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  • Music Musiqueby Barbara Meister

    Indiana University Press 2006; US$ 23.95

    Music Musique is a study of American and French composers active in the late 19th through early 20th centuries and the influence of jazz on their compositional styles. Starting with a look at the formation of American and French styles of composition, Meister discusses the jazz influence on American... more...

  • Music Theoryby Lloyd Ultan

    University of Minnesota Press 1973; US$ 33.00

    Music Theory was first published in 1977. This is a textbook for the study of music theory, using a historical approach which enables the student to learn about compositional devices as they appeared and evolved in early Western music. The textbook and its accompanying workbook provide for the study of basic analytical and compositional techniques... more...

  • Workbook/Anthology for Music Theoryby Lloyd Ultan

    University of Minnesota Press 1977; US$ 67.50

    This workbook contains 68 musical examples from the middle ages and the Renaissance. Specific assignments for students are designed to correlate with the material presented in Music Theory: Problems and Practices in the Middle Ages and Renaissance by Lloyd Ultan. more...

  • Divas and Scholarsby Philip Gossett

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 18.00

    Winner of the 2007 Otto Kinkeldey Award from the American Musicological Society and the 2007 Deems Taylor Award from the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers. Divas and Scholars is a dazzling and beguiling account of how opera comes to the stage, filled with Philip Gossett?s personal experiences of triumphant?and even failed?performances... more...

  • The New Music Theaterby Eric Salzman; Thomas Desi

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 38.99

    The New Music Theater is the first comprehensive attempt in English to cover this still-emerging art form in its widest range. This book provides a wealth of examples and descriptions not only of the works themselves, but of the concepts, ideas, and trends that have gone into the evolution of what may be the most central performance art form of the... more...

  • Mainly on Directingby Arthur Laurents

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 25.00

    From Arthur Laurents, playwright, screenwriter, director?a mesmerizing book about theater, the art, the artist, the insider, the outsider?and the making of two of the greatest musicals of the American stage, West Side Story and Gypsy . It is a book profoundly enriched by the author?s two loves, love for the theater and love for his partner of fifty-two... more...

  • Courtly Love Songs of Medieval Franceby Mary O'Neill

    OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 179.99

    Mary O'Neill examines the legacy of the medieval poet composers of Northern France, the trouvères. For many years problems and difficulties concerning the surviving melodies have prevented us from accessing these songs. Many of these problems are addressed here, bringing us closer to a true understanding of the repertoire. more...

  • The Critical Nexusby Charles M. Atkinson

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 28.99

    The Critical Nexus is the first book to trace the development of the notational matrix of Western music from Antiquity to the fourteenth century. It shows how principles of ancient Greek theory were grafted onto medieval practice, leading to a theory of both tone-system and mode, and a concomitant system of musical notation, that is uniquely Western. more...

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

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 34.95

    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...

  • Music, Theater, and Cultural Transferby Annegret Fauser; Mark Everist

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 44.00

    Opera and musical theater dominated French culture in the 1800s, and the influential stage music that emerged from this period helped make Paris, as Walter Benjamin put it, the “capital of the nineteenth century.” The fullest account available of this artistic ferment and its international impact, Music, Theater, and Cultural Transfer... more...