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  • Music in the Early Twentieth Centuryby Richard Taruskin

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 26.99

    The universally acclaimed and award-winning Oxford History of Western Music is the eminent musicologist Richard Taruskin's provocative, erudite telling of the story of Western music from its earliest days to the present. Each book in this superlative five-volume set illuminates-through a representative sampling of masterworks-the themes, styles,... more...

  • Als die Oper mit Bier gelöscht wurdeby Heinz Gebhardt

    Stiebner Verlag 2012; US$ 12.40

    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 - ist in diesem Buch... more...

  • Geistliche Vokalpolyphonie und Frühhumanismus in Englandby Rebekka Sandmeier

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2012; US$ 37.84

    Das 15. Jahrhundert zeigt einen Stilwandel in der Musik, dessen Ursprung in zeitgenössischen historischen und theoretischen Quellen in England gesehen wird. Gleichzeitig mit der Übernahme englischer Merkmale in der Musik des neuen Stils breiten sich von Italien die Ideen des Humanismus in ganz Europa aus. Beide Entwicklungen sind jedoch in der Musik... more...

  • Music in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianityby Mr John Arthur Smith

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    In Music in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity, John Arthur Smith presents the first full-length study of music among the ancient Israelites, the ancient Jews and the early Christians in the Mediterranean lands during the period from 1000 BCE to 400 CE. He considers the physical, religious and social setting of the music, and how the music was... more...

  • Religiöses Erleben durch gottesdienstliche Musikby Jochen Kaiser

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2012; US$ 47.31

    Jochen Kaiser hat sich zum Ziel gesetzt, den musikalischen Gottesdienstraum empirisch abzubilden und erlebbar zu machen, wie er in vielen Gemeinden erlebt werden kann. Der Sonntagsgottesdienst steht im Zentrum des Interesses ohne andere Gottesdienstformen auszugrenzen. Durch einen Schreibaufruf wurden Gottesdienstbesucher angeregt, musikalische Gottesdiensterlebnisse... more...

  • 'Nationes', 'Gentes' und die Musik im Mittelalterby Frank Hentschel; Marie Winkelmüller

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 182.00

    The notion that ideas and judgments about music are based on culturally specific and national frames of reference and ideologies was not invented in the modern era. Taking an interdisciplinary perspective, this volume examines the role played by notions of communities such as Germani , Itali , and Franci (Germanic, Italian, and French)... more...

  • The Age of Mozart and Beethovenby Giorgio Pestelli; Eric Cross

    Cambridge University Press 1984; US$ 36.00

    An examination of one of the crucial periods of musical history, viewed against the social and political background of the time. more...

  • Ancient Drama in Music for the Modern Stageby Peter Brown; Suzana Ograjen?ek

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 54.99

    Opera was invented at the end of the sixteenth century in imitation of the supposed style of delivery of ancient Greek tragedy, and, since then, operas based on Greek drama have been among the most important in the repertoire. This collection of essays by leading authorities in the fields of Classics, Musicology, Dance Studies, English Literature,... more...

  • Bernstein's Candideby Burton D Fisher

    Opera Journeys Publishing 2006; US$ 9.75

    A comprehensive opera-guide, featuring Principal Characters in the Opera, Brief Story Synopsis, Story Narrative with Music Highlight Examples, and Burton D. Fisher's insightful and in depth Commentary and Analysis. more...

  • Bodily Charmby Linda Hutcheon; Michael Hutcheon

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 45.00

    Bodily Charm is a passionate defense of opera as a living as well as live art. Written for both the opera lover and the specialist by a physician and a literary critic, it is an accessible and engaging interdisciplinary exploration of the operatic body?both the actual physical bodies of the singers and audience members and the represented body on... more...