacrosong Festival was established in 1969 to preserve Catholic identity during the Cold War, future pope Cardinal Karol Wojtyla was a major patron of the festival, featured vocalist, and appeared in a full-length feature album, Pope John Paul II At The Festival Sacrosong, produced and distributed in more that 30 worldwide networks in 1979. In excellent condition. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 22 inches by 19 inches. Rare and desirable signed by Pope John Paul II.
Handwritten musical quotation inscribed by Russian composer and pianist Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich in Russian above the opening three bars of Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5 in D minor (Op. 47) on a two-stave system with holograph tempo directive and title, “To Lionel Okvin from Dmitri Shostakovich 17th February 1947.” Double matted and framed with a photograph of Shostakovich. The entire piece measures 14.75 inches by 15.75 inches. Rare and desirable.