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- University of California Press 2004; US$ 95.00 US$ 76.00
This is the story of one of the world's great philharmonic societies, told by a distinguished conductor and writer whose command of the subject is nothing short of virtuosic. Established in 1828 with roots stretching back to the 1790s, the Société des Concerts du Conservatoire reflected and in many ways encapsulated the development of French culture,... more...
- University of California Press 2012; US$ 85.00 US$ 68.00
In this book, Susan McClary examines the mechanisms through which seventeenth-century musicians simulated extreme affective states?desire, divine rapture, and ecstatic pleasure. She demonstrates how every major genre of the period, from opera to religious music to instrumental pieces based on dances, was part of this striving for heightened passions... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2011; US$ 89.99
In What Makes Music European , Marcello Sorce Keller addresses the little-discussed matters that are essential to an understanding of how music intersects with the life of so many people. Readers are offered an approach for thinking about music that depends as much on its history as on the concepts and attitudes of the social sciences. What... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 65.00
This work describes in accessible language the technical foundations of the Old Italian School of Singing. It enables the reader to grasp the teachings of the old masters theoretically and practically. The research for this book used not only the old treatises from the 1700's onwards but also firsthand testimonies, biographies and recordings from... more...
- Souvenir Press 2010; US$ 18.34
For decades the relationship between the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and National Socialist regime has been shrouded in mystery. In 1933, the world-renowned orchestra came under the control of Hitler's Propaganda Minister, Joseph Goebbels; the musicians became civil servants of the Reich and until the end of World War Two, the orchestra served as... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 45.00
Throughout history, music has been a fixture of Jewish religious life. Musical references appear in biblical accounts of the Red Sea crossing and King Solomon's coronation, and music continues to play a central role in virtually every Jewish occasion. Through 100 brief chapters, this volume considers theoretical approaches to the study of Jewish... more...
- Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 174.19
In this book, leading thinkers and practitioners share research and insights on the involvement of males in singing, analyzing the axiomatic male disinclination to sing, and offering strategies for engaging males more successfully in performing vocal music. more...