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  • Workbook/Anthology for Music Theoryby Lloyd Ultan

    University of Minnesota Press 1977; US$ 67.50

    This workbook contains 68 musical examples from the middle ages and the Renaissance. Specific assignments for students are designed to correlate with the material presented in Music Theory: Problems and Practices in the Middle Ages and Renaissance by Lloyd Ultan. more...

  • Divas and Scholarsby Philip Gossett

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 18.00

    Winner of the 2007 Otto Kinkeldey Award from the American Musicological Society and the 2007 Deems Taylor Award from the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers. Divas and Scholars is a dazzling and beguiling account of how opera comes to the stage, filled with Philip Gossett?s personal experiences of triumphant?and even failed?performances... more...

  • The New Music Theaterby Eric Salzman; Thomas Desi

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 37.99

    Introduction: What is Music Theater?. Part I: Music in Music Theater. 1. The Voice. 2. Where the Sound Comes From. 3. The Music. Entr'acte I: Is there such a thing as progress in music and music theater?. Part II: Theater in Music Theater. 4. Theater, Music, and Culture. 5. Text. Entr'acte II: The Language of Kathakali. 6. Visual Strategies.... more...

  • Mainly on Directingby Arthur Laurents

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 25.00

    From Arthur Laurents, playwright, screenwriter, director?a mesmerizing book about theater, the art, the artist, the insider, the outsider?and the making of two of the greatest musicals of the American stage, West Side Story and Gypsy . It is a book profoundly enriched by the author?s two loves, love for the theater and love for his partner of fifty-two... more...

  • Courtly Love Songs of Medieval Franceby Mary O'Neill

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 140.00

    Mary O'Neill examines the legacy of the medieval poet composers of Northern France, the trouv--egrave--;res. For many years problems and difficulties concerning the surviving melodies have prevented us from accessing these songs. Many of these problems are addressed here, bringing us closer to a true understanding of the repertoire. - ;This book... more...

  • The Critical Nexusby Charles M. Atkinson

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 54.99

    Prologue. 1. The Heritage of Antiquity. Part I. The Eighth and Ninth Centuries. 2. The Reception of Ancient Texts in the Carolingian Era. 3. The Heritage of the Church. Part II. The Synthesis of Ancient Greek Theory and Medieval Practice. 4. Hucbald of St. Amand and Regino of Prum. 5. Alia musica. 6. Pseudo-Bernelinus, Pseudo-Odo, and Guido d'Arezzo.... more...

  • Twentieth-Century British Authors and the Rise of Opera in Britainby Irene Morra

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 114.95

    This book is the first to examine the contributions of major British authors, as critics and librettists, to the rise of British opera in the twentieth century. Auden and Forster, as much as Vaughan Williams and Benjamin Britten, defined British opera, which emerged as a simultaneously literary and musical project. The resulting collaborations have... more...

  • Bach?s Cycle, Mozart?s Arrowby Karol Berger

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 19.96

    In this erudite and elegantly composed argument, Karol Berger uses the works of Monteverdi, Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven to support two groundbreaking claims: first, that it was only in the later eighteenth century that music began to take the flow of time from the past to the future seriously; second, that this change in the structure of musical time... more...

  • Libretti vom 'Mittelalter'by Christian Seebald

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 210.00

    This interdisciplinary study discusses the conditions and modes of the reception of the ?Middle Ages? as an historical period in the operatic system of the Early Modern Age and enquires specifically into the significance of appropriate ?medieval? subjects for the German and European opera stage at the turn of the 18th century. The focus of the investigation... more...

  • Changing the Scoreby Hilary Poriss

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 37.99

    This study seeks to explore the role and significance of aria insertion, the practice that allowed singers to introduce music of their own choice into productions of Italian operas. Each chapter investigates the art of aria insertion during the nineteenth century from varying perspectives, beginning with an overview of the changing fortunes of the... more...