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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

    First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. 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...

  • Musical Instruments of the Bibleby Jeremy Montagu

    Scarecrow Press 2002; US$ 49.99

    This book uses all the resources available to establish what each instrument in the bible really was, what it looked like, and how it was played and is arranged in the same order as the King James Bible, with explanation where this differs from other versions in English. As well as a full bibliography, there are three indexes. more...

  • The Tonadilla in Performanceby Elisabeth Le Guin

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 70.00

    The tonadilla, a type of satiric musical skit popular on the public stages of Madrid during the late Enlightenment, has played a significant role in the history of music in Spain. This book, the first major study of the tonadilla in English, examines the musical, theatrical, and social worlds that the tonadilla brought together and traces the lasting... more...

  • Italian Opera Houses and Festivalsby Karyl Charna Lynn; Martin Stiglio

    Scarecrow Press 2005; US$ 36.99

    This work recreates the social, political, architectural, and performance histories of each Italian opera house by including eyewitness accounts from Italian newspapers, journals, and books of the time. It covers more than 50 Italian opera houses and festivals, organized by their city of origin and geographic region. Each chapter is a journey back... 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 cultural-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...

  • 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...

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

    Felix Meiner Verlag 2013; US$ 50.64

    "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...