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  • 'Nationes', 'Gentes' und die Musik im Mittelalterby Frank Hentschel; Marie Winkelmüller

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 182.00

    The notion that ideas and judgments about music are based on cultural-specific and national frames of reference and ideologies was not invented in the modern era. Taking an interdisciplinary perspective, this volume examines the role played by notions of communities such as Germani, Itali, and Franci (Germanic, Italian, and French) in medieval writings... more...

  • Reclaiming Late-Romantic Musicby Peter Franklin

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 60.00

    Why are some of the most beloved and frequently performed works of the late-romantic period?Mahler, Delius, Debussy, Sibelius, Puccini?regarded by many critics as perhaps not quite of the first rank? Why has modernist discourse continued to brand these works as overly sentimental and emotionally self-indulgent? Peter Franklin takes a close and even-handed... more...

  • Korean Musical Dramaby Haekyung Um

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    P’ansori is the quintessential traditional Korean musical drama, in which epic tales are sung and narrated by a solo singer accompanied by a drummer. Drawing on her extensive research in Korea and its diasporas, Haekyung Um describes and analyses the creative processes of p’ansori, weaving into her discussion musical, social and cultural... more...

  • De musica. Buch I und VIby Frank Hentschel; Frank Hentschel; Aurelius Augustinus

    Felix Meiner Verlag 2013; US$ 50.92

    "Einem von Augustinus in ""De ordine"" entworfenem Bildungsideal zufolge sollen einige Lehrfächer die Schüler vom ""Körperlichen"" zum ""Unkörperlichen"" führen; sie sollen also ausgehend von unmittelbar nachvollziehbaren, sinnenfälligen Erfahrungen des Menschen zur Erkenntniseiner Wirklichkeit führen, durch die die zunächst wahrgenommene Welt erst... more...

  • Laughter between Two Revolutionsby Francesco Izzo

    Boydell & Brewer 2013; US$ 90.00

    Tells the forgotten story of post-Rossinian opera buffa, with attention to masterpieces by Donizetti and fascinating comic works by Luigi Ricci, the young Verdi, and other composers. more...

  • Music in the Hebrew Bibleby Jonathan L. Friedmann

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 55.00

    Music in the Hebrew Bible investigates musical citations in the Hebrew Bible and their relevance for our times. Most biblical musical references are addressed, either alone or as a grouping, and each is considered from a modern perspective. The book consists of one hundred brief essays divided into four parts. Part one offers general overviews of musical... more...

  • Opera in the British Isles, 1875–1918by Paul Rodmell

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 134.95

    While the musical culture of the British Isles in the 'long nineteenth century' has been reclaimed from obscurity by musicologists in the last thirty years, appraisal of operatic culture in the latter part of this period has remained elusive. Paul Rodmell examines the nature of operatic culture in the British Isles during this period, looking... more...

  • The Ashgate Research Companion to Minimalist and Postminimalist Musicby Keith Potter; Kyle Gann; Pwyll ap Siôn

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 144.95

    In recent years the music of minimalist composers has become the subject of important musicological reflection, research and debate. This Companion provides an authoritative overview of research in this area and highlights the innovative work of the renowned early minimalists, the distinctive work of second and third generation minimalists, and the... more...

  • Korean P'ansori Singing Traditionby Yeonok Jang

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 84.99

    In Korean P?ansori Singing Tradition: Development, Authenticity, and Performance History , Yeonok Jang studies the periodical developments and changes in the performance context, vocal developments, singing style, audience involvement, contemporary performance, cinematic history, and private and government sponsorship of p?ansori . more...

  • Tristan's Shadowby Adrian Daub

    University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 45.00

    Das Rheingold , Die Walküre , and Siegfried . Parsifal . Tristan und Isolde . Both revered and reviled, Richard Wagner conceived some of the nineteenth century’s most influential operas—and created some of the most indelible characters ever to grace the stage. But over the course of his polarizing career, Wagner also composed... more...