Hardcover. Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Press, 1st UK, 1993, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 168 pages. Hardcover. Dust jacket with light rubbing. Collection of correspondence between Pierre Boulez and John Cage. Translated and edited by Robert Samuels.
Hardcover. New York , Charles Scribner's Sons, 1st, 1972, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, 176 pages, illustrated throughout in b&w. Dust jacket price clipped with slight rubbing, wear, sunning to edges and spine. Internally very good.
Hardcover. Cleveland OH, Dayton C. Miller, reprint, 1922, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 197 pages, dark blue cloth with gilt lettering and design. Many b&w drawings and photos, some fold-out. Light edgewear to cloth edges, mild foxing to end papers, otherwise clean.
Hardcover. New York, George Brazziler , 1st, 1986, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 253 pages. Light edgewear and sunning to dust jacket, else a clean, tight copy.This book offers analyses of 45 of Haydn's 60-odd string quartets with the aim of providing interpretive clues for performers. The author, an Austrian-born music critic who lived in England from 1938 until his death last year, had a life-long involvement with the string quartet as both player and teacher. Although Keller's scholarly credentials are not in question, many of his opinions and analytical remarks are both patronizing and debatable, as in the remark "it is impossible for a composer, however great, to write an intrinsic string quartet if he is not himself a quartet player."
Hardcover. NY, Farrar Straus and Giroux, 1st, 1998, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 308 pages, in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. The inside story of the chamber music group, the Guarneri Quartet.
Hardcover. New Haven CT, Yale University Press, 1st, 2013, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 606 pages, b&w illustrations. In a bright, unclipped dust jacket. Clean copy. An extraordinary selection of revealing letters to and from one of the titans of 20th-century music. Leonard Bernstein was a charismatic and versatile musician--a brilliant conductor who attained international super-star status, and a gifted composer of Broadway musicals (West Side Story), symphonies (Age of Anxiety), choral works (Chichester Psalms), film scores (On the Waterfront), and much more. Bernstein was also an enthusiastic letter writer, and this book is the first to present a wide-ranging selection of his correspondence. The letters have been selected for the insights they offer into the passions of his life--musical and personal--and the extravagant scope of his musical and extra-musical activities.
Hardcover. New Haven CT, Yale University Press, 1st, 2011, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket, 336 pages. Despite the apparent incompatibility between Mozart's humanitarian and cosmopolitan outlook and Nazi ideology, the Third Reich tenaciously promoted the great composer's music to further the goals of the fascist regime. In this revelatory book, Erik Levi draws on period articles, diaries, speeches, and other archival materials to provide a new understanding of how the Nazis shamelessly manipulated Mozart for their own political advantage. The book also explores the continued Jewish veneration of the composer during this period while also highlighting some of the disturbing legacies of Mozart reception that resulted from Nazi appropriation of his work. Augmented by rare contemporary illustrations, Mozart and the Nazis will be widely welcomed by readers with interests in music, German history, Holocaust studies, propaganda, and politics in the twentieth century. Clean copy.
Hardcover. UK, Cambridge University Press, 1st, 1983, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 492 pages, b&w photos. In a lightly worn dust jacket, clean copy. Otto Klemperer was one of the great conductors of the century, best known in the last years of his life for his performances and recordings of the classical symphonic repertory from Mozart to Mahler. Volume 1 only.
Hardcover. NY, Macmillan, 1st US, 1934, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, blue cloth covers, 270 pages, b&w photos. Ex-library but only minor signs: shadow of sticker on spine, ink stamp on title page, minor blemishes. Interior lean. Scarce volume on the Russian composer. Good +.
Hardcover. London, Robert Hale, 1st UK, 1986, Hardcover, 254 pages, in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. Biography of the nineteenth century composer, Franz Schubert (1797-1828). The author "corrects the legend that Schubert was a penniless, myopic roly-poly. This sympathetic and musically astute biography pays tribute to Schubert's raw talent and shows him to have been a composer of outstanding brilliance".
Hardcover. Boston, Oliver Ditson Co., 1st, 1905, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover. Black & white frontis. portrait of author. Preface by Booker T. Washington. Ex-lib with small bookplate, residue to rear end paper, light marking. Top edge gilt. 127 pages.