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  • The Motet in the Age of Du Fayby Julie E. Cumming

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 76.00

    A re-evaluation of the Latin-texted motet during the age of Du Fay. more...

  • Eight Centuries of Troubadours and Trouvèresby John Haines

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 44.00

    This 2004 book traces the changing interpretation of troubadour and trouvere music. more...

  • The Twisted Museby Michael H. Kater

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 52.99

    Under a totalitarian regime, can art and artists be innocent? This questions and its implications are explored in Michael Kater's broad survey of musicians, and the music they composed and performed during the Third Reich. more...

  • Crossing Confessional Boundariesby Mary E. Frandsen

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 34.99

    Examines the uneasy alliance of two confessions, Lutheran and Catholic, at the prominent seventeenth-century court of Dresden, and the implications of this alliance for the repertoire of sacred art music cultivated there, an influential repertoire that has received only scant attention from scholars. more...

  • French Cultural Politics and Musicby Jane F. Fulcher

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 139.99

    This work argues that French musical meanings and values in the years from 1898 to 1914 are best explained not in terms of artistic movements, but rather of the political culture, which was undergoing subtle but profound transformation as nationalist leagues enlarged the arena of political action. more...

  • Studies in Music with Textby David Lewin

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 34.99

    Combining David Lewin's articles on song and opera with chapters on songs of Brahms, Robert Schumann, Clara Schumann, and Milton Babbitt, this collection constitutes a statement concerning the methodological problems associated with interpretation of texted music. more...

  • The Composer As Intellectualby Jane F. Fulcher

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 24.99

    As a follow-up to her book exploring musical and political cultures in France from the Dreyfus Affair to the First World War, the author here applies the same approach to the years from 1914-1940, arguing that French musical meanings are best explained not in terms of artistic movements, but rather in terms of the political culture. more...

  • Interpreting the Musical Pastby Katharine Ellis

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 26.99

    Presenting a study of the French early music revival, this book gives us a sense of how music's cultural meanings were contested in the nineteenth century. It surveys the main patterns of revivalist activity while also providing studies of repertories stretching from Adam de la Halle to Rameau. more...

  • Analyzing Bach Cantatasby Eric T. Chafe

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 60.00

    Concentrating on a small number of representative cantatas, mostly from the Leipzig cycles of 1723-24 and 1724-25, and in particular on Cantata 77, Chafe illustrates how Bach strove to mirror both the dogma and the mystery of religious experience in musical allegory. more...

  • Musical Metropolisby Kenneth Marcus

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 38.00

    Decentralization and diversity characterized much of the performance of art music in Los Angeles. Decentralization defined the city's growth since the late-nineteenth century, and because the central city did not dominate music culture, as in the East and Midwest, a greater diversification of music emerged in the communities of Greater Los Angeles.... more...