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  • Charting the Classicsby Tim Lihoreau; Daniel Ross; Darren Henley

    Elliott & Thompson 2015; US$ 9.99

    A witty and fun graphic depiction of the classical music world   With this fun and lighthearted book, readers can see the world of classical music as it?s never been seen before. Using flow charts, pie charts, Venn diagrams, checklists, graphs, and other ingenious graphics, the authors have neatly represented many favorite pieces of classical... more...

  • Urban Politics and Cultural Capitalby Ma Haili

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    This is the first book to take an interdisciplinary approach to the story of the Shanghai Yue Opera, bringing history, arts management, central and regional government policy, urbanisation, gender, media, and theatre artistic development in one. Through the story of the Shanghai Yue Opera House market reform this book facilitates an understanding of... more...

  • The Castratoby Martha Feldman

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 60.00

    The Castrato is a nuanced exploration of why innumerable boys were castrated for singing between the mid-sixteenth and late-nineteenth centuries. It shows that the entire foundation of Western classical singing, culminating in bel canto, was birthed from an unlikely and historically unique set of desires, public and private, aesthetic, economic,... more...

  • Popular Film Music and Masculinity in Actionby Amanda Howell

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    Amanda Howell offers a new perspective on the contemporary pop score as the means by which masculinities not seen?or heard?before become a part of post-World War II American cinema. Popular Film Music and Masculinity in Action addresses itself to an eclectic mix of film, from Elvis and Travolta star vehicles to Bruckheimer-produced blockbuster action,... more...

  • Texte zur Musikdramatik im 17. und 18. Jahrhundertby Herbert Seifert; Matthias Johannes Pernerstorfer

    Hollitzer Wissenschaftsverlag 2015; US$ 82.97

    Der Wiener Musikwissenschaftler Herbert Seifert (* 1945) hat mit seinen Studien, in denen akribische Quellenarbeit eine intensive Verbindung mit der Edition und Analyse von Libretti und Partituren eingeht, die Geschichte der Musikdramatik nördlich der Alpen, insbesondere unter Marcus Sitticus Graf von Hohenems, Fürsterzbischof von Salzburg, sowie im... more...

  • The Complete Book of 1940s Broadway Musicalsby Dan Dietz

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 94.99

    This book examines in specific detail every musical show that opened on Broadway during the 1940s. Included in each entry are details regarding cast and credits, plot, critical reviews, London productions, recordings, published scripts, and film versions. more...

  • European Music, 1520-1640by James Haar

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2015; US$ 36.46

    The sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries - the so-called Golden Age of Polyphony - represent a time of great change and development in European music, with the flourishing of Orlando di Lasso, Palestrina, Byrd, Victoria, Monteverdi and Schütz among others. The chapters of this book, contributed by established scholars on subjects within their... more...

  • The Philadelphia Orchestraby Richard A. Kaplan

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 94.99

    The Philadelphia Orchestra is the most-recorded orchestra in the United States. This discography contains a chronological list of recordings, detailing works performed, conductors, soloists, dates, venues, producers, and matrix information for 78-rpm recordings. more...

  • Virginia's Blues, Country, and Gospel Records, 1902-1943by Kip Lornell

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    During the years before World War II, hundreds of traditional musicians were sought out by commercial record companies, brought to New York or into local -- often makeshift -- studios, to cut recordings that would be marketed as "race" and "hillbilly" music. Virginia was home to scores of these performers, several of whom were to become internationally... more...

  • Kentucky Folkmusicby Burt Feintuch

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    In 1899, a fundraising program for Berea College featured a group of students from the mountains of eastern Kentucky singing traditional songs from their homes. The audience was entranced. That small en-counter at the end of the last century lies near the beginning of an unparalleled national -- and international -- fascination with the indigenous... more...