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    Journal of the American Musicological Society. Volume XLVI Summer 1993, Number 2

    Philadelphia: American Musicological Society, 1993 The Unknown Florestan: The 1805 Version of ''In des Lebens Fruhlingstagen''--Michael C. Tusa; A Musical Time Capsule from Java--Benjamin Brinner; Alban Berg and Peter Altenberg: Intimate Art and the Aesthetics of Life--David P. Schroeder.. Wraps. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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    Journal of the American Musicological Society. Volume XLVIII Fall 1995, Number 3

    Philadelphia: American Musicological Society, 1995 Music Anthropologies and Music Histories. A Special Issue.. Wraps. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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    Der Musiker E. T. A. Hoffmann. Ein Dokumentenband. [Selbstzeugnisse, Dokumente u. zeitgenössische Urteile]. by Schnapp, Friedrich (Hrsg.)

    (Hildesheim), Gerstenberg, 1981. . Gleichzeitig Supplement zu: E. T. A. Hoffmann, Ausgewählte musikalische Werke (hrsg. von der Musikgeschichtlichen Kommission e.V. unter Leitung von Georg von Dadelsen u. Thomas Kohlhase). - Enthält alle erreichbaren Dokumente über den Komponisten u. ausübenden Musiker Hoffmann enthalten, ferner Zeugnisse über seine persönlichen Beziehungen zu Tonkünstlern wie Beethoven, Meyerbeer, Spohr, Spontini, Weber sowie die hier erstmals farbig abgebildeten 5 Dekorationsentwürfe C. F. Schinkels zu Hoffmanns "Undine". Mit Quellen-Verzeichnis u. erläutertem Namen-Register. - Gutes, sauberes Exemplar


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    Journal of the American Musicological Society. Volume XLV Spring 1992, Number 1

    Philadelphia: American Musicological Society, 1992 The Marriage of Edward III and the Transmission of French Motets to England--Andrew Wathey; Beethoven's ''Mozart'' Quartet--Jeremy Yudkin; ''Commerce and Poetry Hand in Hand''" Music in American Department Stores, 1800-1930--Linda L. Tyler.. Wraps. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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    Musiktheater. Musik und Wirklichkeit in der Oper by Heister, Hanns W; Hodek, Johannes; Schutte, Sabine

    Hölzel. kartoniert.


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    Dan Emmett and the Rise of Early Negro Minstrelsy by Nathan, Hans; Emmett, Daniel Decatur

    Norman, Ok.: University of Oklahoma Press, 1962 xiv, 496 pp. [Including a selection from the works of Dan Emmett and others. With illustrations, including portraits and musical illustrations, and with a bibliography.] Small chips and tears to the edges, sunning to the dust jacket, book very good or better. Inscribed to Saul Novack, musicologist, by the author. From the jacket copy--''The blackface theater that flourished in nineteenth-century America had roots had roots extending across the Atlantic to the England of the late seventeenth century, when writers, poets, dramatists, and musicians were composing a literature of sympathy and protest against the perversity of the slave trade. In America the initial and tentative stages of Negro impersonation and song came between 1815 and 1830 with the creation of two 'Negro stage characters'--one, the southern plantation hand, the other, the ludicrous black replica of the white dandy of Main Street. // By the late thirties Daniel Decatur Emmett--banjoist, fiddler, sing, comedian, composer, and writer of lyrics, stump speeches, and plays--had arrived on the minstrel scene. His first song was sung at the Cincinnati Circus in 1838, and nearly twenty years later he wrote was has since become the most popular song in America--the immortal ''Dixie.'' This book is a first, combining history, biography, musicology, and bringing to the public a piece of long-needed Americana, including the early songs, lyrics, and dances of minstrelsy. Together with the southern folk hymn, the music of the minstrel theater represents the most typically American music of the past century.''. Inscribed By Author. First Edition,. Cloth. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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    Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Third Edition in Five Volumes plus American Supplement, being the Sixth Volume of the Complete Work (uniform binding with jackets). by [Grove, Sir George 1820-1900] Colles, H. C., [Henry Cope 1879-1943] Ed. (Vols. I-V)

    New York: MacMillan (Berwick & Smith), 1939. Edited by Waldo Selden Pratt and Charles N. Boyd (Vol. VI). Illustrated by frontis, plates (some color), ports, music notation and reproductions each volume. uniform later printings of 3rd edition. c. 1904, 1927, 1932 (I-V) c. 1920, 1928 (VI). 6 volumes. Green cloth, gilt topboard emblem and spine print in printed green jackets with matching topboard emblem. Royal 8vo. pp. 773; 880; 787; 840; 791; 438. Near Fine/Very Good/Unclipped price in mylar. Bindings kept immaculate by jackets with sunned spines and folds, light soil and shallow edgewear; two have larger chips, two have one tear. No ownership or marking and not fine as some pastedowns starting to tone. Revised and reset, 80 additional authors, 96 added plates, music of nations expanded. Volume I (A-C); II (D-J); III (K-O); IV (P-Son); V (Song-Z); VI (American Supplement, New Edition with New Material). For those having space for Six volumes, 9.5 by 10-inches shelved. Standard music reference (went to 6th or 1980 20v. edition). (Outside US, parcel post or m-bag available)..


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    Nannerl Mozarts TagebuchblŠtter mit Eintragungen ihres Bruders Wolfgang Amadeus. Vorgelegt und berbeitet im Auftrage der Internationalen Stiftung Mozarteum . by [Mozart siblings] Hummel, Walter

    Salzburg/Stuttgart: Das Bergland-Buch, (1958). Illustrated by folding letters, facsimiles and reproductions (some in color). First edition. tan cloth, green topstain. Cr.4to. pp. 135, [1] ad1958. Very Good/In like jacket/No price in mylar. �Old dampstain with no mildew to jacket facing boards; internally near fine. N�a�n�n�e�r�l� �M�o�z�a�r�t�'�s� �d�i�a�r�y� �s�h�e�e�t�s� w�i�t�h� �h�e�r� b�r�o�t�h�e�r� �W�o�l�f�g�a�n�g� �A�m�a�d�e�u�s'� �e�n�t�r�i�e�s�.� �P�r�e�s�e�n�t�e�d� �a�n�d� �e�d�i�t�e�d� �o�n� �b�e�h�a�l�f� �o�f� �t�h�e� �I�n�t�e�r�n�a�t�i�o�n�a�l� �M�o�z�a�r�t�e�u�m� �F�o�u�n�d�a�t�i�o�n. Scarce first published records..


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    Begegnungen mit Musik by Danella, Utta

    Schneekluth, 1985. Hardcover/gebunden. 210x130 mm.


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    Edison Hours with Famous Composers, Presented weekly November 20 to December 25, 1928 by Bonime, Joseph, director Edison Ensemble

    New York: Edison Co, 1928. Illustrated by Leslie Crump (cover); b&w ports and reproductions throughout. First edition. Illustrated stapled wraps. 8vo. pp. 60. Near Fine. Traces of wear. Composers of weekly radio broadcasts on rear cover (pictured). "From 8 July 1925 onward, advertisements begin to appear for the New York Edison Hour, an hour-long program on WJZ featuring the Edison Ensemble, under the direction of Bonime. The show's format was essentially a short orchestral concert program, frequently 17 Olin Downes, "Music: Mischa Elman Returns," New York Times, 15 October 1928. In his biography of Elman, Allan Kozinn states that Bonime and Elman worked together from 1920 through 1928, at which time Marcel van Gool became Elman's regular accompanist. In the last several years of their partnership, however, Elman began devoting more energy to his string quartet and only performed with Bonime on several recordings." Rika Asai 2011. Scarce program catalog..


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    The Birth of Opera by Sternfeld, F. W

    This magisterial survey of the early development of Italian opera from Poliziano's Orfeo (c1480) to Monteverdi's Arianna (1608) is recognised as the standard work on the subject. Professor Sternfeld places the subject and music in its wider poetic and historical context.


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    GO DOWN, MOSES, Celebrating the African-American Spiritual. by Newman, Richard

    New York: Clarkson Potter, (1998). Illustrated by Terrance Cummings graphics and music notation. Stated first edition. Cloth backed boards. Square 8vo. pp. 223. Index. As New/In like jacket/Unclipped price in mylar. Unread copy. Foreword by Cornel West. Divided into songs of Faith, Freedom, Hope, The Spirit..


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    Memoires de Grétry by Grétry, André Ernest Modeste

    André Ernest Modeste Grétry's Memoires are recognised as essential background for the study of music and opera in particular during the life of Mozart, Haydn, and the early years of Beethoven. These two volumes are from the Da Capo Press reprint series and are facsimiles of the original autobiography published in Paris c 1800. Text in French.


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    COMPOSER TO COMPOSER: Conversations about Contemporary Music. by Ford, Andrew b.1957

    Sydney: Allen & Unwin, (1993). Illustrated by Malcolm Crothers and Belinda Webster b/w photographs. First edition. Self-extended wraps. 8vo. pp. xi, 252. Glossary, Index. VG+. Traces of rub at folds. Author is Australian born composer. Rear scanned for list of 30 composers. ISBN: 1863734430..


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    Little Music Library (uniform 3 volumes): THE STORY OF ONE HUNDRED SYMPHONIC FAVORITES [and] THE STORY OF ORCHESTRAL MUSIC AND ITS TIMES [and] THE STORY OF ONE HUNDRED GREAT COMPOSERS. by Grabbe, Paul; Helen Loeb Kaufmann

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1940, 1942, 1943). Illustrated by silhouettes/John C. Wonsetler drawings/none. First thus edition. 3 volumes. Uniform red cloth, gilt print & decorated spine. 24mo (13cm). pp. xx, 300; viii, 216. Recommended recordings, Index; xvi, 293. Definitions, Appendix. VG-NF/No jackets, as issued. Traces of wear to bindings and corners, internally near fine. Trio of musical information in thumbnail. Post as one. [Note: there were several uniform bindings issued when completing your set]..


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    PRIMER OF ORGAN REGISTRATION with numerous illustrations and a dictionary of organ stops, A. by Nevin, Gordon Balch, 1859-1933

    Boston: Oliver Ditson Co, (1920). Illustrated by b/w frontis, plates, line drawings, music notation. First edition. Music Students Library publisher brochure laid in. Burgundy blind-stamped cloth, speckled edges. 8vo (20,5cm). pp. [4], xi, [1], 95, [3] blank. Fine. Inscribed to Eric Hyde Lord Sexton from William King Covell (25 December 1927), Typed Signed letter from King (Wm. King Covell stationery) to Eric dated 15th December, 1927, bookplate of Eric Hyde Lord Sexton..


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    Musik im Spiegel der Philatelie by Megla, Gerhard

    Wasmuth, E, 1984. Hardcover/gebunden. 180x260 mm.


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    CHURCH ORGAN ACCOMPANIMENT with a foreword by H. Goss Custard. by Conway, Marmaduke P

    London & Edinburgh: Canterbury Press, (1952). Illustrated by Custard port frontis, music notation in appendix, McLaren jacket sketch. First edition. Red cloth. 8vo. pp. 152. Appendices, Index. Near Fine/Very Good+/Unclipped price in mylar. Jacket has light rubbing and soil with one short rear tear..


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    Spielpläne. Musik 2 by Becker, Peter; Kemmelmeyer, Karl J; Kreft, Ekkehard; Nykrin, Rudolf

    Klett, 1991. Taschenbuch.


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    MVSICA [Musica] DISCIPLINA: A Yearbook of the History of Music, Vol. XV, 1961 by Carapetyan, Arman, Ed

    Rome: American Institute of Musicology, 1961. Edited by Gilbert Reaney, Assistant Editor. Illustrated by Plates pp. 65-104 Facsimile Edition of The Codex Faenza, Biblioteco Comunale, 117 [Fa]. First edition. Letterhead complimentary copy slip laid in. Printed wraps. 8vo. pp. 254. Very Good. Light edge toning and sunned spine. Multi-contributors. Medieval Polyphony in England; L'Anonyme III de Coussemaker, Scriptores III; Datierbare Balladen des Spaten 14. Jahrhunderts, I; Johnannes Ghiselin - Janne Verbonnet, Some traces of his life; Robert Fayrfax: Motets and Settings of the Magnificat; Chanson Composers of Pays-Bas, Dodecachordon; Nicola Vicentino motets; Jacobus Clemens; Giovanni Gabrieli, Giustiniani's Discorse Sopra la Musica, Bibliography, available publications..


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    Musik des Orients by Lachmann Robert

    Ferdinand Hirt. Breslau, 1929. First Edition . Hardcover Hardcover. Near Fine Condition/No Dust Jacket. Erstausgabe. Rare 1st edition of the original German edition. Robert Lachmann was a German ethnomusicologist. He was an expert in the music of the Orient. Height: 20 cm. Pages: 136 pp. included 8 pp. b/w photos at the rear. 12 pp. Publisher's add. Apparently unread. Very minor foxing to edges, a little dusty to the rear board. Text is in German. 242 gram


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    Philharmonic-Symphony Society of New York, 4363rd Concert under the Direction of Artur Rodzinski in an All Gershwin Program Thursday Evening April 18, 1945 [signed by] Oscar Levant, Pianist, Anne Brown, Soprano and Todd Duncan, Baritone, The. by [Gershwin, George] Carnegie Hall Program Season 1945-1946

    New York: Alfred Scott Publisher, 1945-6. First edition. Stapled illustrated wraps. Signed by Anne Brown and Todd Duncan (p.7) over second program section (side by side). Inscribed by Oscar Levant To Haney? (p.6) on his portrait. Square 8vo. pp. 14. About Very Good. Old creases. Program: An American in Paris, Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in F major (Oscar Levant); Porgy and Bess selections: Buzzard Song, It Ain't Necessarily So, I got Plenty of Nuttin' (Todd Duncan); Summertime, My Man's Gone Now (Anne Brown; Bess, You is My Woman Now (Brown and Duncan); Rhapsody in Blue (Levant). Porgy and Bess was first performed in 1935 with Anne Brown and Todd Duncan and Gershwin doing stage direction, this program at Carnegie Hall marked 10 years of performance for Brown and Duncan. Duncan performed as Porgy over 1800 times, Brown moved to Norway the following year and married third husband Thorleif Schjelderup, Norwegian Olympic skier, journalist and philosopher in 1948. Pittsburgh born Levant was a pianist, composer, author, actor and comedian in radio, television and film. A bigger than life trio of signatures for one night. Artur Rodzinski, music director 1943-47 featured on program cover with facsimile signature, rear cover ad for Chesterfield..


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    Friedrich Fröbels Mutter- und Kose-Lieder. 4. Aufl. by Prüfer, Johannes

    Leipzig, Ernst Wiegandt, 1927. . Faksimile "Mutter- und Koselieder wie auch Lieder zu Körper-, Glieder- und Sinnenspielen. Zur frühen und einigen Pflege des Kindheitslebens. Ein Familienbuch von Friedrich Fröbel. Mit Randzeichnungen (von Friedrich Unger), erklärendem Texte und Singweisen von Friedrich Fröbel" (Blankenburg bei Rudolstadt : Anstalt zur Pflege des Beschäftigungstriebes der Kindheit und Jugend, ca. 1910). Mit Schlußbetrachtung "Der Geist aus dem das Werk geboren" von Johannes Prüfer. - Einband zu den Rändern hin gebräunt u. mit wenigen kl. braunen Fleckchen, (Rücken mit mehreren Braunflecken); innen mit zwei einmontierten Spruchzettelchen, fliegender Vorsatz vorn mit angeklebtem Eckabriß, sonst gut


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    Lehrbuch der HARMONIE. Praktische Anleitung zu den Studien in derselben zunaechst fur das Conservatorium der Musik zu Leipzig, Zehnte Auflage. by Richter, Ernst Friedrich 1808-79

    Leipzig: Druck und Verlag von Breitkopf und Hartel, 1873. Illustrated by 456 figures of music notation. 10th edition. [c.1853]. Die praktischen Studien zur Theorie der Musik. In drei Lehrbuchern bearbeit von Ernst Friedrich Richter. Erster Band. Half brown calf over marbled boards. 8vo. pp. 204. Sachregister (Subject Index). Good. Very worn boards, moderate foxing internally. Copy of Moses Rogow [b.1857] from his teacher on ffep with quill column of added pen numbers, pen writing on rear pastedown. Considered the most popular mid-19th century work on harmony..


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    Kinderlieder. Zwei- und mehrstimmige Lieder und Kanons für kleine und große Kinder. Auswahl: Alfred Guttmann, Karl Lütge. Zeichnungen: Hans Meid. Schrift: Gustav Beckmann. 2 Hefte (= komplett).

    Berlin, Deutscher Arbeiter-Sängerbund, 1926/1928. . Außentitel: "Kinder-Lieder". Hübsch ausgestattete Sammlung von bekannten Liedern wie "ABC - Die Katze lief im Schnee" oder "Bald gras ich am Neckar", Spaßliedern ("Oh, du Nase aller Nasen"), Liedern aus Opern ("Bald prangt, den Morgen zu verkünden" aus Mozarts "Zauberflöte") und auch einigen wenigen Arbeiterliedern "Wann wir schreiten Seit an Seit" oder "Brüder zur Sonne, zur Freiheit". Die Texte in unterschiedlichen, gut lesbaren und schönen Handschriften, ca. die Hälfte in deutscher Kurrentschrift ("Sütterlin"). - Boock, Kinderliederbücher S. 153 (Heft 1). - Hans Meid (1883-1957) deutscher Maler und Illustrator. -Gering gebräunt. Gutes Exemplar


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