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  • Leonora's Last Actby Roger Parker

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 67.50

    In these essays, Roger Parker brings a series of valuable insights to bear on Verdian analysis and criticism, and does so in a way that responds both to an opera-goer's love of musical drama and to a scholar's concern for recent critical trends. As he writes at one point: "opera challenges us by means of its brash impurity, its loose ends and excess... more...

  • 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...

  • Andre Rieuby Marjorie Rieu

    Hardie Grant Books 2014; US$ 10.00

    ANDRÉ RIEU, violinist, conductor of the Johann Strauss Orchestra, superstar,famous and loved, and unique in the whole world. He sells millions of CDsand DVDs, his concert tours sell out all over the world, and when he plays onthe Vrijthof Square in his hometown Maastricht, people come from all over theworld to experience this very special event.But... 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...

  • The 5 Seconds of Summer Quiz Bookby Chris Cowlin

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 3.99

    Are you a fan of 5 Seconds of Summer? Can you name all the band members? Have you followed the success of the Australian band from the early days through to supporting One Direction on tour and releasing their debut album? If you think you know all about the boys from down under, there is no better way to test your knowledge than with this fun quiz... more...

  • Music and Musical Composition at the American Academy in Romeby Martin Brody

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 80.00

    Combining cultural analysis with historical and personal accounts of a century of musical life at the American Academy in Rome, this volume provides a history of the AAR's Rome Prize in Composition. more...

  • Made in Brazil: Studies in Popular Musicby Martha Tupinambá de Ulhôa; Cláudia Azevedo; Felipe Trotta

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    Made in Brazil: Studies in Popular Music serves as a comprehensive and thorough introduction to the history, sociology, and musicology of twentieth-century Brazilian popular music. The volume consists of essays by scholars of Brazilian music, and covers the major figures, styles, and social contexts of pop music in Brazil. Each essay provides... more...

  • Live at the Fillmore East and Westby John Glatt

    Lyons Press 2014; US$ 25.99

    From the Allman Brothers Band to Frank Zappa, and through the interweaving lives of Bill Graham, Janis Joplin, Grace Slick, and Carlos Santana, author John Glatt chronicles the story of the 1960s? rock music Colossus that stood astride the East and West Coasts?Graham?s twin temples of rock, the Fillmore East and Fillmore West. more...

  • Harry Partch, Hobo Composerby S. Andrew Granade

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 34.95

    Examines the impact of Harry Partch's hobo years from a variety of perspectives, exploring how the composer both engaged and frustrated popular conceptions of the hobo. more...