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  • Music in the Late 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...

  • Music in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuriesby 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...

  • The Golden Age of American Musical Theatreby Corinne J. Naden

    Scarecrow Press 2011; US$ 45.99

    The Golden Age of American Musical Theatre provides synopses, cast and production credits, song titles, and other pertinent information for over 180 musicals from Oklahoma! to On A Clear Day You Can See Forever . Concentrating on a 22-year span, this book lists both commercial successes and flops of the Golden Age-when the musicals presented... more...

  • Ticket to the Operaby Phil G. Goulding

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 20.00

    In Ticket to the Opera, Phil G. Goulding finally makes the magic and mystique of opera accessible to all. Here he offers a complete operatic education, including history, definitions of key musical terms, opera lore and gossip, portraits of famous singers and the roles they immortalized, as well as pithy introductions to the greatest operas of Europe... more...

  • Off-Broadway Musicals since 1919by Thomas S. Hischak

    Scarecrow Press 2011; US$ 84.99

    In this volume, Thomas Hischak looks at more than 375 Off-Broadway productions, from the early decades of the 20th century through 2010. These musicals are described, discussed, and analyzed with particular attention given to their books, scores, performers, and creators. more...

  • Musikalische Norm um 1700by Rainer Bayreuther

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 147.97

    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... more...

  • Alternative Chinese Opera in the Age of Globalizationby Professor Daphne P. Lei

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 95.00

    Bringing the study of Chinese theatre into the 21st-century, Lei discusses ways in which traditional art can survive and thrive in the age of modernization and globalization. Building on her previous work, this new book focuses on various forms of Chinese 'opera' in locations around the Pacific Rim, including Hong Kong, Taiwan and California. more...

  • Opera and Sovereigntyby Martha Feldman

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 31.00

    Performed throughout Europe during the 1700s, Italian heroic opera, or opera seria, was the century’s most significant musical art form, profoundly engaging such figures as Handel, Haydn, and Mozart. Opera and Sovereignty is the first book to address this genre as cultural history, arguing that eighteenth-century opera seria must be understood... more...

  • Operaby Quintus Horatius Flaccus; David R. Shackleton Bailey

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 31.67

    Shackleton Bailey?s Horatius text is a university set text used world-wide; in the US American market in particular, it became standard reading for students of Latin. From the first edition in 1985, Shackleton Bailey improved and updated his work with each new edition, especially with the 4th revised edition in 2001. Thus the editor has put... more...

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

    OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 54.99

    Operas based on Greek drama - primarily tragedy - have been, and are, among the most important in the repertoire, and this collection of essays by leading authorities in a variety of disciplines provides an exceptionally wide-ranging and detailed overview of the relationship between the two genres. more...