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  • 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...

  • Living Operaby Joshua Jampol

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 13.99

    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...

  • 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$ 104.65

    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...

  • The Golden Age of American Musical Theatreby Corinne J. Naden

    Scarecrow Press 2011; US$ 47.00

    The Golden Age of American Musical Theatre provides synopses, cast and production credits, song titles, and other pertinent information for over 180 musicals from Oklahoma! to On A Clear Day You Can See Forever . Concentrating on a 22-year span, this book lists both commercial successes and flops of the Golden Age-when the musicals presented... more...

  • Ticket to the Operaby Phil G. Goulding

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.32

    In Ticket to the Opera, Phil G. Goulding finally makes the magic and mystique of opera accessible to all. Here he offers a complete operatic education, including history, definitions of key musical terms, opera lore and gossip, portraits of famous singers and the roles they immortalized, as well as pithy introductions to the greatest operas of Europe... more...

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

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 26.99

    This first volume in Richard Taruskin's majestic history, Music from the Earliest Notations to the Sixteenth Century , sweeps across centuries of musical innovation to shed light on the early forces that shaped the development of the Western classical tradition. Beginning with the invention of musical notation more than a thousand years ago, Taruskin... more...

  • Music in the Early Twentieth Centuryby Richard Taruskin

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 26.99

    Music in the Early Twentieth Century , the fourth volume in Richard Taruskin's history, looks at the first half of the twentieth century, from the beginnings of Modernism in the last decade of the nineteenth century right up to the end of World War II. Taruskin discusses modernism in Germany and France as reflected in the work of Mahler, Strauss, Satie,... more...