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- Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 34.99
Lavish musical soundtracks contributed a special grandeur to the new widescreen, stereophonic sound movie experience of postwar biblical epics such as Samson and Delilah, Ben-Hur, and Quo Vadis. In Epic Sound, Stephen C. Meyer shows how music was utilized for various effects, sometimes serving as a vehicle for narrative plot and at times complicating... more...
- Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 29.99
Many believe Max Steiner?s score for King Kong (1933) was the first important attempt at integrating background music into sound film, but a closer look at the industry?s early sound era (1926–1934) reveals a more extended and fascinating story. Viewing more than two hundred films from the period, Michael Slowik launches the first comprehensive study... more...
- University of California Press 2014; US$ 45.00
The Metropolitan has stood among the grandest of opera companies since its birth in 1883. Tracing the offstage/onstage workings of this famed New York institution, Charles Affron and Mirella Jona Affron tell how the Met became and remains a powerful actor on the global cultural scene. In this first new history of the company in thirty years, each of... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00
This book considers the activities and writings of early song collectors and proto-ethnomusicologists, memoirists, and other "musical travelers" in 19 th -century France. Each of the book?s discrete but interrelated chapters is devoted to a different geographic and discursive site of empire, examining French representations of musical encounters in... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95
During the Reformation, the Book of Psalms became one of the most well-known books of the Bible. This was particularly true in Britain, where people of all backgrounds memorized and sang poetic versifications of the psalms. This book is the first to consider both English and Scottish metrical psalmody, comparing the two traditions in print and practice.... more...
- Hollitzer Wissenschaftsverlag 2014; US$ 21.26
Als Folge von Eroberung, Säkularisierung und Bedeutungsverlust wurden zu Beginn des 19. Jahrhunderts in Salzburg gewohnte Verhältnisse tiefgreifend umgestaltet. Entsprechend nachhaltig waren die Konsequenzen auch für das kulturelle Leben der Stadt, dessen musikalische Seite bislang nur lückenhaft erforscht war.</br> Im vorliegenden Band beleuchten... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 31.95
The glorious tradition of the Broadway musical from Irving Berlin to Jerome Kern and Rodgers and Hammerstein to Stephen Sondheim. And then . . . Cats and Les Miz. Mark Steyn's Broadway Babies Say Goodnight is a sharp-eyed view of the whole span of Broadway musical history, seven decades of brilliant achievements the best of which are among the finest... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 54.99
In Neoclassical Music in America: Voices of Clarity and Restrain, music reviewer and scholar, R. James Tobin explores the origins and fate of neoclassicism, arguing how efforts to define musical neoclassicism as a style largely fail because of the stylistic diversity of the music that fall within its scope. Tobin surveys the careers of various... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 94.99
This book examines in specific detail every Broadway musical which opened during the 1950s, perhaps the greatest decade for musicals?including South Pacific , The King and I , My Fair Lady , Pajama Game , Damn Yankees , and The Sound of Music . Besides technical information?such as cast and credits, plot, critical reviews, London... more...