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  • Tchaikovskyby David Brown

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 18.94

    A fascinating and detailed guide to the life and works of Russia's best-loved composer, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. more...

  • Puccini: A Listener's Guideby John Bell Young

    Dover Publications 2016; US$ 14.95

    Giacomo Puccini (1858?1924) began his career at the end of the Romantic period and his death signaled the end of the last major age of Italian opera. During his lifetime and in posterity, the composer's popularity surpassed that of his peers, and three of his works ? La bohéme, Tosca, and Madama Butterfly ? rank among the twenty-first century's... more...

  • The Cambridge Verdi Encyclopediaby Roberta Montemorra Marvin

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 136.00

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

  • The Cambridge Wagner Encyclopediaby Nicholas Vazsonyi

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 152.00

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

  • Composers On Musicby Josiah Fisk; Jeff Nichols

    Northeastern University Press 2016; US$ 34.99

    Sam Morgenstern's classic anthology, now thoroughly updated with new selections and commentary reflecting recent music scholarship 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...

  • Mehr als schöne Stimmenby Bjørn Woll

    edition Körber-Stiftung 2014; Not Available

    Was wir Zuschauer am Abend auf der Bühne sehen, ist das Ende eines langen Weges: Bis Primadonna und Heldentenor sich unter dem Jubel des Publikums verneigen, brauchen sie nicht nur Talent und Ausbildung, sondern auch Bühnenpräsenz, Marktgespür, Kondition und Selbstbewusstsein - eben viel mehr als nur eine schöne Stimme. Der Musikjournalist Bjørn Woll... 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$ 42.93

    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...

  • Twenty-Three Opera Arias for Sopranosby Henry Krehbiel; Roelof Oostwoud

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 19.95

    Rich selection spans the dawn of Italian opera through the late 19th century. Featured composers include Caccini, Rameau, Mozart, Beethoven, Rossini, Verdi, Bizet, and many others. Original lyrics with separate English translations. more...