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- University of California Press 2001; US$ 15.95
W. Anthony Sheppard considers a wide-ranging constellation of important musical works in this fascinating exploration of ritualized performance in twentieth-century music. Revealing Masks uncovers the range of political, didactic, and aesthetic intents that inspired the creators of modernist music theater. more...
- University of California Press 2000; US$ 15.95
In his final accomplishment of an extraordinarily distinguished career, James W. McKinnon considers the musical practices of the early Church in this incisive examination of the history of Christian chant from the years a.d. 200 to 800. The result is an important book that is certain to have a long-lasting impact on musicology, religious studies, and... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 42.00
This book traces the changing interpretation of troubadour and trouvčre music, a repertoire of songs which have successfully maintained public interest for eight centuries, from the medieval chansonniers to contemporary rap renditions. A study of their reception therefore serves to illustrate the development of the modern concept of 'medieval music'. more...
- Amsterdam University Press 2004; US$ 48.00
In de zeventiende eeuw ging vrijwel iedere toneelvoorstelling gepaard met muziek. Er werd niet alleen gemusiceerd tussen de bedrijven, maar ook in het toneelstuk zelf. Muziek diende als achtergrond en versiering en was functioneel geďntegreerd in de handeling van het drama. Uit de rekeningen van de Amsterdamse Schouwburg blijkt dat men professionele... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 54.00
Discusses the recurring literary theme of rebirth and renewal in The Canterbury Tales , The Great Gatsby , The Scarlet Letter , and others. This title provides about 20 explanatory essays and critical analyses from which students studying literature can gain insights. more...
- University of California Press 2007; US$ 19.96
Uses the works of Monteverdi, Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven to support the claims that it was only in the later eighteenth century that music began to take the flow of time from the past to the future seriously. more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 35.00
This book contains analyses of the stories and music of nine operas, presented in chronological order from 1791 to 1928. These great works are most readily approached with an understanding of the conventions of the several operatic genres as well as the social conditions that influenced the composers and librettists. The popular and intellectual movements... more...