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- Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00
This book presents the current and future issues facing opera houses and opera companies. Problems in different environments need different solutions. In particular, it opposes the American method of managing cultural institutions, preferring a European one where public support and funds plays a major role. 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...
- 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...
- University of California Press 2011; US$ 34.95
The journal Source: Music of the Avant-garde was and remains a seminal source for materials on the heyday of experimental music and arts. Conceived in 1966 and published to 1973, it included some of the most important composers and artists of the time: John Cage, Harry Partch, David Tudor, Morton Feldman, Robert Ashley, Pauline Oliveros, Dick Higgins,... more...
- Indiana University Press 2011; US$ 41.95
In this groundbreaking survey of the fundamentals, methods, and formulas that were taught at Italian music conservatories during the 19th century, Nicholas Baragwanath explores the compositional significance of tradition in Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti, Verdi, Boito, and, most importantly, Puccini. Taking... more...
- De Gruyter 2010; US$ 147.00
This book explores the changes of style and knowledge about music around 1700 in eleven essays from musicology, literary studies, philosophy and legal history. The key to the change is a new understanding of the rules for composing, making music and listening. Music is no longer steered by fundamental natural musical laws, but rather orients itself,... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 29.00
Though some dismiss opera as old-fashioned, it shows no sign of disappearing from the world’s stage. So why do audiences continue to flock to it? Given its association with wealth, one might imagine that opera tickets function as a status symbol. But while a desire to hobnob with the upper crust might motivate the occasional operagoer, for... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 128.00
The Operatic State examines the cultural, financial, and political investments that have gone into the maintenance of opera and opera houses in Europe, the USA and Australia. It analyses opera's nearly immutable form throughout wars, revolutions, and vast social changes throughout the world. Bereson argues that by legitimising the power of the state... more...