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  • 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$ 58.34

    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...

  • 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...

  • Wagner Operasby Ernest Newman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 40.00

    The foremost authority on Wagner presents in this comprehensive volume all that the opera-goer, radio listener, music-love, and confirmed Wagnerite will wish to know about:        The Flying Dutchman    Tannhäuser    Lohengrin    Tristan and Isolde    The Mastersingers of Nuremberg     The Nibelung?s Ring    The Rhinegold    The Valkyrie... 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...

  • A Book of Operasby Henry Krehbiel

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    A delightful book about the history of operas. Krehbiel uses musical excerpts to make his work more charming and hypnotic. Mesmerizing! more...

  • Wagner and Beethovenby Klaus Kropfinger; Peter Palmer

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 125.00

    This book analyses the lifelong impact of Beethoven's music on Wagner and its importance for his conception of music drama. more...

  • Stravinsky: Oedipus Rexby Stephen Walsh

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 30.00

    This clear and concise guide is the first ever to be written on this work and it describes the music and its staging in close detail. more...