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  • 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...

  • Teutschlandby Thomas Lau

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2011; US$ 22.67

    In einer brillanten historischen Analyse zeigt Thomas Lau, dass ein deutsches Nationalgefühl nicht erst im Nationalismus des 19. Jahrhunderts entstand, sondern dass man bereits 300 Jahre früher, im Zeitalter der Reformation und der Glaubenskriege, von einer »Geburt der deutschen Nation« sprechen kann. Die Deutschen: Seit wann gibt es sie und wann nahmen... more...

  • Schauspielerby Andrea Rottloff

    Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2011; US$ 9.06

    Im zweiten Band der BERÜHMTEN Schauspieler widmet sich Andrea Rottloff berühmten und berüchtigten Vertretern dieser Zunft vom Barock bis in die heutige Zeit. Angefangen mit »La Calderona« und Molière über Sarah Bernhardt und Josef Kainz bis hin zu Marilyn Monroe und Heath Ledger präsentiert sie 45 illustre Persönlichkeiten. Mit vergnüglichen Anekdoten,... more...

  • De perfecte verleidingby Natascha Veldhorst

    Amsterdam University Press 2004; US$ 48.00

    In de zeventiende eeuw ging vrijwel iedere toneelvoorstelling gepaard met muziek. Er werd niet alleen gemusiceerd tussen de bedrijven, maar ook in het toneelstuk zelf. Muziek diende als achtergrond en versiering en was functioneel geïntegreerd in de handeling van het drama. Uit de rekeningen van de Amsterdamse Schouwburg blijkt dat men professionele... more...

  • Music of the Twentieth Centuryby Ton de Leeuw

    Amsterdam University Press 2005; US$ 35.00

    Ton de Leeuw's lifetime engagement with music, European and Oriental, gives this book its unique insight into what constitutes true modernity and innovation more...

  • Mobile Musik: Die mobile iPod-Hörkultur und ihre gesellschaftlichen und ästhetischen Konsequenzenby Danja Ulrich

    Diplomica Verlag 2012; US$ 39.48

    Hauptbeschreibung Technologien wie Mobiltelefone, Laptops oder der iPod sind Ausdruck eines aktuellen weltumspannenden Mobilisierungsprozesses, bei dem vormals stationäre technische Artefakte zu mobilen Alltagsbegleitern avancieren. Kulturtechniken, die traditionell in den eigenen vier Wänden stattfanden, verlagern sich dadurch in den öffentlichen... 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...

  • The Cambridge History of Nineteenth-Century Musicby Jim Samson

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 40.00

    This comprehensive overview of music in the nineteenth century draws on the most recent scholarship in the field. more...

  • Bach?s Cycle, Mozart?s Arrowby Karol Berger

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 19.96

    In this erudite and elegantly composed argument, Karol Berger uses the works of Monteverdi, Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven to support two groundbreaking claims: first, that it was only in the later eighteenth century that music began to take the flow of time from the past to the future seriously; second, that this change in the structure of musical time... 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...