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- Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 20.99
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...
- Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 159.99
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$ 34.99
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...
- Da Capo Press 2009; US$ 21.00
"This anthology of essays, interviews, and autobiographical pieces provides an invaluable overview of the evolution of contemporary music—from chromaticism, serialism, and indeterminacy to jazz, vernac" more...
- Elliott & Thompson 2011; US$ 12.73
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 as Puccini?s La bohème; the moving sounds... 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...
- 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...