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Later printing. Very good .
Callcott thanks a gentleman for his kind note and writes that he will call on him the following morning.
William Hutchins Callcott [1807-1882] studied music under his father Dr. John Wall Calcott, and his brother-in-law William Horsley. He composed numerous works for the piano as well as glees, songs and anthems. He was organist at Ely Place Chapel for a time and later for sixteen years at St. Barnabas' Church, Kensington, London. Good .
Limited edition of 600 copies bound in cloth. Fine .
"Twenty-Third Edition." . Good .
Inscribed and signed by the author in the year of publication: "For ------ ------ / With hope that the book gives you pleasure! / Schuyler Chapin / 15-12-92". Very good .
Inscribed by the author on the front endpaper and signed "Schuyler / 12/7/77". Fine .
"Mr. Chase..covers the growth of all the music that the people of the United States have made or remade over the past 330 years--from the psalms of the Pilgrims, the tribal music of our Indians, Negro spirituals, folk songs and ballads, to the rise of ragtime and the blues, jazz and Broadway musicals, the important experiments in the symphonic and operatic mediums."--From the dw. Very good .
The Mexican composer and conductor Carlos Antonis de Padua Chavez y Ramirez (1899-1978) was a music theorist, educator, as well as a journalist. He founded the Mexican Symphony Orchestra and was also its director. Influenced by Mexican culture, his second symphony, the highly popular "Sinfonia India", uses native Yaqui percussion instruments.
Emmerich Gara (b.1901, d.1963). Born in Vienna, Austria in 1901, Gara established lifelong careers as a portrait photographer and professional cellist. Before the outbreak of the Second World War he and his wife emigrated to the United States, where he was hired as cellist for the NBC Orchestra led by Arturo Toscanini. He performed with the orchestra (later called The Symphony of the Air) until his death.
From his seat in the front row of the orchestra Gara was in the unique position to photograph all the great conductors and soloists who appeared with the orchestra during this extraordinary period of musical activity. His subjects were captured in performance, rehearsal, and in candid moments during recordings and while socializing.
Gara's action portraits were used for record covers, for the Book of the Month Club and in articles in Time, Life and other major magazines around the world. Fine .
The program cover announces that impresario "Mr. E. J. Gravestock has the honour to present for the first time in Australia..Shura Cherkassky, The World's Greatest Boy Pianist who has created such a furore in the world of music by his extraordinary talents and phenomenal pianistic ability. Although only sixteen years of age he has a technique that leaves his audiences breathless from wonderment, and truly amazed before the manifestations of a power greater than they can comprehend". The program includes the works to be performed at the recitals on August 4th, 6th and 8th, a biographical essay and quotations from reviews of Cherkassky's recent Sydney recital and of his 1927 recital at Carnegie Hall. The cover illustration depicts the sixteen-year-old Cherkassky at the piano. The other illustrations show him as a child prodigy at the ages of eleven and thirteen, and with his teacher Josef Hofmann.
Alexander Isaakovich Cherkassky [1909-1995] was born in Odessa, Russia. His family left for America to escape the Russian Revolution. Cherkassky first studied with his mother, a pianist and piano teacher. In the United States, he studied at the Curtis Institute for Music with Josef Hofmann, who continued to guide and advise him until 1935. He became known for his performances of the romantic repertoire and toured widely to Australia, New Zealand, the Far East, Russia and Europe. Good .
Reprint of a 1936 edition. Good .