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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...

  • The Classical Revolutionby John Borstlap

    Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 54.99

    The Classical Revolution is an accessible and informative polemic for music lovers with an interest in the meaning of classical music in general, and the classical tradition in particular which seems to be re-emerging in the 21 st century. It should equally interest academics, music directors, promoters, programmers, musicians, and music students... 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...

  • 'Nationes', 'Gentes' und die Musik im Mittelalterby Frank Hentschel; Marie Winkelmüller

    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)... 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...

  • 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...

  • De musica. Buch I und VIby Frank Hentschel; Frank Hentschel; Aurelius Augustinus

    Felix Meiner Verlag 2013; US$ 39.68

    "Einem von Augustinus in ""De ordine"" entworfenem Bildungsideal zufolge sollen einige Lehrfächer die Schüler vom ""Körperlichen"" zum ""Unkörperlichen"" führen; sie sollen also ausgehend von unmittelbar nachvollziehbaren, sinnenfälligen Erfahrungen des Menschen zur Erkenntniseiner Wirklichkeit führen, durch die die zunächst wahrgenommene Welt erst... 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...

  • Grand Operaby Charles Affron; Mirella Jona Affron

    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...

  • Ägyptische Alabastergefäße aus Assurby Hans U Onasch

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 61.32

    Die nahezu eintausend in Assur gefundenen Fragmente von Alabastergefäßen im Vorderasiatischen Museum Berlin stammen größtenteils aus Ägypten. Sie wurden dort zur Zeit des Neuen Reichs (18./19. Dynastie) gefertigt und in Assur in offiziellen Gebäuden, vor allem im Alten Palast, entdeckt. Die meisten dieser Alabastergefäße kamen als Beute von König Adad-nerari... more...