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- Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 28.99 US$ 24.93
The Critical Nexus is the first book to trace the development of the notational matrix of Western music from Antiquity to the fourteenth century. It shows how principles of ancient Greek theory were grafted onto medieval practice, leading to a theory of both tone-system and mode, and a concomitant system of musical notation, that is uniquely Western. more...
- University of California Press 2007; US$ 19.96 US$ 15.97
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...
- De Gruyter 2009; US$ 238.00
This interdisciplinary study discusses the conditions and modes of the reception of the ?Middle Ages? as an historical period in the operatic system of the Early Modern Age and enquires specifically into the significance of appropriate ?medieval? subjects for the German and European opera stage at the turn of the 18th century. The focus of... more...
- 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...
- Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 54.99 US$ 47.29
This study is the first to explore the significance of aria insertion, the practice that allowed singers to introduce music of their own choice into productions of Italian opera during the nineteenth century. Each chapter investigates this practice from varying perspectives and through the experiences of some of the century's most famous prima donnas. more...
- ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 145.00
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...
- 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... more...
- Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 13.99 US$ 12.03
Living Opera offers revealing interviews with two dozen top opera professionals working on and behind the international stage today. Singers, conductors, stage directors and opera-house directors reflect on why opera is important to them, why they have dedicated their lives to it and why it continues to fascinate audiences around the world. more...
- 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...
- Editions Rodopi 2006; US$ 112.00
Ulrich Weisstein, an international authority in the fields of comparative literature and comparative arts, has been a pioneer paving the way for present-day intermedia studies. Among his broad intermedial interests opera has always held a central place. For the first time this volume makes available his major contributions to opera criticism in compact... more...