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- Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 51.00
This second anthology of Russian music criticism brings for the first time to an English-speaking readership the reactions of leading critics to new Russian music in the period 1880-1917. These years found Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov and Borodin in their prime, and saw several new generations emerge. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 48.00
Since 1937, Poland's music has been influenced by violent political upheavals - World War Two, Stalinism, the 'thaw', the election of the Polish Pope and the rise and fall of Solidarity. Issues of how artistic freedom was exercised and how composers reacted to these upheavals form the core of this study. more...
- Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 34.99
Examines the uneasy alliance of two confessions, Lutheran and Catholic, at the prominent seventeenth-century court of Dresden, and the implications of this alliance for the repertoire of sacred art music cultivated there, an influential repertoire that has received only scant attention from scholars. more...
- Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 60.00
Concentrating on a small number of representative cantatas, mostly from the Leipzig cycles of 1723-24 and 1724-25, and in particular on Cantata 77, Chafe illustrates how Bach strove to mirror both the dogma and the mystery of religious experience in musical allegory. more...
- Teacher Created Materials Publishing 2004; US$ 8.99
Christopher Columbus set out on August 3, 1492, to find the East by sailing west. Over the course of a few years, he convinced the king and queen of Spain to pay for his trip, promising them fame and riches in return. Columbus discovered more than he bargained for?he had found a new continent. more...
- ECW Press 2000; US$ 11.95
As the countercultural movements of the 60s gathered steam, one of its first splinter groups was the Jesus freaks. In addition to culturally hip pastors, the scene produced a handful of musicians who brazenly coupled rock & roll music with lyrics that reflected a Christian world-view and often became an outright evangelistic tool. Jesus music... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 33.99
Based on extensive documentary and archival research, Music in Renaissance Ferrara is a study of the rise of music at a vital center of Italian Renaissance culture, focusing on the patrons and musicians whose efforts gave Ferrara a primary role in European music during the fifteenth century. The successive rulers of the Italian city-state, members... more...