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Andrea Chenier - Opera in Four Acts [2-CD BOXED SET in SLIPCASE]
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Andrea Chenier - Opera in Four Acts [2-CD BOXED SET in SLIPCASE]

By Giordano, Umberto

New York: RCA Victor - BMG [# 2046-2-RG] This is an excellent digitally-remastered CD release of the original 1977 recording, featuring Placido Domingo, Renata Scotto, and Sherrill Milnes - with the National Philharmonic Orchestra and John Aldiss Choir conducted by James Levine. A magnificent recording of Giordano's 1896 opera, with libretto by Luigi Illica. "An ardent poet and a young noblewoman are passionately attracted, only to be separated by the turmoil and terror of the French Revolution." CONDITION: The Fine scratch-free CDs (sound-tested from beginning to end) play beautifully and have a Fine booklet, insert, and jewel-case (though the card-stock slipcase has light corner-wear). Complimentary upgrade to securely-packed First Class shipping on domestic (USA) orders. . Boxed CDs/Jewelcase/Slipcase. Fine/Fine. 5.5" x 5". Music Compact Disc Set.

$16.63

Difficult Passages and \
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Difficult Passages and "Solos" for Violin - Taken from Italian Operas, Book I [VIOLIN SCORE]

By Fantini, Franco

Milano, Italy: Ricordi, 1971. [E.R. 2696 / A.P. 234] An excellent and useful compendium of the violin "hard parts" found in the Italian opera repertoire. CONTENTS: See my accompanying scan of the Table of Contents. 48 pages. CONDITION: A beautiful bright, solid, unmarked, uncreased copy with negligible shelf-wear. (Note: The score does not quite lie perfectly flat, most likely from having been stored thus for some time. Shall I say Fine Minus??) This handome copy is now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag with archival backing board.. Sheet Music. Fine. 9" x 12". Music Score.

$9.50

Cosi Fan Tutte. K.588 - an Opera in Two Acts [***LARGE FORMAT MINIATURE STUDY SCORE]
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Cosi Fan Tutte. K.588 - an Opera in Two Acts [***LARGE FORMAT MINIATURE STUDY SCORE]

By Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

New York: Edwin F. Kalmus ***FORMAT: This large-size score contains four orchestral systems (i.e., four small "pages" per large page) the entire score containing the complete opera. [Kalmus # F332] Mozart's great comic opera in two acts, with libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte. CONTENTS: list of roles; premiere details; orchestration, brief synopsis of scenes; the score. 100 pages. CONDITION: The Fine Minus score pages are near-pristine (unmarked and uncreased), but the cover (with moderate edge- and corner-wear), has some rear-panel color-fading and surface loss at the bottom right corner (discreetly repaired with near-invisible library archival tape). This remains a quite respectable copy - now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag with archival backing board. . Sheet Music. Very Good. 10.5" x 13.5". Music Score.

$35.63

STAGEBILLS: Two Metropolitan Opera [New York] Production Programs: Lulu (1985) & Bluebeard\'s Castle/Erwartung (double-bill, 1989)
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STAGEBILLS: Two Metropolitan Opera [New York] Production Programs: Lulu (1985) & Bluebeard's Castle/Erwartung (double-bill, 1989)

By Alban Berg; Bela Bartok; Arnold Schoenberg; John Simon; George Perle;

New York: Metropolitan Opera/Lincoln Center, 1985. Suitable for research purposes rather than as souvenirs, these items have been excised from the complete Playbill booklets, consisting now only of the pages relevant to the specific productions. [1] Lulu CONTENTS: Production Personnel; detailed Scene-by-Scene Synopsis; Notes on "Lulu" (Perle); New [personnel] This Season; Metropolitan Opera Association/Administration; Orchestra/Chorus/Ballet personnel; 1984-85 Roster of Singers, Conductors, etc.; [several pages of] Patrons and Contributors. 24 pages. Bluebeard's castle and Erwartung CONTENTS: Productions Personnel; New [personnel] This Season; Synopses; Notes on the operas (Elliott Antokoletz and geroge Perle; Essay: Hearts of Darkness (Simon). 18 pages. CONDITION: Bright, clean, unmarked, uncreased Fine-condition pages - now in a clear protective polypropylene bag with archival backing board.. Soft Cover in Dustjacket. Very Good. 5.5" x 9". Concert Programs.

$9.50

Maria Callas at Covent Garden [MUSIC DVD]
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Maria Callas at Covent Garden [MUSIC DVD]

By Giuseppe Verdi; Georges Bizet; Giacomo Puccini

Great Britain: EMI Records, Limited, 1992. NOTE! This copy is in NTSC/Region 1 (USA/Canada, etc.) format (not PAL), and can be used on any NTSC-compatible player. It is NOT an Ex-Library copy. // Magnificent performances (recorded "live" at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden) by the great Diva, of music from some of her most famous roles. CONTENTS: (1) Don Carlo - "Tu che le vanita"; (2) Carmen - Prelude, "Habanera", Entracte, "Seguedille"; (3) Tosca - Act II (with Tito Gobbi, Renato Cioni, Robert Bowman, and Dennis Wicks. Stage Desicner and Director for this historic performance was Franco Zefirelli. Total time: 70 minutes. [Additional Text menu: English, French, German] Recorded in black-and-white. Subtitle menu: English, French, German. CONDITION: The Near Fine DVD plays beautifully - visually as well as sonically - though it does have a few faint superficial scratches. Its Fine Minus card case (issued without a booklet) is bright, unmarked, and uncreased, with negligible shelf-wear (just tiny bumps to the bottom outer corners. . 2002 Japanese Edition. DVD in Card Covers. Near Fine/Near Fine. 6" x 7.5". Music DVD.

$13.78

Ariadne auf Naxos - Opera in One Act with a Prologue [2 CDs - Music COMPACT DISC]
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Ariadne auf Naxos - Opera in One Act with a Prologue [2 CDs - Music COMPACT DISC]

By Richard Strauss & Hugo Von Hoffmansthal

Berlin: Deutsche Grammophon, 1989. Strauss's magnificent 1916 comic opera, with a steller cast, including Anna Tomova-Sintow, Agnes Baltsa, Kathleen Battle, Gary Lakes, Hermann Prey, Kurt Rydl, Barbara Bonney, and Dawn Upshaw. The Vienna Philharmonic is conducted by James Levine. A slipcased-2CD set with comprehensive 184-page booklet. Total time: 2 hours, 5 minutes.CONDITION: Fine-condition CDs, played twice and sounding beautifully - with Fine booklet, jewelcase, and card-stock slip-case (one tiny spine-corner scuff). All nestled in a clear, protective polypropylene bag.. First Issue. CDs/Booklet/Slipcase. Fine/Fine. 5.5" x 5". Music Compact Disc Set.

$16.63

Rolando Villazon and Placido Domingo: Gitano
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Rolando Villazon and Placido Domingo: Gitano

By Pablo Sorozabal; Amadeu Vives; Jose Serrano; Federico Moreno Torroba; Reveriano Soutulio; Jacinto Guerrero; Others

New York: Virgin Classics - EMI, 2006. Brilliant young tenor Rolando Villazon sings a wonderful selection of Zarzuela (Spanish Folk Opera) arias with the Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid, conducted by Placido Domingo. CONTENTS: See accompanying scan images (2) of the track List. Total time: 57'06". CONDITION: Fine condition CD (played twice, plays beautifully) with Fine jewel-case and inserts (booklet has a small side-edge crimp). Complimentary upgrade to securely-packed First Class shipping on domestic (USA) orders. . CD in Jewel Case. Fine/Fine. 5.5" x 5". Music Compact Disc.

$11.16

Jesus Before Herod - Grand Opera in One Act [LP VINYL RECORD] and a Letter from the Von Wayditch Foundation
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Jesus Before Herod - Grand Opera in One Act [LP VINYL RECORD] and a Letter from the Von Wayditch Foundation

By Wayditch, Gabriel Von

Tinton Falls, New Jersey USA: Musical Heritage Society, 1980. MHS 4167. This is the third opera (of 14!) by Von Wayditch, composed in 1918, from a 1979 production by the San Diego Opera - featuring the San Diego Symphony Orchestra conducted by Peter Eros. An opera in just one Act, but unleashing all the grandeur and Post-Romanticism of Richard Strauss. Total Time: 40 minutes. NOTE: The Wayditch Foundation letter is accompanied by additional relevant data and news articles. CONDITION: The LP sound is rich and vivid, with minimal surface noise. Its jacket is bright, solid, unmarked, and uncreased, with light shelf-wear. The LP is now in a new audiophile inner sleeve (replacing the generic MHS original) and the entire album is nestled in a strong mylar outer sleeve. It will be cleaned again before being securely packed and promptly shipped, domestically (USA) and internationally.. First Thus - Revised Edition. LP Record in Jacket. Near Fine/Near Fine. 12.25" x 12.25". Music LP Record.

$18.53

Turandot - Opera in Two Acts; Suite from \
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Turandot - Opera in Two Acts; Suite from "Turandot"; Rondo Arlecchinesco [2-LP VINYL RECORD SET]

By Busoni, Ferruccio

Berkeley, California: I Grandi Interpreti, 1979. IGI-361 (monaural). Busoni's remarkable 1917 opera in its first recorded performance (1959) - with singers Charles Gillig, Melitta Muszely, Melanie Geissler, Fritz Uhl, and Gottfried Fehr. Otto Ackermann conducts the Bern City Orchestra. Side 4 contains the Turandot Suite (Igor Markevitch conducting the O.R.T. F. Orchestra) and Rondo Arlecchinesco (Jascha Horenstein conducting the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra). Total Time: 97 minutes. CONDITION: Surprisingly good sound for this Monaural "private" recording (possibly taken from a radio broadcast) - the solo vocals being particularly clear. The discs have light/moderate surface noise throughout with occasional crackles (Side 2 a bit more, Side 4 minimal). Its Very Good Plus gatefold jacket (issued without libretto insert or liner notes) is bright, solid, unmarked, and uncreased, with light shelf-wear and faint ring-wear. This rather scarce LP set is now in a new audiophile inner sleeve (replacing the plain original) and the entire set is nestled in a strong mylar outer sleeve. It will be cleaned again before being securely packed and promptly shipped, domestically (USA) and internationally.. LP Records in Gatefold Jacket. Very Good/Very Good. 12.25" x 12.25". Music LP Records.

$45.13

Russian Tenor Dmitri Galikhin sings Tchaikovsky Arias and Romances [CD - MUSIC COMPACT DISC]
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Russian Tenor Dmitri Galikhin sings Tchaikovsky Arias and Romances [CD - MUSIC COMPACT DISC]

By Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Moscow, Russia: Agency Zvuk, 2011. ZV10-11041. A rare CD, SIGNED and INSCRIBED by young Russian tenor Dmitri Galikhin. An impressive concert of Tchaikovsky's music, including five arias and a romance, persuasively sung by this gifted young tenor, accompanied by the State Academic Russian Concert Orchestra "Boyar", with conductors Yaroslav Poptsov and Anatoliy Poletayev. The remainder of the CD contains orchestral ballet excerpts and the Finale of Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony. REPERTOIRE: ***See accompanying scan image of the Track List. CONDITION: A Fine-condition CD (plays beautifully) with Fine gatefold-case (which includes Program Notes and Track List in Russian and English). Complimentary upgrade to securely-packed First Class shipping on domestic (USA) orders.. Signed and Inscribed by the Performing Artist. CD in Fold-out Card-case. Fine/Fine. 5.5" x 5". Music Compact Disc.

$18.53

The Demon - Opera in Three Acts [3-LP RECORD BOX SET]
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The Demon - Opera in Three Acts [3-LP RECORD BOX SET]

By Rubinstein, Anton

Voce Recordings , 1982. VOCE-65 (Stereo). Boris Khaikin and the Soviet Radio Symphony Orchestra and Academic Choir, with a cast led by Alexander Polyakov, Nina Lebedeva, Alexsei Usmanov, and Yevgeny Vladimirov. A scarce archival LP vinyl recording af Anton Rubinstein's 1871 opera, with libretto by Pavel Viskovatov (based on the poem by Mikhail Lermontov). It was premiered at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg in 1875, then at the Bolshoi in Moscow in 1879. NOTE: This is a "live" performance, from a 1974 radio broadcast. CONDITION: The discs are not what we would consider "high fidelity" but do reflect an excellent overall musical performance. The surfaces are generally quiet, with light surface noise occasionally apparent when the musical textures thin out. The record box is solid, square, and unmarked, with only light shelf-wear. [NOTE: 3/4s in on Side 5 there is a small recording (or pressing) anomaly (flutter), lasting no more than a second.] The 4-page insert (containing the recording's cast, a scene-by-scene synopsis, and historical notes on the opera) is pristine. The set is nestled in a strong mylar outer sleeve and will be securely packed and promptly shipped, domestically (USA) and internationally.. LP Records in Box. Near Fine/Near Fine. 12.25" x 12.25". Music LP Records.

$71.25

St. Petersburg Opera - The Staging [PROMOTIONAL BROCHURE]
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St. Petersburg Opera - The Staging [PROMOTIONAL BROCHURE]

By Yuri Alexandrov, Artistic Director

St. Petersburg, Russia: State Chamber Music Theatre, 1991. This is a rare copy of the State Chamber Music Theatre/St. Petersburg Opera's 1991 season. This theatre was founded in Leningrad in 1987 and (at the time of this brochure) had a repertoire of 14 productions: historical and contemporary Russian operas as well as masterpieces of the French, Italian, and German repertoire. Repertory examples: Bortniansky's "The Falcon", Donizetti's "Rita", and works by Adam de la Halle, Haydn, Mussorgsky, Cimarosa, A. Smelkov. CONDITION: a bright unmarked, uncreased copy with negligible shelf-wear - now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag with archival backing board.. Folded Brochure. Fine. 8.25" x 22.5" (unfolded). Music Brochure.

$11.88

La Clemenza di Tito [Titus] - Opera Seria in Three Acts [VOCAL & PIANO SCORE]
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La Clemenza di Tito [Titus] - Opera Seria in Three Acts [VOCAL & PIANO SCORE]

By Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Zurich-Vienna: Apollo-Verlag - Edition Peters, 1953. Peters No. 746a. Mozart's late, inexcusably under-performed "serious opera", chronicling the life of Roman Emperor Titus, via the libretto by Metastasio and Mazzola - here in critical revision and new translation by Bernhard Paumgartner and Hans Curjel. CONTENTS: Preface (History and Practical Notes - in German and English); Dramatis Personae and Index of Acts/Scenes; the piano-vocal score. vi + 364 pages. CONDITION: Fair covers, with about Very Good interior. Despite its worn, discolored, chipped covers (it lacks the cover spine, but the sewn page-block is still securely bound), the score itself is clear and unmarked. This remains a quite respectable copy - now nestled in a clear, protective polypropylene bag with archival backing board.. Large Softcover. Good. 7.5" x 10.5". Music Score.

$18.53

Letter (1937) to Herr Stephan Albrecht from Deutscher Buhnenvertrieb  [Nazi-Affiliated Organization]
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Letter (1937) to Herr Stephan Albrecht from Deutscher Buhnenvertrieb [Nazi-Affiliated Organization]

By (author's signature illegible)

Berlin: Deutscher Buhnenvertrieb, 1937. This rare piece of Nazi Germany memorabilia was sent by a representative of the Berlin publishing house Deutscher Buhnenvertrieb in 1937 to one "Stephan Albrecht Musikdirektor", a German composer based in New York City. // The letter is focused on an operetta score of Albrecht's (Czar for a Night), which he apparently had submitted for possible publication. The representative praises the work's creativity and craft but explains that Deutscher Buhnenvertrieb promotes a "specific cultural-political line" and does not publish work of a "purely entertaining nature". Assumedly this means that the publisher was part of the Nazi's domestic propaganda effort. The representative also makes reference to Albrecht's accompanying "Arierpapieren" - those insidious documents verifying his Aryan racial lineage. The letter ends with the "HH" salute. It remains unclear whether or not its NYC-based recipient was a Nazi sympathizer. Of further interest, there is small initializing in both bottom corners, suggesting that the letter was subject to censorship scrutiny before being mailed to the USA. CONDITION: This is a clean copy with two horizontal mailing creases, showing light edge- and corner-wear. The envelope is open at the top and on both sides, with several small chips and edge-tears. This rare item is now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag with archival backing board.. Single Sheet w/Envelope. Very Good. 8.25" x 11.75". Business Letter.

$95.00

The Santa Fe Opera - 50th Anniversary Season - 2006 [SOUVENIR SEASON PROGRAM BOOK]
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The Santa Fe Opera - 50th Anniversary Season - 2006 [SOUVENIR SEASON PROGRAM BOOK]

By Mary Jane Phillips, James M. Keller, Mark Tiarks, Mirka Zemanova, and James Inverne (Program Notes)

Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA: The Santa Fe Opera Association, 2006. The celebratory 50th-anniversary season program book of Santa Fe, New Mexico's spectacular open-air opera house. This book contains generous Program Notes, profiles of the featured artists, tributes to the distinguished history of the Santa Fe Opera House, and local advertising. REPERTOIRE: Carmen (Bizet) , The Magic Flute (Mozart) , Cinderella (Massenet), Salome (R. Strauss), and The Tempest (Thomas Ades), plus Anniversary Arias Gala Concert and Apprentice Scenes. 216 pages. CONDITION: a bright, tight, square, unmarked, uncreased copy with negligible shelf-wear - now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag. Large Softcover. Fine (As New). 8.5" x 11". Souvenir Programme Book.

$6.89

Luna Monthly - No. 10 - March 1970
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Luna Monthly - No. 10 - March 1970

By Franklin Dietz (editor); Gerald Bishop, Norris Chapnick, F. Maxim, Lin Carter, Daphne Ann Hamilton,

Oradell, New Jersey: Frank and Ann Dietz, 1970. A scarce issue of this vintage sci-fi fanzine. CONTENTS: Evelyn Del Rey (obituary), The International Scene (Denmark, Great Britain), Science Fantasy - California, Kodak Teenage Movie Awards, Coming Events, SF and the Arts (Gian Carlo Menotti opera), Coming Attractions (publications), SF and the Cinema (Marooned, The Dunwich Horror), New Books, With Broadsword and Grimoire (Carter), Lilliputia (Moomin Series). 32 pages. CONDITION: a bright, tight, square, unmarked copy with light shelf-wear, a touch of discoloration, and one wrinkled page. This attractive copy is now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag with archival backing board. This small item will be shipped, securely packed, with a complimentary upgrade to trackable First Class on domestic (US) orders.. Stapled Wraps. Very Good Plus. 5.5" x 8.5". Fanzine.

$13.78

Elektra [DVD - COMPLETE OPERA - *****REGION CODES 2 & 5]
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Elektra [DVD - COMPLETE OPERA - *****REGION CODES 2 & 5]

By Strauss, Richard

Halle & Berlin, Germany: ArtHaus Musik, 1984. HX-0438. NOTE: This item (packaged for distribution in Japan) is NOT compatible with most DVD players typically sold in REGION 1 (USA & Canada copy) but it WILL play perfectly through a computer - via VLC media player or others. It IS compatible with players sold in REGIONS 2 & 5, covering the following countries: [2] Japan, Europe, South Africa, and the Middle East, including Egypt; [5] Eastern Europe, Baltic States, Russia, Central and South Asia, Indian subcontinent, Africa, North Korea, and Mongolia. This outstanding complete performance features Eva Marton, Brigitte Fassbaender, Cheryl Studer, James King, and Franz Grundheber - with the Chorus and Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera, conducted by Claudio Abbado. CONDITION: The Very Good Plus DVD shows a bit of scuffing (plus "remainder" marks adjacent to the center hole), but plays perfectly. The card case is in Fine, uncompromised condition. (The DVD will be transported in a slim jewelcase, along with the card-case original.) . Later Reissue. DVD in Card Covers. Very Good Plus/Fine. 6" x 7.5". Music DVD.

$13.06

Chausson: Le Roi Arthus - Lyric Drama in Three Acts [3-LP RECORD BOXED SET]
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Chausson: Le Roi Arthus - Lyric Drama in Three Acts [3-LP RECORD BOXED SET]

By Chausson, Ernest

Paris: Erato / Radio France, 1987. Erato NUM 75271. This is likely the definitive performance of Chausson's 1903 operatic masterpiece "Le Roi Arthus". This performance features Teresa Zylis-Gara, Gino Quilico, and Gosta Winbergh with Nouvel Orchestre Philharmonique and Choers de Radio France, conducted by Armin Jordan. The Program Notes and Libretto (Chausson's own) are in French, English, and German - in a 135-page booklet. CONDITION: Three NEAR FINE to FINE LP records [not CDs!] in a solid, sturdy NEAR FINE box (with minimal shelf-wear and a discreetly tape-repaired bottom-edge tear). The LPs - tested and cleaned before listing - play beautifully, with general negligible-to-minimal surface noise. (The beginning of Side 5 is a little noisy, but then settles down.) The FINE/AS NEW booklet (identical to the one issued with the CD set) is enclosed into a 12" x 12" plastic tray. ***Fresh anti-static inner sleeves replace the plain/blank originals - and the boxed set is nestled in a clear outer sleeve. Securely packed and promptly mailed for ultra-safe shipping globally! . Assumed First Edition. Boxed Set. Near Fine/Near Fine. 12.5" x 12.5". Music LP Records.

$23.75

L'Africaine [2-DVD SET - COMPLETE OPERA - *****REGIONS 2 & 5]
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L'Africaine [2-DVD SET - COMPLETE OPERA - *****REGIONS 2 & 5]

By Meyerbeer, Giacomo

Halle & Berlin, Germany: ArtHaus Musik, 1991. HX-0121. NOTE: This item (packaged for distribution in Japan) is NOT compatible with most DVD players typically sold in REGION 1 (USA & Canada copy) but it WILL play perfectly via computer. It IS compatible with players sold in REGIONS 2 & 5, covering the following countries: [2] Japan, Europe, South Africa, and the Middle East, including Egypt; [5] Eastern Europe, Baltic States, Russia, Central and South Asia, Indian subcontinent, Africa, North Korea, and Mongolia. This outstanding San Francisco Opera production features Shirley Verrett, Placido Domingo, Ruth Ann Swenson, Justino Diaz, Michael Devlin, and Philip Skinner - with the Chorus, Ballet, and orchestra of the San Francisco Opera, conducted by Maurizio Arena. CONDITION: The Very Good Plus DVDs show a bit of scuffing (plus remainder marks adjacent to their center holes) , but play perfectly. The card case is in Near Fine condition, compromised only by a shallo vertical bend on the right side. (The DVDs will be transported in slim jewelcases, along with the card-case original.) . Later Reissue. 2 DVDs in Card Case. Very Good Plus/Near Fine. 6" x 7.5". Music DVDs.

$16.63

Tistu - or - A Boy with Green Fingers (Children's Opera) - PIANO / VOCAL SCORE
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Tistu - or - A Boy with Green Fingers (Children's Opera) - PIANO / VOCAL SCORE

By Khromushin, Oleg (born 1927) & Jaan Raats (born 1932)

Leningrad [St. Petersburg], USSR: Sovetsky Kompozitor Publishers, 1987. A delightful children's opera in two Acts with libretto by R. Sats-Karpov, its characters including a young boy, a pony, a teacher, a little girl, the king and queen, a children's chorus, etc. 128 pages. CONDITION: a bright, tight, square, uncreased copy with minimal shelf-wear and a pristine interior, unmarked but for a small inked cataloging number on the back cover. This handsome copy is now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag. NOTE: Multiple score orders, depending on weight, may qualify for a generous shipping charge reduction.. Assumed First Edition. Bound Wraps. Near Fine. 8.5" x 11". Music Score.

$18.53

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