The unsung art of sheet music with Hal Glatzer

A first Wednesday musical event from Nancy Winston, featuring pianist Peter Mintun

Nov 2, 2022
5:30 PM | Drinks
6:30 PM | Program
7:30 PM | Dinner
skylight gallery

Open to Coffee House and Salmagundi members
Program is FREE to attend
Eventbrite RSVP required

$50 + tax (no tip) for prix fixe dinner; includes wine
Reservations for dinner required; card payments only
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You will have the option of RSVP-ing for the talk alone, or for both the talk and dinner. Dinner must be pre-paid via Eventbrite.
For any questions, please email Brittney at

About the Event

Sheet music was big business between the World Wars. Selling millions of songsheets earned millions of dollars for Tin Pan Alley publishers. But it wasn’t only the songs that drove those sales. Colorful, eye-catching artwork on the cover was the sizzle that sold the steak. One of the most important of the songsheet artists was Sydney Leff, and a new lavishly illustrated book celebrating his art will be launched at the Coffee House Club.

Written by longtime Coffee House member Hal Glatzer, with collector-scholar Norman von Holtzendorff, and writer-publisher Wyatt Doyle, Things That Were Made For Love: The Songsheet Art of Sydney Leff 1924-1932 reproduces the cream of Leff’s songsheet covers from the earliest years of his career.

Many of these covers will be shown in projection, and pianist Peter Mintun will perform with Hal, several of the songs that Leff illustrated.

For further information about the book, please email


If you plan to stay for dinner, and would like to have the prix-fixe, you may pre-pay when RSVP-ing via Eventbrite to guarantee your prix-fixe meal reservation or order from the prix-fixe when you come in. Otherwise, you are welcome to order from the a la carte menu (wine is not included when ordering a la carte). Thank you!

Book, Things That Were Made for Love, songsheet art of Sydney Leff