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Opera News - The Bing Years

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, The Metropolitan Opera Guild: 1972

Seller ID: 001991


A special issue of the Opera News, Volume 36, Number 22 celebrating the reign of Rudolf Bing 1950-1972. Several articles: John Gutman, "Sir Rudi"; Sir Rudolf Bing, "Learning to Manage". Covers are shelf rubbed. View more info

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Sammy Cahn Songbook

By: Cahn, Sammy

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Seacaucus, NJ, Warner Bros. Publications: 1986

Inscription: Signed by Artist

Seller ID: 002001


90 songs, lyrics and music; foreword by Sammy Cahn; some pictures; list of Academy Award nominations; note on back cover from Frank Sinatra. Blue wraps with Cahn's portrait. Signed large on the title page "With High Hopes" Sammy Cahn. Clean and tight. View more info

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Old Musical Instruments

By: Clemencic, Rene; David Hermges (translated by)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1968

Seller ID: 001652


120 pages; 128 illustrated instruments. Ex-library with few markings but pocket at the back and a paper spine label; the jacket is fixed to the endpapers. The book is clean and tight. View more info

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Memoirs of Lorenzo Da Ponte

By: Da Ponte, Lorenzo; Elisabeth Abbott (Translated from the Italian); Arthur Livingston (Edited and Annotated); Thomas G. Bergin (Preface)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, The Orion Press: 1959

Seller ID: 004938


277 pages; 25 b&w illustrations. "Mozart's librettist (and friend), Casanova's friend, the first Professor of Italian Literature at Columbia University." Reads like a novel with a stream of characters and places that the author encounters. Clean throughout; binding tight; boards darkened on edges. Jacket chipped with some material loss at extremities. View more info

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La Pasión , Según San Marcos

By: Golijov, Osvaldo; David Harrington

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Brooklyn Academy of Music: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002200


The text of La Pasión and an interview between Osvaldo Golijov and David Harrington, Founder and First Violinist, The Kronos Quartet. No musical score. View more info

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The Literature of the Piano, A Guide for Amateur and Student

By: Hutcheson, Ernest; Rudolph Ganz (revised and updated)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1975

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 004512


pp. 436; xxxiv. The instrument, the great composers, the lesser composers, eras, national influence, movements. A complete "handbook". Corner of pp. 255-256 torn away, not affecting text. Otherwise, clean throughout, tight binding. View more info

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Our Tuneful Heritage: American Musical Instruments from The Metropolitan Museum of Art

By: Libin, Laurence

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Provo, Utah, Museum of Art, Brigham Young University: 1994

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 001120


90 pages. 61 instruments illustrated beautifully in b/w photographs by David W. Hawkinson.; 22 color photographs illustrate detail. The author is Curator in Charge of Musical Instruments at The Metropolitan. View more info

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A Survey of Musical Instrument Collections in the United States and Cnaada

By: Lichtenwanger, William; Dale Higbee; Cynthia Adams Hoover; Phillip T. Young

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Ann Arbor, Music Library Association: 1974

Seller ID: 003318


138 pages. Organized by state and province; index includes a general listing by instrument. Ex-library (museum): "withdrawn" blind stamp on the title page, otherwise clean; tight binding. View more info

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The Folk Songs of North America in the English Language

By: Lomax, Alan

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Garden City, New York, Doubleday & Company: 1960

Seller ID: 004972


623 pages; 317 songs. Appendices include, Book List (informal bibliography); Guitar and Banjo Guide (Very informative several pages with chords and text); Discography. Melodies and guitar chords transcribed by Peggy Seeger; also contributed to the Guitar Guide. Clean throughout; tight binding. Front blank endpaper missing. Dustjacket price clipped and some wear and lost material at the edges. View more info

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It's All in the Music

By: Monteux, Doris G.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 1965

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 004794


272 pages; b&w photographs. Written by his wife, the life of a conductor of the Metropolitan Opera, the Boston Symphony Orhestra, the Concertgebouw Orchestra, and the London Symphony Orchestra where he received a twenty-year contract at the age of 86. Clean throughout except for a gift inscription on the front-free-endpaper. Jacket is rubbed, edges lightly worn. View more info

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Jazzmen

By: Ramsey, Frederic, Jr. and Charles Edward Smith (Edited by)

Price: $110.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt Brace: 1939

Seller ID: 004325


360 pages; 32 pages of illustrations, b&w photos of musicians, singers and groups. Post-Civil War, to early twentieth-century New Orleans, Chicago and New York and pre-WW II "Hot Jazz". Essays: The Blues, Boogie Woogie, King Oliver, Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, 52nd Street and more. Clean throughout except for a gift inscription on the front pastedown, pages and illustrations are bright; tight binding. View more info

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The guests go into dinner. John Cage, Robert Ashley, Yoko Ono, Laurie Anderson, Charles Amirkhanian, Michael Peppe, K. Atchley

By: Sumner, Melody; Katleen Burch; Michael Sumner

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Oakland, California, Burning Books: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002144


384 pages. A compilation of the seven American composers who use words as an integral part of their compositions. Each chapter includes text of a (then) new work in the form of libretto or lyrics, often with the complete score. Clean and tight throughout. View more info