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Music History

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Music History

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A Hundred Years of Music. Fourth Edition, Abraham, Gerald
1 Abraham, Gerald A Hundred Years of Music. Fourth Edition
London Duckworth 1974 0715607049 / 9780715607046 Fourth Edition Paperback Very Good Octavo 
333 pp. Light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. Faint foxing to edges of text block. A few small splotches to half-title page. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. "The book is of equal interest to the comparatively uninformed radio or gramophone listener who wants a clear connected history of modern music a little more solid than the usual, and to the professional musician, who will find new light thrown on a number of familiar subjects." 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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The Flying Dutchman: A Guide to the Opera (Masterworks of Opera series), Barker, Frank Granville. Foreword by Norman Bailey
2 Barker, Frank Granville. Foreword by Norman Bailey The Flying Dutchman: A Guide to the Opera (Masterworks of Opera series)
London Barrie & Jenkins 1979 0214206556 / 9780214206559 First Paperback Very Good Good Octavo 
159 pp. Light wear (a few short closed tears) to upper edges of unclipped dustjacket. Previous owner's name inked to front free endpaper. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Black-and-white illustrations in the text. Chapters include: Background to the Opera; Variations on a Legend; Synopsis of the Plot; Wagner's Advice to the Players; The Music; A Survey of Performances and Recordings; Libretto: Chronology; Major Compositions; Further Reading. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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Vision: The Life and Music of Hildegard von Bingen, Bobko, Jane, ed. Text by Barbara Newman, commentary by Matthew Fox
3 Bobko, Jane, ed. Text by Barbara Newman, commentary by Matthew Fox Vision: The Life and Music of Hildegard von Bingen
New York Penguin Studio / Viking Penguin 1995 0670864056 / 9780670864058 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket Octavo 
110 pp. (This is the book only: no slipcase, no CD.) Illustrated laminated boards slightly bumped at upper front corner. Internally as new. Beautiful variety of colour illustrations throughout. Includes bibliographical notes. "If Hildegard had been a man, she would be well known as one of the greatest artists and intellectuals the world has ever known." -- Matthew Fox 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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Immortals at My Elbow, Brown, Rosemary
4 Brown, Rosemary Immortals at My Elbow
Melbourne Hill of Content 1975 0855720611 / 9780855720612 First Australian Hard Cover Very Good Good + Octavo 
239 pp. General and edgewear to unclipped dj. Tiny chips to corners and tears to upper and lower edges of front flap. Purple boards clean and square. A little foxing to edges of text block. Prev. owner's name inked to half-title. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. "Spirit contributors to this important book include Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Donald Tovey, Bertrand Russell, Carl Jung, Einstein, Bernard Shaw." 
Price: 50.00 AUD
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The Wagner Companion, Burbidge, Peter, and Richard Sutton, editors
5 Burbidge, Peter, and Richard Sutton, editors The Wagner Companion
London Faber 1979 0571104711 / 9780571104710 First Hard Cover Good Good Octavo 
462 pp. Sunning to spine and fore-edges of price-clipped dw. Corners of purple cloth boards just a little bumped. Edges of text block yellowed but very clean. Prev. owner's inked name to half-title. Creases to upper corners of first 20 or so pages. Internally unmarked and solidly bound. 
Price: 28.00 AUD
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Great Conductors in Historic Photographs: 193 Portraits from 1860 to 1960, Camner, James
6 Camner, James Great Conductors in Historic Photographs: 193 Portraits from 1860 to 1960
New York Dover 1982 0486243974 / 9780486243979 First Paperback Good + Quarto 
89 pp. Corners slightly scuffed. Small bump and short tear to base of spine. Internally unmarked and solidly bound. Black-and-white photos. Conductors include, among others, Sir Thomas Beecham, Leonard Bernstein, Herbert von Karajan, Otto Klemperer, Gustav Mahler, Zubin Mehta, Eugene Ormandy, Sergey Rachmaninoff, Igor Stravinsky, Arturo Toscanini and Richard Wagner. 
Price: 30.00 AUD
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Caruso's Caricatures, Caruso, Enrico
7 Caruso, Enrico Caruso's Caricatures
New York Dover Publications Inc. 1977 0486235289 / 9780486235288 First Paperback Good 
214 pp. Considerable general and edgewear to illustrated covers (chips, creases, a little discolouration). Corners a little curled. Foxing to edges of text block. Previous owner's name inked to first page. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. "Caruso's hilarity and good humor, his vibrant personality and enjoyment of people are captured in this collection. These sketches by 'the clever caricaturist who sang' give almost as much pleasure as his recordings and bring back glorious memories that should never be forgotten." 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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A Concise History of Modern Music from Debussy to Boulez (World of Art), Griffiths, Paul
8 Griffiths, Paul A Concise History of Modern Music from Debussy to Boulez (World of Art)
London Thames and Hudson 1978 0500181675 / 9780500181676 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo 
216 pp. Light general and edgewear to unclipped dustjacket. Faint yellowing to edges of text block and outer page margins. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. With 128 illustrations. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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