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A PERSONAL HISTORY OF THE TORONTO SYMPHONY.  THE FIRST FIFTY, Edinborough, Arnold.
1 Edinborough, Arnold. A PERSONAL HISTORY OF THE TORONTO SYMPHONY. THE FIRST FIFTY
Rothmans of Pall Mall Canada 1971 Stapled in Wraps Very Good+ 
Unpaginated (approx. 68 pp), 10 7/8" H. B&w photographs, portraits. A short history of the first fifty years of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, its conductors, performers, fund-raising efforts, etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear at top of spine, minor rub mark on rear cover. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
2 Kilbourn, William. INTIMATE GRANDEUR: ONE HUNDRED YEARS AT MASSEY HALL.
Toronto Stoddart 1993 0773727426 / 9780773727427 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
161 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H). B&w photographs, reproductions, colour plates. "(S)pins marvellous tales of boxing matches, typing contests, peace rallies, military musters, beauty pageants, Shakespeare in Yiddish, labour and political conventions, religious conventicles, temperance meetings, and rock and roll extravaganzas. For the past 100 years Massey Hall has witnessed a dazzling human cavalcade: Winston Churchill, Betrand Russell, Anna Pavlova, Jack Dempsey, Glenn Gould, Dr. Spock, George Gershwin, Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Isadora Duncan, Stompin' Tom Connors, Rudyard Kipling, Sergei Rachmaninov, Thomas Mann, Charlie Parker, Tom Longboat, Igor Stravinsky, Eleanor Roosevelt, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Will Rogers, the Dalai Lama, and the Barenaked Ladies. All have trodden the boards of the Old Lady of Shuter Street, which has served as a kind of magic lantern displaying the tastes and passions of Canadians in the 20th century. Chronicles the personalities behind the building of the Hall and the formation of the world-renowned Mendelssohn Choir and Toronto Symphony. We meet Hart Almerrin Massey, the family patriarch who bankrolled the Hall and dedicated it to the memory of Charles Albert, one of his sons. And we encounter the genius of Dr. Augustus Vogt, the founder of the Mendelssohn, and witness the mastery and merriment of the Toronto Symphony's Sir Ernest MacMillan, a man Roberston Davies has said 'set new standards of taste, purged the repertoire, and demanded a new quality of attention'. In the end, though, it is Massey Hall that emerges as the chief character in Kilbourn's lyrical evocation of time and place." Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
PICTORIAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF OCEAN LINERS 1860-1994., Miller, William H., Jr.  Preface by Frank A. Trumbour.
3 Miller, William H., Jr. Preface by Frank A. Trumbour. PICTORIAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF OCEAN LINERS 1860-1994.
Dover, New York, 1995. 
142 pp, 12" H, soft cover. ISBN 048628137X Profusely illustrated with 417 b&w photographs. "One of the most comprehensive pictorial references on ocean liners ever published, this superb chronicle by noted maritime historian William H. Miller, Jr . depicts and describes virtually every passenger ship of over 15,000 tons built between 1860 and the late 1900s. The first ship in this glorious cavalcade is the 'Great Eastern', launched in 1860. The last vessels featured are spectacular c r u i s e ships now under construction. Among the other ships in this memorable maritime assembly are such megaliners as the 'Queen Elizabeth', 'France' and 'Sovereign of the Seas'; the legendary 'Titantic', 'Lusitania' and 'Normandie'; 'floating ho te ls ' su c h as the 'Monarch of the Seas', 'Regal Princess' and 'Imagination'; and 'wedding cake-style' cruise ships, among them the 'Crystal Symphony' and 'Fascination'. These vessels have covered the seven seas. They were - and are - in rou tes tr ans at lan ti c and transpacific, African and South American, colonial Indian, Indochinese and Australian. A number of them have circumnavigated the globe. More than 400 historic photographs depict the fabled ships, documenting dramatic ch ange s in des ign and co nstruction over the years. Descriptive entries provide vital statistics on each: builder, tonnage, length, speed, passenger load, history and distinguishing characteristics." Interior - clean and tight with no previous owner ship marks . E xteri or - minor edge wear. Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
4 Pitman, Walter. VICTOR FELDBRILL: CANADIAN CONDUCTOR EXTRAORDINAIRE.
Toronto Dundurn Press 2010 1554887682 / 9781554887682 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
430 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w and colour photographs. "(A)n account of the life and cultural contribution of one of Canada's most talented conductors. Born in 1924, he made his Toronto Symphony conducting debut at the age of eighteen. He went on to become the artistic director of the Winnipeg Symphony, a conductor with the Toronto Symphony, and a guest conductor of virtually every major symphony orchestra in Canada. Feldbrill was also the first conductor-in-residence at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Music, from 1968 to 1982. However, what really set Feldbrill apart was his limitless enthusiasm and support of Canadian music and young musicians, as well as his insistence on playing the music of Canadian composers despite the reluctance of some orchestral managers and the initial opposition of audiences at the time. In doing so he reached out to young people and trained many to take their places as members of Canadian orchestras from coast to coast." Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
5 Schabas, Ezra. SIR ERNEST MACMILLAN: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING CANADIAN.
Toronto University of Toronto 1994 0802028497 / 9780802028495 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
374 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "As a conductor, organist, pianist, composer, educator, writer, administrator, and musical statesman, Sir Ernest MacMillan stands as a towering figure in Canada's musical history. His role in the development of music in Canada from the beginning of (the 20th) century to 1970 was pivotal. He conducted the Toronto Symphony Orchestra for twenty-five years, and the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir for fifteen. He was principal of the Toronto (now Royal) Conservatory of Music and dean of the University of Toronto's Faculty of Music. He founded both the Canadian Musc Centre, and was a founding member of the Canada Council. He was also the first president of the Composers, Authors and Publishers Association of Canada. Ezra Schabas provides not only the first detailed biography of MacMillan, but also a frank, richly detailed, and handsomely illustrated account of the Canadian music scene." Minor edge wear, one very tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top of rear flap-fold. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
KITCHENER:  A TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE., Stanton, Ray and Pearce, Richard.
6 Stanton, Ray and Pearce, Richard. KITCHENER: A TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE.
Burlington, Ontario Windsor Publications 1991 0897813812 / 9780897813815 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
136 pp, 12 1/4" H. B&w and colour photographs. "In its days as 'Busy Berlin', the city known today as Kitchener took great pride in its reputation as a thriving business and manufacturing centre. The heritage of Berlin's original German-speaking inhabitants - a tradition of hard work and craftsmanship - remained woven into the cultural fabric of the city long after the name change of World War I. Today the city has come full circle, and 'Made in Kitchener' has again become a trademark of excellence. (This book) brings the story to life, capturing the essence of Kitchener as never before. (It) brings together all the elements, both of the past and of the present, which make Kitchener such an exciting place to live, work, and play. In addition, those businesses and organizations which have contributed to the city's growth are profiled in a special section, 'Kitchener's Enterprises', by corporate profile writer Richard Pearce." Minor cocking to book. Dust jacket has some very light to minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 


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