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MUSIC
   -19TH CENTURY
   -JAZZ
   -OPERA

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1 APRAHAMIAN, Felix. (editor). Essays on Music. An Anthology from "The Listener".
London: Cassell, 1967. 
A selection of 55 articles from the BBC magazine "The Listener". Most of them deal with specific compositions that were subsequently broadcast, a few mark anniversaries, while some are transcripts of broadcast talks." Pp.xii/260. Brown cloth, dustwrapper has minor edge wear and chipping to base of spine. VG/VG. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
 
 
2 BACHARACH, A.L. (Editor).: The Music Masters. Volume 4: The Twentieth Century.
Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1957. 
The fourth and last volume of the series. Contains biographies of 54 composers born after 1863. Pp.416, owners name to fep, pages toned. Pbk, spine slightly toned. G+. 
Price: 3.50 GBP
 
 
3 BACHARACH, A.L.: The Music Masters. Vol. 1. From the Sixteenth Century to the Time of Beethoven.
Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1957. 
"Collection of composers biographies that survey musical 'mankind from Pekin to Peru' over the centuries during which music has developed into what we find it today." Pp.372, pages slightly toned, owners name to fep. Pbk, cover illustration by David Gentleman. G+. 
Price: 3.50 GBP
 
 
4 BAKER, Richard.: The Magic of Music.
London: Sphere Books, 1976. 
"A look at the world of music...An excellent introduction to an often difficult subject." Pp. 128. 16 b/w. illustrations. P/b. Portrait cover. G+. 
Price: 3.00 GBP
 
 
5 BANFIELD, Stephen. Sensibility and English Song. Critical Studies of the Early 20th Century. Volumes 1 & 2.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985. 
1st edition. Detailed study of an unusually fruitful interrelationship between English Music and English Poetry. Pp.xvi/619. Blue cloth, only Volume 2 has a dustwrapper which is in very good condition. VG/VG. 
Price: 38.00 GBP
 
 
Whom the Gods Love.  The Life and Music of George Butterworth., BARLOW, Michael.
6 BARLOW, Michael. Whom the Gods Love. The Life and Music of George Butterworth.
London: Toccata Press, 1997. 0907689426 0907689426 / 9780907689423 
1st edition. "Full-length study of the life and music of the composer George Butterworth (1885-1916), whose career was cut short by a sniper's bullet at the Somme. ...All of Butterworth's surviving works are discussed, and important chapters examine his Housman settings and his friendship with Vaughan Williams. Butterworth was also prominent in the English folksong revival, and Michael Barlow chronicles for the first time his extensive activities as a folksong and dance collector....Includes some of Butterworth's own writings on music." Pp.204, occasional black & white photos. Black cloth, dustwrapper has a removable clear protective wrap. VG/VG. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
 
 
Never Sell A Copyright. Joe Davis and His Role in the New York Music Scene 1916-1978., BASTIN, Bruce.
7 BASTIN, Bruce. Never Sell A Copyright. Joe Davis and His Role in the New York Music Scene 1916-1978.
Chigwell: Storyville Publications, 1990. 0902391127 0902391127 / 9780902391123 
Joseph M. "Joe" Davis (6 October 1896 3 September 1978[1]) was an American music producer, publisher and promoter in jazz, rhythm and blues and pop music...He has to be considered as an important influence for Fats Waller, having actually talked the shy, reluctant Waller into considering a performing career.(wiki). Pp.346, black & white portrait photo frontispiece + 33 further illustrations. White cloth, gilt title to spine. Scarce. VG. 
Price: 150.00 GBP
 
 
8 BEECHAM, Sir Thomas. Frederick Delius.
London: Hutchinson, 1959. 
1st edition. "Written in fulfilment of a personal pledge to Jelka Delius[the wife of Delius], and...makes clear the facts of the composer's life, disentangling them from the ambiguity and legend that his previous biographers - and even Delius himself, when in playful mood - have surrounded them." Pp.228, portrait frontispiece + 16 further black & white illustrations, spotting to closed page edges. Green cloth, dustwrapper has edge wear and two 1cm tears to top of rear cover. G+/G+. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
 
 
9 BERNAC, Pierre. Francis Poulenc. The Man & his Songs. (Translated by Winifred Radford).
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1977. 0575023287 0575023287 / 9780575023284 
1st edition. "For 25 years the famous baritone Pierre Bernac, with Poulenc at the piano, toured Europe giving recitals, and also visited Britain and America. Thanks to their work, not only in the French repertoire but also in the general Lieder repertoire, the piano-accompanied song increased enormously in popularity in their own country, and in other countries..." Pp.233, black & white photo portrait frontispiece + 6 furthe pages of black & white photo plates. Dark crimson cloth, dustwrapper. VG/VG. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
 
 
10 BERNAC, Pierre. The Interpretation of French Song. (Translations of Song Texts by Winifred Radford).
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1976. 0575022078 0575022078 / 9780575022072 
Slightly revised edition. "Among the eighteen composers covered in the book are Berlioz, Gounod, Duparc, Chausson, Faure, Debussy, Satie, Ravel - as well as Poulenc and others. The greater part of each composer's output in the genre is discussed: texts of nearly 200 songs are given in French, with line-for-line verse translations by Winifred Radford, notes on pronunciation, and simple but detailed suggestions for performance and interpretation...." Pp.xvi/327. Blue cloth, dustwrapper has sunning to spine. VG/G+. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
 
 
11 BLOM, Eric.: Music in England.
Harmondsworth: Pelican Books, 1942. 
1st ed. A study of music from ...1485 to the 20th century. Pp. 220/3(ads). Inscrip. to verso front cover, marks to inside back cover.Toning to pages. P/b. G. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
 
 
12 BRODY, Elaine. Paris. The Musical Kaleidoscope 1870-1925.
London: Robson Books, 1988. 0860515052 0860515052 / 9780860515050 
"Elaine Brody has captured all the variety and vitality of the city that emerged as the musical capital of the world between 1870 and 1925. Her portrait of Parisian musicians, artists and poets, many of whom made up the city's thriving cafe society, is framed by the struggle between France and Germany for the cultural dominance of Europe." Pp.xvi/359, occasional black & white photos and illustrations. Maroon cloth, dustwrapper. VG/VG. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
 
 
Louis Armstrong's New Orleans., BROTHERS, Thomas.
13 BROTHERS, Thomas. Louis Armstrong's New Orleans.
New York: W.W.Norton & Company, 2006. 0393061094 0393061094 / 9780393061093 
1st edition. "Draws from a wealth of autobiographies, memoirs, and interviews with family, friends, and fellow musicians to tell the story of a man, his city, and his music. Alive with the cadence and speech of Armstrong and his contemporaries, the book is both an enjoyable, highly readable biography and a serious contribution to the scholarship of jazz and one of its greatest geniuses." Pp.xii/386, occasional black & white photo illustrations. Yello and orange boards, dustwrapper. VG/VG. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
 
 
14 BROWER, Harriette. Piano Mastery. Talks with Master Pianists and Teachers.
New York: Frederick A Stokes Company, 1915. 
1st edition. Includes an Account of a von Bulow Class, Hints on Interpretation, by two American Teachers (Dr William Mason and William H Sherwood) and a Summary by the Author. Pp.xii/299, portrait photo frontispiece ( Ignace Jan Paderewsk) + 15 further portrait plates, toning to pages, cracking to inner front hinge but holding. Brown cloth, gilt title to front and spine, photo of Paderewski pasted to front board is rubbed, edges rubbed. Good. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
 
 
The Operas of Verdi.  Volume 1: From Oberto to Rigoletto. (Revised edition)., BUDDEN, Julian.
15 BUDDEN, Julian. The Operas of Verdi. Volume 1: From Oberto to Rigoletto. (Revised edition).
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1992. 0198162618 0198162618 / 9780198162612 
Revised edition. Volume One of the classic reference work on the Operas of Verdi, corrected and updated in the light of recent scholarship, traces the organic growth and development of the composer's style from 1839 to 1851. Pp.xiv/524, more than 350 musical examples. Paperback, uneven sunning to spine and rear cover. G+. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
 
 
The Operas of Verdi.  Volume 2: From Il Trovatore to La Forza del destino. (Revised edition)., BUDDEN, Julian.
16 BUDDEN, Julian. The Operas of Verdi. Volume 2: From Il Trovatore to La Forza del destino. (Revised edition).
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1992. 0198162626 0198162626 / 9780198162629 
Revised edition. Volume Two of the classic reference work on the Operas of Verdi, corrected and updated in the light of recent scholarship, covers those works written during the decadence of the post-Rossini period. Pp.x/532, more than 350 musical examples. Paperback. VG. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
 
 
17 BULLIVANT, Roger. Fugue.
London: Hutchinson & Co Ltd., 1971. 0091084407 0091084407 / 9780091084400 
First edition. 198pp. Brown cloth, dustwrapper. Looks at what a fugue is, and how fugues have developed since the early Baroque period. VG/VG. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
 
 
18 BURDEN, Michael. The Purcell Companion.
Portland: Amadeus Press, 1995. 0931340934 0931340934 / 9780931340932 
1st US edition. "Contains a group of fresh, new studies on aspects of the composer's background, on his music and on performance practice.....Bibliography details research undertaken on various aspects of Purcell's life and career." Pp.xiv/504, 16 black & white illustrations. Blue cloth, dustwrapper, minor edge wear. VG/VG. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
 
 
19 BUZZING, Pauline.: Let's Sing and Make Music. Ideas and Advice for Those Who are Engaged in Christian Education with Children and Young People.
Redhill: Denholm House Press. 1972. 
1st ed. "Choir work; percussion; learning new hymns; listening to music; painting, writing and movement to music". Pp 112. P/b, slight scuffing to spine, illustrated cover. G+. 
Price: 3.00 GBP
 
 
The Oxford History of English Music. Volume 2: c.1715 to the Present Day., CALDWELL, John.
20 CALDWELL, John. The Oxford History of English Music. Volume 2: c.1715 to the Present Day.
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1999. 019816288X 019816288X / 9780198162889 
1st edition. "Volume 2 takes the story from c.1715, with Handel and his contemporaries, up to the present day. Apart from discussing the music of the principal composers, it focuses to a certain extent on the work of lesser musicians, and includes developments in light and popular music as well as in serious genres. After seven chapters in which the main events are considered chronologically, a further chapter deals specifically with folk music and popular music of all periods. The text is illustrated with over one hundred musical examples, all based on original sources." Pp.xxiv/612. Blue cloth, dustwrapper is in a removable clear protective wrap. (A heavy volume which may require extra to send overseas). VG/VG. 
Price: 150.00 GBP
 
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