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  • Enchanted Eveningsby Geoffrey Block

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 19.99

    This new second edition of Enchanted Evenings offers theater lovers an illuminating behind-the-scenes tour of some of America's best loved, most admired, and most enduring musicals. Readers will find such all-time favorites as Show Boat, Carousel, Kiss Me, Kate, Guys and Dolls, My Fair Lady, West Side Story, Sweeney Todd, Sunday in the Park with... more...

  • Ancient Drama in Music for the Modern Stageby Peter Brown; Suzana Ograjen?ek

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 49.99

    Opera was invented at the end of the sixteenth century in imitation of the supposed style of delivery of ancient Greek tragedy, and, since then, operas based on Greek drama have been among the most important in the repertoire. This collection of essays by leading authorities in the fields of Classics, Musicology, Dance Studies, English Literature,... more...

  • European Music, 1520-1640by James Haar

    Boydell & Brewer 2006; US$ 36.46

    An authoritative survey of music and its context in the Renaissance. more...

  • Musical Meaning and Human Valuesby Lawrence Kramer

    Fordham University Press 2009; US$ 22.00

    Musical understanding has evolved dramatically in recent years, principally through a heightened appreciation of musical meaning in its social, cultural, and philosophical dimensions. This collection of essays by leading scholars addresses an aspect of meaning that has not yet received its due: the relation of meaning in this broad humanistic sense... 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    This compilation assembles previously published and unpublished essays by Schnittke and supplements them with an interview with cellist and scholar Alexander Ivashkin.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...

  • 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...

  • The 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...

  • 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...