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Carosio, Margherita   (1908-2005)
Carosio, Margherita One of the great Italian operatic sopranos of the 1930s and 1940s, when she attracted attention almost as much for her good looks as her voice; remembered today as the singer who inadvertently launched Maria Callas on her international operatic career when, in 1949, she was forced by illness to cancel a series of performances of Bellini’s I Puritani at the La Fenice opera house in Venice.
A very pretty vintage black and white Italian postcard (5.5" x 3.5"), signed, inscribed and dated ( "To Richard Lorimer, sincerely, Margerita Carosio, 2/5/51") in blue ink across the image.
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ref:10097  £40.00
Chaliapin, Feodor   (1873-1938)
Chaliapin, Feodor Russian singer, one of the greatest ever to appear in Western opera houses.
A very fine early vintage Breitkopf & Hartel sepia postcard, nicely signed and dated (1914) in dark blue fountain pen ink across the image.

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ref:8232  £175.00
Christie, William   (1944- )
Christie, William American-born French conductor and harpsichordist.
A very fine colour candid colour photograph (8" x 6"), taken outside the Savoy Hotel in London in March 1992 and signed across the image in purple ink at a later dat

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ref:8285  £15.00
Coates, Eric   (1886-1957)
Coates, Eric Great English composer of light music.
A rare typed and ink-signed letter on an 8" x 5" sheet of headed notepaper (39 Hill Street. London W1 December 21st 1953), to a man who has enjoyed his autobiography Suite in Four Movements, which had been published that year
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ref:10202  £75.00
Coates, Eric   (1886-1957)
Coates, Eric Great English composer of light music.
A rare typed and ink-signed letter on a 10" x 8" sheet of headed notepaper (130 Berkeley Court, Baker Street, SW1, July 15th 1939), to a man whose daughter is thinking of performing his 1936 Saxo-Rhapsody.

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ref:9329  £75.00
Coates, Eric   (1886-1957)
Coates, Eric Great English composer of light music.
A fine signature in blue fountain pen ink on a vintage album page (5.25" x 3.25").
Perfect for display mounting.

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ref:9677  £50.00
Coates, John   (1865-1941)
Coates, John Great English tenor.
A very early vintage sepia postcard of the young John Coates, signed across the image in pencil.


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ref:3843  £15.00
Cohen, Harriet   (1895-1967)
Cohen, Harriet Distinguished British pianist, lover of Arnold Bax.
A very fine signature and inscription ("To Sydney, Harriet Cohen") in blue fountain pen ink on a vintage 1950s album page (4.75" x 3"). Boldly signed in ink to the reverse by the great German soprano Walburga Wenger (1908-1993).

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ref:8529  £12.00
Copland, Aaron   (1900-1990)
Copland, Aaron

Great American composer. 

An original Boosey & Hawkes copy of the sheet music for the Hoe Down from his ballet music for Rodeo, arranged for violin and piano by the composer, signed, inscribed and dated (1958) to the front cover in blue ink.  RARE.


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ref:618  £125.00
Cowen, Frederic H.   (1852-1935)
Cowen, Frederic H. English conductor and pianist, and a composer who ranks among the five most significant of the late Victorian era, alongside Sullivan, Mackenzie, Parry and Stanford.
A very fine musical quotation, signature and date (Jan 3rd 1918) in black fountain pen ink on a 7" x 6" album page.

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ref:7174  £40.00
Cross, Joan (and Alda Mandikian)   (1900-1993)
Cross, Joan (and Alda Mandikian) Great English soprano, closely associated with the operas of Benjamin Britten.
A small vintage album page (3.25" x 2.5") signed in ink by Joan Cross, and also by the Greek soprano, Alda Mandikian (1924-2009) and opera administrator, the Earl of Harewood (1923-2011).
The signatures were apparently obtained at the premiere of  Britten's opera The Turn of the Screw, in 1954.


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ref:7207  £10.00
Cura, Jose   (1962- )
Cura, Jose Argentinian tenor, conductor and director.
A very fine colour candid colour photograph (8" x 6"), taken at the Royal Opera House, London in February 1996 and signed across the image in dark blue ink at a later date.

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ref:8287  £15.00
Dam-Jensen, Inger   (1964- )
Dam-Jensen, Inger Danish operatic soprano.
A very fine colour candid colour photograph (8" x 6"), taken at the Royal Opera House, London in May, 1996 and signed across the image in black ink at a later date

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ref:8270  £15.00
Davies, Meredith   (1922-2005)
Davies, Meredith British conductor.
A very fine colour candid colour photograph (8" x 6"), taken at the Barbican, London in April 1994 and signed across the image in blue ink at a later date.

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ref:8299  £15.00
Davies, Walford   (1869-1941)
Davies, Walford English composer, teacher, broadcaster and conductor, most famous for his stirring
RAF March Past, composed in 1918.

A fine signature in blue fountain pen ink on a small card (3.25" x 1.5")
Lightly mounted to a 5.5" x 3.5" postcard  with photo corners.


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ref:8505  £10.00
Davis, Carl (and Alfie Boe)   (1936- )
Davis, Carl (and Alfie Boe) American composer and conductor who has been living in the UK since 1961.
A fine programme(8.25" x 6") for a concert in the Hallé Promenade season at the Bridegwater Hall in Manchester on the 11th of July in 2009, The concert was entitled La Passione - A Night with Alfie Boe, with Carl Davis conducting. Davis has added a big, bold signature in black ink over his biography page, as has tenor Alfie Boe (b.1973).

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ref:10454  £15.00
Davis, Colin   (1927-2013)
Davis, Colin British conductor.
A very fine colour candid colour photograph (8" x 6"), taken outisde the Savoy Hotel in London in the 1990s and signed across the image in blue ink at a later date.

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ref:8310  £15.00
Dawson, Peter   (1882-1961)
Dawson, Peter Australian bass-baritone and songwriter.
A very fine letter on a 7" x 5.25" sheet of notepaper (Imperial Theatre, Brighton, 17th Oct 1947), handwritten and signed in blue fountain pen ink.

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ref:8509  £10.00
de los Angeles, Victoria   (1923-2005)
de los Angeles, Victoria
Great Spanish operatic lyric coloratura soprano and recitalist whose career began after the 
Second World War and reached its height in the years from the mid-1950s to the
mid-1960s.
A very fine vintage black and white Fayer photograph (5.5" x 3.5"), nicely signed and
inscribed in blue fountain pen ink across the lower part of the image.

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ref:10068  £40.00
Downes, Edward ( and Barry Tuckwell)   (1924-2009)
Downes, Edward ( and Barry Tuckwell) English conductor, specialising in opera, whose assisted suicide at the Dignitas Clinic in Switzerland on 10 July, 2009, received major international media coverage.
A fine programme for a concert by the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra at the Victoria Hall in Hanley on the 8th October, 1987. Sir Edward Downes, the conductor, has added a bold signature in blue ink to an inner biography page, as has the soloist, Australian-born horn player, Barry Tuckwell (b.1931), there for Richard Strauss's 2nd Concerto for Horn and Orchestra.
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ref:10047  £20.00
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