BASEVI, A: The Operas of Giuseppe Verdi

Basevi, Abramo. The Operas of Giuseppe Verdi. University of Chicago Press, 2014. ISBN: 9780226094915. Unmarked. Very Good in very good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#30779) $35.00

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Abramo Basevi published his study of Verdi’s operas in Florence in 1859, in the middle of the composer’s career. It covered the twenty works produced between 1842 and 1857. No translation of the entire volume has previously been available. This volum was translated by Edward Schneider with Stefano Castelvecchi. Edited by Stefano Castelvecchi.

Measures 6×9 inches. Index. 304p. 1 table.

HARRIS, N: The Chicagoan: A Lost Magazine of the Jazz Age

Book cover. The Chicagoan: A Lost Magazine of the Jazz AgeHarris, Neil. The Chicagoan: A Lost Magazine of the Jazz Age. University of Chicago Press, 2008. ISBN: 9780226317618. Factory sealed. Like New. Hardcover. (#30775) $50.00

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The author then lets the Chicagoan speak for itself in lavish full-color segments that reproduce its many elements: from covers, cartoons, and editorials to reviews, features—and even the July 2, 1927 issue reprinted in its entirety. Biographical summaries. Index.

Measures 11×14 inches. 400p. 81 color plates. 301 halftones.

WATKINS, G: Gesualdo Hex: Music, Myth, and Memory

Watkins, Glenn. Gesualdo Hex: Music, Myth, and Memory. Norton, 2010. ISBN: 9780393071023. Unmarked. Unclipped dust jacket. Like New in as new dust jacket. Hardcover. (#30757) $14.00

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Explores the fascinating life of the Renaissance composer Carlo Gesualdo (1566-1613), who continues to captivate composers, artists, and audiences today. Challenges our preconceptions of what has become a nearly mythic persona, weaving together the cumulative experience of some of the most vibrant artists of the past century from Stravinsky and Schoenberg to Abbado and Herzog.

Black-and-white illustrations. 384p. Measures 8×10 inches.