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- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 124.95
Peter Philips (1561-1628) was an English organist, composer, priest and spy. He was embroiled in multifarious intersecting musical, social, religious and political networks linking him with some of the key international players in these spheres. In this book, Philipss life and music serve as a touchstone for a discussion of various kinds of network... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 119.95
Richard Wagner has arguably the greatest and most long-term influence on wider European culture of all nineteenth-century composers and yet, among the copious English-language literature examining Wagner's works, influence, and character, research into the composers impact and role in Russia and Eastern European countries, and perceptions... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 134.95
While the musical culture of the British Isles in the 'long nineteenth century' has been reclaimed from obscurity by musicologists in the last thirty years, appraisal of operatic culture in the latter part of this period has remained elusive. Paul Rodmell examines the nature of operatic culture in the British Isles during this period, looking... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 36.95
Opera's Second Death is a passionate exploration of opera - the genre, its masterpieces, and the nature of death. Using a dazzling array of tools, Slavoj Zizek and coauthor Mladen Dolar explore the strange compulsions that overpower characters in Mozart and Wagner, as well as our own desires to die and to go to the opera. more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 104.95
Jeongwon Joe examines the role of opera as soundtrack by exploring the distinct effects opera produces in film, and what elements set opera apart from other types of soundtrack music, such as jazz or symphony. The author explores why opera tends to accompany poignant, pivotal scenes; she argues that when soundtracks employ opera excerpts, the pieces... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 109.95
This volume explores Salome's appropriation and reincarnation across the arts - not just Wilde's heroine, nor Richard Strauss's - but Salome as a cultural icon in fin-de-siècle society, whose appeal for ever new interpretations of the biblical story still endures today. Using Salome as a common starting point, each chapter suggests... more...