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Category: All Categories: Performing Arts: Ballet: History
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1.
Beauchamp, Pierre, 1631-1705 Houle, George, ed  
Le Ballet des Fâcheux: Beauchamp's Music for Molière's Comedy

Publisher: Indiana UP [1991]. Publications of the Early Music Institute..
56 p. + Instrumental Parts (6 p. each for Dessus, Haut-contre, Taille, Quinte, Basse) in rear pocket; 28 cm. Pierre Beauchamp, 1631-1705, the most prominent French dancer and choreographer of his time, also composed music for many of his ballets. His collaboration with Molière resulted in a small masterpiece, the comédie-ballet Les Fâcheuz [The Bores], the music for which is published here for the first time. George Houle's edition includes an introduction, notes on performance practice, the full score, and separate parts for five string instruments. A short section by Herbert W. Myers provides directions for orchestral bowing technique based on the treatises of Muffat, Montéclair, and Dupont. The score consists of an Ouverture and twelve dances, including pantomimic and comical dances as well as bourées, gavottes, and menuets. The music is characterized by a mixture of modal and tonal harmonies, and its metrical shifts and melodic twists suggest the lively comedy of Beauchamp's dancing.' Stock# 31,009x. Near fine/ wrappers.

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2.
Bland, Alexander  
Fonteyn and Nureyev, The story of a partnership
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Publisher: New York Times Books, NY, 1979.
Near Fine cloth hardback, silver lettering, VG DJ. Cover with minimal shelf wear, bumped corners. DJ has a little edge and corner wear. Binding tight. Colored end papers and pp look unused. 4to, 208 pp with great photographs arranged by roles and perforances. ISBN# 0 8129 0860 0. Because of size and weight of the book(s), please contact us to arrange for priority mail or for shipping outside the continental USA.

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3.
Burian, K. V.(Karel Vladimir)  
The Story of World Ballet

Publisher: London, Wingate, 1963.
329 p., photos, 27.5 cm. Translation by Olga Kuthanova. Amply illustrated history of ballet with chapters on Evolution of the Dance, The First Ballets, The French and Italian Schools, Romantic Ballet, The Russian Ballet, Contemporary Ballet. Stock# 34,233. Vg/ dj, poor, torn. Dance.

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4.
Gale, Joseph  
Behind Barres : Technique of Masterly Dance Teaching

Publisher: Dance Horizons; N. Y. : 1980.
Fine in Near Fine dust jacket First Edition Hardcover ISBN: 087127115X 76 pages; 8vo (9.25") 24 cm; Full black cloth, gold spine lettering, brown endpapers, index, [xvi] + 76 pages, 54 b/w photos with captions. ; Profiles the top seven ballet teachers in US, who are: Margaret Craske. Leon Danielian. Felia Doubrovska. Valentina Pereyaslavec. Karel Shook. Muriel Stuart. Hector Zaraspe. ; One very small chip to upper rear jacket edge. No other flaws.

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5.
Gregor, Joseph, 1888-1960  
Kulturgeschichte Des Balletts

Publisher: Zurich, Scientia, [1946].
356 p., 20 plates, 256 illus. at end, 23.5 cm. First published in Vienna, 1944. History of the Ballet. Stock# 31,697. vg/ no dj.

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6.
Gruen, John  
The Private World of Ballet
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Publisher: Viking Press, NY,1975.
Near Fine paper on board hardback, VG DJ. Cover with a little shelf wear. DJ has some edge wear. tight binding. End papers ane pp are Nf, look unused. 8vo, 464 pp with illustrations and index.

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7.
Kochno, Boris  
Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes
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Publisher: Harper & Row, Publishers, Inc., 1970 New York.
Book. Book condition: Good to Very Good. Good. Hardcover Folio - over 12 - 15" tall "From Diaghilev's launching of the Ballets Russes in 1909 until his death in Venice twenty years later, he was the central figure and the motive power of one of the most extraordinary experiments in creative cross-fertilization Europe has known since the Renaissance. The painters whom he persuaded to create costume and set designs became the giants of twentieth-century art - from Picasso, Braque, Miro, and Max Ernst to his compatriots, Gabo, Pevsner, Larionov, Gontcharova, and Bakst. The composers, Milhaud, Stravinsky and dozens more - reached a new audience through his productions. And, of course, his performers have entered the pantheon of modern theatre and dance. Here is the book about that titanic figure, the story of Diaghilev in action told by his close associate for many years. In presenting his recollections of Diaghilev at work by relating them to the sixty great ballets of his career, Kochno produces a record unequaled for freshness, intimacy, information, and entertainment. The fervor of creative activity around Diaghilev is marvelously captured by the text and by original works of art of the great painters, by photographs of his greatest stars in their greatest roles - Karsavina, Ida Rubinstein, Nijinsky, Lifar, Massine, and others - and by snapshots and sketches of the painters and composers through whom his vision came into being. As part of Boris Kochno's private collection, most of the illustrative material has never been seen before. The book is a storehouse of treasures for the connoisseur, collector and lover of ballet, theatre, and art. It is a brilliant record of a great moment in modern culture." Illustrated with 312 black-and-white illustrations and 70 in full color. 293 pages with index. Book is in GOOD or better condition. Dust jacket is in GOOD condition; wear to edges.

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8.
Lifar, Serge, 1905-1986  
Traite De Danse Academique Dessins de Monique Lancelot

Publisher: [Paris], Bordas, 1952.
230p., illus., plates, 23.5 cm. Lifar, born in Kiev, trained in Russia, was director of the Paris Ballet and was the "living symbol of French dance during half a century." Stock# 34,230. Vg, uncut/ paper.

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9.
Parker, H. T. (Henry Taylor), 11867-1934  
Motion Arrested: Dance Reviews. Edited by Olive Holmes.

Publisher: Middletown, CT, Wesleyan UP, 1982. .
325 p., photos, 26 cm. "H.T.P.'s word pictures conveyed a sense of the dancer in motion." Stock# 34,227. VG in dj. Choreography, theater.

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10.
Perlmutter, Donna  
Shadowplay: the life of Antony Tudor / Donna Perlmutter

Publisher: New York: Limelight Editions, 1995.
x, 420 p., [16] p. of plates: illus., 23 cm. Originally published: Viking, 1991. Biography of the London-born choreographer. Stock# 36,871. Vg/paper.

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11.
Posner, Sandy. , Illustrator: Joyce Millen (illustrations).  
COPPELIA: The Story of the Ballet. (The Ballet Pocket Series).
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Publisher: London: Adam & Charles Black (1949)..
Fourth edition, 1st printing thus. This book "tells the story of the ballet and gives details of its first production, the dancers who created the roles and the company who presented it, " as well as an account of other productions and information about ballet in general. 96p: 4 colour illustrations + black/white drawings in-text and chapter headpieces and tailpieces; 13cm. 278g. Good (clean and sound, name free-front endpaper, light edgewear, small bleach mark bottom edge rear panel). Blue cloth hardcover with gilt title. Book condition: Good. Jacket condition: no dj.

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