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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Changing the Scoreby Hilary Poriss

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 54.99

    This study is the first to explore the significance of aria insertion, the practice that allowed singers to introduce music of their own choice into productions of Italian opera during the nineteenth century. Each chapter investigates this practice from varying perspectives and through the experiences of some of the century's most famous prima donnas. more...

  • Libretti vom 'Mittelalter'by Christian Seebald

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 238.00

    Die vorliegende Studie fragt nach der Relevanz ,mittelalterlicher‘ Sujets in der Oper der frühen Neuzeit und versucht mithin den Beitrag des Genres, das sich mit Blick auf seine humanistisch-renaissancezeitlichen Wurzeln gemeinhin eher als Sachwalter und Vermittler antiker (Stoff-)Traditionen darstellt, für eine Rezeption des ,Mittelalters‘... more...

  • Music History During the Renaissance Period, 1520-1550: A Documented Chronologyby Blanche Gangwere

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 145.00

    This annotated chronology of western music is the third in a series of outlines on the history of music in western civilization. It contains a 120-page annotated bibliography, followed by a detailed, documented outline that is divided into ten chapters. Each chapter is written in chronological order with every line being documented by means of abbreviations... 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...

  • Mamontov's Private Operaby Olga Haldey

    Indiana University Press 2010; US$ 38.20

    The Moscow Private Opera, founded, sponsored, and directed by Savva Mamontov (1841--1918), was one of Russia's most important theatrical institutions at the dawn of the age of modernism. It presented the Moscow premieres of Lohengrin, La Bohème, and Khovanshchina, among others; launched the career of... more...