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Callas As They Saw Her, Lowe, David A.
41 Lowe, David A. Callas As They Saw Her
Robson Books 1987 0860514110 / 9780860514114 Hardcover 
264pp, 40 plates. Recollections by fellow artists including Placido Domingo, Joan Sutherland and Luchino Visconti. Discography and analysis of her greatest recordings. Ex library, Endpaper removed, stamps on verso of title page else very good in very good dust jacket. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
42 Mackenzie-Grieve, Averil Clara Novello. 1818-1908
Geoffrey Bles 1955 Hardcover Good 
xiv, 338pp, frontis, 8 plates, family tree. ex library, rebound, front free endpaper removed. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
New Vocal Repertory 2, Manning, Jane
43 Manning, Jane New Vocal Repertory 2
Oxford University Press 1998 0198790198 / 9780198790198 Paperback New 
336pp, numerous music examples. A selection of over 60 vocal works, recommended for general repertoire, graded according to their demands on vocal techniques and musicianship. Each is given detailed treatment from both performing and teaching viewpoints, with music examples, programming suggestions, and practical information. The stylistic range is even wider - composers from Norway and New Zealand are featured, and a strong contingent of British and North American composers, including early pioneers as well as young talents. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
Bravo: Today's Great Tenors, Baritones and Basses Discuss Their Roles, Matheopoulos, Helena
44 Matheopoulos, Helena Bravo: Today's Great Tenors, Baritones and Basses Discuss Their Roles
Weidenfeld & Nicholson 1986 0297784773 / 9780297784777 Hardcover; Red Cloth/Gilt Titles Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
xxviii, 338pp, 16 plates. Slight crease on dust jacket. Based on interviews, this book explores the relationship between each singer and some of the roles he is identified with. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
Melodies and Memories. The Autobiography of Nellie Melba, Melba, Nellie
45 Melba, Nellie Melodies and Memories. The Autobiography of Nellie Melba
Hamish Hamilton 1980 0241104106 / 9780241104101 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
253pp, 16 plates. Introduced and annotated by John Cargher. Dust jacket price clipped. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
On the Art of Singing, Miller, Richard
46 Miller, Richard On the Art of Singing
Oxford University Press 1996 0195098250 / 9780195098259 Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
318pp, text figures. Very slight bump to bottom of front board. 
Price: 38.00 GBP
Singing Schumann. An Interpretive Guide for Performers, Miller, Richard
47 Miller, Richard Singing Schumann. An Interpretive Guide for Performers
Oxford University Press 2005 0195181972 / 9780195181975 Paperback New 
245pp, illustrations, music examples. Practical advice for bringing Robert Schumann's Lieder to life in performance. Guides the reader through the interpretation of all the solo and duet songs, drawing on Schumann's compositional style and its historical background. In particular, the author focuses on the rich and varied repertoire of Schumann's later years, challenging the conventional view that these works reflect a decline in the composer's creative powers. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
Singer and Accompanist: The Performance of Fifty Songs, Moore, Gerald
48 Moore, Gerald Singer and Accompanist: The Performance of Fifty Songs
Methuen 1954 Reprint Hardcover Good in Good+ dust jacket 
235pp, 308 music examples, discography. Takes fifty songs (English, German, French, Spanish, Scandinavian, Russian) and with numerous illustrations explains how they should be sung and played. A little fading and marking to boards, dust jacket faded. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
Byrd to Britten. A Survey of English Song, Northcote, Sydney
49 Northcote, Sydney Byrd to Britten. A Survey of English Song
John Baker 1966 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
152pp, frontis, 6 plates, music examples. Previous owners name written neatly on endpaper. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
Debussy's Mélisande. The Lives of Georgette Leblanc, Mary Garden and Maggie Teyte, Opstad, Gillian
50 Opstad, Gillian Debussy's Mélisande. The Lives of Georgette Leblanc, Mary Garden and Maggie Teyte
Boydell Press 2009 1843834596 / 9781843834595 Hardcover New in New dust jacket 
392pp, plates. Illustrates the prejudices and difficulties women singers of their era faced. The three women presented here were not only remarkable for the resilience and initiative they had to develop, but also for their willingness to adapt themselves to the opportunities offered by the emerging technologies of recording, radio and film. It is also the story of the background to the opera's creation, and the frequently stormy relationships between the author of the original play (Maeterlinck) , the composer, director, conductor and performers. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
Great Singers: from the Seventeenth Century to the Present Day, Pahlen, Kurt
51 Pahlen, Kurt Great Singers: from the Seventeenth Century to the Present Day
W. H. Allen 1973 0491013612 / 9780491013611 2nd printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
266pp, 16 plates. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
Pavarotti. My World, Pavarotti, Luciano & William Wright
52 Pavarotti, Luciano & William Wright Pavarotti. My World
Chatto & Windus 1995 0701163232 / 9780701163235 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
345pp, 24 plates, colour & b/w. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
The King's Singers - a Self-Portrait, Perin, Nigel et al
53 Perin, Nigel et al The King's Singers - a Self-Portrait
Robson Books 1980 086051109X / 9780860511090 Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
160pp, many illustrations, discography. Foreword by Steve Race. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
Maria Callas. A Record Obsession, Pettitt, John
54 Pettitt, John Maria Callas. A Record Obsession
Ilkley, Yorkshire Odda Press 2001 0953900606 / 9780953900602 Paperback Near Fine Signed by Author
214pp, illustrations. Signed To Jean with love from John. Viva Maria. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 15.00 GBP
Montserrat Caballe   Casta Diva, Pullen, Robert & Taylor, Stephen
55 Pullen, Robert & Taylor, Stephen Montserrat Caballe Casta Diva
Victor Gollancz 1994 0575052392 / 9780575052390 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
464pp, 16 plates, critical discography. A biography of one of the few truly great operatic sopranos to have appeared since the war. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
Elisabeth Schumann: A Biography, Puritz, Gerd
56 Puritz, Gerd Elisabeth Schumann: A Biography
Andre Deutsch 1993 0233987940 / 9780233987941 Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
375pp, 16 plates, list of recordings, illustrated endpapers. Dustjacket price clipped. 
Price: 13.00 GBP
The Travel Diaries of Peter Pears: 1936-1978, Reed, Philip
57 Reed, Philip The Travel Diaries of Peter Pears: 1936-1978
Woodbridge Boydell & Brewer 1999 0851157416 / 9780851157412 Paperback New 
xiv, 242pp, frontis, 12 plates. ; Aldeburgh Studies in Music Vol 2 
Price: 15.00 GBP
The St. Matthew Passion. a Text for Voices, Reeves, John
58 Reeves, John The St. Matthew Passion. a Text for Voices
Cambridge William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company 2001 0802839002 / 9780802839008 Hardcover New in Fine dust jacket 
108pp. A series of meditations on Bach's St. Matthew's Passion and the experience of those who perform the music. Libretto, English version prepared by Edward Elgar & Ivor Atkins. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
Victoria De Los Angeles, Roberts, Peter
59 Roberts, Peter Victoria De Los Angeles
Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1982 0297780999 / 9780297780991 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
184pp, 32 plates, discography. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
Caruso - His Life in Pictures, Robinson, Francis
60 Robinson, Francis Caruso - His Life in Pictures
New York Bramhall House 0517036800 / 9780517036808 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
160pp, many illustrations, discography by John Secrist. Previous owner's book plate. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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