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Ella Fitzgerald: An Annotated Discography; Including a Complete Discography of Chick Webb
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Ella Fitzgerald: An Annotated Discography; Including a Complete Discography of Chick Webb

By J. Wilfred Johnson

Jefferson, NC: McFarland Publishing, 2000. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 358 pp, acknowledgments, preface, How to Use this Book, Introduction,Part One: The Recording Sessions - A Discography; Part Two: Ella's Records; Part Three: The Songs Ella Sings; Appendixes A-E, general Index. TExt clean, binding tight, ffep with black marker over previous owner info. Glossy covers with very light wear, still easily Very Good. 8.8" x 11.3" glossy illustrated laminated boards.

$37.50

Mr. Trumpet: The Trials, Tribulations, And Triumph Of Bunny Berigan [Inscribed & Signed By Author|
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Mr. Trumpet: The Trials, Tribulations, And Triumph Of Bunny Berigan [Inscribed & Signed By Author|

By Michael P. Zirpolo

Lanham, Md / Toronto / Plymouth, Uk: Scarecrow Press / Rowman & Littlefield, 2011. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. large octavol. Xii + 552 Pp, Introduction, 25 Chapters With Endnotes - Quotes - B&W Photos, Appendices One-Six, General Index, Name Index, About The Author. Inscribed To Prevous Owner With Six Lines & Best Wishes, Then Author Signed And Dated 10-12-2011. Binding Tight, Pages Clean And Paper White, Very Slight Turn To Lower Board Forecorner Tips, Else Fine/Hc. 6.4" X 9.2" Illustrated Black Laminated Covered Boards.

$95.00

ARS. Revista de Arte. Nº 81. Goethe y La Musica

By Schlagman I. (director)

Buenos Aires: ARS, 1958. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Folio. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good - Very Good +. SUMARIO: Sobre la estetica de Goethe (Ernesto Epstein); Goethe y los compositores de su epoca (Johannes Franze); El clima musical de Geothe (Andre Coeuroy); 16 Canciones de Wolfgang von Goethe para las que Franz Schubert compuso la musica (Reproduccion facsimilar). First Edition, 1958. 1/4" chip across bottom edge spine dj with 2" closed tear and lightly age-toned spine. Creased spine with only the slightest edge wear, else, Pristine. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Orange heavy card wrappers with original tissue protected dj cover.

$60.00

Weep Some More, My Lady

By Spaeth, Sigmund

Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1927. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Large 8vo. xv (v), 268 pp, acknowledgments, list of half-tone illustrations, list of text illustrations, preface, invocation, I. Introductory; II. The School of Self Pity; III. English Influences; IV. The Eternal Story; V. Negro and Pseudo-Negro Material; VI. Ballads and Near Ballads; VII. Mottoes and Moralizing; VIII. Songs of Temperance and Vice Versa; IX. The Comic Muse; X. Nondescripts of the 'Nineties; exhortation, index of song titles. First Edition, 1927. Lightly frayed bottom fore-edge corner tips with slightly age-toned bottom and fore- text block edge. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Orange cloth with maroon lettering to front board and spine, and orange top text block edge.

$27.50

The Sound of Surprise: 46 Pieces on Jazz

By Balliett, Whitney

London: The Jazz Book Club, 1961. Reprint. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good - Fine. 8vo. 254 pp, introduction; Part I. 1954-1956; Part II. 1957; Part III. 1958; Part IV. 1959; index. Reprinted by The Jazz Book Club by arrangement with William Kimber, 1961. "These pieces seem to me to form a kind of selective critical documentary of the most bewildering years in the music's brief history, and I hope that such an approach, which has never been done exactly in this way before, at least breathes on some of the aesthetic mysteries of the music." from the Introduction. Not Price Clipped. Small chipping along top edge spine dj with a 1 1/4" closed tear to bottom edge rear panel near spine of same, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Grey cloth with stamped maroon bands and lettering to spine.

$17.50

Lost Highway: Journeys & Arrivals of American Musicians

By Guralnick, Peter

Boston, MA: David R. Godine, Publisher, 1979. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine - Slipcase. Large 8vo. x (i), 362 (1) pp, acknowledgments, Introduction: Climbing High Mountains, Trying to Get Home; Part I. Honky Tonk Heroes: Ernest Tubb: The Texas Troubadour; Hank Snow Still Movin' On; Deford Bailey: Pan American Blues; Rufus Thomas: The World's Oldest Teenager; Bobby Bland: Little Boy Blue. Part II. Hillbilly Boogie: Scotty Moore: Elvis, Scotty, and Bill: A Sidelong View of History; Charlie Fethers: The Last of the Rockabillies; Elvis Presley and the American Dream; Elvis Presley: Faded Love; Snapshots of Charlie Rich; Sleepy Labeef: There's Good Rockin' Tonight; Mickey Gilley: A Room Full of Roses; Jack Clement: Let's All Help the Cowboy Sing the Blues. Part III. Honky Tonk Masquerade, Or, Are They Gonna Make Us Outlays Again?: Waylon Jennings: The Pleasures of Life in a Hillybilly Band; Hank Williams, Jr.: Living Proof; Merle Haggard: In the Good Old Days (When Times Were Bad); James Talley: Scenes from Life (A Triptych); Stoney Edwards: A Simple Little Dream. Part IV: The Blues Roll On: The Howlin' Wolf; Otis Spann: Blues Is a Man's Best Friend; Big Joy Turner: Big Joe Rides on; Juke Joint Blues: Chicago, 1977; Epilogue: Sam Phillips Talking; selected discography, general biblography, index with b&w illustrations. First Edition, 1979. Price clipped. 1" closed tear to top edge front panel dj near spine. Only the faintest foxing to text block edges, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no other underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Olive-green cloth with gilt lettering to spine.

$37.50

Whispering Pines: The Northern Roots of American Music. From Hank Snow to the Band
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Whispering Pines: The Northern Roots of American Music. From Hank Snow to the Band

By Schneider, Jason

Toronto: E C W Press. 2009. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. vi, 347 pp, Introduction: The Last Waltz; Part I. When First Unto This Country: 1. Brand on My Heart: Hank Snow, Wilf Carter, Bob Nolan; 2. Who Do You Love: Ronnie Hawkins & The Hawks; 3. Morning Dew: Ian & Sylvia, Bonnie Dobson, Buffy Sainte-Marie. Part II. I Told You When I Came I Was a Stranger: 4. The Way I Feel: Gordon Lightfoot; 5. Last Year's Man: Leonard Cohen; 6. Urge For Going: Joni Mitchell; 7. Lost My Driving Wheel: Great Spechkled Bird, Anne Murray, Bruce Cockburn, Murray McLauchlan, Kate & Anna McGarrigle; 8. Ambulance Blues: Neil Young; 9. The Weight: The Band; discography, acknowledgments, bibliography with b&w illustrations. First Edition, 2009. "Whispering Pines (named after Richard Manuel's song from The Band's self-titled second album) is the first thorough exploration of how these, along with other lesser known, but no less significant artists came to establish a distinct Canadian musical identity. It is a sweeping, narrative history, explaining the personal and creative connections that many of the artists shared, with emphasis placed, always, on the impact it eentually had on both the artists' subsequent work, as well as the wider musical world." from the jacket flap. Not Price Clipped. Lightly bumped top rear fore-edge corner with top corner crease on page 120, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Beige cloth with black lettering to spine.

$17.50

Mozart and Beethoven: The Concept of Love in Their Operas
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Mozart and Beethoven: The Concept of Love in Their Operas

By Singer, Irving

Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press. 1977. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. xii, 155 (1) pp, preface, I. Opera & Expression: 1. dramma per Musica; 2. Metaphor; 3. Words, Music, and Magnification; 4. The Performing of Emotions; 5. Myth and Erotic Phenomenology; 6. Mozart and Beethoven. Part II. Mozart - The Conflict of Don Giovanni: 1. A Passion for the Sensuous; 2. The Sensuous as a Part of Male Dominance; 3. Viva la Liberta; 4. The Daemonic in Don Govanni; 5. Death and the Commendatore; 6. Leporello's Dream; 7. Don Giovanni's Power over Women; 8. The Sorrows of Donna Anna; 9. The Charms of Zerlina; 10. The Madness of Elvira; 11. The Division in Mozart; 12. The Conflict Both Resolved and Unresolved. Part III. Mozart - Figaro, Cosi, 7 The Magic Flute: 1. Figaro and the Politics of the Sensuous; 2. Cosi fan tutti: The Battle of the Sexes; 4. A Change of Perspective. Part IV. Beethoven - The Passion in Fidelio; 1. Beethovian Paradoxes; 2. Fidelio as a Mystic Rite; 3. Gluck and Wagner; 4. The INfluence of Schiller; 5. The Dangers of Idealism; 6. The Passionate Remains; index. The Middle Ages Series: First Edition, 1977. Not Price Clipped. Inked inscription on ffep, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Brown faux-leather with gilt lettering to spine.

$17.50

Your Need of Music: An Address. Delivered to and Printed by Request of the Canadian Bureau for the Advancement of Music [Signed By The Author]

By Miessner, W. Otto

Milwaukee, WI: Miessner Institute of Music. 1926. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Very Good +. 69 (1) pp, b&w frontis, In Dedication: To all That Love by by W. Otto Miessner, I Am Music by W. Otto Miessner, Music Is a Universal Need; Music Must Be Democratized; Music Made a Civic Asset; To Them That Serve by W. Otto Miessner. First Edition, 1926. Signed copy, "Compliments of McKINLEY PUBLISHERS, INC. W. Otto Miessner Editor in Chief." Slightly bowed front board with a few ripples on front cover with only the faintest wear to top and bottom spine edge, else, Pristine Interior. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Black quarter- cloth with blue paper-covered boards and gilt lettering to front board, gilt lettering to spine, and black ribbon marker.

$27.50

The Oxford Companion to Musical Instruments
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The Oxford Companion to Musical Instruments

By Baines, Anthony

Oxford: Oxford University Press. 1992. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. xii, 404 pp, introduction, acknowledgments, abbreviations, picture credits, The Companion; Appendix: Makers of Instruments; works cited with over 300 photographs, line drawings, and music excerpts. Written and Editied by Anthony Baines: First Edition, 1992. "Individual entries encapsulate the essential information about the instrument considered. Each intry offers a concise description and, with the aid of numerous line drawings, illustrates details of its construction. Playing techniques are also discussed and major entries draw attention to significant developments in the history of the instrument. The author conveys the sound of the instrument and highlights characteristic examples of its use within the orchestral repertoire or, for ethno-musicological instruments, within rites of passage. Musical examples elucidate these points and the whole text is beautifully illustrated with over one hundred photographs. There are general articles on theinstruments of specific periods. In addition, the bookdeals with a whole range of related subjects, for example acoustics, pitch, chord symbols; methods of playing, such as harmonics, circular breathing; and also such topics as fakes and forgeries and oddities like walking-stick instruments." from the jacket flap. Not Price Clipped. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Black cloth with gilt lettering to spine.

$20.00

Edvard Grieg: Diaries, Articles, Speeches
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Edvard Grieg: Diaries, Articles, Speeches

By Benestad, Finn; Halverson, William H. [eds.]

Columbus, OH: Peer Gynt Press. 2001. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. xvi, 455 pp, preface, list of b&w illustrations, Part I. Autobiographical Writings; Part II. Articles on Other Composers; Part III. Articles on Various Topics; Part IV. Speeches and Impromptu Talks; chronology of Grieg's life and works, bibliography, index. Editied and translated by Finn, Benestad & William H. Halverson. First Edition, 2001. "Edvard Grieg (1843-1907) is known and loved throughout the world as one of the most impostant composers of the late nineteenth century. His music seems to embody the spectacular beauty of the mountains and fjords of his beloved Norway as well as the undercurrent of melancholy in the soul of its people." from the jacket flap. Not Price Clipped. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Blue cloth with embossed silver lettering to front board and spine.

$27.50

The Concise Oxford History of Music
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The Concise Oxford History of Music

By Abraham, Gerald

London: Oxford University Press. 1979. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. (17) 968 pp, preface, Part I. The Rise of West Asian and East Mediterranean Music; Part II. The Asendancy of Western Europe; Interlude: Music in the Islamic World; Part III. The Ascendancy of Italy; Interlude: The Music of India; Part IV. The Ascendancy of Germany; Interlude: The Music of Black Africa and America; Part V. The Fragmentation; further reading and recommended editions to the corresponding sections, index. First Edition, 1979. "The Concise Oxford History of Music, written by one of the world's most respected musicologists, is the one-volume history for anyone seriously interested in the subject. This comprehensive work covers the whole history of music by genre from its first recorded emergence in Egypt to the death of Stravinsky, including over three hundred musical examples, illustrations, and suggestions for further reading" Price clipped. Only the faintest wear to bottom edge dj, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Red cloth with and gilt lettering to spine, and map on endpapers.

$22.50

Memoirs of Lorenzo da Ponte

By Arthur Livingston (ed.)

Philadelphia, PA: J. B. Lippincott Company. 1929. F First English Edition. H Hard Cover. Very Good. 512 pp, list of b&w illustrations, introduction, The Memoirs of Lorenzo da Ponte: 5 Parts; index. Translated from the Italian by Elisabeth Abbott: First English Edition, 1929. "Lorenzo Da Ponte (1749-1838) was an Italian, later American opera librettist, poet and Roman Catholic priest. He wrote the librettos for 28 operas by 11 composers, including three of Mozart's greatest operas, Don Giovanni, The Marriage of Figaro and Così fan tutte. With the death of Austrian Emperor Joseph II in 1790, Da Ponte lost his patron. He was formally dismissed from the Imperial Service in 1791, due to intrigues, receiving no support from the new Emperor, Leopold. In August 1792, not being able to return to Venice, from which he had been banished until the end of 1794, he set off for Paris via Prague and Dresden armed with a letter of recommendation to Queen Marie Antoinette her brother, the late Emperor, had given Da Ponte before his death. On the road to Paris, on learning about the worsening political situation in France and the arrest of the king and queen, he decided to head for London instead, accompanied by his companion Nancy Grahl (with whom he eventually had four children).[7] After a precarious start in England, exercising a number of jobs including that of grocer and Italian teacher, he became librettist at the King's Theatre, London, in 1803. He remained based in London undertaking various theatrical and publishing activities until 1805, when debt and bankruptcy caused him to flee to the United States in 1805 with Grahl and their children." Lightly frayed at fore-edge corner tips with minor edge wear to top and bottom spine edge, and age-toned text block edges. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Royal-blue cloth with gilt lettering to front board and spine.

$20.00

Chansons et rondes enfantines des provinces de la France. Avec notices et accompagnement de piano. Ouvrage enrichi de 8 dessins en chromotypographie par F. Lix. Culs-de-lampe et Aquarelles

By Weckerlin, J.-B

Paris: Garnier Freres, 1889. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good +/Good. 4to. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. ix, 91(3) pp, preface, Chansons et des rondes enfantines des provinces de la France; table des dessins en couleur de F. Lix; with b&w illustrations in text. First Edition, 1889. Not Price Clipped. Two 5" closed tear to front panel dj with two 2'x1" chips to top edge rear panel and smaller chips to corners. Lightly age-toned bottom font board, endpapers, and partially age-toned margin edges, else, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Color floral-cloth with blind-stamped gilt branches, flowers and butterflies and black lettering on front board, and gilt text block edges.

$35.00

Songs of '76: A Folksinger's History of the Revolution

By Brand, Oscar

New York: M. Evans and Company, Inc.. 1972. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good +. xiv, 178 pp. with b&w illustrations throughout. First Edition, 1972. This historic commentary from the vantage point of the folk balladeer includes over 60 songs with words and guitar accompaniment. Collected from old manuscripts, newspapers and hundreds of accounts of the Revolution, these songs capture the reactions of ordinary citizens to the events of the day: from the Stamp Act and the Boston Massacre, to political unrest and the approaching war, from the men they believed in as heroes to those they considered traitors. Price clipped, 2" closed tear top edge front panel dj with minor edgewear. 1 1/2" fade to blue of top text block edge, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Navy blue quarter-cloth with embosse decorative title on front board and gilt title plate to spine.

$17.50

Trumpets, Horns and Music [Signed By The Author]

By Barbour, J. Murray

East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University Press. 1964. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. xii, 190 pp, preface, I. SOME GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS: i. Brass Notation; ii. Modulation, iii. Crooks. II. CLARINO STYLE: i. Fanfares; ii. Floridity; iii. Brass with the Chorale; iv. Brass License. III. HORNS IN THE SYMPHONY: i. Horn versus Trumpet; ii. Allegro Horn Melody; iii. Second Subject; iv. Andante and Minuet Trio; v. Finale, La Chasse. IV. PITCH: i. High Trumpets and Horns; ii. Second Horn; iii. Pedal Notes; iv. The Ossia. V. CONCLUSION: i. Stopped Notes; ii. Prospect and Retrospect. Index of Musical Examples. Bibliography. First Edition, 1964. Inscribed By The Author on Front Pastedown. Price clipped, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Light brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine.

$27.50

But Hark! More Harmony: The Libretti of Restoration Opera in English

By Haun, Eugene

Ypsilanti: Eastern Michigan University Press. 1971. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. xxi, 232 pp, acknowledgments, foreword, introduction, I. The Origins of the Dramatic Opera; II. Richard Flecknoe and the Context of The Siege of Rhodes; III. Sir William Davenant and the First Recorded Operatic Performances in England; IV. Essays at Opera, The Work of John Dryden, and the Emergence of the Dramatic Opera; V. Integration and Disintegration; notes; a list of works cited; index. First Edition, 1971. Price clipped, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Navy blue cloth.

$27.50

Cosima Wagner

By Marek, George R.

London: Julia MacRae Books. 1983. F First English Edition. H Hard Cover. Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. xii, 291 pp, foreword, I. Orphan with Living Parents; II. The Uneasy Bridegroom; III. Growing Intimacy; IV. "I am the King's Friend"; V. Love and Intrigue; VI. The Diary; VII. "J'en Ai Assez; VIII. Cosima Changes; IX. Toward Parsifal; X. "I Was Aaron to Moses"; XI. Silence and Sound; XII. The Chatelaine; XIII. The Escape of Parsifal; XIV. Cosima Moves Upstairs; XV. Mostly Memories; Appendix: Performances Under Cosima's Direction; bibliography, index with b&w illustrations. First English Edition, 1983. "Cosima, the ugly duckling illegitimate daughter of the composer Franz Listz, first married the great conductor Hans von Bulow, but twelve years later she left him to join Richard wagner, a man 24 years older (and several inches shorter) than she was. Thus began a tempestuous partnership, in which the unpredictable, infuriating genius of Wagner was protected and nutured by the scheming, devious, passionate Cosima, whose devotion to Watner reached monumental proportions and allowed no obstacle to stand in the way. The awfulness of Cosima's behaviour, concealed behind a stern Victorian facade, is at times almost funny. Her celebrated diaries stop with Wagner's death, and it is only since the release of her letters, to whic the author has had access, that the equally extraordinary story of her 47 years without Wagner can fully be told." from the jacket flap. Price clipped. Inked name on ffep, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Dark-brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine.

$15.00

The Complete Operas of Richard Strauss
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The Complete Operas of Richard Strauss

By Osborne, Charles

North Pomfret, VT: Trafalgar Square Pubishing. 1988. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. vi, 248 pp, introduction, I. Guntram; II. Feuersnot; III. Salome; IV. Elektra; V. Der Rosenkavalier; Vi. Ariadne auf Naxos; VII. Die Frau ohne Schatten; VIII. Intermezzo; IX. Die Aegyptische Helena; X. Arabella; XI. Die Schweigsame Frau; XII. Friedenstag; XIII. Daphne; XIV. Die Liebe der Danae; XV. Capriccio; details of music examples; short bibliography, illustration credits, index with b&w illustrations. First American Edition, 1988. "The author concentrates entirely on the operatic works of Strauss: first he describes Strauss' life at the time of earh opera's composition, next discussing the librettto and librettist, then outlining the story of the opera and finishing with a complete musical analysis." from the jacket flap. Price clipped. Inked name on ffep, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine.

$15.00

Reverberations: The Memoirs of Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

By Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich

New York: Fromm International Publishing Corporation. 1989. First American Edition. H Hard Cover. Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 376 pp, prelude, 1. "Wo mich das Leben freundlich bergrusste"; 2. "Er wunscht sich machtige Schwingen"; 3. "Dessen Ohren Mordgebrull umhallte"; 4. "Voruber die stohnende Kage"; 5. "Harmonien hor' ich klingen"; 6. "Sanfte geistige Gewalt"; 7. "Schopferischer Lufte Wehen"; 8. "Deren Ton mir in die Seele hallte"; 9. "Hingeschmiedet zum Gesang";10. "Habe gelernt und geschrieben"; postlude, index with b&w illustrations. Translate by Ruth Hein. First U.S. Edition, 1989. "Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (1925-2012) was a German lyric baritone and conductor of classical music, one of the most famous Lieder (art song) performers of the post-war period, described as 'one of the supreme vocal artists of the 20th century' and 'the most influential singer of the 20th Century'. Fischer-Dieskau was ranked the second greatest singer of the century (after Jussi Björling) by Classic CD (United Kingdom) 'Top Singers of the Century' Critics' Poll (June 1999). At his peak, he was greatly admired for his interpretive insights and exceptional control of his beautiful voice. Fischer-Dieskau also performed and recorded a great many operatic roles. He was the most recorded singer of all time. He dominated both the opera and concert platform for over thirty years." Price clipped. Inked name on ffep, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Black cloth with gilt lettering to spine.

$15.00

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