Stories of the Great Operas and Their Composers (with) More Stories of Famous Operas
Newman, Ernest

Philadelphia, PA: The Blakiston Company, 1945. 889 + xii + 585 + vi page index at back of the second volume; material on the operas of Wagner, Mozart, Beethoven, Rossini, Von Weber, Ambroise Thomas, Verdi, Gounod, Bizet, Offenbach, Humperdinck, Puccini, Borodin, Meyerbeer, Gluck, Donizetti, Smetana, Moussorgsky, Ravel, more; Ernest Newman [formerly William Roberts] (1868 - 1959) British music critic "...From the very start of his career as a music critic Newman tackled head-on the most perplexing aesthetic issues of the day. He convincingly challenged accepted notions and the opinions of renowned philosophical thinkers..." (Nigel Scaife in the ODNB); approx. 6" x 8 1/4" size; first volume with the small ticket on the front endpaper of John G. Kidd & Son, Inc. Booksellers, Stationers, Engravers Cincinnati; both volumes uniformly bound in patterned-paper covered boards, orange -red leather spines and corners, spines with five raised bands, gilt titles, gilt dotted-line pattern, gilt lyre-forms in the compartments, top edges gilt, patterned endpapers to match the boards; a little edge, tips wear to the bindings, dryness to the leather; contents clean and a handsome set in very good condition. Very Good Hardcover (Item ID: 24371)


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