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  • Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Classical Musicby Darren Henley

    Elliott & Thompson 2015; US$ 9.99

    An essential short history of classical music, and a standalone accompaniment to the Handy Guides series Trace the history of classical music from its birth through the Baroque, Classical and Romantic periods and right up to the present day. Packed full of essential information, this pocket-sized handbook explores the lives and works of the key... 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...

  • 'Nationes', 'Gentes' und die Musik im Mittelalterby Frank Hentschel; Marie Winkelmüller

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 182.00

    The notion that ideas and judgments about music are based on culturally specific and national frames of reference and ideologies was not invented in the modern era. Taking an interdisciplinary perspective, this volume examines the role played by notions of communities such as Germani , Itali , and Franci (Germanic, Italian, and French)... 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    This compilation assembles previously published and unpublished essays by Schnittke and supplements them with an interview with cellist and scholar Alexander Ivashkin.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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Russian Opera and the Symbolist Movementby Simon Morrison

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 15.95

    An aesthetic, historical, and theoretical study of four scores, Russian Opera and the Symbolist Movement is a groundbreaking and imaginative treatment of the important yet neglected topic of Russian opera in the Silver Age. Spanning the gap between the supernatural Russian music of the nineteenth century and the compositions of Prokofiev and Stravinsky,... more...