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  • Music in the Nineteenth 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...

  • Enchanted Eveningsby Geoffrey Block

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 21.99

    The second edition of Enchanted Evenings offers an illuminating behind-the-scenes tour of some of America's best loved musicals. Focusing in particular on the music, Block provides a documentary history of each of the musicals, showing at the same time how the American musical evolved from the 1920s to today, both on stage and on screen. The volume... more...

  • The Italian Traditions and Pucciniby Nicholas Baragwanath

    Indiana University Press 2011; US$ 42.99

    In this groundbreaking survey of the fundamentals, methods, and formulas that were taught at Italian music conservatories during the 19th century, Nicholas Baragwanath explores the compositional significance of tradition in Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti, Verdi, Boito, and, most importantly, Puccini. Taking account of some 400 primary sources, Baragwanath... more...

  • Das Unmessbare messen?by Dagmar Abfalter

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2009; US$ 20.43

    Die Bewertung von Erfolg im Kulturbetrieb wird durch spezielle Rahmenbedingungen und die Einbettung in ein komplexes Stakeholder- und Umweltgefüge erschwert, dies gilt insbesondere für das Beschäftigungssystem Theater. Dagmar Abfalter entwickelt aus einer Vielzahl eindimensionaler Studien ein multifaktorielles Modell der Erfolgswahrnehmung für den... more...

  • Desire and Pleasure in Seventeenth-Century Musicby Susan McClary

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 85.00

    In this book, Susan McClary examines the mechanisms through which seventeenth-century musicians simulated extreme affective states?desire, divine rapture, and ecstatic pleasure. She demonstrates how every major genre of the period, from opera to religious music to instrumental pieces based on dances, was part of this striving for heightened passions... more...

  • Music of the Middle Ages: Volume 1by Giulio Cattin; Steven Botterill

    Cambridge University Press 1984; US$ 37.00

    A unique history of the vast repertory of monophonic music of the Middle Ages. more...

  • The Age of Mozart and Beethovenby Giorgio Pestelli; Eric Cross

    Cambridge University Press 1984; US$ 29.00

    An examination of one of the crucial periods of musical history, viewed against the social and political background of the time. more...

  • The Middle Eastern Influence on Late Medieval Italian Music Origins of the 29987 Istampittasby Michele Temple

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2000; US$ 139.95

    This work focuses on eight of the dances, the ‘istampittas,’ linked etymologically to the ‘estampie,’ a French dance, whose origins are here examined with an eye toward Italian and French music and civilization, as well as the music and society of the Arabs. more...

  • Musica Romanaby Günther Wille

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1967; US$ 375.00

    Vorliegende Arbeit, welche die Bedeutung der Musik im antiken Rom zum Gegenstand hat, versucht eine Zusammenschau hundertjähriger Einzelforschung verschiedener Disziplinen, um Altertums- und Musikwissenschaft durch Darstellung und Quellendokumentation zu neuem Verständnis und neuer Bewertung einer bislang teils unbekannten, teils verkannten Epoche... more...

  • The Crisis of Music in Early Modern Europe, 1470-1530by Rob C. Wegman

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 50.95

    In the final decades of the fifteenth-century, the European musical world was shaken to its foundations by the onset of a veritable culture war on the art of polyphony. Now in paperback, The Crisis of Music in Early Modern Europe tells the story of this cultural upheaval, drawing on a wide range of little-known texts and documents, and weaving... more...