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  • 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...

  • Music in Other Wordsby Ruth A. Solie

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 57.95

    Just as the preoccupations of any given cultural moment make their way into the language of music, the experience of music makes its way into other arenas of life. To unearth these overlapping meanings and vocabularies from the Victorian era, Ruth A. Solie examines sources as disparate as journalism, novels, etiquette manuals, religious tracts, and... 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...

  • Mimomaniaby Mary Ann Smart

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 31.95

    When Nietzsche dubbed Richard Wagner "the most enthusiastic mimomaniac" ever to exist, he was objecting to a hollowness he felt in the music, a crowding out of any true dramatic impulse by extravagant poses and constant nervous movements. Mary Ann Smart suspects that Nietzsche may have seen and heard more than he realized. In Mimomania she takes... more...

  • Russian Opera and the Symbolist Movement by Simon Alexander Morrison

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 15.95

    An aesthetic, historical, and theoretical study of four scores, Russian Opera and the Symbolist Movement is a groundbreaking and imaginative treatment of the important yet neglected topic of Russian opera in the Silver Age. Spanning the gap between the supernatural Russian music of the nineteenth century and the compositions of Prokofiev and Stravinsky,... more...

  • Opera and Drama in Eighteenth-Century Londonby Ian Woodfield

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 66.00

    Explores the cultural life of Italian opera in late eighteenth-century London. more...

  • Medieval Music and the Art of Memoryby Anna Maria Busse Berger

    University of California Press 2005; US$ 15.95

    This bold challenge to conventional notions about medieval music disputes the assumption of pure literacy and replaces it with a more complex picture of a world in which literacy and orality interacted. Asking such fundamental questions as how singers managed to memorize such an enormous amount of music and how music composed in the mind rather than... more...

  • Poetry of Realityby Katherine Norman

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 59.95

    First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...