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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.