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Anderton, H. Orsmond Granville Bantock (Living masters of music). London: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1915.. 155 p., ill. (portraits, facsims). VG, cloth-covered boards slightly soiled. Stock ref 226. £20.00

Arnold, Denis, and Arnold, Elsie The oratorio in Venice (RMA monographs, 2). London: Royal Musical Association, 1986. 0947854010. 117 p.; ill. (musical examples). Near mint. No dustjacket (as issued). Stock ref 202. £12.50

Auerbach, Erich (1911-1977) Images of music = Bilder der Musik = Images de musique [photographs]. Text by Michael Rose. Picture research by Leon Meyer. Köln: Könemann, 1996. 3895082163. 319 p. Edges of dustjacket slightly rumpled, otherwise a fine copy. Colour and b/w photographs of composers, conductors and performers by the freelance photographer Erich Auerbach. With accompanying text in English, French and German. Stock ref 198. £11.50

Avins, Styra Johannes Brahms: life and letters. Translations by Josef Eisinger and Styra Avins. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. 0198162340. 858 p.; ill. Mint. Stock ref 213. £35.00

Berger, Francesco (1834-1933) 97 [Ninety-seven]. London: Elkin Mathews and Marrot, 1931.. 180 p. VG, no dustjacket, boards slightly soiled, some foxing. Selections from Berger's contributions to newspapers and journals. A piano teacher and composer, secretary to the Philharmonic Society, he was the friend of many musicians and other celebrities. Included here are his remininscences of Charles Dickens and Sir Arthur Sullivan, among many others. Stock ref 224. £20.00

Borroff, Edith (ed.): Notations and editions: a book in honor of Louise Culyer. Dubuque, Iowa: Wm. C. Brown, 1974. viii, 204 p., ill., numerous musical examples. Original cloth-covered boards in fine condition, some foxing to text block edges, bookplate of previous private owner. A collection of essays on the scholarly editing of music, from medieval monophonic song to 20th-century works. Stock ref 233. £12.00

Boyd, Malcolm (ed.) Music and the French Revolution. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992. 0521402875. 328 p.; ill. (musical examples). Fine, in dustjacket. Publisher's [remainder?] stamp 'J' on title page. Stock ref 207. £25.00

Brown-Borthwick, Robert Stephen Heller: his life and works. / From the French of H. Barbedette by Robert Brown-Borthwick. London: Ashdown & Parry, 1877.. 89, [1], xii p. With frontis portrait (photograph) of Heller and 1 facsimile. Includes 'Catalogue of pianoforte works by Stephen Heller'. Original green cloth gilt. Good. Spine edges worn with a small tear to the top of spine; boards a little worn, small tear to front free endpaper. With inserted two pressed botanical specimens, one a four-leaved clover! Stock ref 217. £15.00

Brown, Howard Mayer (ed.): Performance practice: music after 1600 (New Grove handbooks in music) Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1989; reprinted 1990. xi, [1], 533 p. Fine, dustjacket slightly chipped, signature of former owner on front free endpaper. Stock ref 294. £65.00

Coover, James: Music lexicography: including a study of lacunae in music lexicography and a bibliography of music dictionaries. 3rd ed., revised and enlarged. Carlisle, Pennsylvania: Carlisle Books, 1971. xxxix, [1], 175 p. Orange cloth covered boards, no dustjacket, boards slighty grubby, slight foxing to upper edge of text block, otherwise fine. A comprehensive historical bibliography. Stock ref 235. £30.00

Cortot, Alfred: In search of Chopin. Translated by Cyril and Rena Clarke. London, New York: Peter Nevill Limited, 1951. 261, [1] p., [8] leaves of plates. Slight mottled discolouration to sides, otherwise very good, no markings. Stock ref 239. £8.00

Davey, Henry: History of English music. 2nd ed. revised and rewritten, with appendix to 1921 New York: Da Capo, 1969. xix, [1], 505 p. Light brown cloth covered boards, no dustjacket, fine condition with no flaws or markings, very slight fading to cloth. Da Capo Press Music Reprint series. Stock ref 234. £15.00

Dean, Winton Essays on opera. Oxford: Clarendon, 1990. 0193152657. 323 p.; ill. (tables, facsimiles, musical examples). Hardback. Fine, spine of dustjacket faded. Stock ref 204. £12.50

Drummond, John Speaking of Diaghilev. London: Faber, 1997. 0571178642. 382 p.; ill. Fine, in dustjacket. Tiny tears to bottom corners of dustjacket. Stock ref 215. £19.50

Fenlon, Iain (ed.) The Renaissance: from the 1470s to the end of the 16th century (Man and music). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall; London: Macmillan, 1989. 0137734174. 418 p.; ill. Paperback. Fine. Stock ref 210. £12.00

Grew, Sydney Our favourite musicians: from Stanford to Holbrooke. Edinburgh and London: T. N. Foulis, 1922.. 256, [4] p.; ill. VG (no dustjacket). Contemporary ex libris and gift inscription on front free endpaper. Appreciations of Stanford, Elgar, Ethel Smyth, Delius, Bantock, Walford Davies, Vaughan Williams, Holst, Rutland Boughton and Joseph Holbrooke, each illustrated with a tipped-in b/w photographic portrait. Stock ref 212. £15.00

Klein, Hermann: Thirty years of musical life in London 1870-1900. London: William Heinemann, 1903. xvii, [1], 481, [1] p., ca. 65 leaves of plates (mainly b/w photographic portraits). Very good to fine, original red cloth, embossed in blind and gilt, corners and head and tail of spine a little rubbed, endpapers foxed, neat contemporary dedicatory inscription on front free endpaper recto 'To Syd with best wishes from Ted. Christmas 1903'. Stock ref 242. £30.00

Mackerness, E. D. Somewhere further north: a history of music in Sheffield. Sheffield: J. W. Northend Limited, 1974.. 168 p.; ill. Fine. Some fading and slight discoloration to dustjacket. Stock ref 214. £20.00

Meyer, Leonard B. Style and music: theory, history, and ideology. (Studies in the criticism and theory of music) Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1989. 0812281780. 376 p.; ill. (musical examples). Fine, dustjacket torn in two places, accidental pen mark on fore-edge. ' ... a bold new approach to the question of how and why [musical] styles change'. Stock ref 200. £7.50

Mongrédien, Jean French music from the Enlightenment to Romanticism 1789-1830. Portland, Or.: Amadeus Press, 1996. 1574670115. 394 p.; ill. Mint, in dustjacket. Stock ref 209. £9.00

Montgomery, David: Franz Schubert's music in performance: compositional ideals, notational intent, historical realities, pedagogical foundations (Monographs in musicology, no. 11) Hillsdale, NY: Pendragon Press, 2003. xx, 319, [1] p., ill.; musical examples. New and unused. Stock ref 271. £50.00

Nielsen, Carl. Living music London: Hutchinson, 1953. 80 p. VG, in rather grubby and chipped dustjacket, but boards and pages clean and unmarked. Stock ref 193. £30.00

Nielsen, Carl. My childhood. Translated from the Danish by Reginald Spink London: Hutchinson, 1953. 167, [1] p., frontis. port. VG, in rather grubby and chipped dustjacket, but boards and pages clean and unmarked Stock ref 194. £45.00

Northcott, Richard Opera chatter. London: Novello, 1921.. 157 p. Quarter green cloth. Boards discoloured, with worn corners, but contents fine. With authors's autograph presentation inscription on front free endpaper recto. A collection of essays on the history of opera. Stock ref 230. £30.00

Palmer, Christopher Herbert Howells: a study. Foreword by Sir David Willcocks. London: Novello, 1978.. 87 p.; ill. (portrait, musical examples). Paperback. VG, covers very slightly soiled. With ex libris on inside of upper cover. Stock ref 216. £15.00

Paras, Jason: The music for viola bastarda. Edited by George Houle and Glenna Houle. Bloomington: Indian University Press, 1986. 232 p. As new, with original spiral binding. Stock ref 297. £12.00

Piggott, Patrick: The life and music of John Field 1782-1837: creator of the nocturne. London: Faber, 1973. xvi, 287, [1] p., frontis. port.; numerous musical examples. Ex-library copy, with stamp on title page and shelfmark written on upper paste-down; traces of library stationery on front free endpaper; sellotape stains on boards; previous ownership signature and date on upper paste-down; dustjacket clean and bright with no library markings; contents fine and clean. Although an ex-library copy, it is a nice one. Stock ref 270. £18.50

Porte, John F.: Sir Charles V. Stanford Mus. Doc., M.A., D.C.L. [1st ed.] London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. Ltd. New York: E. P. Dutton and Co., 1921 [6], 154 p., frontis. portrait (b/w photograph), musical examples in text. Original quarter blue bookcloth, with lighter blue paper covered boards, spine lettered in gilt 'Sir Charles Stanford PORTE Kegan Paul'. Edges of head and tail of spine slightly rubbed, very small bump to edge of upper board, othersie a fine unmarked copy. Largely a catalogue of his works, with factual information, preceded by short essays on the nature of his genius and his life. Stock ref 236. £12.00

Rachmaninov, Sergei (1873-1943) S. V. Rachmaninov [photographs]. Moscow: Musika, 1988. 5714000919. 187, [5] p. Hardback, no dustjacket (as issued?). Fine. Collection of photographs and facsimiles, some in colour. Many of Rachmaninov himself; others are illustrative of his life. Accompanying text in Russian. Stock ref 199. £25.00

Richardson, Philip J. S. The social dances of the nineteenth century in England. London: Herbert Jenkins, 1960.. 152 p.; ill. No dustjacket. Spine a little faded, otherwise VG. A social history of the waltz, quadrille, galop, polka, etc. Stock ref 211. £8.50

Rockstro, W. S.: A general history of music: from the infancy of the Greek drama to the presnet period. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1886. xiv, [2], 535, [1], 32 p., ill., musical examples. Original green cloth, with title empossed in gold. Very good, with slight wear to head and tail of spine, dedicatory inscription dated 1890 on verso of front free endpaper. Stock ref 237. £14.00

Rosselli, John Music and musicians in nineteenth-century Italy. London: Batsford, 1991. 0713461535. 160 p.; ill. Mint, in dustjacket. Stock ref 208. £7.50

Sharp, Avery T. and Floyd, James Michael Choral music: a research and information guide (Routledge music bibliographies). New York and London: Routledge, 2002. 0824059441. 318 p. Fine, boards a little grubby. No dustjacket (as issued). 513 references to information resouces on all periods, types and styles of choral music, with subject, author and title indexes. Publisher's original price £60.00. Stock ref 206. £15.00

Smallman, Basil: The piano quartet and quintet: style, structure, and scoing. Oxford: Clarendon press, 1994. ix, [3], 196 p.; musical examples. Dustjacket fine, contents near mint. Stock ref 254. £15.00

Smith, Ronald. Alkan. Volume one: The enigma London: Kahn & Averill, 1976; reprinted 1988 0900707844. 119, [1] p.; ill. Fine, in fine dustjacket, slightly rubbed with one small mark. A very nice clean copy. Stock ref 189. £11.50

Smith, Ronald. Alkan. Volume two: The music London: Kahn & Averill, 1987 0800801709. 278 p.; ill., musical example. Near mint, with dustjacket slightly rubbed and slight stain to back cover. An excellent copy. Stock ref 191. £14.50

Soldene, Emily: My theatrical and musical recollections. New edition. London: Downey & Co., Limited, 1898. 315 p. Original red cloth, rather grubby generally, with head of spine noticeably chipped and wear to tail of spine, front free endpaper has been neatly removed. Text clean and complete, with advertisements, e.g. for 'Blair's gout pills' on endpapers and paste-downs. Stock ref 240. £10.00

Taruskin, Richard: Stravinsky and the Russian tradition: a biography of the works through Mavra. 2 vols. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996. xxiii, [1], 966; vi, [2], 969-1757 p. Fine, dustjackets slightly chipped. Stock ref 295. £120.00

Temperley, Nicholas (ed.): The lost chord: essays on Victorian music Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1989. [12], 180 p. Hbk with dustjacket (very fine) + cassette tape (mint, in plastic wrap, unopened). An introduction and seven essays; partly a revision of the Autumn 1986 edition of Victorian Studies. Stock ref 272. £15.00

Tempo: a quarterly review of modern music. No. 81, Summer 1967: Stravinsky's 85th birthday. London: Boosey & Hawkes, 1967. 51, [5] p., [12] leaves of facsimiles; ill., facsims. Softback, VG, top corner creased at front, spine a little rubbed at ends. Contains 8 articles on Stravinsky by Ernst Roth, Wilfrid Mellors, Eric Walter White, John Ogdon, Stephen Walsh and others, plus a central 'Homage to Stravinsky' section containing facsimiles of twelve original compositions by Richard Rodney Bennet, Harrison Birtwistle, Gordon Crosse, Peter Maxwell Davies, Brian Dennis, Michael Finnissy, Nicholas Maw, John Ogdon, Roger Smalley, Tim Souster, John Tavener and Malcolm Williamson. Stock ref 296. £60.00

White, Maude Valérie (1855-1937) Friends and memories. London: Edward Arnold, 1914.. viii, 383, [1] p., plus 16 p. publisher's catalogue at back. No dustjacket. Binding loose, with wear to edges; old library label on lower paste-down; old lot no. label on spine; a little worn and grubby, but contents good. Autobiography of woman composer, known for her songs and at the height of her success in the 1890s. She travelled widely and was influenced particularly by Arabic and Sicilian music. See also her further vol. of memoirs, 'My Indian summer' (1932). Stock ref 219. £20.00

Willeby, Charles: Masters of English music. London: James R. Osgood, McIlvaine & Co., 1893. [10], 301, [1] p., [12] leaves of plates. Generally a little grubby, one plate detached, one plate (portrait of F. H. Cowan aged 8) missing, small tear (1.5 cm.) to foot of title page, but overall a good copy of a scarce text. On 5 British or Irish composers: Arthur Seymour Sullivan, Alexander Campbell Mackenzie, Frederic Hymen Cowan, C. H. H. Parry and Charles Villiers Stanford. Stock ref 241. £60.00

Winkworth, Catherine: Christian singers of Germany. London: Macmillan and Co., [1869?]. xiii, [1], 340 p., frontis. port., [4] leaves of plates; contemporary half green calf, (corners and edges rubbed) with green pebblegrain bookcloth covered boards, endpapers and text block edges marbled, spine labels lettered in gilt: SUNDAY LIBRARY VOL. 6 CHRISTIAN SINGERS OF GERMANY; title page in red, blue and black with portrait of Hans Sachs; preface dated 1869. Ownership inscription on reverse of frontispiece smudged, otherwise contetns fine. On the history of German chorale texts. Stock ref 257. £40.00

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