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- OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 159.99
Opera was invented at the end of the sixteenth century in imitation of the supposed style of delivery of ancient Greek tragedy, and, since then, operas based on Greek drama have been among the most important in the repertoire. This collection of essays by leading authorities in the fields of Classics, Musicology, Dance Studies, English Literature,... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 34.99
There is a striking similarity between Marian devotional songs and secular love songs of the late Middle Ages and Renaissance. Two disparate genres-one sacred, the other secular; one Latin, the other vernacular-both praise an idealized, impossibly virtuous woman. Each does so through highly stylized derivations of traditional medieval song forms-Marian... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2010; US$ 99.00
This collection is a Festschrift in honour of Julian Rushton, one of the most distinguished opera scholars of his generation and highly regarded for his innovative studies of Gluck, Mozart and Berlioz, among many others. Colleagues, associates and former students pay tribute to his work with essays highlighting the interplay between opera, art and... more...
- University of California Press 2012; US$ 63.00
In this book, Susan McClary examines the mechanisms through which seventeenth-century musicians simulated extreme affective states?desire, divine rapture, and ecstatic pleasure. She demonstrates how every major genre of the period, from opera to religious music to instrumental pieces based on dances, was part of this striving for heightened passions... more...
- Da Capo Press 2009; US$ 21.00
"This anthology of essays, interviews, and autobiographical pieces provides an invaluable overview of the evolution of contemporary music?from chromaticism, serialism, and indeterminacy to jazz, vernac" more...
- Elliott & Thompson 2011; US$ 12.73
The Concise Classic FM Hall of Fame celebrates classical music?s unique ability to stir the emotions of a listener ? whether it?s the haunting melodies of Górecki?s Symphony of Sorrowful Songs or Purcell?s Dido and Aeneas; the passionately charged opening bars of Beethoven?s Symphony No. 5; dramatic operas such as Puccini?s La bohème; the moving sounds... more...
- The Edwin Mellen Press 2000; US$ 139.95
This work focuses on eight of the dances, the istampittas, linked etymologically to the estampie, a French dance, whose origins are here examined with an eye toward Italian and French music and civilization, as well as the music and society of the Arabs. more...
- Erich Schmidt Verlag 2012; US$ 45.46
Hauptbeschreibung Die Beiträge des Bandes beschäftigen sich mit Darstellungsformen der Oper in anderen Kunstformen sowie in Medien des 20. und 21. Jahrhunderts. Oper zeigt sich dabei in verschiedenen Bildern und Vorstellungen, etwa als Ort gesellschaftlicher Konventionen und Repräsentationen, als Raum für erotische Vorstellungen oder als Symbol für... more...