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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... 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 Professor Mark Hijleh

    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...

  • A Second Book of Operasby Henry Edward Krehbiel

    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...

  • Music for Early Learningby Linda Bance

    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...

  • 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

    Twentieth-Century Music Theory and Practice introduces a number of tools for analyzing a wide range of twentieth-century musical styles and genres. It includes discussions of harmony, scales, rhythm, contour, post-tonal music, set theory, the twelve-tone method, and modernism. Recent developments involving atonal voice leading, K-nets, nonlinearity,... 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...

  • Music and Singingby Durno Julie

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95

    Packed full of exciting activities that display how song and music can enhance a young child's learning, Music and Singing conveys how you can: have confidence in sharing music with young children explore a range of musical instruments have fun with sound. more...