THE AUTOGRAPH BLOG

Book: "Visitors from the Past" by Jim Neglia

We received a copy of this fascinating book by Jim Neglia, percussionist, music contractor and orchestra personal manager with the NJ Symphony Orchestra.   For over 20 years, Neglia has been an avid collector of visiting cards and other signed music memorabilia such as signed photos, music quotes, letters and...

Janis Joplin - An Autograph with a Story

A Short Biography Blues singer Janis Joplin became famous in the late 1960s for her raucous, raw, and distinctive singing voice as well as her masterful command of the genre and reinvention of its basics in her own style. Precociously talented, she carved a blazing trail in the music scene...

The Elegance and Majesty of Autographed Ballet Pointe Shoes

Capture a moment in history with genuine autographed ballet pointe shoes. Get inspired by owning a pair of ballet shoes worn by dancing superstars.

Pianist Leon Fleisher Just Passed Away

The celebrated American musician Leon Fleisher (sometimes incorrectly spelled as Leon Fleischer) has died in a hospice in Baltimore at the age of 92. Born in 1928 in San Francisco to Isidore and Bertha Fleisher, both Jewish immigrants, his parents managed the family’s two hat shops.  Drawn to the piano from...

Paris Sky Lavishly Sparkles After Bastille Day 2020

Bastille Day in Covid-19 stricken France was celebrated with solemnity in a public free concert in Champs-de-Mars, home to the Eiffel Tower. Usually reputed for its grand-style panache, French authorities imposed scaled down grandeur through social distancing and strict sanitary measures in an atmosphere of social unrest. Televised evening concert...

Shipping orders – Coronavirus Update

We are experiencing a coronavirus pandemic, with profound effects in many aspects of our daily life! One of them is the delays in shipments between countries, and even inside the United States. The United States Postal Service, which carries most of our shipments in the US and abroad, is having...

Collecting Photography: From Daguerrotype to Digital

We visited this exhibit, currently open at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. Exhibits include some highlights from the museum´s photography collection, and focus on a rather rare side of photography: collecting photographs, most especially antique ones, a fascinating hobby!. Displays include very early photographs, from the first years...

An Update on COVID-19

As a virus pandemic is affecting the world, and sadly many lives as well, numerous events, businesses, and plans have been altered. Still, we are always here hoping our friends and customers are well and safe. We are located in New York, where the pandemic is at its worst in...

A Royal Albert Hall Tour!

We have just done the wonderful Royal Albert Hall tour, allowing us to get an insight into the history and see the backstage of this venue in London. Not one of the most popular of the many tourist attractions that London has to offer, but it is definitely worth the...

Maria Callas: A Fantastic Collection

After Maria Callas passed away in September 1977, all her belongings were divided among her mother and her first ex-husband GB Meneghini, among other people. Her valuable collection of over 250 scores, including the ones she used to study her roles, was there, and most ended in Meneghini´s hand, later...

The Handel and Hendrix Museum in London – A visit

Located on 23-25 Brook Street in London, The Handel & Hendrix Museum, a lesser-known museum is very much worth visiting if you are in the English capital. The museum has furniture, music instruments, paintings, and copies of Handel´s manuscripts in display - not much actually belonged to George Handel (1685-17959)...

Tamino Autographs at the New York Antiquarian Book Fair!

We are back in this fair, running from March 7th-10th at the Part Avenue Armory! Over 200 international dealers (see photo from the 2018 Fair) will be there, offering collectible books, maps, autographs, manuscripts and ephemera.  Tamino Autographs will be in booth A42 with a variety of autographs in art,...

Cité de la Musique – Museum of Music in Paris – Our Visit

The Cité de la Musique or City of Music is a vast museum in Paris dedicated to music instruments and history. Located in the Parc de la Villette - a former slaughterhouse district - it is part of a complex of buildings that include the home of the Paris Philharmonic...

Musee Chopin (Chopin Museum) in Paris – Our Visit

We just visited this small museum, unknown for most people, located right at the heart of Paris, France. Musee Chopin is a 1-room museum inside the Societé Historique et Litteraire Polonaise in the Ile de Saint-Louis, in central Paris. This small but very interesting museum displays a piano apparently used...

Visit us at the New York International Antiquarian Book Fair!

This year, and for the first time, we will have a place in the famous New York International Antiquarian Book Fair! It will take place between March 8th and 11th, 2018, at the Park Avenue Armory. Over 200 American and international dealers will be present at the ABAA New York...

Visit to Tchaikovsky House Museum in Klin, Russia!

We just visited the Tchaikovsky House Museum in Klin, Russia. Located 92 km North-West from Moscow, or 2.5 hours drive, the house is where he lived for 1 year before his passing in 1893. It is in this house where he finished proof-reading the scores of Iolanta and The Nutcracker, wrote his famous 6th Symphony Pathetique...

Vienna Philharmonic 1926 – Large Original Etching by Ferdinand Schmutzer

Ferdinand Schmutzer (1870-1928), an Austrian artist, printmaker and photographer produced this etching , in 1926, featuring the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, in rehearsal, under the baton of conductor Felix Weingartner (1863-1942). A number of texts have been written regarding this exceptional print, notably “Dermusikerportraits of Ferdinand Schmutzer”, Barbel Holaus , Vienna, 2001,...

Julian Gayarre – The Voice from Paradise

"JULIAN GAYARRE - THE VOICE FROM PARADISE" is a new book by writer and opera expert Oscar Salvoch. We received as a gift this book (in Spanish) from the author - 970 pages with a very in-depth biography of the famous Spanish tenor, who passed away in 1890 just a week short...

Just Acquired: The SW Autograph Collection!

We just purchased a large collection of autographs and memorabilia! it includes 2 parts: The first and most important part consists of nearly 100 autographs of Maria Callas, the star soprano (1923-1977) - see photo - plus a quite complete collection of performance programs and playbills, and other memorabilia. The...

Rediscovery of “long-lost” Granados opera

Spanish composer Enrique Granados is universally hailed, alongside Isaac Albeniz, as one of the most significant and talented composers to come out of the Iberic Peninsula in the second half of the Nineteenth century. Contrary to his slightly older colleague, Granados’ works are, although highly revered, rarely performed and a...

Renata Tebaldi – Mario del Monaco - Signed Handkerchief from Otello

Collecting opera and classical music memorabilia not always focuses strictly on the usual autograph photos, letters, books, programs, and playbills. Over the years, we have seen many unusual items that can become treasured collectibles by the music fan. They include signed ballet pointe shoes, conductor´s batons - signed and unsigned...

Marc Chagall´s Poster “Die Zauberflote”

We love it when customers frame their purchases from us and send us a picture! Here is one of a poster we sold unframed, our customer was nice to send us a picture of the final product, beautifully framed. Back in 1966, five thousand of these posters were created in...

Just Acquired: The Enrico Aloi Autograph Collection

We are proud to announce that we just acquired a wonderful collection of autographs, unsigned photos, vintage printed music and sketches that belonged to Enrico Aloi (1922-2002). A close friend of Rosa Ponselle, he authored 3 pictorial books about her, currently well-known in the opera world. He was also a highly...

Our Visit to Beethoven´s Birth House in Bonn, Germany!

Just days ago, we had the chance to visit Beethoven-Haus, the place where Beethoven was born in December 1770 and lived for the first 4 years of his life. Located in Bonn, Germany, this was the musical genius first home, then the Beethoven family moved to different houses in Bonn in...

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Showing items 49-72 of 98.

Tamino Autographs @2021 - All rights reserved.