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  • Desire and Pleasure in Seventeenth-Century Musicby Susan McClary

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 63.00

    In this book, Susan McClary examines the mechanisms through which seventeenth-century musicians simulated extreme affective states?desire, divine rapture, and ecstatic pleasure. She demonstrates how every major genre of the period, from opera to religious music to instrumental pieces based on dances, was part of this striving for heightened passions... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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    This compilation assembles previously published and unpublished essays by Schnittke and supplements them with an interview with cellist and scholar Alexander Ivashkin.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...

  • Operatic Stateby Ruth Bereson

    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...

  • Operettaby Richard Traubner

    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...

  • Aristoxenus of Tarentum and the Birth of Musicologyby Sophie Gibson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

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

  • Early Musical Borrowingby Honey Meconi

    Taylor and Francis 2004; 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...