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  • Living Operaby Joshua Jampol

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 17.99

    Living Opera is a fascinating collection of 20 wide-ranging interviews with the preeminent opera professionals working on and behind the stage today. Joshua Jampol invites opera-lovers to listen in as performers such as Renee Fleming, Natalie Dessay, Rolando Villazon and Placido Domingo speak in exceptionally frank terms about their strengths and weaknesses,... more...

  • Verzaubertes Hörenby Beatrice Kunz Pfeiffer

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 168.00

    A church service is concerned with the renewal of life. Thus art, e.g. music, plays a central role: it gives scope to deal with different perspectives on life and reaches beyond every-day experience to transcendental experience. In its own way, music achieves the objective at which the gospel of the crucifixion and resurrection aims: the worshiping... more...

  • Mamontov's Private Operaby Olga Haldey

    Indiana University Press 2010; US$ 38.20

    The Moscow Private Opera, founded, sponsored, and directed by Savva Mamontov (1841--1918), was one of Russia's most important theatrical institutions at the dawn of the age of modernism. It presented the Moscow premieres of Lohengrin, La Bohème, and Khovanshchina, among others; launched the career of... more...

  • 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$ 95.00

    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...

  • 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...

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

    Scarecrow Press 2011; US$ 74.99

    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$ 147.00

    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...