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  • 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...

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

    DK Publishing 2006; US$ 27.95

    Spanning 400 years of musical drama, Eyewitness Companions: Opera is your guide to the musical world. Explore operas and composers from the late Renaissance on, including such classical masters as Verdi, Puccini, and Bizet. Eyewitness Companions: Opera is the complete visual guidebook to the great operas, their composers and performance... 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...

  • The New Music Theaterby Eric Salzman; Thomas Desi

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 37.99

    Introduction: What is Music Theater?. Part I: Music in Music Theater. 1. The Voice. 2. Where the Sound Comes From. 3. The Music. Entr'acte I: Is there such a thing as progress in music and music theater?. Part II: Theater in Music Theater. 4. Theater, Music, and Culture. 5. Text. Entr'acte II: The Language of Kathakali. 6. Visual Strategies.... 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

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 140.00

    Mary O'Neill examines the legacy of the medieval poet composers of Northern France, the trouv--egrave--;res. 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. - ;This book... more...

  • The Critical Nexusby Charles M. Atkinson

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 54.99

    Prologue. 1. The Heritage of Antiquity. Part I. The Eighth and Ninth Centuries. 2. The Reception of Ancient Texts in the Carolingian Era. 3. The Heritage of the Church. Part II. The Synthesis of Ancient Greek Theory and Medieval Practice. 4. Hucbald of St. Amand and Regino of Prum. 5. Alia musica. 6. Pseudo-Bernelinus, Pseudo-Odo, and Guido d'Arezzo.... more...

  • Twentieth-Century British Authors and the Rise of Opera in Britainby Irene Morra

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 109.95

    This book is the first to examine the contributions of major British authors, as critics and librettists, to the rise of British opera in the twentieth century. Auden and Forster, as much as Vaughan Williams and Benjamin Britten, defined British opera, which emerged as a simultaneously literary and musical project. The resulting collaborations have... more...

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

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 19.96

    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...