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- Dorling Kindersley 2006; US$ 27.95
"There are many books on the market which provide detailed synopses of operas, but few which are as accessible to the casual reader as this one. It is lavishly illustrated and very comprehensive, full of fascinating snippets and not the least bit stuffy. No music lover?s bookshelf should be without a copy.? -- Bryn Terfel "Packed into every page of... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1977; US$ 67.50
This workbook contains 68 musical examples from the middle ages and the Renaissance. Specific assignments for students are designed to correlate with the material presented in Music Theory: Problems and Practices in the Middle Ages and Renaissance by Lloyd Ultan. more...
- University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 18.00
Winner of the 2007 Otto Kinkeldey Award from the American Musicological Society and the 2007 Deems Taylor Award from the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers. Divas and Scholars is a dazzling and beguiling account of how opera comes to the stage, filled with Philip Gossett’s personal experiences of triumphant—and... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 37.99
Introduction: What is Music Theater?. Part I: Music in Music Theater. 1. The Voice. 2. Where the Sound Comes From. 3. The Music. Entr'acte I: Is there such a thing as progress in music and music theater?. Part II: Theater in Music Theater. 4. Theater, Music, and Culture. 5. Text. Entr'acte II: The Language of Kathakali. 6. Visual Strategies.... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 140.00
Mary O'Neill examines the legacy of the medieval poet composers of Northern France, the trouv--egrave--;res. For many years problems and difficulties concerning the surviving melodies have prevented us from accessing these songs. Many of these problems are addressed here, bringing us closer to a true understanding of the repertoire. - ;This book... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 25.00
From Arthur Laurents, playwright, screenwriter, director?a mesmerizing book about theater, the art, the artist, the insider, the outsider?and the making of two of the greatest musicals of the American stage, West Side Story and Gypsy . It is a book profoundly enriched by the author?s two loves, love for the theater and love for his partner of fifty-two... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 48.99
Prologue. 1. The Heritage of Antiquity. Part I. The Eighth and Ninth Centuries. 2. The Reception of Ancient Texts in the Carolingian Era. 3. The Heritage of the Church. Part II. The Synthesis of Ancient Greek Theory and Medieval Practice. 4. Hucbald of St. Amand and Regino of Prum. 5. Alia musica. 6. Pseudo-Bernelinus, Pseudo-Odo, and Guido d'Arezzo.... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 99.95
This book is the first to examine the contributions of major British authors, as critics and librettists, to the rise of British opera in the twentieth century. Auden and Forster, as much as Vaughan Williams and Benjamin Britten, defined British opera, which emerged as a simultaneously literary and musical project. The resulting collaborations have... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 44.00
Opera and musical theater dominated French culture in the 1800s, and the influential stage music that emerged from this period helped make Paris, as Walter Benjamin put it, the “capital of the nineteenth century.” The fullest account available of this artistic ferment and its international impact, Music, Theater, and Cultural Transfer... more...