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- University of California Press 2004; US$ 95.00
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...
- Elliott & Thompson 2011; US$ 9.99
The Classic FM Concise Hall of Fame celebrates classical music's unique ability to stir the emotions of a listener?whether it's the haunting melodies of Górecki's Symphony of Sorrowful Songs or Purcell's Dido and Aeneas; the passionately charged opening bars of Beethoven's Symphony No. 5; dramatic operas such as Puccini's La bohème; the moving sounds... more...
- University of California Press 2012; US$ 63.00
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Elliott & Thompson 2011; US$ 12.73
The Concise Classic FM Hall of Fame celebrates classical music?s unique ability to stir the emotions of a listener – whether it?s the haunting melodies of Górecki?s Symphony of Sorrowful Songs or Purcell?s Dido and Aeneas; the passionately charged opening bars of Beethoven?s Symphony No. 5; dramatic operas such as Puccini?s La bohème; the moving sounds... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 134.95
This is the first book to focus upon aspects of performance in the broader context of nineteenth-century British musical culture. An introduction explores Nicholas Temperley's vast contribution to musicology, highlighting his seminal importance in creating the field of nineteenth-century British music studies, and a bibliography provides an up-to-date... more...