Wednesday, November 6, 2013

HUNDREDS of PERFORMING ARTS ITEMS some at 50-90% OFF retail!

Hundreds of performing arts items, some at as much as 50-90% off retail, some unique and very special, will be available at The American Prize Online Auction, coming November 29th, but you must be signed up to receive "On TAP," our e-newsletter to get the private website address to participate in the sale.

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FOR THE SERIOUS MUSICIAN
and THE CASUAL MUSIC & PERFORMING ARTS LOVER 

all in support of The American Prize national nonprofit competitions in the arts

The first Online Auction of The American Prize features literally hundreds of performing arts items, running the gamut from the intensely serious (Willi Reich's guide to Berg's Wozzeck in the Musical Quarterly of January 1952) to the frivolous (an original 8x10 press photo of coloratura Lily Pons, whooping it up at a party); from the historical (a concert program from 1930 of Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra featuring Maurice Martentot playing his new "electrical instrument", the ondes martenot); to the modern (Muti conducting the Chicago Symphony.)

DISNEY to DEBUSSY:

There are Disney collectibles (including an original 1940 edition of a large hardcover book about Fantasia, full of extraordinary artwork reproductions from the movie), books by and about major musical, dance and theatrical figures from the 19th and 20th centuries, some of them autographed, recordings (both CDs and LPs, some quite rare), brochures, theater programs and other ephemera, music and theater magazines, a section of musical gifts, another for children, and lots of music—for pianists, vocalists, conductors, and chamber musicians, music educators, studio teachers.

TAP LAUREATE DONATIONS:

A number of the listings were donated by or feature laureates of The American Prize, and we may be proudest of those.

HERE ARE THE CATEGORIES of ITEMS:
as of today. (More items are being added every day until the auction opens.)

BOOKS on MUSIC

BOOK on THEATER, MOVIES, TELEVISION, VISUAL ARTS, also THEATER PROGRAMS, PLAY SCRIPTS:

OPERA: Vocal scores, libretti, Opera News back-issues

CHORAL MUSIC

SOLO VOCAL MUSIC, art song, opera, oratorio

PIANO MUSIC


CHAMBER MUSIC of all KINDS

ORCHESTRAL MUSIC, scores and full sets of parts

TAP LAUREATE SECTION

PERFORMING ARTS-related PHOTOGRAPHS & AUTOGRAPHS

SPECIAL or UNUSUAL ITEMS

MUSICAL GIFTS of all kinds

MUSIC MAGAZINES, brochures, catalogs, ephemera (except Opera News & Musical America—see separate listings)


RECORDINGS: CDs, LPs

CHILDREN's DEPARTMENT (arts gifts for kids)

MUSICAL AMERICA INTERNATIONAL DIRECTORY back issues


BUILDING A COMMUNITY:

The aim of The American Prize Online Auction is to offer "something for most," with a goal to raise money to help our unique nonprofit competitions prosper, but also to continue to build a community of friends and colleagues centered around The American Prize experience—to create a loose extended family of like-minded (and wonderfully talented) artists from all across the U.S. and beyond, who occasionally work together, sharing their news and sharing their successes.

THE VERY IMPORTANT DATES:

The website goes "live" with all the items listed on
Friday, November 29, 2013 at 6am

and concludes (no more bidding on new items)
Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 11:59 pm.

QUESTIONS?
Email us at theamericanprize@gmail.com

NEXT TIME on our blog: How the auction works.

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