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  • Rounding Wagner's Mountainby Bryan Gilliam

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    Bryan Gilliam explores the composer's response to Wagner in his discussion of Strauss' stage works and their historical contexts. more...

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    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 44.99

    Yayoi Uno Everett focuses on four operas that helped shape the careers of the composers Osvaldo Golijov, Kaija Saariaho, John Adams, and Tan Dun, which represent a unique encounter of music and production through what Everett calls "multimodal narrative." Aspects of production design, the mechanics of stagecraft, and their interaction with music and... more...

  • La Nilssonby Birgit Nilsson; Doris Jung Popper; Georg Solti; Peggy Tuller

    Northeastern University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    The long-awaited English translation of the autobiography of opera legend Birgit Nilsson 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...

  • 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$ 152.00

    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$ 136.00

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