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THE SWING ERA The Developlment of Jazz 1930-1945
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THE SWING ERA The Developlment of Jazz 1930-1945

By Schuller, Gunther

NY: Oxford University Press. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1989. First Edition. Hardcover. 019504312X; This is a thick, heavy book and will need extra postage for Priority , Air or International . Binding is clean, sound and unworn. Contents are almost as new, with no writing or other entries on the text. Very minor wear and soil on the complete DJ. Very slight musty odor. ; First Printing of the FIRST EDITION, 1989. 9-1/2" Tall, XVIII + 919pp. Black boards, medium blue cloth spine, bright metallic pink and silver spine lettering. MUSIC. "THE SWING ERA focuses on that extraordinary period in American musical history - 1930 to 1945 - when jazz was synonymous with America's popular music, its social dances, and musical entertainment. This book's thorough scholarship, critical perceptions, and great love and respect for jazz puts this well-remembered era of American music into new and revealing perspective. Much of the book's focus is on the famous swing bands of the time, which were the essence of the Swing Era. Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Jimmie Lunceford, Earl Hines, Andy Kirk, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Woody Herman, Glenn Miller. There are also incisive portraits of the great musical soloists, including Art Tatum, Teddy Wilson, Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, Bunny Berigan, Jack Teagarden, and such singers as Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Helen Forest, etc. , etc. " ... Glossary. Index. Brief musical examples throughout. .

$22.50

ONE WAY OUT The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band
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ONE WAY OUT The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band

By Paul, Alan

NY: St. Martin's Press. Near Fine in Good+ dust jacket. 2014. First Edition. Hardcover. 9781250040497; Binding is clean, sound and unworn. Minor smudge on the top edge. Contents are almost as new, with no writing or other entries on the text. 8" taped tear on the DJ's front panel, at the spine, else Very minor wear on the clean, complete DJ. ; First Printing of the FIRST EDITION, 2014. 9-12" Tall, wildly colorful and imaginative endpapers, XXII + 438pp. Navy blue Cloth, bright gold spine lettering. MUSIC. Foreword by Butch Trucks, Afterword by Jaimoe. "This is an oral history written with the Allman Brothers Band's participation. Filled with original interviews and personal correspondence, it is the most in-depth look ever at an American institution, telling the powerful tale of how the band helped redefine rock and roll. " ... Appendix: A Highly Opinionated ABB Discography. Index. Two 16-page photo sections in color and b/w , plus b/w photo frontispiece and dozens of b/w photos scattered throughout the text. .

$19.00

PIANO: 2ND TIME AROUND A Refresher Piano Course for Adults

By Bastien, James & Jane Smisor Bastien

San Diego, California: Kjos West. Very Good-. 1981. Paperback. 0849750954; Black plastic comb binds Paper Covers. Very minor wear and soil on the sound binding. A paperclip has dented the top margin of p. 9. Contents are clean and unworn, with no writing or other entries in the text. This is a large book and will need extra postage for Priority, Air or International.. ; 9" x 12", cpt 1981. 208pp. Black plastic comb binds paper covers. No spine lettering, white & yellow lettering & full-color photo on front paper cover. MUSIC. "PIANO: 2ND TIME AROUND is designed as a basic review for an adult who is somewhat beyond the beginning stages of playing the piano - a refresher course for the student who is returning to the piano after a leave of absence. There are five main sections ; more than one may be used at the same time. Section1: Where are you? - initial evaluation; Section 2: Once over lightly - review, providing multi-key experiences; Section 3. Shape up! - exercises and etudes for building & improving technique; Section 4: Attention getters - pieces from seveal periods of music history; Section 5: Handy references - basic music theory, a list of books about music, a chronological list of composers, etc. . .

$25.00

THE DIVINE ART

By Townsend, J. D.

NY: Abingdon Press. Very Good- with no dust jacket. 1931. First Edition. Hardcover. Very minor wear and soil on the sound binding. Name on ffep. Contents are clean and unworn, with no writing or other entries in the text, but the paper is pretty uniformly lightly age-browned. No DJ. ; First Printing of the FIRST EDITION, 1931. 7-1/2" Tall, 183pp. The book is bound in a medium brown suede clotj, which gives a pleasant, soft feel to the book. Bright gold spine and front cover lettering, with a brown and bright gold angel on the front cover. MUSIC / RELIGION. "In order to write real sacred music a musician must have faith, must believe in and love the God that he makes the center of his compositions. It is scarcely possible that an insincere Christian will produce a sincerly religious composition. And, above all, sacred music, to be great, must be sincere - must rise from the soul like the prayer of an adorer, full of the glory of the cross. " Contents: Sacred music; English - a singable language; Harmony, a Christian art; The Huguenot Psalter; The joy of being Beethoven; Two Protestant titans - Bach & Handel; Mozart, child prodigy; The greatness of Haydn; Two great French masters - Lully, Rameau; tThe evolution of musical instruments; A new problem in music. ... Four illustrated pages, including the frontispiece. .

$19.00

PLAYER PIANO TREASURY The Scrapbook History of the Mechanical Piano in America As Told in Story, Pictures, Trade-Journal Articles and Advertising

By Roehl, Harvey N.

Vestal, NY: Vestal Press. Very Good- in Good dust jacket. 1961. First Edition. Hardcover. Very minor wear on the clean, sound binding, with slightly dulled gold spine lettering. Author's signature on ffep. Very minor soil/foxing on the endpapers. Very minor edge foxing. Contents are almost as new, with no writing or other entries on the text. Minor wear and soil on the complete DJ. ; First Printing of the FIRST EDITION, 1961, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on the ffep. MUSIC. "Short years ago the player piano was almost a necessity in the household, but today It is all but forgotten as a result of technological advances n home entertainment. Mostly forgotten, too, are the many varieties of coin operated pianos for places of public entertanment. This book through its many pages of catalog material, advertisements, trade journal articles, and 28, 000 words of text, brngs once again to mind some of the fantastic accomplishments of the inventors of an earlier day, " I would estimate that there are over 200 b/w illustrations in this book, many of them copies of old advertisements. .

$25.00

TANGLEWOOD The Clash between Tradition and Change
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TANGLEWOOD The Clash between Tradition and Change

By Pincus, Andrew L.

Boston: Northeastern University Press. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1998. First Edition. Hardcover. 1555533469; Binding is almost as new. Contents are almost as new, with no writing or other entries on the text. DJ is amost as new. ; First Printing of the FIRST EDITION, 1998. Green cloth, bright gold spine lettering. ENTERTAINMENT MUSIC. "Tanglewood's tranquillity masks the many challenges facing the festival as it strives for success and survival in the coming years. This provocative work explores the dynamics affecting Tanglewood within the larger context of recent trends in American musical life, including dwindling audiences for classical music and growing commercialism in the arts...Against this backdrop of the festival's evolving relationship between tradition and transition to the innovative and unknown, Pincus examines recent clashes among leaders and artists over both programming decisions and the direction of the Music Center...This fascinating book illuminates the ways in which Tanglewood represents both the best and the worst aspects of musical culture. It also captures the enduring spirit that will lead this extraordinary festival into the next century. " ...Index. Almost two dozen b/w photos in text. ; 9-1/2" Tall; 210 pages .

$25.00

100 RECORDER PIECES Volume One, Alto Recorder

By Stilp, David

U. S. A.: Self Published. Fine. 2016. Paperback. Paper Covers. Binding is clean, sound and unworn. Contents are almost as new, with no writing or other entries on the text. ; 8-1/2" x 11", 100 pages. Cprt. 2016. Brown and gray Paper Covers with white front cover lettering, no lettering on the spine. MUSIC. There is no text in this book, simply 100 pages, each with a recorder piece composed by David Stilp. The back cover of the book states, in part, David taught instrumental and general music in Orfordville, Wisconsin, retiring in 1912. In addition to teaching and performing, David wrote and arranged thousands of musical pieces for all instrumental areas ranging from elementary band to college and professional-level recorder. David passed away on December 13th, 2015. This series of his recorder pieces is just a small piece of the talent he possessed. " .

$19.00

THE BEL CANTO BUZZ Beautiful Singing Made Simple ! Third Edition.

By Lynn, Debra

U. S. A.: Debra Lynn Music. Fine. 2012. Third Edition. Paperback. 1475229690; Paper Covers. Binding is clean, sound and unworn. Author's signature on the title page. Contents are almost as new, with no writing or other entries on the text. ; Third edition 2012. AUTHOR'S SIGNATURE on the title page. Author's business card, with an unsigned note on its reverse, is loosely laid-in. 9" Tall, 182pp. Color-photo illustrated Paper Covers. MUSIC. "I know that everyone can sing - and sing well. Now, after almost twenty years of teaching voice, I can attest to the fact that every single person that has crossed my studio's threshold has left an hour later knowing without a doubt that he or she could in fact sing with ease. So, together, you and I, we're going to unravel the difficulty most Americans or English-based speakers face when we try to sing. These challenges also extend to singing in other languages where the vowel structure causes the voice to resonate some of the sounds too far back in the mouth, close down at the ends of individual syllables or force the tongue to articulate consonants farther back on the hard palate. Come into my world for a little whille and I will share with you tools and tips that will transform your life as a singer, and bring you and those you sing for endless hours of joy ! Let's go find our Bel Canto Buzz ! " ... Glossary. More than a dozen b/w drawings. .

$25.00

HOW TO SING

By Hewitt, Graham

NY: Taplinger Publishing Company. Very Good-. 1978. First US Edition. Paperback. 0800839803; Paper Covers. Very minor wear on the clean and sound binding. Covers tend to rise upward from the text block. Contents are clean and unworn, with no writing or other entries in the text. ; First Printing of the FIRST U. S. EDITION, cprt. 1978. 7" x 9-1/8", VI + 94pp. White paper covers with black spine lettering, red & black front cover lettering. MUSIC. "This is a practical manual that de-mystifies singing. In an easy, non-technical style, it demonstrates how you can develop a sound vocal technique. It breaks through the barriers of technical jargon and presents the principles and practical methods that are essential to the singer, including the secrets of better breathing, voice production, articulation, and a general understanding of accomplished singing, from pop to opera. Diagrams and musical examples throughout. " Three-page Music Phrase Book.. .

$19.00

HARMONY Education Manual MB 557

By Piston, Walter

Washington, DC: United States Armed Forces Institute. Good+. 1948. Reprint. Paperback. Paper Covers. A small portion of the spine lettering has been rubbed off, but the title is still legible. Spine and a large part of the back cover are a little age-darkened, but covers are clean with very minor wear except for the spine, as previously stated, and a wrinkled upper fore corner on the front cover. The upper fore corners of the first several pages are also wrinkled, otherwise the contents are clean, unworn. ; 9-1/4" Tall, VI + 344pp. Light tan paper covers with black spine and front cover lettering. This volume was reprinted for the USAFI by W. W. Norton in 1948. Index. Jam-packed with musical examples. MUSIC. "The aim of this book is to present as concisely as possible the harmonic common practice of composers of the 18th and 19th centuries. Rules ae announced as observations reported, without attempt at their justification on aesthetic grounds or as laws of nature. The written exercises should be performed as exemplificatio ns of the common practice of composers and not as efforts in creative composition. The author believes that through these principles, a prompt and logical grasp of the subject will be achieved. " There are 25 chapters, including: Scales and intervals; Triads; Harmonic rhythm; the six-four chord; Cadences; Irregular resolutions; The complete dominant ninth; The raised supertonic and submediant; The Neapolitan sixth; Other chromatic chords. .

$19.00

SETTLING THE SCORE Essays on Music

By Rorem, Ned

Orlando FL: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket. 1988. First Edition. Hardcover. 0151808953; Binding is almost as new with very minor spine bumping. Short black marker line on top edge. Contents are almost as new. Very minor wear on the clean, complete DJ. ; First Printing of the FIRST EDITION, 1988. 9-1/4" Tall, XVII + 366pp. Black boards, white cloth spine, red spine lettering. MUSIC. "Ned Rorem is at once a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and the distnguished writer of ten books. This stunning collection of his essays, handpicked by Rorem himself, is destined to become a classic of music litererature. Whether he is writing about famous people he has known, nineteenth-century maestros, gay issues, or rock music, Rorem always delights as he informs. " 63 Essays. Index. .

$15.00

A TASTE FOR THE CLASSICS With Classical Music Compact Disc STR 1026

By Kavanaugh, Patrick

Nashville, Tennessee: Sparrow Press. Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket. 1993. First Edition. Hardcover. 0917143299; Very minor wear on the clean, sound binding. CD is in a sealed plastic envelope glued to the front pastedown. The very tips of the upper fore corner of a group of pages were bumped, otherwise the contents are almost as new. Very minor wear and soil on the complete DJ. ; First Printing of the FIRST EDITION, 1993. 9-1/4" Tall, 244pp. Black boards, black cloth spine, bright gold spine lettering, title debossed on the front cover. MUSIC. "Though this book is packed with useful knowledge, what makes it most enjoyable is that we are offered many tempting programs for listening - and the choices are left to us! From the outset, it is clear that this book will enrich the experience of great music for every fan of the classics. If you're anxious to explore the realm of fine music and need a few signposts on the way, this book was written for you. In it you'll find the essentials for understanding and appreciating all aspects of classical music. " Glossary. An Appendix lists the birth and death of the major composers. Lists of the top 150 operas, top 150 concerti, top 150 orchestral works. Occasional b/w illustrations. There are eight pieces of music on the enclosed Compact Disc: Rimsky-Korsakoff, Bach, Verdi, Dvorak, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Schubert. .

$19.00

THE SUCCESSFUL CHILDREN'S CHOIR

By Jacobs, Ruth Krehbiel

Chicago: H. T. Fitzsimons Co.. Very Good-. 1953. Fourth Edition. SOFTCOVER. Paper Covers. Saddle-stapled booklet. Minor soil, very minor wear, on the sound binding. All three staples are rusty. Contents are clean and unmarked on easy-on-the-eye cream colored paper. ; Fourth Edition, 1953. 9" Tall, 64 pp. The tan, saddle-stapled PAPER COVER is lighter than posterboard. MUSIC. The director. Organizing the children's choir. How to use the children's choir. Establish morale. Vocal training. Diction. Rehearsals. Training in worship. Hymns in the church school. The choir library. Suggested choir materials. .

$25.00

EVENING AT SYMPHONY A Portrait of the Boston Symphony Orchestra

By Baker-Carr, Janet

Boston: Houghton Mifflin. Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket. 1977. First Edition. Hardcover. 0395256976; Binding is almost as new. Gift note on half-title page. Two small matching stains on the half-title page & its facing page. Contents are almost as new. Minor edge wear on the clean, complete DJ. ; First Printing of the FIRST EDITION, 1977. 7-1/4" x 9-3/8". 172pp. Black cloth, bright silver spine lettering. Bibliography. Index. 59 b/w illustrations, mostly photos. MUSIC. Since its inception in 1881, the Boston Symphony Orchestra has reached out, through recordings, radio, and television, to an ever-growing national and international audience. Typically, more than 100 people play in the Orchestra year-round, including the program series in Symphony Hall, the Pops and Tanglewood concerts, concert tours, recording sessions, special chamber music concerts, and the filming and producing of the television program, EVENING AT SYMPHONY. This handsomely illustrated volume takes you backstage at the BSO to discover the history of the institution, the famous conductors, the musicians, the interaction of audience and performers, the special lore of this highly gifted group of people - all the elements that are essential to the life of a major performing orchestra. ; 9-3/8x7-1/4"; 172 pages .

$15.00

STUDYING SUZUKI PIANO: MORE THAN MUSIC A Handbook for Teachers, Parents,  and Students
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STUDYING SUZUKI PIANO: MORE THAN MUSIC A Handbook for Teachers, Parents, and Students

By Bigler, Carole L. & Valery Lloyd-Watts

U. S. A.: Summy-Birchard Music. Very Good+. 1998. Paperback. 0874875862; Paper Covers. Binding is almost as new. Contents are almost as new. Priority mail is not recommended due to the large size of this book. ; 8-1/2" x 11", XXIII + 251pp. Original copyright 1979, This Edition copyright 1998. PAPER COVERS. Cover is considerably lighter than posterboard. MUSIC. "Many piano teachers and parents have expressed a need for help in applying the principles of Dr. Shinichi Suzuki's philosophy of early music education. This book attempts to fill that need. In addition to a discussion of the Suzuki philosophy and a chapter each on motivating parents and students, we have included three chapters on preparing to be a Suzuki piano teacher, what to do at the first lessons, and how to structure an effective lesson. Since note-reading is an essential part of every musician's training, we have included the program which we are finding very effective. The chapter on technique describes the scale program we use with our students: this program develops a secure understanding and mastery of scales and develops a positive rhythmic sense in the students. The chapters analysing the six Volumes of the Suzuki repertoire identify preview sections (the 'hard parts'! ) and discuss the musical and technical points of each piece: this has been done to help teachers who are suddenly faced with the enormous task of assimilating all of the Suzuki material and to help parents better understand the teacher's goals. It is our hope that this book will help teachers, parents and students grow in an understanding of an apreciation for the philosophy of Dr. Shinichi Suzuki. " ... Bibliography. Index of Pieces. Index of Composers. .

$22.50

WHO WE ARE Our Autobiography
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WHO WE ARE Our Autobiography

By One Direction

Hammersmith, London, England: Harpercollins. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 2014. First Edition. Hardcover. 9780007577316; Binding is almost as new. Contents are almost as new. DJ is amost as new. ; First Printing of the FIRST EDITION, 2014. 9-1/2" Tall, 352pp. Fluorescent orange cloth, black spine lettering, black facsimilies of the authors' signatureson the front cover. MUSIC. "So much happens to One Direction all the time that we barely get a chance to catch our breath. Sometimes we feel like we've lived a whole life in just a few short years. Three albums, two world tours, a million memoires. Hopefully, this book will give you a glimpse of what we were thinking and feeling as the life happened to us and, of course, your own role in that amazing story. " ..." What we've tried to do is explain how we Feel. We want you to get an insight into what our emotions and thoughts were at various stages along the way. To expand a little on how this journey has felt for us five lads, from inside the crazy world of One Direction. Hopefully, this book will tell you a little more about how we all react to the events that make up life in One Direction. " ... Per Wikipedia: One Direction are an English-Irish pop boy band based in London, composed of Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, and , Zayn Malik .... Scores of color photos throughout, many of them full-page. .

$25.00

BENNY GOODMAN AND THE SWING ERA
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BENNY GOODMAN AND THE SWING ERA

By Collier, James Lincoln

NY: Oxford University Press. Fine in Very Good- dust jacket. 1989. First Edition. Hardcover. 0195052781; Binding is almost as new. Very minor edge foxing. Contents are almost as new. Price-cut DJ is otherwise almost as new. ; First Printing of the FIRST EDITION, 1989. 9-1/2" Tall, XII + 404pp. Red boards, Green cloth spine, bright silver spine lettering. Selected discography. Index. 16p b/w photos. MUSIC. Collier brilliantly recreates the colorful popular music world of the 1920s and 1930s, when the music industry was just expanding, radio was the great source of musical entertainment, and swing bands that had emerged out of the growth of jazz in the 1920s were first finding national audiences. Benny Goodman had formed a band in 1934 but had found the public unreceptive to his 'hot' music. On a trip west in 1935, ending at the Palomar Ballroom in California, the band found its audience among the young dancers there. The band returned east in triumph and produced a near riot of its admirers at the Paramount Theater in New York City. And so the Swing Era was launched, and is herein chronicled by Collier. ; 9-1/2" Tall; 404 pages .

$18.00

WHO KILLED CLASSICAL MUSIC?  Maestros, Managers, and Corporate Politics
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WHO KILLED CLASSICAL MUSIC? Maestros, Managers, and Corporate Politics

By Lebrecht, Norman

Secaucus, New Jersey: Carol Publishing Group. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1996. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. 1559724153; Binding is almost as new. Contents are almost as new. DJ is almost as new. ; Third Printing of the First Carol Edition, 1998. 9-1/4" Tall, 455pp. Light gray boards, black spine lettering. MUSIC. "Here is the start-to-finish history of the classical music business: its heroes, villains, lions, and legends. Controversial, polemical, and rich with inside information. Most people suppose that classical music is a genteel, dignified business, carried out by nice people with nice manners. Lebrecht has made it his mission to prove that the business is, in fact, a sewer of greed and depravity, distinguishable from its vulgar pop sister only by its pretensions and secrecy. Now Lebrecht has condensed ten years of dirt digging into a massive earthwork of a book. He has created a furor in Britain and will likely have the same effect here - for many of its villains are America. " ... Bilbiography. Index. 8-pages of b/w illustrations, including reproductions and photos. .

$19.00

I WAS THERE Gigs That Changed the World

By Paytress, Mark

London, England: Cassell Illustrated. Very Good+. 2005. First Edition. Paperback. 1844035123; Paper Covers with self-flaps for added durability. Binding is clean, sound and unworn. Hallf-title page's upper fore corner is wrinkled. Contents are almost as new. ; First Printing of the FIRST EDITION, 2005. 7-3/4" x 8-3/4", 288pp. PAPER COVERS. The PAPER COVER is about the weight of posterboard. The covers are reinforced by self-flaps, similar to a DJ's flaps, adding strength and durability to the covers. The flaps, as with a DJ's flaps, contain a great deal of interesting information. MUSIC. "I WAS THERE is the definitive guide to the greatest live performances since the earliest stirrings of rock 'n' roll. A distillation of first-hand accounts, reportage of the day and illuminated reflections on the legacy of over a hundred of the most important musical moments. This book answers the burning questions, What happened? Who played? What was it really like? A stunning complanion to over a century of live music, this book is a unique testament to once-in-a-lifetime, never beaten, momentous music concerts. Join the fans at 101 of the greatest ever gigs, live shows which changed the world and helped shape popular culture as we know it. " ... From Robert Johnson in Three Forks, Greewnwood, Mississippi, in July 1938 to Brian Wilson, Festival Hall, London, 20-24 Fevbruary 2004, with stops along the way for Billie Holiday, Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli , Frank Sinatra, Johnny Cash, The Rolling Stones, the 1971 Concert for Bangla Desh, the 1972 London Rock 'N' Roll Show, Led Zeppelin, Bob Marley and The Wailers, Live Aid in 1985, Public Enemy, Jeff Buckley, and, of course, Elvis. Plus scores of other world changing gigs. Index. Hundreds of photos, a few early ones in black & white, most in brilliant color. .

$25.00

THE BOOK OF MUSICAL DOCUMENTS

By Nettl, Paul

NY: Philosophical Library. Very Good in Good+ dust jacket. 1948. Hardcover. Very minor wear on the clean, sound binding. Contents are almost as new. Very minor wear and soil on the complete DJ. ; 8-1/2" Tall, XIV + 381pp. 1948. Light gray cloth, blue spine and front cover lettering. MUSIC. Introduction by Carleton Sprague Smith. "This book, the first of its knd in English, represents a survey of music history by presentation of original documents. It begins with the roots of human civilization, the music of the primitive and Asiatic peoples, of the Hellenes and Hebrews. The music of the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the Baroque follow, while the emphasis lies upon the classicists and romanticists. Nor does it overlook the most recent development of European and American music. Statements of medieval writers alternate with unknown memoirs; letters of musicians, poets, and philosophers are followed by excerpts from poems, diaries, archieves, etc. We learn not only what Chaucer, Shakespeare, Goethe, and Heine thought about music, but also about the musical regulations in the Nazi horror camp of Theresienstadt. " Some Chapters: Primitives and Asiatic peoples; Hellenic and early Jewish culture; Pre-classical time; Gluck - Opera and ballet; Bach and Handel; Haydn, Mozart; Beethoven; Early and Late Romanticism; Vienna, a center of music; French and Italians; Russians and Czechs; Music of recent times; Music in a degenerate world. ... Index. 24 b/w plates. .

$19.00

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