One of the Greatests

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“Handel became obese and it is likely that he could not control his appetite. During his travels in Europe, he incurred huge food bills and his first biographer noted that Handel was ‘habituated… to an uncommon portion of food and nourishment’.”
(David Hunter, University of Texas at Austin)

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Part of my reference library

Fake It Easy?

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Eternal questions of instrument collectors. I am now in Stuttgart exhibiting on the 53rd Antiquarian Book Fair and talking about fake inscriptions and real ones.

53rd Antiquarian Book Fair

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Starts in 5 mins

Déjà-vu

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Rolling Stones, (A. D. 1320)

(Dis)Cover

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The arts, the book and music – interesting for collectors are artistically designed books by music publishers. Until now this subject was often neglected, whereas the design of CD and vinyl covers was discussed in detail. ECM records, for example, has published a two volume book on the art and design of their CD booklets. And Kompakt Records presented its record and CD designs at the Art Cologne in 2013. But what about music editions and arts? Veronika Pfolz gives insight into a fascinating field of collection: the wonderful works published by the Universal-Edition, which was founded in the 1901 by Emil Hertzka and has become one of the best publishers of contemporary music. Here continues in German: http://www.ilab.org/eng/documentation/1286-collecting_music_-_the_archive_of_universal-edition.html

Tomorrow

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53rd Antiquarian Book Fair Stuttgart. Visit booth no 29 – Adam Bosze Music Antiquarian