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Athena Sings: Wagner and the Greeks

By Lee, M. Owen

Downsview, Ontario, Canada: University of Toronto Press, 2003 Father Owen Lee (C.S.B.) was Professor Emeritus of Classics at the University of Toronto and moonlighted as intermission commentator, pianist, and quiz panelist on the Metropolitan Opera radio broadcasts. So this book, based on a talk given to the Wagner Society of Toronto, combined both his passions, and demonstrates the influence that Greek theatre and culture had on the most German of composers and his musical dramas.110p. bibliography. index. 1st Can Ed. Softcover. New.


Gustav Mahler / Vzpominky

By Mahlerova, Alma

Prague: Nakladatelstvi Paseka, 2001 Translated from German by Alena Jakubícková . 200p. Paper a little age toned, else fine [Only 3 copies listed in Worldcat]. First Thus. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fine.


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 tight, clean and unmarkes, cover with a some scuffing along spine and wraps slightly crumpled.. 1st.Can Ed... Pbk. Very Good.


Ho Egoistis Gigantas / The Selfish Giant

By Wilde, Oscar [ Maria Bouranu}

Athens: Kedros/ Chronika Musika , 2006 The tale of the selfish giant who won't let anyone into his garden - until his heart is softened by one very special little boy Adapted for performance and presented in an illlustrated Greek language book with accompanying CD. On the CD twenty-two Canadian children of Greek descent participated in the first ever CD recording of a Greek opera based on 'The Selfish Giant' by Oscar Wilde. Participants included tenor Dimitris Ilias and soprano Maria Diamantis with music by the Chroma Musika Sinfonietta of Montreal directed by Nikos Xanthoulis.Maria Bouarni was responsible for the Greek lyrics and the illustrations are by Katerina Veroutsos. . First Thus. Laminated HC. New Book from Greece/No Jacket (as issued). Illus. by Katerina Veroutsos. Book with CD.


The musical world of Jane Austen seen through the manuscripts and printed editions held by the Jane Austen Memorial Trust at Chawton, with brief histories of contemporary composers and a catalogue of more than 300 muiscal works..

By Gammie, Ian & McCulloch, Derek

St.Albans: Corda Music Publication , 1996 "An appraisal of the 8 books of music which are held by the Jane Austen Memorial Trust. These have never been fully catalogued and on closer inspection proved to have 300 musical items, featuring almost every type of vocal and instrumental music available at the time (the pieces range from the late 1750s to approx 1810).... It contains an introduction to the music and its background, a catalogue of all the pieces, with RISM or other reference numbers to identify where the same music can be found in museums and libraries around the world, biographies of the 70 composers represented, indexes of all the songs, and incipits for more than 60 works which either have doubtful attribution or have not yet been identified at all. The purpose of this publication is to encourage academics and musicians around the world to help in the task of identifying all the music and expand our knowledge not only of Jane Austen's personal musical taste but of domestic music-making in Georgian and Regency times. It will also alleviate the pressure on the Jane Austen Memorial Trust who do not have facilities for microfilming nor even much space for scholars and musicians to study the books in person. The books themselves are not all in good condition and further handling of the pages is detrimental to their survival....There are other music books still in private collections which are known to have belonged to the Austen family, and it is hoped to include details of those in a future publication.. 64p.. 1st UK Edition. Original Wraps.. Fine.


Hey Jude (The Beatles Again) ALBUM COVER

By The Beatles

Canada: Capitol Records (Canada) Lrtd., 1990 Record sleeve ONLY of the Canadian issue of the "Hey Jude" album Apple SW-385 issued in 1970. The front and back cover pictures were taken at the last-ever Beatles photo session, on 22 August 1969, at John Lennon's home Tittenhurst Park.. 1st Can Ed.. Cardboard Sleeve. Very Good. Record Cover.


The Beatles : The Classic Poster Book

London: Pyramid Books / Octopus, 1990 Large format card folder [17x12" ] containing 6 glossy reproductions of iconic Beatfles images of the1960's period. Includes [1] The Robert Freeman photograph used for the cover their second album "With the Beattles" 1963 [ 2] Photograph from their appearance on BBC's Juke Box Jury shoe Dec 7th. 1963. [3] Picture of JohnLennon taken during the recording of :Let it Be" 1969 [4] The cover of "Abbey Road" 1969 [5] Posed on a red saitcase c 1964 [6} Photographed wearing the colourful costumes of "The Lonely Hearts Club Band" 1967. The backs of the posters have remains of tape and stick on squares, but the front surfaces are fine.. 1st UK Edition.. Portfolio. Very Good. Portfolio.


A Simple Introducton to Indian Classical Music

By Vedant, Prem

New Delhi: Oxford & IBH Publishing, 1976 Incudes "Teach Yoursel Sitar" and notations for some ragas. 80p. illus [ B & W] discography.. 4th Edition.. Softcover. Very Good.


Welsh Hymns for English Singers

National Gymanfa Ganu Association of U. S. & Canada, 1958 80 hymns in Welsh with interspersed with English Pronunciation. Unpaginated [49p]. Spiral Binding. Very Good.


Historia muzyki Chrzescijanskiej

By Wilson-Dickson, Andrew

Warsaw: Ofycyna Wydawnicza Vocatio Translaton into Polish by Marzena Wisniewska of "The Story of Christian Music: From Gregorian Chant to Black Gospel, An Authoritative Illustrated Guide to All the Major Traditions of Music for Worship" 342p. illus. Donor inscription on ffep, else fine. First Polish Edition.. Laminated Hardcover. Near Fine.


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. As New/Fine. Illus. by Cameron, Scott.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Hoffnung Music Festival

By Hoffnung, Gerard

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


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 copy does NOT include the CDs] Laid in is a ticket from a concert he gave in Toronto in 2004. Signed by Composer. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Fine.


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.


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.


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.