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- 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...
- 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 (1926–1934) reveals a more extended and fascinating story. Viewing more than two hundred films from the period, Michael Slowik launches the first comprehensive study... more...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 31.95
The glorious tradition of the Broadway musical from Irving Berlin to Jerome Kern and Rodgers and Hammerstein to Stephen Sondheim. And then . . . Cats and Les Miz. Mark Steyn's Broadway Babies Say Goodnight is a sharp-eyed view of the whole span of Broadway musical history, seven decades of brilliant achievements the best of which are among the finest... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 54.99
In Neoclassical Music in America: Voices of Clarity and Restrain, music reviewer and scholar, R. James Tobin explores the origins and fate of neoclassicism, arguing how efforts to define musical neoclassicism as a style largely fail because of the stylistic diversity of the music that fall within its scope. Tobin surveys the careers of various... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 94.99
This book examines in specific detail every Broadway musical which opened during the 1950s, perhaps the greatest decade for musicals?including South Pacific , The King and I , My Fair Lady , Pajama Game , Damn Yankees , and The Sound of Music . Besides technical information?such as cast and credits, plot, critical reviews, London... more...
- Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 72.31
Die nahezu eintausend in Assur gefundenen Fragmente von Alabastergefäßen im Vorderasiatischen Museum Berlin stammen größtenteils aus Ägypten. Sie wurden dort zur Zeit des Neuen Reichs (18./19. Dynastie) gefertigt und in Assur in offiziellen Gebäuden, vor allem im Alten Palast, entdeckt. Die meisten dieser Alabastergefäße kamen als Beute von König Adad-nerari... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 40.00
Throughout the nineteenth century, people heard more music in the theatre?accompanying popular dramas such as Frankenstein , Oliver Twist , Uncle Tom?s Cabin , Lady Audley?s Secret , The Corsican Brothers , The Three Musketeers , as well as historical romances by Shakespeare and Schiller?than they did in almost any other area of their lives.... more...
- 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...