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* Shoji OTAKE "Sekai no ongakuka" - "World Musicians" 1955 Photobook


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Shoji OTAKE, photographer. “Sekai no ongakuka" - "World Musicians.” Japan: Asahi Shinbun Sha, 1955, First Edition, HB, 31 cm x 22 cm, 100 pp, b/w gravure photos.

This rare book was so respected that it was later included as Volume 18 in the famed Sonorama Shashin Sensho Series of Great Japanese Photography. As prized as all of the Sonorama titles are, this original 1955 book is rarer. Musicians included in this book: Gerhard Husch, Joseph Rosenstock, Leonid Kreutzer, Joseph Szigeti, The De Paur Infantry Chorus, Germaine Leroux, Alfred Cortot, Helmut Heller, Sir Malcolm Sargent, Yehudi Menuhin, Erna Berger, Raymond Gallois-Montbrun, Genevieve Joy & Raymond Gallois-Montbrun, Wilhelm Backhaus, Nicola Rucci, Pierre Fournier, Maryse Damia, Manfred Gurlitt, Walter Gieseking, Marian Anderson, Kurt Woss, Jean Martinon, Julius Katchen, Helen Traubel, Max Egger, Isaac Stern, Ferruccio Tagliavini, Jascha Heifetz, Ludwid Holscher, Wilhelm Kempf, Janine Andrade, Arrigo Pola, Solomon, Herbert von Karajan, Lazare Levy, Niklaus Aeschbacher, David Oistrakh, Josephine Baker.

Condition: Book is good, though lacking the fragile original jacket, some offset toning visible in the light areas of opposite pages.

Shipping costs: Checkout settings are for International airmail "small packet" (available for packages up to 2 kg), delivery estimated at 5-8 days - $20.85. Two other shipping options are also available: Economy airmail shipping SAL (surface/air), delivery estimated at 2-3 weeks - $11.80; and International EMS (express mail service), delivery estimated within 2-4 days - $28.00 (USA), $32.50 (Europe). Shipping weight: approx. 1050g.