[J.W. von Goethe] - Musica [Cinquième année 1906: Janvier No. 40 thru Décembre No.51 ]
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J.W. von Goethe [et.al.] - Musica. Publication mensuelle [Cinquième année 1906: Janvier No. 40 thru Décembre No.51 ] - Paris - Publications Pierre Lafitte - 1906 - 1st edition - pp - Half cloth binding - 29 x 36 cm.
Condition: Good - with some wear and 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 advertising (including for L'orgue de salon "Aeolus", ladies shoes by Maxim's, pianos by Elcke, Peugeot cycles et motocyclettes, La Liqueur Bénédictine). Text in French. Fifth volume complete. Bound in (publishers?) linen binding with decorative paper covered boards and tassel. Title and year on the spine.
¶ Includes articles on Richard Strauss' Salomé in Dresden, Maurice Renaud, Charles Gounod, 'La saison de Bayreuth', Turkish derwish singers, dance & ballet, beautiful cover art depicting Géraldine Farrar, Siegfried Wagner (son of Richard) and specials on the music performances of JW von Goethe's Faust and the Devil Méphistoles (No. 40, with large plate of Walpurgis Night, a Witches' Sabbath by René Lelong), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (No. 43) and Jules Massenet (No. 50).