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The French Avant-Garde in the 20th Century [2-COMPACT DISC SET]

by Claude Debussy; Erik Satie; Guillaume Apollinaire; Marcel Duchamp; Jean (Hans) Arp; Edgard Varese; Francis Picabia; Jean Cocteau; Robert Desnos; L'Album des Six; Dane Rudhyar; Olivier Greif; Olivier Messiaen; Pierre Schaeffer; Pierre Henry; Others

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2014
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United Kingdom: LTM, 2014. LTM 2571. This outstanding two-CD collection offers a comprehensive overview of the French avant-garde in the 20th century. Commencing with pioneers Claude Debussy and Erik Satie, this chronological collection moves forward to absurdist and dreamlike Dada and Surrealist compositions (Duchamp, Picabia, Desnos, Ribemont-Dessaignes), as well as the more conventional work of Jean Cocteau's celebrated 'Group des… Read more
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The American Avant-Garde in the 20th Century [2-COMPACT DISC SET]

by Charles Ives; Leo Ornstein; Henry Cowell; Geoprge Antheil; Carl Ruggles; Dane Rudhyar; Edgard Varese; Roger Sessions; Morton Feldman; John Cage; Harry Partch; Brion Gysin

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United Kingdom: LTM, 2014. LTMCD 2579. This two-CD collection offers a comprehensive overview of the American musical avant-garde of the 20th century. Commencing with early pioneers Charles Ives and George Antheil (including the celebrated, Futurist "Ballet Mechanique" of 1924), this chronological collection also includes pieces by emigre arrivals in the New World such as Leo Ornstein, Dane Rudhyar and Edgard… Read more
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New Music Connoisseur - Vol.23 No.1 (2017), Vol.23 No.2 (2018) [THREE MAGAZINES]

by Michael Dellaira (editor, publisher)

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2018
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New York: New Music Connoisseur, 2018. Three issues of the recently discontinued but provocative and informative magazine of "new music", AKA "contemporary classical", AKA "avant-garde" AKA "sound art" - none of which are quite accurate or specific. It was a "semi-annual periodical focusing on the work of 20th and 21st century composers. Anyway, please see my accompanying scan images of… Read more
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Notes on the Piano

by Bacon, Ernst

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1968
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Very Good
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Third Printing - 1981
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9780295740287
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Seattle, Washington: University of Washington Press, 1968. Ernst Bacon's profound thoughts on piano playing, being a musician, and living an artist's life. CONTENTS: Introductory; The Performer; Technically Speaking; The Learner; The Player and Writer; The Observer. 167 pages. CONDITION: A bright, tight, square overall Very Good copy with light shelf-wear, and a couple front cover creases. There is a previous… Read more
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Music in London - The Four-Volume Set, 1888-1894 [HARDCOVERS in SLIPCASE]

by Shaw, George Bernard

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1973
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9780844300634
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New York: Horizon Press - Vienna House, 1973. A comprehensive and definitive edition of Shaw's weekly writings on musical events in London. CONTENTS: London Music in 1888-89 as heard by Cornetto di Bassetto [Preface; 1888-89; Index]; Criticisms contributed week by week to the World - I: 1890-91; II: 1892-93; III: 1893-94 & Index. 439+317+342+331 pages. CONDITION: The four Fine… Read more
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Conductors on Conducting

by Jacobson, Bernard

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1979
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Assumed First Edition
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9780914366096
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Frenchtown, New Jersey: Columbia Publishing Company, Inc., 1979. A revelatory exploration of the art of conducting, through the interview responses of eight great conductors: James Levine, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Charles Mackerras, Colin Davis, Bernard Haitink, Jose Serebrier, Sir Adrian Boult, and Carlo Maria Giulini. CONTENTS: See accompanying scan image of the Table of Contents. 237 pages, illustrated. CONDITION: The book itself… Read more
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The Musical Quarterly - July 1943 - Vol. XXIX No.3 [JOURNAL]

by O. G. Sonneck (editor); Doron K. Antrim; Rudolf Kolisch; Jan Lowenbach; Milos Safranek; Marion Bauer; Curt Sachs

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1943
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New York: G. Schirmer, 1943. A thought-provoking issue of this distinguished music journal, featuring articles/essays on Beethoven, Czechoslovakian composers, Martinu, and Griffes, plus reviews and book/record publication lists. CONTENTS: See accompanying scan image of the Table of Contents. 142 pages (illustrated with photos and musical examples). CONDITION: This copy lacks its covers, but the text block and its pages are… Read more
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American Record Guide - March / April 1996 - Vol.59, No.2

by Peter Spencer, John von Rhein, Peter Catalano, Herbert Kupferberg, F. Warren O'Reilly, Stacey Kors, Edward Greenfield, Robert Seabury, Steven J. Haller, Mark Koldys, Stephen Hicken, Richard Traubner, and Alex Morin

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1996
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Cincinnati, Ohio: American Record Guide, 1996. The definitive journal offering reviews of classical recordings and music in concert. Concert highlights include Chicago Lyric Opera, Alfred Brendel, Jost Meier's "The Dreyfus Affair", (NYC Opera), William Bolcolm's "Left-Hand Piano Concertos", Aaron Jay Kernis's "Concerto for Violin and Guitar" (Nadja Solerno Sonnenberg & Sharon Isbin). CONTENTS: ***See accompanying scan image of… Read more
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Classical Musician [Muzikant Klassik] No.7-8 (66-67) - 2007 [RUSSIAN MUSIC MAGAZINE]

by Gerard Kimeklis, Evgenyi Danilov, Anton Rovner, N.S. Svanidze, E.A. Bogacheva, D.R. Tushishvili, Alexei Panov, E. Dolinskaya, I. Voronova, E.A. Strelbitskaya, Contributors

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2007
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Moscow: OOO ISC "Fractal", 2007. A scarce issue of this outstanding Russian music journal (founded in 1991). In lieu of a verbal description, I've attached scans of the cover and four inside pages for your perusal. CONTENTS; Remembering Great Musicians - Magda Matsulevich: pianist, aesthete, and person; Review Materials - Alexander Solodovnikov, more; Creative Portrait - Leonora Dmitrerko; Jubilee -… Read more
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American Record Guide - May / June 1996 - Vol.59, No.3

by David Raymond, James Van Sant, Bridget Paolucci, Bill Ellis, Jerry Schwartz, Steven Haller, Kurt Moses, Desmond Arthur, and Stephen Hicken

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1996
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Cincinnati, Ohio: American Record Guide, 1996. The definitive journal offering reviews of classical recordings and music in concert. Concert highlights include Calrisle Floyd's "Susannah" (Houston), Kurt Weill's "The Progagonist"/Hindemith's "Murderer, Hope of Women", Leon Botstein (NYC), Mark Morris, Birtwistle's "Antiphonies" (Boulez/LA), Wagner's "Ring" (Arizona), Conrad Susa "Transformations" (NYC). CONTENTS: ***See accompanying scan image of the Table of Contents.*** 288 pages.… Read more
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The Composer As Listener - A Guide to Music

by Irving Kolodin (Editor); Berlioz, Weber, Liszt, Tchaikovsky, Wagner, Gounod, Mahler, Schoenberg, Clara Schumann, Wolf, Brahms, Moscheles, Grieg, Debussy, Massenet, and many others

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Published
1962
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First Thus
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New York: Collier Books, 1962. Collier # BS59. A treasury of musical commentary by great makers of music from Palestrina to Schoenberg. CONTENTS: Introduction; Part I - Composers (about Bach, Beethoven, Berlioz, Brahms, Bruckner, Chopin, Cui, Franz, Liszt, Mendelssohm, Mozart, Palestrina, Rimsky-Korsakov, Schubert, Schumann, J. Strauss, R. Strauss, Wagner, and Verdi); Part II - specific Compositions; III - Interpreters and… Read more
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The Musical Times, Autumn 2009 - Vol. 150 No. 1908

by Peter Williams, Steven Plank, Robert Orledge, Durval Cesetti, Barry Cooper, Robert J. Bruce, Joyce Simlett-Moss, Godwin Sadoh, Michael Graubart, Peter Phillips, Andrew Thomson, Kevin O'Connell, others

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2009
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Berkhamstead, Herts, UK: The Musical Times Publications, 2009. The UK’s oldest classical music journal, with 165 years of continuous publication (established in 1844) - this being its 1,908th issue. CONTENTS: (Articles) Whither 'music studies' (Williams); Purcell, the anthem, and the culture of preaching (Plank); Erik Satie's 'Uspud' (Orledge); The narrative of a composer's biography: Szymanowski (Cesetti); 'Miss Bonwick' identified: an… Read more
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Contemporary Music in the Modern World - Scientific Research Journal [UKRAINIAN LANGUAGE]

by Irina Kopot (Editor); Natalia Bovsunivska, Olena Vereshchagina-Bilyavska, Liudmila Ershova, Richard Cameron-Wolfe, Olga Kizlova, Anastasia Kravchenko, Margarita Moiseyeva, Others

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2013
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Zhitomir, Ukraine: Ivan Franko University Publishing House, 2013. Articles submitted for this collection deal with issues of contemporary musicology, musical activity, performance, and education which were discussed at the III International Scientific-Practical Conference "Contemporary Music in the Modern World", held within the festival Zhytomyr Musical Spring, 2012" at the Department of Music and Choreography with Methods of Teaching (Zhytomyr State… Read more
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Music in London 1890-94 - Volume II (of 3)

by Shaw, George Bernard

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Published
1932
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Reprint Edition - 1949
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London: Constable and Company Ltd., 1932. Volume II of Shaw's prolific documentation of London's rich musical life. 325 pages. CONDITION: The book - lacking its original dust-jacket - is solid and square, its gilt spine titling still bright, though the spine ends are lightly bumped and slightly discolored. The pages are unmarked, although several of the pages have some… Read more
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Aspects of Wagner

by Magee, Bryan

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Published
1969
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Very Good (overall)
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First Thus - First Printing
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9780812812053
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New York: Stein and Day, 1969. A Very Good overall copy of # SD 9 - a concise and revelatory study of Richard Wagner. CONTENTS: Wagner's Theory of Opera, Jews - Not Least in Music, Wagnerolatry, The Influence of Wagner, Wagner in Performance. 126 pages. CONDITION: a tight, square copy with moderate shelf-wear and a small back-cover corner-crease. Inside, there… Read more
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American Record Guide - July / August 1995 - Vol.58, No.4

by John Von Rhein, Elizabeth Ginsburg, Herman Trotter, Julie Cook, George Murphy, Leslie Kandell, Richard Tiedman, Donald Vroon, Richard Traubner, Richard S. Ginell, Arved Ashby, Stephen Hicken

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Published
1995
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Cincinnati, Ohio: American Record Guide, 1995. The definitive journal offering reviews of classical recordings and music in concert. Highlights include Boulez 70th birthday concert (Chicago); Hermann Michael, conductor (Seattle Opera); Troy Concert Hall (Troy, NY); New World Symphony (Miami); Aspen Summer Festival; "Mostly Mozart" Festival; American Composers Overview; summer music festivals. CONTENTS: ***See accompanying scan image of the Table of… Read more
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Gyorgy Kurtag's Piano Cycle "Games" - View of the Past, Present, and Future [TEXT IN RUSSIAN ONLY]

by Tatiana A. Khainovskaya

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Published
2006
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First Edition
ISBN
9785887180489
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St. Petersburg, Russia: Sudarynya, 2006. A revealing profile of the distinguished Hungarian composer, embedded in this probing analysis of his piano cycle "Games". CONTENTS: Preface; Introduction; (1) Gyorgy Kurtag and his piano cycle "Games" - a panoramic view; (2) twentieth century compositional techniques in Kurtag's "Games"; (3) stylistic games; Conclusion; 31 pages of musical examples. [--- and see the scan… Read more
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Il Pianoforte - "Melos" Collezione Musicale, Volume I

by Casella, Alfredo

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1936
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Roma, Milano: Tumminelli & C., 1936. [TEXT IN ITALIAN] This is the outstanding "Pianoforte" volume (Volume I, dedicated to Alfred Cortot), from the Collezione Musicale "Melos" - a series of musical manuals directed by Guido M. Gatti and Paola Ojetti. CONTENTS: To the Reader; Dedication: Carissimo Fred; History of the Piano; The Construction of the Piano; The Aesthetic of… Read more
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American Record Guide - September/October 2004 - Vol.67, No.5

by Donald R. Vroon (Editor); Jack Sullivan, Leslie Kandell, Richard S. Ginell, Marilyn Tucker, Wes Blomster, Shirley Fleming, Herman Trotter, Edward Greenfield, James A. Van Sant

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2004
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Cincinnati, Ohio: American Record Guide, 2004. The definitive journal offering reviews of classical recordings and music in concert. Concert highlights include Spoleto, Charles Ives, Ojai Festival, Ravinia, Cincinnati May Festival, and Canadian Ring Cycle. CONTENTS: ***See accompanying scan image of the Table of Contents.*** 288 pages. CONDITION: A bright, solid, square, unmarked Very Good Plus to Near Fine copy with… Read more
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Syntagma Musicum, Volume Two: De Organographia - First and Second Parts [PRE-PUBLICATION "PROOF" COPY]

by Praetorius, Michael - in an English Translation by Harold Blumenfeld

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1949
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Advance Reading Copy
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New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University, 1949. Praetorius (1571-1621) was likely the most renowned German musician of the early 17th century, and his encyclopedic three-volume "Syntagma Musicum" represented a compendium of all musical knowledge of the time as well as an exhaustive source on musical instruments, new performance practices and their theoretical formulation. Volume II first appeared in 1619. This Yale… Read more
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