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My Favorite Intermissions: Victor Borge's Lives of the Musical Greats and Other Facts You Never Knew You Were Missing, BORGE, Victor; SHERMAN, Robert
1 BORGE, Victor; SHERMAN, Robert My Favorite Intermissions: Victor Borge's Lives of the Musical Greats and Other Facts You Never Knew You Were Missing
80254 Garden City, New York Doubleday and Company, Inc. 1971 038502651X / 9780385026512 Hardcover Good in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
The life stories of 14 great classical composers are told here in humorous style by Victor Borge, the Danish-American pianist and comedian. With black and white drawings by Thomas Winding. A "Concert Edition", apparently sold at Mr. Borge's concert appearances. Signed and inscribed "Best Wishes" by Mr. Borge on front free endpaper. --- In light brown paper-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket with image of Mr. Borge on front cover and a Winding drawing of the author on back. --- The pages have become brittle at gutter areas causing some leaves to begin to detach, else a clean, bright copy. Price-clipped jacket is bright and otherwise intact.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); 189 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 12.00 USD
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World Music: The Rough Guide, BROUGHTON, Simon; ELLINGHAM, Mark; MUDDYMAN, Dave; TRILLO, Richard (editors)
2 BROUGHTON, Simon; ELLINGHAM, Mark; MUDDYMAN, Dave; TRILLO, Richard (editors) World Music: The Rough Guide
80163 London Rough Guides, Ltd. 1994 1858280176 / 9781858280172 Softcover Near Fine 
Detailed coverage of the music of seventy different countries and regions. With feature articles and interviews, accompanied by lots of black and white photos. --- A hefty perfect bound softcover with faint discoloration to back cover, else a clean, sound, sturdy copy.; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall); 720 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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The Poems and Songs of Robert Burns (#6 in The Five-Foot Shelf of Books series, "The Harvard Classics"), BURNS, Robert; ELIOT, Charles W. (editor)
3 BURNS, Robert; ELIOT, Charles W. (editor) The Poems and Songs of Robert Burns (#6 in The Five-Foot Shelf of Books series, "The Harvard Classics")
80702 New York P. F. Collier & Son 1909 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
A reprint edition offering a sizeable collection of the poems and songs of the great Scottish poet and lyricist, Robert Burns (1759-1796). The 6th entry in The Five-Foot Shelf of Books series, "The Harvard Classics", edited by Charles W. Eliot, who has supplied an introduction, glossary and notes. With sepia frontis illustration of the birthplace cottage of Burns. --- In dark red cloth-covered boards with the Harvard crest in gilt on the cover; gilt-stamped spine titling & decorations and grey-green topstain. Lacks a dust jacket. --- With soiling to textblock edges, sunning to spine, beginnings of a split near front of volume and with chafing to cloth at head of spine; otherwise an intact, firm, sound copy.; Small Octavo (7-1/2 to 8 in. tall); 609 pages 
Price: 11.50 USD
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Brockhaus Riemann Musiklexikon (5-volume Music Dictionary set in German Language), DAHLHAUS, Carl; EGGEBRECHT, Hans Heinrich (editors)
4 DAHLHAUS, Carl; EGGEBRECHT, Hans Heinrich (editors) Brockhaus Riemann Musiklexikon (5-volume Music Dictionary set in German Language)
80362 Mainz/München Schott/Piper 1989 3795783003 / 9783795783006 Softcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
A German-language dictionary of musical terms in five volumes including composers, performers and other topics related to music. Volume 5 is a supplementary volume with biographical details about notable musical people. Edited by Carl Dahlhaus and Hans Heinrich Eggebrecht. --- Softcover books in tan covers, all housed in shared cardboard slipcase. --- A clean, bright, newish set lacking obvious damages.; 12mo (7 to 7-1/2 in. tall) ; 359, 349, 358, 381, 123 pages 
Price: 22.00 USD
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Wagner and Nietzsche, FISCHER-DIESKAU, Dietrich
5 FISCHER-DIESKAU, Dietrich Wagner and Nietzsche
80143 New York The Seabury Press 1976 0816492808 / 9780816492800 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket 
In this English language "duo-biography", the author tells the story of the short-lived but intense friendship between composer Richard Wagner (1813-1883) and philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900). Translated from the German by Joachim Neugroschel. --- In textured brown paper-covered boards with black spine titling. Jacket bears illustrations of the two subjects on the front, portrait of the author on the back. --- A clean, firm, unmarked copy. Tape-repaired, unclipped jacket with light sunning to spine and small tears to edges.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall) ; (8), 232 pages 
Price: 13.50 USD
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Reverberations: The Memoirs of Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, FISCHER-DIESKAU, Dietrich (author); HEIN, Ruth (translator
6 FISCHER-DIESKAU, Dietrich (author); HEIN, Ruth (translator Reverberations: The Memoirs of Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
80189 New York Fromm International Publishing Corporation 1989 0880641371 / 9780880641371 First American Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Stated First U.S. Edition. The memoirs of the great German opera singer, who (per the jacket flap) was ". . .the most recorded vocal artist of all time. . . " Translated by Ruth Hein. With a section of black and white plates at mid-volume. Indexed. --- In full black cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket features portraits of the author on both front and back. --- A clean, firm copy but with a whiff of sunning to cloth edges. Unclipped jacket minor edge wrinkling, otherwise in excellent shape.; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall); (8), 376 pages 
Price: 12.50 USD
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The Complete Plays of Gilbert and Sullivan (Modern Library Giant #G25.1), GILBERT, W. S; SULLIVAN, Arthur
7 GILBERT, W. S; SULLIVAN, Arthur The Complete Plays of Gilbert and Sullivan (Modern Library Giant #G25.1)
80004 New York The Modern Library [c.1957] Hard Cover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
A Modern Library Giant edition offering the complete text of the operas of Gilbert & Sullivan. Fourteen in all, the operas are accompanied by the black and white line drawings of W. S. Gilbert. Jacket with Paul Galdone cover illustration. With a Nov., 2000 news clipping commorating the 100th anniversary of the passing of Sullivan laid in. --- In Toledano spine G5 / red cloth / gilt titling on black cover & spine blocks / black topstain / plain GA style endpapers / jacket style Ge / verso advertises 379 titles in ML catalog. Likely published c.1957 (though no publication date appears in book). ML #G25.1. --- With minor soiling to covers and endpapers, otherwise a clean, firm, unmarked copy. Dust jacket with ragged 2-inch tear near head of spine, and with chipping, small tears and creasing to edges; otherwise bright and protected in removable mylar.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); (10), 711 pages 
Price: 14.00 USD
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The Story of One Hundred Symphonic Favorites, GRABBE, Paul
8 GRABBE, Paul The Story of One Hundred Symphonic Favorites
80224 New York Grosset & Dunlap 1940 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
A compact volume presenting a brief sketch of the composer and tidbits about the writing of 100 cherished symphonic works, each with a Guide to Listening. Indexed. --- In full blue cloth-covered boards with titling gilt-stamped on cover and spine. No particular edition number was observed. --- With a whitish discolored spot and prior owner's signature to front free endpaper, else a sound, clean copy.; 24mo (5 to 6 in. tall); xx, 300 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Larousse Encyclopedia of Music, HINDLEY, Geoffrey
9 HINDLEY, Geoffrey Larousse Encyclopedia of Music
80195 London Hamlyn 1974 0600023966 / 9780600023968 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
A later printing of this hefty, comprehensive guide to the history of the music of the world. With black and white illustrations throughout, as well as many in full color. --- In white textured paper-covered boards, with gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket with Renaissance-era illustrations on front and back. --- With a little discoloration to covers, smudge to verso of front free endpaper, otherwise a clean, firm copy. Jacket with a little creasing to edges, else bright and intact. (Due to the considerable weight of this item, extra shipping charges may be requested.); Quarto (11 to 13 in. tall) ; 576 pages 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Encyclopedia of Music in Canada, HINDLEY, Geoffrey (editor)
10 HINDLEY, Geoffrey (editor) Encyclopedia of Music in Canada
80193 Toronto University of Toronto Press 1982 0802055095 / 9780802055095 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Third printing of this hefty, oversize encyclopedic compendium of all things related to Canadian music. With black and white photos thoughout. --- In bright red cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Dust jacket with photo of multiple musical instruments on cover. --- With inked gift inscription to title page, otherwise a clean, firm, bright copy lacking additional damages. Bright jacket with a small tear and a little crumpling to edges, otherwise intact. (Due to the considerable weight of this item, extra shipping charges may be requested.) ; Quarto (11 to 13 in. tall); xxix, 1076 pages 
Price: 24.00 USD
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Wagner Nights: An American History, HOROWITZ, Joseph
11 HOROWITZ, Joseph Wagner Nights: An American History
80146 Berkeley, Calif. University of California Press 1994 0520083946 / 9780520083943 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
First printing. In this work, the author traces the powerful influence of Richard Wagner's music in America, and tells of his principal proponent, conductor Anton Seidl of New York. Includes a section of black and white photos. An entry in the publisher's California Studies in 19th-Century Music series. --- In red paper-covered boards backed in blue cloth, with red spine titling. Jacket bears an image of Brighton Beach on Coney Island on the front cover. --- A clean, sturdy, unmarked copy. Jacket with some creasing to flaps, otherwise undamaged.; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall); xiv, 389 pages 
Price: 16.00 USD
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The Glory of Opera, JEFFERSON, Alan
12 JEFFERSON, Alan The Glory of Opera
79450 New York/Exeter, England G. P. Putnam's Sons/Webb & Bower Limited 1976 0399117717 / 9780399117718 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Some of the high spots and historical productions of the art of opera are presented in this American edition of a work first published in the U.K. A large section is devoted to the world's greatest singers and operas. With black & white and color photos and drawings throughout. Indexed. --- In full burgundy cloth-covered boards w/gilt-stamped spine titling. Dust jacket with a wrap-around color photo of "La Gioconda" being performed in Verona. --- With a touch of wear to cover edges, else a clean, firm, bright copy lacking additional apparent damages. Jacket with some rubbing and a few small tears to edges, otherwise nice and with unclipped flap price.; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 192 pages 
Price: 14.00 USD
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The New Grove Modern Masters:  Bartok, Stravinsky, Hindemith   (The Composer Biography Series), LAMPERT, Vera et al.
13 LAMPERT, Vera et al. The New Grove Modern Masters: Bartok, Stravinsky, Hindemith (The Composer Biography Series)
80190 New York W. W. Norton & Company 1984 0393016935 / 9780393016932 Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
A U.S. edition of biographies of notable composers Béla Bartók (by Laszlo Somfai and Vera Lampert), Igor Stravinsky (by Eric Walter White and Jeremy Noble) and Paul Hindemuth (by Ian Kemp). An entry in the The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians series, edited and with a preface, by Stanley Sadie. Includes numerous b&w photos, musical notations and listings of the works of the musicicans profiled here. --- In textured navy paper-covered boards, with gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket features black and white portrait of Stravinsky. --- A clean, firm copy lacking obvious damages. Unclipped jacket with retailer's back cover sticker, otherwise clean and bright.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); (16), 292 pages 
Price: 14.50 USD
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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music, SCHOLES, Percy A.
14 SCHOLES, Percy A. The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music
80799 London Oxford University Press 1960 Hardcover Very Good 
Stated fifth impression (revised) 1960, of the original 1952 work. A rather comprehensive guide to all aspects of music, presented in alphabetic order, dictionary-style. Included are sketches, explanations and definitions of noted musicians, instruments, musical terms, etc. with explanations of how to read music and musical notations. Black & white illustrations are scattered throughout. --- In dark red cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling; pink topstain. Lacks the dust jacket. --- A clean, firm, unmarked copy but with slight spine sunning and a band of sunning to front cover.; 12mo (7 to 7-1/2 in. tall); xxx, 655 pages 
Price: 13.50 USD
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A Guide to Great Orchestral Music (Modern Library Giant #G61.1), SPAETH, Sigmund
15 SPAETH, Sigmund A Guide to Great Orchestral Music (Modern Library Giant #G61.1)
80817 New York The Modern Library [1944] Hardcover Very Good in Poor dust jacket 
The musical styles and works of most of the great classical composers are examined here. With musical notations interspersed throughout, along with analysis of the great compositions. Information included on composers from Bach and Mozart through modern (mid-20th Century) American composers. Appendix with catalogues of Columbia and Victor Records; indexed. --- In Toledano spine G5 / green cloth / gilt titling on black cover & spine blocks / black topstain / "quad-aristocrat" endpapers / jacket style Gd / verso advertises 322 titles in ML catalog. Likely published c.1947 (though 1943 date appears in book). ML #G61.1. --- With creases to cover cloth and light wear to tail of spine, otherwise a clean, firm, unmarked copy. Poor only dust jacket with no shortage of tears, chips and rubbing; but mostly intact and protected in removable mylar.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; xii, 532 pages 
Price: 17.50 USD
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Music: The Definitive Visual History, SUMMERS, David; O'ROURKE-JONES, Ruth (project editors)
16 SUMMERS, David; O'ROURKE-JONES, Ruth (project editors) Music: The Definitive Visual History
80192 New York DK Publishing 2013 1465414363 / 9781465414366 First American Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Stated First U.S. edition. In this hefty, oversize work, the history of music is traced in pictures. With many dozens of paintings, photos, drawings, charts and other visuals; presented alongside text describing the individuals and genres of music from early man through the 21st Century. This work published in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution. --- In pictorial paper-covered boards and in pictorial jacket. --- A clean, firm, bright copy lacking obvious damages. Unclipped jacket with a few shallow scratches, otherwise clean and bright. (Due to the considerable weight of this item, extra shipping charges may be requested.) ; Quarto (11 to 13 in. tall); 480 pages 
Price: 26.00 USD
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Worlds of Music: An Introduction to the Music of the World's Peoples, TITON, Jeff Todd (general editor)
17 TITON, Jeff Todd (general editor) Worlds of Music: An Introduction to the Music of the World's Peoples
80144 New York Schirmer Books 1984 0028726006 / 9780028726007 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
First edition, first printing with full number line on copyright page. A scholarly examination of worldwide ethnomusicology, with a focus on peoples of North America, Africa, Europe and India, and accompanied by many black and white photos. --- In textured burgundy paper-covered boards with gilt spine titling. Jacket bears portrait of a man wearing headphones on cover. --- A clean, sturdy, unmarked copy. Jacket with a hint of yellowing to edges, is otherwise bright and undamaged.; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall) ; xviii, 325 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Mein Leben (My Life: German language autobiography of Richard Wagner in 2-volume set), WAGNER, Richard
18 WAGNER, Richard Mein Leben (My Life: German language autobiography of Richard Wagner in 2-volume set)
80147 München List Verlag 1969 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
German language. A two-volume reprint set of the autobiography of the great German composer Richard Wagner. A complete text based on the dictated memoirs in the Richard Wagner archive, with supplementary materials from the Wagner annals. --- In grey cloth-covered boards with gilt titling on black spine blocks; light grey topstain. Simple jackets in bright purple. --- Books are clean, sturdy and unmarked. Jackets with a little wrinkling and creasing to edges, otherwise undamaged.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall) ; 835 pages 
Price: 16.00 USD
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