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  • Orientalism and the Operatic Worldby Nicholas Tarling

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 84.99

    Nicholas Tarling?s Orientalism and the Operatic World places opera in the context of its steady globalization over the last two centuries, offering key insights into such notable operas as George Frederic Handel?s Berenice , Giuseppe Verdi?s Aida , Giacomo Puccini?s Madama Butterfly , Pietro Mascagni?s Iris , and others. Orientalism... more...

  • A Vision of Voicesby Craig A. Smith

    University of New Mexico Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    ?An authoritative and exhaustive examination of John Crosby?the musician, the visionary, the impresario, the man?and his magnum opus, the Santa Fe Opera."?Juliana Gondek, professor of voice and opera studies, UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music more...

  • Molto Agitatoby Johanna Fiedler

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2003; US$ 18.95

    If the opera world is full of ?intrigue, double meanings, and devious dramatics,? then no place exemplifies this more than the world-famous Metropolitan Opera, where politics, ambition, and oversized egos have traditionally taken center stage along with some of the world?s richest music. Drawing on her fifteen years as its press representative, Johanna... more...

  • Tannhäuserby Karin Tebben

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2010; US$ 43.27

    Tannhäuser: Seit mehr als achthundert Jahren bewegt der regelwidrige Minnesänger die Gemüter ? und die ihm nachfolgende Dichtung. Sein Name wurde zum Markenzeichen eines exzentrischen Künstlertypus, der seine Fehde mit den herrschenden Normen der Zeit bis an die Grenzen der Selbstzerstörung auszutragen bereit war. Tannhäusers Attacken richteten sich... more...

  • The Story of Operaby James Parakilas

    W. W. Norton & Company 2012; US$ 49.98

    Four centuries of opera through the stories they tell. more...

  • Weep, Shudder, Dieby Robert Levine

    HarperCollins 2011; Not Available

    Decoding Wagner Despitethe popular success of the Metropolitan Opera?s ?Live in HD? series, opera?s grandworld of soaring sopranos and breathtaking baritones?of tragic Rigoletto, triumphal Sigmund, and desperate Orfeo, of faithful Figaro, heartbroken Pagliacci,and lusty Don Giovanni?remains wrapped in an aura of impenetrable esotericism.Piercing... more...

  • The Cambridge Wagner Encyclopediaby Nicholas Vazsonyi

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 144.00

    As the only encyclopedia of Richard Wagner available, this comprehensive reference work is an essential resource for enthusiasts and academics. more...

  • The Cambridge Verdi Encyclopediaby Roberta Montemorra Marvin

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 128.00

    A fascinating and comprehensive resource for information on Verdi's works, his life and career, and his cultural influence. more...

  • Wagner, Schumann, and the Lessons of Beethoven's Ninthby Christopher Alan Reynolds

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 65.00

    In this original study, Christopher Alan Reynolds examines the influence of Beethoven?s Ninth Symphony on two major nineteenth-century composers, Richard Wagner and Robert Schumann. During 1845?46 the compositional styles of Schumann and Wagner changed in a common direction, toward a style that was more contrapuntal, more densely motivic, and engaged... more...

  • George Frideric Handelby Paul Henry Lang

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 19.95

    Noted musicologist's exceptionally full and detailed study of the man, his music and his times ? widely considered the standard biography. Childhood, early music training, years in London; composition of Messiah, other oratorios and operas; analysis of Handel's musical style and individual works, much more. Includes 35 illustrations. Introduction.... more...