WELCOME BOOK LOVERS!
On this website, you will
find an illustrated catalog of selected books and CDs related to
Harry's music interests, all with direct links to Amazon.
But these items are just part of the Brabec Book/CD Collection now on
the Amazon Marketplace. See below for a complete list of
topic categories. ~ BARBARA
In a letter to a music buddy in 1999, Harry wrote: "Iím an avid reader, and I just keep buying books and never find the
time to read all of them. I swear I will get to the book you sent me next
week. All my reading material is stacked nice and neat, but it's beginning to close in on me. Barb is suggesting that we put a sign on
our front lawn telling people that this is the Brabec and Brabec bookstore.
The house seems to be bursting at the seams with books and magazines we
haven't read yet."
mistress was indeed music, but he also had a lifelong love affair
with books, and he collected some of the finest and now most
sought-after books in all of the musical and entertainment
categories. He also had a passionate interest in the circus and
circus music, as well as art and history (particularly the Civil War
and World War II). I am now offering his collection for sale on Amazon. On one hand, I
can just hear him saying, "What! You're selling my books?"
But on the other . . .
The following items from Harry's collection are
now for sale on Amazon and illustrated on this website with links to
JAZZ & BIG
RARE PERCUSSION & DRUM BOOKS
BANDS, BAND MUSIC, JOHN PHILIP SOUSA
FROM HARRY'S COLLECTION on Amazon
The following topic categories are also available on Amazon, but not illustrated on this
website. To find them, just pull up my Amazon Marketplace catalog
and scroll through it. Books and CDs are usually (but not always) entered in clumps by subject matter.
(The catalog also includes some rare VHS tapes.)
OPERA & SYMPHONY
HOLLYWOOD & SHOW BUSINESS ENTERTAINERS
CIRCUS, CARNIVAL, & CAROUSEL BOOKS
BIOGRAPHIES & AUTOBIOGRAPHIES
ART * LITERATURE * CLASSICS *
ENGLISH * WORD ORIGINS
NOSTALGIA * RADIO * MEMOIRS
CIVIL WAR *
WORLD WAR II * HISTORY
SHIPS AND THE SEA
BOOKS ABOUT CZECHOSLOVAKIA
Harry Brabec was a legendary symphonic musician and
show drummer greatly admired by his peers. In 2010, Barbara published
Drummer Drives! Everybody Else Rides, a memoir about her life with Harry. During his
career, he worked with countless entertainers, bands and orchestras,
including the National Symphony in Washington, D.C., the Chicago Symphony
Orchestra, the Lyric Opera, Ballet, the Shubert Theatre in Chicago, the NBC
Symphony of Chicago and, in his earlier years, the jazz bands of Wayne King
and Chuck Foster.
ON THIS WEBSITE:
Jazz & Big
Percussion & Drum Books
Music, Sousa Books
Harry's CD COLLECTION
[Barbara Brabec Home]
by Barbara Brabec
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