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Beethoven Mini Journal
SKU: 12494
 
Great composers at work!
 
To inspire the writer and note taker, this unique journal fits snugly in your pocket and features none other than Ludwig Van Beethoven.
 
5″ × 4″
128 blank pages
Ribbon page marker

Our price: $9.95
Gary Bukovnik: Watercolors

SKU: 9721

A special hand signed edition from artist Gary Bukovnik, published expressly for the San Francisco Symphony Centennial Celebration!
 
Gary Bukovnik: Watercolors is a beautiful coffee table book celebrating gorgeous paintings of Gary Bukovnik and his contribution to the San Francisco Symphony Centennial Celebration.

Bukovnik has created and generously donated art to the San Francisco Symphony for use since the 1981-82 season. This wonderful partnership continues today.

"The opportunity to work with the San Francisco Symphony these last 30 years has been both a privilege and life long dream come true." -Gary Bukovnik

Bukovnik’s collaboration with the Symphony first began with his depiction of Easter lilies on the poster announcing performances of Bach’s Saint Matthew Passion. In Bukovnik’s floral subjects, he captures a vibrant yet fleeting beauty that mirrors music itself.

Beautifully printed 144 pages with over eighty Gary Bukovnik paintings, including:
- A selection of the San Francisco Symphony annual fine art watercolor poster images
- Exquisitely gold leaf stamped "San Francisco Symphony Centennial Celebration" and personally hand signed by the artist
- Available only through the San Francisco Symphony

Our price: $35.00
Gold G-Clef Bookmark
SKU: 12819
 
This is a beautifully made gold G-Clef bookmark.
 
Like all musical notations, this G-Clef is a visual instruction, or record, of a musical sound. Different clefs are used to designate the pitch of a piece, and there are three clefs in use today: the treble, the bass, and the C. They are represented by stylizations of the letters G, F, and C. The treble or G-Clef fixes the position of G above middle C.
 
Finish: Solid brass, electro-plated with 24K gold (3mils)
 
Dimensions: Approx. 1" W x 2.22" L
 
Made in USA

Our price: $8.95
Grand Piano Bookmark
SKU: 12820
 
This is a beautifully made Grand Piano clip bookmark.
 
This keyboard instrument has held a central position in professional and domestic music since the latter part of the 18th century. The piano made its first appearance in the early 1700’s in a highly developed form and as the result of the work of a single individual— Bartholomeo Cristofori, keeper of the instruments at the Medici Court in Florence.
 
Finish: Solid brass, electro-plated with 24K gold (3mils), giclee print
 
Dimensions: Approx. 2" W x 2" L
 
Made in USA

Our price: $8.95
Music for a City, Music for the World: 100 Years with the San Francisco Symphony
Give the book the San Francisco Chronicle calls "superb" and the Wall Street Journal calls "engrossing."
  
"Music lovers, life-long fans of the SFS, and American history buffs will find Rothe's remarkable accomplishment irresistible."
-Philip Campbell, The Bay Area Reporter
  
When the San Francisco Symphony presented its first concert just five years after the 1906 earthquake, its founders intended it to revitalize Bay Area cultural life. Little did they know what they’d started. In Music for a City, Music for the World, Larry Rothe tells the story of the people behind the scenes in an orchestra’s century-long journey through hard times and good times. Published to celebrate the San Francisco Symphony’s 100th anniversary, this comprehensive history, filled with hundreds of archival photos and images, gives readers a glimpse into the inner workings of one of the world’s foremost orchestras, and in doing so it illuminates the cultural life of a city.
 
 
 

Our price: $28.00
Violin Bookmark
SKU: 12821
 
This is a beautifully made Violin clip bookmark.
 
The painting of a violin on a door in the State Music Room is a trompe l'oeil (deceives the eye) and is one of the best remembered treasures at Chatsworth, in Derbyshire. Painted by Jan van der Vaart (c. 1653-1727), it came from Devonshire House in Piccadilly and has been at Chatsworth for over 150 years.
 
Finish: Solid brass, electro-plated with 24K gold (3mils), giclee print
 
Dimensions: Approx. 0.25" W x 1" L
 
Made in USA

Our price: $8.95
William Morris Leicester Bookmark
SKU: 12825
 
This is a beautifully made William Morris designed Leicester bookmark.
 
William Morris started designing wallpaper fabrics in 1862 though he did not start printing and selling them until 1864. Every design has a tribute to plants or flowers delicately woven around and in between themselves to create a unique and beautiful pattern. Morris’ designs were quickly admired throughout the industry and by those who appreciate art. The ‘Leicester’ wallpaper can be credited to John Henry ‘J.H.’ ‘Compton’ Dearle, a designer who worked closely with Morris. It’s calm colors and green background give Leicester a touch that can fit with any decor. 
 
Finish: Solid brass, electro-plated with 24K gold (3mils), giclee print, domed
 
Dimensions: Approx. 1" W x 3.75" L
 
Made in USA

Our price: $10.95
William Morris Sweet Briar Bookmark
SKU: 12818
 
This is a beautifully made William Morris designed Sweet Briar bookmark.
 
William Morris started designing wallpaper fabrics in 1862 though he did not start printing and selling them until 1864. Every design has a tribute to plants or flowers delicately woven around and in between themselves to create a unique and beautiful pattern. Morris’ designs were quickly admired throughout the industry and by those who appreciate art. The ‘Sweet Briar’ wallpaper can be credited to John Henry ‘J.H.’ ‘Compton’ Dearle, a designer who worked closely with Morris. It has an intricate weaving of flowers, leaves and vines which create an elegant work of art. 
 
Finish: Solid brass, electro-plated with non-tarnishing silver finish, giclee print, domed
 
Dimensions: Approx. 1" W x 3.75" L
 
Made in USA

Our price: $10.95
The John Adams Reader (Hardcover Book)
SKU: 5975
 
The John Adams Reader: Essential Writings on an American Composer gathers a colorful and wide-ranging selection of pieces from leading musical commentators and critics. Included are revealing interviews with the composer as well as eloquent essays by Ingram Marshall, Michael Steinberg, Alex Ross, Sarah Cahill, Alan Rich, and many others. Editor Thomas May has grouped this collection into four sections: profiles of the artist (including a fascinating memory piece from Ingram Marshall on Adams's early San Francisco years), detailed essays on the major works, interviews with some leading collaborators and interpreters, and critical reception. This reader should be of use both as an introduction for the general reader to a preeminently significant American artist and as a reference for the more serious student or scholar.

Hardcover: 352 pages


Our price: $27.95
For the Love of Music: Invitations to Listening
SKU: 8065
  
The power of music, the way it works on the mind and heart, remains an enticing mystery. Now two noted writers on classical music, former SFS program annotator Michael Steinberg and SFS publications editor Larry Rothe, explore the allure of this melodious art--not in the clinical terms of social scientists, but through stories drawn from their own experience.

In For the Love of Music, Steinberg and Rothe draw on a lifetime of listening to, living with, and writing about music, sharing the delights and revelatory encounters they have had with Mozart, Brahms, Stravinsky, and a host of other great (and almost-great) composers. At once highly personal and immediately accessible, their writings shed light on those who make music and those who listen to it--drawing readers into the beautiful and dangerous terrain that has meant so much to the authors.

In recounting how they themselves came to love music, Steinberg and Rothe offer keys for listening. You will meet the man who created the sound of Hollywood's Golden Age. You will learn how composers have addressed issues as comtemporary as AIDS and the terrorist attacks of September 11. You will sit in on strange and enlightening listening sessions with one of America's quirkiest music critics. And you will enter a world of mind- and soul-nourishing pleasures.
 
"During a time when it seems that American publishing has become the Wal-Mart of words it is a consolation and a gift to come upon a durable book. For the Love of Music is simply enough a fabulous work. As an avid listener of classical music for fifty years, it was splendid indeed to have so many doors to the world of musical genius opened for me." --Jim Harrison, author of The Summer he Didn't Die

"This is a graceful book by two music critics and fanatics that addresses the great question, Why do we love what we love? and leads us back to first causes, Bach, Brahms, Beethoven, the music that enthralled us sitting in the mystical fellowship of the concert hall. Their reminiscence of American composers of the 20th Century is not to be missed." --Garrison Keillor

"This kaleidoscopic book by Michael Steinberg & Larry Rothe is rich with autobiographical scenes, provocative viewpoints, and heartfelt appreciations--all centering around music and the artistic passion these authors share with and convey to the reader. It will long be treasured by professionals, novices, and all lovers of classical music." --Andre Watts

"The miracle of Michael Steinberg and Larry Rothe's new book is that music--perhaps the most difficult of the arts to describe and to write about well--is evoked with such eloquence and wit. This collection of essays presents its body of knowledge without pedantry, and as its authors take us on a tour of both major and minor works, using enlightening anecdotes and analyses, we are charmed and instructed, as the authors' love of their subject--announced in the title--makes itself clear." --Charles Baxter, author of The Feast of Love

"This is a delightful book--witty, fervent, and wide-ranging. The authors wear their erudition lightly, are unabashedly personal and celebratory, and manage the difficult feat of being both serious and entertaining. I enjoyed it immensely." --Richard Goode, Pianist

251 pages
5 3/5" x 8 3/5"


Our price: $17.95
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