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  • Das Unmessbare messen?by Dagmar Abfalter

    Springer Fachmedien 2009; US$ 59.99

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  • The Management of Operaby Mr Philippe Agid; Professor Jean-Claude Tarondeau

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 112.00

    This book presents the current and future issues facing opera houses and opera companies. Problems in different environments need different solutions. In particular, it opposes the American method of managing cultural institutions, preferring a European one where public support and funds plays a major role. more...

  • The Secular Commediaby Wye Jamison Allanbrook; Mary Ann Smart; Richard Taruskin

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 60.00

    Wye Jamison Allanbrook?s The Secular Commedia is a stimulating and original rethinking of the music of the late eighteenth century. Hearing the symphonies and concertos of Haydn and Mozart with an ear tuned to operatic style, as their earliest listeners did, Allanbrook shows that this familiar music is built on a set of mimetic associations drawn... more...

  • Nine Famous Operasby Iris J. Arnesen

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 35.00

    This book contains analyses of the stories and music of nine operas, presented in chronological order from 1791 to 1928. These great works are most readily approached with an understanding of the conventions of the several operatic genres as well as the social conditions that influenced the composers and librettists. The popular and intellectual movements... 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...

  • The Italian Traditions and Pucciniby Nicholas Baragwanath

    Indiana University Press 2011; US$ 42.99

    In this groundbreaking survey of the fundamentals, methods, and formulas that were taught at Italian music conservatories during the 19th century, Nicholas Baragwanath explores the compositional significance of tradition in Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti, Verdi, Boito, and, most importantly, Puccini. Taking account of some 400 primary sources, Baragwanath... more...

  • Greek Musical Writings: Volume 2, Harmonic and Acoustic Theoryby Andrew Barker

    Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 94.00

    A second volume of Greek Musical Writings containing important texts on harmonic and acoustic theory. more...

  • Musikalische Norm um 1700by Rainer Bayreuther

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 168.00

    This book explores the changes of style and knowledge about music around 1700 in eleven essays from musicology, literary studies, philosophy and legal history. The key to the change is a new understanding of the rules for composing, making music and listening. Music is no longer steered by fundamental natural musical laws, but rather orients itself,... more...

  • The Opera Fanaticby Claudio E. Benzecry

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 29.00

    Though some dismiss opera as old-fashioned, it shows no sign of disappearing from the world’s stage. So why do audiences continue to flock to it? Given its association with wealth, one might imagine that opera tickets function as a status symbol. But while a desire to hobnob with the upper crust might motivate the occasional operagoer, for... more...

  • The Operatic Stateby Ruth Bereson

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 49.95

    Bereson investigates the elite and privileged status of the closed-world of opera, and the way states have financed and supported it since its beginnings. more...