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Nos. 0101 - 0455 are choice Books:



0101. Gustav Kobbé. Opera Singers, A Pictorial Souvenir, First Edition. New York, Russell, 1901. c.80pp. Handsome Octavo Edition features extensive Biographical Chapters, w.Numerous (many full page) Photos of Nordica, Calvé, Eames, Melba, Sembrich, Schumann-Heink, Albert Saléza, Zélie de Lussan, Johanna Gadski, Lucienne Bréval, Pol Plançon, Milka Terninia, Susan Strong, Antonio Scotti, Ernst van Dyck,Suzanne Adams, David Bispham, Fritzi Scheff, Maurice Grau, Jean & Edouard de Reszké and many others. MB 75

0102. Gustav Kobbé. Opera Singers, A Pictorial Souvenir, Second Edition. Boston, Ditson, 1904. c.100pp. Handsome Octavo Edition features extensive Biographical Chapters, w.Numerous (many full page) Photos of Nordica, Calvé, Eames, Melba, Schumann-Heink, Sembrich, Milka Terninia, Caruso, Jean & Edouard de Reszké, Albert Saléza, Johanna Gadski, Zélie de Lussan, Lucienne Bréval, Pol Plançon, Antonio Scotti, Ernst van Dyck, Suzanne Adams, Susan Strong, Fritzi Scheff, David Bispham, and many others. MB 75

0103. Gustav Kobbé. Opera Singers, A Pictorial Souvenir, Third Edition. Boston, Ditson, 1906. c.100pp. Handsome Octavo Edition features extensive Biographical Chapters, w.Numerous (many full page) Photos of Caruso, Calvé, Eames, Melba, Nordica, Schumann-Heink, Sembrich, Terninia, Jean & Edouard de Reszké, Gadski, Strong, Adams, Farrar, Bréval, van Dyck, Plançon, Bispham, Scotti, Homer, Lina Cavalieri, Ackté, Morena, Fremstad, Rappold, Kirkby-Lunn, Maurel, Alvarez, Campanari, Journet, Dippel, Saléza, Burgstaller, Ernst Krauss, Trentini, de Cisneros, Giannina Russ, Mr & Mrs Charles Gilibert, Alessandro Bonci, Vittorio Arimondi, Charles Dalmorès, Florencio Constantino, Francesco Tamagno, Alice Nielsen, Gertrude Rennyson, Francis Maclennan, Maurice Grau, and many others. MB 75

0104. Gustav Kobbé. Opera Singers, A Pictorial Souvenir, Sixth Edition. Boston, Ditson, 1913. c.150pp. Enrico Caruso, Geraldine Farrar, Olive Fremstad, Johanna Gadski, Mary Garden, Riccardo Martin, Emmy Destinn, David Bispham, Calvé, Scotti, Melba, Nordica, Eames, Schumann-Heink, Sembrich, Pol Plançon, Jean & Edouard de Reszké, Ternina, and many, many others. MB 75

“Kobbé began his literary career as co-editor of the Musical Review. He was on the staff of the New York Sun in 1881, and in 1882 was sent as correspondent to Bayreuth in Bavaria, Germany by the New York World for the first performance of PARSIFAL. He contributed many articles - on music, drama and travel - to the leading American magazines of his day - The Century Magazine, Scribner’s Magazine, The Forum, North American Review, Ladies’ Home Journal, The Delineator, etc. He became music critic of the New York Herald when that newspaper was owned by James Gordon Bennett, remaining with it for eighteen years. He was on the point of completing the book which was afterwards published as THE COMPLETE OPERA BOOK when he was accidentally killed in 1918.”


0105. The Paris Opéra, An Encyclopedia of Operas, Ballets, Composers, and Performers - Genesis and Glory, 1671 - 1715. SPIRE PITOU. Westport, CT, Greenwood, 1983. 364pp. Index; Repertoire; Leading Singers & Dancers. MB 45

“This encyclopedia offers an extensive account of the entire period of French opera and ballet from 1671 onward and by examining every extant work produced at the Opera since the moment when Louis XIV granted to one of his subjects the first license to mount lyric tragedies and ballets within the confines of his kingdom. This encyclopaedia of operas, ballets, composers and performers begins with an introductory essay which aims to provide an appropriate overview and a necessary framework within which the detailed entries may be placed. It emphasizes entries for works, including operas, diverse lyric compositions and ballets, and biographical sketches, including composers, librettists, performers, directors, choreographers and administrators. The volume also contains extended synopses of unusual and obscure operas, as well as a repertory list of works dating from 1671 to 1715 in the appendix.”


0106. The Paris Opéra, An Encyclopedia of Operas, Ballets, Composers, and Performers – Rococo and Romantic, 1715 - 1815. SPIRE PITOU. Westport, CT, Greenwood, 1985. 619pp. Index; Repertoire; Leading Singers & Dancers. MB 95

“This second volume of The Paris Opéra offers descriptions of balletic and lyrical compositions and biographical sketches of famous vocalists, dancers, choreographers, composers, and librettists. Each entry pertaining to an opera or ballet identifies its composer, librettist, choreographer, costumer, set designer, and the performers contributing to its creation and important revivals. Contents of scenarios and librettos are reported scene by scene or act by act. Basic bibliographies are provided with page references furnished for important books and periodicals. The appendix lists all lyric and choreographic works extant and first performed at the Opéra between 1715 and 1815. The creators of each work are listed along with its title, genre, and the date of its world premiere or initial performance at the Opéra.”


0107. The Paris Opéra: An Encyclopedia of Operas, Ballets, Composers, and Performers: Growth and Grandeur, 1815-1914, A – L (Vol. I) & M – Z (Vol. II). SPIRE PITOU. Westport, CT, Greenwood, 1990. 1553pp. Index; Repertory, 1815-1914. MB 150, the Pair.

“This two volume set focuses on works performed and personalities active at the Paris Opéra from 1815-1914, this monumental reference source includes a detailed introduction that relates the 19th century history of the Opéra to events that took place prior to 1815. The main encyclopedia section covering operas and ballets, singers and dancers, composers and choreographers, librettists and scenarists.”


0108. (L’Opéra) Histoire de l’Opéra de Paris,1875 - 1980. CHARLES DUPÊCHEZ. Paris, Librairie Académique Perrin, 1984. 445pp. Index; Chronology; Bibliography; Photos; DJ. (French Text) (hardbound). MB 35

0109. Dictionnaire des Cantatrices de L’Opéra de Paris. JEAN GOURRET. Paris, Éditions Albatros, 1987. 319pp. Index; Innumerable brief bios; Photos; DJ. (French Text). MB 25

0110. Dictionnaire des Chanteurs de L’Opéra de Paris. JEAN GOURRET. Paris, Éditions Albatros, 1982. 328pp. Index; Innumerable brief bios; Photos; DJ. (French Text). MB 25 Founded in 1976, these most elaborate L’Avant Scène Opéra issues offer a detailed study of one or two operas with comments, literary and musical discography, comparative performances & libretti. Edited by Alain Duault. (French Text) Each issue is MB 10



0111. L’Avant Scène Opéra, #4, Aïda – April, 1993. 151pp. Numerous Photos; Chronologies; Discography; Profile on the creators of Aïda’s rôles.

0112. L’Avant Scène Opéra, Nos. 6 & 7, Der Ring des Nibelungen – Das Rheingold, Nov.-Dec., 1976. 226pp. Numerous Photos; Chronologies; Discography; Profile on the creators of Das Rheingold’s rôles; Articles on Boulez & Wieland Wagner.

0113. L’Avant Scène Opéra, #8, Der Ring des Nibelungen – Die Walküre, Jan.-Feb., 1977. 162pp. Numerous Photos; Chronologies; Discography; Profile on the creators of Walküre’s rôles.

0114. L’Avant Scène Opéra, #9, Pelléas et Mélisande, March-April, 1977. 146pp. Numerous Photos; Chronologies; Discography; Profile on the creators of Pelléas et Mélisande’s rôles; Profile of Jacques Jansen (as Pelléas).

0115. L’Avant Scène Opéra, #11, Tosca, 1977. 159pp. Numerous Photos; Chronologies; Discography; Profile on the creators of Tosca’s rôles.

0116. L’Avant Scène Opéra, #12, Der Ring des Nibelungen – Siegfried, Nov.-Dec., 1977. 162pp. Numerous Photos; Chronologies; Discography; Profile on the creators of Siegfried’s rôles.

0117. L’Avant Scène Opéra, Nos. 12 & 13, Der Ring des Nibelungen – Die Walküre, undated. 192pp. Numerous Photos; Chronologies; Discography; Profile on the creators of Walküre’s rôles; Articles by Régine Crespin, Anja Silja, Deborah Polasky, Waltraud Meier, etc.

0118. L’Avant Scène Opéra, #14, Der Ring des Nibelungen – Siegfried, undated. 160pp. Numerous Photos; Chronologies; Discography; Profile on the creators of Siegfried’s rôles; Profiles on Lauritz Melchior, Theo Adam & Graham Clark.

0119. L’Avant Scène Opéra, Nos. 13 & 14, Der Ring des Nibelungen – Götterdämmerung, undated. 208pp. Numerous Photos; Chronologies; Discography; Profile on the creators of Götterdämmerung’s rôles; Profiles on Félia Litvinne & Philippe-Josef Salazar.

0120. L’Avant Scène Opéra, #15, Samson et Dalila, undated. 122pp. Numerous Photos; Chronologies; Discography; Profile on the creators of Samson’s rôles; Profiles on Saint-Saëns & Philippe-Josef Salazar.

0121. L’Avant Scène Opéra, Nos. 16 & 17, Così fan Tutte, undated. 178pp. Numerous Photos; Chronologies; Discography; Profile on the creators of Così’s rôles; Article by Alain Lombard.

0122. L’Avant Scène Opéra, Nos. 16 & 17, Der Ring des Nibelungen – Götterdämmerung, undated. 191pp. Numerous Photos; Chronologies; Discography; Profile on the creators of Götterdämmerung’s rôles; Article by Gwyneth Jones on Wellgunde, Sieglinde & Brünnhilde.

0123. L’Avant Scène Opéra, #19, Simon Boccanegra, undated. 124pp. Numerous Photos; Chronologies; Discography; Profile on the creators of Simon Boccanegra’s rôles.

0124. L’Avant Scène Opéra, #20, La Boheme, undated. 159pp. Numerous Photos; Chronologies; Discography; Profile on the creators of La Boheme’s rôles.

0125. L’Avant Scène Opéra, #22, La Damnation de Faust, July-Aug., 1979. 106pp. Numerous Photos; Chronologies; Discography; Profile on the creators of La Damnation de Faust’s rôles.

0126. L’Avant Scène Opéra, #23, Orfeo ed Euridice, Sept.-Oct., 1979. 114pp. Numerous Photos; Chronologies; Discography; Profile on the creators of Orfeo’s rôles.

0127. L’Avant Scène Opéra, #25, Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Jan.-Feb., 1980. 154pp. Numerous Photos; Chronologies; Discography; Profile on the creators of Les Contes d’Hoffmann’s rôles.

0128. L’Avant Scène Opéra, #26, Carmen, March-April, 1980. 166pp. Numerous Photos; Chronologies; Discography; Profile on the creators of Carmen’s rôles; Articles by Georges Prêtre, Teresa Berganza & Régine Crespin.

0129. L’Avant Scène Opéra, #29, Norma, Sept.-Oct., 1980. 139pp. Numerous Photos; Chronologies; Discography; Profile on the creators of Norma’s rôles; Articles by Rodolfo Celletti, Giorgio Gualerzi, Sergio Segalini, etc.

0130. L’Avant Scène Opéra, #32, Un Ballo in Maschera, undated. 144pp. Numerous Photos; Chronologies; Discography; Profile on the creators of Ballo’s rôles; Articles by José Carreras, Katia Ricciarelli, etc.

0131. L’Avant Scène Opéra, #33, Turandot, May-June, 1981. 161pp. Numerous Photos; Chronologies; Discography; Profile on the creators of Turandot’s rôles; Extensive article on Busoni’s Turandot.

0132. L’Avant Scène Opéra, Nos. 34 & 35, Tristan, undated. 236pp. Numerous Photos; Chronologies; Discography; Profile on the creators of Tristan’s rôles; Articles by Birgit Nilsson, Gwyneth Jones, Jess Thomas, Jon Vickers, etc.

0133. L’Avant Scène Opéra, #37, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, undated. 156pp. Numerous Photos; Chronologies; Discography; Profile on the creators of Barbiere’s rôles.

0134. L’Avant Scène Opéra, Nos. 38 & 39, Parsifal, Jan.-Feb., 1982. 238pp. Numerous Photos; Chronologies; Discography; Profile on the creators of Parsifal’s rôles; Articles by Wieland Wagner, Rolf Liebermann, Leonie Rysanek, Régine Crespin, Jon Vickers, Theo Adam, etc.

0135. L’Avant Scène Opéra, #41, Roméo et Juliette, May-June, 1982. 146pp. Numerous Photos; Chronologies; Discography; Profile on the creators of Roméo’s rôles.

0136. L’Avant Scène Opéra, #42, Orlando Paladino (Haydn), July-Aug., 1982. 145pp. Numerous Photos; Chronologies; Discography; Profile on the creators of Orlando Paladino’s rôles.

0137. L’Avant Scène Opéra, #44, Maria Callas – Ses Récitals 1954-69,Oct., 1982. 191pp. Numerous Photos; Chronologies; Discography; Articles by Yves Saint-Laurent, Maurice Béjart, Sylvia Sass, Plácido Domingo, Evangelia Kalogeropoulos, etc., etc.

0138. L’Avant Scène Opéra, #45, Die Lustige Witwe, Nov., 1982. 146pp. Numerous Photos; Chronologies; Discography; Profile on the creators of Die Lustige Witwe’s rôles, plus an extensive one on Mizzi Günther; Articles by Géori Boué, Jacques Jansen, etc.

0139. L’Avant Scène Opéra, Nos. 47 & 48, Salome; Vier letzte Lieder (Strauss), Jan.-Feb., 1983. 254pp. Numerous Photos; Chronologies; Discography; Profile on the creators of Salome’s rôles; Articles by Gwyneth Jones, Maurice Béjart, André Tubeuf, etc.; Extensive article on Strauss’ Vier letzte Lieder.

0140. L’Avant Scène Opéra, #51, La Traviata, undated. 177pp. Numerous Photos; Chronologies; Discography; Profile on the creators of La Traviata’s rôles; Articles by Ileana Cotrubas, André Tubeuf, etc.

0141. L’Avant Scène Opéra, #52, Dialogues des Carmélites; La Voix Humaine, May, 1983. 145pp. Numerous Photos; Chronologies; Discography; Profile on the creators of Dialogues’ rôles; Articles by Denise Duval, Régine Crespin, etc.; Extensive article on La Voix Humaine by Denise Duval & Georges Prêtre.

0142. L’Avant Scène Opéra, #54, Mitridate Re di Ponto, July, 1983. 146pp. Numerous Photos; Chronologies; Discography; Profile on the creators of Mitridate’s rôles; Extensive article on Mozart at Aix-en-Provence.

0143. L’Avant Scène Opéra, #56, Madama Butterfly, undated. 151pp. Numerous Photos; Chronologies; Discography; Profile on the creators of Madama Butterfly’s rôles; Article by Raina Kabaivanska; Article on the Théâtre des Italiens de Paris.

0144. L’Avant Scène Opéra, Nos. 57 & 58, Khovanschina, Nov.-Dec., 1983. 126pp. Numerous Photos; Chronologies; Discography; Profile on the creators of Khovanschina’s rôles; Excerpts from Chaliapin’s memoirs; Article on the Théâtre des Italiens de Paris.

0145. L’Avant Scène Opéra, #59 Entführung, Jan., 1984. 153pp. Numerous Photos; Chronologies; Discography; Profile on the creators of Entführung’s rôles; Article by Teresa Stich-Randall; Article on the Théâtre des Italiens de Paris.

0146. L’Avant Scène Opéra, #61 Werther, March, 1984. 145pp. Numerous Photos; Chronologies; Discography; Profile on the creators of Werther’s rôles; Articles by Alfredo Kraus, Giacomo Aragall, Neil Schicoff, Alain Vanzo, etc. Article on the Théâtre des Italiens de Paris.

0147. L’Avant Scène Opéra, Nos 63 & 64 Tannhäuser, May-June, 1984. 249pp. Numerous Photos; Chronologies; Discography; Profile on the creators of Tannhäuser’s rôles.

0148. L’Avant Scène Opéra, #65, Le Roi d’Ys, July, 1984. 129pp. Numerous Photos; Chronologies; Discography; Profile on the creators of Le Roi d’Ys’ rôles.

0149. L’Avant Scène Opéra, #66, La Périchole, 129pp. Aug., 1984. 129pp. Numerous Photos; Chronologies; Discography; Profile on the creators of Périchole’s rôles; Profile of Hortense Schneider (Creator of the title rôle); Article by Jane Rhodes on La Périchole.

0150. L’Avant Scène Opéra, #68, Médée (Charpentier), Oct., 1984. 162pp. Numerous Photos; Chronologies; Discography; Profile on the creators of Médée’s rôles.

0151. L’Avant Scène Opéra, #72, Rinaldo, Feb., 1985. 146pp. Numerous Photos; Chronologies; Discography; Profile on the creators of Renaldo’s rôles.

0152. L’Avant Scène Opéra, #73, Alceste, March, 1985. 129pp. Numerous Photos; Chronologies; Discography; Profile on the creators of Alceste’s rôles (French & Italian versions).

0153. L’Avant Scène Opéra, #74, Oberon, April, 1985. 129pp. Numerous Photos; Chronologies; Discography; Profile on the creators of Oberon’s rôles.

0154. L’Avant Scène Opéra, #75, I Vespri Siciliani, May, 1985. 145pp. Numerous Photos; Chronologies; Discography; Profile on the creators of Vespri’s rôles.

0155. L’Avant Scène Opéra, #76, Robert le Diable, June, 1985. 130pp. Numerous Photos; Chronologies; Discography; Profile on the creators of Robert le Diable’s rôles.

0156. L’Avant Scène Opéra, #77, Ariadne auf Naxos, July, 1985. 161pp. Numerous Photos; Chronologies; Discography; Profile on the creators of Ariadne’s rôles; Articles by Irmgard Seefried & Jessye Norman.

0157. L’Avant Scène Opéra, #78, Victoria de los Angeles, Aug., 1985. 113pp. Numerous Photos; Chronology; Discography; Texts of songs and arias, etc.

0158. L’Avant Scène Opéra, #81, L’Assedio di Corinto, Nov., 1985. 129pp. Numerous Photos; Chronologies; Discography; Profile on the creators of Corinth’s rôles.

0159. L’Avant Scène Opéra, #82, Gianni Schicchi, Dec., 1985. 129pp. Numerous Photos; Chronologies; Discography; Profile of Gabriel Bacquier; Profile on the creators of Gianni Schicchi & ‘Objectif Bastille’ (Franck Erikson).

0160. L’Avant Scène Opéra, #83, Straszny Dwór (The Haunted Manor) (Moniuszko), Jan., 1986. 145pp. Numerous Photos; Chronologies; Discography; Profile on the creators of Moniuszko’s rôles in both ‘Manor’ and ‘Halka’.

0161. L’Avant Scène Opéra, Nos. 79 & 80, Les Introuvables du Chant Mozartien, Sept.-Oct., 1985. 189pp. Numerous Photos; Selective Discographies; Texts of songs and arias; Brief biographies Francesco d’Andrade, Mattia Battistini, Erna Berger, Maria Callas, Emmy Destinn, Willi Domgraf-Fassbaender, Claire Dux, Karl Erb, Geraldine Ferrar, Germaine Féraldy, Johanna Gadski, Nicolaï Gedda, Maria Gerhart, Ria Ginster, Tito Gobbi, Elisabeth Grümmer, Reynaldo Hahn, Luise Helletsgrüber, Friede Hempel, Maria Ivogün, Hermann Jadlowker, Sena Jurinac, Alexander Kipnis, Berta Kiurina, Selma Kurz, Lilli Lehmann, Frida Leider, Tiana Lemtitz, John McCormack, Victor Maurel, Maria Németh, Eidé Noréna, Margherita Perras, Maurice Renaud, Elisabeth Rethberg, Gabrielle Ritter-Ciampi, Helge Roswaenge, Lotte Schöne, Elisabeth Schumann, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Irmgard Seefried, Meta Seinemeyer, Leo Slezak, Ina Souez, Richard Tauber, Ninon Vallin, Vanni-Marcoux, Ludwig Weber, Marcel Wittrisch, etc., etc.; Profile of Sena Jurinac at Glyndebourne.

0162. L’Avant Scène Opéra, #83, Příhody lišky Bystroušky (The Cunning Little Vixen) (Janácek), Feb., 1986. 145pp. Numerous Photos; Chronologies; Discography; Profile on the creators of Janácek’s rôles.

0163. L’Avant Scène Opéra, #85, La Cenerentola, March, 1986. 129pp. Numerous Photos; Chronologies; Discography; Profile on the creators of Cenerentola’s rôles.

0164. L’Avant Scène Opéra, #86, Nabucco, April, 1986. 129pp. Numerous Photos; Chronologies; Discography; Profile on the creators of Nabucco’s rôles.

0165. L’Avant Scène Opéra, Nos. 87 & 88, Falstaff, May-June, 1986. 194pp. Numerous Photos; Chronologies; Discography; Profile of Victor Maurel (Creator of the title rôle).

0166. L’Avant Scène Opéra, #89, Idomeneo, July, 1986. 162pp. Numerous Photos; Chronologies; Discography; Profile on the creators of Idomeneo’s rôles; Articles by Sena Jurinac & Karl Böhm.

0167. L’Avant Scène Opéra, Nos. 90 & 91, Don Carlos, Sept.-Oct., 1986. 226pp. Numerous Photos; Chronologies; Discography; Profile on the creators of Don Carlos’s rôles.

0168. L’Avant Scène Opéra, #92, Elektra, Nov., 1986. 161pp. Numerous Photos; Chronologies; Discography; Profile on the creators of Elektra’s rôles; Elaborate Profile of Leonie Rysanek – Born to sing Strauss.

0169. L’Avant Scène Opéra, #93, Don Quichotte, Dec., 1986. 129pp. Numerous Photos; Chronologies; Discography; Profile on the creators of Don Quichotte’s rôles; Elaborate Profile of Fedor Chaliapine; Extensive article on the Pabst 1933 film (set to music of Ibert; starring Fedor Chaliapine, Henri Dorville & Mady Berry).

0170. L’Avant Scène Opéra, #94, Atys (Lully), Jan., 1987. 129pp. Numerous Photos; Chronologies; Discography; Profile on the creators of Atys’ rôles; Extensive article on the 1987 revival; Beautiful profile, featuring lovely photos, of Jarmila Novotná by André Tubeuf.

0171. L’Avant Scène Opéra, #95, L’Elisir d’Amore, Feb., 1987. 129pp. Numerous Photos; Chronologies; Discography; Profile on the creators of L’Elisir d’Amore’s’ rôles.

0172. L’Avant Scène Opéra, #96, I Puritani, March, 1987. 144pp. Numerous Photos; Chronologies; Discography; Profile on the creators of Puritani’s’ rôles.

0173. L’Avant Scène Opéra, #97, Giulio Cesare, April, 1987. 130pp. Numerous Photos; Chronologies; Discography; Profile on the creators of Giulio Cesare’s’ rôles.

0174. L’Avant Scène Opéra, Nos. 360 & 98, Cinéma et Opéra, May, 1987. 183pp. Numerous Photos; Articles by Franco Zefferelli, Andrzej Wajda, Lèvon Sayan, Henri Sauguet, Jean-Michel Bréque, Pierre Cadars, Bruno Villien, Elisabeth Giuliani; Extensive coverage of 30 classic opera films, 1904-86.

0175. L’Avant Scène Opéra, #99, La Clemenza di Tito, June, 1987. 153pp. Numerous Photos; Chronologies; Discography; Profile on the creators of Tito’s’ rôles; Articles by Christopher Hogwood & Sylvain Cambreling.

0176. L’Avant Scène Opéra, #100, La Juive, July, 1987. 161pp. Numerous Photos; Chronologies; Discography; Profile on the creators of La Juive’s’ rôles; Article by Julia Varady on La Juive; Articles by Bourgeois, Cabourg & Erkson on today’s French singers.

0178. L’Avant Scène Opéra, #101, Die Zauberflöte, Sept, 1987. 185pp. Numerous Photos; Chronologies; Discography; Profile on the creators of Die Zauberflöte’s rôles; Articles on Die Zauberflöte by Bergman & Béjart; Article on Le Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, 1913 - 1987.

0179. L’Avant Scène Opéra, #102, Jenufa, Oct., 1987. 130pp. Numerous Photos; Chronologies; Discography; Profile on the creators of Jenufa’s rôles.

0180. L’Avant Scène Opéra, #103, Porgy and Bess, Nov., 1987. 129pp. Numerous Photos; Chronologies; Discography; Profile on the creators of Porgy and Bess’s rôles; Article on Dubose Heyward; George Gershwin – Rhapsodie à Catfish Row.

0181. Reminiscences of the Opera. BENJAMIN LUMLEY (Twenty Years Director of Her Majesty’s Theatre). New York, Da Capo Press, 1976 [Reprint of the 1864 Hurst & Blackett Edition]. 448pp. MB 25

0182. Dictionary-Catalogue of Operas and Operettas. JOHN TOWERS, ED. New York, Da Capo Press, 1967 [Reprint of the 1910 Acme Edition]. Two Volumes. 1045pp. Indices. MB 45, the Pair.

0183. Dix-Sept Ans de Musique à Paris- 1922 - 1939. PIERO COPPOLA. Lausanne, Librairie F. Rouge, 1944. 253 pp. Index. (French Text). Softbound. MB 35

0184. Historia de la Ópera en Buenos Aires. MARIANO G. BOSCH. Buenos Aires, El Comercio, 1905. 256pp. Indices; Illus.; Tremendous coverage of numerous operas at the turn of the century, plus works by Paër, d’Alayrac, Puccita, Ricci, Mercadente,Cagnoni, Pacini, Orefici, Lafinur, Fioravanti, Saint Cyr, Auber, Spohr, Coppola, Massé, Maillart, Generali, Gluck, Zingarelli, Boieldieu, Gaveaux, Radicati, Nini, Hérold, Portogallo, Mayer, Buzzi, Niccolini, Boully, Bazin, etc. MB 150 0185. Les Affres du Roi Marke et autres variations en majeur et en mineur. PIERO COPPOLA. Lausanne, Roth, 1945. 182 pp. List of Coppola’s works. (French Text). Softbound. Exceedingly elusive! MB 65

“Coppola, born in Milan, studied at the Milan Conservatory, graduating in piano and composition in 1910. By 1911 he was already conducting opera at La Scala. That year he heard Debussy conduct his own compositions ‘Ibéria’ and’ Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune’ in Turin: an experience that ‘had a decisive influence on his career’ He then worked in Brussels before spending the duration of World War I in Scandinavia. Between 1923 and 1934 he was the artistic director of La Voix de son Maître, the French branch of The Gramophone Company. In the late 1920s and 1930s Coppola conducted recordings of many works of Debussy and Ravel, including the first recordings of Debussy’s LA MER and Ravel’s BOLÉRO. Coppola’s conducting enjoyed the admiration of Debussy, although the composer never actually heard Coppola perform any of his works. His work in French repertoire has been widely praised. His recordings of Debussy have been described as ‘without rival for the period’, with his 1938 recording of NOCTURNES eulogized as a ‘masterpiece’ and among the early recordings ‘closest to Debussy’s thought’. His recording of Ravel’s LE TOMBEAU DE COUPERIN won the Grand Prix du Disque in 1932. Coppola also conducted the first recording of Prokofiev’s Third Piano Concerto, with Prokofiev himself as soloist, in June 1932.”


0186. Emma Calvé – Her Artistic Life. A. GALLUS. A Pictorial Souvenir with numerous ‘autograph’ pages written primarily by Calvé. New York, Russell, 1902. c.80pp. Handsome Octavo Edition features Numerous (many full page) Photos. Exceedingly elusive! Beautiful copy has rubbed covers. MB 135

0187. Garcia the Centenarian and his times. M. STERLING MACKINLAY. New York, Da Capo Press, 1976 [Reprint of the 1908 Appleton Edition]. 335pp. Index; Photos. MB 35

0188. Pauline Viardot-Garcia. AEKSANDR SEMENOVICH ROZANOV. Leningrad, Musica, 1973. 222pp. Photos; Illus. (Cyrillic Text). Very decent copy has ltly yellowed paper. MB 25

0189. Maria Malibran e i suoi tempi. P. LARINOFF & F. PESTELLINI. Firenze, Bemporad, 1935. 250 pp. (Italian Text). Photos. Softbound. Very decent copy has sl. weakend spine & lt. yellowed paper. MB 45

0190. A viso aperto. GIACOMO LAURI-VOLPI. Milano, Corbaccio, 1953. Original 1953 Edition. 483 pp. (Italian Text). Photos. Softbound. Very decent copy has sl. weakend spine & lt. yellowed paper. MB 35

0191. A viso aperto. GIACOMO LAURI-VOLPI. Bologna, Bongiovanni, 1982. 223 pp. (Italian Text). Photos. Softbound. MB 35

0192. A viso aperto – Parte Seconda. GIACOMO LAURI-VOLPI. Bologna, Bongiovanni, 1983. 271 pp. Chronology; Discography by Silvio Serbandini; List of Repertoire. (Italian Text). Photos. Softbound. MB 65

0193. Put’ k iskusstvu. SERGEI LEMESHEV. Moscow, 1982. 280pp. Index; Photos. (Cyrillic Text). MB 45

0194. Sergei Lemeshev – A Biography. E. A. GROSHEVA. Moscow, Sovetskii kompozitor, 1987. 400pp. Testimonials by singers & musicians; Exhaustive 78rpm & LP Discography; Index; Photos; Illus. (Cyrillic Text). MB 65

0195. (L’Opéra) L’Opéra au Palais Garnier, 1875 - 1961. STÉPHANE WOLFF. Paris, L’Entr’acte, 1962. 565pp. (French Text) Photos. Invaluable reference source features all premieres at the Paris Opéra, full casts of these premieres & various revivals. Brief biographies of all soloists. (softbound) Choice, sl.used copy. MB 25

0196. (L’Opéra-Comique) Un demi-siècle d’Opéra-Comique, 1900 - 1950. STÉPHANE WOLFF. Paris, Éditions André Bonne, 1953. 338pp. (French Text) (softbound) Excellent copy has neatly mended rear cover. MB 25

0197. (L’Opéra-Comique) Histoire de l’Opéra Comique. JEAN GOURRET. Préface de Jean Giraudeau. Paris, Éditions Albatros, 1983. 305pp. Chronology; Photos. (French Text) (Pictorial thick paper covers). MB 20

0198. Musiciens de mon Temps. GUSTAVE SAMAZEUILH. Paris, La Renaissance du Livre, 1947. 429pp. List of transcriptions by Gustave Samazeuilh of Bachelet, Balakirev, Chabrier, Chausson, Debussy, Dukas, de Falla, Fauré, Duparc, Franck, Hüe, d’Indy, Magnard, Messager, Rabaud, Ravel, Saint-Saëns, etc. Chapters incl. Ropartz, Strauss, Hahn, de Falla, Enescu, Casella, Koechlin, Canteloube, Cras, Labey, Doyen, Paray, Gobert, Ibert, Lili & Nadia Boulanger, Pugno, Ingelbrecht, Planté, Risler, Selva, Viñes, Delvincourt, Satie, Milhaud, Paderewski, Honegger, Casella, Ysaÿe, van Dyck, Delmas, Bréval, Litvinne, Chaliapin, etc. (French Text) Softbound. Very decent copy is missing front cover. MB 35

0199. Quand le Bel Canto régnait sur le Boulevard. OLIVIER MERLIN. Paris, Fayard, 1978. 264pp. Index. (French Text) (Pictorial thick paper covers). MB 15

0200. The Grand Tradition: Seventy Years of Singing on Record (Corrected New Edition). J. B. STEANE. Portland, OR, Amadeus, 1993. 643pp. Index; Bibliography; Photos; DJ. MB 45

0201. We Need a Hero! Heldentenors from Wagner’s Time to the Present…….. CARLA MARIA VERDINO-SÜLLWOLD. West New York, NJ, Weiala Press, 1989. 450pp. Index; Bibliography; Discography; Performance Index; Photos. (Pictorial thick paper covers). Excellent copy has very occasional ink notation. MB 25

0202. Dieux & Divas de L’Opéra, des origines au Romantisme. ROGER BLANCHARD ET ROLAND DE CANDÉ. Paris, Plon, 1986. 429pp. Index; Bibliography; Chronology; Illus. (French Text) (Pictorial thick paper covers). MB 15

0203. Dieux & Divas de L’Opéra, de 1820 à 1950 – Grandeur et décadance du bel canto. ROGER BLANCHARD ET ROLAND DE CANDÉ. Paris, Plon, 1987. 478pp. Index; Bibliography; Chronology; Photos. (French Text) (Pictorial thick paper covers). MB 15

0204. Thirty Years of Musical Life in London, 1870 - 1900. HERMAN KLEIN. New York, Century, 1903. 483pp. Index, Photos. Handsome copy with gilt top & imprint. MB 35

0205. The Golden Age of Opera. HERMAN KLEIN. London, Routledge, 1933. 275pp. Index, Photos; DJ. MB 45 0206. The Bel Canto, with particular reference to the singing of Mozart. HERMAN KLEIN. London, Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press, 1923. 53pp. Illus. MB 45

“During my study of the work of Manuel Garcia II, I became aware of the name of Herman Klein . Klein was a well known music critic and voice teacher in London who also spent several years in New York City. Among many other literary accomplishments, he provided critical reviews of newly released recordings for the English journal The Gramophone from 1924 until his death in 1934 . He was the first to offer critical analysis of recordings (mainly singers) made during the infancy of the recording industry and during its transition from the original acoustic method to the birth of the electrical age of sound recording. One of the life experiences that qualified Herman Klein for his role as a critic of singing was his long association with Manuel Garcia. Klein’s family hosted Garcia in their home in London for several years beginning in 1874. Garcia’s studio was on the first floor of their home in Manchester Square. Klein studied with him for a period of about four years while he was a young man still living in his parents’ home. Klein always showed promise in literary pursuits, and Garcia advised him that a professional singing career was probably not in the cards. So, he dedicated himself to writing and the study and teaching of singing. He became a highly respected teacher in his own right and continued his friendship with Garcia. He helped the old man write his last work, HINTS ON SINGING, published in 1894. In 1923 Klein published a modest book entitled simply THE BEL CANTO. In this book he sought to describe the technical foundations that he felt were important for singing the music of Mozart. Klein’s expertise in this area came from the fact that he had worked so closely with a man who had a very close association with first and second generation Mozart singers and whose father was Rossini’s favorite tenor (Manuel Garcia, père).”


- Stephen F. Austin, ,JOURNAL OF SINGING, 1 March, 2007


0207. The Age of Jean de Reszké Forty Years of Opera, 1874 – 1914. P. G. HURST. London, Christopher Johnson, 1958. 256pp. Indices, Photos; DJ. MB 45

This book is not a biography of Jean de Reszké, but a plain, year-by-year account of the opera seasons in London from 1874 to 1914. Jean de Reszké was only one of the great singers who made these forty years a Golden age in the history of opera. The information about singers’ technique is extremely valuable, but even more interesting are the paragraphs about acting.


0208. The Singing of the Future, w.Preface by Sir Edward Elgar. DAVID FFRANGCON-DAVIES. London, John Lane, 1911. 276pp. Handsome edition in green cloth with gilt decoration & top edge gilt. MB 35

0209. The Singing of the Future, w.Preface by Sir Edward Elgar. DAVID FFRANGCON-DAVIES. Champaign, IL, Pro Musica Press, 1968 [Reprint of the 1911 John Lane Edition]. 276pp. Excellent, albeit occasional lt. pencil mks. MB 15

“In the late 1890s, DAVID FFRANGCON-DAVIES toured the U.S. and Germany. He then moved to Berlin to sing and teach singing. In 1901 he again visited the U.S. to sing and lecture. In 1904 he was appointed professor of singing at the Royal Academy of Music in Britain and published a book on vocal training, The Singing of the Future, in 1905.”


0210. Santley and Some Famous Singers of his Time – A lecture delivered 6 May, 1943, Gramophone Company – extracted from the Proceedings of the Musical Association, Session LXVIII. J. MEWBURN LEVIEN. Privately Printed, 1943. pp.83-104 (softbound). Title Page Inscribed & Autographed by the Author. MB 25

"Levien will be remembered for his outstanding contributions to the art of singing. His academic lectures and his scholarly editing of works on singing have left their mark on future generations. Notwithstanding his link with such great musical personalities as Manuel Garcia and Sir Charles Santley, Levien started his musical career in Liverpool where he achieved much recognition. On the advice of distinguished baritone Charles Santley and the organist T. W. Best, he commenced his serious singing studies with H. C. Deacon and the legendary singing teacher Manuel Garcia. He studied also with Vannuccini (of Florence) and Salzédo (of Paris.) After some years he moved to London where he obtained high recommendations for his method of voice production from Sir Morell Mackenzie. Among his many other activities he was Hon. Secretary of the Royal Philharmonic Society, of which he was a member from 1951. Levien contributed articles on the history, technique and theory of the practice of singing to the musical press and was author of several books on these subjects. His musical activities covered a wide range as did his writings. One of the things of which he was most proud was his association with Sir Charles Santley whom he held in the highest respect. Santley had guided his career and became his mentor. In Levien’s lecture ‘Sir Charles Santley’, given in 1942 before the Society of Women Musicians and afterwards at the Violincello Club in the London School of Violincello, Levien tells of Santley’s great generosity towards him. Santley and Levien were both students of Manuel Garcia, a fact that was to result in their being very close friends for the remainder of Santley’s long life. He was with Santley immediately prior to the latter’s death in 1922. He delivered an authoritative lecture on the Garcia family in 1932.”


0211. (METROPOLITAN OPERA) Spotlights on the Stars, Intimate Sketches of Metropolitan Opera Personalities. MARY ELLIS PELTZ. New York, Metropolitan Opera Guild, 1945. 114pp. Index; Numerous full-page photos incl. Albanese, Antoine, Baccaloni, Bampton, Brownlee, Branzell, Carron & Family, Cordon, Crooks, Djanel, Huehn, Jagel, Janssen, Jepson, Kipnis, Lawrence, Lehmann, List, Maison, Martinelli, Martini, Kullman, Melchior, Moscona, Milanov, Moore, Novotna, Peerce, Petina, Pinza, Pons, Roman, Sayao, Traubel, Stevens, Sved, Swarthout, J.C. Thomas, Thorborg, Tibbett, Johnson, Jobin & Family, Steber & Warren. Excellent contents, albeit cracked spine. MB 35

0212. (METROPOLITAN OPERA) The Metropolitan Opera on Record – A Discography of the Commercial Recordings. FREDERICK P. FELLERS. Westport, CT, Greenwood Press, 1984. 101pp. Indices. MB 45

0213. Annals of the Metropolitan Opera, Vol. I, The complete chronicle of performances. Boston, G. K. Hall, The Metropolitan Opera Guild, 1989. 1000pp. Complete Chronology, 1883 – 1985, Casts, Broadcasts, etc. Index; Numerous Photos. MB 45

0214. The San Carlo Opera Company of America, 1913-55 – Grand Opera for Profit. CARDELL BISHOP. Privately Printed by the Author, c.1976. 258pp. Photos. (softbound) Exceedingly Elusive! MB 125

0215. The San Carlo Opera Company of America, 1913-36 – Grand Opera for Profit, Vol. I. CARDELL BISHOP. Privately Printed by the Author, 1980. 194pp. Photos. (softbound) Exceedingly Elusive! MB 95

0216. The San Carlo Opera Company of America, 1936-55 – Grand Opera for Profit, Vol. II. CARDELL BISHOP. Privately Printed by the Author, 1981. 152pp. Photos. (softbound) Front Endpaper Inscribed & Autographed by the Author. Exceedingly Elusive! MB 95

0217. Slovnyk spivakiv Ukrainy. Ivan Lysenko. Kiev, Rada, 1997. 354pp. (Ukranian Text) Innumerable mini-biographies of Ukranian singers & musicians. Innumerable Photos. MB 45

0218. The Golden Age Recorded, New and Revised Edition. P. G. HURST. UK, Oakwood Press, 1963 [Improved Reprint of the 1946 Edition]. 187pp. Illus; DJ. A highly sought-after, duly fascinating book. Highly Elusive! MB 45

“You will have to beg, borrow or steal a copy of Hurst’s seminal book The Golden Age Recorded, first published in 1946, if you want to understand the fanaticism of some collectors”.


- John Windsor, THE OBSERVER, 5 Nov., 2005


0219. (Academy of Music) First Rival of the Metropolitan Opera. JOHN F. CONE. New York, Columbia University Press, 1983. 257pp. Index; Bibliography; List of Casts & Performances of Col. Mapleson’s New York Academy of Music, 1883-86, in New York and on Tour; Photos; DJ. Excellent, sl. used copy has very little very neat underscoring. MB 15

0220. (Manhattan Opera Company) Oscar Hammerstein’s Manhattan Opera Company. JOHN F. CONE. Norman, OK, University of Oklahoma Press, 1966. 399pp. Index; Bibliography; Annals of Casts, 1906-10; Photos; DJ. Excellent, ex-lib copy has minor stain on rear endpaper. MB 15

0221. Arthur Judson Concert Management – Vol. I - Bulletins Nos. 1 – 17, 16 March, 1925 – 15 April, 1926, offering commentary on Judson Artists: Guiomar Novaës, Efrem Zimbalist, Elisabeth Rethberg, New York String Quartet, Claire Dux, Alfred Cortot, Wanda Landowska, Wilhelm Bachaus, Joseph Szigeti, Sophie Braslau, Carlos Salzedo, Ernest Schelling, Nina Morgana, Sigrid Onégin, Carl Flesch, Ottorino Respighi, Karin Branzell, Fraser Gange, Corinne Rider-Kelsey, Thomas Denijs, Alexander Kipnis, Carl Friedberg, Alfredo Casella, Béla Bartók, Lauritz Melchior, etc. c.136pp. All Bulletins nicely hardbound. MB 35

0222. Arthur Judson Concert Management – Vol. II - Bulletins Nos. 1 – 17, 15 Dec., 1926 – 15 May, 1928, offering commentary on Judson Artists: Sir Thomas Beecham, Ernest Schelling, Béla Bartók, Beatrice Harrison, Vladimir Horowitz, Hans Kindler, Cecilia Hansen, Efrem Zimbalist, Josef Lhévinne, Paul Wittgenstein, Frederick Jagel, Heinrich Schlusnus, Hulda Lashanska, Giovanni Martinelli, Helen Traubel, Lauritz Melchior, Karin Branzell, Sigrid Onégin, Gertrude Kappel, Grete Stückgold, Maria Olszewska, Nina Morgana, Carl Friedberg, Carlos Salzedo, Claire Dux, Wanda Landowska, Wilhelm Bachaus, Joseph Szigeti, The Revellers, etc. c.150pp. All Bulletins nicely hardbound. MB 35

“Arthur Judson is remembered as the megalomaniac who managed the Philadelphia Orchestra, 1915-35, the NYPO, 1930-56, the founder of ABC (which became CBC), Columbia Artists Management, 1930-55 (thus deeply involved with Community Artists Management), the manager who sent Ormandy, Mitropoulos and Dorati to the Minneapolis Orch., who severely curtailed the career of Rodzinsky as well as the American careers of Goossens and Klemperer, ultimately incurring the wrath of then President Truman who, in 1948, requested the FBI to investigate Judson’s monopoly of concert management, resulting in anti-trust laws.”


0223. Columbia Concerts Corporation of Columbia Broadcasting System, featuring Metropolitan Musical Bureau, Arthur Judson Concert Management, Evans & Salter, Haensel & Jones, Wolfsohn Musical Bureau, Community Concert Service. Incl. Elaborate Profiles & Photos: Bori, Galli-Curci, Garden, Kurenko, Lehmann, Moore, Pons, Ponselle, Rethberg, Schumann, Anderson, Bampton, Onégin, Althoue, Dino Borgioli, Crooks, Edward Johnson, McCormack, Schipa, Tauber, Bonelli, de Luca, Robeson, Tibbett, Bauer, Gabrilowitsch, Horowitz, Novaës, Prokofiev, Elman, Heifetz, Menuhin, Milstein, Piatigorsky, Ricci, Spalding, Szigeti, and many, many more. New York, Columbia Concerts, 1932. 211pp. MB 45

0224. Smetana on 3000 Records. JOHN R. BENNETT. UK, Oakwood Press, 1974. 466pp. Illus; Photos; DJ. Includes a detailed account of Smetana’s biography; each opera aria is described before listing the various recordings, so that the book is more a source of information on the composer’s works then the title suggests. MB 25 0225. Discopædia of the Violin, Original Edition. JAMES CREIGHTON, ED. Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 1974. 987pp. DJ. Long out-of-print. MB 175

“This is a marvellous book. In the history of the documentation of recordings there have been a number of compilations that have established new standards on their appearance and this is one. I would rate it one of the most important discographical works since the publication of the World’s Encyclopedia of Recorded Music in the fifties….For your money you get a beautifully produced book, typeset and of just over a thousand pages….The publishers claim more than 1,600 violinists are included and of the 836 pages of doublecolumn listings I estimate about 21,000 performances are documented and (because of reissue numbers and the like) this represents over 80,000 actual records…. it is indispensable to anyone remotely concerned with the subject.”
- Lewis Foreman, GRAMOPHONE, Jan., 1975


0226. Discopædia of the Violin, Second Edition, Volumes I, II & III, (plus separately-bound Index). JAMES CREIGHTON, ED. Burlington, Ontario (Canada), Records Past, 1994-95. 1610pp., incl. Index (Softbound, Slipcase Edition). Long out-of-print, final copy! MB 475, the Set of Four Volumes, with Slipcase.

0227. The Great Violinists. MARGARET CAMPBELL. Garden City, NY, Doubleday, 1981. 366pp. Index; Bibliography; Selected LP Discographies; Numerous Photos incl. Joachim, Sarasate, Auer, Hubay, Flesch, Sevcik, Ysaÿe, Kubelik, Kreisler, Enescu, Thibaud, Huberman, Sammons, Zimbalist, Milstein, Campoli, Powell, Ricci, Grumiaux, Morini, Neveu, de Vito, Haendel, etc.; DJ. MB 55 0228. An Encyclopedia of the Violin. ALBERTO BACHMANN (with Original Introduction by Eugène Ysaÿe). New York, Da Capo Press, 1969 [Reprint of the 1925 Appleton Edition]. 470pp. Index; Exhaustive list of music for the Violin; Photos; Illus. MB 25

0229. Great Masters of the Violin. BORIS SCHWARZ. New York, Simon & Schuster, 1983. 671pp. Index; Bibliography; Photos; DJ. MB 25

0230. Adolf Busch – Letters, Pictures, Memories. IRENE BUSCH SERKIN. Walpole, NH, Arts and Letters Press, 1991. (First edition). Two Volumes. 591pp. Index; Chronology; Photos; Illus. (Pictorial thick paper covers) A spectacular copy of this exhaustive reference on violinist and composer Adolf Busch. Limited to only 600 copies which were not inteneded for the trade, thusly rare. Translated by Russell Stockman. A wonderful set in beautiful condition. MB 250, the Pair.

0231. Heifetz, Second Revised Edition. DR HERBERT R. AXELROD, Ed. Neptune City, NJ, Paganiniana, 1981. 633pp. Index; Numerous Reviews & Photos; Discography. Exceedingly Elusive! MB 85

0232. Heifetz, Third Revised Edition. DR HERBERT R. AXELROD & TODD M. AXELROD, Ed. Neptune City, NJ, Paganiniana, 1990. 744pp. Index; Numerous Reviews & Photos; Discography. Exceedingly Elusive! MB 195

0233. Around Music. KAIKHOSRU SORABJI. London, Unicorn Press, 1932. 250pp. Index. The spine of this choice copy has sl. scuffed title plate. Exceedingly elusive! MB 95

“The fact that during the long period of near-silence Sorabji’s name never quite evaporated from the consciousness of musicians may in part be due to the stuff of myth and legend in which certain people with nothing better to do chose to clothe the unwitting Sorabji. Some of this he occasionally rebutted, some of it he quite enjoyed, and for all of it he really cared not a fig. For the record, these largely absurd fantasies may be summarized thus: Sorabji was a thoroughly eccentric composer of mixed race who lived under an assumed name, wrote music all of which was very long, complex and unperformable, disregarded the opinions of everyone, loathed all musicians, forbade all public performances of his music forever and threatened legal action against anyone infringing on his wishes, was misanthropic, misogynistic, curmudgeonly, extremely wealthy and lived in a castle he owned in Scotland. Most of this may sound pretty repellent, so it is well worth bearing in mind that it comprises some 5% misunderstanding and 95% terminological inexactitude.”


Alistair Hinton, La Folia, June, 2003


0234. Opus Clavicembalisticum. KAIKHOSRU SORABJI. This work is composed in twelve parts: I Introito, II Preludio-Corale, III Fuga I, IV Fantasia, V Fuga a due soggetti, VI Interludium Primum (Thema cum SLIX Variationibus, VII Cadenza I, VIII Fuga a tre soggetti, IX Interludium Alterum (Toccata: Adagio: Passacaglia), X Cadenza II, XI Fuga a quattro soggetti, XII Coda Stretta. Played by JOHN OGDON. U.K. 4-Altarus 219554 (076958707520), Four CDs in an oversized boxed set, accompanied by elaborate 62-page softbound 6½” x 10” book. MB 65, the Set of 4 CDs.

“Many details of his life were for a long time hard to come by, as Sorabji was extraordinarily private. He almost always refused requests for interviews or information, often with rude messages and warnings not to approach him again. He refused permission for his works to be publicly performed. Since he had independent financial means, he felt no need to be tactful in his dealings with the public, critics, and musicians interested in performing his works. Nevertheless, he had numerous friends, including the Scottish composer Alistair Hinton, who is the founder and director of the Sorabji Archive. As a music critic, Sorabji was loosely connected to the New Age Magazine group surrounding A. R. Orage. He was friends with Philip Heseltine, who wrote music under the pseudonym Peter Warlock, and became a music critic in part because of their friendship. His critical publications were of concentrated bitterness, weight, and sharpness, but they were also highly sarcastic and displayed an extreme mistrust of the English public taste. Several of his works are of extraordinary difficulty, making them inaccessible to most musicians. In a letter to his good friend Peter Warlock, Sorabji writes, ‘if you make your work of such monstrous difficulty, no one can play it but the finest pianists.’ His piano work OPUS CLAVICEMBALISTICUM takes about 4 hours to play and was described by the Guinness Book of Records as the longest non-repetitive piano piece ever written.”


0235. Opus Est: Six Composers from Northern Europe. PAUL RAPOPORT. New York, Crescendo, Taplinger, 1979. 200pp. Photos; Illus.; DJ. Profiles and lists of works of Vermeulen, Holmboe, Brian, Pettersson, Valen & Sorabji. MB 35

0236. In search of Chopin. ALFRED CORTOT. London, Peter Nevil, 1951. 261pp. Bibliography; Exhaustive Discography by Cyril Clarke; Photos; Illus.; DJ. Choice copy has sl. torn DJ. MB 35

0237. L’Oeuvre de Frédéric Chopin. ARMAND PANIGEL. Paris, Éditions de la Révue Disques, 1949. 253pp. Index; Bibliography; Exhaustive Discography gives recording dates for all known Chopin recordings from the inception of recording through 1949; Photos; Illus. (French Text) Excellent, disbound copy certainly deserves to be professionally bound. Exceedingly Rare! MB 35

0238. Life and Liszt, The Recollections of a Concert Pianist [Autobiography]. ARTHUR FRIEDHEIM. New York, Taplinger Publishing, 1961. 335pp. Index; Photos. Highly Elusive! MB 45

0239. Antonio Guarnieri. ALFREDO MANDELLI, ED. Milano, Edizioni MC Musica Classica, 1997. 102pp.; Chronology; Exhaustive Discography by David A. Contini; Articles by Johanna Blaha & Michele Selvini. Numerous Photos; accompanied by 2–Phonocomp CD Set, w.transfers by David A. Contini. (Italian Text) (Elaborate Slipcase Edition). MB 45, the Set.

“Antonio Guarnieri was an Italian conductor and cellist. After playing cello in the Martucci string quartet he turned to conducting in 1904, being engaged by the Vienna Court Opera in 1912. He succeeded Toscanini at La Scala in 1929 and stayed there until shortly before his death. A highly regarded technician at the podium, he conducted many important world premières, among which was Ottorino Respighi’s BELFAGOR.”


0240. Victor de Sabata. ALFREDO MANDELLI, ED. Milano, Edizioni MC Musica Classica, 1995. 93pp.; Chronology; Exhaustive Discography by David A. Contini; Articles by Mario Biondi, Lorenzo Arruga, Gianandrea Gavazzeni, Giulio Confalonieri & Victor de Sabata. Numerous Photos; accompanied by 2–Phonocomp CD Set, w.transfers by David A. Contini. (Italian Text) (Elaborate Slipcase Edition). MB 45, the Set

0241. Sergio Failoni. MICHELE SELVINI, ED. (w.Preface by ALFREDO MANDELLI). Milano, Edizioni MC Musica Classica, 1995. 151pp.; Bibliography; Chronology; Testimonials by Gianandrea Gavazzeni, Carlo Bologna, Elsa Respighi, Wanda Luzzato, Ottavio Ziino & Luciano Magrini. Numerous Photos; accompanied by 2–Phonocomp CD Set, w.transfers by David A. Contini; Senza Sordina – Saggi Critici. RENZO ROSSELLINI. Roma, Edizioni Piccinelli, 1946. 187pp. Softbound, & uncut. (Italian Text) (Elaborate Double Slipcase Edition). Duly interesting biography & profile of Failioni, conductor of the Hungarian State Orchestra, 1928 – 1948. MB 65, the Set.

0242. (New York Philharmonic) Philharmonic, A History of New York’s Orchestra. HOWARD SHANET. Garden City, Doubleday, 1975. 788pp. Index; Bibliography; Photos; Appendices incl. Complete Annals of Repertoire, Conductors & Soloists, 1942-71, DJ. MB 45

0243. Das Atlantisbuch der Dirigenten, Eine Enzyklopädie. STEFAN JAEGER, ED. Zürich, Atlantis, 1985. 416pp. Index; Photos; Innumerable brief bios; DJ. (German Text). Elaborate, Oversized edition. MB 35

0244. Il Teatro d’Opera in Disco. RODOLFO CELLETTI. Milano, Rizzoli, 1976. 624pp. (Italian Text). Exhaustive survey of complete opera recordings, 1928-74, w.full casts, issue numbers & Celletti’s erudite commentary. Invaluable reference source. MB 95

“For many years Rodolfo Celletti was the music critic of the Italian weekly magazine Epoca and was a regular contributor to la Repubblica, L’opera, Nuova rivista musicale italiana, Opera, and Amadeus. In addition to his articles in specialist publications and The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, he published several books, most notably LE GRANDI VOCI (1964), at the time considered the most complete biographical and critical source available on the great operatic voices and STORIA DEL BELCANTO (1983). From 1980 to 1993 he was the Artistic Director of the Festival della Valle d’Itria in Martina Franca. The Festival, which specializes in performing rare operas and the original versions of operas still in the standard repertoire, also provides coaching in vocal performance for young singers. Celletti taught voice both privately and in master classes, many of them at the Festival della Valle d’Itria. Amongst his former pupils are Mariana Nicolesco, Angelo Manzotti, William Matteuzzi, Leonardo Villeda and Ramón Vargas.”


0245. Opere in Disco da Monteverdi a Berg. CARLO MARINELLI. Firenze, Discanto Editioni, 1982. 547pp. (Italian Text). Indices, Exhaustive survey of complete opera recordings, 1906-80, w.full casts, issue numbers & Marinelli’s insightful observations. Invaluable reference source. Softbound. MB 45

0246. The World’s Encyclopedia of Recorded Music [WERM]. F. F. CLOUGH & G. J. CUMING. Westport, CT, Greenwood, 1970 (reprint of the 1952-57 Editions). 890pp. (Incl. First Supplement, 1950-51.); Second Supplement, 1953. 262pp.; Third Supplement, 1957. 564pp. Three-Volume Set, rarely offered as a complete unit, especially in this far-preferred later edition. MB 275, the Set.

“There can be no question of reviewing, in the ordinary sense of the term, a volume of this character, and the best service I can render it and our readers, (to whom it will be indispensable) is by paraphrasing the Introduction in order to show the principles that have guided the authors in their colossal task of assembling under one cover ‘ every record of permanent music issued since the advent of electrical recording up to April 1950, throughout the world’….Enormous pains have been taken to identify the contents of the records, and in view of the careless and incorrect way so many records have been, and still are, labelled, the information presented here (not conveniently available in any other work of reference) is of the greatest value.”


- Alec Robertson, GRAMOPHONE, June, 1952


0247. Massenet – L’Homme – Le Musicien. LOUIS SCHNEIDER. Paris, Carteret, 1908. 392pp. Gloriously elaborate Edition features biography of Massenet, plus details on & musical examples from La Grand’tante, Don César de Bazan, Le Roi de Lahore, Hérodiade, Manon, Le Cid, Esclarmonde, Le Mage, Werther, Le Carillon, Thaïs, Le Portrait de Manon, La Navarraise, Sapho, Cendrillon, Grisélidis, Le Jongleur de Notre-Dame, Cigale, Chérubin, Ariane, Thérèse, Les Érinnyes, Marie-Magdeleine, Narcisse, Ève, La Vièrge, La Terre Promise, etc. Profusely illus. w.stage designs & magnificent photos of original casts. Elegant 9” x 12½” Edition has red Morocco leather w. gilt lettering, gold tooling, marbled boards and endpapers. Profusely illustrated with drawings, colored prints, and black-and-white photographs. (French Text) Exceedingly Rare! MB 150

0248. The New Catalogue of Historical Records, 1898-1908/09. ROBERTO BAUER. London, Sidgwick and Jackson, 1947. 494pp. DJ. Excellent, sl. used copy of the Original 1947 Edition. MB 65

0249. The French Catalogue, La Voix de Son Maitre / His Master’s Voice - A Complete Numerical Catalogue of French Gramophone Recordings made from 1898 to 1929 in France and elsewhere by The Gramophone Company Ltd. ALAN KELLY, Ed. Westport, CT, Greenwood, 1990. 736pp. Performer Index; Bibliography; Gramophone Company Standard Catalogue, 1898-1929; Gramophone Company Zonophone Catalogue, 1911-29; Gramophone Company Belgian / Flemish Catalogue, 1920-29; Notes to Catalogue Numbers; Reference Tables for dating purposes. MB 95

0250. The Italian Catalogue, La Voce del Padrone / His Master’s Voice - A Complete Numerical Catalogue of Italian Gramophone Recordings made from 1898 to 1929 in Italy and elsewhere by The Gramophone Company Ltd. ALAN KELLY, Ed. Westport, CT, Greenwood, 1988. 494pp. MB 95

0251. The Dutch Catalogue, De Stem van Zijn Meester / His Master’s Voice - A Complete Numerical Catalogue of Dutch and Belgian Gramophone Recordings made from 1900 to 1929 in Holland, Belgium, and elsewhere by The Gramophone Company Ltd. ALAN KELLY & JACQUES KLÖTERS, Eds. Westport, CT, Greenwood, 1997. 151pp. Performer Index; Bibliography; Photo. MB 35

0252. Gramophone Co., Acoustic recordings in Scandanavia and for the Scandanavian market. KARLERIC LILIEDAHL. Helsinki, Finnish Institute of Recorded Sound, 1977. 567pp. Indices. (Pictorial thick paper covers) MB 45

0253. His Master’s Voice, Electrical recordings in Scandanavia and for the Scandanavian market, 1925 - 1934. KARLERIC LILIEDAHL. Stockholm, Arkivet för Ijud och bild, 1990. 303pp. Indices. (Pictorial thick paper covers) MB 45

0254. Catálogo Numérico dos Discos Vocais Victor Sêlo Vermêlho (Numerical Catalogue of Red-Seal Victor Vocal Records), Parte I (500 – 9999). DR JACQUES ALAIN LÉON. Brasil, Batista & Filho, 1964. 177pp. Numbered Copy #69, Inscribed & Autographed by the Author, 16 June, 1964. MB 25

0255. Catálogo Numérico dos Discos Vocais Victor Sêlo Vermêlho (Numerical Catalogue of Red-Seal Victor Vocal Records), Parte II (10000 – 18546). DR JACQUES ALAIN LÉON. Brasil, Gráfica Waldeck, 1968. 86pp. Numbered Copy #049, Autographed by the Author. MB 25

0256. The Victor Master Book, Vol. II (Vol. I never published), 1925-36. BRIAN RUST. England, Published by the Author, 1969. 776pp. Includes listings of Personalities & Performers, alphabetical by Artist offering specific recording locations & dates, including all rejected “takes.” Invaluable reference source for black Orthophonic Victors, arranged by matrix number, with cross references by issue numbers. MB 95

0257. The Encyclopedic Discography of Victor Recordings, Volume I: Pre-Matrix Series: The Consolidated Talking Machine Company, Eldridge R. Johnson, and The Victor Talking Machine Company, 12 January, 1900 to 23 April, 1903; with a special appendix. Ted Fagan & William R. Moran, Eds. Westport, CT, Greenwood, 1983. 462pp. Bibliography; Indices; Photos. MB 95

“In 1966, Mr. Fagan was granted liberal access to the recording files held by RCA Victor Records, the successor to the Victor Talking Machine Company. Mr. Fagan devoted many thousands of hours to compiling lists of the tens of thousands of Victor master recording sessions. Mr. Fagan’s process was to create index cards for each recording session listed in Victor’s ledgers, which were arranged by recording artist. The artist ledgers included the dates of recording, the names of works performed, the number of ‘takes’ recorded, and information about accompanists or musical forces employed at the session.”


0258. The Encyclopedic Discography of Victor Recordings, Volume II: Matrix Series: 1 through 499; The Victor Talking Machine Company, 24 April, 1903 to 7 Jan., 1908. TED FAGAN & WILLIAM R. MORAN, Eds. Westport, CT, Greenwood, 1986. 702pp. Indices. MB 65

“Record collectors, archivists, and music historians will welcome the second volume of The Encyclopedic Discography of Victor Recordings, bringing the history and comprehensive catalog of the Victor Talking Machine Company through the year 1907, when the Matrix Numbering system, inaugurated in April, 1903 had reached number 4999. This volume gives full details of all Victor recordings made during this period, including the early records of such artists as Caruso, Melba, Schumann-Heink, Farrar, Scotti, Homer, Sembrich, Calve, Gadski, Plançon, and many others. This discography, which is based on the original recording ledgers of the company, and augmented by extensive research in rare Victor publications and catalogs represents the only systematic cataloging of these rare recordings attempted to date.”


0259. Victor 1920 Numerical List of Victor Records. Camden, NJ, Victor, 1919. 228pp. 9½” x 9” format, Tab-Indexed, Hardbound Edition. Excellent copy has various minor pencil notations. MB 45

0260. Victor 1928 Numerical List of Victor Records. Camden, NJ, Victor, 1927. 282pp. 9½” x 9” format, Tab-Indexed, Hardbound Edition. Exceptional copy is accompanied by Victor Talking Machine Company letter, 23 Dec., 1927. MB 45

0261. Victor 1929 Numerical List of Victor Records. Camden, NJ, Victor, 1928. 364pp. 9½” x 9” format, Tab-Indexed, Hardbound Edition. Exceptional copy. MB 45

0262. RCA Victor – Numerical Catalogue, 1941-42. c.200 miscellaneous loose pages; Classical Album Sets; Classical Singles; Musical Masterpiece Albums; Miscellaneous Albums (M, C, P, G, etc.) Excellent, clean various miscellaneous loose pages. MB 25

0263. Victor & Bluebird Records Music America Loves Best Catalogue, 1943. 501pp. 8½ “ x 11” format. MB 8

0264. RCA Victor – Numerical Catalogue, 1946. c.500 miscellaneous loose pages (some in duplicate); Classical Album Sets; Classical Singles; Musical Masterpiece Albums; Miscellaneous Albums (M, C, P, G, etc.) Excellent, clean various miscellaneous loose pages. MB 25

0265. RCA Victor – Numerical Catalogue, 1946-47. c.300 miscellaneous loose pages; Classical Album Sets; Classical Singles; Musical Masterpiece Albums; Miscellaneous Albums (M, C, P, G, etc.). Excellent, clean various miscellaneous loose pages. MB 25

0266. RCA Music America Loves Best – Numerical Catalogue, 1946-47. c.500pp. Hardbound, loose-leafed, tab-indexed Edition. Incl. RCA Victor Heritage Series; Classical Album Sets; Classical Singles; Red Seal De Luxe Records (18-0000 and up) Musical Masterpiece Albums; Miscellaneous Albums (P, G, DG, E, EM, HJ & K series; RCA Victor Teal. Black, Rose label series). Choice copy has very occasional lt. mk. MB 45

0267. RCA Victor – Numerical Catalogue, Jan.-July, 1948. c.200 miscellaneous loose pages; Classical Album Sets; Classical Singles; Musical Masterpiece Albums; Miscellaneous Albums (M, C, P, G, etc.) Excellent, clean various miscellaneous loose pages. MB 25

0268. RCA Numerical Catalogue, March-December, 1952. c.600pp. Hardbound, loose-leafed, tab-indexed Edition Incl. 33 1/3 rpm (LM, LCT, LHMV, LBC-Bluebird, LPT, LK, LOC, LCT, LPT, LPM, etc; A third of this book devoted to 45rpm, incl. WCT, WPT, WE, WY, WP, WDC, WDM, WDC, WK, etc.); smaller section of 78rpm. Choice copy. MB 45 0269. RCA Victor Catalogue, 1948. 550pp. Excellent, albeit sl. shopworn covers. 8½ “ x 11” format. MB 8

0270. RCA Numerical Catalogue, March-May, 1951. c.500pp. Leatherette-bound, loose-leafed, tab-indexed Edition. Incl. Classical Singles; DM-Musical Masterpiece Albums; Miscellaneous Albums (P, DMC, EC, K & OC series; RCA Victor Green, Black, Rose, Silver label series); 33 1/3 rpm from inception (LM-1) through LM-6101; LCT-1 through 1022 & 6000; LK, LPT, LPM, etc; A third of this book devoted to 45rpm, incl. WCT, WPT, WE, WY, WP, WDC, WDM, WDC, WK, etc. Excellent pages, but shopworn book. MB 45

0271. RCA Numerical Catalogue, October, 1952 – January, 1953. c.600pp. Hardbound, loose-leafed, tab-indexed Edition Incl. 33 1/3 rpm (LM, LCT, LHMV, LBC-Bluebird, LPT, LK, LOC, LCT, LPT, LPM, etc; A third of this book devoted to 45rpm, incl. WCT, WPT, WE, WY, WP, WDC, WDM, WDC, WK, etc.); very considerable section of 45rpm & 78rpm. Choice copy. MB 45

0272. RCA Victor 1964 Numerical Catalogue. RCA Victor, 1964. 164pp. 8½ “ x 11” format. Incl. Numerical Sections, Artist Sections, RCA Victrola Issues, Four-Track Stereo Reel Tapes, Four-Track Stereo Tape Cartridges, etc. MB 25

0273. Brunswick 1923 Record Catalogue. Chicago, Brunswick-Balke, 1923. 121pp. Photos incl. Chamlee, Danise, Godowsky, Hofmann, Huberman, Koshetz, Ney, Onégin, Pattiera, Rosen, Strauss, Willeke, etc. MB 35

0274. Brunswick 1929 Numerical List of Brunswick Records. Chicago, Brunswick-Balke, 1929. c.175pp. Tab-Indexed Edition. Sl. shopworn copy has various minor ink notations. MB 35

0275. Decca, Coral & Brunswick 1965 Dealer Aid Catalogue. New York, Decca, 1965. 216pp & 258pp. 8½ “ x 11” format MB 25

0276. Die Grossen Sänger (in Three Volumes) JÜRGEN KESTING. Düsselforf, Claassen, 1986. 2094pp. Three Volumes. DJ (German Text). MB 125, the Set.

0277. Grosses Sängerlexikon (in Two Volumes). KUTSCH & RIEMENS. Bern, Francke, 1987. 3452pp. Two Volumes. DJ (German Text). MB 65, the Pair.

0278. Electrola & Columbia Hauptkatalog, 1937-38. 224pp. Handsome, thumb indexed. Excellent, albeit very sl. waterstains, on final pages.. MB 45

0279. Electrola & Columbia Hauptkatalog, 1952. 367pp. Handsome, thumb indexed. MB 35

0280. La Voix de son Maître Catalogue Générale, 1950. 243pp. Choice copy has minor chipping on front cover corners. MB 35

0281. Grammofono Catologo Completo, 1 June, 1924. 312pp. Excellent copy has minor tear on upper spine. MB 45

0282. La Voce del Padrone, Catologo Dischi, 1932-33. 448pp. Choice copy! MB 45

0283. La Voce del Padrone, Catologo Dischi, 1936. 420pp. Choice copy! MB 45

0284. HMV Catologue of Records, 1924. 523pp. Excellent copy has neatly mended spine. MB 35

0285. US-PATHÉ Double Disc Records, Sept., 1916. c.200pp. Excellent, albeit mended spine. MB 20

0286. Columbia Double-Disk Record Catalogue, 1910. 114pp. Incl. Fonotipia Records of Amato, Anselmi, Bonci, Destinn, Lilli Lehmann, Luppi, Magini-Coletti, McCormack, Regina Pacini, Parsi-Pettinella, Russ, Zenatello, etc. MB 25

0287. Columbia Celebrity Record Catalogue, c.1926. 97pp.; Photos. MB 25

0288. Columbia Record Catalogue, 1927. 232pp.; Photos; Columbia machine ads. MB 25

0289. Columbia Record Catalogue, 1928. 284pp.; Photos; Columbia machine ads. MB 25

0290. Columbia Record Catalogue, 1929. 399pp.; Photos; Columbia machine ads. MB 25

0291. Columbia Musical Masterworks Record Catalogue, 1929. 72pp.; Illus. MB 15

0292. Columbia Long-Playing Record Catalogue, c.1948. 30pp. Many titles available also on 78rpm. MB 15

0293. EJS: Discography of the Edward J. Smith Recordings, The Golden Age of Opera, 1956-71. WILLIAM SHAMAN, WILLIAM J. COLLINS & CALVIN M. GOODWIN, Eds. Westport, CT, Greenwood, 1994. 856pp. Exhaustive Discography; Bibliography; Indices. Long out-of-print, Highly Elusive! MB 150

“There are several indexes, the most informative and interesting of which is a list and description of various radio shows that were sources for Smith’s piracy: when they were on, where they came from, who was usually on them, etc. The book serves the browser and researcher equally well. The thought of what these people did to put this book together simply awes me.”


- James Miller, FANFARE, Jan./Feb., 1995


Nos. 0294 – 0310 are used copies of issues of Voices of the Past:



0294. Voices of the Past, Vol. LP1 – A label discography of long-playing records, Series I – Columbia (Blue and Green Labels CX 12”, C 10”, SX 12”, S 10”), Oct., 1952 – Dec., 1962. 90pp. softbound. MB 15

0295. Voices of the Past, Vol. LP2 – A label discography of long-playing records, Series II – HMV (Red Label ALP 12” & BLP 10”), Oct., 1952 – Dec., 1962. 90pp. softbound. MB 15

0296. Voices of the Past, Vol. LP3 – A label discography of long-playing records, Series III – HMV (Plum Label CLP 12” & DLP 10”), Oct., 1952 – Dec., 1962; HMV/Columbia – Great Recordings of the Century (Grey Label COLH & COLC 12”) Oct., 1957 – Dec., 1966; HMV Golden Treasury of Immortal Performances (Gold Label CSLP 12”) Sept., 1956 – June, 1957; Re-issue Supplement – Concert Classics, HMV ‘20’, Encore, Music for Pleasure, Nov.,1959 – Dec., 1967. 88pp. softbound. MB 15

0297. Voices of the Past, Vol.I - English Catalogue, 1895-1925. 285pp. Index; DJ. MB 25

0298. Voices of the Past, Vol.II - Italian Catalogue, 1898-1925. 147pp. Index; DJ. MB 25

0299. Voices of the Past, Vol.III - Dischi Fonotipia, incl. Supplement & Addenda (Two books in one, 1953 & 1958, resp.). 165pp. Index; DJ. MB 25

0300. Voices of the Past, Vol.III - Dischi Fonotipia - Supplement. 72pp. Index; softbound. MB 15

0301. Voices of the Past, as above, Original 1953 Edition. Dischi Fonotipia, A Golden Treasury. UK, The Record Collector Shop, 1953. 88pp. Serially Numbered 1st Ed., #0782, Limited to 1000 copies. Exceedingly Rare First Edition, featuring facsimile Fonotipia Label on cover. MB 45

0302. Voices of the Past, Vol.IV - The International Red Label Catalogue, (Book I - DB [12”]). 400pp. Index. MB 45

0303. Voices of the Past, Vol.V - The H.M.V. ‘D’ & ‘E’ Catalogue. 156pp. Index. MB 35

0304. Voices of the Past, Vol.VI - The International Red Label Catalogue, (Book II - DA [10”]). 233pp. Index; DJ. Includes complete listings of the Archive [VA & VB] Series, The American Gramophone Society [AGSA & AGSB] Series, International Celebrity Issues [DJ, DK, DL, DM, DO, DQ, DR, DS], Connoisseurs’ Record Club [Blue Label ABHA & ABHB]. MB 75

0305. Voices of the Past, Vol.VII - The 1898-1925 German Catalogues. 404pp. Index; DJ. MB 45

0306. Voices of the Past, Vol.VII - The 1898-1925 German Catalogues. 404pp. Index. Westport, CT, Greenwood Press, 1978 [Reprint of the 1967 Oakwood Press Edition]. Excellent, sl. used copy has sl. warped covers. MB 25

0307. Voices of the Past, Vol.VIII - The Columbia Catalogue - English Celebrity Issues [D, LB, L, LX, X, PB, 7000, PX, ROX, SDX, YB Series]. 240pp. Index; DJ. Excellent copy has very minor occasional pencil notations. MB 45

0308. Voices of the Past, Vol.IX - The H.M.V. French Catalogue, 1899-1925. 304pp. Index; DJ. MB 55

0309. Voices of the Past, Vol.X - The H.M.V. Plum Label ‘C’ Series (12 inch). 274pp. Index; DJ. MB 55

0310. Voices of the Past, Vol.XI - The Russian Catalogues, 1899 - 1915. 220pp. Index; DJ. Exceedingly Rare, the most sought-after of this Series! MB 125



John Reginald Bennett’s 9-volume compendium, VOICES OF THE PAST, is a major reference to English, Italian, French, German, and Russian vocal recordings between 1898 and 1925. These volumes, of which Volume 1 covers Berliner, Gramophone, Gramophone and Typewriter (G&T), and His Master’s Voice (HMV) acoustical recordings, mainly in English, encompass more than 25,000 vocal recordings.



Nos. 0311 – 0345 are choice copies of issues of The Long Player Record Catalogue:



0311. The Long Player, Nov., 1952, Vol.I, #5. 162pp. MB 6

0312. The Long Player, Dec., 1952, Vol.I, #6. 176pp. MB 6

0313. The Long Player, Jan., 1953, Vol.II, #1. 174pp. MB 6

0314. The Long Player, Feb., 1953, Vol.II, #2. 178pp. MB 6

0315. The Long Player, March, 1953, Vol.II, #3. 177pp. MB 6

0316. The Long Player, April, 1953, Vol.II, #4. 178pp. MB 6

0317. The Long Player, June, 1953, Vol.II, #6. 176pp. MB 6

0318. The Long Player, Nov., 1953, Vol.II, #11. 193pp. MB 6

0319. The Long Player, Jan., 1954, Vol.III, #1. 194pp. MB 6

0320. The Long Player, Mar., 1954, Vol.III, #3. 209pp. MB 6

0321. The Long Player, May, 1954, Vol.III, #5. 210pp. MB 10

0322. The Long Player, June, 1954, Vol.III, #6. 226pp. MB 10

0323. The Long Player, July, 1954, Vol.III, #7. 226pp. MB 10

0324. The Long Player, Aug., 1954, Vol.III, #8. 226pp. MB 10

0325. The Long Player, Sept., 1954, Vol.III, #9. 226pp. MB 10

0326. The Long Player, Oct., 1954, Vol.III, #10. 226pp. MB 10

0327. The Long Player, Nov., 1954, Vol.III, #11. 226pp. MB 10

0328. The Long Player, Dec., 1954, Vol.III, #12. 226pp. MB 10

0329. The Long Player, Jan., 1955, Vol.IV, #1. 226pp. MB 10

0330. The Long Player, Feb., 1955, Vol.IV, #2. 226pp. MB 10

0331. The Long Player, March, 1955, Vol.IV, #3. 226pp. MB 10

0332. The Long Player, May, 1955, Vol.IV, #5. 226pp. MB 10

0333. The Long Player, June, 1955, Vol.IV, #6. 242pp. MB 10

0334. The Long Player, Nov., 1955, Vol.IV, #10. 258pp. MB 10

0335. The Long Player, Feb., 1956, Vol.V, #2. 258pp. MB 10

0336. The Long Player, April, 1957, Vol.VI, #4. 218pp. MB 10

0337. The Long Player, Dec., 1957, Vol.VI, #10. 242pp. MB 10

0338. The Long Player, April, 1958, Vol.VII, #4. 226pp. Choice copy is missing back cover. MB 6

0339. The Long Player, Oct., 1958, Vol.VII, #8. 258pp. MB 10

0340. The Long Player, Dec., 1958, Vol.VII, #10. 258pp. MB 10

0341. The Long Player, March, 1959, Vol.VIII, #3. 258pp. MB 10

0342. The Long Player, April, 1959, Vol.VIII, #4. 258pp. Choice copy is missing back cover. MB 6

0343. The Long Player, Summer, 1959, Vol.VIII, #5. 242pp. MB 10

0344. Jazz ‘n Pops, Jan., 1958, Vol.II, #1. 154pp. MB 8

0345. Jazz ‘n Pops, Aug.-Sept., 1958, Vol.II, #7. 170pp. MB 8

Although in the first years many music buffs continued to listen to 78 RPM shellac discs, the LP (which was invented by Columbia, USA, and presented for the first time in 1948) was quickly conquering the world and for the convenience of ‘the consumer’ all sorts of catalogs were published which listed the records that were available on the market. In the US ‘Schwann Long Playing Record Catalog’ and ‘The Longplayer’, and in the UK ‘The Gramophone Long Playing Record Catalogue’ were published on a regular basis. In no time these publications were considered to be the world’s most important reference catalogs in the field.



Nos. 0346 – 0363 are choice copies of issues of The Long Playing Record Catalogue:



0346. Long Playing Record Catalogue, Sept., 1950 (Vol.II, #9). 50pp. MB 12

0347. Long Playing Record Catalogue, Feb., 1951 (Vol.III, #2). 74pp. MB 12

0348. Long Playing Record Catalogue, March, 1951 (Vol.III, #3). 74pp. MB 12

0349. Long Playing Record Catalogue, April, 1951 (Vol.III, #4). 74pp. MB 12

0350. Long Playing Record Catalogue, May, 1951 (Vol.III, #5). 74pp. MB 12

0351. Long Playing Record Catalogue, July, 1951 (Vol.III, #7). 74pp. MB 12

0352. Long Playing Record Catalogue, Oct., 1951 (Vol.III, #10). 98pp. MB 12

0353. Long Playing Record Catalogue, Nov., 1951 (Vol.III, #11). 98pp. MB 12

0354. Long Playing Record Catalogue, Dec., 1951 (Vol.III, #12). 104pp. MB 12

0355. Long Playing Record Catalogue, Jan., 1952 (Vol.IV, #1). 96pp. MB 12

0356. Long Playing Record Catalogue, Feb., 1952 (Vol.IV, #2). 96pp. MB 12

0357. Long Playing Record Catalogue, March, 1952 (Vol.IV, #3). 104pp. MB 12

0358. Long Playing Record Catalogue, July, 1952 (Vol.IV, #7). 96pp. MB 12

0359. Long Playing Record Catalogue, Aug., 1952 (Vol.IV, #8). 100pp. MB 12

0360. Long Playing Record Catalogue, Sept., 1952 (Vol.IV, #9). 104pp. MB 12

0361. Long Playing Record Catalogue, Oct., 1952 (Vol.IV, #10). 112pp. MB 12

0362. Long Playing Record Catalogue, Nov., 1952 (Vol.IV, #11). 112pp. MB 12

0363. Long Playing Record Catalog, Dec., 1952, (Vol.IV, #12). 128pp. MB 12



Nos. 0364 – 0421 are choice copies of early issues of Schwann Catalogues:





0364. Schwann LP Record Catalog, Jan., 1953, Vol.V, #1. 128pp. MB 12

0365. Schwann LP Record Catalog, Feb., 1953, Vol.V, #2. 128pp. MB 12

0366. Schwann LP Record Catalog, March, 1953, Vol.V, #3. 128pp. MB 12

0367. Schwann LP Record Catalog, 1953 ARTIST LISTING. Vol.V, #6. 128pp. MB 20

0368. Schwann LP Record Catalog, Sept., 1953, Vol.V, #9. 144pp. MB 12

0369. Schwann LP Record Catalog, Oct., 1953, Vol.V, #10. 144pp. MB 12

0370. Schwann LP Record Catalog, Feb., 1954. Vol.VI, #2. 144pp. MB 12

0371. Schwann LP Record Catalog, March, 1954. Vol.VI, #3. 144pp. MB 12

0372. Schwann LP Record Catalog, April, 1954. Vol.VI, #4. 160pp. MB 12

0373. Schwann LP Record Catalog, May, 1954. Vol.VI, #5. 152pp. MB 12

0374. Schwann LP Record Catalog, June, 1954. Vol.VI, #6. 160pp. MB 12

0375. Schwann LP Record Catalog, July, 1954. Vol.VI, #7. 144pp. MB 12

0376. Schwann LP Record Catalog, Aug., 1954. Vol.VI, #8. 144pp. MB 12

0377. Schwann LP Record Catalog, Sept., 1954. Vol.VI, #9. 160pp. Excellent, albeit mended spine. MB 12

0378. Schwann LP Record Catalog, Oct., 1954. Vol.VI, #10. 168pp. MB 12

0379. Schwann LP Record Catalog, Nov., 1954. Vol.VI, #11. 160pp. MB 12

0380. Schwann LP Record Catalog, Dec., 1954. Vol.VI, #12. 160pp. MB 12

0381. Schwann LP Record Catalog, Feb., 1955. Vol.VII, #2. 144pp. MB 12

0382. Schwann LP Record Catalog, March, 1955. Vol.VII, #3. 144pp. MB 12

0383. Schwann LP Record Catalog, April, 1955. Vol.VII, #4. 148pp. MB 12

0384. Schwann LP Record Catalog, May, 1955. Vol.VII, #5. 152pp. MB 12

0385. Schwann LP Record Catalog, June, 1955. Vol.VII, #6. 144pp. MB 12

0386. Schwann LP Record Catalog, July, 1955. Vol.VII, #7. 144pp. MB 12

0387. Schwann LP Record Catalog, Aug., 1955. Vol.VII, #8. 144pp. MB 12

0388. Schwann LP Record Catalog, Sept., 1955. Vol.VII, #9. 152pp. MB 12

0389. Schwann LP Record Catalog, Oct., 1955. Vol.VII, #10. 176pp. MB 12

0390. Schwann LP Record Catalog, Nov., 1955. Vol.VII, #11. 176pp. MB 12

0391. Schwann LP Record Catalog, Dec., 1955. Vol.VII, #12. Excellent, w.mended cover. 172pp. MB 12

0392. Schwann LP Record Catalog, Jan., 1956. Vol.VIII, #1. 160pp. MB 12

0393. Schwann LP Record Catalog, March, 1956. Vol.VIII, #3. 168pp. MB 12

0394. Schwann LP Record Catalog, April, 1956. Vol.VIII, #4. 160pp. MB 12

0395. Schwann LP Record Catalog, May, 1956. Vol.VIII, #5. 160pp. MB 12

0396. Schwann LP Record Catalog, Sept, 1956. Vol.VIII, #9. 176pp. MB 12

0397. Schwann LP Record Catalog, Nov., 1956. Vol.VIII, #11. 192pp. MB 12

0398. Schwann LP Record Catalog, 1957 ARTIST LISTING. 191pp. MB 20

0399. Schwann LP Record Catalog, Jan., 1957. Vol.IX, #1. 176pp. MB 12

0400. Schwann LP Record Catalog, March, 1957. Vol.IX, #3. 192pp. MB 12

0401. Schwann LP Record Catalog, April, 1957. Vol.IX, #4. 192pp. MB 12

0402. Schwann LP Record Catalog, June, 1957. Vol.IX, #6. 192pp. MB 12

0403. Schwann LP Record Catalog, July/Aug., 1957. Vol.IX, #7. 192pp. MB 12

0404. Schwann LP Record Catalog, Oct., 1957. Vol.IX, #9. 204pp. MB 12

0405. Schwann LP Record Catalog, Nov., 1957. Vol.IX, #10. 208pp. MB 12

0406. Schwann LP Record Catalog, Dec., 1957. Vol. IX, #11. 228pp. MB 12

0407. Schwann LP Record Catalog, 1958 ARTIST LISTING. 224pp. MB 20

0408. Schwann LP Record Catalog, Jan., 1958. Vol.X, #1. 202pp. MB 12

0409. Schwann LP Record Catalog, April, 1958. Vol.X, #4. 204pp. MB 12

0410. Schwann LP Record Catalog, July, 1958. Vol.X, #7. 200pp. MB 12

0411. Schwann LP Record Catalog, Nov., 1958. Vol.X, #11. 256pp. MB 12

0412. Schwann LP Record Catalog, Jan., 1959. Vol.XI, #1. 228pp. MB 12

0413. Schwann LP Record Catalog, March, 1959. Vol.XI, #3. 256pp. MB 12

0414. Schwann LP Record Catalog, Oct., 1959. Vol.XI, #10. 256pp. MB 12

0415. Schwann LP Record Catalog, 1960 ARTIST LISTING. 256pp. MB 15

0416. Schwann LP Record Catalog, 1963 ARTIST LISTING. 275pp. MB 15

0417. Schwann LP Record Catalog, 1976 ARTIST LISTING. 280pp. MB 10

0418. Schwann LP Record Catalog, 1982 ARTIST LISTING. 312pp. MB 10

0419. Schwann LP Record Catalog, 1985 ARTIST LISTING. 276pp. MB 8

0420. Schwann LP Record Catalog, 1986 ARTIST LISTING. 398pp. MB 8

0421. Schwann LP Record Catalog, 1991-92 ARTIST LISTING. 610pp. MB 8

“In 1949, Schwann opened The Record Shop, a music store in the Cambridge area and already some 600 Columbia LP titles were now available. He soon organized the first Schwann catalog simply as a means of organizing a list of available recordings; it sold 11,000 copies in just a few weeks. Within a month, however, the steady flow of new releases rendered the catalog’s first edition obsolete..”


Nos. 0422 – 0455 are choice copies of issues of The Opera Quarterly. MB: 5.00 each issue:



0422. The Opera Quarterly, Spring, 1983, Vol.I, #1, incl. John Ardoin, Irene Dalis, Dale Harris, Speight Jenkins, George R. Marek, George Martin, Gill Wechsler, etc. 154pp.

0423. The Opera Quarterly, Summer, 1983, Vol.I, #2, incl. John Ardoin, Edward Downes, Dale Harris, Robert Jacobson, M. Owen Lee, George R. Marek, George Martin, John Moriarty, Robert Tuggle, etc. 192pp.

0424. The Opera Quarterly, Autumn, 1983, Vol.I, #3, incl. John Ardoin, Elaine Brody, Walter Ducloux, Beaumont Glass, David Hamilton, Dale Harris, M. Owen Lee, George R. Marek, George Martin, Thomas Martin, William R. Moran, Patrick J. Smith, Richard Woitach, William H. Youngren, etc. 316pp.

0425. The Opera Quarterly, Winter, 1983, Vol.I, #4, incl. John Ardoin, Boris Goldowsky, David Hamilton, Dale Harris, George Jellinek, M. Owen Lee, George Martin, etc. 205pp.

0426. The Opera Quarterly, Spring, 1984, Vol.II, #1, incl. John Ardoin, Carlisle Floyd, Beaumont Glass, David Hamilton, Dale Harris, M. Owen Lee, George Martin, etc. 197pp.

0427. The Opera Quarterly, Summer, 1984, Vol.II, #2, incl. John Ardoin, William Ashbrook, Schuyler Chapin, Will Crutchfield, David Hamilton, Dale Harris, George Jellinek, M. Owen Lee, George Martin, Stefan Zucker, etc. 202pp.

0428. The Opera Quarterly, Autumn, 1984, Vol.II, #3, incl. John Ardoin, William Ashbrook, Tito Capobianco, Irene Dalis, Richard Dyer, Carlisle Floyd, Beaumont Glass, David Hamilton, Dale Harris, Marilyn Horne, Speight Jenkins, M. Owen Lee, James Levine, Terence McEwen, George Martin, Gil Wechsler, Richard Woitach, Robert Jacobson, etc. 230pp.

0429. The Opera Quarterly, Winter, 1984, Vol.II, #4, incl. John Ardoin, William Ashbrook, Quaintance Easton, Andrew Farkas, David Hamilton, Dale Harris, George Jellinek, M. Owen Lee, George Martin, Martin L. Sokol, etc. 193pp.

0430. The Opera Quarterly, Spring, 1985, Vol.III, #1, incl. John Ardoin, William Ashbrook, Phyllis Curtin, Edward Downes, Dale Harris, M. Owen Lee, George Martin, Martin L. Sokol, Stefan Zucker, etc. 187pp.

0431. The Opera Quarterly, Summer, 1985, Vol.III, #2, incl. John Ardoin, Walter Ducloux, David Effron, David Hamilton, Dale Harris, Thomas G. Kaufman, M. Owen Lee, George Martin, etc. 181pp.

0432. The Opera Quarterly, Autumn, 1985, Vol.III, #3, incl. John Ardoin, William Ashbrook, Robert Baxter, David Hamilton, Dale Harris, George Jellinek, M. Owen Lee, George Martin, Stephen Simon, etc. 238pp.

0433. The Opera Quarterly, Winter, 1985, Vol.III, #4, incl. John Ardoin, William Ashbrook, David Hamilton, Dale Harris, George Jellinek, Thomas G. Kaufman, M. Owen Lee, George Martin, Henry Pleasants, Michael Scott, etc. 159pp.

0434. The Opera Quarterly, Spring, 1986, Vol.IV, #1, incl. John Ardoin, William Ashbrook, Jack Beeson, Edward Downes, David Hamilton, Dale Harris, George Jellinek, Thomas G. Kaufman, M. Owen Lee, George Martin, etc. 190pp.

0435. The Opera Quarterly, Summer, 1986, Vol.IV, #2, incl. William Ashbrook, Walter Ducloux, David Hamilton, Dale Harris, Martin Katz, M. Owen Lee, George Martin, Alan Rich, etc. 207pp.

0436. The Opera Quarterly, Autumn, 1986, Vol.IV, #3, incl. William Ashbrook, Eric Crozier, Carlisle Floyd, David Hamilton, Dale Harris, M. Owen Lee, George Martin, Donald Mitchell, etc.; Exceptional coverage of Britten. 192pp.

0437. The Opera Quarterly, Winter, 1986/87, Vol.IV, #4, incl. William Ashbrook, Eric Crozier, Carlisle Floyd, David Hamilton, Dale Harris, M. Owen Lee, George Martin, Donald Mitchell, etc.; Exceptional coverage of Britten. 192pp.

0438. The Opera Quarterly, Spring, 1987, Vol. V, #1, incl. John Ardoin, William Ashbrook, Tito Capobianco, Eric Crozier, Irene Dalis, Edward Downes, Walter Ducloux, Richard Dyer, Carlisle Floyd, Beauont Glass, David Hamilton, Dale Harris, Marilyn Horne, Speight Jenkins, M. Owen Lee, James Levine, Terence McEwen, George Martin, etc. 163pp.

0438. The Opera Quarterly, Summer/Autumn, 1987, Vol. V, Nos. 2 & 3, incl. John Ardoin, William Ashbrook, Robert Baxter, Martin Chusid, Walter Ducloux, David Hamilton, Dale Harris, George Jellinek, M. Owen Lee, Robert Levine, George Martin, William R. Moran, Alan Rich, etc. 272pp.

0439. The Opera Quarterly, Winter, 1987, Vol. V, #4, incl. John Ardoin, William Ashbrook, Tito Capobianco, Eric Crozier, Irene Dalis, Edward Downes, Walter Ducloux, Richard Dyer, Carlisle Floyd, Beaumont Glass, David Hamilton, Dale Harris, Marilyn Horne, Speight Jenkins, M. Owen Lee, James Levine, Terence McEwen, George Martin, Henry Pleasants, Andrew Porter, Gil Wechsler, Richard Woitach, etc. 152pp.

0440. The Opera Quarterly, Autumn, 1988, Vol. VI, #1, incl. John Ardoin, William Ashbrook, Tito Capobianco, Eric Crozier, Irene Dalis, Edward Downes, Walter Ducloux, Richard Dyer, Carlisle Floyd, Beaumont Glass, David Hamilton, Dale Harris, Marilyn Horne, Speight Jenkins, M. Owen Lee, James Levine, Terence McEwen, George Martin, Henry Pleasants, Andrew Porter, Gil Wechsler, Richard Woitach, etc. 156pp.

0441. The Opera Quarterly, Winter, 1988/89, Vol. VI, #2, incl. William Ashbrook, Jack Beeson, Edward Downes, David Hamilton, Dale Harris, George Jellinek, M. Owen Lee, Robert Levine, George Martin, William R. Morin, etc. 167pp.

0442. The Opera Quarterly, Spring, 1989, Vol. VI, #3, incl. John Ardoin, William Ashbrook, David Hamilton, George Jellinek, M. Owen Lee, Robert Levine, George Martin, etc. 169pp.

0443. The Opera Quarterly, Summer, 1989, Vol. VI, #4, incl. John Ardoin, William Ashbrook, Tito Capobianco, Eric Crozier, Irene Dalis, Edward Downes, Walter Ducloux, Richard Dyer, Carlisle Floyd, Beaumont Glass, David Hamilton, Dale Harris, Marilyn Horne, Speight Jenkins, M. Owen Lee, James Levine, Terence McEwen, George Martin, etc. 153pp.

0444. The Opera Quarterly, Winter, 1990/91, Vol. VII, #4, incl. William Albright, John Ardoin, William Ashbrook, Nedda Casei, Schuyler Chapin, Eric Crozier, Irene Dalis, Richard Dyer, Carlisle Floyd, David Hamilton, Dale Harris, Marilyn Horne, George Jellinek, Speight Jenkins, Dorothy Kirsten, M. Owen Lee, James Levine, George Martin, Conrad L. Osborne, Henry Pleasants, Andrew Porter, Regina Resnik, Blanche Thebom, Robert Tuggle, etc. 207pp.

0445. The Opera Quarterly, Spring, 1991, Vol. VIII, #1, incl. William Albright, William Ashbrook, Aïda Favia-Artsay, David Hamilton, Dale Harris, George Jellinek, M. Owen Lee, George Martin, Henry Pleasants, etc. 171pp.

0446. The Opera Quarterly, Summer, 1991, Vol. VIII, #2, incl. William Albright, William Ashbrook, Edward Downes, George Jellinek, Thomas G. Kaufman, M. Owen Lee, George Martin, John Pennino, etc. 197pp.; Extensive article on Alexander Kipnis by his son; Extensive article on Caruso by James A. Drake. Excellent, sl. waterstained covers.

0448. The Opera Quarterly, Autumn, 1991, Vol. VIII, #3, incl. William Albright, John Ardoin, William Ashbrook, Nedda Casei, Schuyler Chapin, Eric Crozier, Irene Dalis, Edward Downes, Walter Ducloux, Carlisle Floyd, Marilyn Horne, George Jellinek, Speight Jenkins, Dorothy Kirsten, M. Owen Lee, James Levine, George Martin, Conrad Osborne, Henry Pleasants, Andrew Porter, Regina Resnik, Blanche Thebom, Robert Tuggle, etc. 257pp.

0449. The Opera Quarterly, Winter, 1991/92, Vol. VIII, #3, incl. William Albright, John Ardoin, William Ashbrook, Nedda Casei, Schuyler Chapin, Eric Crozier, Irene Dalis, Edward Downes, Walter Ducloux, Carlisle Floyd, David Hamilton, Marilyn Horne, George Jellinek, Speight Jenkins, Dorothy Kirsten, M. Owen Lee, James Levine, George Martin, Henry Pleasants, Andrew Porter, Regina Resnik, Blanche Thebom, Robert Tuggle, etc. 180pp.

0450. The Opera Quarterly, Winter, 1996/97, Vol. XIII, #2, incl. William Albright, Robert Baxter, Anna-Lisa Björling, Harold Bruder, Jacques Chuilon, Andrew Farkas, George Jellinek, Mary Jane Phillips-Matz, etc. 182pp.

0451. The Opera Quarterly, Spring, 1997, Vol. XIII, #3, incl. Robert Baxter, James A. Drake, M. Owen Lee, Joe Pearce, etc.; Extensive article on Nelson Eddy by William Ashbrook. 210pp.

0452. The Opera Quarterly, Summer, 1997, Vol. XIII, #4, incl. William Albright, William Ashbrook, Robert Baxter, Harold Bruder, Jacques Chuilon, etc.; Extensive article on Mary Garden by Michael Turnbull. 237pp.

0453. The Opera Quarterly, Winter, 1997/98, Vol. XIV, #2, incl. Jack Beeson, Harold Bruder, James A. Drake, E. Thomas Glaow, Roland Graeme, Joe Pearce, etc. 184pp.

0454. The Opera Quarterly, Summer, 1999, Vol. XV, #3, incl. William Albright, William Ashbrook, Harold Bruder, E. Thomas Glasow, Roland Graeme, David Hamilton, George Jellinek, M. Owen Lee, etc. Extensive article on Margarethe Siems by Harold Bruder; Leonie Rysanek – In Memoriam by Regina Resnik, Bruce Burroughs, Robert Baxter & David McKee. pp.371-631

0455. The Opera Quarterly, Autumn, 1999, Vol. XV, #4, incl. William Albright, Robert Baxter, Jacques Chuilon, Christopher Gibbs, Roland Graeme, George Jellinek, Thomas May, etc. Extensive article by Sherrill Milnes. pp.633-802

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