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  • Repeating Ourselvesby Robert Fink

    University of California Press 2005; US$ 15.95

    Where did musical minimalism come from?and what does it mean? In this significant revisionist account of minimalist music, Robert Fink connects repetitive music to the postwar evolution of an American mass consumer society. Abandoning the ingrained formalism of minimalist aesthetics, Repeating Ourselves considers the cultural significance of American... more...

  • Remaking the Songby Roger Parker

    University of California Press 2006; US$ 47.95

    Opera performances are often radically inventive. Composers? revisions, singers? improvisations, and stage directors? re-imaginings continually challenge our visions of canonical works. But do they go far enough? This elegantly written, beautifully concise book, spanning almost the entire history of opera, reexamines attitudes toward some of our best-loved... 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...

  • Opera and Society in Italy and France from Monteverdi to Bourdieuby Victoria Johnson; Jane F. Fulcher; Thomas Ertman

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 41.00

    A study of opera in Italy and France from the 1600s to the present day. more...

  • The Politics of Romantic Theatricality, 1787-1832by Professor David Worrall

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 110.00

    This book sets out the political and cultural conditions regulating dramatic writing during an era of censorship and monopolistic royal theatres. Using a range of plays and manuscripts, it argues for the centrality of burletta, the theatrical locus of the attacks on the Cockney school of poetry and the vitality of the metropolitan dramatic scene. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Eyewitness Companions: Operaby Alan Riding; Leslie Dunton-Downer

    DK Publishing 2006; US$ 27.95

    "There are many books on the market which provide detailed synopses of operas, but few which are as accessible to the casual reader as this one. It is lavishly illustrated and very comprehensive, full of fascinating snippets and not the least bit stuffy. No music lover?s bookshelf should be without a copy.? -- Bryn Terfel "Packed into every page of... 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... more...