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  • A History of Opera: Milestones and Metamorphosesby Burton D. Fisher

    Opera Journeys Publishing 2003; US$ 49.95

    A comprehensive history of opera that traces each milestone in opera history from the 16th century Camerata through the next 400 years, and featurrd in depth analysis of all important genres: the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic eras, Bel Canto, Opera Buffa, German Romanticism, Wagner and music drama, Verismo, Impressionism, Expressionism, Serialism,... more...

  • Repeating Ourselvesby Robert Fink

    University of California Press 2005; US$ 15.95

    Where did musical minimalism come from?and what does it mean? In this significant revisionist account of minimalist music, Robert Fink connects repetitive music to the postwar evolution of an American mass consumer society. Abandoning the ingrained formalism of minimalist aesthetics, Repeating Ourselves considers the cultural significance of American... more...

  • Medieval Music and the Art of Memoryby Anna Maria Busse Berger

    University of California Press 2005; US$ 15.95

    This bold challenge to conventional notions about medieval music disputes the assumption of pure literacy and replaces it with a more complex picture of a world in which literacy and orality interacted. Asking such fundamental questions as how singers managed to memorize such an enormous amount of music and how music composed in the mind rather than... more...

  • Remaking the Songby Roger Parker

    University of California Press 2006; US$ 47.95

    Opera performances are often radically inventive. Composers? revisions, singers? improvisations, and stage directors? re-imaginings continually challenge our visions of canonical works. But do they go far enough? This elegantly written, beautifully concise book, spanning almost the entire history of opera, reexamines attitudes toward some of our best-loved... more...

  • Beautiful Mornin'by Ethan Mordden

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 54.99

    The author of this title explores classics from Broadway's golden musical age, looking at "Brigadoon", "Annie, Get Your Gun", and "South Pacific" amongst others. more...

  • The Politics of Romantic Theatricality, 1787-1832by Professor David Worrall

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 115.00

    This book sets out the political and cultural conditions regulating dramatic writing during an era of censorship and monopolistic royal theatres. Using a range of plays and manuscripts, it argues for the centrality of burletta, the theatrical locus of the attacks on the Cockney school of poetry and the vitality of the metropolitan dramatic scene. more...

  • Opera and Society in Italy and France from Monteverdi to Bourdieuby Victoria Johnson; Jane F. Fulcher; Thomas Ertman

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 44.00

    A study of opera in Italy and France from the 1600s to the present day. more...

  • Music Theoryby Lloyd Ultan

    University of Minnesota Press 1973; US$ 33.00

    Music Theory was first published in 1977. This is a textbook for the study of music theory, using a historical approach which enables the student to learn about compositional devices as they appeared and evolved in early Western music. The textbook and its accompanying workbook provide for the study of basic analytical and compositional techniques... more...

  • Music Musiqueby Barbara Meister

    Indiana University Press 2006; US$ 23.95

    Music Musique is a study of American and French composers active in the late 19th through early 20th centuries and the influence of jazz on their compositional styles. Starting with a look at the formation of American and French styles of composition, Meister discusses the jazz influence on American... more...

  • Eyewitness Companions: Operaby Alan Riding; Leslie Dunton-Downer

    DK Publishing 2006; US$ 27.95

    Spanning 400 years of musical drama, Eyewitness Companions: Opera is your guide to the musical world. Explore operas and composers from the late Renaissance on, including such classical masters as Verdi, Puccini, and Bizet. Eyewitness Companions: Opera is the complete visual guidebook to the great operas, their composers and performance... more...