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- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 15.95
Opera: The Basics offers an excellent introduction to four centuries of opera. Its easy to follow sections explore topics including: the origins of opera basic terminology the history of major opera genres including: serious opera, comic opera, semi-serious opera and vernacular opera. With key notes, discography and videography, this... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 110.00
Today's education and communications media are seen to be the main cause of the anonymity of contemporary music and suggestions are made to improve this situation. Leigh Landy investigates audio-visual applications that have hardly been explored, new timbres and sound sources, the discovery of musical space, new notations, musical politics, and the... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 45.00
Music was integral to the daily life of ancient Israel. It accompanied activities as diverse as manual labor and royal processionals. At key junctures and in core institutions, musical tones were used to deliver messages, convey emotions, strengthen communal bonds and establish human-divine contact.This book explores the intricate and multifaceted... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 44.00
Opera often seems to arouse either irrational enthusiasm or visceral dislike. Such madness, as Goethe wrote, is indispensable in all theater, and yet in practice, sentiment and passion must be balanced by sense and reason. Exploring this tension between madness and reason, Not without Madness presents new analytical approaches to thinking about... more...
- Stiebner Verlag 2012; US$ 14.01
Hauptbeschreibung Haben Sie gewusst, dass München-Gründer Herzog Heinrich der Löwe ein 13-jähriges Mädchen geheiratet hatte, dass ein Großfeuer in der Oper nur mit Bier gelöscht werden konnte oder dass die Isar bis heute pures Gold in sich führt, das 1550 noch zu Münzen geprägt wurde? Viel Unbekanntes - von der Gründung München bis zu Gegenwart -... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 55.00
With chapters on The Sound of Music, Milk and Honey, Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret, The Rothschilds, Rags, Ragtime and The Producers, this book examines both direct and indirect references to, or resonances of, the Holocaust, tracing changing American attitudes through the chronology progression of these musical productions and their subsequent revivals.... more...
- Dundurn 2012; US$ 19.99
Everything about opera is larger than life, but the bigger the art form, the bigger the potential for disaster. When things go wrong at the opera house, they really go wrong. No one has a greater or more intimate knowledge of such moments than Lotfi Mansouri. more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 119.95
Anthony R. DelDonna provides a rich study of operatic culture from 1775-1800. The book demonstrates how contemporary stage traditions, stimulated by the Enlightenment, engaged with and responded to the changing social, political and artistic contexts of the late eighteenth century in Naples. It focuses on select yet representative compositions from... more...