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  • 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...

  • Ägyptische Alabastergefäße aus Assurby Hans U Onasch

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 64.35

    Die nahezu eintausend in Assur gefundenen Fragmente von Alabastergefäßen im Vorderasiatischen Museum Berlin stammen größtenteils aus Ägypten. Sie wurden dort zur Zeit des Neuen Reichs (18./19. Dynastie) gefertigt und in Assur in offiziellen Gebäuden, vor allem im Alten Palast, entdeckt. Die meisten dieser Alabastergefäße kamen als Beute von König Adad-nerari... more...

  • Broadway Babies Say Goodnightby Mark Steyn

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 31.95

    The glorious tradition of the Broadway musical from Irving Berlin to Jerome Kern and Rodgers and Hammerstein to Stephen Sondheim. And then . . . Cats and Les Miz. Mark Steyn's Broadway Babies Say Goodnight is a sharp-eyed view of the whole span of Broadway musical history, seven decades of brilliant achievements the best of which are among the finest... more...

  • The Complete Book of 1950s Broadway Musicalsby Dan Dietz

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 94.99

    This book examines in specific detail every Broadway musical which opened during the 1950s, perhaps the greatest decade for musicals?including South Pacific , The King and I , My Fair Lady , Pajama Game , Damn Yankees , and The Sound of Music . Besides technical information?such as cast and credits, plot, critical reviews, London... more...

  • Planet Beethovenby Mina Yang

    Wesleyan University Press 2014; US$ 21.99

    Exploring the complexities and significance of classical music today more...

  • A Compendium of Musical Instruments and Instrumental Terminology in the Bibleby Yelena Kolyada

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    'A Compendium of Musical Instruments and Instrumental Terminology in the Bible' draws on extensive historical research, comparative linguistic analysis and musical study to offer the first compilation of its kind. The volume examines the entire range of musical instruments in the Bible - stringed, wind and percussion - drawing on ancient and modern... more...

  • European Music, 1520-1640by James Haar

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2015; US$ 36.46

    The sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries - the so-called Golden Age of Polyphony - represent a time of great change and development in European music, with the flourishing of Orlando di Lasso, Palestrina, Byrd, Victoria, Monteverdi and Schütz among others. The chapters of this book, contributed by established scholars on subjects within their... more...

  • The Opera of the Twentieth Centuryby William Schoell

    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...

  • The Complete Book of 1940s Broadway Musicalsby Dan Dietz

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 94.99

    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...