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  • The Twisted Museby Michael H. Kater

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 54.99 US$ 47.29

    Is music removed from politics? To what ends, beneficent or malevolent, can music and musicians be put? In short, when human rights are grossly abused and politics turned to fascist demagoguery, can art and artists be innocent?These questions and their implications are explored in Michael H. Kater's broad survey of musicians and the music they composed... more...

  • The Composer As Intellectualby Jane F. Fulcher

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 26.99 US$ 23.21

    In The Composer as Intellectual , musicologist Jane Fulcher reveals the extent to which leading French composers between the World Wars were not only aware of but also engaged intellectually and creatively with the central political and ideological issues of the period. Employing recent sociological and historical insights, she demonstrates the extent... more...

  • Deconstructive Variationsby Rose Rosengard Subotnik

    University of Minnesota Press 1995; US$ 66.00

    In this sequel to her previous collection, Developing Variations, Subotnik applies the insights of Kant, Adorno, Bakhtin, and Derrida to major works of Mozart and Chopin. more...

  • German Lieder in the Nineteenth Centuryby Rufus Hallmark

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 57.95

    German Lieder in the Nineteenth-Century  provides a detailed introduction to the German lied. Beginning with its origin in the literary and musical culture of Germany in the nineteenth-century, the book covers individual composers, including Shubert, Schumann, Brahms, Strauss, Mahler and Wolf, the literary sources of lieder, the historical and conceptual... more...

  • Opera Vivaby Ezra Schabas; Carl Morey

    Dundurn 2000; US$ 49.99

    A history of the Canadian Opera Company and Canada?s cultural growth in the second half of the twentieth century. more...

  • Louis Applebaumby Walter Pitman

    Dundurn 2002; US$ 19.99

    Canadian composer Louis Applebaum devoted his life to the cultural awakening of Canada. more...

  • Why was the Partridge in the Pear Tree?by Mark Lawson-Jones

    The History Press 2011; US$ 11.65

    Why was the partridge in the pear tree? Who was Good King Wenceslas? And what are the pagan origins behind 'The Holly and the Ivy'? Discover the hidden stories behind our best-lived Christmas carols, from their earliest incarnations in the Middle Ages and their banning under the Puritans to the carols that united soldiers on the Western Front during... more...

  • Still Songs: Music In and Around the Poetry of Paul Celanby Mr Axel Englund

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    What does it mean for poetry and music to turn to each other, in the shadow of the Holocaust, as a means of aesthetic self-reflection? How can their mutual mirroring, of such paramount importance to German Romanticism, be reconfigured to retain its validity after the Second World War? These are the core questions of Axel Englund's book, which is the... more...

  • Lutyens, Maconchy, Williams and Twentieth-Century British Musicby Dr Rhiannon Mathias

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    Elisabeth Lutyens (1906-1983), Elizabeth Maconchy (1907-1994) and Grace Williams (1906-1977) were contemporaries at the Royal College of Music. The three composers' careers were launched with performances in the Macnaghten-Lemare Concerts in the 1930s - a time when, in Britain, as Williams noted, a woman composer was considered 'very odd indeed'.... more...

  • Music at German Courts, 1715-1760by Samantha Owens; Barbara M. Reul; Janice B. Stockigt

    Boydell & Brewer 2011; US$ 99.00

    Music at German Courts serves to illustrate the extraordinary diversity of eighteenth-century German court music establishments without losing sight of what these Kapellen had in common. more...