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  • In Search of Operaby Carolyn Abbate

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    In her new book, Carolyn Abbate considers the nature of operatic performance and the acoustic images of performance present in operas from Monteverdi to Ravel. Paying tribute to music's realization by musicians and singers, she argues that operatic works are indelibly bound to the contingency of live singing, playing, and staging. She seeks a middle... more...

  • Mad Lovesby Heather Hadlock

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 67.50

    In a lively exploration of Jacques Offenbach's final masterpiece, Heather Hadlock shows how Les Contes d'Hoffmann summed up not only the composer's career but also a century of Romantic culture. A strange fusion of irony and profundity, frivolity and nightmare, the opera unfolds as a series of dreamlike episodes, peopled by such archetypes as the... more...

  • Roland Hayesby Christopher A. Brooks; Robert Sims

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 39.99

    Performing in a country rife with racism and segregation, the tenor Roland Hayes was the first African American man to reach international fame as a concert performer and one of the few artists who could sell out Town Hall, Carnegie Hall, Symphony Hall, and Covent Garden. His trailblazing career carved the way for a host of African American artists,... more...

  • Metaphysical Songby Gary Tomlinson

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 39.95

    In this bold recasting of operatic history, Gary Tomlinson connects opera to shifting visions of metaphysics and selfhood across the last four hundred years. The operatic voice, he maintains, has always acted to open invisible, supersensible realms to the perceptions of its listeners. In doing so, it has articulated changing relations between the... more...

  • Chopinby James Huneker

    The Floating Press 1900; US$ 6.99

    Frederic Chopin (1810 - 1849) was one of the most influential musicians of the 19th Century. Discovered as a child-prodigy pianist in his native Poland, he later travelled to France, where he remained after the Polish uprising of 1830-31. There he gave few public performances, but worked as composer and piano teacher. He later became a French citizen... more...

  • Focus: Music, Nationalism, and the Making of a New Europeby Philip V. Bohlman

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 61.95

    Focus: Music, Nationalism, and the Making of the New Europe surveys the intersection of music and nationalism by tracing its historical development and documenting its persistence today. Contrasting different types of music reveals how music expresses core ideas of nationalism, for example, folk music in the nineteenth century and popular music... more...

  • Der Kastrat und seine Männlichkeitby Sibylle Unser

    Diplomica Verlag 2009; US$ 13.35

    Im 17. und 18. Jahrhundert, das sogenannte goldene Zeitalter des Kastratengesanges, wurden tausendfach Knaben aus dem einzigen Grund kastriert, um ihre kindliche Stimme zu erhalten. Bekannt sind uns heute noch die klangvollen Namen Farinelli und Caffarelli. Doch nicht jeder, der dieser Operation unterzogen worden war, erlangte solche Größe. Die Autorin... more...

  • Das Klaviertrio bei Haydn und Mozart: Untersuchungen zur Frühgeschichte einer musikalischen Gattungby Christoph Biehl

    Diplomica Verlag 2010; US$ 13.35

    Das Klaviertrioschaffen Haydns und Mozarts wurde in der musikwissenschaftlichen Literatur bisher eher beiläufig beleuchtet. Diese Untersuchung widmet sich dem gattungsbezogenen Schaffen dieser beiden Klassiker und versucht, sowohl die Vorgeschichte der Gattung vor Haydn und Mozart zu beleuchten, als auch an ausgesuchten Beispielen Tendenzen aufzuzeigen,... more...

  • Alte, unnennbare Tageby Friedrich Eckstein

    Diplomica Verlag 2010; US$ 9.25

    "Selbst unter den berühmtesten Wiener Berühmtheiten gab es keinen, der sich nicht gern an Mac Ecks Stammtisch eingefunden hätte. Hugo Wolf, Johann Strauß, E. Blavatsky und Annie Besant, Ferdinand Bruckner, Sigmund Freud, Alfred Adler und Leo Trotzki - sie alle berieten sich mit ihm. Wenn Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Werfel und Rilke über ein Gedicht in Zweifel... more...

  • Russians on Russian Music, 1830?1880by Stuart Campbell

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 55.00

    This substantial anthology of Russian writing on Russian music features the most influential critics of music in nineteenth-century Russia. more...