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  • Alternative Chinese Opera in the Age of Globalizationby Professor Daphne P. Lei

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 95.00

    Bringing the study of Chinese theatre into the 21st-century, Lei discusses ways in which traditional art can survive and thrive in the age of modernization and globalization. Building on her previous work, this new book focuses on various forms of Chinese 'opera' in locations around the Pacific Rim, including Hong Kong, Taiwan and California. more...

  • America's Musical Stage: Two Hundred Years of Musical Theatreby Julian Mates

    ABC-CLIO 1987; US$ 27.95

    [This book is] a comprehensive illustrated history of the U.S. musical from its colonial origins to the present, tracing the connections and influences of the minstrel show, operetta, burlesque, melodrama, revues, circus, dance, musical comedy, the Broadway opera, the book musical and other forms. . . . Further, Mates introduces readers to inside... 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...

  • Art and Ideology in European Operaby Rachel Cowgill; David Cooper; Clive Brown

    Boydell & Brewer 2010; US$ 99.00

    Essays highlight the interplay between opera, art and ideology across three centuries. Three broad themes are opened up from a variety of approaches: nationalism, cosmopolitanism and national opera; opera, class and the politics of enlightenment; and opera and otherness. more...

  • The Ashgate Research Companion to Minimalist and Postminimalist Musicby Dr Keith Potter; Dr Pwyll ap Siôn; Professor Kyle Gann

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    In recent years the music of minimalist composers such as La Monte Young, Terry Riley, Steve Reich and Philip Glass has, increasingly, become the subject of important musicological reflection, research and debate. Scholars have also been turning their attention to the work of lesser-known contemporaries such as Phill Niblock and Eliane Radigue, or... more...

  • Bach?s Cycle, Mozart?s Arrowby Karol Berger

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 19.96

    In this erudite and elegantly composed argument, Karol Berger uses the works of Monteverdi, Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven to support two groundbreaking claims: first, that it was only in the later eighteenth century that music began to take the flow of time from the past to the future seriously; second, that this change in the structure of musical time... more...

  • Ballet and Opera in the Age of "Giselle"by Marian Smith

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 33.95

    Marian Smith recaptures a rich period in French musical theater when ballet and opera were intimately connected. Focusing on the age of Giselle at the Paris Opéra (from the 1830s through the 1840s), Smith offers an unprecedented look at the structural and thematic relationship between the two genres. She argues that a deeper understanding of both... more...

  • Beautiful Mornin'by Ethan Mordden

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 54.99

    The author of this title explores classics from Broadway's golden musical age, looking at "Brigadoon", "Annie, Get Your Gun", and "South Pacific" amongst others. more...

  • Besucherbindung im Opernbetriebby Markus Lutz

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013; US$ 49.99

    Veranlasst durch den gesamtgesellschaftlichen Wandel und damit einhergehende Herausforderungen sind öffentliche Opernhäuser seit den 1990er Jahren verstärkt dazu angehalten, sich um die Bedürfnisse ihrer Besucher und den Aufbau und die Pflege von stabilen Beziehungen zu bemühen. Markus Lutz stellt folgende Frage in den Mittelpunkt: Was ist es, das... more...

  • Blacks in Blackfaceby Henry T. Sampson

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 249.99

    Published in 1980, Blacks in Blackface was the first and most extensive book up to that time to deal exclusively with every aspect of all-Black musical comedies performed on the stage between 1910 and 1940. Sampson provides an unprecedented wealth of information on legitimate musical comedies, including show synopses, casts, songs, and production... more...