Joseph & Hans Schmidt (editors) Schmidt-Gorg Ludwig Van Beethoven
First printing. Plastic dust jacket is printed with a portrait in pink. Inside DJ has heavy paper flap. DJ has a chunk missing that wraps from front, spine corner to back spine corner (approximately 3 inch piece) and a 1 to 2 inch piece missing from the top spine corner. Light wear to cloth cover. Binding is tight and secure. Pages are white and crisp with slightly blunted corners. 275 pages with both color and black-and-white plates.
This book comes from the private collection of the legendary jazz clarinetist and Jazz Hall of Fame inductee, Kenny Davern. While Kenny was best known as a jazz musician who worked with everyone from Jack Teagarden to Steve Lacy, he attributes David Weber, principal solo clarinetist with the New York City Ballet Orchestra as his most influential teacher. He and I would listen to mostly classical music when we visited and discussed the differences in interpretations by various conductors. Kenny's knowledge of classical music was encyclopaedic, particularly of the work of conductor Wilhelm Furtwängler whose works lined the walls of his music room.
Condition: EX+Cover Condition: EX
Reference Number: 70-100925
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