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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...

  • 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...

  • Libretti vom 'Mittelalter'by Christian Seebald

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 210.00

    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 the investigation... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 88.00

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