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- Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 37.99
There is a striking similarity between Marian devotional songs and secular love songs of the late Middle Ages and Renaissance. Two disparate genres-one sacred, the other secular; one Latin, the other vernacular-both praise an idealized, impossibly virtuous woman. Each does so through highly stylized derivations of traditional medieval song forms-Marian... more...
- Opera Journeys Publishing 2009; US$ 9.75
A comprehensive opera-guide, featuring Principal Characters in the Opera, Brief Story Synopsis, Story Narrative with Music Highlight Examples, and Burton D. Fisher's insightful and in depth Commentary and Analysis. more...
- University of California Press 2014; US$ 45.00
The Metropolitan has stood among the grandest of opera companies since its birth in 1883. Tracing the offstage/onstage workings of this famed New York institution, Charles Affron and Mirella Jona Affron tell how the Met became and remains a powerful actor on the global cultural scene. In this first new history of the company in thirty years, each of... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 100.00
A second volume of Greek Musical Writings containing important texts on harmonic and acoustic theory. more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Diplomica Verlag 2012; US$ 28.13
Hauptbeschreibung Technologien wie Mobiltelefone, Laptops oder der iPod sind Ausdruck eines aktuellen weltumspannenden Mobilisierungsprozesses, bei dem vormals stationäre technische Artefakte zu mobilen Alltagsbegleitern avancieren. Kulturtechniken, die traditionell in den eigenen vier Wänden stattfanden, verlagern sich dadurch in den öffentlichen... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 168.00
Music was one component of the cultural continuum that developed in the contiguous civilizations of the ancient Near East and of Greece and Rome. This book covers the range and gamut of this symbiosis, as well as scrutinizes archeological findings, texts, and iconographical materials in specific geographical areas along this continuum.... more...