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  • Opera: The Basicsby Denise Gallo

    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...

  • Mind Modelsby Roger Reynolds

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    This new edition of Mind Models reintroduces and renews a classic work on 20th century composition, one that has remained relevant for over a quarter century -- and should remain a central reading for decades to come. more...

  • West End Broadwayby Adrian Wright

    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...

  • Dundurn Performing Arts Library Bundle ? Theatreby James Neufeld; Charles Foster; Mel Atkey; Martin Hunter; Sheila M.F. Johnston; Ward McBurney

    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...

  • Counterpoint and Compositional Process in the Time of Dufayby Kevin N. Moll

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Broadway Babies Say Goodnightby Mark Steyn

    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...

  • 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...

  • Desire and Pleasure in Seventeenth-Century Musicby Susan McClary

    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...

  • Reclaiming Late-Romantic Musicby Peter Franklin

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 60.00

    Why are some of the most beloved and frequently performed works of the late-romantic period?Mahler, Delius, Debussy, Sibelius, Puccini?regarded by many critics as perhaps not quite of the first rank? Why has modernist discourse continued to brand these works as overly sentimental and emotionally self-indulgent? Peter Franklin takes a close and even-handed... more...

  • The Secular Commediaby Wye Jamison Allanbrook; Mary Ann Smart; Richard Taruskin

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 60.00

    Wye Jamison Allanbrook?s The Secular Commedia is a stimulating and original rethinking of the music of the late eighteenth century. Hearing the symphonies and concertos of Haydn and Mozart with an ear tuned to operatic style, as their earliest listeners did, Allanbrook shows that this familiar music is built on a set of mimetic associations drawn... more...