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  • Changing the Scoreby Hilary Poriss

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 54.99 US$ 49.49

    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...

  • Libretti vom 'Mittelalter'by Christian Seebald

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 181.11

    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...

  • Music History During the Renaissance Period, 1520-1550: A Documented Chronologyby Blanche Gangwere

    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...

  • Living Operaby Joshua Jampol

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 13.99 US$ 12.59

    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...

  • America's Musical Stage: Two Hundred Years of Musical Theatreby 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... 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...

  • Selected Essays on Opera by Ulrich Weissteinby Ulrich Weisstein; Walter Bernhart

    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...

  • Plato on Music, Soul and Bodyby Francesco Pelosi; Sophie Henderson

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 80.00

    Offers a new perspective from which to study the relationship between soul, body and music in Plato's philosophy. more...

  • The Culture of Opera Buffa in Mozart's Viennaby Mary Hunter

    Princeton University Press 1999; US$ 115.00 US$ 98.90

    Mozart's comic operas are among the masterworks of Western civilization, and yet the musical environment in which Mozart and his librettist Lorenzo da Ponte wrote these now-popular operas has received little critical attention. In this richly detailed book, Mary Hunter offers a sweeping, synthetic view of opera buffa in the lively theatrical world... more...

  • Music from the Earliest Notations to the Sixteenth Centuryby Richard Taruskin

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 26.99 US$ 24.29

    The universally acclaimed and award-winning Oxford History of Western Music is the eminent musicologist Richard Taruskin's provocative, erudite telling of the story of Western music from its earliest days to the present. Each book in this superlative five-volume set illuminates-through a representative sampling of masterworks- the themes, styles,... more...