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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 25.95
Opera: The Basics offers an excellent introduction to four centuries of opera. Its easy to follow sections explore topics including: the origins of opera basic terminology the history of major opera genres including: serious opera, comic opera, semi-serious opera and vernacular opera. With key notes, discography and videography, this... more...
- Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2013; US$ 36.46
West End Broadway' is the first book to deal specifically with the 'Golden Age' of American musicals in London. Here is a history and a re-evaluation not only of the British productions of Broadway's most popular product but of the works themselves, beginning with a brief account of the origins of the genre and of the shows seen during World War II.... more...
- De Gruyter Oldenbourg 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. The book provides... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 182.00
The notion that ideas and judgments about music are based on culturally specific and national frames of reference and ideologies was not invented in the modern era. Taking an interdisciplinary perspective, this volume examines the role played by notions of communities such as Germani, Itali, and Franci (Germanic, Italian, and French) in medieval writings... more...
- Dundurn 2013; US$ 49.99
Canada?s twentieth century contributions to the performing arts are detailed in this entertaining bundle of acclaimed titles covering dance, theatre, radio, and musicals. Learn about the country?s rich tradition in these artistic pursuits. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00
First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 31.95
The glorious tradition of the Broadway musical from Irving Berlin to Jerome Kern and Rodgers and Hammerstein to Stephen Sondheim. And then . . . Cats and Les Miz. Mark Steyn's Broadway Babies Say Goodnight is a sharp-eyed view of the whole span of Broadway musical history, seven decades of brilliant achievements the best of which are among the finest... 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...
- 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...