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  • Selected Essays on Opera by Ulrich Weissteinby Ulrich Weisstein; Walter Bernhart

    Editions Rodopi 2006; US$ 112.00

    Ulrich Weisstein, an international authority in the fields of comparative literature and comparative arts, has been a pioneer paving the way for present-day intermedia studies. Among his broad intermedial interests opera has always held a central place. For the first time this volume makes available his major contributions to opera criticism in compact... more...

  • Music and the Modern Conditionby Ljubica Ilic

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 119.95

    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$ 86.00

    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$ 99.95

    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...

  • Ticket to the Operaby Phil G. Goulding

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.95

    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...

  • Musikalische Norm um 1700by Rainer Bayreuther

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 168.00

    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 itself,... more...

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

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 34.99

    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 Late Twentieth Centuryby Richard Taruskin

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 34.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • Opera Indigeneby Pamela Karantonis; Dylan Robinson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 134.95

    The representation of non-Western cultures in opera has long been a focus of critical inquiry, however, the diverse relationships between opera and First Nations and indigenous cultures have received less attention. Opera Indigene addresses the changing historical depictions of indigenous cultures in opera and the more contemporary hybridizations of... more...