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1 (Beatles). Williams, Allan and Marshall, William THE MAN WHO GAVE THE BEATLES AWAY
London: Elm Tree Books, (1975). 24189204x First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in textured evergreen boards with gilt titles to the spine; in a fine dust jacket. Octavo. 
Alan Williams, the owner of the Liverpool nightclub Blue Angel and the Beatles first manager, tells the tale of the Liverpool music scene and details the rise to fame of the Beatles. 236 pages; and 24 photographs on black-and-white plates. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2 (Beethoven, Ludwig van). Kinderman, William BEETHOVEN
Berkeley/Los Angeles: University of California Press, (1995). 0520087968 / 9780520087965 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Small, minor dye spot to first few pages, near fine in textured black boards with gilt titles to the spine; in a fine dust jacket. 374 pages; 25 plate illustrations; 115 music examples; 5 figures; bibliographies; composition index; and general index. 
"...combines a musician's perception of the music and an informed musicologist's command of recent Beethoven scholarship. It surveys Beethoven's life and compositions, adding as a bonus, some philosophical perspectives."--Alfred Brendel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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3 (Berlioz, Harriet Smithson). Raby, Peter 'FAIR OPHELIA': A Life of Harriet Smithson Berlioz
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, (1982). 0521244218 / 9780521244213 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in full black cloth with gilt spine lettering; in an age-toned, otherwise fine, illustrated dust jacket. 216 pages, including index. Illustrated. 
The remarkable life and career of the actress who appeared as Juliet and Ophelia in the 1827 season of English theatre performed in Paris. Berlioz saw her, fell in love, wrote some of his greatest music inspired by her, and eventually married her. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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4 (Brice, Fanny). Goldman, Herbert G. FANNY BRICE: The Original Funny Girl
New York/Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992. 0195057252 / 9780195057256 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very nearly fine in a like photo-pictorial dust jacket. 308 pages, including index. Illustrated with photographs reproduced in a central gallery of coated stock inserts. 
"Once again, Herb Goldman has proven to be a master at transforming cold gray facts and scholarly research into lively and vibrant literature. FANNY BRICE is a treasure of inside information and as enlightening as it is engaging."--Ronald J. Field. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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5 (Chadwick, George Whitfield). Yellin, Victor Fell CHADWICK: Yankee Composer
Washington and London: Smithsonian Institution Press, (1990). 0874749883 / 9780874749885 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Yellin argues that a half-century before Copland, Thomson or Roy Harris, Chadwick created an American approach to symphonic, choral, and stage forms within a classical tradition. Illustrated by copious music examples. 238 pages, including index. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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6 (Cole, Nat King). Cole, Maria; with Louie Robinson NAT KING COLE: An Intimate Biography
London and New York: W.H. Allen, 1972. 0491007825 / 9780491007825 First U.K. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Owner's blind-embossed stamp to front free endpaper, else fine, in brown boards with gilt spine-titling; in a lightly edgeworn, very good plus color photo-pictorial dust jacket with several closed tears to rear panel. 
Biography by the wife of the late vocalist, recording artist and screen star whose popularity has never waned. With photographs and discography. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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7 (Columbo, Russ). Kaye, Lenny YOU CALL IT MADNESS: The Sensuous Song of the Croon
New York: Villard, (2004). 0679463089 / 9780679463085 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's slip laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Royal octavo. 499 pages; bibliography, selected discography, index of song and album titles, and index. Black-and-white photos. 
An evocation of the world and events surrounding the rise of a crooner whose tragic death coincided with the birth of popular music. "Reading it is like wandering through a darkening woods with only haunted melodies to guide you home." --Nick Tosches. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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8 (Evans, Gil). Hicock, Larry CASTLES MADE OF SOUND: The Story of Gil Evans
(Cambridge, MA): Da Capo Press, (2002). 0306809451 / 9780306809453 First edition: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Fine in printed wraps. 306 pages; eight pages of photographs; musicians' memorials; list of interviews; bibliography; and index. 
A biography of the self-made composer, arranger, and bandleader derived from almost seventy exclusive interviews. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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9 (Gurdjieff, Georgi Ivanovitch). de Hartmann, Thomas OUR LIFE WITH MR. GURDJIEFF
New York: Cooper Square Publishers, Inc., 1964. 0815400586 / 9780815400585 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in black cloth with gilt spine titles; in a near fine, scratched dust jacket with a tear to the crown of the spine. Dust jacket states "Second Edition" but the book states "First Edition". Octavo. 130 pages; map. 
A personal memoir of the years 1917-1929 when the distinguished Russian composer, Thomas de Hartmann, and his wife, Olga, were pupils of the Greek-Armenian mystic and spiritual teacher. Olga was Gurdjieff's personal assistant for many of these years. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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10 (Haydn, Joseph). Landon, H.C. Robbins; Bruce, I.M.; Jones, David Wyn, edited by THE HAYDN YEARBOOK, Vol. XII 1981
Bloomington: Indiana University Press, (1981). 0253371120 / 9780253371126 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in gilt-lettered olive cloth; no dust jacket, as issued. 
Chief articles: "The Symphonies of Carlo d'Ordonez" by A. Peter Brown; "Ignaz Pleyel's Correspondence with Hoffmeister & Co." by Else Radant; "Fruhe Handel-Kenntnis in Eisenstadt" by Otto Biba. Reviews. 219 pages. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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11 (Herman, Woody). Lees, Gene LEADER OF THE BAND: The Life of Woody Herman
New York/Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995. 019505671X / 9780195056716 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in yellow-lettered black cloth shelfback over pale blue boards; in a fine, photopictorial dust jacket. 414 pages, including index. Illustrated with photographs reproduced on coated stock inserts. 
"Lees writes affectionately here about his friend and mentor, the great clarinetist, saxophonist, singer and band leader who was a major figure in the jazz world from the 1930s to his death in 1987."--PW. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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12 (Jolson, Al). Kiner, Larry F., compiler THE AL JOLSON DISCOGRAPHY
Westport, Connecticut/London: Greenwood Press, (1983). 0313239010 / 9780313239014 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in light blue cloth with spine titles gilt; issued without dust jacket. Octavo. 195 pages. Indexes, bibliography, and addenda. Contains many black-and-white illustrations of album covers. 
An updated version of the author's original discography published in the late 40's. Includes chronologically listed recordings (1910-1950) with annotations; indexes of 78 RPM singles, 10" LPs and 12" LPs; motion pictures; radio series; song titles; more. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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13 (Kraink, Ardis). Skrebneski, Victor, photographer BRAVI: LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO
New York/London/Paris: Abbeville Press Publishers, (1994). 1558597719 / 9781558597716 First edition. Hardcover. Fine, in photo-decorated boards; in photo-illustrated dust jacket that shows a short, jagged tear to upper rear flap. Large quarto. This copy fondly inscribed and SIGNED by the Lyric Opera's general director Ardis Kraink. 
Commemorative volume celebrates 40 years of the Lyric Opera of Chicago, with portrait gallery by Skrebneski of 11 singers, a collection of production photos taken by Dan Rest and Tony Romano, and articles by John Von Rhein and Andrew Porter. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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14 (Monte, Phillippe de). Mann, Brian THE SECULAR MADRIGALS OF FILIPPO DI MONTE 1521-1603
Ann Arbor, Michigan: UMI Research Press, (1983). 0835714020 / 9780835714020 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in illustrated beige cloth; issued without dust jacket. Octavo. 483 pages; appendix, notes, bibliography, and indexes. Tables and musical notation. Studies in Musicology, No. 64. 
A revision of his 1981 thesis. Monte was a Franco-Flemish composer, who as one of the most prolific composers of the time--wrote no fewer than 1,073 secular and 144 spiritual madrigals, forty-five chansons, 319 motets and thirty-eight Masses. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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15 (Nouritt, Adolphe). Pleasants, Henry, Edited, Annotated and with an Introduction and Epilogue by THE GREAT TENOR TRAGEDY: The Last Days of Adolphe Nourrit As Told (Mostly) By Himself
Portland, Oregon: Amadeus Press, (1995). 0931340896 / 9780931340895 First edition, first printing. Translations by Henry and Richard R. Pleasants. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new illustrated dust jacket. Small octavo. 
In 1839, the leading tenor of the Paris Opera, friend to Liszt, Rossini, Donizetti, leapt to his death from an apartment roof four days after his 37th birthday. Pleasants allows Nouritt's eloquent letters to his wife and friends tell his haunting tale. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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16 (Ray, Johnnie). Whiteside, Jonny CRY: The Johnnie Ray Story
New York: Bartholomew House, Inc., (1994). 1569800138 / 9781569800133 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in gilt-lettered blue cloth shelfback over terra-cotta boards; in a fine, as-new photo-pictorial dust jacket. 445 pages, including index. Illustrated on coated stock inserts. 
Bio of one of the wildest and unlikelist of pop stars. Dubbed the missing link between Sinatra and Elvis, Ray was virtually deaf, bisexual, a hard drinker, and linked in scandal sheets to columnist Dorothy Kilgallen and Mrs. Frank Sinatra, Ava Gardner. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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17 (Sinatra, Frank). Lahr, John SINATRA: The Artist and the Man
New York: Random House, (1997). 0375501444 / 9780375501449 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Square quarto. 
Large-format photo-illustrated tribute, with essay by New Yorker drama critic Lahr, and with one hundred of the best photos ever taken of Ol' Blue Eyes (some never published before) by Weegee, William Read Woodfield, Bob Willoughby, and others. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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18 (Sinatra, Frank). Petkov, Steven; Mustazza, Leonard, edited by THE FRANK SINATRA READER
New York/Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995. 0195095316 / 9780195095319 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine, in silver-lettered black cloth shelfback over blue boards; in a fine, photopictorial dust jacket. 297 pages, including index. 
"A cunning and terrific collection of precisely the right stuff."--Jonathan Schwartz. With pieces by Gay Talese, Arnold Shaw, Harry Connick, Jr., Neil McCaffrey, Whitney Balliett, Leonard Feather, Robert Palmer, Pete Hamill, many more. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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19 (Thomson, Virgil). Tommasini, Anthony VIRGIL THOMSON: Composer on the Aisle
New York/London: W.W. Norton & Company, (1997). 0393040062 / 9780393040067 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. 
"Does the rare trick of integrating the composer and critic's personal and artistic life indissolubly...essential to the understanding of this irascible and charming genius."--William Bolcom. 605 pages, including index. Illustrated. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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20 (Weelkes, Thomas). Brown, David THOMAS WEELKES: A Biographical and Critical Study
New York/Washington: Frederick A. Praeger, Publishers, (1969). 057108933X / 9780571089338 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very mild general fading to front cover, upper corner tips of two consecutive pages chipped (not effecting the text), still, nice and very good to near fine in rose linen with gilt titles to the spine; in a fine dust jacket. 
Besides presenting new biographical material, Brown analyzes Weelkes' music in detail. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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