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  • Music and the Modern Condition: Investigating the Boundariesby Dr Ljubica Ilic

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    Two crucial moments in the formation and disintegration of musical modernity and the musical canon occurred at the turn of the seventeenth and the first half of the twentieth century. Dr Ljubica Ilic provides a fresh and close look at these moments, exploring the ways musical compositions shift to and away from ideological structures identified with... more...

  • Plato on Music, Soul and Bodyby Francesco Pelosi; Sophie Henderson

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 80.00 US$ 65.60

    Offers a new perspective from which to study the relationship between soul, body and music in Plato's philosophy. more...

  • The Culture of Opera Buffa in Mozart's Viennaby Mary Hunter

    Princeton University Press 1999; US$ 115.00 US$ 92.00

    Mozart's comic operas are among the masterworks of Western civilization, and yet the musical environment in which Mozart and his librettist Lorenzo da Ponte wrote these now-popular operas has received little critical attention. In this richly detailed book, Mary Hunter offers a sweeping, synthetic view of opera buffa in the lively theatrical world... 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...

  • Music from the Earliest Notations to the Sixteenth Centuryby Richard Taruskin

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 26.99 US$ 23.21

    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 Late Twentieth Centuryby Richard Taruskin

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 26.99 US$ 23.21

    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 US$ 23.21

    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...

  • Musikalische Norm um 1700by Rainer Bayreuther

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 196.00

    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...

  • 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...