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Image for Slobodskaya  A Biography of Oda Slobodskaya

Slobodskaya A Biography of Oda Slobodskaya

By: Leonard, Maurice

Price: £16.00

Publisher: Victor Gollancz: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 10568

ISBN: 057502622

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


142pp, 8 plates, discography. One of the great sopranos of the twentieth century. Previous owner's inscription. Signed by the author. ; Signed by Author View more info

Image for Elisabeth Schwarzkopf. from Flower Maiden to Marschallin

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf. from Flower Maiden to Marschallin

By: Liese, Kirsten

Price: £16.00

Publisher: Amadeus Press: 2009

Seller ID: 11228

ISBN: 1574671758

Condition: New in Fine dust jacket


160pp. Heavy book, extra postage may be requested for delivery outside UK. One of the greatest singers of the last century, Elizabeth Schwarzkopf possessed not only an unmistakable timbre, but also a bewitching beauty. This pictorial volume contains hundreds of costume and portrait photographs from her private estate, providing a lasting reflection of her personality and elegance. View more info

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Callas As They Saw Her

By: Lowe, David A.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Robson Books: 1987

Seller ID: 9270

ISBN: 0860514110


264pp, 40 plates. Ex library, Endpaper removed, stamps on verso of title page else very good in very good dust jacket. Recollections by fellow artists including Placido Domingo, Joan Sutherland and Luchino Visconti. Discography and analysis of her greatest recordings. View more info

Clara Novello. 1818-1908

By: Mackenzie-Grieve, Averil

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Geoffrey Bles: 1955

Seller ID: 5702

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


xiv, 338pp, frontis, 8 plates, family tree. ex library, rebound, front free endpaper removed. View more info

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New Vocal Repertory 2

By: Manning, Jane

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1998

Seller ID: 8487

ISBN: 0198790198

Condition: 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 compo... View more info

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Bravo: Today's Great Tenors, Baritones and Basses Discuss Their Roles

By: Matheopoulos, Helena

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicholson: 1986

Seller ID: 8433

ISBN: 0297784773

Condition: 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. View more info

Image for Melodies and Memories. The Autobiography of Nellie Melba

Melodies and Memories. The Autobiography of Nellie Melba

By: Melba, Nellie

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton: 1980

Seller ID: 8585

ISBN: 0241104106

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


253pp, 16 plates. Introduced and annotated by John Cargher. Dust jacket price clipped. View more info

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On the Art of Singing

By: Miller, Richard

Price: £38.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1996

Seller ID: 9790

ISBN: 0195098250

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


318pp, text figures. Very slight bump to bottom of front board. View more info

Image for Singer and Accompanist: The Performance of Fifty Songs

Singer and Accompanist: The Performance of Fifty Songs

By: Moore, Gerald

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Methuen: 1954

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 10458

Condition: 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. View more info

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Stand Up Straight and Sing - A Memoir

By: Norman, Jessye

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Robson Press: 2014

Seller ID: 12736

ISBN: 1849546851

Condition: New in Fine dust jacket


xx, 316pp, plates. View more info

Image for Byrd to Britten. A Survey of English Song

Byrd to Britten. A Survey of English Song

By: Northcote, Sydney

Price: £10.00

Publisher: John Baker: 1966

Seller ID: 8643

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


152pp, frontis, 6 plates, music examples. Previous owners name written neatly on endpaper. View more info

Image for Debussy's Mélisande. The Lives of Georgette Leblanc, Mary Garden and Maggie Teyte

Debussy's Mélisande. The Lives of Georgette Leblanc, Mary Garden and Maggie Teyte

By: Opstad, Gillian

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Boydell Press: 2009

Seller ID: 11740

ISBN: 1843834596

Condition: 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 or... View more info

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Great Singers: from the Seventeenth Century to the Present Day

By: Pahlen, Kurt

Price: £5.00

Publisher: W. H. Allen: 1973

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 4851

ISBN: 0491013612

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


266pp, 16 plates. View more info

Image for Pavarotti. My World

Pavarotti. My World

By: Pavarotti, Luciano & William Wright

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 1995

Seller ID: 6206

ISBN: 0701163232

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


345pp, 24 plates, colour & b/w. View more info

Image for The King's Singers - a Self-Portrait

The King's Singers - a Self-Portrait

By: Perin, Nigel et al

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Robson Books: 1980

Seller ID: 6824

ISBN: 086051109X

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


160pp, many illustrations, discography. Foreword by Steve Race. View more info

Image for Maria Callas. A Record Obsession

Maria Callas. A Record Obsession

By: Pettitt, John

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Ilkley, Yorkshire, Odda Press: 2001

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 10624

ISBN: 0953900606

Condition: Near Fine


214pp, illustrations. Signed To Jean with love from John. Viva Maria. ; Signed by Author View more info

Image for Montserrat Caballe Casta Diva

Montserrat Caballe Casta Diva

By: Pullen, Robert & Taylor, Stephen

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Victor Gollancz: 1994

Seller ID: 12838

ISBN: 0575052392

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


464pp, 16 plates, critical discography. A biography of one of the few truly great operatic sopranos to have appeared since the war. View more info

Image for Elisabeth Schumann: A Biography

Elisabeth Schumann: A Biography

By: Puritz, Gerd

Price: £13.00

Publisher: Andre Deutsch: 1993

Seller ID: 10523

ISBN: 0233987940

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


375pp, 16 plates, list of recordings, illustrated endpapers. Dustjacket price clipped. View more info

Image for The Supernatural Voice. A History of High Male Singing

The Supernatural Voice. A History of High Male Singing

By: Ravens, Simon

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk, Boydell Press: 2014

Seller ID: 12864

ISBN: 1843839628

Condition: New


254pp, 3 black/white and 14 line illustrations. This history embraces not just singers of counter-tenor and alto parts up to and including presennt time but the castrati of the Ancient world, the male sopranists of late Medieval and Renaissance Europe, and the dual-register tenors of the Baroque and Classical periods. View more info

Image for The Travel Diaries of Peter Pears: 1936-1978

The Travel Diaries of Peter Pears: 1936-1978

By: Reed, Philip

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Woodbridge, Boydell & Brewer: 1999

Seller ID: 11779

ISBN: 0851157416

Condition: New


xiv, 242pp, frontis, 12 plates. ; Aldeburgh Studies in Music Vol 2 View more info