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  • The Age of Mozart and Beethovenby Giorgio Pestelli; Eric Cross

    Cambridge University Press 1984; US$ 36.00

    An examination of one of the crucial periods of musical history, viewed against the social and political background of the time. more...

  • 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...

  • Grand Operaby Charles Affron; Mirella Jona Affron

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    The Metropolitan has stood among the grandest of opera companies since its birth in 1883. Tracing the offstage/onstage workings of this famed New York institution, Charles Affron and Mirella Jona Affron tell how the Met became and remains a powerful actor on the global cultural scene. In this first new history of the company in thirty years, each of... 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...

  • Johannes Brahmsby Heather Platt

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 120.00

    First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Electronic and Experimental Musicby Thomas B. Holmes

    Routledge 2002; US$ 37.95

    The second edition of the classic text on the history of electronic music, this book has been thoroughly updated to present material on home computers, the Internet, as well as enlarged sections on history and theoretical issues. more...

  • Ethnomusicologyby Jennifer Post

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 120.00

    Ethnomusicology: A Research and Information Guide is an annotated bibliography of books, recordings, videos, and websites in the field of ethnomusicology. The book is divided into two parts; Part One is organised by resource type in catagories of greatest concern to students and scholars. This includes handbooks and guides; encyclopedias and dictionaries;... more...

  • The Characteristic Symphony in the Age of Haydn and Beethovenby Richard Will

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 37.00

    Study of 'characteristic' symphonies, discussing works by Beethoven, Haydn and Dittersdorf. more...