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History & Criticism

  • The Total Work of Artby David Imhoof; Margaret Eleanor Menninger

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 34.95

    For two centuries, Gesamtkunstwerk -the ideal of the "total work of art"-has exerted a powerful influence over artistic discourse and practice, spurring new forms of collaboration and provoking debates over the political instrumentalization of art. Despite its popular conflation with the work of Richard Wagner, Gesamtkunstwerk 's lineage and legacies... more...

  • Categorizing Soundby David Brackett

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    Categorizing Sound addresses the relationship between categories of music and categories of people, particularly how certain ways of organizing sounds becomes integral to how we perceive ourselves and how we feel connected to some people and disconnected from others. Presenting a series of case studies ranging from race music and old-time music of... more...

  • The Russian Violin Schoolby Masha Lankovsky

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 19.99 US$ 17.19

    The Russian Violin School: The Legacy of Yuri Yankelevich is the first English translation of the methodological works by Yuri Yankelevich, one of the most important violin teachers of 20th Century Russia. Casting an entirely new light on the Russian Violin School, this book includes two original texts by Yankelevich addressing positioning and shifting,... more...

  • Agnes de Milleby Kara Anne Gardner

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 23.99 US$ 20.63

    This book explores the Broadway legacy of choreographer Agnes de Mille. Six 1940s musicals are discussed in depth - Oklahoma! , One Touch of Venus , Bloomer Girl , Carousel , Brigadoon , and Allegro . Drawing on interviews with cast members, letters, sketches, and videos, the book describes Mille's unique contributions to original Broadway productions. more...

  • Agnes de Milleby Kara Anne Gardner

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 23.99 US$ 20.63

    This book explores the Broadway legacy of choreographer Agnes de Mille. Six 1940s musicals are discussed in depth - Oklahoma! , One Touch of Venus , Bloomer Girl , Carousel , Brigadoon , and Allegro . Drawing on interviews with cast members, letters, sketches, and videos, the book describes Mille's unique contributions to original Broadway productions. more...

  • Livret en musique (Les Grands Articles)by Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 4.99

    Tiré de l'italien libretto (« petit livre »), le mot français livret désigne le texte littéraire décrivant l'action et contenant les dialogues d'une ?uvre musicale avec chanteurs. more...

  • Le style classique de Charles Rosen (Les Fiches de Lecture d'Universalis)by Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99

    ...« 'est d'abord un tournant dans l'évolution » de la musique, cinquante ans de musique occidentale qui précipitent, par le fait de trois compositeurs, Haydn, Mozart et Beethoven, le XVIIIe siècle dans le XIXe, grâce à l'affirmation et à la confirmation, l'un par l'autre, du système tonal et du tempérament égal. more...

  • Fragment en littérature et en musique (Les Grands Articles)by Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 4.99

    Avant d'être une question d'ordre littéraire ou artistique, le fragment doit être reconnu comme fait ou comme fait de connaissance. D'un fragment d'os ou de dent on peut déduire toute une anatomie, d'un fragment de papyrus une civilisation. more...

  • Traité de l'harmonie réduite à ses principes naturels de Jean-Philippe Rameau (Les Fiches de Lecture d'Universalis)by Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99

    De 1722 à 1764, année de sa mort, Rameau ne cessa jamais d?avoir une activité théorique, jalonnée par de nombreux écrits (traités, mémoires, lettres ouvertes, notamment dans la polémique qui l?oppose à Jean-Jacques Rousseau). more...

  • Composing for the Stateby Esteban Buch; Igor Contreras Zubillaga; Manuel Deniz Silva

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Under the dictatorships of the twentieth century, music never ceased to sound. Even when they did not impose aesthetic standards, these regimes tended to favour certain kinds of art music such as occasional works for commemorations or celebrations, symphonic poems, cantatas and choral settings. In the same way, composers who were more or less ideologically... more...