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Florence Foster Jenkins; Theinspiring Story Of the Worldl's Worst Singer

By Martin, Nicholas & Rees, Jasper

New York: St. Martin's Griffin, 2016. "People may say that I couldn't sing. But no one can say that I didn't sing." Despite lacking pitch, rhythm or tone, Florence Foster Jenkins became one of America's best-known sopranos, celebrated for her unique recordings and her sell-out concert at Carnegie Hall. Born in 1868 to wealthy Pennsylvanian parents, Florence was a talented young pianist but her life was thrown into turmoil when she eloped with Frank Jenkins, a man twice her age. The marriage proved a disaster and, in order to survive, Florence was forced to abandon her dreams of a musical career and teach the piano. Then her father died in 1909 and, newly installed in New York, she used a considerable inheritance to fund her passion. She set up a prestigious amateur music club and began staging operas. Aided by her English common-law husband, St Clair Bayfield, she worked tirelessly to support the city's musical life. Many young singers owed their start to Florence, but she too yearned to perform and began giving regular recitals that quickly attracted a cult following. And yet nothing could prepare the world for the astonishing climax of her career when, at the age of seventy-six, she performed at the most hallowed concert hall in America. In Florence Foster Jenkins, Nicholas Martin and Jasper Rees tell her extraordinary story, which inspired the film starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant, and directed by Stephen Frears . 1st US Edition. Softcover. As New.

$5.00

Travellers' Songs from England and Scotland

By MacColl, Ewan & Seeger, Peggy

London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1977. A wide ranging survey of variant words and music of traditional songs from travellers,gypsies and tinkers in England and Scotland. 357p. references index . 1st UK Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket.

$35.00

Mantinades : Selected Love Distichs of Crete

By Spyridakis, Stylianos V

New Rochelle NY: Aristide D. Caratzas / Melissa International Ltd., 1997. 128 p.. First Edition. Hard Cover. New/No Jacket as Issued.

$40.00

The Concise Encyclopedia of Romanticism

By Claudon, Francis

Secaucus. New Jersey: Chartwell Books, 1987. Translated by Susei Saunders. First published Editions Aimery Somogy, Paris 1980. Reissue. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good, Slight Chips & Tear.

$15.00

Hoffnung Music Festival

By Hoffnung, Gerard

London: Dobson Putnam, 1957. Reprint. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good.

$10.00

Beyond Time : The Ageless Music of Jagjit Singh

By Singh, Jagjit

New Delhi: Habitat Arts, 2002. "The world of Music would not be complete without Ghazals. The world of Ghazals would not be complete without Jagjit Singh. ... But then Jagjit Singh arrived on the scene and has kept the ghazal flying high till today. His contribution becomes all the more significant because at a time when melody was doing away from our film music, his compositions and singing style gave us renewed hope. Even more so, the sway of Hindi cinema and its situational songs was so strong that the new arena of non-film music created by him brought a complete freshness to the music scene. There is absolutely no doubt that Jagjit Singh with his unique composing and singing style is the torchbearer of the survival of ghazals in India." Boldly signed on ffep by the composer. 164p. illus discography (NOTE _ this edition does NOT include the CDs] Laid in is a ticket from a concert he gave in Toronto in 2004. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Fine.

$75.00

Rock & Pop : Oli he Istoria

By Heatley, Michael [ed]

Athens: Ekdoseis Psychogios, 2007. Translation into Greek of "Rock & Pop : The Complete History" (originally published Flametree. London 2006) 528p. illus.. 1st Greek Edition. French Wraps. New Book from Greece. Illus. by Translator Andreas Sokodimos .

$55.00

Beethoven Lives Upstairs

By Nichol, Barbara

Toronto: Lester Publishing, 1993. Based on the award-winning cassette/CD produced by Susan Hammond which introduced the music of Beethoven to children, this delightfully illustrated book " weaves true incidents of the composer's life into a fictional correspondence between [a] boy and his uncle, a music student in Salzburg " [unpaginated - 46 p.] . First Thus. Laminated HC. Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Cameron, Scott.

$20.00

A Ceremony of Carols for Treble Voices and Harp Op.28

By Britten, Benjamin

London: Boosey and Hawkes No Date. Originally published 1948 Contaoins : Procession; Wolcum Yole!;, There Is No Rose; That Yonge Child; Balulalow; As Dew in Aprille; This Little Babe; Interlude; In Freezing Winter Night; Spring Carol; Deo Gracis; Recession; (as well as Spring Carol Piano Version) original stapled wraps. Original Wraps. Near Fine. Music Score .

$12.00

Mick Jagger : The Singer Not the Song

By Marks-Highwater, J (Jamake Mamake)

Toronto: Popular Library, 1973. bBiography of the early career of Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones. 189p. plates. Text clean and unmarkes, cover with a little scuffing along spine and wraps slightly crumpled.. 1st.Can Ed.. Pbk. Very Good.

$17.50

Anne of Green Gables (Musical)

By Charlottetown Festival

Toronto: Attic Records, 1984. Songs from the perennially popular musical based on L.M.Montgomery's "Anne of Green Gables" produced for the Charlottetown Festival . First Thus. Audio Cassette. Very Good. Audio Cassette.

$7.50