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  • Monstrous Operaby Charles Dill

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    One of the foremost composers of the French Baroque operatic tradition, Rameau is often cited for his struggle to steer lyric tragedy away from its strict Lullian form, inspired by spoken tragedy, and toward a more expressive musical style. In this fresh exploration of Rameau's compositional aesthetic, Charles Dill depicts a much more complicated... more...

  • Wagner Androgyneby Stewart Spencer; Jean-Jacques Nattiez

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 47.50

    That Wagner conceived of himself creatively as both man and woman is central to an understanding of his life and art. So argues Jean-Jacques Nattiez in this richly insightful work, where he draws from semiology, music criticism, and psychoanalysis to explore such topics as Wagner's theories of music drama, his anti-Semitism, and his psyche. Wagner,... 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...

  • Giacomo Pucciniby Roger Flury

    Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 119.99

    In Giacomo Puccini: A Discography , librarian and music historian Roger Flury brings together information on nearly 10,000 recordings of Giacomo Puccini's music. Flury looks at each of Puccini's operas chronologically from Le Villi to Turandot , followed by sections on Puccini's instrumental, chamber, orchestral, and solo vocal works.... more...

  • The Story of Operaby James Parakilas

    W. W. Norton & Company 2012; US$ 34.39

    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 Verdi Encyclopediaby Roberta Montemorra Marvin

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 128.00

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

  • Bizetby Hugh Macdonald

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 23.99

    Today Georges Bizet is most immediately recognized as the composer of the acclaimed opera Carmen. One of the most frequently performed operas for over a century, Carmen explores concepts such as the femme fatale and murderous jealousy with vivacity, color, and a wealth of melody. Yet it is only one act in Bizet's story. In Bizet, renowned musicologist... more...

  • Tannhäuserby Karin Tebben

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2010; US$ 56.42

    Hauptbeschreibung 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... more...

  • After Wagnerby Mark Berry

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 95.00

    Offers histories of music drama beginning with Wagner's Parsifal and then looking at works by Arnold Schoenberg, Richard Strauss, Luigi Dallapiccola, Luigi Nono and Hans Werner Henze. more...