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Posted by musicautograph on July 7, 2011

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July/2011: New Autographs Added

Posted by musicautograph on July 2, 2011

Conductors: Clemens Krauss, Felix Weingartner, Franz Schalk, Ruldolf Moralt, Karl Alwin, Johannes Schuler, Hans Weisbach and some programs signed as well

Composers: autographs from Eduard Strauss, Paul Von Klenau, Ernesto Lecuona, Alfred Grunfeld, Robert Stolz, Albert Szirmai

String Performers: We added several important autographs from famous violinists: signed photos from Pablo Sarasate, Camillo Sivori, Joseph Joachim, Karl Flesch, Bronislaw Huberman, Ginette Neveu, Jan Kubelik, Teresina Tua, etc

Singers: many signed programs and cast pages, including autographs from Devia, Domingo, Bergonzi, Ricciarelli, Scotto, Caballe, Ghiaurov, Olivero, Nilsson, Giacomini, Te Kanawa, Verrett, Schwarzkopf, Sills, Sutherland, Ludwirg, etc

Pianists: autographs from Wilhelm Backhaus and Ignaz Friedman

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June/2011: New Autographs Added

Posted by musicautograph on June 14, 2011

Now with 3,400+ items available online, all in stock, we keep expanding our online collection

Singers: Jussi Bjorling signed photo (on a program), autographs from Alma Gluck, Zinka Milanov, Joan Sutherland (in La Fille du Regiment), Lilli Lehmann, Tito Schipa, Frederick Jagel, etc. Also, many photos signed by Covent Garden singers (under Autographs – Singers – Under $25)

A self caricature by Enrico Caruso, signed (in the Enrico Caruso category)

Composers: Autographs from Umberto Giordano, Jean Sibelius, Benjamin Britten, Morton Gould, Luciano Berio, Henri Dutilleux,

Strings: signatures with photos from Heifetz, Elman, Zimbalist, Manén, Burmester, Busch, Morini, Kreisler

Also: many programs signed by singers, pianists and conductors.

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May/2011: Gift Cards & Wish Lists on our Website!

Posted by musicautograph on May 27, 2011

2 new features added to our website!

GIFT CARDS: Now you can buy a gift card on our website, give it to somebody else you love who will come and choose an autograph, program or memorabilia item he/she likes

WISH LISTS: Create a list of item/s you would like to purchase in the future!

Links to these new features are right at the top of homepage.

For both feature, a registration in our website is required. For purchases, you don´t need to register.

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May/2011: New Phone Number – Toll Free

Posted by musicautograph on May 18, 2011

Tamino – Opera, Classical Music & Ballet Autographs  has now a new toll free phone line. Call us at (888) 554-5146 during working hours or leave us a message – Making a purchase over the phone is a good alternative to using the secure checkout on our website

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May/2011: New Autographs Added

Posted by musicautograph on May 9, 2011

Singers: photos signed by Toti dal Monte, Joan Sutherland (in La Fille du Regiment), Maria Caniglia, Ebe Stignani, Fedora Barbieri, Luigi Alva, Agnes Baltsa, Cheryl Studer, Montserrat Caballe, Bruno Prevedi, and many others.

Over 30 autographs added to our fast growing section “Autographs-Singers Under $25“, including many stars.

Framed Memorabilia: frames with autograph material by Emma Albani, Ernestine Schumann-Heink, Marian Anderson, Jussi Bjorling (a gorgeous signed photo of him in La Boheme, framed with a signed program)

Composers: Autograph music quotes signed by Alfred Bruneau, Anton Rubinstein, and Reynaldo Hahn. Photos signed by Leo Blech, Ferruccio Busoni

Pianists: Shura Cherkassky, Frederic Lamond, Wilhelm Kempff, Nikolai Lugansky, Fazil Say, Nikolai Tokarev

Violinists: Eugene Ysaye, Pablo de Sarasate

Conductors: photos signed by Wilhelm Furtwangler, Riccardo Muti and others

Posters: a small collection of unsigned mini-posters/playbills from Teatro La Scala, with famous violinists, pianists and conductors (see HERE)

Playbills – Opera: a truly unique item: the World Premiere announcement playbill for “Die Drei Pintos”, Mahler´s first and only opera, 1888, with him as a conductor (his name is twice in the playbill), a large sized item. See it –> HERE

Unsigned photos: by Nilsson, Schwarzkopf, Maria Callas, etc

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Apr/2011: New Autographs Added

Posted by musicautograph on April 23, 2011

We are currently adding a large amount of new autographs – Here is a summary of the latest autograph additions:

Pianists: Autograph music quotes from Pedrito Arriola and Emil von Sauer.

Autograph photos from Paderewski, Arrau, De Larrocha, Casadesus, Cliburn, Perahia, Serkin, Anda, Zacharias, Biret, Eschenbach, Ashkenazy, Demus and many other pianists.

String Performers: Henryk Szeryng, Yehudi Menuhin, Isaac Stern, Nathan Milstein, M. Rostropovich, Jaime Laredo, Josef Suk, etc

Conductors: Pretre, Fruhbeck de Burgos, Henschel, Dudamel, Tilson Thomas, Nagano, Solti, Carlos Kleiber, Chailly, Kubelik, Conlon and many others

Composers: Signed photo postcards with music quote by Puccini and Massenet,  Siegfried Wagner, Leoncavallo, Charpentier, Ganne, D´Indy, Henze, Lutowslawski, Penderecki, etc.

A lenghty, large size autograph music quote by Gaetano Donizetti and a rare music quote by Aleksandr Glazunov.

Instrumentalists: W.C. Handy, Jean Pierre Rampal

Singers: Vinay, De Los Angeles, Warren, Schwarzkopf, Sordello, Baker, Domingo, Pedro Mirassou, etc.

Other autographs: Alicia Markova (ballet), American performers of early music, famous librettist Luigi Illica (under Miscellaneous items category), etc.

How to find them: by simply typing the last name into the search field, right at the upper right corner of our homepage

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Great News for MARIA CALLAS fans! Divina Records Catalog Added to our Website

Posted by musicautograph on April 14, 2011

We have just partnered with DIVINA RECORDS, a CD label that releases rare Maria Callas recordings in Enhanced CDs (music + CD-rom section with photos, scannings of programs and other interesting material) as well as DVDs with rare video footage of the diva.

These recordings can now be found —> HERE

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Feb/2011: New Autographs Added to website

Posted by musicautograph on February 12, 2011

We have added lots of new, quality material. Some additions are

Enrico Caruso category: a large sketch drawing of his friend, baritone Adamo Didur – this was made and signed by Caruso. Also, a beautiful autograph photo of Caruso as Radames in Aida


Pianists: Autograph photos of Artur Rubinstein and Josef Hofmann

Composers: A score signed by Maurice Ravel, a letter handwritten and signed by Claude Debussy to composer Ernest Bloch, a signed photo of Andre Messager, a signed photo with a handwritten and signed letter of Victor Herbert, a photo signed by Gian Carlo Menotti.

Autograph Music Quotes added: A fabulous collection of music quotes was just added to the AUTOGRAPH – COMPOSERS Category. This includes autograph items by Faure, Charpentier, Perosi, Franchetti, Cilea, Weingartner, Bruch, D´Indy, Boito, Erlanger, Leoncavallo, Siegfried Wagner

Conductors: Eugene Ormandy autograph

Singers: signed photo of Lina Cavalieri, Yvonne Gall, Jose Mardones, Todd Duncan and Etta Moten, Marcella Pobbé, Antonio Scotti, Beniamino Gigli, Rosa & Carmela Ponselle – more coming up soon

Memorabilia: Clips from Met Opera programs with Gustav Mahler conducting in 1908-09

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Feb/2011: Tamino is now a member of THE MANUSCRIPT SOCIETY

Posted by musicautograph on February 12, 2011

We are now members of The Manuscript Society, a leading institution for collectors and dealers in historical manuscripts and autograph material, and we adhere to their strict code of ethics – We guarantee authenticity for the lifetime of the item for all we sell

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