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  • Schauspielerby Andrea Rottloff

    Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2011; US$ 8.45

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

    Felix Meiner Verlag 2013; US$ 46.51

    "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...

  • Ägyptische Alabastergefäße aus Assurby Hans U Onasch

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 71.87

    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...

  • Operaby Alexandra Wilson

    Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    Opera is often perceived to be characterised by excessive passions, sumptuous costumes, lavish sets, and ill-mannered divas. In reality, operas address the most fundamental and universal human concerns – love, death, jealousy, greed and power. In this timeless introduction, Alexandra Wilson rescues the art form from fading into insignificance and... 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    This compilation assembles previously published and unpublished essays by Schnittke and supplements them with an interview with cellist and scholar Alexander Ivashkin.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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Proof through the Nightby Glenn Watkins

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 12.95

    Carols floating across no-man's-land on Christmas Eve 1914; solemn choruses, marches, and popular songs responding to the call of propaganda ministries and war charities; opera, keyboard suites, ragtime, and concertos for the left hand?all provided testimony to the unique power of music to chronicle the Great War and to memorialize its battles and... 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...

  • 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...