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A Knight At The Opera -by- Sir Rudolf Bing. Introduction -by- Garson Kanin. Sir Rudolf writes about the difficulties in dealing with prima donnas and many other witty anecdotes A sequel to his memoir "5,000 Nights at The Opera". (G P Putnam's Sons. New York. First Edition. 1981) ISBN 0399126538. Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 287 pages. Dust jacket is worn, torn and chipped on edges and corners and sunned on spine. Foxing on edges of pages. Else book is very good.
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As Thousands Cheer: The Life of Irving Berlin -by- Laurence Bergreen. Music Biography. Biography of famous American songwriter Irving Berlin; includes a chronology of all of his 1500 songs and his scores for Broadway and Hollywood. The result of more than 200 interviews and years of research in archives. (Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1990) ISBN 0340534869. Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 658 pages. Dust jacket is creased and worn on edges. Foxing on edges. Hinge has cracked at half title page but binding is still firm. Else good. Weighs 1.2 kilograms.
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Australia's Contemporary Composers, James Murdoch, music biography, Australian music composers,  
isbn 0333139135, used books for sale Australia's Contemporary Composers -by- James Murdoch. Biographies of 33 Australian composers. Macmillan. Melbourne. 1972) ISBN 0333139135. Used book. Hardcover book in dust jacket. 223 pages. Dust jacket is grubby, marked, worn on edges with small tears and bumped in corners. Foxing on edges of pages. Else book is good.
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Autobiography -by- Neville Cardus. (William Collins Ltd. Sydney, 1947) Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 288 pages. Dust jacket is fairly tattered. Foxing. Some pages stained in upper corner. Text is good.
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Backbeat: The Real Story Behind Stuart Sutcliffe: The Lost Beatle -by- Alan Clayson & Pauline Sutcliffe. Music Biography. Co-written by Stuart Sutcliffe's sister. Bass guitarist Sutcliffe remains a doomed pop hero to generations of Beatles fans; he bequeathed the group its name, its look, and its notion that pop music could be Art; renowned internationally as an artist, he died at the age of 21 from a brain haemorrhage; illustrated with colour 7 b/w photographs. (Pan Books in association with Sidgwick & Jackson, London, 1994) ISBN 0330335804. Used small softcover book, 197 pages. Page edges tanned, else very good. (2)
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Backstreet Boys: Confidential: The Unofficial Book -by- Angie Nichols. Music Biography of The Backstreet Boys. Illustrated in colour. Includes UK and US discography. (Virgin Books. London. 1998) ISBN 1852277785. Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 96 pages. Dust jacket is scruffed, stretched along upper edge and creased on lower edge of rear cover. Book itself is very good.
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Baker's Biographical Dictionary Of Popular Musicians Since 1990, ISBN 
0028657993 Baker's Biographical Dictionary Of Popular Musicians Since 1990: A Who's Who in Rock, Pop, Hip-Hop, Blues, Electronica, Musical Theater, Soundtrack, Classical, Country, R & B, Jazz, Folk, Latin, World (2 volume set). ISBN 0028657993. Used hardcover books without dust jackets. Ex-library. (Schirmer Reference. New York. 2004) Bears the usual library marks, stamps and stickers. Library stamps on edges of pages. Else in very good condition. Combined weight of both volumes is 3.1 kilograms.
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Bee Gees: The Legend of Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb -written by- David English. Illustrated by- Alex Brychta. The rise to fame of the Bees Gees told in a delightful, colourful cartoon format. (Quartet Books, London, 1983) ISBN 0704323931. Used softcover book, 160 pages, covers lightly coiled, corners bumped and curled, else good.
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Beethoven (The Master Musicians) -by- Marion M Scott -series editor- Sir Jack Westrup. Music Biography. Biography of composer Ludwig van Beethoven (J M Dent & Sons Ltd, London, reprint, 1960) Used hardcover book in price-clipped dust jacket, 341 pages. Dust jacket worn and chipped on edges and corners, name written on fep, bookshop bookplate inside front cover, foxing on edges of pages, else book is very good.
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Beethoven (The Mayfair Biographies) -by- Frederick Corder F.R.A.M. Music Biography of Ludwig Van Beethoven. (Chappell & Co. London. Circa 1950) Used softcover book. 28 pages. Name written on front cover. Scribble on rear cover. Covers worn on edges. Foxing. Pages are good.
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Béla Bartók: A Memorial Review Of His Life And Works: Including Articles on his Life and Works. (Bela Bartok). Reprinted from TEMPO, the quarterly review of contemporary music. Includes a chronological listing of works by Bela Bartok and Bartok on records. (Boosey & Hawkes, 1950) Used softcover book. 95 pages. Name written on cover. Covers worn on edges. Rear cover has foxing. Foxing on spine. Lower corner creased. Last page has insect damage at on lower edge. Pencil underlining on some pages. Else good.
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Benjamin Britten: His Life And Operas -by- Eric Walter White. New edition of White's comprehensive introduction to the life and works of Benjamin Britten, revised and substantially expanded; illustrated with b/w plates (Faber & Faber in association with Boosey & Hawkes, London, 1970) ISBN 0571091512. Used hardcover book in price-clipped dust jacket, 256 pages, covered in clear plastic sleeve, piece torn from half title page in upper corner, else very good.
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Blowing My Own Trumpet: The Adventures and Misadventures of a Virtuoso Musician and Storyteller -by- James Morrison. Autobiography of Australian jazz virtuoso James Morrison. (Pier 9/Murdoch Books. Sydney. 2006) ISBN 1740458788. Used book. Softcover book. 272 pages. Written gift inscription on first page. Else in excellent condition.
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Brief Biographies -by- William Lovelock. (Allans Edition No. 1083, Allans Educational Library, Allans Music, Melbourne, 1970) Used softcover booklet. 44 pages. Name and date written on first page. Covers are worn with some marks. Pages are very good. (2)
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Cajun And Creole Music Makers (Musiciens Cadiens et Creoles) -text by- Barry Jean Ancelet -photography by- Elemore Morgan, Jr., -foreword by- Ralph Rinzler. An updated edition of "The Makers of Cajun Music" first published in 1984 by the University of Texas Press. Text in English and French. Legendary performers of yesteryear are featured in this book - Dewey Balfa, Clifton Chenier, Nathan Abshire, Dennis McGee, Canray Fontenot, Varise Connor, Octa Clark, Lula Landry and Inez Catalon - and along with these are music makers from early days who continue to perform - Alphonse "Bois-sec" Ardoin, Michael Doucet, D L Menard, and Zachary Richard; also contemporary musicians - Geno Delafose, the French Rockin' Boogie and Steve Riley and the Manou Playboys; a showcase of celebrated Cajun and Creole musicians; over 100 full colour photographs. (University Press of Mississippi, Jackson, 1999) ISBN 1578061709. Used softcover book, 176 pages. Remainder mark at bottom, else in fine condition.
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Claudio Arrau (Great Concert Artists) -text by- Bernard Gavoty -translated by- S Benoit. Biography of Claudio Arrau. (Rene Kister, Geneva, 1962) Used softcover book in dust jacket, 33 pages, dust jacket is soiled and heavily worn on edges, front cover is loose from binding, else pages are good.
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Colour Library Book of Great Composers: An Illustrated Companion to The Lives and Works of the Most Celebrated Composers. Introduction by Antony Hopkins. Text and many photographs and illustrations in colour and black and white. (Colour Library books Ltd. Godalming, Surrey, UK. 1993) ISBN 1858330726. Used book. Hardcover book. No dust jacket as issued. Pictorial boards sunned on edges. 464 pages. Foxing on edges of pages. Small chip in spine. Else very good. Weighs 2.1 kilograms.
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Colours of My Life The Judith Durham Story, Graham Simpson, ISBN 009183684, 
biography of Judith Durham, Judith Durham biography, The Seekers books, used books for sale Colours of My Life The Judith Durham Story -by- Graham Simpson. Biography of Judith Durham of The Seekers fame. ISBN 0091836840. Used softcover book. 378 pages. (Random House Australia. Sydney, 1994) Corners are bumped. Foxing on edges of pages. Else very good.
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Colours of My Life The Judith Durham Story, Graham Simpson, ISBN 009183684, 
biography of Judith Durham, Judith Durham biography, The Seekers books, used books for sale Colours of My Life The Judith Durham Story -by- Graham Simpson. Biography of Judith Durham of The Seekers fame. ISBN 0091836840. Used softcover book. 378 pages. (Random House Australia. Sydney, 1994) Name of previous owner whited out at top of first page. Covers are creased. Remainder mark at lower edge of pages and foxing on edges of pages. Else good.
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Conversations With Conductors, Robert Chesterman, Bruno Walter, Sir 
Adrian Boult, Leonard Bernstein, Ernest Ansermet, Otto Klemperer, Leopold 
Stokowski, ISBN 0903895447, for sale, used music biographies for sale, used books for sale Conversations With Conductors -edited by- Robert Chesterman. Bruno Walter, Sir Adrian Boult, Leonard Bernstein, Ernest Ansermet, Otto Klemperer and Leopold Stokowski talk about their lives and work in this book, which grew out of a series of radio recordings; illustrated with b/w photographs. ISBN 0903895447. (Robson Books, London, First Edition, 1976) Ex-Library book. Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 128 pages. Ex-library with the usual marks and stamps. Pocket on front free endpaper. Covered in clear plastic. Dust jacket is creased and soiled in places under the plastic sleeve. Pages are good.
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Drummin' Men: The Heartbeat Of Jazz: The Swing Years -by- Burt Korall. Foreword -by- Mel Torme. Music jazz biography. In the 1930s drummers were central to the big bands of jazz. Covers Chick Webb; Gene Krupa; Ray McKinley; Jo Jones; Sid Catlett; Dave Tough; Buddy Rich; Sonny Greer; George Wettling; Cozy Cole; Jimmy Crawford; O'Neil Spencer; Cliff Leeman; Ray Baudoc (Schirmer Books/Macmillan Inc, New York, 2nd printing, 1990) ISBN 0028720008. Used hardcover book in dust jacket, 381 pages. covered in clear plastic sleeve. In fine condition.
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Echoes Of A Lifetime: Memories And Thoughts -by- Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. Translated from the German -by- Ruth Hein. Autobiography of Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, the outstanding baritone of the post-war decades; his operatic achievement is second only to his comparable interpretation of the sublime riches of lieder. (Macmillan, London, 1989) ISBN 0333498119. Used hardcover book in dust jacket, 376 pages. Dust jacket has small section of surface lifted on front cover and is now protected with clear plastic sleeve. Foxing on first and last few pages and on edges of pages, else good.
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Fine Song For Singing: A Celtic Odyssey -by- Clement Hosking -illustrated by- Edith Lanser. The author's story of his travel to the Outer Hebrides in Scotland to study Celtic songs; map on eps; inscription (George M Dash, Chartres House, 309 George Street, Sydney, NSW, 1950) Used small hardcover book in dust jacket, 230 pages. Dust jacket is soiled, worn on edges with small tears and is now protected with a clear plastic sleeve. Foxing on eps and edges of pages, else good.
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Furtwangler Recalled -edited with an introduction by- Daniel Gillis. Memories of composer Wilhelm Furtwängler written by conductors, opera singers, composers, pianists, concertmasters, cellists, violinists, correspondents, critics who knew Furtwangler only on the podium, and orchestral musicians who played under him for decades (John de Graff Inc, Tuckahoe, NY, 1965) Used hardcover book in price-clipped dust jacket. 224 pages. Dust jacket is poor: soiled, worn, creased and torn on edges and corners. Boards are worn on lower edges. Stamps and marks on front endpaper. Heavy foxing on edges of pages. Else pages are good.
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Great Masters Of The Violin: From Corelli and Vivaldi to Stern, Zukerman and Perlman -by- Boris Schwarz. Foreword -by- Yehudi Menuhin (Simon & Schuster Inc, New York, 1983) ISBN 0671604619. Used softcover book, 671 pages. Covers are worn on edges. Name sticker of previous owner on first page. Edges of pages have tanned and have some marks and bumps. Else good. Weighs 1.1 kilograms.
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Gustav Mahler Memories and Letters -by- Alma Mahler -edited by- Donald Mitchell -translated by- Basil Creighton (John Murray, 3rd edition, 1973) ISBN 0719529441. Used hardcover book in price-clipped dust jacket, 393 pages, dust jacket has wear along upper edge, foxing, marks and a dollop of white-out on fep, else very good.
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Hector Berlioz -by- Tom S Wotton. Biography. (OUP, London, First edition, 1935) Used hardcover book, no dust jacket, 224 pages, brown boards have small section of surface lifted from removal of a label, brown cloth spine, good gilt lettering on cover, more faded on spine, corners bumped, foxing on eps, on first and last few pages and on edges of pages, else good.
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Herbert von Karajan -text by- Bernard Gavoty -photographic portraits by- Roger Hauert. Biography of conductor Herbert von Karajan. (Great Concert Artists, Rene Kister, Geneva, 1956) Used softcover book in dust jacket, 32 pages, stiff card covers, dust jacket id poor and worn and torn completely on fold, book itself is very good, with just some foxing on eps.
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Herbert von Karajan: My Autobiography -as told to- Franz Endler. Translated -by- Stewart Spencer. Autobiography of conductor Herbert von Karajan. (Sidgwick & Jackson. London. 1989) ISBN 0283997230. Used hardcover book. No dust jacket. Very good black cloth covers with silver lettering. 150 pages. Foxing on reverse of covers, endpapers and edges of pages. Else very good.
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International Gallery Of Conductors -by- Donald Brook. Covers Arturo Toscanini, Ernest Ansermet; Richard Austin, Sir John Barbirolli, Sir Thomas Beecham, Eduard van Beinum, Sir Adrian Boult, Basil Cameron, Norman Del Mar, Wilhelm Furtwangler; Eugene Goossens, John Hollingsworth, Herbert von Karajan, Otto Klemperer, Richard Korn, Serge Koussevitzky, Nicolai Malko, Herbert Menges, Maurice Miles, Dimitri Mitropoulos, Boyd Neel, Eugene Ormandy, Paul Paray, Karl Rankl, Clarence Raybould, Hugo Rignold, Stanford Robinson, Artur Rodzinski, Victor de Sabata, Sir Malcolm Sargent, Rudolf Schwarz, Leopold Stokowski, Walter Susskind, Bruno Walter, George Weldon; with 36 b/w photographs. (Rockliff Publishing Corporation, London, First edition, 1951) Used hardcover book, no dust jacket, 233 pages. Marked black cloth covers with faded gilt lettering on spine. Bookshop bookplate inside cover. Corners bumped. Small section of fep has been cut away. Foxing on eps, first and last few pages and edges of pages. All else is good.
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Interrupted Melody, An Autobiography -by- Marjorie Lawrence. This book contains unique memorabilia of Australian opera star Marjorie Lawrence; her signature is on the front free endpaper, with the date June 2nd 1949 written in another hand; glued to the inside of the front cover is an original telegram from Marjorie Lawrence dated 25.10.50 to M. Watson of Mordialloc, Victoria, asking for "Florence" to be brought to her dressing room after the concert that night so that Marjorie could give her "personal birthday greetings"; glued to the inside of the rear cover is a printed 'thank you note' which has had the words "and flowers" added by a typewriter and which is signed by Marjorie Lawrence; there is an inscription "1949 With fond love from Mother X X" in a different hand on the half title page; scanned images by email are available on request. (Invincible Press, Sydney, First Australian Edition, 1949) Used hardcover book, no dust jacket, 261 pages, faded and marked blue cloth with gilt emblem and lettering, spine sunned although lettering is good, corners bumped, soiling on lower edges of pages.
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John Lennon Unseen Archives -by- Marie Clayton & Gareth Thomas. Photographs from the "Daily Mail" newspaper cover the life of John Lennon from the early days (Parragon Publishing, Bath, 2005) ISBN 075285142. Used hardcover book. No dust jacket. 384 pages. Spine cocked. Corners bumped. Else very good. Weighs 1.5 kilograms.
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Joan Sutherland: A Tribute -by- Moffatt Oxenbould. Joan Sutherland Memorabilia. A wealth of fascinating memorabilia, spectacular photographs and costume sketches; also an authoritative summary of Sutherland's repertoire and a comprehensive list of her operatic and other major stage performances, much of which has never been published before. (Art Gallery of New South Wales & Honeysett Publ, Sydney, 1989) ISBN 0959222960. Softcover book with dust jacket, 128pp, in excellent condition.
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Joan Sutherland & Richard Bonynge With The Australian Opera -by- Richard Bonynge. From the Sutherland-Williamson Season  through to 1990;  wonderful colour and b/w photographs. (Craftsman House, First ed, 1990) ISBN 094713137X. Oversize softcover, 173pp. Very good.
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John Barbirolli: A Biographical Sketch Of The Famous Conductor Of The Hallé Orchestra (Halle Orchestra) -by- Charles Rigby. (John Sherratt and Son, Altrincham, First edition, 1948) Used hardcover book in dust jacket, 191 pages. Dust jacket is poor: soiled, creased and chipped on edges and corners, with small pieces missing from top of spine and upper rear corner. Book now covered with a clear plastic sleeve. Foxing on eps and edges of pages, else good.
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Liszt (The Mayfair Biographies) -by- Sir Alexander C Mackenzie. Music Biography of Franz Liszt. (Chappell & Co. London. Circa 1950) Used softcover book. Unpaginated. Name and date written on title page. Foxing on covers. Pages are very good.
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Liszt (The Mayfair Biographies) -by- Sir Alexander C Mackenzie. Music Biography of Franz Liszt. (Chappell & Co. London. Circa 1950) Used softcover book. Unpaginated. Some foxing on covers. Tape shadows on first and last page. Else pages are very good.
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Long Way To The Top: Stories Of Australian Rock And Roll -by- James Cockington. Australian rock and roll music history. Here, accompanied by graphic pictorial evidence, are tabloid tales of bodgie sex parties, beach battles waged between surfies and rockers, the Vietnam RSL circuit, the Sunbury near-death experience, Australia's very own cardigan cult, pub rock, Brisbane punk, the St. Kilda sound and the suburban soap that spawned our very own global superstar; here also are the stars that urn but briefly, from Supernaut to Sister Janet Mead to Collette; these are not pretty stories, but they need to be told. (ABC Books for the Australia Broadcasting Corporation, Sydney, 2001) ISBN 0733307507. Used softcover book, 259 pages, pages tanned on edges, a marks across the front cover, else very good.
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King of The Dance Hall: The Story of Fifty Years of Ballroom Music With Frank Bourke and The White Rose Orchestra -by- John Meredith. (Kangaroo Press Pty Ltd. Sydney. 1986) ISBN 0864170734. Used softcover book covered in clear contact. 96 pages. Name blacked out on reverse of front free endpaper. Hand-written note of birth and death dates of Frank Bourke on half title page. Light foxing on edges of pages. Else good.
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Masters of The Keyboard -by- Donald Brook. Biographies of 22 pianists: Dr John Bull, J S Bach, Domenico Scarlatti, Mozart, Moscheles, Chopin, Liszt, Clara Schumann; Anton Rubinstein, Leschetizky, Busoni, Paderewski, Rachmaninoff, Harriet Cohen, Clifford Curzon, Mark Hambourg, Dame Myra Hess, Eileen Joyce, Louis Kentner, Moiseiwitsch, Pouishnoff, Solomon; illustrated with b/w plates. (Rockliffe, London, 6th imp, 1955) Used hardcover book in price-clipped dust jacket, 184 pages. Dust jacket is fairly tattered and worn, name and date written on fep, light foxing on eps, first and last few pages, and edges of pages, else good.
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Mikis Theodorakis: Music and Social Change -by- George Giannaris. Biography of Mikis Theodorakis, Greek composer, revolutionary theorist, and political activist, who is best known for his scores for "Zorba The Greek" and "Z". His "Manifesto of Music" in English is included in this book in its entirety. Forward -by- Mikis Theodorakis (George Allen & Unwin Ltd. London. First Edition. 1973) ISBN 0049200380. Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 322 pages. Foxing on flaps of dust jacket, endpapers and edges of pages. Some pages have upper corners bumped or folded. Else very good.
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Most People I Know (Think That I'm Crazy) -by- Billy Thorpe. The story of Billy Thorpe's wild and hilarious journey through the pop world of the late 1960s and early 1970s (Macmillan, Sydney, 1998) ISBN 0732909678. Used softcover book, 426 pages, corners knocked, light soiling on edges of pages, else very good.
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My Own Trumpet -by- Sir Adrian Cedric Boult, C.H. Biography of Britain's most distinguished and gifted conductor; his memoirs span over 80 years; before he was 2 years old he was already picking out tunes on the piano with one finger; at 4 he was reading music and playing seriously; his work in England included conductor of the Birmingham City Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the London Philharmonic, Covent Garden, The Bach Choir and he also conducted on the Continent, in the USSR and the USA. (Hamish Hamilton, London, first edition, 1973) SBN 241024455. Used hardcover book in dust jacket, 213 pages, now protected in clear plastic sleeve, light foxing on eps and edges of pages, else in fine condition.
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My Young Years -by- Arthur Rubinstein. Autobiography of Arthur Rubinstein. (Alfred A Knopf Inc. New York. 1973) ISBN 0394468902. Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 479 pages + index. Dust jacket is creased, torn and chipped on edges and is now protected with a clear plastic sleeve. Page edges are untrimmed and have some light foxing. Else very good.
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No Direction Home: The Life and Music of Bob Dylan -by- Robert Shelton. (Beech Tree Books. William Morrow & Co. New York. First Edition, first printing. 1986) ISBN 068805045X. Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 573 pages. Dust jacket is a little scuffed. Else in fine condition.
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No Minor Chords: My Days In Hollywood -by- André Previn. (Andre Previn). (1992 Doubleday, London) ISBN 0385269595. Used hardcover book in dust jacket, 148pp, b/w photos, in excellent condition.
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Peter Dawson: The World's Most Popular Baritone: With Complete Song Title Discography -by- Russell Smith & Peter Burgis. Biography of Peter Dawson. (Currency Press, Sydney, 2001) ISBN 0868196037. Used softcover book. 334 pages. Light wear to covers. Else very good.
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Peter Sculthorpe His Music And Ideas 1929-1979, Michael Hannan, ISBN 0702215899, used books 
about Australian composers for sale Peter Sculthorpe His Music And Ideas 1929-1979 -by- Michael Hannan. Biography of Australian composer Peter Sculthorpe. ISBN 0702215899. Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 235 pages. Written inscription to previous owner signed by the author Michael Hannon and dated Sept 98 on the half title page. (University of Queensland Press. St Lucia. 1982) Front flap of dust jacket is creased. Foxing on edges of pages. Light foxing on endpapers. Else in very good condition.
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Pierre Fournier -text by- Bernard Gavoty -photographic portraits by- Roger Hauert. (Great Concert Artists, Rene Kister, Geneva, 1956) Used softcover book in dust jacket, 32 pages, stiff card covers, dust jacket is fair: soiled and very worn on edges with creases and small chips. Foxing inside covers and on eps, else pages are very good.
Product Id: MB11198
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Puccini: The Man And His Music -by- William Weaver. Biography of composer Giacomo Puccini. (Hutchinson & Co. London. First Edition. 1978) ISBN 0091323800. Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 150 pages. Now protected with a clear plastic sleeve. Written gift inscription on front free endpaper. Foxing on first and last few pages and on edges of pages. Else very good.
Product Id: MB16362
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Queens Of Song -by- Charles Neilson Gattey. Opera. Biographies. The opening chapter gives delightful accounts of the personalities and vocal techniques of, among others, Catherine Tofts, who played queens so often in opera that she became mentally deranged and spent the rest of her days behaving like one; of Faustina and Cuzzoni, involved in one of the fiercest of operatic feuds; of Gabrielli, called by a contemporary 'the most dangerous siren of the 18th Century'; of Josephona Grassini, Napoleon's mistress; of Mrs Billington; the Prince Regent's mistress; and of Catalani who, in one year, earned the equivalent of half a million dollars in today's values; the following sections describe the spectacular careers and accomplished art of Malibran, Jenny Lind, Patti, Melba and Tetrazzini; eloquently illustrated with period prints and photographs. (First Edition 1979 Barrie & Jenkins, London) ISBN 0214205703. Used hardcover book in poor dust jacket, 248pp, book is good with light foxing and marks on edges of pages.
Product Id: MB85
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Red Plush And Black Velvet: The Story Of Dame Nellie Melba And Her Times -by- Joseph Wechsberg. Music biography. During the last part of the 19th Century and the beginning of the 20th, Nellie Melba ruled the opera houses of Europe and America as the greatest coloratura soprano of her time; this book is a unique combination of biography, social commentary and musical history; 12 b/w illustrations (Weidenfeld and Nicholson, London, 1962) No ISBN. Used hardcover book in price-clipped dust jacket, 376 pages, foxing on eps, dust jacket worn on edges and taped across top of spine, book is very good.
Product Id: MB7226
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Remembering Bix: A Memoir Of The Jazz Age -by- Ralph Berton. Biography of jazz cornetist Bix Beiderbecke, the first "cool" jazzman years before the word existed (Harper & Row Publishers, New York, First Edition, 1974) ISBN 0060103043 /0-06-010304-3. Used hardcover book in dust jacket, 428 pages. Dust jacket is worn and stretched along upper edge with a new small tears and is bumped in corners. Pages are uncut, with light foxing and soiling on edges. All else is very good.
Product Id: MB12908
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Rhinestone Cowboy: An Autobiography -by- Glenn Campbell with Tom Carter. Autobiography of Glen Campbell. (Villard Books, New York. 1994) ISBN 0679419993. Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 253 pages. Very good.
Product Id: MB15725
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Still Dancing: My Story -by- Lew Grade. Biography. Stage shows, show business. (1987, Collins, London) ISBN 0002177803. Used hardcover book in dust jacket, 314 pages. Dust jacket now covered in clear plastic sleeve. Some spots of foxing on eps and on edges of pages, else very good.
Product Id: MB10998
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Symphonia Books: A Series of Contributions to The History of Music: Claude-Achille Debussy -by- Piet Ketting. Translated from the Dutch -by- W A G Doyle-Davidson. Music Biography. A short study of Claude Debussy, with lovely old b/w photographs. (undated, The Continental Book Co, Stockholm) Used hardcover book. No dust jacket. Bookshop bookplate inside front cover. Covers are grubby and worn on edges and corners. Spine torn at bottom. Foxing on endpapers and edges of pages. Else very good.
Product Id: MB16397
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That Was Yvette: The Biography of a Great Diseuse -by- Bettina Knapp & Myra Chipman. Music Biography. Popular Parisian music hall singer Yvette was the most acclaimed singer in Europe and America; Toulouse-Lautrec painted her; this book follows her career as a concert singer and scholarly authority on the history of French song. (Frederick Muller Ltd. London. 1966) Used hardcover book in price-clipped dust jacket. 319 pages. Dust jacket is worn on edges with some small tears and is now protected with a clear plastic sleeve. Foxing on edges of pages. Else very good.
Product Id: MB16385
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The Beatles -by- John Alvarez Taylor. Photography. John Lennon. Paul McCartney. George Harrison. Ringo Starr. (J G Press Inc, North Dighton MA, 1994) ISBN 1572150300. Used hardcover book. No dust jacket. 64 pages. Corners are bumped. Else very good.
Product Id: MB14322
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The Beatles: The Fab Four Who Dominated Pop Music For A Decade. Pop Biography. The story of the Beatles told in words and pictures (Treasure Press/Octopus Books, London, 1983) ISBN 0907812279. Used hardcover book in dust jacket, 92 pages. Covered in clear plastic sleeve. Very good.
Product Id: MB15160
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The Cambridge Companion To Rossini -edited by- Emanuele Senici. A collection of specially commissioned essays on Rossini; divided into four parts covering Rossini's world and his works: biography and reception, words and music, representative operas, and performance; chapters also centre on individual works: 'Tancredi', 'Il barbiere di Siviglia', 'Semiramide', and 'Guillaume Tell'. (Cambridge University Press, 2004) ISBN 0521001951. NEW Softcover book, 264 pages, NEW.
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The King's Singers: A Self-Portrait -by- Nigel Perrin, Alastair Hume, Bill Ives, Anthony Holt, Simon Carrington & Brian Kay -foreword by- Steve Race. Traces the rise of this brilliant choral group from their early days as choral scholars; they discuss their music, technique and the way they work together (Robson Books, London, 1980) ISBN 086051109X. Used hardcover book in dust jacket, 160 pages, covered in clear contact, a few marks on covers, else in very good condition.
Product Id: MB10509
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The Life of Kathleen Ferrier -by- her sister Winifred Ferrier. (Hamish Hamilton, London, 5th imp, 1959) good hardcover book in fair price-clipped dust jacket, bookshop stamp on eps, foxing on eps and page edges.
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The Man Who Gave The Beatles Away: The Amazing True Story Of The Beatles' Early Years -by- Allan Williams & William Marshall. Allan Williams managed the Beatles when you could have hired them for Ł10 a night; he dropped them when they were on the brink of becoming the biggest thing show business had ever seen; this is the unabridged story of those amazing early years in Liverpool, Hamburg and London; with 8 pages of b/w photographs. (Coronet Books, 1976) ISBN 0340210166. Used mass market softcover book, 237 pages, covered in clear contact, page edges have tanned, else very good.
Product Id: MB10988
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The Music Of Silence -by- Andrea Bocelli. Biography of the world's most successful male solo recording artist and the popular face of classical music; yet Andrea's personal triumph is more dramatic than any opera, as he lost his sight at the age of twelve, and undeterred, he continued to pursue his childhood dream of becoming a famous tenor, using Braille musical scores and lyric sheets. (Virgin Books, London, 2000) ISBN 0753506408. Used softcover book, 271 pages, in very good condition.
Product Id: MB10512
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The Songwriters -by- Tony Staveacre. Based on the BBC1 television series of the same title; looks at the careers of eight songwriters or songwriting partnerships which dominated the British  popular musical scene of their day; covers Leslie Stuart, Lionel Monckton, Noel Coward, Ray Noble, Ivor Novello, Lionel Bart, John Lennon and Paul McCartney, Time Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber; illustrated with line drawings and b/w photographs. (British Broadcasting Corporation, London, 1980) ISBN 0563176385. Used hardcover book in dust jacket, 191 pages, in clear plastic sleeve, in excellent condition.
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Underneath A Harlem Moon: The Harlem to Paris Years Of Adelaide Hall -by- Iain Cameron Williams. Harlem Resistance. Biography of American black culture's most important and influential star; Adelaide starred for 2 years in Lew Leslie's Broadway revue "Blackbirds of 1928" making her the first international black female superstar. (Continuum Books, London, 2002) ISBN 0826458939. Used hardcover book in dust jacket, 428 pages. In fine condition.
Product Id: MB15136
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