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John Russell Erich Kleiber

Second edition printed for Seven Arts Book Club. Blue hard cover has very light scuffing, slight discoloration around the edges. Dust jacket has creases up to 3 inches and several tears up to 1/2 inch each. One tear across back DJ cover, beginning at spine, about 7 inches. Small piece missing from DJ spine. DJ is covered by protective paper and plastic film, NOT adhered to the DJ. Binding is cracked in several places but is secure. Pages are white to off-white around edges and crisp! Pencil marks, light staining to first, blank page

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.

John Russell

Genre: Classical

Condition: EX+

Cover Condition: VG
Label: Seven Arts
Date: 1958

Country: England

SKU: 21269

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