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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 18.95
An invaluable guide for both casual opera fans and afficionados, this volume contains act-by-act descriptions of operatic works ranging from the early seventeenth century masterworks of Monteverdi and Purcell to the modern classics of Menotti and Britten. Written in a lively anecdotal style, entries include character descriptions, historical background,... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 60.00
Newly translated writings of nineteenth-century music critics and theorists, including Wagner and Berlioz. more...
- Chicago Review Press 2000; US$ 11.99
Gotta dance! Gotta sing! Gotta do most anything because it?s show time! In Show Time! kids will learn to become ?triple threat? performers, developing their skills as singers, dancers, and actors through more than 80 activities that include imitating a musician or musical instrument, acting out a song, creating a mirror dance, making puppets and... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2010; US$ 99.00
Aspects of Don Giovanni's compositional history are uncovered and the study provides for detailed evidence with which to evaluate Da Ponte's recollections. The essential truth of his account - that the revision of the opera in Vienna was an interactive process - seems to be fully borne out. A general theory of transmission is proposed, which clarifies... more...
- De Gruyter 1996; US$ 224.00
The »Bayreuther Blätter« periodical was founded by Richard Wagner in 1878. In the 61 years of its existence, it was the central literary vehicle of the cultural movement emanating from Bayreuth and as such represents a major source of information on mentalities prevalent in Germany in the late 19th and early 20th century. The study traces... more...
- The Edwin Mellen Press 2004; US$ 139.95
Many contemporary composers and music critics say in an offhand way that all music written in the past quarter century is about musicthat it is reflexive and self-referential in some significant sense. It is music in search of an understanding of itself. This book tries to deepen the understanding of music about music as well as music itself... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 114.95
Conferences, workshops and curricula are for the first time beginning to develop around the theme of "world music theory," as students, teachers and researchers recognize the need for analytical concepts and methods applicable to a wider range of human musics. This book proposes a number of such concepts and methods and Mark Hijleh presents... more...
- Andrews UK 2012; US$ 2.99
Written as a follow-up to 'A Book of Operas', this is another comprehensive study of several great operas from the renowned musicologist Henry Edward Krehbiel. Includes in-depth analyses of: Samson and Delilah and other biblical operas Die Konigin von Saba Herodiade Lakme Pagliacci Cavalleria Rusticana The operas of Mascagni Iris Madame Butterfly... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 52.95
Is my singing good enough? What should I do with instruments? How can I create a rich and exciting musical environment which will allow for both child and adult led musical activity? Singing, dancing and music-making comes naturally to young children, but we as adults often lack confidence in our musical ability. This easily accessible book will... more...