Essays on Opera Translated from the German by Patricia Kean
by WELLESZ, Egon 1885-1974
London: Dennis Dobson Ltd, 1950. First Edition. OCLC no. 608212.Wellesz was an Austrian composer, musicologist, and teacher. "His importance as a composer rests chiefly on his stage works and symphonies. While his creative career was divided between Vienna and Oxford, his musical style was unpredictable, showing his affection for beautiful melody often with wide leaps and angular in profile. As a musicologist, he did pioneer work on Byzantine chant." Caroline Cepin Benser in Grove Music Online.. Octavo. Original full blue cloth. 1f. (half-title), 1f. (title with copyright notice to verso), 1f. (table of contents), 7-12 (preface), 13-158, 1f. (note on typeface and design) pp. With illustrations and musical examples throughout. In dustjacket.With a presentation inscription signed ("Egon") by the author to front free endpaper and inscribed "Mary mit den herzlichsten Glückwünschen zur Erinnerung an Österreich in Oxford," dated October 15, 1950.Some foxing; endpaper slightly browned; dustjacket worn.
(Inventory #: 26749)
Musical Autographs and Manuscripts; Rare Books on Music and Dance; First and Early Editions of Printed Music; Prints, Drawings and Ephemera relating to Music and Dance including Opera and Ballet.
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