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- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2006; US$ 49.95
In the late 1500s in Florence, aristocrats of the Renaissance renovated classical Greek dramas into dramatic musicals and gave birth to the first operas. After centuries of transformation, the opera is still appreciated as a historically dynamic paradigm of the fine arts. Composers of the twentieth century have worked hard to fashion a voice distinct... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 124.99
This book examines in specific detail every musical show that opened on Broadway during the 1940s. Included in each entry are details regarding cast and credits, plot, critical reviews, London productions, recordings, published scripts, and film versions. more...
- University of California Press 2004; US$ 30.95 US$ 24.76
In this enlightening and entertaining book, one of the most original and sophisticated musicologists writing today turns his attention to music's most dramatic genre. Extending his ongoing project of clarifying music's various roles in Western society, Kramer brings to opera his distinctive and pioneering blend of historical concreteness and theoretical... more...
- UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 45.00
Bodily Charm is a passionate defense of opera as a living as well as live art. Written for both the opera lover and the specialist by a physician and a literary critic, it is an accessible and engaging interdisciplinary exploration of the operatic body?both the actual physical bodies of the singers and audience members and the represented body on... more...
- Indiana University Press 2002; US$ 19.95
This compilation assembles previously published and unpublished essays by Schnittke and supplements them with an interview with cellist and scholar Alexander Ivashkin. The book is illustrated with musical examples, many of them in Schnittke's own hand. In A Schnittke Reader, the composer speaks of his... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 52.95
"Operetta: A Theatrical History" is considered the classic history of this important musical theater form. Traubner's book, first published in 1983, is still recognized as the key history of the people and productions that made operetta a worldwide phenomenon. Beginning in mid-19th century Europe, the book covers all of the key developments in the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95
First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95
The Operatic State examines the cultural, financial, and political investments that have gone into the maintenance of opera and opera houses in Europe, the USA and Australia. It analyses opera's nearly immutable form throughout wars, revolutions, and vast social changes throughout the world. Bereson argues that by legitimising the power of the state... more...