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  • A HISTORY OF US MUSICAL THEATREby Nathan Hurwitz

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    From the diverse proto-theatres of the mid-1800s, though the revues of the ?20s, the ?true musicals? of the ?40s, the politicisation of the ?60s and the ?mega-musicals? of the ?80s, every era in American musical theatre reflected a unique set of socio-cultural factors.? Nathan Hurwitz uses these factors to explain the output of each decade in turn,... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Eighteenth-Century Operaby Anthony R. DelDonna; Pierpaolo Polzonetti

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 36.00

    The perfect accompaniment to courses on eighteenth-century opera for both students and teachers, this Companion is a definitive reference resource. more...

  • Heinrich Schenker: Selected Correspondenceby Ian Bent; David Bretherton; William Drabkin

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 99.00

    Brings together in one volume the full text of some 450 letters in first-time English translation, organized into sections each prefaced by an introduction. All the letters are fully annotated and they yield information about Viennese society, culture and politics of the time. more...

  • The Supernatural Voiceby Simon Ravens

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 80.00

    Covering a period from the Ancient World to the present day, the book suggests that until very recently, falsettists and counter-tenors have been distinct vocal genres. more...

  • The Supernatural Voiceby Simon Ravens

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 65.63

    The use of high male voices in the past has long been one of the most seriously misunderstood areas of musical scholarship and practice. In opening up this rich subject (to readers of all sorts) with refreshingly clear perspectives and plenty of new material, Simon Ravens' well-researched book goes a very long way to rectifying matters. Ravens writes... more...

  • Music and Sound in Documentary Filmby Holly Rogers

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 36.95

    This collection of fourteen essays provides a rich and detailed history of the relationship between and music and image in documentary films, exploring the often overlooked role of music in the genre and its subsequent impact on an audience?s perception of reality and fiction. Exploring examples of documentary films which make use of soundtrack music,... more...

  • After the Silentsby Michael Slowik

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    Many believe Max Steiner?s score for King Kong (1933) was the first important attempt at integrating background music into sound film, but a closer look at the industry?s early sound era (19261934) reveals a more extended and fascinating story. Viewing more than two hundred films from the period, Michael Slowik launches the first comprehensive study... more...

  • Epic Soundby Stephen C. Meyer

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    Lavish musical soundtracks contributed a special grandeur to the new widescreen, stereophonic sound movie experience of postwar biblical epics such as Samson and Delilah, Ben-Hur, and Quo Vadis. In Epic Sound, Stephen C. Meyer shows how music was utilized for various effects, sometimes serving as a vehicle for narrative plot and at times complicating... more...

  • The Musical as Dramaby Scott McMillin

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    Derived from the colorful traditions of vaudeville, burlesque, revue, and operetta, the musical has blossomed into America's most popular form of theater. Scott McMillin has developed a fresh aesthetic theory of this underrated art form, exploring the musical as a type of drama deserving the kind of critical and theoretical regard given to Chekhov... more...