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* Shoji OTAKE "Musicians of the World" 1979 Photobook Sonorama Edition #18


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Shoji OTAKE, photographer. “Sonorama Shashin Sensho 18: Sekai no ongakuka" - "Sonorama Photobook Series 18: Musicians of the World.” Tatsuo SHIRAI, essay. Japan: Asahi Sonorama, 1979, First Edition, HB, dj, 21 cm x 22 cm, 120 pp, b/w photos, text in Japanese & English.

In 1955, Otake published his first book, Sekai no ongakuka (World Musicians). His photographs from that rare and respected work were revisited for this volume from the Sonorama Series with additional period photos. Musicians include: Herbert von Karajan, Alfred Cortot, Genevieve Joy & Raymond Gallois-Montbrun, Janine Andrade, Max Egger, Isaac Stern, Wilhelm Kempf, Walter Gieseking, Arrigo Pola, Sir Malcolm Sargent, Joseph Szigeti, David Oistrakh, Yehudi Menuhin, Marian Anderson, Manfred Gurlitt, Ludwid Holscher, Lazare Levy, Joseph Rosenstock, Aram Khatchaturian, Julius Katchen, Ferruccio Tagliavini, Kurt Woss, Jean Martinon, Niklaus Aeschbacher, Gerhard Husch, Wilhelm Backhaus, The De Paur Infantry Chorus, Solomon, Erna Berger, Lev Oborin, Josephine Baker, Andre Kostelanetz, Mischa Elman, Pierre Fournier, Samson Francois, and a handful of lesser-known artists. The photos of Aram Khatchaturian, Lev Oborin, Andre Kostelanetz, Mischa Elman, and Samson Francois - though from the same late 1940s and early 1950s period - are new to this edition.

Condition: Book is good, a bit toned, Jacket has coloration changes from sun-fading and toning, underside of the jacket has some foxing spots (often seen with this series).

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