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Schwann Record and Tape Guide: August 1971 (Guide to Classical Music)

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Boston, W. Schwann Inc.: 1971

Stock No.: 82943

Condition: Very Good-


An August, 1971 issue of the Schwann guide to classical music. Arranged by composer name, the Schwann Guides serve as an ideal reference to the world of classical music, ballet and opera. Also with some information on jazz, electronic music, popular music, etc.. Listings consist of albums issued by recording companies. --- In orange wraps. Binding is tight and interior unmarked, though leaves have tanned somewhat.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); 272 pages View more info

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Schwann Long Playing Record Catalog: March 1959, A Guide to Monaural and Stereo Long Play Records (Guide to Classical Music)

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Boston, W. Schwann, Inc.: 1959

Stock No.: 82945

Condition: Very Good-


A March, 1959 issue of the Schwann guide to classical music. Arranged by composer name, the Schwann Guides serve as an ideal reference to the world of classical music, ballet and opera. Also with some information on jazz, folk music, popular music, etc.. Listings consist of albums issued by recording companies. --- In yellow wraps with abstract sun-like image to cover. Binding is tight and interior unmarked, though leaves have tanned somewhat.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); 256 pages View more info

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Schwann Long Playing Record Catalog: April 1958 (100th issue of the Guide to Classical Music)

By: N/A

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Boston, W. Schwann Inc.: 1958

Stock No.: 83066

Condition: Very Good


An April, 1958 copy of the 100th issue of the monthly Schwann guide to classical music. Arranged by composer name, the Schwann Guides serve as an ideal reference to the world of classical music, ballet and opera. Also with some information on jazz, folk music, popular music, etc.. Listings consist of albums issued by recording companies. --- In orange/green/brown wraps. Binding is tight and interior unmarked, though leaves have tanned somewhat and with inked notations to both sides of back cover.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); 204 pages View more info

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Piano Lessons: Music, Love & True Adventures

By: ADAMS, Noah

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, Delacorte Press: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 83157

ISBN: 0385314043

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


A first printing of this memoir of his fifty-second year by National Public Radio's Noah Adams. During this year, the author is determined to learn to play piano. --- In charcoal paper-covered boards backed in black cloth, with spine titling stamped in silver. Jacket with image of piano keys to cover. --- An excellent copy: clean, bright and newish, but with prior owner's signature to front free endpaper. Unclipped jacket with light curling to edges, else bright.; Octavo - 8 to 9 in. tall; xx, 250 pages View more info

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Schirmer Pronouncing Pocket Manual of Musical Terms: Fourth Edition

By: BAKER, Theodore (editor); SLONIMSKY, Nicolas (revisor)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Schirmer Books / Macmillan Publishing Company, Inc.: 1975

Stock No.: 82599

ISBN: 0028702506

Condition: Good


A compact guide to terms used by musicians and students. Terms presented alphabetically in dictionary style. Includes a guide to musical notation, scales and keys. --- In red wraps. Volume has been exposed to moisture, leaving some rippling and minor dampstains. An otherwise sound copy.; 24mo (5 to 6 in. tall); xxi, 297 pages View more info

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Carmen English National Opera Guide 13

By: BIZET, Georges; JOHN, Nicholas (editor)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Riverrun Press Inc.: 1982

Stock No.: 74238

ISBN: 0714539376

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Accompaniment to the great opera includes English and French text, presented together. With essays and photos to add depth to the opera-goer's experience. A clean, bright copy. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 128 pages View more info

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World Music: The Rough Guide

By: BROUGHTON, Simon; ELLINGHAM, Mark; MUDDYMAN, Dave; TRILLO, Richard (editors)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Rough Guides, Ltd.: 1994

Stock No.: 80163

ISBN: 1858280176

Condition: 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 View more info

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The Life and Works of Beethoven (Modern Library #241.2)

By: BURK, John N.

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library / Random House: [c.1965]

Stock No.: 81478

Condition: Good in Very Good- dust jacket


This Modern Library edition includes both a biography of the great German composer, as well as a section offering a brief description, (including some musical notations), of most of his major works. With index of names to be found in this volume. --- In Toledano spine 11 / rust cloth / ML hex logo blindstamped to front cover / gilt-stamped spine titling / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style l / verso blank. Likely published c.1965 (though 1943 date appears in book). ML #241.2. --- With a partial split near front of volume, otherwise binding is firm; also with spot of soiling to textblock fo... View more info

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The Poems and Songs of Robert Burns (Everyman's Library Flex Leatherette style, EL #94)

By: BURNS, Robert

Price: $19.00

Publisher: London / New York, Everyman's Library - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. / E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1913

Stock No.: 82669

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


An Everyman's Library edition offering a sizeable collection of the poems and songs of the great Scottish poet and lyricist, Robert Burns (1759-1796). Includes an introduction by James Douglas and glossary. Number 94 in Everyman's Library Poetry and the Drama series, edited by Ernest Rhys. --- In Everyman's style 1 maroon flexible leatherette variant binding with elaborate Reginald Knowles-designed gilt spine titling & floral decorations, gilt decorations to cover, ornate Knowles woodcut illustrations to title and frontis pages, top edge gilt, wispy sewn-in satin bookmark and rounded corners. ... View more info

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Chiming Bells For the Day School and Singing School

By: CRIST, D.W.; McPHERSON, John

Price: $57.00

Publisher: Moultrie, Ohio, D. W. Crist: 1891

Stock No.: 75641

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


A musical primer, apparently intended to aid the beginning music student learn the basics through the use of bells. The book opens with ten pages describing the 'Rudiments of Music'; followed by several pages of music and lyrics. --- The book is intact but somewhat loose. The first signature has partially detached from the volume. A few pages have penciled notations and marks. Front free endpaper w/ a dainty, ornate sticker and previous owner's signature.; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 111 pages View more info

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César Franck (Dover Books on Music series)

By: D'INDY, Vincent

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Dover Publications Inc.: 1965

Stock No.: 82601

ISBN: 048621317X

Condition: Very Good


A biography of the Belgian-born French composer, organist and music teacher César Franck (1822-1890). In this work, the life of Franck is described by his former student, Vincent D'Indy, who devotes the majority of the book to analysis of Franck's music. Translated from the French and with an introduction by Rosa Newmarch. With a couple of black & white photos (including frontis photographic portrait of Franck) and musical notations in analysis section. --- In stiff wraps with image of a young Franck to cover. With light sunning to spine, otherwise a tightly-bound, sound copy.; Octavo (8 to 9... View more info

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Reverberations: The Memoirs of Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

By: FISCHER-DIESKAU, Dietrich (author); HEIN, Ruth (translator

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, Fromm International Publishing Corporation: 1989

Edition: First American Edition

Stock No.: 80189

ISBN: 0880641371

Condition: 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 View more info

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Fachwörterbuch der Musik: 5000 Stichworte, 220 Notenbeispiele, 250 Illustrationen [German-language musical dictionary]

By: GERICK, Herbert

Price: $12.00

Publisher: München, Keysersche Verlagsbuchhandlung: [c.1970s]

Stock No.: 81808

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good dust jacket


A German-language illustrated dictionary of musical terms. With 220 musical notations and 250 black & white illustrations. Undated, possibly published c.1970s. --- In black cloth-covered boards with silver-stamped spine titling. Jacket with drawings of instruments on cover. --- A clean, unmarked copy but with some tanning to leaves. Dust jacket with light rubbing, else nice.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); 214 pages View more info

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The Bab Ballads: With Which Are Included Songs of a Savoyard

By: GILBERT, W. S.

Price: $22.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan and Co., Limited: 1906

Stock No.: 81976

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Stated sixth edition of the author's collection of humorous ballads and songs. Most of these ditties first appeared in the weekly humor magazine "Fun" in the late 1800s. With 250 amusing illustrations in black & white by the author and a brief author's note. Sir William Schwenck Gilbert is probably best known for his partnership with Arthur Sullivan and their comic Gilbert & Sullivan opera creations. --- In full green cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped Gilbert illustration on cover and gilt spine titling. --- With inked gift inscription to front free endpaper, otherwise a clean, ... View more info

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The Plays of Gilbert and Sullivan

By: GILBERT, W. S.; SULLIVAN, Arthur

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, The Book League of America: 1941

Stock No.: 78226

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


12 of the much-admired comic operas of Gilbert & Sullivan, in a nice reprint edition. Includes "H.M.S. Pinafore", "The Pirates of Penzance", "The Mikado" and others. With line drawings scattered throughout by Mr. Gilbert. --- In navy flexible leatherette covers, silver-stamped titling and decorations on spine. Lacks a dust jacket. --- A clean, firm, bright copy but with minor rubbing & creasing to covers. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 504 pages View more info

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The Deserted Village and Other Poems (No. 6, Maynard's English Classics Series)

By: GOLDSMITH, Oliver

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Maynard, Merrill & Co.: 1898

Stock No.: 80920

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


A selection of poems by Oliver Goldsmith, perhaps best known for his novel, "The Vicar of Wakefield". With unattributed biographical sketch and explanatory notes and black & white portrait of Goldsmith. Entry no. 6 in publisher's "Maynard's English Classics Series". --- In beige stapled wraps. Volume with numerous penciled notations; otherwise a sound copy.; 16mo (6 to 7 in. tall); 64 pages View more info

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The Story of One Hundred Symphonic Favorites

By: GRABBE, Paul

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1940

Stock No.: 41174

Condition: Very Good- in Good+ 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. In blue, red and off-white jacket. --- With inked notations to a few leaves, else a sound, clean copy. Dust jacket with chipping and small tears along edges but intact.; 24mo (5 to 6 in. tall) ; 300 pages View more info

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The Story of One Hundred Symphonic Favorites

By: GRABBE, Paul

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1940

Stock No.: 80224

Condition: 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. Volume lacks the dust jacket. --- 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 View more info

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Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians in Five Volumes: Plus American Supplement, Vol. 6

By: GROVE, Sir George; MAITLAND, J. A. Fuller (editor)

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Theodore Presser Company: 1922

Stock No.: 83060


A revised edition of the famous, hefty guide to classical music and musicians, first published in serial form beginning in 1878. This five-volume set comes with a sixth volume, an American Supplement to the series. The set is edited by J. A. Fuller Maitland, and includes many full-page illustrations of noted musicians, as well as musical notations for various works. --- All volumes in full red cloth-covered boards, with gilt-stamped spine titling and image of lyre in blind to each cover. --- The volumes are generally in Good condition, except for vol. 5 (T-Z), which has a split binding at mid-... View more info

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Liederfibel Kinderlieder

By: GRUEGER, Heribert (music); GRUEGER, Johannes (illustrations)

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Breslau, Ostdeutsch Verlagsanstalt (East German Publishing House):

Stock No.: 74782

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Children's music primer in German language. Tape-repaired book is missing pages 1-8, remaining 26 pages present. Includes music on verso (on left) with charming, colorful artwork related to the songs on facing/recto pages (on right). Bears young child's scribblings with crayon on some pages. All words in German, and in Sütterlin typeface. Missing title page, thus no date, but likely published c.1927; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 26 pages View more info

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Heinrich Schütz: Eine Schilderung seines Lebens und Wirkens (Life and Work of Heinrich Schütz, in German language)

By: HAACKE, Walter

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Königstein im Taunus: 1960

Stock No.: 82608

Condition: Very Good


A German-language biography of Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672), the German composer who has been compared to, and preceded, Johann Sebastian Bach. With several black & white plates depicting people mentioned in the book. --- A softcover edition, wrapped in separate stiff French-fold wraps, painted portrait of Schütz on cover. --- An excellent copy: clean and bright but with slight chafing to wrapper edges.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); 63 pages View more info

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Larousse Encyclopedia of Music

By: HINDLEY, Geoffrey

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, Hamlyn: 1974

Stock No.: 80195

ISBN: 0600023966

Condition: 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. ta... View more info

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Encyclopedia of Music in Canada

By: HINDLEY, Geoffrey (editor)

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Toronto, University of Toronto Press: 1982

Stock No.: 80193

ISBN: 0802055095

Condition: 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, 1... View more info

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Wagner Nights: An American History

By: HOROWITZ, Joseph

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Berkeley, Calif., University of California Press: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 80146

ISBN: 0520083946

Condition: 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 View more info

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The Glory of Opera

By: JEFFERSON, Alan

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York/Exeter, England, G. P. Putnam's Sons/Webb & Bower Limited: 1976

Stock No.: 79450

ISBN: 0399117717

Condition: 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 ... View more info

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The New Kobbé's Opera Book

By: KOBBÉ; Gustave; The Earl of Harewood (editor and revisor)

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1976

Stock No.: 79251

ISBN: 0399116338

Condition: Very Good in Poor dust jacket


A modern revision of Gustave Kobbé's monumental guide to opera, revised and edited by The Earl of Harewood. --- In full maroon cloth-covered boards, with descriptions and musical notations throughout. --- With minor corner bumps and a little sunning to cloth, gift inscription to half title page; otherwise a sound, unmarked copy. Dust jacket with severe damage (back flap has torn away but is present) and in removable mylar protector. ; tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall; xi, 1694 pages View more info

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The New Grove Modern Masters: Bartok, Stravinsky, Hindemith (The Composer Biography Series)

By: LAMPERT, Vera et al.

Price: $14.50

Publisher: New York, W. W. Norton & Company: 1984

Stock No.: 80190

ISBN: 0393016935

Condition: 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. Unc... View more info

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Sibelius: Schirmer Books, The Master Musicians series

By: LAYTON, Robert

Price: $18.50

Publisher: New York, Schirmer Books / Macmillan Publishing Company: 1993

Stock No.: 82604

ISBN: 0028713222

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


A first printing of the fourth edition of author's biography of Jean Sibelius (1865-1957), the great Finnish composer and national hero to Finland. With extensive discussion of technical aspects of his music, and with musical notations. Includes a section of black & white plates depicting people and scenes from the composer's life. An entry in the publisher's series: The Master Musicians, edited by Stanley Sadie. --- In red paper-covered boards backed in black cloth with gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket features Albert Edelfelt drawn portrait of Sibelius to back panel. --- A bright, tightly-... View more info

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The Book of Ballads (The Heritage Book of Ballads)

By: LEACH, MacEdward (selector and editor)

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, The Heritage Press: 1967

Stock No.: 83057

Condition: Very Good


Traditional ballads, or 'stories that are sung' are gathered in this deluxe edition in slipcase. With woodcut illustrations by Fritz Kredel. Ballads selected and edited by MacEdward Leach. --- In striped green paper-covered boards backed in green cloth; gilt-stamped balladeer image and titling on spine. Slipcase covered in matching striped green paper. Sandglass flyer not present. --- A nice copy: clean and tightly bound but with prior owner's bookplate affixed to front paste-down and mild spine sunning. Structurally sound slipcase with quite a bit of rubbing to extremities.; Small Quarto (9 t... View more info

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The Masque of Comus the Poem by John Milton -and- The Airs by Henry Lawes

By: MILTON, John; LAWES, Henry

Price: $20.50

Publisher: New York, The Heritage Press: [c.1950s]

Stock No.: 81923

Condition: Very Good+


The famous poem/entertainment by the eminent English poet, John Milton (1608-1674) is presented here in a deluxe Heritage Press reprint edition in slipcase. Includes a preface by Mark Van Doren. With watercolor illustrations by Edmund Dulac. Also presented are the Airs of the Songs by Henry Lawes, with his version of the words (and with musical notations) and a preface by Hubert Foss. --- Presented in a deluxe binding with blue/red/gold marbled endpapers backed in black cloth; blue topstain. Undated, but possibly published c.1950s. Sandglass flyer not present. Volume in blue paper-covered slip... View more info

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Composers on Music: An Anthology of Composers' Writings from Palestrina to Copland

By: MORGENSTERN, Sam (editor)

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, Greenwood Press, Publishers: 1969

Stock No.: 79204

ISBN: 0837111471

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


The writings of noted classical composers on the topic of their music are compiled in this volume. Stated first printing of this reprint edition (original publication date was 1956). --- In full light blue cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Lacks a dust jacket. --- A firm, clean, bright copy but with a couple of scratches to front cover. ; tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall; xxiii, 584 pages View more info

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Neue Musikgeschichte der Welt [New Music History of the World in German language]

By: PAHLEN, Kurt

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Zürich, Orell Füssli Verlag: 1978

Stock No.: 81809

ISBN: 3280009464

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


A hefty German-language illustrated history of world music. With 262 black & white illustrations. --- In light brown cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket with color photo of an operatic scene on cover. --- A clean, bright, newish copy. Jacket with a hint of spine sunning, otherwise very nice. (Due to the considerable weight of this item, extra shipping charges may be requested.) ; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall); 624 pages View more info

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One Hundred and One Hymn Stories

By: PRICE, Carl F.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, The Abingdon Press: 1935

Stock No.: 82572

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Stated 15th printing, 1935. The author explains the origins of 101 Christian hymns, and supplies biographical information about their authors. Indexed. --- In linen-finish navy cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine and cover titling. Volume has no dust jacket. --- A clean, tightly-bound copy but with minor soiling to covers.; 12mo (7 to 7-1/2 in. tall); 112 pages View more info

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Geschichte der Musik [History of Music in German language]

By: RENNER, Hans

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Stuttgart, Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt: 1985

Stock No.: 81810

ISBN: 3421062447

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


A hefty German-language illustrated history of music. With 186 illustrations in text, 103 musical notations and 119 additional illustrations on plates. --- In dark brown cloth-covered boards with white titling on brown spine block. Jacket with color painting of a musical scene on cover. --- A clean, bright, newish copy. Bright jacket with slight rubbing, otherwise very nice. (Due to the considerable weight of this item, extra shipping charges may be requested.); Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall); 704, (8) pages View more info

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The Latin Tinge: The Impact of Latin American Music on the United States

By: ROBERTS, John Storm

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Tivoli, New York, Original Music: 1985

Stock No.: 82598

ISBN: 0961445815

Condition: Near Fine


A softcover edition of this work, which was originally published by the Oxford University Press. Per the title, American music was influenced by Latin genres, from Tango, to the Rumba, the Mambo and beyond. Particular attention is paid to Cuban and Mexican musical influences. Dotted throughout with black & white illustrations. --- In bright yellow wraps. A clean, bright, newish copy though with mild bump to lower corner.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); 246 pages View more info

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The Victrola Book of the Opera: Fifth Revised Edition

By: ROUS, Samuel Holland

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Camden, New Jersey,, Victor Talking Machine Company: 1919

Stock No.: 76971

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


A quaint artifact from the early 20th century, in which most of the leading operas are summarized, with photos of actors/singers and sets throughout. With a series of photos of the world's leading opera houses at the time, and an index. --- Published on glossy papers in full blue cloth-covered boards. Titling and decorations gilt-stamped on cover and spine. Top edge gilt. --- Front cover is loose (but attached), with chafing to edges and sunned covers (especially at spine); but overall volume is intact and apparently complete. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 436 pages View more info

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The Soloist

By: SALZMAN, Mark

Price: $11.50

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 83312

ISBN: 0394570103

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


A stated first edition of the author's novel, which is centered around a cellist who was a child prodigy but lost his gift; and the young cello prodigy he eventually tutors. --- In terra-cotta paper-covered boards backed in grey cloth, with musical notation to cover and titling to spine, both in gilt. Dust jacket features side-by-side images of a cat and a cello. --- With a little soiling to cover cloth, else a clean, tightly-bound, bright copy. Bright, unclipped jacket with a little rubbing and minor creasing to edges, otherwise undamaged.; Small Octavo - 7-1/2 to 8 in. tall; xi, 284 pages View more info

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Florestan: The Life and Work of Robert Schumann (Dover Books on Music series)

By: SCHAUFFLER, Robert.

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, Dover Publications, Inc.: 1963

Stock No.: 82600

Condition: Very Good


A biography of the German Romantic composer and music critic Robert Schumann (1810-1856). In this detailed work, the life and career of Schumann are explored; also included are 250 pages devoted to analysis of Schumann's music. "Florestan" refers to a nickname Mr. Schumann gave to himself. With several black & white photos and musical notations in analysis section. --- In stiff wraps with image of Schumann to cover. With some spine creases, publisher's price stickers to covers, otherwise a tightly-bound, sound copy.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); xiv, 574 pages View more info

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The Perfect Wagnerite: A Commentary on Niblung's Ring (Dover Books on Music series)

By: SHAW, George Bernard

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Dover Publications Inc.: 1967

Stock No.: 82602

Condition: Very Good


An analysis of Richard Wagner's four famous operas, collectively known as "The Ring". George Bernard Shaw was a knowlegeable music critic (as well as a brilliant playwright and political activist). Per the back panel, Shaw was a ". . .firm Wagner partisan, and in the book he enthusiastically endorses the operas and Wagner's music in general." --- In stiff wraps with image of seated opera-goers to cover. With some separation of outer clear skin from wrappers and minor creases, otherwise a tightly-bound, sound copy.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); xxi, 136 pages View more info

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Der Grosse Steinitz: Deutsche Volkslieder demokratischen Charakters aus sechs Jahrhunderten, Band I und Band II reprinted u. zusammengebunden (Folk Songs of Wolfgang Steinitz, in German language)

By: STEINITZ, Wolfgang

Price: $24.50

Publisher: West Berlin, verlag das europäische buch: 1979

Stock No.: 82609

ISBN: 3884361015

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


A hefty German-language collection of the voluminous output of folk songs by Wolfgang Steinitz (1905-1967), the German "linguist and folklorist" who rediscovered ". . .hidden social commentary in traditional folk songs." (Quotations from Wikipedia.) With lyrics and musical notations throughout. Includes some black & white photos and drawings. Volumes I and II reprinted and bound together in this single volume. --- In dark blue cloth-covered boards with titling in red-orange to cover and spine; sewn-in red satin ribbon bookmark. Volume lacks a dust jacket. --- An excellent copy:... View more info