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  • The Vienna Don Giovanniby Ian Woodfield

    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...

  • »Es ist viel 'Hitler' in Wagner«by Annette Hein

    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 the origins... more...

  • Music in Search of Itselfby David B. Greene

    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 music—that 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...

  • Towards a Global Music Theoryby Mark Hijleh

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 104.95

    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...

  • Music for Early Learningby Linda Bance

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 48.95

    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...

  • Great Operasby Michael Steen

    Icon Books 2012; US$ 11.65

    From Great Composers author Michael Steen, a unique multi-platform project offering a royal box view into one of mankind?s greatest art forms. From the soaring heights of Wagner?s epic Ring cycle to the tear-jerking emotion of Mozart?s breathtakingly beautiful Don Giovanni, opera is one of the most powerful artistic forms mankind has ever created.... more...

  • Mozart's Viennese Instrumental Musicby Simon P. Keefe

    Boydell & Brewer 2007; US$ 99.00

    The music Mozart composed in Vienna closely examined, bringing out the processes of re-invention and re-formulation it displays. more...

  • Twentieth-Century Music Theory and Practiceby Edward Pearsall

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 74.95

    This textbook introduces a number of tools for analyzing a wide range of twentieth-century musical styles and genres. It provides a number of analytical, compositional, and written exercises. The aural skills supplement and online aural skills trainer on the companion website allow students to use theoretical concepts as the foundation for analytical... more...

  • Acting Through Songby Paul Harvard; Daniel Evans

    Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 18.94

    An impassioned and invaluable guide for actors and students of musical theatre. In Acting Through Song ,?Paul Harvard takes the techniques of modern actor training – including the theories of Stanislavsky, Brecht, Meisner and Laban, amongst others – and applies them to the fundamental component of musical theatre: singing. With dozens of exercises... more...

  • Barnsley Brassby Eric Jessop

    Wharncliffe 2006; US$ 8.99

    Brass Bands Play an important part in Barnsley's rich cultural and musical heritage. The collieries and heavy industry, on which the town's prosperity was built, proved fertile ground in which talented musicians were to gather together and develop the skills of their neighbours and workmates. They formed bands to entertain themselves and others,... more...