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  • 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...

  • Classical Musicby Julian Johnson

    Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    What does classical music mean to the Western World? How has it transformed over the centuries? What relevance does it have today? Julian Johnson inspires readers to explore over 1000 years of music, and examines how music is related to some of the big ideas of Western experience including spirituality, emotion, the weight of history, and self identity.... more...

  • Analytical Studies in World Musicby Michael Tenzer

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 34.99

    Assembles eleven distinguished writers on music to discuss the ingenuity with which sound is organized in musical traditions all over the world. This work contains an introductory chapter which proposes ways to think about musical structures cross-culturally. It also contains recordings, notations, diagrams, and imaginative descriptions. more...

  • Opera Productionby Quaintance Eaton

    University of Minnesota Press 1961; US$ 67.50

    Designed particularly as a reference work for opera producers, students, performers, and writers, this book provides basic production information about more than 500 operas. Anyone planning to produce an opera will find here the essential information he n more...

  • Opera Journeys' Guideby Burton D. Fisher

    Opera Journeys Publishing 2008; US$ 45.00

    Opera Journeys' Guide to 10 operas in the hugely popular Met Opera HD Simulcasts 2008-2009 series features Cast and Credits, Principal Characters, Brief Story Synopsis, Story Narrative with Music Highlight Examples, and Burton D. Fisher's insightful and in depth Commentary and Analysis. The featured operas are: Salome (R. Strauss), Doctor Atomic (Adams),... more...

  • Musical Form and Transformationby David Lewin

    Oxford University Press, USA 2007; US$ 23.99

    Foreword, by Ed Gollin. Introduction. 1. Serial Transformation Networks in Dallapiccola's "Simbolo". 2. Making and Using a Pcset Network for Stockhausen's Klavierstuck III. 3. Set Theory, Derivation, and Transformational Structures in Analyzing Webern's Opus 10, Number 4. 4. A Transformational Basis for Form and Prolongation in... more...

  • Music through Children's Literatureby Donna Levene

    ABC-CLIO 1993; US$ 38.00

    Develop music appreciation among your students with folk songs, rhythmic poems, stories with musical themes, and picture books with strong musical links. Designed for teaching flexibility, these lessons can be adapted according to a teacher's level of musical proficiency and time limitations. Sections cover rhythm, melody, form, instruments, music... more...

  • Tonality as Dramaby Edward D. Latham

    University of North Texas Press 2008; US$ 33.56

    Drawing on the fields of dramaturgy, music theory, and historical musicology, this book answers a question about twentieth-century music: Why does tonality persist in opera, even after it has been abandoned in other genres? more...

  • 101 Music Games for Childrenby Storms & Hurd; Cecilia Bowman

    Hunter House 2011; US$ 14.95

    This lively and imaginative book is being used in homes and schools in over 13 countries to help children learn about music and sound while they develop the ability to listen, concentrate, be creative, improvise, and trust one another. Using audiocassettes or CDs, of popular songs and simple instruments children and adults get to play listening... more...

  • Meaning, autonomy and authenticity in the music classroomby Lucy Green

    Institute of Education Press 2012; US$ 9.95

    Lucy Green suggests that there is an aspect of musical experience which is momentarily, virtually free from the musical meanings of everyday experience. This aspect, which crosses over musical divisions and affiliations, can be reached in the classroom, particularly through informal music learning practices drawn from the world of popular music. more...