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  • Fortissimoby William Murray

    Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 13.95

    H. L. Mencken declared that ?the opera is to music what a bawdy house is to a cathedral.? It was not meant as a compliment, but to William Murray, former New Yorker staff writer and aspiring opera singer, a bawdy house is an apt metaphor for the opera: a place of confusion, high and low drama, fleshly pleasures and raucous song. In Fortissimo , Murray... more...

  • Guitar Godsby Bob Gulla

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 91.00

    Meet rock and roll's party crashers. They are the guitar-wielding heroes who came into an established musical framework, rearranged the furniture, tipped over a few chairs, and ditched - leaving the stragglers to pick up the pieces. Guitar Gods showcases the 25 players who made the greatest impact on rock's long and winding history.Meet rock... more...

  • Film Music: A Very Short Introductionby Kathryn Kalinak

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 7.99

    This Very Short Introduction provides a lucid, accessible, and engaging overview of the subject of film music, from the pragmatic to the theoretical and from the historical to the personal. It is informed throughout by a global perspective which understands film music as an international phenomenon. more...

  • Wagner's Ring Cycle and the Greeksby Daniel H. Foster

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 88.00

    Foster explores how Wagner's political stance and his theories on Greek poetry and politics were combined to create the Ring. more...

  • Björkby Nicola Dibben

    Equinox Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 17.99

    This book provides the first comprehensive musicologically-informed account of Icelandic singer-songwriter Björk’s work to date. more...

  • Gluck's Iphigénie en Taurideby Burton D. Fisher

    Opera Journeys Publishing 2010; US$ 9.75

    A comprehensive opera-guide, featuring Principal Characters in the Opera, Brief Story Synopsis, Story Narrative with Music Highlight Examples, and Burton D. Fisher's insightful and in depth Commentary and Analysis. more...

  • Puccini's Suor Angelicaby Burton D. Fisher

    Opera Journeys Publishing 2002; US$ 9.75

    A comprehensive opera-guide, featuring Principal Characters in the Opera, Brief Story Synopsis, Story Narrative with Music Highlight Examples, and Burton D. Fisher's insightful and in depth Commentary and Analysis. more...

  • Stravinsky's The Rake's Progressby Burton D Fisher

    Opera Journeys Publishing 2010; US$ 9.75

    A comprehensive opera-guide, featuring Principal Characters in the Opera, Brief Story Synopsis, Story Narrative with Music Highlight Examples, and Burton D. Fisher's insightful and in depth Commentary and Analysis. more...

  • Musik in der Mittelalter-Szeneby Iwen Schmees

    Diplomica Verlag 2008; US$ 39.14

    Das Mittelalter scheint heute allgegenwärtig. Sei es unter dem Begriff 'Lebendige Geschichte', 'Reenactment', 'Kultur', oder schlicht neudeutsch 'Event' - die Angebote, sich dem Mittelalter zu nähern sind zahlreicher denn je. Und während sich die einen Holzhäuser im Museumspark für lebendige Geschichtsdarstellung bauen und dort ihre Wochenenden als... more...

  • Stephen Sondheims Sweeney Toddby Marco Franke

    Diplomica Verlag 2009; US$ 39.14

    Spätestens seit der Verfilmung durch Tim Burton wurde Stephen Sondheims Musical "Sweeney Todd" auch hierzulande einem breiten Publikum bekannt. 1979 am Broadway uraufgeführt, kann das Werk mittlerweile als Klassiker der Gattung bezeichnet werden und gilt gemeinhin als größte Leistung des amerikanischen Komponisten und Textautors. Aufgrund der musikalisch... more...