Holiday Gift Suggestions: Staff Picks

Jumpstart your holiday giving with unique, personal gifts for the music-lover on your list.

Exchanging holiday gifts can be among the most satisfying and heartfelt seasonal traditions. Let us help you find the perfect, one-of-a-kind gift for your loved one. From a beautiful print or original artwork, to the first edition of a favorite piece, to antique items with centuries of history behind them, we have something to fit every budget. Here are a few of our favorite, hand-picked treasures.

John’s picks:

Large poster of the distinguished soprano Maria Callas in the role of Violetta in the Visconti production of Verdi’s La Traviata in 1958 . $50
Item #24815

Large poster for Massenet’s La Navarraise, ca. 1895 with photographic reproduction of Emma Calve as Anita. $250
Item #30338

Vintage reproduction of an original waist-length Mishkin photograph of Enrico Caruso in formal dress, with his bold signature with flourish on a slip of paper mounted below. $450
Item #29380

Lithographic portrait of a young Gioacchino Rossini by Henry Grevedon after the painting by Lescot, overpainted in gouache and watercolour and laid down onto board. $1,500
Item #30330

Choix de Chansons de Laborde, an exceptionally fine example of one of the most beautifully illustrated music books of the 18th century, with a distinguished provenance. $5,500
Item #31916

Jude’s picks:

Three-quarter length photograph of noted soprano Lily Pons, signed in full and dated 1939. $80
Item #23917

Original hand-coloured engraving; A humorous depiction of a couple dancing, the male in his stockinged feet, having discarded his oversized boots and spurs. $185
Item #29665

First edition of Paul Arma’s Structures variees for string quartet with lithographic illustration by Paul Klee. $300
Item #24645

Manuscript leaf from a 14th Century sanctorale in square notation with decorative capitals. $1,800
Item #31363

Robert’s picks:

Ballets Russes book by Richard Shead, profusely illustrated with scenic and costume designs from the famed ballet troupe. $15
Item#29652

Smetana’s The Bartered Bride autograph manuscript in facsimile, published in 1923. $180
Item #31224

Large photo-lithograph of Zoltan Kodaly after a drawing by Hungarian artist Caesar Kunwald. $250
Item #27635

Bust-length portrait of young Percy Grainger, signed and inscribed “Yours heartily Percy Grainger” and dated January 16, 1913. $275
Item #27019

Original head-and-shoulders drawing of Dmitry Kabalevsky by Alexander Kostomolotsky, ca. 1945-50. Signed by the artist. $1,200
Item #22727

Leslee’s picks:

First edition, later issue of Arnold Schoenberg’s Verklarte Nacht string sextet. $50
Item #24945

First edition of Josep Mestres Quadreny’s Digodal for string orchestra, with lithographic illustration by Joan Miro. $120
Item #24646

Lithograph by Charles Constantin, a humorous depiction of three women singers. Late 19th century. $450
Item #29826

French song anthology with chansons in 1 to 5 parts from the 13th – 18th Centuries, published in 1765. $750
Item #25076


With over two thousand unique items in stock, we have something special for every budget. Get your holiday shopping started with a visit to our website to see even more treasures.

Published by Lubrano

J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians was established in 1977 by John and Jude Lubrano. Since that time, we have issued over 80 catalogues and have come to be recognized as one of the leading international antiquarian dealers in our specialties of music and dance.

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