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  • The Perfect Wagneriteby George Bernard Shaw

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 4.99

    Though remembered primarily as a playwright and novelist, Irish writer George Bernard Shaw was an insatiably curious intellect whose interests encompassed a broad array of topics. This exegesis on Wagner's Ring cycle relates the opera series to ideas like capitalism and mythological archetypes. more...

  • What to Listen For in Operaby Charles R. Beck

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 29.95

    Covering famous operas from 14 Italian, French and German composers, this handbook is designed to help listeners understand and appreciate the special skills required to sing famous operatic songs. The book includes a plot synopsis of each opera with information about each song, which are introduced in their dramatic settings along with the vocal requirements... more...

  • Verdis Opernby Sabine Henze-Döhring

    C.H. Beck 2013; US$ 8.41

    Dieses gleichermaßen kenntnisreich und zugänglich geschriebene kleine Buch bietet eine luzide Einführung in die Welt der Opern Giuseppe Verdis und lädt ein, wahre Schätze des musikalischen Welterbes kennen und verstehen zu lernen. Sabine Henze-Döhring hat jene Werke des bedeutenden italienischen Opernkomponisten (1813?1901) ausgewählt, die einerseits... more...

  • Wagners Welttheaterby Bernd Buchner

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2013; US$ 33.78

    Die Bayreuther Festspiele sind ein einzigartiges Phänomen: Wagner baute sich ein Opernhaus, in dem ausschließlich seine eigenen Werke aufgeführt werden, das Unternehmen ist bis heute in Familienhand, die Kartennachfrage riesig. »Hier gilt's der Kunst«, so das ?Meistersinger-Motto? ? und doch spielte die Politik auf dem Grünen Hügel seit jeher eine... more...

  • Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande (Opera Journeys Mini Guide Series)by Burton D. Fisher

    Opera Journeys Publishing 2006; US$ 9.75

    A comprehensive guide to Debussy's PELLÉAS ET MÉLISANDE, featuring Principal Characters in the opera, Brief Story Synopsis, Story Narrative with Music Highlight Examples, and an insightful and in depth Commentary and Analysis by Burton D. Fisher, noted opera author and lecturer. more...

  • Verdi's Il Trovatore (Opera Journeys Mini Guide Series) by Burton D. Fisher

    Opera Journeys Publishing 2006; US$ 9.75

    A comprehensive guide to Verdi's IL TROVATORE, featuring Principal Characters in the opera, Brief Story Synopsis, Story Narrative with Music Highlight Examples, and an insightful and in depth Commentary and Analysis by Burton D. Fisher, noted opera author and lecturer. more...

  • Berlioz's The Damnation of Faustby Burton D Fisher

    Opera Journeys Publishing 2009; US$ 9.75

    A comprehensive opera-guide, featuring Principal Characters in the Opera, Brief Story Synopsis, Story Narrative with Music Highlight Examples, and Burton D. Fisher's insightful and in depth Commentary and Analysis. more...

  • Verdi's Simon Boccanegraby Burton D Fisher

    Opera Journeys Publishing 2009; US$ 9.75

    A comprehensive opera-guide, featuring Principal Characters in the Opera, Brief Story Synopsis, Story Narrative with Music Highlight Examples, and Burton D. Fisher's insightful and in depth Commentary and Analysis. more...

  • Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Classical Music …  by Darren Henley; Sam Jackson

    Hardie Grant Books 2012; US$ 12.99

    Darren Henley and Sam Jackson have set out to make the world of classical music accessible to all. Three sections steer you through the terminology and etiquette of classical music, open the fascinating history of the genre and its key figures over the last 1,000 years, and provide a detailed reference guide. From Bach to Brahms, Dubussy to Dvorak,... more...

  • Göttinger Händel-Beiträge, Band 13by Hans Joachim Marx; Wolfgang Sandberger

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2010; US$ 29.46

    Der Band enthält neue Forschungsbeiträge zu Leben, Werk und Wirkung Händels. Insbesondere sind Texte des Symposions zur Händel-Rezeption im 19. Jahrhundert von Interesse (Mendelssohn, Brahms, Schumann, Liszt). Außerdem präsentiert der Band Beiträge zu Händels Instrumentalfugen, zur Verwendung des protestantischen Chorals in »Israel in Egypt« und zu... more...