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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Changing the Scoreby Hilary Poriss

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 37.99

    This study seeks to explore the role and significance of aria insertion, the practice that allowed singers to introduce music of their own choice into productions of Italian operas. Each chapter investigates the art of aria insertion during the nineteenth century from varying perspectives, beginning with an overview of the changing fortunes of the... 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...

  • Music History During the Renaissance Period, 1520-1550by BLANCHE GANGWERE

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 185.00

    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 Stageby 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 stuff--the... more...

  • Living Operaby Joshua Jampol

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 17.99

    Living Opera is a fascinating collection of 20 wide-ranging interviews with the preeminent opera professionals working on and behind the stage today. Joshua Jampol invites opera-lovers to listen in as performers such as Renee Fleming, Natalie Dessay, Rolando Villazon and Placido Domingo speak in exceptionally frank terms about their strengths and weaknesses,... more...

  • Verzaubertes Hörenby Beatrice Kunz Pfeiffer

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 182.00

    A church service is concerned with the renewal of life. Thus art, e.g. music, plays a central role: it gives scope to deal with different perspectives on life and reaches beyond every-day experience to transcendental experience. In its own way, music achieves the objective at which the gospel of the crucifixion and resurrection aims: the worshiping... 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...