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  • Palestrina and the German Romantic Imaginationby James Garratt

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 40.00

    Explores the revival of sixteenth-century music in nineteenth-century Germany, focusing on the reception of Palestrina. more...

  • Revealing Masksby William Anthony Sheppard

    University of California Press 2001; US$ 15.95

    W. Anthony Sheppard considers a wide-ranging constellation of important musical works in this fascinating exploration of ritualized performance in twentieth-century music. Revealing Masks uncovers the range of political, didactic, and aesthetic intents that inspired the creators of modernist music theater. more...

  • The Advent Projectby James W. McKinnon

    University of California Press 2000; US$ 15.95

    In his final accomplishment of an extraordinarily distinguished career, James W. McKinnon considers the musical practices of the early Church in this incisive examination of the history of Christian chant from the years a.d. 200 to 800. The result is an important book that is certain to have a long-lasting impact on musicology, religious studies, and... more...

  • Polish Music since Szymanowskiby Adrian Thomas

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 52.00

    Looks at Polish music since 1937 and its interaction with political and cultural turmoil. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 26.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • French Cultural Politics and Musicby Jane F. Fulcher

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 124.99

    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...