[Sarah Bernhardt] - Musica [Quatrième année 1905: Janvier No. 28 thru Décembre No. 39]

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Sarah Bernhardt [et. al.] - Musica [Quatrième année 1905: Janvier No. 28 thru Décembre No. 39] - Paris - Publications Pierre Lafitte - 1905 - 1st edition - 192pp - Half cloth binding - 29 x 36 cm.

Condition: Good, complete bound set - some wear, stains. Rare.

Large format art nouveau style (classical) music magazine from just after the fin-de-siècle. Illustrated with black and white photos (by i.a. Paul Berger), reproductions and nostalgic advertisements (including for lingerie 'Le nouveau soutien-gorge', Kimonos, ladies shoes by Cordonnerie Maxim's, pianos by Elcke, Peugeot cycles et motocyclettes, La Liqueur Pères Chartreux) . Text in French. Fourth volume complete. Bound in (publishers?) linen binding with decorative paper covered boards and tassel. Title and year on the spine.

¶ Contains articles about violinists Niccolò Paganini and Jan Kubelik, pianist Arthur Rubinstein, Kora musical instrument from Sudan, Jane Margyl in Camille Saint-Saëns' Dalila, the Stradivarius violin and photo series of violin makers L. Grelsamer & L. Fischesser in their studio, beautiful cover art presenting Sarah Bernhardt, Lina Cavalieri, Gabriel Fauré and specials on Georges Bizet's Carmen and Ludwig von Beethoven (no. 32) with an inlaid announcement for the Festival Beethoven, conducted by Félix Weingartner, held between 5 and 12 May 1905 for which tickets were available at the cost of 3 to 15 francs. With an Amsterdam Quatuor Vocal (M'elles Oldenboom-Lutkemann & Tilly Koenen and Messieurs J.J.Rogmanns & Jan Sol).

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