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- 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...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 19.99
This new second edition of Enchanted Evenings offers theater lovers an illuminating behind-the-scenes tour of some of America's best loved, most admired, and most enduring musicals. Readers will find such all-time favorites as Show Boat, Carousel, Kiss Me, Kate, Guys and Dolls, My Fair Lady, West Side Story, Sweeney Todd, Sunday in the Park with... 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...
- VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2009; US$ 59.99
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...
- Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 49.99
Opera was invented at the end of the sixteenth century in imitation of the supposed style of delivery of ancient Greek tragedy, and, since then, operas based on Greek drama have been among the most important in the repertoire. This collection of essays by leading authorities in the fields of Classics, Musicology, Dance Studies, English Literature,... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 35.99
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...
- University of California Press 2012; US$ 63.00
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...
- Elliott & Thompson 2011; US$ 7.99
The Concise Classic FM Hall of Fame celebrates classical music’s unique ability to stir the emotions of a listener whether it’s the haunting melodies of Górecki’s Symphony of Sorrowful Songs or Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas; the passionately charged opening bars of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5; dramatic operas such... more...