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The Rake's Progress: An Opera in Three Acts by W. H. Auden and Chester Kallman.
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The Rake's Progress: An Opera in Three Acts by W. H. Auden and Chester Kallman.

By Stravinsky, Igor

414 pp. Folio, conductor's score. With US two-cent stamp of Stravinsky affixed to the title page. First or early printing. Full score. London: Boosey & Hawkes, c1949, 1950, 1951. (Composed 1948-1951.) Plate number B&H 17853. PO Sig, Professional markings in red in blue pencil. De Lerma R3.

$287.10

Der Geizige Ritter [The Miserly Knight]: Oper in einem Aufzug, Op. 24
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Der Geizige Ritter [The Miserly Knight]: Oper in einem Aufzug, Op. 24

By Rachmaninov, S.

268 pp. + [inhalt]. Full score, quarto, black leatherlike decorative cloth elaborately stamped with gilt titles. Previous owner's signature. Triangle cut from ffep. The Miserly Knight, an opera in one act, three scenes, after the text of the like-named tragedy of A. Pushkin. Plate number 6820.

$189.11

Von heute auf Morgen: Oper in einem Akt, Op. 32
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Von heute auf Morgen: Oper in einem Akt, Op. 32

By Schoenberg, Arnold

Mainz: B. Schott's Sohne, 1970. Cloth. Very Good. Folio. x, 249 pp. Very good, full score, folio, gray cloth. Water damage to top of spine affecting 4 inch area. Slight visibility of stain on pages, not affecting usability, pages very good none-the-less. Herausgegeben von Richard Hoffmann unter Mitarbeit von Werner Bittinger. The libretto is by "Max Blonda" (Gertrude Schoenberg, Arnold Schoenberg's wife).

$180.11

Boris Godunov: Opera in Four Acts after the dramatic chronicle of the same title by A. S. Pushkin with the greater part of his poetry preserved. Volumes 1 & 2
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Boris Godunov: Opera in Four Acts after the dramatic chronicle of the same title by A. S. Pushkin with the greater part of his poetry preserved. Volumes 1 & 2

By Mussorgsky, M., Shostakovich, D.

Moscow: Soviet Composer, 1963. Decorative Cloth. Very Good. Quarto. 2 volumes, v. 1: 554 pp., v. 2: 458 pp. Full score, black cloth with orange and gilt decorations. Errata slip tipped in. Instrumentation by Dmitri Shostakovich. Plate number C2738K. Binding somewhat worn, corners frayed, light tilt to spines.

$395.11

Dido and Aeneas: in full score
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Dido and Aeneas: in full score

By Purcell, Henry; Tate, Nahum; Cummings, William Hayman

New York: Dover, 1995 89 pp. Full score, large quarto. Perhaps some fading to spine, light wear to edges, clean and unmarked. Reprint of the London Novello edition ca. 1915. Libretto by Nahum Tate. edited by William H. Cummings.. Wraps. Near Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$13.10

The magic flute: (Die Zauberflote): in full score
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The magic flute: (Die Zauberflote): in full score

By Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus; Schikaneder, Emanuel

New York: Dover, 1985 225 pp. Full score, small folio. Some light bumping to extremities, a small crease in bottom right of front wrap. Text clean and white. Text in German. Libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder. Originally published: Die Zauberflote. Leipzig : C.F. Peters, 18--.. Wraps. Very Good. 9'' X 12''.

$17.10

Don Giovanni: [''dramma giocoso'' in two acts]: complete orchestral and vocal score
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Don Giovanni: [''dramma giocoso'' in two acts]: complete orchestral and vocal score

By Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus; Da Ponte, Lorenzo; Schunemann, Georg; Soldan, Kurt

New York: Dover, 1974 x, 469 pp. Small folio, full score. Light wear to wraps, text block clean. Dramma giocoso in four acts. '''Unabridged republication of the edition by Georg Schunemann and Kurt Soldan, with German translation of the vocal text by Georg Schunemann, originally published by C.F. Peters, Leipzig, n.d. (publication number 11462. . . . All the preliminary matter and the editors' commentary (Revisionsbericht), originally in German, appear in a new English translation . . . by Stanley Applebaum.''. Wraps. Very Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

$27.10

French opera posters, 1868-1930
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French opera posters, 1868-1930

By Broido, Lucy

New York: Dover, 1976 xxv, 52 pp. 53 posters, 32 in full color. Small folio, light wear to wraps. Introduction, bibliolgraphy, and notes by Broido. Artists: Ancourt, Barbizet, Bellenger, Bertrand, Buval, Chatiniere, Cheret, Choubrac, Clairin, Clerice, Dola, Dufrene, Dupont, Edel, Flameng, Fraiport (Georges and Gustave), Gottlob, Grasset, Gray, Leandre, Leloir, Levy, Maignan, Morel-Retz, Orazi, Pal, Pean, Regamey, Reutlinger, Rochegrosse, Steinlin, Stop,van den Berge, and Wely. . Wraps. Very Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

$18.10

Manon Lascaut
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Manon Lascaut

By Puccini, Giacomo; Oliva, Domenico; Ricordi, Giulio; Illica, Luigi; Praga, Marco

New York: Dover, 1995 483 pp. Quarto, full score. Wear at corners, clean and unmarked. Reprint, originally published in Milano by Ricordi in 1915. Libretto by Domenico Oliva, Giulio Ricordi, Luigi Illica, and Marco Praga ; based on Abbe Antoine-Francois Prevost's novel Manon Lescaut (1731).. Wraps. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$25.10

Idomeneo, Mozart: Playbill, March 4, 1976
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Idomeneo, Mozart: Playbill, March 4, 1976

London: English National Opera, 1976. unpag., approx. 20 pp. Rubbing and tear to top of spine. A playbill with for Mozart's opera in three acts, Libretto by Abbe Varesco, first performed at Munich on January 29, 1781. Articles by David Cairns, Alfred Einstein. Wraps. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$7.00

Beatrice and Benedict: Comic Opera in two acts after Shakespeare
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Beatrice and Benedict: Comic Opera in two acts after Shakespeare

By Berlioz, Hector

New York: Kalmus 280 pp. Folio, Full score. Complete Works v. XIX/XX. Beatrice and Benedict: Comic Opera in two acts after Shakespeare. Composed between 1860 and 1862, loosely based on Much ado about nothing.. Wraps. Very Good. Folio - 13'' X 10.5''.

$79.10

Lucia di Lammermoor
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Lucia di Lammermoor

By Donizetti, Gaetano; Cammarano, Salvatore

New York: G. Schirmer, Inc. 240 pp. Vocal score, 1960s. Protected by mylar cover, but green cloth has darkened at top of spine and top corner of front cover where mylar has chipped. P.O. signature and marks to TOC and final aria, where the part of Edgar's (tenor) entrances are marked. Otherwise Fine. Based on Walter Scott's ''The Bride of Lammermoor.''. Green Cloth. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$18.00

Herzog Blaubarts Burg; Bluebeard's Castle
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Herzog Blaubarts Burg; Bluebeard's Castle

By Bartok, Bela

Universal Edition, 1963. Cloth. Very Good. Folio - 13'' X 10.5''. 173 pp. Full Score, Folio, Red Cloth. ''A Kekszakallu Herceg Vara'' in bright gilt on spine. Markings in red and blue pencil by a professional conductor. Oper in einem Akt von Bela Balazs. Deutsche Ubertragung von Wilhelm Ziegler (Revision 1963 von Fussl/Wagner), English version by Christopher Hassall. Universal Edition Nr. 7028. Antokoletz 110. Sz. 48. Composed in 1911, dedicated to Marta Bartok. First performed on May 24, 1918 in Budapest, Egisto Tango conductor, Loga Haselbeck as Judith, Oszkar Kaiman as Bluebeard.

$95.10

Con Sette Note: Figure di Grandi Musicisti Presentate da G. Edoardo Mottini
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Con Sette Note: Figure di Grandi Musicisti Presentate da G. Edoardo Mottini

By Mottini, G. Edoardo

Milano: Ulrico Hoepli, 1935. p.o. signed ffep. Color illustration by Nino Pagot on boards is clean and bright. Sedici tavole fuori testo [Sixteen plates outside text]. I count only 15 plates, perhaps there was a frontis or they are including the front board. Pages browned at edges and becoming brittle. Pages are becoming detached at front. Cloth spine with 3- and 4-inch tears. Chapters on Beethoven, Handel, Palestrina, Gluck, Bach, Monteverdi, Bellini, Rossini, Paganini, Schubert, Schumann, Chopin, Verdi, Wagner, Liszt, Mussorgsky, Debussy, Puccini, and more. In Italian. . Decorative paper-covered board. Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Nino Pagot. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$34.00