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  • The Opera of the Twentieth Centuryby William Schoell

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2006; US$ 49.95

    In the late 1500s in Florence, aristocrats of the Renaissance renovated classical Greek dramas into dramatic musicals and gave birth to the first operas. After centuries of transformation, the opera is still appreciated as a historically dynamic paradigm of the fine arts. Composers of the twentieth century have worked hard to fashion a voice distinct... more...

  • The Complete Book of 1940s Broadway Musicalsby Dan Dietz

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 94.99

    This book examines in specific detail every musical show that opened on Broadway during the 1940s. Included in each entry are details regarding cast and credits, plot, critical reviews, London productions, recordings, published scripts, and film versions. more...

  • Classic FM Handy Guides: The Orchestraby Darren Henley

    Elliott & Thompson 2015; US$ 9.99

    The orchestra is one of the cornerstones of classical music, beloved of music lovers around the world. Packed full of essential information, this pocket-sized handbook explores the make-up and functions of the different sections, from strings to percussion, as well as some of the greatest orchestras around the world and the incredible music that they... more...

  • Bodily Charmby Linda Hutcheon; Michael Hutcheon

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 45.00

    Bodily Charm is a passionate defense of opera as a living as well as live art. Written for both the opera lover and the specialist by a physician and a literary critic, it is an accessible and engaging interdisciplinary exploration of the operatic body?both the actual physical bodies of the singers and audience members and the represented body on... 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    This compilation assembles previously published and unpublished essays by Schnittke and supplements them with an interview with cellist and scholar Alexander Ivashkin.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...

  • 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...