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After numerous enquiries

regarding historically-valued books,

we now offer three out-of-print editions,

plus Yves St Laurent’s newest volume of

von KARAJAN, with CHRISTIAN FERRAS . . .

the ‘Sale’ titles continue

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  • HERBERT von KARAJAN Cond. Berlin Phil.: Sinfonia in b RV 169 (Vivaldi); Le Sacre du Printemps (Stravinsky); w.CHRISTIAN FERRAS: Violin Concerto in d (Sibelius). (Canada) St Laurent Studio YSL T-1348, Live Performance, 25 Sept., 1971. Transfers by Yves St Laurent. (C2004)

    “Christian Ferras was a French violinist who, at the age of 10, won the first prize of the Nice Conservatory and won the first prize of the Paris Conservatory in 1946, where he studied with Rene Benedetti and Joseph Calvet. He started an international career with leading orchestras and conductors, notably recording the romantic concertos of Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Sibelius and others with Herbert von Karajan. Since the recent retirement of Zino Francescatti, he was considered France's leading concert violinist.

    Mr. Ferras, who made his New York debut in 1959 when he was 25, won consistently high praise for his musicianship. Howard Taubman, music critic of THE NEW YORK TIMES, wrote that Mr. Ferras was 'uncommonly gifted’ and that his playing had ‘fire and brilliance’. Over the years, the violinist appeared on the concert stage as soloist with the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Minneapolis Symphony and other leading orchestras. His grasp of the violin repertory, and in particular the works of Bach, Brahms and Mendelssohn, was enhanced by what Mr. Taubman called ‘a texture and muscularity that reflects the Gallic style’ of playing the instrument.”


  • - THE NEW YORK TIMES, 16 Sept., 1982






  • BRUNSWICK RECORDS, A DISCOGRAPHY OF RECORDINGS, 1916–31. Ross Laird, Ed. Westport, CT, Greenwood Press, 2001. 2,221pp., in Four Hardbound Volumes. Artist & Title Indices; Bibliography; Profusely illustrated with copius photos of Brunswick, Vocalion & Melotone labels, envelopes, phonographs, advertisements, etc.; Recordings listed chronologically by session (New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Buenos Aires, Europe, etc.). Long out-of-print, Final Copy! (B0078)

    “This discography documents the full range of Brunswick label recordings through 1931, when the American Record Corporation purchased the label. The data includes affiliated or subsidiary labels such as Vocalion and Melotone. Brunswick recorded a wide variety of music in both New York City and in a variety of regional locations within and outside of the United States. This collection of material provides a unique cross-section of the music and musicians of the time. Much of the information derives from surviving company files and from issued recordings. This comprehensive discography will appeal to researchers and collectors. Each volume is indexed by artist. The last volume includes a consolidated artist index and title and catalog number index.

    Please be aware you cannot buy all four volumes of this discography via Kindle (which offers only Volume 2). Why the other 3 volumes of this hard-to-find reference work are NOT offered is beyond me! I would give Laird's 4-volume hardback edition five stars, as it is an amazing accomplishment."


  • - Mihaly Janos






  • THE COLUMBIA MASTER BOOK DISCOGRAPHY, Brian Rust & Tim Brooks, Eds. Westport, CT, Greenwood Press. 1999. 2128pp. (in Four Hardbound Volumes); Indices; Matrix Series. Long out-of-print, Final Copy! (B0079)

    "This detailed compilation of Columbia recordings gathers information about every Columbia disc record made between 1901 and 1934 and designed for American use. The listings also include recordings that were never issued. Recording dates, including re-makes, titles, composers, artists, and catalogue numbers (when allocated for issue) are shown. Where available in the original company files, the details of accompanists to soloists, the vocalists on dance records, and the pseudonyms often employed by certain artists are all shown in detail. A history of the Columbia Phonograph Company to 1934, and analysis of its recording programs and printed matter is also included. The work is divided among four volumes. The first volume covers the Matrix Series 1 through 4999 spanning the years 1901 to 1910. The second volume covers the Principal U.S. Matrix Series spanning the years 1910 to 1924. The third volume covers the Principal U.S. Matrix Series spanning the years 1924 to 1934. The fourth volume covers the 12-inch U.S. Matrix Series spanning the years 1906 to 1931. Some 28,000 titles are included that trace the changes in popular taste during the first third of the 20th century.

    Record collectors, music historians and researchers will appreciate the vast amount of titles and detailed information about the Columbia recordings catalogued in these four volumes. Separately or as a complete set, this work contains valuable historical accuracy and exhaustive research. Record collectors and researchers will find these four volumes by Brain Rust and Tim Brooks to be a valuable resource chronicling the changes in popular taste in music during the first third of the twentieth century, as well as an historical overview of the early days of the recording industry in the United States."


  • -Reference & User Services Quarterly






  • THE GERMAN CATALOGUE, DIE STIMME SEINES HERRN / HIS MASTER'S VOICE: A Complete Numerical Catalogue of German Gramophone Recordings made from 1898 to 1929 in Germany, Austria, and elsewhere by The Gramophone Company Ltd. Alan Kelly, Ed. Westport, CT, Greenwood Press, 1994. 1464pp. Performer Index; Bibliography; Gramophone Company Standard Catalogue, 1898-1929; Gramophone Company Zonophone Catalogue, 1904-12; Gramophone Company Green Label Catalogue, 1911-29; The 200000 Series; The Early Complete Opera and Operetta Sets; DGA Violet and Red Label Couplings; Notes to Catalogue Numbers; Reference Tables for dating purposes of recording sessions. Long out-of-print, Final Copy! 0-313-29220-5 (B0084)









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  • CELESTINA BONINSEGNA: The Complete Recordings, Incl. Arias and songs by Bellini, Braga, Boito, Cantoni, Catalani, Donizetti, Giordano, Gomes, Gounod, Leoncavallo, Marchetti, Mascagni, Meyerbeer, Ponchielli, Puccini, Rossini, Sabajno, Verdi & Wagner. 5-Marston 55003, recorded 1904 – 1919. Program notes by Michael Aspinall. Transfes by Ward Marston. (V3001)





  • TAKASHI ASAHINA Cond. Osaka Phil.: Symphony #2 in D (Sibelius), Live Performance, 22 Nov., 1978, Osaka Festival Hall, Osaka; Hungarian Dance #5 in f-sharp (Brahms); Die Meistersinger - Act I Prelude (Wagner), Live Performances, Feb., 1980, Osaka Festival Hall, Osaka; w. Junko Ioka & Setsuko Takemoto: Symphony #2, 'Resurrection' Symphony #2 in c (Mahler), Live Performance, 23 July, 1995, Suntory Hall, Tokyo. (Canada) 2-St Laurent Studio YSL T-1259. Transfers by Yves St Laurent. (C2002)





  • RAFAEL KUBELIK Cond. Orchestre de Paris, w.Barbara Hendricks & Mira Zukai: Symphony #2, 'Resurrection' Symphony #2 in c (Mahler), Live Performance, 16 May, 1983, Salle Pleyel, Paris. (Canada) 2-St Laurent Studio YSL T-1223. Transfers by Yves St Laurent. (C2003)





  • KLAUS TENNSTEDT Cond. Vienna Phil.: Symphony #10 in F – Adagio (Mahler); 'Eroica' Symphony #3 in E-flat (Beethoven), Live Performance, 29 Aug., 1982, Salzburg; KLAUS TENNSTEDT Cond. Vienna Phil.: Bach Variations (Paul Dessau), Live Performance, 30 Sept., 1963, Schwering. (Canada) 2-St Laurent Studio YSL T-1306. Transfers by Yves St Laurent. (C1997)





  • YVONNE LORIOD: Piano Sonatas K.279, 280, 281, 282 & 283 (all Mozart). (Canada) St Laurent Studio YSL T-1337, recorded Sept. - Nov., 1951, Paris. Transfers by Yves St Laurent. (P1430)





  • GIULIA BUSTABO, w. Otmar Nussio Cond. ORTF S.O.: Sonata #3 for Strings in C (Rossini); Violin Concerto #1 in D, Op. 6 (Paganini); Violin Concerto in d, Op.47 (Cond.by the COMPOSER); OTMAR NUSSIO Cond. Cimarosa & Vivaldi. (Canada) St Laurent Studio YSL T-1327, Live Performance, 19 May, 1966, Maison de la Radio, Paris. Transfers by Yves St Laurent. (S0815)





  • RUGGIERO RICCI & CHARLES REINER: Violin Sonata in D, TV 10 (Vivaldi-Respighi); Violin Sonata #26 in B-flat, K.378 (Mozart); 'Kreutzer' Violin Sonata #9 in A (Beethoven). (Canada) St Laurent Studio YSL T-1235, Live Performance, 19 Aug., 1959, Hart House, Toronto. Transfers by Yves St Laurent. (S0817)





  • CLOWNS IN CLOVER, A Revue by Ronald Jeans. Music: Noel Gay. Lyrics: Donovan Parsons. Additional material by Desmond Carter, Vivian Ellis, Chick Endor, Herman Hupfeld, Huntley Trevor, Leslie Sarony, et al. Sydney Baynes Cond. Adelphi Theatre Ensemble; Jack Hulbert, Cicely Courtneidge, Irene Russell, Bobbie Comber, Dennis Cowles, Chick Endor, June, Jack Wright. (England) Palaeophonics 165, w.Elaborate ‘The Play’ 32pp. Brochure replete with numerous photos of the Adelphi Theatre 1927 production & biographies. CLOWNS IN CLOVER opened at the Adelphi Theatre, London, 1 December, 1927 and ran for 508 performances and is among Palaeophonics' most delightful presentations! Excellently transferred from the Electrical 78rpm rarities. (PE0366)











    BOOKS ON SALE


    “Books have become our lonely stepchildren! By spending so many hours constantly revising our thousands of CDs we realize we have paid scant attention to our BOOKS ON SALE, thus many have been added (with more appearing), accompanied by greatly reduced prices! Have a glance at our SALE section - for BOOKS!




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  • Herbert von Karajan, Vol. XXII;  Christian Ferras  (St Laurent Studio YSL T-1348)
    C2004. HERBERT von KARAJAN Cond. Berlin Phil.: Sinfonia in b, RV 169 (Vivaldi); Le Sacre du Printemps (Stravinsky); w.CHRISTIAN FERRAS: Violin Concerto in d (Sibelius). (Canada) St Laurent Studio YSL T-1348, Live Performance, 25 Sept., 1971. Transfers by Yves St Laurent.
    $22.90
    Brunswick Records, A Discography of Recordings, 1916-31.  Ross Laird, Ed. [4 Vols.]  (Greenwood Press)
    B0078. BRUNSWICK RECORDS, A DISCOGRAPHY OF RECORDINGS, 1916–31. Ross Laird, Ed. Westport, CT, Greenwood Press, 2001. 2,221pp., in Four Hardbound Volumes. Artist & Title Indices; Bibliography; Profusely illustrated with copius photos of Brunswick, Vocalion & Melotone labels, envelopes, phonographs, advertisements, etc.; Recordings listed chronologically by session (New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Buenos Aires, Europe, etc.). Long out-of-print, Final Copy! - 9780313318665
    $999.90
    The Columbia Disc Master Book  (Brian Rust & Tim Brooks, Eds.)   [4 Vols.]   (Greenwood Press)
    B0079. THE COLUMBIA MASTER BOOK DISCOGRAPHY, Brian Rust & Tim Brooks, Eds. Westport, CT, Greenwood Press. 1999. 2128pp. (in Four Hardbound Volumes); Indices; Matrix Series. Long out-of-print, Final Copy! - 0313214646
    $399.90
    Conductors on Record    (John L. Holmes)  (Greenwood Press)
    B0080. CONDUCTORS ON RECORD. John L. Holmes. Westport, CT, Greenwood Press, 1982. 734pp. Long out-of-print, Final Copy! - 0-313-22990-2 978-0313229909
    $89.90