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    Aspen Music Festival and School, 2018 by Robert Spano; Roger Nichols; Matthew Mugmon; Jonathan D. Bellman;

    Aspen, Colorado: Music Associates of Aspen, 2018. The handsome souvenir program booklet for the Aspen Festival's 2018 summer season. CONTENTS: Introduction to the Season; Special Features; Festival and School Information; Concert Program Schedule. 152 pages + the 56-page bound-in August 10-16 detailed program. As a bonus, we've included the profusely-illustrated program booklet for the Festival's 2018 Frederic Chopin: Waltzes and Rondos mini-concert series. 21 pages. CONDITION: A bright, tight, square, unmarked, uncreased copy with negligible shelf-wear - now in a clear protective polypropylene bag.. Large Softcover. Fine. 8.25" x 11". Souvenir Programme Book.


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    Folk and Traditional Music of the Western Continents Prentice Hall History of Music Series by Nettl, Bruno

    Prentice Hall, 1965. Good +. 213 pp. This book is in good condition. The pages are clean and the binding is tight. Name in ink on inside front cover. The cover shows wear and soiling. The front cover is starting to curl. The spine is darkened. There is a stain on the inside back cover.


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    Brunswick Record Catalog 1921 by Lees, R

    Sound Hound Records, 2014. Facsimile Reprint. Softcover. New/None. Facsimile reproduction of a 1921 Brunswick Records catalog. Packed and shipped with care.


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    Rosemary: Four Choruses for Women's Voices (Three- and Four-part, Unaccompanied) by Randall Thompson

    Boston: E. C. Schirmer Music Co., 1930. First Edition. Trade Paperback Trade Paperback. Near Fine. 32 pages. Lyrics from 'Tiger Joy' by Stephen Vincent Benet. First edition (first printing). Near fine in wrappers (paperback, stapled). First Edition


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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.


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    Captain Trips: A Biography of Jerry Garcia by [Garcia, Jerry] Troy, Sandy

    (New York): Thunder's Mouth Press, 1994. First Edition. Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 288 pages. A biography of one of the founding members of the Grateful Dead. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs. First edition (first printing). A very good copy in a very good dust jacket. Inscribed by the author to Paul Kanter of Jefferson Airplane, 'To Paul, Ride the Music. Sandy Troy 2001.' The inscription is embellished with musical notes and a shining star. Like Jerry Garcia, Kantner was one of the influential musicians of the Sixties. From the estate of Paul Kantner; a bit musty after being stored in Kantner's storage container. First Edition


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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.


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    The Cambridge Companion to Bruckner (Cambridge Companions to Music) by John Williamson

    Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009. Trade Paperback Trade Paperback. Near Fine. 303 pages. A near fine copy in wrappers (paperback). This book digitally printed.


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    Astrakhan Musical College named after M. Musorgsky [BOOKLET/BROCHURE] by Y. Y. Reshetnikov; N. S. Tereshchenko

    Astrakhan, Russia: Novaya Liniya, 2000. A beautiful overview of the past and present of the Astrakhan Musical College (situated in the Volga Delta area at the north end of the Caspian Sea. Profusely illustrated with color and black-and-white photographs. 44 pages. CONDITION: A bright, tight, unmarked, uncreased copy with negligible shelf-wear - now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag.. Stapled Wraps. Fine (As New). 5.75" x 8.25". Booklet.


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    The Smiths: The Complete Story by Middles, Mick

    London, England: Omnibus Press, 1988. Paperback. Good+/None. Amply photographed profile of the celebrated goth/post-punk band. Previous owner's name on inside cover and hand-laminated by them. Two spots of creasing on cover. Packed and shipped with care.


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    Soviet Composer Brochures - Set V: Latvia & Lithuania [6 brochures] by Janis Ivanovs, Adolf Skulte, Margeris Zarins, Eduardas Balsis, Balis Dvarionas, and Stasis Vainiunas

    Moscow: Union of Soviet Composers, 1962. Set V: Latvia and Lithuania - a rare set of historical Soviet Composer brochures, published by the Union of Soviet Composers. Some are in Russian only [R]; some in English only [E]; some in both [R/E]. Each contains a brief biographical sketch and a catalogue of compositions (until the date of the brochure's publication). (1) Ivanovs (1906-1983; R/E; 1963), (2) Skulte (1909-2000; R/E; 1965), (3) Zarins (1910-1993; R/E; 1962) // (4) Balsis (1919-1984; R; 1963), (5) Dvarionas (1904-1974; E; 196?), and (5) Vainiunas (1909-1982; R/E; 1962). CONDITION: The brochure conditions vary from Very Good Plus to Fine, unmarked and uncreased - now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag with archival backing board. . Folded Sheet Brochure. Near Fine. 4.5" x 9". Brochure.


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    Musics Beyond Cultural Boundaries : In Honour Of Professor Dr. Christoph-Hellmut Mahling, for his visit to Japan in 1989 by Tanimura, Ko; Yamaguti, Osamu; Iguchi, Junko; Okada, Isao

    Tokyo: Mita Pr, 1990. Paperback. Very Good. Tokyo: Mita Pr, 1990. Paperback. Very Good. 207 pp. Minimal edgewear; previous owner's name written in Japanese on cover page (or this could be an autograph of one of the editors?); otherwise excellent unread condition. Text is in German and English with Japanese abstracts. CONTENTS: Die spaten Opern Mozarts und ihr Wiener "Umfeld"; Alberti Bas als Kultur-Schock in Japan; Frottola as cosa di bellezza: an approach to the study of Renaissance music; Die erzieherische-asthetische Bedeutung von J.S. Bachs Invention; Ironie im instrumentalen Cantabile bei Schubert: zur Charakteristik des Impromptu Op. 90 Nr. 4; Aesthetics of the Tectonic Principle in the First Movement of 'Concertino' by Leos Janacek; Die Bedeutung des Quellenmaterials fur die Untersuchung der Volksliedbearbeitung bei Bela Bartok: dargestellt am Duo Nr. 19 Marchen aus den 44 Duos fur zwei Violinen; Uber die Bedeutung der 'Mundlichkeit' und des 'Geschriebenen' in der Musik; Uber die Raumlichkeit der Musik: als eine Betrachtung der musikalischen Zeit; Music as constellations in the soundfield: from the aspect of performance; The relation between Europe-specific concept of 'art work' and the communication form in music; Gedanken Schumanns: irh Niederschlag in seinen Schriften uber die Musik; Die 'gestohlene' Zeit als Spur von Musikkulturkontakten; The raptures of divinity and men: the case of Danjiri in the Tenjin festival; Song, narration and speech in Chinese narrative music; The function of kuchi shamisen: vocal rendition of the instrumental performance; Sonority of gamelan in content and context; Toward an evaluation of early musicological literature as a representation of the cultural trends: introduction to a case study of research history in Japanese musicĀ [B13]


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    Gertsena 45 [Hertsen St. 45]:The House of Conposers in Leningrad by V. A. Gurevich

    Leningrad [St. Petersburg], USSR: Soviet Composer Publishers, 1989. This essay on the House of Composers deals with the history of one of the most beautiful buildings in St. Petersburg, Russia - situated in the old area surrounding St. Isaak's Cathedral. It was built between 1836 and 1842 by the great architect August Montferrand, for P. Demidov (Prince San Donato). It was "nationalized" after the October Revolution and became the home of the Leningrad Composers Union in the late 1940s. 16 pages, generously illustrated with color photographs. CONDITION: a bright, solid, unmarked copy with moderate shelf-wear, its upper corners slightly bent (but not creased). This attractive rarity is now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag with archival backing board.. First Thus. Stapled Wraps. Very Good. 4.25" x 9.5". Brochure.


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    Big Beat Heat: Alan Freed and the Early Years of Rock & Roll by Jackson, John A

    New York, New York: Schirmer Books, 1991. Second Printing. Paperback. Very Good/None. Early rock history based around Freed and his radio show. Outer spine has one stress mark, otherwise only minor cosmetic wear. Packed and shipped with care.


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    In Memory of William Kapell (Concert Program and Flyer) by Michael Sellers, Aaron Copland, Virgil Thomson, Claudia Cassidy, Leonard Bernstein, Eugene Istomin, and Others

    Los Angeles, California: The William Kapell Piano Foundation, 1983. Documentation of the commemorative/memorial concert, held in New York City at Symphony Space 30 years after his passing. PROGRAM CONTENTS: Kapell Piano Foundation; Foundation Administration and Board; William Kapell biographical sketch; The Program (performances by Shirley Rhoads and Richard Goode, Dickran Atamian, Michael Sellers, William Masselos, Gary Graffman, and Jerome Lowenthal; music by Schubert, Chopin, Richard Cameron-Wolfe, Aaron Copland, Scriabin, George Perle, Mendelssohn, and Liszt); Notes on the Contemporary Works; The Measure of Kapell (Copland); In Memoria (Thomson, Cassidy, etc.); from the performers in tonight's concert; letter from William Kapell to Shirley Rhoads; photo of Kapell; 20 pages. CONDITION: Both the souvenir concert program and flyer are unmarked and uncreased, with negligible shelf-wear - now in a clear protective polypropylene bag with archival backing board.. Staple-Bound. Fine. 6" x 9". Concert Program.


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    Depeche Mode 101

    New York, New York: Amsco Publications, 1989. Paperback. Good/None. Collection of sheet music from the alt-goth legends. Well-loved; if this were a novel I'd call it a reading copy, but still plenty of life in it. Packed and shipped with care.


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    Soviet Composer Brochures - Set XVII: (countries ___ [5 brochures] by Balis Dvarionas; Jevdet Gajiev; Valeri Gavrilin; Vladimir Ryabov; Otar Taktakishvili

    Moscow: Union of Soviet Composers, 1960. Set XVII: Miscellaneous - a rare set of historical Soviet Composer brochures, representing several then-Soviet-country composers, published by the Union of Soviet Composers. Some are in Russian only [R]; some in English only [E]; some in both [R/E]. Each contains a brief biographical sketch and a catalogue of compositions (until the date of the brochure's publication). Balis Dvarionas (1904-1972/Lithuania; E; to 1960); Jevdet Gajiev (1917-2002/Azerbaijan; E; to 1962); Valeri Gavrilin (1939-1999/Russia; R/E; to 1975); Vladimir Ryabov (b.1950/Russia; R&E [2 brochures]; to 1989); Otar Taktakishvili (1924-1989/Georgia; E; to 1959). BONUS: photocopy of the brochure of Andrei Balanchivadze (brother of famed ballet choreographer George Balanchine. CONDITION: The brochure conditions vary from Very Good to Fine, unmarked and uncreased - the set now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag with archival backing board. . Folded Sheet Brochure. Very Good Plus. 4.25" x 9.25". Brochure.


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    Five Centuries of Music in Venice by Robbins Landon, H. C. and Norwich, John Julius

    London: Thames & Hudson, 1991. First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy/fine. Small 4to. Boards. Pp. 200. Includes 231 illustrations, 49 in color. Venice has always been associated with music--for example Rossini and Verdi saw some of their greatest triumphs there. Here is a beautifully illustrated history of that association.


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    Joseph Joachim - Ein Lebensbild [IN GERMAN ONLY] by Moser, Andreas

    Berlin: B. Behr's Verlag, 1898. An excellent First Edition copy of the definitive biography of this great Hungarian violinist, conductor, and composer (1831-1907), its text in German only. CONTENTS: Kinderjahre; Wien; Leipzig; Weimar; Hannover; Berlin; Ruckblick und Schluss; Inhalt; 303 pages, with several illustrations, a frontispiece portrait of Joachim and decorative endpapers. CONDITION: a remarkably solid copy for its age, unmarked and with no creased pages, its covers showing moderate edge- and corner-wear (see accompanying scan image). There is an ownership "Ex Libris" label in the front, and the pages are somewhat age-tanned, with very faint staining on some page edges. This remains a handsome, quite respectable copy - now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag.. First Edition. Clothbound Hardcover. Very Good (overall)/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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    The Cleveland Orchestra - Forty-Eighth Season 1965-1966 - Eighth Program November 26 and 27 [CONCERT PROGRAM BOOKLET by Klaus G. Roy (editor)

    Cleveland, Ohio: The Musical Arts Association, 1965. The program of a momentous event, celebrating Aaron Copland's 65th birthday, with Copland conducting the Clevelnd Orchestra in a 1965 concert, featuring Busoni's "Rondo Arlecchinesco", Faure's "Pelleas et Melisande" Suite, the Chavez "Sinfonia India", and Copland's own "Symphony No. 3". CONTENTS: Orchestra Personnel list; Program; Copland Bio (3 pages); Program Notes; Orchestra Sunday Matinee Calendar; contemporaneous advertisements. 40 pages. CONDITION: A bright, solid, unmarked, uncreased copy with minimal shelf-wear - now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag with archival backing board.. Inscribed w/o Signature. Staple-Bound. Near Fine. 6" x 9". Concert Program.


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    Music Academy of the West - 2008 Summer Festival Program Book by Peter Laki (annotator), David Bazemore (photographer), and Tim Dougherty (editor)

    Santa Barbara, California: Music Academy of the West, 2008. The 2008 season program book of one of the USA's premiere summer music school/festivals. CONTENTS: Letter from the Board Chair, Welcome Message, Introducing Hahn Hall, Renovation Campaign Donors, Academy Alumni: Where Are They Now?, Maurice Abravanel: An Appreciation, 2008 Faculty & Visiting Artists, 2008 Fellows, About the Academy, Music Academy Milestones, Guide to Summer Festival Events, Women's Auxiliary, Concert Programs, Fellow Biographies, Faculty & Visiting Artist Biographies, General Festival Information, Supporting the Academy, Advertising Index. 134 pages. CONDITION: a bright, tight, square, unmarked, uncreased Very Good Plus copy with moderate shelf-wear, bumped on the spine and scuffed at the spine-ends. This handsome copy is now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag with archival backing board.. Large Softcover. Very Good Plus. 8" x 10". Souvenir Programme Book.


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    Critical and Historical Essays - Lectures Delivered at Columbia University by MacDowell, Edward

    New York: Da Capo Press, 1969. An outstanding collection of writings - being lectures delivered at Columbia University in New York City - by the great American pianist-composer, edited by W.J. Baltzell, first published in 1912 by Arthur P. Schmidt - here with a new Introduction by Irving Lowens. CONTENTS: Origin of Music; Origin of Song vs. Origin of Instrumental Music; Music of Hebrews and Hindus; Music of Egyptians, Assyrians, and Chinese; Music of Greece; Music of Romans - early Church; Formation of the Scale - Notation; Systems of Hucbald and Guido d'Arezzo - Beginning of Counterpoint; Musical Instruments; Folk-Song and Nationalism; Troubadours, Minnesingers, and Mastersingers; Early Instrumental Forms; Merging of the Suite into the Sonata; Development of Pianoforte Music; Mystery and Miracle Play; Opera; The Lives and Art Principles of Some 18th and 19th Century Composers; Declamation in Music; Suggestion in Music. xxviii + 293 pages. CONDITION: An overall Very Good Plus copy (Very Good covers with Fine interior.) The covers show moderate edge-/corner-wear, light bumping to the spine ends, and a couple small areas of discoloration. The interior is bright, clean, uncreased, unmarked, and likely unread. This attractive copy is now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag.. Reprint Edition. Clothbound Hardcover. Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.


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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.


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