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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Opernweltenby Kirsten von Hagen; Martina Grempler; Martina Grempler; Kirsten von Hagen; Klaus Kanzog; Rolf Lessenich; Klaus Ley; Thomas Meder; Joachim Paech; Klaus Pietschmann; Volker Roloff; Anne Scheuss; Bettina Schlüter; Rolf Tiedemann

    Erich Schmidt Verlag 2012; US$ 44.44

    Die Beiträge des Bandes beschäftigen sich mit Darstellungsformen der Oper in anderen Kunstformen sowie in Medien des 20. und 21. Jahrhunderts. Oper zeigt sich dabei in verschiedenen Bildern und Vorstellungen, etwa als Ort gesellschaftlicher Konventionen und Repräsentationen, als Raum für erotische Vorstellungen oder als Symbol für den Traum von sozialem... more...

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

    Felix Meiner Verlag 2013; US$ 49.13

    "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...

  • A Schnittke Readerby Alfred Schnittke; Alexander Ivashkin

    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...

  • The Operatic Stateby Ruth Bereson

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 49.95

    Bereson investigates the elite and privileged status of the closed-world of opera, and the way states have financed and supported it since its beginnings. more...

  • Operettaby Richard Traubner

    Taylor and Francis 2003; 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...

  • Early Musical Borrowingby Honey Meconi

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 130.00

    First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • A History of Opera: Milestones and Metamorphosesby Burton D. Fisher

    Opera Journeys Publishing 2003; US$ 49.95

    A comprehensive history of opera that traces each milestone in opera history from the 16th century Camerata through the next 400 years, and featurrd in depth analysis of all important genres: the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic eras, Bel Canto, Opera Buffa, German Romanticism, Wagner and music drama, Verismo, Impressionism, Expressionism, Serialism,... more...