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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

[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

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

Bussell, 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

Nicholas Gage: Greek Fire[Callas, Maria], Nicholas Gage: Greek Fire, The Story of Maria Callas and Aristotle Onassis. Alfred A. Knopf. New York: 2000. First edition. 8vo. Two-tone boards. Pp. xxii, 424. Illustrated. Onassis Family Tree. Notes. Index. Schematic drawings of the Yacht “Christina” on end-papers. Near fine copy in dj. $18.00

Callas was introduced to Onassis at a ball thrown in her honor on 3 September 1957 in Venice by the odious gossip columnist, Elsa Maxwell, who considered both of them her protégés. For Maxwell, though, it was a bit more than that, because she “felt herself wounded by Eros,” such was Callas' appeal. In any event, in July 1959—and with Maxwell excluded to her great chagrin—Onassis arranged a cruise on his luxurious yacht for his two favorite celebrities, Winston Churchill and Maria Callas. Why Callas might have been drawn to Onassis is an enticing mystery. The author says this of him: “It is difficult to understand how a squat, swarthy man with an oversized nose, wearing dark sunglasses and baggy clothes, could cause such excitement wherever he went (although someone once remarked, ‘He looked a lot taller when he stood on his money’).” But Maria saw him quite differently. Here is what she told a music critic: “In Monte Carlo, where the cruise began, I was very impressed by his charm but above all by his powerful personality and the way he would hold everybody's attention. Not only was he full of life, he was a source of life. Even before I had a chance to talk to him alone for any length of time … I began to feel strangely relaxed. I had found a friend, the kind that I'd never had before and so urgently needed at the time.”

[Callas, Maria], Maria Callas, Life and Art. Produced and directed by Alan Lewens and Alistair Mitchell. EMI Classics. 1999. DVD movie. 75 minutes. Color and black & white. Original booklet and liner notes. $28.00

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

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

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

Siegfried Kracauer: Jacques OffenbachKracauer, 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

[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

Parker, 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

H. C. Robbins Landon: Five CenturiesRobbins 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

Rorem, 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

Colin R. Shearing: Gregorian ChantsShearing, 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

[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 original liner notes. $10.00

[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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A few interesting Recordings

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. Music CD. 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: Brandenburgische Konzerte [Six Brandenburg Concertos]. Festival Strings Lucerne, directed by Rudolf Baumgartner. Aurèle Nicolei (German flute), Rudolf Baumgartner (violin), Ralph Kirkpatrick (harpsichord). Archiv Produktion. 1959. LP recording. Vinyl. Mono. Archiv Produktion. 2 LP set in linen covered box. Recorded on 15-17 April 1959. With 26 page booklet in German, English and French which includes an article “Johann Sebastian Bach, the Court Capellmeister at Coethen.” Apparently in fine condition; two of the box’s corners are split. $15.00

Bach, Johann Sebastian: 6 Brandenburgische Konzerte (BWV 1046-1051) [Six Brandenburg Concertos] and 2 Ouverturen 2 (BWV 1067) und 3 (BWV 1068) [Two Suites for Orchestra]. Berliner Philharmoniker, conducted by Herbert von Karajan. Deutsche Grammophon Gesellshaft. LP recording. Vinyl 33. Stereo. Deutsche Grammophon Gesellshaft. 3 LP set in cloth-covered box. (16) page booklet in German, English and French. Apparently in fine condition; two corners of the box are slightly worn. $15.00

Johann Sebastian Bach: CantatasBach, Johann Sebastian: Cantatas: Laß, Fürstin laß noch einen Strahl (BWV 198); Der Friede sei mit dir (BWV 158); Wer weiß, wie nahe mir mein Ende (BWV 27). Rotraud Hansmann (soprano), Helen Watts (contralto), Kurt Equiluz (tenor), Max van Egmond. Monteverdi-Chor Hamburg, Concerto Amsterdam, conducted by Jürgen Jürgens. Music CD. Teldec. #4509-93687-2. 20 tracks. Total time: 66:42 minutes. Fine copy with original booklet and liner notes. $18.00

Bach, Johann Sebastian: Grands Motets. Soloists: A. Mellon, G. de Reyghere, V. Darras, H. Crook, P. Kooy. La Chapelle Royale, Collegium Vocale (Gent), and Orchestre de la Chapelle Royale, directed by Philippe Herreweghe. Music CD. Harmonia Mundi France. #HMC901231. 1986. Music CD: 6 tracks. Fine copy with original booklet and liner notes. $18.00

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. Music CD. BMG/RCA Red Seal. #09026-63830-2. 2001. 16 tracks. Fine copy with original liner notes. $5.00

Johann Sebastian Bach: KantatenBach, Johann Sebastian: Kantaten: Ein fest Burg is unser Gott (BWV 80); Ach wie flüchtig, ach wie nichtig (BWV 26); Du Friedefürst, Herr Jesu Christ (BWV 116). Edith Mathis (soprano), Trudeliese Schmidt (alto), Peter Schreier (tenor), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (bass). Münchener Bach-Chor, Münchener Bach-Ensemble, directed by Karl Richter. Music CD. Archiv Produktion #427130-2. 20 tracks. Total time: 61:58 minutes. Fine copy with original booklet and liner notes. $18.00

Bach, Johann Sebastian: Kantaten: Widerstehe doch der Sünde (BWV 54), Ich habe genug (BWV 82), Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen (BWV 56). Marga Höffgen (alto), Hermann Prey (bass). Thomanerchor Leipzig and Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, conducted by Kurt Thomas. Music CD. Berlin Classics. #0092022BC. 1996. 13 tracks. Total time: 64:37 minutes. Fine copy with original booklet and liner notes. $18.00

Bach, Johann Sebastian: The Keyboard Works. David Foil (text). Fernando Germani (organ): Toccata and Fugue in D minor (BWV 565). Gustav Leonhardt (harpsichord): English Suite No. 1 in A (BWV 806). Maria Tipo (piano): Partita No. 5 in G (BWV 629). Albert Schweitzer (organ): ”Little“ Fugue in G minor (BWV 678). Wanda Landowska (harpsichord): Italian Concerto in F minor (BWV 971). Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers. New York: 1995. First edition. Small 4to. Boards. Pp. 45 [sic]. Illustrated. The Bach Family Timeline. With a music CD (EMI Classics). 18 tracks. Total time: 60:21 minutes. Fine copy without dj as issued. $18.00

Bach, Johann Sebastian: Magnificat in D major (BWV 243) and Eight Great Cantatas (BWV 8, 45, 51, 78, 201, 202, 211, and 212). [Magnificat] Maria Stader (soprano), Hertha Töpper (contralto), Ernst Haefliger (tenor), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (bass). Munich Bach Choir & Orchestra, conducted by Karl Richter. LP recording. Vinyl 33. Archiv Produktion. Recorded 19 and 25-26 February and 6, 8 and 15-17 April 1961. 5 LP set in linen-covered box. With a 12 page booklet in English. Apparently in fine condition; two of the box’s corners are split and worn. $15.00

Bach, Johann Sebastian: Saint Matthew Passion (Highlights). Ernst Haefliger (tenor), Barry McDaniel (baritone), Elly Ameling (soprano), Birgit Finilae (alto), Benjamin Luxon (baritone). Ambrosian Singer, Desborough School Boys Choir, English Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Johannes Somary. Music CD. Vanguard. #VBD377. 1978. Fine copy with original booklet and liner notes. $5.00

Bach, Johann Sebastian: The 6 Cello Suites (BWV1007-1012). Maurice Gendron (cello). Music CD. Philips Classics. #442293-2. 1994. 2 discs. 36 tracks. Fine copy with original booklet and liner notes. $20.00

Bach, Johann Sebastian: Violin and Oboe Concertos BWV 1052, 1055, 1056,1060. Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin). Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, conducted by Anthony Robson. Music CD. Virgin Classics. #5450952. 1994. 12 tracks. Fine copy with original booklet and liner notes. $20.00

Johann Sebastian Bach: Voices of AngelsBach, Johann Sebastian: Voices of Angels, J. S. Bach's most beautiful arias and choruses for boys' voices. Wiener Sängerknaben, Chorus Viennensis, Tölzer Knabenchor, Collegium Vocale, Knabenchor Hannover, King's College Choir Cambridge, Regensburger Domchor. Concentus Musicus Wien, conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt. Leonhardt-Consort, conducted by Gustav Leonhardt. Music CD. Teldec. #4509-93705-2. 1993. 17 tracks. Total time: 71:20 minutes. Fine copy with original booklet and liner notes. $18.00

Barber, 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. Music CD. Elektra/Nonesuch. #979187-2. Fine copy with booklet and liner notes. $10.00

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

Beethoven, Ludwig van: Piano Sonata No. 14 ‘Moonlight,’ Sonata No. 23 ‘Appassionata,’ Sonata No. 13. André Watts, piano. Music CD. Seraphim Classics. #72437328524. 1999. 59:03 minutes. Recorded in 1987. Fine with original liner notes. $5.00

Beethoven, Ludwig van: Symphonies 3 & 5, Leonore and Coriolan Overtures. Philharmonic Promenade Orchestra, conducted by Sir Adrian Boult. Music CD. Vanguard Classics. #ATM-CD1191. 2003. Two discs. Fine copy with original liner notes. $5.00

Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos: Chant. Directed by Ismael Fernandez de la Cuesta and Francisco Lara. Music CD. Angel. #1435-55138-2. 1994. 19 tracks. Total time: 57:36 minutes. Fine copy with original booklet and liner notes. $18.00

Berg, Alban: Violin Concerto. Leos Janácek: Violin Concerto. Karl Amadeus Hartman: Concerto funebre for Violin and String Orchestra. Thomas Zehetmair conducting Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie. Music CD. Teldec. #4509-97449-2. 1992. Total time: 59:30 minutes. Fine copy with original booklet and liner notes. $5.00

Berlioz, Hector: Messe solennelle. Donna Brown (soprano), Jean-Luc Viala (tenor), Gilles Cachemaille (bass-baritone). Monteverdi Choir, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, conducted by John Eliot Gardiner. Music CD. Philips. #442137-2. 1994. 15 tracks. Total time: 61:18 minutes. Fine copy with original booklet and liner notes. $5.00

Jussi Bjorling: Prima VoceBjörling, Jussi: Prima Voce. With either Harry Ebert (piano) or Nils Grevillius (conducting). Music CD. Nimbus. #NI7842. 1993. 23 tracks. Total time: 79:32 minutes. Fine copy with original booklet and liner notes. $18.00

Bloch, Ernest: Macbeth - Two Interludes; Three Jewish Poems; In Memoriam; Symphony in E flat. David Towse (violin). Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Alia Atlas Sternberg. Music CD. ASV. #DCA1019. 1997. 10 tracks. Total time: 67:54 minutes. Fine copy with original booklet and liner notes. $5.00

Britten, Benjamin: Symphony for Cello and Orchestra; Suite from “Death in Venice.” Raphael Wallfisch (cello). English Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Steuart Bedford. Music CD. Chandos. 1985. #LC7038. 5 tracks. 61 minutes. Fine copy but lacking the liner notes. $5.00

Capella Antiqua: Gregorian Chant: Hymns & Chants. Directed by Konrad Ruhland. Music CD. Pro Arte. #CDG3287. 1986. 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). Music CD. BMG Classics/RCA Red Seal. 1994. 56:27 minutes. Fine copy. $6.50

Coleridge-Taylor, Samuel: Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast; Petite Suite de Concert; The Bamboula. Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent. Bournemouth Symphony, conducted by Kenneth Alwyn. Music CD. EMI/Classics for Pleasure. #LC06646. 2005. 14 tracks. 56 minutes. Fine copy but lacking the liner notes. $5.00

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

Danielpour, Richard: Concerto for Orchestra; Anima Mundi. Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, conducted by David Zinman. Music CD. Sony Classical. #SK62822. 1997. 8 tracks. Total time: 56:18 minutes. Fine copy with original booklet and liner notes. $5.00

Victoria De Los Angeles: On Wings of SongDe los Angeles, Victoria: On Wings of Song. Songs by Mendelssohn, Grieg, Brahms, Delibes, Rodrigo et al. Music CD. EMI Studio. #CDM7695022. 1988. 22 tracks. Total time: 60:51 minutes. Fine copy with original booklet and liner notes. $5.00

Dvorak, Antonin: Slavonic Dances: Op. 46 and Op. 72. Cleveland Orchestra, conducted by George Szell. Music CD: Essential Classics/Sony/Legacy. #SBK89845. 2002. 16 tracks. Total time: 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. Music CD. EMI Classics. #077776432526. 1992. 77:57 minutes. Recorded in 1977 and 1979. Fine copy with original liner notes. $5.00

Einhorn, Richard: Voices of Light. Anonymous 4: Ruth Cunningham, Marsha Genensky, Susan Hellauer, Johanna Rose. Susan Narucki (soprano), Corrie Pronk (alto), Frank Hameleers (tenor), Henk van Heijnsbergen (bass-baritone), Ronald Hoogeveen (violin), Naomi Hirschfeld (gamba), Michael Feves & Harm Bakker (gambas). Netherlands Radio Choir and Philharmonic, conducted by Steven Mercurio. Music CD. Sony. #SK62006. 1995. 15 tracks. Total time: 70:40 minutes. Fine copy with original booklet and liner notes. $5.00

Gilles Binchois: Ecole de Notre DameEnsemble Gilles Binchois: Ecole de Notre Dame de Paris 1163-1245, Monodies et Polyphonies vocales. Anne-Marie Labaude, Brigitte Lesne, Catherine Schroeder, Gerd Turk, Dominique Vellard, Emmanuel Bonnardot, Philippe Balloy, Willem de Waal, directed by Dominique Vellard. Music CD. Harmonic Records. #8861. 1986. 14 tracks. Total time: 53 minutes. Fine copy with original booklet and liner notes. $12.00

Foulds, John: Dynamic Triptych for piano and orchestra (op. 88); April - England (op. 48, no. 1); Music-Pictures Group III (op. 33); The Song of Ram Dass; Keltic Lament (op. 29, no. 2). Peter Donohoe (piano). City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sakari Oramo. Music CD. Warner Classics. 2006. 10 tracks. Total time: 61:05 minutes. Fine copy with original booklet and liner notes. $5.00

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

[Gregorian Chant]. Chœur des Moines de l’Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Solesmes: Les Vêpres du Dimanche, Les Complies. Directed by Dom J. Gajard O.S.B. Music CD. Accord. #222012. 1988. 32 tracks. Total time: 42:15 minutes. Text in French. Fine copy with original booklet and liner notes. $10.00

[Gregorian Chant]. Monastic Choir of l’Abbaye du Bec-Hellouin, under the direction of Brother Philibert Zobel: Gregorian Chant and Polyphony Jerusalem, Holy Week, Easter Pentecost, Psalm for the Office of Advent, Mass of Advent. Text by David Foil. Small 4to. Boards. Pp. 45 [sic]. Illustrated. With a music CD (EMI Classics). 26 tracks. Total time: 66:07 minutes. Fine copy without dj as issued. $18.00

Exsultate, JubilateHandel, George Frideric, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Schubert, Johann Ritter von Herbeck, Johann Strauss, Jr.: Exsultate, Jubilate. Wiener Sängerknaben, Chorus Viennensis, Kammerorchester der Wiener Volksoper, conducted by Uwe Christian Harrer. Max Emanuel Cencic (soprano), Steven Möckel (soprano). Music CD. Philips. 1990. #426307-2. 9 tracks. Total time: 57:21 minutes. Fine copy with original booklet and liner notes. $10.00

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). Music CD. Erato. #ECD88182. 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. Music CD. London. #414396-2. Two discs. Fine set with booklet and liner notes. $10.00

Handel, George Frideric: Messiah - Great Choruses. Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, conducted by Sir Georg Solti. Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano), Keith Lewis (tenor), Anne Gjevan (alto). Music CD. London. 1987. #421059-2. 19 tracks. Fine copy with original booklet and liner notes. $5.00

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). Music CD. Archiv Produktion. 1996. 2 CDs with booklet and liner notes. Fine. $8.00

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

Hindemith, Paul (1894-1963): Symphonia Serena and Symphonia “Die Harmonie der Welt.” Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, conducted by Herbert Blomstedt. Music CD. Decca. 2000. #289458899-2. 7 tracks. Total time: 67:03 minutes. Fine copy with original booklet and liner notes. $5.00

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

Ives, Charles: Three Places in New England, New England Holidays, They are There! Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by David Zinman. Music CD. Decca. 2004. #4761537. 8 tracks. Total time: 63:56 minutes. Fine copy with original booklet and liner notes. $5.00

Ives, Charles: Songs - 6. Lielle Berman (soprano), Daniel Trevor Bircher (baritone), et al. Music CD. Naxos. 2008. #8559274. 33 tracks. Total time: 65:48 minutes. Fine copy with original booklet and liner notes. $5.00

Kay, Ulysses: Suite from the Quiet One; Three Pieces After Blake for Soprano and Orchestra; Scherzi Musicali; Aulos for Flute and Chamber Orchestra. Janet Hopkins (soprano). Melanie Valencia (flute). Metropolitan Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Kevin Scott. Music CD. Albany Records. #TROY961. 2007. 14 tracks. Total time: 69:06 minutes. Fine copy with original booklet and liner notes. $5.00

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

McCabe, John: Notturni ed Alba, The Chagall Windows, Variations on a Theme of Karl Amadeus Hartmann. Hallé Orchestra, conducted by James Loughran; Jill Gomez (soprano); City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Louis Frémaux. Music CD. EMI Studio. 1989. #CDM7631762. 24 tracks. Total time: 71:38 minutes. Fine copy with original booklet and liner notes. $5.00

Machaut, Guillaume de: Messe de Nostre Dame. Taverner Consort and Taverner Choir, directed by Andrew Parrott. Music CD. EMI. 1987. #7479492. 18 tracks. Fine copy with original booklet and liner notes. $18.00

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. Music CD. Alpha. 1990. Recorded on 21-22 April 1985. Fine copy with booklet and liner notes. $10.00

Montero, Gabriela (piano): Bach and Beyond, Improvisations on Themes by J. S. Bach. Music CD. EMI Classics. 2006. #094636464725. 12 tracks. Fine copy with original booklet and liner notes. $5.00

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. Music CD. Archiv Produkton/Deutsche Grammophon. #D284220. 1993. 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). Music CD. Telarc. #CD80128. Fine copy with original liner notes. $4.00

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Symphony No. 39 (K. 543) and Symphony No. 38 (K. 504, “Prague”). Academy of Ancient Music, conducted by Jaap Schröder or Christopher Hogwood. Music CD. Editions de l’Oiseau-Lyre. 7 tracks. Total time: 63 minutes. Fine copy but lacking the liner notes. $5.00

Ockeghem, Johannes, Josquin Desprez: Requiem: Missa pro defunctis (Ockeghem). Missa: L'homme armé super voces musicales (Desprez). Pro Cantione Antiqua, London, and Hamberger Bläserkreis fur alte Musik, directed by Bruno Turner. Music CD. Archiv Produktion. #415293-2. 1977. 10 tracks. Fine copy with original booklet and liner notes. $12.00

Giovanni Palestrina: Missa Pape MarcelliPalestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, Gregorio Allegri, Felice Anerio, Giovanni Bernardino Nanino, Ruggiero Giovanelli: Missa Pape Marcelli (Palestrina). Miserere (Allegri). Venite ad me omnes (Anerio). Haec dies (Nanino). Jubilate Deo (Giovannelli). Choir of Westminster Abbey, directed by Simon Preston.Music CD. Archiv Produktion. #415517-2. 1986. 11 tracks. Fine copy with original booklet and liner notes. $12.00

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

Purcell, Henry (1659-1695): The Glory of Purcell. Emma Kirkby, Catherine Bott, Alfred Deller, James Bowman. The Academy of Ancient Music on authentic instruments, conducted by Christopher Hogwood. Music CD. Editions de L’Oiseau Lyre/Decca. #D108766. 1995. 16 tracks. Total time: 74:55 minutes. Fine copy with original booklet and liner notes. $5.00

Rachmaninov, Sergei: Vespers (All-Night Vigil), for alto, tenor and chorus (op. 37). Irina Arkhipova (soprano), Victor Rumyantsev (tenor). The USSR Mininistry of Culture Chamber Choir, conducted by Valery Polyansky. Music CD. Moscow Studio Archives. #MOS18733. 2004. 15 tracks. Total time: 67:26 minutes. Fine copy with original booklet and liner notes. Recorded in Smolensk Cathedral, 1986. $14.00

Rochberg, George: Violin Concerto. Peter Sheppard Skæved (violin), Saarbrücken Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Christopher Lyndon-Gee. Music CD. Naxos. 2004. #8559129. 5 tracks. Total time: 51:44 minutes. Fine copy with original booklet and liner notes. $5.00

John Rutter: RequiemRutter, John: Requiem. Choir of King’s College, Cambridge. Robert Quinney (organ). City of London Sinfonia, conducted by Stephen Cleobury. EMI Classics. 1998. Music CD. # 724355660527. 13 tracks. Total time: 73:52 minutes. Fine copy with original booklet and liner notes. $5.00

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

Satie, Eric, Arthur Honegger, Francis Poulenc, Reynaldo Hahn, Federico Mompou: French Piano Works. Anne Queffélec (piano), Frank Braley (piano), BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conducted by Grant Llewellyn. Music CD. BBC Music Magazine Collection. Vol. 24, No. 6. 2016. 19 tracks. Total time: 76:37 minutes. Fine copy with booklet but no liner notes. $5.00

Eric Satie (1866-1925): Gnossienne; Gymnopedie; Sports et divertissements. Arthur Honegger (1892-1955): Hommage à Ravel. Francis Poulenc (1899-1963): Pastourelle; Troise mouvements perpétuels; Concerto for Two Pianos. Reynaldo Hahn (1874-1947): Le rossignol éperdu. Federico Mompou (1893-1987): Cançó Dansa. Music CD. BBC Music Magazine Collection. Volume 24, No. 6. 2016. 19 tracks. Total time: 76:37 minutes. Fine copy with booklet but no liner notes.

Schubert, Franz: Lieder. Cheryl Studer (soprano) and Irwin Gage (piano). Music CD. Deutsche Grammophon. 1991. #431773-2. 15 tracks. Total time: 64:53 minutes. Fine copy with original booklet and liner notes. $5.00

Franz Schubert: The TroutSchubert, Franz: Piano Quintet in A major, D667, “The Trout” and String Quartet in D minor, D810, “Death and the Maiden”. Piano Quintet in A major performed by Clifford Curzon (piano) and Members of the Vienna Octet. String Quartet in D major performed by Vienna Philharmonic String Quartet. Music CD. Decca. #289460650-2. 1999. 9 tracks. Total time: 71:22 minutes. Includes a Note by Jonathan Raban. Fine copy with original booklet and liner notes. $8.50

Schubert, Franz: Symphony No. 8 ‘Unfinished’ and Symphony No. 9 ‘The Great.’ The Cleveland Orchestra, conducted by Christoph von Dohnányi. Music CD. Telarc. #CD-80608. 1994. 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, conducted 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

Strauss II, Johann, Josef Strauss, Joseph Lanner, Edouard Strauss, Johann Strauss I: 2006 Neujahrskonzert/New Year’s Concert. Wiener Philharmoniker, conducted by Mariss Jansons. Music CD. Deutsche Grammophon. #002894775566. 2006. 2 disc set. Disc 1: 10 tracks; Total time: 47:24 minutes. Disc 2: 14 tracks; Total time: 62:59 minutes. Fine copy with original booklet and liner notes. $6.00

Strauss II, Johann, Joseph Hellmesberger II, Johann Strauss I, Josef Strauss, Joseph Haydn: Neujahrskonzert/New Year’s Concert 2009. Wiener Philharmoniker, conduced by Daniel Barenboim. Music CD. Decca. #B0012569-02. 2009. 2 disc set. Disc 1: 10 tracks. Disc 2: 10 tracks. Fine copy with original booklet and liner notes. $6.00

Strauss II, Johann: Waltzes. Also works by Josef Strauss and Johann Strauss I. Wiener Johann Strauss Orchester, conducted by Willi Boskovsky. Wiener Philharmoniker, conducted by Rudolf Kempe. Music CD. Seraphim/EMI. 1995. # 7243 5 68535 2 2. 2 CD set. Disc 1: 10 tracks with a Total time of 78:14 minutes. Disc 2: 9 tracks with a Total time of 64:33 minutes. Fine copy with booklet and liner notes. $5.00

Richard Strauss: Josephs LegendeStrauss, Richard: Josephs Legende (op. 63). Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Kiroshi Wakasugi. Music CD. Denon. #8175720502. 1988. 14 tracks. Total time: 66:30 minutes. Disc a little scratched but still playable. Includes original booklet and liner notes. World Première Recording: August and September 1987. $5.00

Strauss, Richard: Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche (op. 28); Ein Heldenleben (op. 40). Symphonieorchester des Bayrischen Rundfunks, conducted by Lorin Maazel. Music CD. BMG Classics. 1999. # 090266877522. 7 tracks. Total time: 62:08 minutes. Fine copy with original booklet and liner notes. $5.00

Szymanowski, Karol: Stabat Mater (op. 53); Litania Do Marii Panny (op. 59); Symphony No. 3 (op. 27). Elzbieta Szymtra (soprano), Florence Quivar (mezzo), Jon Garrison (tenor), John Connell (bass). Simon Rattle conducting City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Music CD. EMI Classics. 1994. #5551212. 11 tracks. Total time: 56:04 minutes. Fine copy with original booklet and liner notes. $5.00

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

Toch, Ernst: Cantata of the Bitter Herbs; Jephta, Rhapsodies Poem (Symphony no. 5). Seattle Symphony. conducted by Gerard Schwartz. Music CD. Milken Archive/Naxos. 2004. #8.559417. 11 tracks. Total time: 65:17 minutes. Fine copy with original booklet and liner notes. $5.00

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Five Mystical SongsVaughan Williams, Ralph: Five Mystical Songs and O Clap Your Hands, Gustav Holst: A Choral Fantasia and Psalm 86, Gerald Finzi: Dies Natale. Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, conducted by Sir David Willcocks; Purcell Singers, English Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Imogen Holst; Wilfred Brown (tenor), English Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Christopher Finzi. Music CD. EMI Classics. 1996. #5655882. Total time: 71:29 minutes. 13 tracks. Fine copy with original booklet and liner notes. $5.00

Verdi, Giuseppe and Gioacchino Rossini: Messa da Requiem and Stabat Mater. [Verdi] Maria Studer (soprano), Oralia Dominguez (mezzo), Gabor Carelli (tenor), Ivan Sardi (bass). [Rossini] Maria Studer (soprano), Marianna Radev (alto), Ernst Haefliger (tenor), Kim Borg (bass), RIAS Kammerchor. Choeur de la Cathédral Sainte Edwige, conducted by Ferenc Fricsay. Music CD. Deutsche Grammophon. #439684-2. 1993. 1993. 2 CDs. Total times: 77:40 minutes and 72:02 minutes. 14 and 11 tracks. Fine copy with original booklet and liner notes. $5.00

Vivaldi, Antonio: 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). Music 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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Aida. Opera by Giuseppe Verdi. Sung by Birgit Nilsson, Franco Corelli, Grace Bumbry, Mario Sereni. Orchestra & Coro del Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, conducted by Zubin Mehta. Text by David Foil. Additional commentary by William Berger. Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers. New York: 2005. Reprinted. Small 8vo. Boards. Pp. 142. Illustrated. Opera libretto. With two music CDs (EMI Classics). Sung in Italian. Fine copy without dj as issued. $14.00

Aida. Opera by Giuseppi Verdi. Sung by Martina Arroyo, Placido Domingo, Fiorenz Cossotto, Nicolai Ghiaurov, Piero Cappuccilli, Luigi Roni, Piero De Palma, and Josella Ligi. Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala, Milan, conducted by Claudio Abbado. Opera d'Oro. 2003. Music CD. Two disc set. #OPD7002. Live performance: Munich, 1972. Sung in Italian. Libretto with English translation. Fine set with original liner notes and booklet and slip-case. $26.00

Andrea Chenier. Opera by Umberto Giordano. Sung by Franco Corelli, Renata Tebaldi, Ettore Bastianini. Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus of the Vienna State Opera, conducted by Lovro von Matacic. Allegro. 2001. Music CD. Two disc set. 14 tracks on disc 1 and 13 tracks on disc 2. Sung in Italian. Fine set with original liner notes and brief booklet (no libretto). $12.00

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

La Bohème. Opera by Giacomo Puccini. Sung by Mirella Freni (soprano), Nicolaï Gedda (tenor), Mario Basiola (baritone), Mariella Adani (soprano), Mario Sereni (baritone), Ferruccio Massoli (bass). Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Dell’Opera di Roma, conducted by Thomas Schippers. LP recording. Vinyl 33. Stereo. Angel. 2 LP set in slip-case. Sung in Italian. Bound-in booklet with the opera libretto. Apparently in fine condition; the slip-case is slightly soiled. $10.00

La Bohème. Opera by Giacomo Puccini. Sung by Nicolai Gedda, Mirella Freni, Mario Sereni. Orchestra e Coro del Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, conducted by Thomas Schippers. Text by David Foil. Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers. New York: 1996. First edition. Small 4to. Boards. Pp. 157 [sic]. Illustrated. Opera libretto. With two music CDs (EMI Classics). Sung in Italian. Fine copy without dj as issued. Fine copy. $18.00

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

Georges Bizet: CarmenCarmen. Opera by Georges Bizet. Libretto by Meilhac and Halevy. Sung by Grace Bumbry, Jon Vickers, Mirella Freni, Kostas Paskalis. Conducted by Rafael Frübeck de Burgos. Text by David Foil. Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers. New York: 1996. Reprinted. Small 4to. Boards. Pp. 157 [sic]. Illustrated. Includes two music CDs (EMI Classics). Sung in French. Opera libretto. Fine copy without dj as issued. $12.00

Cavalleria Rusticana. Opera by Pietro Mascagni. I Pagliacci. Opera by Ruggiero Leoncavallo. Text by David Foil. Cavalleria sung by Victoria de los Angeles, Franco Corelli, Mario Sereni, Adriana Lazzarini, and Corinna Vozza. Orchestra e Coro del Teatro dell-Opera di Roma, conducted by Gabriele Santini. Pagliacci sung by Franco Corelli, Lucine Amara, Tito Gobbi, Mario Spina, Mario Zanasi, Franco Piva, and Angelo Mercuriali. Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala Milano, conducted by Lovro von Matacic. Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers. New York: 1998. First edition. Small 4to. Boards. Pp. 140. Illustrated. With two music CDs (EMI Classics). Opera libretto. Issued without dj. Fine copy. $16.00

The Cunning Little Vixen. Taras Bulba. Opera by Leoš Janácek (1854-1928). Sung by Thomas Allen, Robert Tear, Gillian Knight, Lillian Watson, Gwynne Howell, John Dobson. Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, conducted by Simon Rattle. EMI Classics. 1991. Music CD/ EMI Classics. 1991. #7 54212 2. 2 CD set. Fine copy with original booklet and liner notes. $6.00

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. Sung by Kiri Te Kanawa, Hermann Prey, Hildegard Heichele, Benjamin Luxon. Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, conducted by Plácido Domingo. With a guest appearance by Charles Aznavour. Directed for video by Humphrey Burton. 1984. 180 minutes. VHS tape. Sung mainly in German, with English subtitles. Spoken dialogue in German and English. 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

Madama Butterfly. Opera by Giacomo Puccini. Sung by Renata Scotto, Carlo Bergonzi, Rolando Panerai, Piero De Palma. Coro e Orchestra del Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, conducted by Sir John Barbirolli. EMI Clasics. 1994. Music CD. EMI Classics. 2 disc set. Sung in Italian. Recorded in 1967. Fine but without the liner notes or booklet. $8.50

Manon Lescaut. Opera by Giacomo Puccini. Sung by Magda Olivero, Placido Domingo, Orchestra and Chorus of Arena de Verona, conducted by Nello Santi.Opera d'Oro. 2008. Music CD. Two disc set. #OPD7050. Sung in Italian. Recorded in Verona on 30 July 1970. Libretto with English translation. Fine set with original liner notes and booklet and slip-case. $26.00

Medea. Opera by Luigi Cherubini. Sung by Maria Callas, Jon Vickers, Nicolai Ghiaurov, Giulietta Simionato, Ivan Tosini, Alfredo Giacomotti, Edith Martelli, and Limbania Leoni. Orchestra and Chorus of Teatro alla Scala, Milan, conducted by Thomas Schippers. Allegro. 2000. Music CD. Two disc set. 13 tracks on disc 1 and 17 tracks on disc 2. Sung in Italian. Live performance: 14 December 1961. Fine set with original liner notes and brief booklet (no libretto). $12.00

Merlin. 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

Norma. Opera by Vincenzo Bellini. Sung by Maria Callas, Mario del Monaco, Ebe Stignani, Giuseppe Modesti, Rina Cavallari, and Athos Cesarini. RAI Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Milan, conducted by Tullio Serafin. Opera d'Oro. 2003. Music CD. Two disc set. #OPD7059. Recorded in Rome: 29 June 1955. Sung in Italian. 10 tracks on disc 1 (total time: 73:57 minutes) and 12 tracks on disc 2 (total time: 77:54). Libretto with English translation. Fine set with original liner notes and booklet and slip-case. $26.00

OtelloOtello. 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

The Pirates of Penzance. Music by Arthur Sullivan and words by W. S. Gilbert. Sung by Marilyn Hill Smith, Malcolm Rivers, Eric Roberts, Philip Creasy, Susan Gorton, Simon Masterton-smith, Pauline Birchall, Patricia Cameron, Gareth Jones. Chorus and Orchestra of the D’Oyly Carte Opera, conducted by John Pryce-Jones. Music CD. Sony Classical. 1990. #S2K 58892. 2 CD set. Fine copy with original booklet and liner notes. $6.00

Rigoletto. Opera by Giuseppe Verdi. Sung by Giuseppe Taddei, Ferruccio Tagliavini, Lina Pagliughi, Giulio Neri. Symphony Orchestra of Torino, conducted by Angelo Questa. LP recording. Vinyl 33. Stereo. Cetra/Everest. #S-407/3. 3 LP set in box. Apparently in fine condition; box very slightly worn. $10.00

Rigoletto. Opera by Giuseppe Verdi. Sung by Beverly Sills (soprano), Sherrill Milnes (baritone), Alfredo Kraus (tenor), Mignon Dunn (mezzo), Samuel Ramey (bass). Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Julius Rudel. Text by Daniel S. Brink. Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers. New York: 1998. Reprinted. Small 4to. Boards. Pp. 124. Illustrated. Opera libretto. Sung in Italian. With two music CDs (EMI Classics). Issued without dj. Fine copy. $16.00

Rusalka. Opera by Antonin Dvorak. Sung by Teresa Stratas, Ivo Zidek, Willard White, Gwendolyn Killebrew, Ans Philippo, Roberta Alexander. The Netherlands Broadcast Orchestra and Opera Chorus, conducted by Bohumil Gregor. Opera d'Oro. 2008. Music CD. Two disc set. #OPD7059. Live performance: Scheveningen, 4 November 1976. Sung in Czech. Libretto with English translation. Fine set with original liner notes and booklet and slip-case. $26.00

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 and 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

The Tenors. 18 tenor arias sung by Carlo Bergonzi, José Carreras, Franco Corelli, Nicolai Gedda, Alfredo Kraus, Luigi Alva, John McCormack, Luciano Pavarotti, Richard Tucker, Giuseppe di Stefano, Plàcido Domingo, Beniamino Gigli, Jussi Björling, Enrico Caruso, and Lauritz Melchior. Text by David Foil. Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers. New York: 1995. First edition. Small 4to. Boards. Pp. 45 [sic]. Illustrated. With a music CDs (EMI Classics). 18 tracks. Total time: 67:09 minutes. Fine copy without dj as issued. $18.00

Tosca. Opera by Giacomo Puccini. Sung by 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. 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. Fine copy without dj as issued. $15.00

Tosca. Opera by Giacomo Puccini. Sung by 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 CD. Decca/London. #411 871-2. 1991. 2 disc set. Fine with original booklet and liner notes. $10.00

La Traviata. Opera by Giuseppe Verdi. Sung by Beverly Sills, Nicolai Gedda, Rolando Panerai. Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and John Alldiss Choir, conducted by Aldo Ceccato. Text by Daniel S. Brink. Additional commentary by William Berger. Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers.New York: 2005. Reprinted. Small 8vo. Boards. Pp. 144. Illustrated. Opera libretto. With two music CDs (EMI Classics). Sung in Italian. Fine copy without dj as issued. $14.00

Giuseppe Verdi: Il TrovatoreIl Trovatore. Opera by Giuseppe Verdi. Sung by Leontyne Price (soprano), Elen Obraztsova (mezzo), Franco Bonisolli (tenor), Piero Cappuccilli (baritone), Ruggero Raimondi (bass). Text by Robert Levine. Berlin Philharmonic, conducted by Herbert von Karajan. Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers. New York: 1999. Reprinted. Small 4to. Boards. Pp. 126. Illustrated. Opera libretto. Sung in Italian. With two music CDs (EMI Classics). Issued without dj. Fine copy. $16.00

Turandot. Opera by Giacomo Puccini. Sung by Birgit Nilsson, Franco Corelli, Galina Visnevskaya, Nicola Zaccaria, Angelo Mercuriali, Renato Capecchi, Franco Ricciardi, and Piero de Palma. Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala, Milan, conducted by Ginandrea Gavazzeni. Opera d'Oro. 2004. Music CD. Two disc set. #OPD7008. 12 tracks on disc 1 (total time: 57:26 minutes) and 12 tracks on disc 2 (total time: 61:20 minutes). Live performance: Milan, 1964. Sung in Italian. Libretto with English translation. Fine set with original liner notes and booklet and slip-case. $26.00

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

Die Zauberflöte [The Magic Flute]. OperaM by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Evelyn Lear (soprano), Lisa Otto (soprano), Roberta Peters (soprano), Franz Crass (bass), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Fritz Wunderlich (tenor). Berliner Philharmoniker, conducted by Karl Böhm. Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft. LP recording. Vinyl 33. Stereo. Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft. 3 LP set in linen covered box, printed paper label. 64 page booklet with the opera libretto in German, English and French. Apparently in fine condition; two corners of the box are split and there is a little wear to the back-strip. $15.00

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