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Style and Orchestration
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Style and Orchestration

By Read, Gardner

New York: Schirmer Books, 1979. Considered the definitive book on the historical evolution of orchestral style, with an informative and provocative Foreword by Nicolas Slonimsky, CONTENTS: List of Musical Examples, Foreword, Preamble; 10 orchestra chapters: Preclassical, Classical, Early Romantic, Late Romantic, Impressionist, Expressionist, Neoclassical, Neoromantic, Exotic, Avant-Garde; Postscript, List of Score References, Bibliography, Index. 304 pages. CONDITION: The book itself is solid and unmarked, with minimal shelf-wear and a slight spine-lean. Its dustjacket - now in a clear mylar protective cover - is bright, complete, unmarked, and uncreased, with moderate edge- and corner-wear plus a half-inch closed tear on its top edge. All in all, a handsome copy.. First Edition - First Printing. Clothbound Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Music Textbook.

$28.03

The Musical Quarterly - July 1943 - Vol. XXIX No.3 [JOURNAL]
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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

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 unmarked. There is evidence, however, of past water-incursion, resulting in a few faint areas of discoloration and a very slight waver to the text block. This remains a quite respectable copy and valuable resource - now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag with archival backing board.. Sewn Binding Softcover. Good. 6.5" x 9.5". Journal.

$6.41

The Nature of Music
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The Nature of Music

By Scherchen, Hermann

Great Britain: Henry Regnery Company, 1950. A volume of thought-provoking and often profound insights from the distinguished conductor, translated from the 1946 German edition by William Mann, and with a Preface by Edward J. Dent. CONTENTS: See accompanying scan image of the Table of Contents. 193 pages. CONDITION: a solid, securely-bound VERY GOOD MINUS copy with moderate shelf-wear, its spine slightly sun-darkened. Its interior is unmarked and uncreased, compromised only by a couple pages with areas of discoloration in the margins. This quite respectable copy is now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag.. First Edition. Clothbound Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Large Octavo.

$11.88

American Record Guide - March / April 1996 - Vol.59, No.2
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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

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 the Table of Contents.*** 288 pages. CONDITION: A bright, solid, square, unmarked Very Good Plus to Near Fine copy with light edge-/corner-wear and a vertical crease along the pre-scored line adjacent to the front spine edge. The interior is pristine. This attractive copy now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag.. Large Softcover. Very Good Plus. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Journal - Magazine.

$11.88

Classical Musician [Muzikant Klassik] No.7-8 (66-67) - 2007 [RUSSIAN MUSIC MAGAZINE]
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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

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 - Music Master Mikhail Pletenev; Creative Collective - Musical Culture; Festivals; Methodical Works. 44 (48) pages. CONDITION: a bright, solid, unmarked, uncreased copy with negligible shelf-wear - now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag with archival backing board.. Stapled Wraps. Fine. 8" x 11.5". Magazine.

$13.78

American Record Guide - May / June 1996 - Vol.59, No.3
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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

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. CONDITION: A bright, solid, square, unmarked Very Good to Very Good Plus copy with light shelf-wear, compromised only by a small bump on the upper-right corner and a vertical crease adjacent to the front spine edge. The interior is pristine. This attractive copy now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag.. Large Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Journal - Magazine.

$11.88

The Composer As Listener - A Guide to Music
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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

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 Interpretation; IV - Creative Process; V - Audiences; VI - Miscellaneous. 320 pages. CONDITION: a solid, square Very Good Minus copy with moderate shelf-wear, creased only on the front spine edge, unmarked but for a previous owner's signature inside, with small bump/tears at the spine bottom and the front cover outside edge. This remains a quite respectable copy - now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag. NOTE: This small item will be shipped, securely packed, with a complimentary upgrade to trackable First Class on domestic (US) orders. . First Thus. Mass Market Paperback. Very Good Minus. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$4.75

The Musical Times, Autumn 2009 - Vol. 150 No. 1908
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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

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 18th-century composer and organist (Cooper); An incident at Severn Stoke, 11 September 1830 (Bruce); Confused identities: the two Master Hummel(l)s (Simlett-Moss); Modern Nigerian Music: the postcolonial experience (Sadoh); The Emperor of Atlantis: the first British production (Graubart); plus book reviews and additional brief articles. 120 pages. CONDITION: a new, uncompromised copy - now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag with backing board.. Soft Cover. Fine (As New). 7.5" x 9.5". Journal.

$13.78

Contemporary Music in the Modern World - Scientific Research Journal [UKRAINIAN LANGUAGE]
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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

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 Ivan Franko University). CONTENTS: Preface (Kopot); [**See scan of the Table of Contents for article titles and authorship.] 124 pages. CONDITION: a bright, tight, square, unmarked, uncreased copy with negligible shelf-wear - now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag.. Stapled Wraps. Fine. Illus. by Sergei Zhukov (cover art). 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Journal.

$14.25

Music in London 1890-94 - Volume II (of 3)
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Music in London 1890-94 - Volume II (of 3)

By Shaw, George Bernard

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 spots of faint spoiling/staining. This remains a quite respectable copy - now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag.. Reprint Edition - 1949. Clothbound Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$4.75

Aspects of Wagner
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Aspects of Wagner

By Magee, Bryan

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 is a previous owner's signature and several vertical lines in the margins - none intruding upon the text itself. This remains an attractive copy - now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag.. First Thus - First Printing. Trade Paperback. Very Good (overall). 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$3.80

American Record Guide - July / August 1995 - Vol.58, No.4
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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

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 Contents.*** 288 pages. CONDITION: A bright, solid, square, unmarked Very Good Plus to Near Fine copy with light shelf-wear, compromised only by a small bump-scuff on an outer corner and a vertical crease along the pre-scored line adjacent to the front spine edge. The interior is pristine. This attractive copy now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag.. Large Softcover. Very Good Plus. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Journal - Magazine.

$11.88

The Meaning of Music - A Study in Psychological Aesthetics
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The Meaning of Music - A Study in Psychological Aesthetics

By Pratt, Carroll C.

New York: Johnson Reprint Corp., 1968. This edition reprints the original 1931 McGraw-Hill edition, here with a revelatory new and lengthy Introduction by the author. It is a thought-provoking exploration of musical aesthetics. CONTENTS: Introduction; The Materials of Music; The Form of Music; The Meaning of Music; Index of Names, Index of Subjects. xxxiii, viii, & 253 pages. CONDITION: The book is solid, square, and unmarked, with age-speckling/discoloration on the page-block edges and moderate edge-and corner-wear on the clothbound covers. It contains library labels on the front and back endpapers, including a Presentation plate on the front free endpaper containing the author's name. The original dustjacket (if there was one) is absent, so I fashioned a simple new replacement cover (see accompanying scan image) - now enclosed in a clear mylar (removable) protective cover.. Second Edition. Clothbound Hardcover. Good Plus/Fine (replacement). 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Presentation Copy/Ex-Library.

$16.63

Gyorgy Kurtag's Piano Cycle "Games" - View of the Past, Present, and Future [TEXT IN RUSSIAN ONLY]
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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

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 image of the Russian-language Table of Contents.] 137 pages. CONDITION: a bright, tight, square, unmarked, uncreased Near Fine copy with minimal shelf-wear, compromised only by a bent upper right corner. This rare item is now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag with archival backing board.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good Plus. 5.5" x 8".

$19.00

Il Pianoforte - "Melos" Collezione Musicale, Volume I
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Il Pianoforte - "Melos" Collezione Musicale, Volume I

By Casella, Alfredo

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 the Piano; The Great Pianists of History; How to Play the Piano; How to Teach the Piano; Transcription for Piano; Piano with Orchestra; The Piano in Chamber Music; Index; Table of Contents. 246 pages, with photos, illustrations, and score excerpts. CONDITION: A worn but *unmarked* copy with considerable shelf-wear, its page-block reattached to the covers with archival tape. The pages are noticeably age-tanned in the margins and are brittle along the edges (some small corner pieces absent). This fragile item must be handled carefully to avoid further deterioration. To that end, I have fashioned a new replacement dustjacket, affixing the original incomplete jacket panels and enclosing it all in a clear mylar protective cover. [NOTE: See accompanying scan images.] This is certainly a "tattered treasure" - but a treasure nonetheless.. Assumed First Edition. Soft Cover. Fair/Poor. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$19.00

American Record Guide - September/October 2004 - Vol.67, No.5
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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

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 light shelf-wear, compromised only by creasing on an outer corner and vertically along the pre-scored line adjacent to the front spine edge. The interior is pristine. This attractive copy now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag.. Large Softcover. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Journal - Magazine.

$11.88

Syntagma Musicum, Volume Two: De Organographia - First and Second Parts [PRE-PUBLICATION "PROOF" COPY]
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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

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 University "in house" printing does not include the 42-woodcut "Theatre of Instruments" which appeared in the original, though subsequent editions do (e.g., Barenreiter & Da Capo Press). CONTENTS: Preface (Blumenfeld); Dedication/Foreword (Praetorius); Part I: The Nomenclature of Musical Instruments; Part Two: The Range and Properties of Musical Instruments; Technical Remarks on the Translation; ca. 120 pages, with numerous musical examples, its text in typescript. CONDITION: an unmarked copy with worn/sunned/soiled covers and compromised binding. *** When I found this item, its plastic comb binding was crushed and incomplete, with the cover holes torn. I soon discovered that the present-day standard plastic-comb-binding "teeth" were too far apart to fit the holes in this 1949 book. I tape-repaired the binding edge of the covers and inserted a metal spiral to hold everything together (although the purchaser might choose to remove it and simply deal with a set of loose pages). This quite acceptable and useful copy is now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag with archival backing board.. Advance Reading Copy. Spiral Bound Stiff Covers. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Advance Uncorrected Proofs.

$35.63

The Musical Times, Autumn 2009 - Vol. 150 No. 1908
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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

Berkhamsted, Herts, UK: The Musical Times Publications Ltd., 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 18th-century composer and organist (Cooper); An incident at Severn Stoke, 11 September 1830 (Bruce); Confused identities: the two Master Hummel(l)s (Simlett-Moss); Modern Nigerian Music: the postcolonial experience (Sadoh); The Emperor of Atlantis: the first British production (Graubart); plus book reviews and additional brief articles. 120 pages. CONDITION: a new, uncompromised copy - now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag with backing board.. Soft Cover. As New (Fine). 7.5" x 9.5". Journal.

$14.25

EAR Magazine of New Music ["New Music News" ] - Volume 11, Number 5 / Volume 12, Number 1: Double Fantasy: Carnival & New Radio 1987" - February/March 1987
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EAR Magazine of New Music ["New Music News" ] - Volume 11, Number 5 / Volume 12, Number 1: Double Fantasy: Carnival & New Radio 1987" - February/March 1987

By Carol E. Tuynman, Editor;

New York: New Wilderness Foundation, Inc., 1987. A double-issue cornucopia of provocative articles. Contributors include Daryl-Ann Saunders (Edito), Peter Roos (Techno), Howard Mandel [Brazilian Music], Peggyann Wachtel & Damir Strmel (Carnival), Carle VP Groome [re: Astrud Gilberto], Brooke Wentz [re: Nana Vasconcelos], Ornette Coleman, R. Murray Schafer (Radical Radio), John H. Rieger (Artifacts), Klaus Schoning (Radio Drama), Tim Wilson (Acoustic Architecture), Douglas Kahn (Audio Art), Barbara Pollitt [interview w/Bob Telson], Suzanne McElfresh (Ritmos), Karen Campbell (Eareviews), Gilles Donze & Hedy Caplan (New Faces); 44 pages, in a new (less newspaper-ish, more compact) format. CONDITION: a bright, solid, unmarked, uncreased copy with negligible shelf-wear, its horizontal fold however being somewhat out of kilter and stored that way for nearly 20 years, with some accompanying stiffness there. This excellent copy is now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag with archival backing board, ***folded a second time to ca. 8.5" x 11.25".. Stapled Wraps. Near Fine. 10.75" x 15.75". Magazine.

$16.63

Le Monde de la Musique - Novembre 1978, No. 5
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Le Monde de la Musique - Novembre 1978, No. 5

By Stanislas Gregeois, Michel Embareck, Luc-Andre Marcel, Joel Wissotsky, Marie-Claudette Kirpalani, Anne Rey, Louis Dandrel, Jacques Bertrand, Christian Gros, Christiane Chambenois, Colette Godard, Pierre Job, Francis Mayor, Robin Son, contributors

Paris: Le Monde et Telerema, 1978. An exceedingly scarce early issue of this provocative, profusely illustrated French-language music journal. CONTENTS: Hommage a Brel (Gregeois), Le neuf du mois, Reggae (Embareck), Haendel le diable (Marcel), Noelle Spieth, claveciniste (Wissotsky), Les pelerins du raga (Kirpalani) Interview de Scriabine (Rey), Messiaen, soixant-dix ans (Dandrel), Claude Prey, theatre et musique ((Rey), Gainsbourg par Gainsbourg (Bertrand), Chanson: Anne Sylvestre et Michele Bernard, E.C.M.: un nouveau jazz a Munich (Gros), Tous les concerts du mois, Le tango de Valeria Munarriz (Chambenois), Harlem, annees 30 (Godard), Taj Mahal, Albert King, L'art vide a New York (Job), Chronique du silence (Mayor), J.M.F.: portraits parisiens, Livres: les nouveautes, Hi-fi service (Son), Souscriptions classiques, Disques enfants, Selection chanson, Selection rock, jazz, traditionnel, Entretien avec Toru Takemitsu (Dandrel); 96 pages, including advertisements. CONDITION: a securely-bound unmarked copy with moderate shelf-wear to its covers (with some creasing, scuffing, a couple short tears, and some surface loss on the back panel), its interior uncompromised. This attractive item is now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag with archival backing board.. Stapled Wraps. Very Good. 9.25" x 12.5". Magazine.

$18.53

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