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[Beatles], Mark Lewisohn: The Complete Beatles Chronicle. Harmony Books. New York: 1992. First U.S. edition. 4to. Boards. Pp. 368. Illustrated. Discography. Index. Some water damage affecting back cover and a few of the adjoining leaves; dj a bit torn and slightly rubbed. $25.00

Bikel, Theodore: Theo, The Autobiography. Harper Collins Publishers. New York: 1994. First edition. 8vo. Cloth-backed boards. Pp. viii, 440. Illustrated: (16) pp. of plates. Index. Remainder mark on bottom edge, else fine copy in dj. $4.00

[Britten, Benjamin], David Matthews: Britten. Haus Publishing. London: 2003. First published. 8vo. Boards. Pp. x, 182. Illustrated. Notes. Chronology. Works. Index. Fine copy in dj. $15.00

Darcey Bussell: The Young DancerBussell, Darcey: The Young Dancer. DK Publishing, Inc. New York: 1994. Reprinted. Large 8vo. Pictorial boards. Pp. 65 [sic]. Illustrated. Glossary. Index. Fine copy in dust-jacket. Hardcover. $4.00

Domingo, Plácido: My First Forty Years. Alfred A. Knopf. New York: 1983. First American Edition. 8vo. Cloth-backed boards. Illustrated: (24) pp. of plates. Performance List. Discography. Index. Fine copy in dj. $16.00

Duncan, Ronald: The Rape of Lucretia. Libretto for an opera composed by Benjamin Britten. Introduction by The Earl of Harewood. Faber & Faber. London: 1953. Slim 8vo. Cloth. Pp. 64. End-papers foxed, very good in soiled dj. $20.00

[Fiedler, Arthur], Harry Ellis Dickson: Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops, An Irreverent Memoir. Prologue by Ellen Bottomley Fiedler. Epilogue by John Williams. Houghton Mifflin. Boston: 1981. First edition. 8vo. Cloth. Pp. xviii, 174. Near fine copy in a dj with one small one-inch tear. $10.00

Gmoser, Lulu Britz: Great Composers. Smithmark Publishers. New York: 1997. First edition. 4to. Boards. Pp. 176. Illustrated. checklist. Index. Fine copy in slightly worn dj. $10.00

Kracauer, Siegfried: Jacques Offenbach and the Paris of His Time. Translated by Gwenda David and Eric Mosbacher. Foreword by Gertrud Koch. Zone Books. New York: 2002. First American Edition. 8vo. Cloth. Op. 420, (iv). Illustrated. Selected Bibliography. Index. Originally published as Jacques Offenbach und das Paris seiner Zeit (Verlag Allert de Lange; Amsterdam: 1937). Mark on bottom edge, else fine copy in dj. $20.00

Levine, James: James Levine, 40 Years at The Metropolitan Opera. Amadeus Press/Hal Leonard Corporation. New York: 2011. First edition. 4to. Paper-bound. Pp. 229 [sic]. Illustrated. Fine copy. $18.00

Menuhin, Yehudi: Unfinished Journey. MacDonald & Jane's. London: 1977. First edition. 8vo. Boards. Fine copy in dj. Price- clipped dj. $18.00

Richard Buckle: Nijinsky[Nijinsky, Vaslav], Richard Buckle: Nijinsky. Foreword by Clement Crisp. Pegaus Books. New York: 2012. First thus (actually the third edition, with a new Introduction). 8vo. Two-tone boards. Pp. xxxviii, 586. Illustrated: (32) pp. of plates. Bibliography. Source Notes. Index. Fine copy in dj. $18.00

[Nijinsky, Vaslav], Derek Parker: Nijinsky, God of the Dance. Equation. Wellingborough, 1988. First edition. 8vo. Boards. As new in dj. $18.00

[Nureyev, Rudolf], Julie Kavanagh: Nureyev, The Life. Pantheon. New York: 2007. First American Edition. 8vo. Boards. Pp. viii, 786, (iv). Illustrated: (48) pp. of plates. Source Notes. Checklist. Index. Small dot on bottom edge; else fine copy in dj. $15.00

Roger Parker: The Oxford History of OperaParker, Roger (edited by): The Oxford Illustrated History of Opera. Oxford University Press. Oxford: 1994. First edition. 4to. Cloth. Pp. xvi, 542 (ii). Illustrated. Further reading. Chronology. Index. Fine copy in dj. $20.00

Robbins Landon, H. C. and John Julius Norwich: Five Centuries of Music in Venice. Thames & Hudson. London: 1991. First edition. Small 4to. Boards. 200 pp. Illustrated. Fine copy in dj. $25.00

Romanelli, Giandomenico, Giuseppe Pugliese, José Sasportes, Patrizia Veroli: Gran Teatro La Fenice. Photographs by Graziano Arici. Evergreen (Benedikt Taschen Verlag). Köln: 1997. First edition. 4to. Fine copy in dj. $25.00

Lavishly illustrated tribute to this famous opera house, which was inaugurated in 1792 but burnt down disastrously in 1996.

Rorem, Ned: Critical Affairs, A Composer's Journal. George Braziller. New York: 1970. First printing. 8vo. Cloth. Pp. viii, 216. Inscribed by the author on first free end-paper. Near fine copy in dj. $85.00

Ned Rorem: Wings of FriendshipRorem, Ned: Wings of Friendship, Selected Letters, 1944-2003. Shoemaker Hoard. N.p.: 2005. First edition. 8vo. Two-tone boards, Pp. xii, 332. (vi). Index. Fine copy in dj. $14.00

Scholes, Percy A.: The Oxford Companion to Music. Oxford University Press. London: 1965. Ninth edition, revised. 8vo. Cloth. Pp. lx, 1196. Illustrated. Previous owner's inscription, else fine copy in dj. $20.00

Shearing, Colin R.: Gregorian Chants, An Illustrated History of Religious Chanting. Mercury Books. London: 2004. First edition. 4to. Boards. Pp. 144. Illustrated. Index. Music CD included. Fine copy in dj. $32.00

Stevenson, Ronald: Western Music, An Introduction. Kahn & Averill. London: 1971. First edition. 8vo. Boards. Pp. 216. Index. Presentation copy signed by the author. Laid in, a 12-pages stapled booklet, ‘A Catalogue of the music of Ronald Stevenson composed 1945-1965’. Fine copy in dj.$45.00

[Strayhorn, Billy], David Hajdu: Lush Life, A Biography of Billy Strayhorn. Farrar Straus Giroux. New York: 1996. Fifth printing. 8vo. Cloth-backed boards. Pp. xii, 306. Illustrated: (16) pp. of plates. Notes. Bibliography. Discography. Index. Very good copy in dj. Inscribed by the author on the first free end-paper. $18.00

[Wagner, Richard]. Barry Millington: The Sorcerer of Bayreuth, Richard Wagner, His Work and His World. Oxford University Press. New York: 2012. First edition. 8vo. Cloth. Pp. 320. Illustrated. Chronology. Notes. Select Bibliography. Select Discography. Picture Credits. Index. Fine copy in dj. $20.00

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Recordings and Films which may be of interest

Bach, Johann Sebastian: The Art of the Fugue (BWV 1080); Music Offering (BWV 1079). Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conducted by Sir Neville Marriner. Philips Classics #442 556-2. 1994. 2 discs. 38 tracks. Recorded in London in 1974 and 1978. Fine copy with original booklet and liner notes. $20.00

Bach, Johann Sebastian: Inspired Bach, Music to Enhance Your Spirit. Various performers including The Canadian Brass, Amsterdam Guitar Trio, The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge, Julian Bream and James Galway. BMG/RCA Red Seal # 09026-63830-2. 2001. Music CD. 16 tracks. Fine in jewel box with original liner notes. $5.00

Bach, Johann Sebastian: The Keyboard Works. Performed by Fernando Fermani, Gustav Leonhardt, Maria Tipo, Albert Schweitzer, Wanda Landowska. Includes five selections, including ‘Tocata and Fuge in D minor’ (BWV 565). EMI Classics, published by Black Dog Music Library. The music CD is in a bound book. Fine copy. $15.00

Bach, Johann Sebastian: Saint Matthew Passion (Highlights). Vanguard #VBD 377. 1978. Ernst Haefliger (tenor), Barry McDaniel (baritone), Elly Ameling (soprano), Birgit Finilae (alto), Benjamin Luxon (baritone). Ambrosian Singer, Desborough School Boys Choir, English Chamber Orchestra, cond. by Johannes Somary. Fine copy with original booklet and liner notes. $5.00

Bach, Johann Sebastian: The 6 Cello Suites (BWV1007-1012). Maurice Gendron (cello). Philips Classics #442 293-2. 1994. 2 discs. 36 tracks. Fine copy with original booklet and liner notes. $20.00

Samuel Barber: KnoxvilleBarber, Samuel: Knoxville: Summer of 1915. Gian Carlo Menotti: What a Curse for a Woman Is a Timid Man. John Harbison: Miradai Songs. Igor Stravinsky: No Word From Tom (From The Rake's Progress). Sung by Dawn Upshaw. Orchestra of St. Luke's, conducted by David Zinman. Elektra/Nonesuch 9 79187-2. Music CD. Fine copy with booklet and liner notes. $10.00

Beethoven, Ludwig van: Complete Works for Cello and Piano/Vol. 1. Steven Honigberg (cello) and Carol Honigberg (piano). Albany #Troy 116. 1994. Music CD. 76:48 minutes. Includes liner notes and booklet. Fine copy. Includes Sonata No. 2 in G minor, Opus 5, No. 2, and 12 Variations on a Theme from Handel's ‘Judus Maccabaeus.’ $6.50

Beethoven, Ludwig van: Piano Sonata No. 14 ‘Moonlight,’ Sonata No. 23 ‘Appassionata,’ Sonata No. 13. André Watts, piano. Seraphim Classics # 7243 73285 2 4. 1999. Music CD. 59:03 minutes. Recorded in 1987. Fine in jewel box with original liner notes. $5.00

Beethoven, Ludwig van: Symphonies 3 & 5, Leonore and Coriolan Overtures. Philharmonic Promenade Ochestra, conducted by Sir Adrian Boult. Vanguard Classics: # ATM-CD 1191. 2003. Music CD. Two discs. Fine copy in jewel box with original liner notes. $5.00

Alain Dualt: In the Footsteps of Berlioz[Berlioz, Hector]. Alain Duault and Philippe Allante: In the Footsteps of Berlioz. Kultur. 2009. DVD. Widescreen format. 52 minutes. In English. Fine copy with original liner notes. DVD Movie. $8.50

Capella Antiqua: Gregorian Chant: Hymns & Chants. Directed by Konrad Ruhland. Pro Arte. 1986. CDG 3287. Music CD, fine copy with booklet and liner notes. $8.50

Chinese Tea Ballads, Tea Music 6. Wind Records Company. Taiwan: 1995. 8 tracks. Fine copy with original booklet and liner notes, all in Chinese. $10.00

Chopin, Frédéric and César Franck: Romantic Cello Sonatas (Chopin: Sonata for Cello & Piano, Op. 65; Franck: Sonata for Cello & Piano). Ofra Harnoy (cello) and Cyprien Katsaris (piano). BMG Classics/RCA Red Seal. 1994. Music CD. 56:27 minutes. Fine copy. $6.50

Hugues Cuenod: Chante DebussyCuenod, Hugues (tenor): Hugues Cuenod Chante Debussy. With Martin Isepp (piano). Includes ‘Cinq Poèmes de Baudelaire’ and ‘Trois Poèmes de Mallarmé’. Recorded in November, 1972. CD, fine copy with booklet and artwork. $8.00

Domingo, Plácido: The Women in My Life. Deutsche Grammophon #D101313. 16 tracks: arias by Puccini, Mascagni, Flotow, Bizet, Verdi and Donizetti. Fine copy with original booklet and liner notes. $8.50

Dvorak, Antonin: Slavonic Dances: Op. 46 and Op. 72. Cleveland Orchestra, conducted by George Szell. Essential Classics/Sony/ Legacy: # SBK 89845. 2002. Music CD. 16 tracks. 73:56 minutes. Recorded in 1963 and 1965. Fine copy in jewel box with original liner notes. $5.00

Dvorak, Antonin: Symphonies Nos. 8 in G, Op. 88 & 9 in E minor, Op. 95 ‘From the New World.’ Berliner Philharmoniker, conducted by Herbert von Karajan. EMI Classics: # 0777 7 64325 2 6. 1992. Music CD. 77:57 minutes. Recorded in 1977 and 1979. Fine copy in jewel box with original liner notes. $5.00

Bradleigh Stockwell: Furtwangler[Furtwängler, Wilhelm]. Bradleigh Stockwell: Furtwängler. The Wilhelm Furtwängler Society of America. 2010. DVD movie. 2 discs. Fine copy with original liner notes. $8.50

Górecki, Henryk: Symphony No. 3, Opus 36 (1976). Dawn Upshaw (soprano) and the London Sinfonietta, conducted by David Zinman. Electra Nonesuch: 1992. $12.00

Gregorian Chant and Polyphony. Text by David Foil. Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers. New York: 1995. First edition. Small 4to. Pictorial boards. Pp. 46. With music CD of The Monks of L'Abbaye du Bec-Hellouin, under the direction of Brother Philibert Zobel. 66:07 minutes. Music for Jerusalem, Holy Week, Easter, Pentecost, Psalm for the Office of Advent, and Mass of Advent. Fine copy as issued without dj. $12.00

Haendel, Georg Friedrich: Haendel: Israël In Egypt, The Ways of Zion Do Mourn. Monteverdi Choir & Monteverdi Orchestra, conducted by John Eliot Gardiner. N. Burrows (soprano), Ch. Brett (counter-tenor), M. Hill (tenor), S. Varcoe (bass), M. Lewin (theorbo), M. Hicks (organ). Erato ECD 88182. Two CDs with booklet in jewel case. 2 hours, 18 minutes. Fine copy. $10.00

Handel, George Frederic: Messiah. Soloists: Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano), Anne Gjevang (alto), Keith Lewis (tenor), and Gwynne Howell (bass). The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Georg Solti. The Chicago Symphony Chorus, directed by Margaret Hillis. London. 414396-2. Two discs, fine with booklet and liner notes. $10.00

Haydn, Joseph: Die Schöpfung, Oratorium für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester, Hob. XXI:2 [The Creation, Oratorio for solo voices, chorus and orchestra]. The Monteverdi Choir and The English Baroque Soloists, conducted by John Eliot Gardiner. Authentic instruments. Sylvia McNair (soprano), Donna Brown (soprano), Michael Schade (tenor), Gerald Finley (bass), Rodney Gilfrey (bass), Caroline Stormer (contralto). Archiv Produktion: 1996. 2 CDs with booklet and liner notes in jewel case. Fine. $8.00

Hildegard of Bingen: A Feather on the Breath of GodHildegard of Bingen, Abbess: A Feather on the Breath of God, Sequences and Hymns. Hyperion #CDA66039. 1984. 8 tracks. Fine copy with original booklet and liner notes. $10.00

Horowitz, Vladimir: A Reminiscence. Sony Classical #SK 89669. 2001. Music CD. 62 minutes, 14 seconds. 18 tracks with music by Schubert, Chopin, Scarlatti, Bach, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, Liszt, Scriabin, and Debussy. Fine copy with original booklet and liner notes. $6.50

Lloyd Webber, Julian (cello) and John Lenehan (piano): Cello Songs. CD music: 15 tracks recorded in February 1992. The tracks include: Song of the Black Swan (Villa-Lobos), Cantata BWV156 (Bach), Sea Murmurs (Castelnuovo-Tedesco), 5 Stücke im Volston (Schumann), Etude (Scriabin), Romance (Rachmaninov), An den Frühling (Grieg). Fine copy with original liner notes and booklet. $8.50

Magdalen College. The English Anthem (c. 1540-1600) Vol. I, Anthems by Byrd, Morley, Tallis, Tye and their Contemporaries. Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford, directed by John Harper. Alpha CDCA. 1990. Recorded on 21-22 April 1985. Music CD, fine copy with booklet and liner notes. $10.00

Claudio Monteverdi: Venetian VespersMonteverdi, Claudio, Alessandro Grandi, et al. Gabrieli Consort & Players, conducted by Paul McCreesh: Venetian Vespers, First Vespers of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin as it might have been celebrated in St. Mark's, Venice in 1643. Archiv Produkton/Deutsche Grammophon. 1993. Music CD. #D 284220. 2 discs. 30 tracks in total. Fine copy with original booklet and liner notes. $12.00

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Requiem, K. 626. Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, conducted by Robert Shaw. Arleen Augér (soprano), Delores Ziegler (mezzo-soprano), Jerry Hadley (tenor), Tom Krause (bass). Telarc #CD-80128. Fine copy with original liner notes. $4.00

Pergolesi, Giovanni Battista (1710-1736): Stabat Mater. Concerto Vocale. With Sebastian Hennig (soprano) and René Jacobs (countertenor). CD, fine copy with booklet and artwork. $15.00

Pro Cantione Antiqua: Thomas Tallis: The Lamentations of Jeremiah; William Byrd: Mass for Three Voices. Directed by Bruno Turner.Archiv Produktion. 437077-2. Music CD. Fine copy with original artwork. $16.00

Rybakova, Ariadna (director), Patriarchal Choir, Moscow: Russian Folk Songs. Naxos. Germany: 1993. Music CD. Naxos #8.550781. 17 tracks, including ‘Down the River Mother Volga,’ ‘O the steppes,’ ‘In the dark forest,’ and ‘The bell tolls.’ Includes original liner notes in the jewel box. Fine copy. $5.00

Schubert, Franz: Symphony No. 8 ‘Unfinished’ and Symphony No. 9 ‘The Great.’ The Cleveland Orchestra, conducted by Christoph von Dohnányi. Telarc: # CD-80608. 1994. Music CD. 75:47 minutes. Fine copy with original liner notes. $5.00

Senator, Ronald: Holocaust Requiem, Kaddish for Terezin, A Liturgical Oratorio. Delos International #DE 1032. 1992. Includes also The Moldau by Bedrich Smetana. Moscow Philharmonic, cond. by Joel Spiegelman. With Yurloff State Chorus and the Yakerterinburg Children's Chorus. Recorded live in Moscow on 4 October 1992. Music CD, fine with original artwork and booklet. The booklet bears a presentation inscription signed by the composer. $35.00

[Ralph Vaughan Williams: O Thou Transcendent[Vaughan Williams, Ralph]. “O Thou Transcendent,” The Life of Ralph Vaughan Williams. Directed and edited by Tony Palmer. Isolde Films. 2007. DVD movie. Widescreen format. 2 hours, 28 minutes. Fine copy with orighinal liner notes. $10.00

Vivaldi, Antonio (1678-1741): Glorias RV 588 & 589. Choir of St. John's College, Cambridge. The Wren Orchestra. Conducted by Dr. George Best. With Lynda Russell (soprano), Patrizia Kwella (soprano), Anne Wilkens (mezzo soprano), and Kenneth Bowen (tenor). CD, fine copy with booklet and artwork. $5.00

World Singers. Narrated and accompanied on the piano by Gerald Moore. Recital of songs by Haydn, Mozart, Schubert, Debussy, Dvorak and others sung by Nicolai Gedda, Teresa Stich-Randall, Joan Sutherland, Elisabeth Schwartzkopf, Kim Borg, Christa Ludwig. 1962. 150 minutes. Black & white. Originally broadcast on BBC Television. DVD movie. Fine copy with original artwork. $18.00

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Opera Performances

Ariadne auf NaxosAriadne auf Naxos. Opera by Richard Strauss. Sung by Susan Anthony, Jon Villars, Iride Martinez, Sophie Koch. Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden, conducted by Sir Colin David. Kultur. 2000. DVD movie. Full screen format. 133 minutes. In German with English subtitles. Fine copy in fine dust-jacket. $15.00

Ariodante. Opera by George Frideric Handel. Sung by Ann Murray, Christopher Robson, Lesley Garratt. English National Opera Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Ivor Bolton. BBC and RM Arts. 1996. DVD movie. Widescreen format. 177 minutes. In English with subtitles. Fine copy with liner notes. $15.00

Il Barbiere di Siviglia. Opera by Giacchino Rossini. Sung by David Malis, Jennifer Larmore, Richard Croft, Simone Alaimo, Renato Capecchi. Chorus of the Netherlands Opera, conducted by Alberto Zedda. Image Entertainment. 1992. DVD Movie. Full Screen format. 153 minutes. In Italian with English subtitles. Fine copy with liner notes. $15.00

Maria Callas, The Callas Conversations. BBC/EMI Classics. 2003. DVD movie. 119:03 minutes. NTSC System 4:3. Fine copy with booklet and original liner notes. Maria Callas speaks with Lord Harewood in Paris, April 1968, and with Bernard Gavoty in Paris, May 1965. Includes her performances in operas by Massenet, Bellini and Puccini (with the Orchestre National de l'ORTF, conducted by Georges Prêtre). $25.00

FalstaffFalstaff. Opera by Giuseppe Verdi. Sung by Renato Bruson, Katia Ricciarelli, Barbara Hendricks, Lucia Valentini-Terrani,Dalmacio Gonzalez, Brenda Boozer, Leo Nucci. Royal Opera Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini. Kultur. 1982. DVD movie. Full screen format. 138 minutes. In Italian with English subtitles. Fine copy with liner notes. $15.00

Die Fledermaus. Music by Johann Strauss Jr. Libretto by Haffner and Genée. Conducted by Plácido Domingo at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. With Kiri Te Kanawa, Hermann Prey, Hildegard Heichele, Benjamin Luxon. Directed for video by Humphrey Burton. 1984. 180 minutes. VHS tape. Sung mainly in German, with English subtitles. Spoken dialogue in German and English. With a guest appearance by Charles Aznavour. Fine copy with original slip-case. $18.00

The Gondoliers. Music by Arthur Sullivan and words by W. S. Gilbert. Sung by Eric Shilling, Christopher Booth-Jones, Keith Mitchell, Francis Egerton, Tom McDonnell, Anne Collins, Sandra Dugdale, Nan Christie, Fiona Kimm. London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Alexander Faris. Acorn Media. 1982. DVD Music. 116 minutes. Booklet with complete libretto. Fine copy with liner notes. $10.00

Katia Kabanova. Opera by Leoš Janácek. Sung by Angela Denoke, David Kuebler, Jane Henschel. Czech Philharmonioc Orchestra and Slovak Philharmonic Choir Bratislav, conducted by Sylvain Cambreling. Kultur. 1998. DVD Movie. Widescreen format. 106 minutes. In Czech with English subtitles. Fine copy with liner notes. $15.00

MerlinMerlin. Opera by Isaac Albéniz. Sung by David Wilson-Johnson, Stuart Kelton, Eva Marton, Carol Vaness. Coro y Orquesta Titular de; Teatro Real de Madrid, conducted by Jose de Eusebio. Opus Arte/BBC. 2004. DVD Movie. Widescreen format. 2 discs. 184 minutes. Extra features include interviews.In English with subtitles. Fine copy with liner notes. $15.00

Otello. Directed by Franco Zeffirelli. Opera by Giuseppe Verdi. Sung by Plácido Domingo, Katia Ricciarelli, Justino Diaz. 1986. 123 minutes. DVD with widescreen format. Fine copy with original artwork. $18.00

Patience. Music by Arthur Sullivan and words by W. S. Gilbert. Sung by Donald Adams, Roderick Kennedy, Terry Jenkins, Derek Hammond-Stroud, John Fryatt, Shirley Chapman, Shelagh Squires. London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Alexander Faris. Acorn Media. 1982. DVD Movie. 116 minutes. Booklet with complete libretto. Fine copy with liner notes. $10.00

H.M.S. Pinafore. Music by Arthur Sullivan and words by W. S. Gilbert. Sung by Franke Howerd, Peter Marshall, Gordon Sandison, Michael Bulman, Alan Watt, Meryl Drower, Anne Mason, Della Jones. London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Alexander Faris. Acorn Media. 1982. DVD Movie. 96 minutes. Booklet with complete libretto. Fine copy with liner notes. $8.50

Ruslan and LyudmilaRuslan and Lyudmila. Opera by Mikhail Glinka. Sung by Mikhail Kit, Anna Netrebko, Vladimir Ognovenko, Larissa Diadkove, Gennady Bezzukenkov, Galina Gorchakova. Kirov Opera & Orchestra at the Mariinsky Theatre, conducted by Valery Gergiev. RM Arts/BBC. 1995. DVD Movie. Widescreen format. 2 discs. 210 minutes for the opera and 59 and 18 minutes for the two additional features. Fine copy with liner notes. $15.00/p>

The Tenors. Text by David Foil. Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers. New York: 1995. First edition. Small 4to. Pp. 46. Includes a music CD with arias sung by Carlo Bergonzi (‘E lucevan le stelle’), Franco Corelli (‘Come un bel di maggio’), Richard Tucker (‘Celeste Aïda’), Jussi Bjorling (‘Ah! Lèves-toi soleil’), among many others (there are a total of 18). Fine copy without dj as issued. $12.00

Tosca. Music by Giacomo Puccini. Text by Daniel S. Brink. Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers. New York: 1998. First edition. Small 4to. Boards. Pp. 126. Illustrated. Libretto. With 2 music CDs. Renata Scotto (soprano), Plácido Domingo (tenor), Renato Bruson (baritone). Phliharmonia Orchestra, conducted by James Levine. Ambrosian Opera Chorus, conducted by John McCarthy. St. Clement Danes School Boys' Choir, trained by Keith Walters. Fine copy without dj as issued. $15.00

Tosca. Music by Giacomo Puccini. Renata Tebaldi (soprano), Mario del Monaco (tenor), George London (baritone). Orchestra e coro dell'Accademia de Santa Cecilia, Roma, conducted by Francesco Molinari-Pradelli. Music CDs. Decca/London #411 871-2. London: 1991. Fine copy with original booklet and liner notes. $10.00

La Voix Humaine. Based on the lyric tragedy by Francis Poulenc. Directed by Peter Medak. Libretto by Jean Cocteau. Conducted by Georges Pretre. Sung by Julia Migenes. Kulture. DVD movie. 50 minutes. Widescreen. In French with optional English subtitles. Fine copy with original liner notes. $4.00

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