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  • Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Classical Musicby Darren Henley

    Elliott & Thompson 2015; US$ 9.99

    An essential short history of classical music, and a standalone accompaniment to the Handy Guides series Trace the history of classical music from its birth through the Baroque, Classical and Romantic periods and right up to the present day. Packed full of essential information, this pocket-sized handbook explores the lives and works of the key... more...

  • Magister Jacobus de Ispania, Author of the Speculum musicaeby Dr Margaret Bent; Professor Simon Keefe

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    The Speculum musicae of the early fourteenth century, with nearly half a million words, is by a long way the largest medieval treatise on music, and probably the most learned. Only the final two books are about music as commonly understood: the other five invite further work by students of scholastic philosophy, theology and mathematics. For nearly... more...

  • Bodily Charmby Linda Hutcheon; Michael Hutcheon

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 45.00

    Bodily Charm is a passionate defense of opera as a living as well as live art. Written for both the opera lover and the specialist by a physician and a literary critic, it is an accessible and engaging interdisciplinary exploration of the operatic body?both the actual physical bodies of the singers and audience members and the represented body on... more...

  • Opera in the Development of German Critical Thoughtby Gloria Flaherty

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 50.00

    Although opera figured importantly in the French quarrel of the Ancients versus the Moderns and in the English discussions of heroic tragedy, it was in Germany that its role in the development of criticism and aesthetics was most pronounced. Beginning with this observation, Gloria Flaherty tries to show how, from its very inception and through most... more...

  • Urban Politics and Cultural Capitalby Ma Haili

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    This is the first book to take an interdisciplinary approach to the story of the Shanghai Yue Opera, bringing history, arts management, central and regional government policy, urbanisation, gender, media, and theatre artistic development in one. Through the story of the Shanghai Yue Opera House market reform this book facilitates an understanding of... more...

  • Texte zur Musikdramatik im 17. und 18. Jahrhundertby Herbert Seifert; Matthias Johannes Pernerstorfer

    Hollitzer Wissenschaftsverlag 2015; US$ 86.51

    Der Wiener Musikwissenschaftler Herbert Seifert (* 1945) hat mit seinen Studien, in denen akribische Quellenarbeit eine intensive Verbindung mit der Edition und Analyse von Libretti und Partituren eingeht, die Geschichte der Musikdramatik nördlich der Alpen, insbesondere unter Marcus Sitticus Graf von Hohenems, Fürsterzbischof von Salzburg, sowie im... more...

  • The Complete Book of 1940s Broadway Musicalsby Dan Dietz

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 94.99

    This book examines in specific detail every musical show that opened on Broadway during the 1940s. Included in each entry are details regarding cast and credits, plot, critical reviews, London productions, recordings, published scripts, and film versions. more...

  • Classic FM Handy Guides: The Orchestraby Darren Henley

    Elliott & Thompson 2015; US$ 9.99

    The orchestra is one of the cornerstones of classical music, beloved of music lovers around the world. Packed full of essential information, this pocket-sized handbook explores the make-up and functions of the different sections, from strings to percussion, as well as some of the greatest orchestras around the world and the incredible music that they... more...

  • A Compendium of Musical Instruments and Instrumental Terminology in the Bibleby Yelena Kolyada

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    'A Compendium of Musical Instruments and Instrumental Terminology in the Bible' draws on extensive historical research, comparative linguistic analysis and musical study to offer the first compilation of its kind. The volume examines the entire range of musical instruments in the Bible - stringed, wind and percussion - drawing on ancient and modern... more...

  • Not Russian Enough?by Rutger Helmers

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 85.00

    Offers fresh perspectives on the function of nationalist thought in the cosmopolitan opera world, with particular emphasis on the idea of "Russianness" in four nineteenth-century operas by Glinka, Serov, Tchaikovsky, and Rimsky-Korsakov. more...