Publisher: John Calder (Publishers) Ltd.
Country: United Kingdom. Date:1962-72.
by Pierre Petit. Translated from the French by Patrick Bowles.
London, John Calder, 1962 (Illustrated Calderbooks, CB-55).
Paperback. 192 pages. Numerous illustrations.
ILLUSTRATED CALDERBOOKS [JOHN CALDER (PUBLISHERS) LTD.]
Series Note: "A unique series of paperback biographies of composers (and later writers, scientists and artists) as well as more general subject profiles on opera, film, theatre and history - all superbly illustrated."
-- Publisher's blurb on cover of Verdi by Pierre Petit, London: John Calder, 1962, in this series.
Illustrations in each book include rare photographs and drawings of the composers, of their music scores, of the performances of their works, and of the world in which they lived.
Format: All titles were published as paperbacks and at least some (e.g. Bruckner; Mozart) were also published as hardbacks.
Many of the titles in this series were translated from books in the French-language Solfeges series (published by Editions du Seuil, Paris).
The Illustrated Calderbooks series are regarded as a subseries of the Calderbooks series.
Serial Number / Title / Author / Publication Year / Price
by Pierre Petit. Translated by Patrick Bowles.
by Audrey Williamson.
by Michel Hoffman [= Michel-Rostislav Hofmann]. Translated by Angus Heriot.
by Stanley Sadie.
by Stanley Sadie.
by Robert Siohan. Translated by Eric Walter White.
by Claude Samuel. Translated by Miriam John.
by Claude Rostand. Translated by John Victor.
by Hans Herbert Schonzeler.
Titles announced but apparently not published in Illustrated Calderbooks series
- Bach by Luc-André Marcel.
- Beethoven by Robert Senator.
- Berlioz by Norman Demuth.
- Brahms by F. R. Bastide.
- Donizetti by Reginald Woollard.
- Richard Strauss by A. G. Ross.
Sources of the above list:
(1) Verdi by Pierre Petit, London: John Calder, 1962 (Illustrated Calderbooks series)