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  • Pr'hody lisky Bystrousky, The Cunning Little Vixenby Timothy Cheek

    Scarecrow Press 2003; US$ 64.99

    This entire volume is organized in a clear, readable format, resulting in a book that will help to make productions of The Cunning Little Vixen in the original Czech much easier a task than ever before. more...

  • Masters of the French Art Songby Timothy LeVan

    Scarecrow Press 1991; US$ 69.99

    Now in Paper! An invaluable reference text for singers, teachers, and vocal and operatic coaches, this volume contains the complete song texts of the songs for voice and piano by Chausson, Debussy, Duparc, Faure, and Ravel. Available in paperback in 2001. more...

  • Opera at the Bandstandby George W. Martin

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 92.99

    In Opera at the Bandstand: Then and Now , George W. Martin surveys the role of concert bands during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in making contemporary opera popular. He also chronicles how in part they lost their audience in the second half of the twentieth century by abandoning operatic repertory. more...

  • Wagner Androgyneby Jean-Jacques Nattiez; Stewart Spencer

    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...

  • Thirty Years' Musical Recollectionsby E Newman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 30.00

    Thirty Years' Musical Recollections, first published in 1862, is a year-by-year commentary on the European operas, ballets, singers and dancers popular in London from 1830 to 1859. Its author was music critic of The Athaneum for over thirty years and also wrote book reviews, novels, plays and poems. Volume 2 covers the period 1847?1859 and serves as... more...

  • Don Giovanniby Robin Norton-Hale

    OBERON BOOKS Ltd 2011; US$ 12.99

    Champagne is flowing in Sloane Square while cash and coke change hands in the back alleys of Soho. City trader Jonny slinks effortlessly through the city's dark underbelly, on the prowl for new and dangerous experiences. Desired, depraved and dragging his reluctant intern behind him, he leaves a trail of broken hearts and barristers' blood in his... more...

  • The Girl I Left Behind Meby Jessica Walker; Neil Bartlett

    OBERON BOOKS Ltd 2011; US$ 12.99

    ?... I?m sure I?m not the only one who?s thinking; hang on a minute; ?I seem to have the knack of pleasing ladies.? In trousers? With short hair? In public? Was that allowed? Indeed it was.? A cool and contemporary look at one of the most intriguing aspects of musical theatre ? just what is it that makes a woman in trousers so appealing? Accompanied... more...

  • Halfway Homeby Ronan Tynan

    Scribner 2002; US$ 11.99

    In Halfway Home, a beautifully written memoir, Ronan Tynan, a member of the enormously popular Irish Tenors, shares his remarkable story of overcoming adversity and attaining worldwide success in several different areas. Diagnosed with a lower limb disability at birth, Ronan Tynan had his legs amputated below the knee when he was twenty years old.... more...

  • Puccini's THE GIRL OF THE GOLDEN WESTby Burton D. Fisher

    Opera Journeys Publishing 2005; US$ 19.95

    A comprehensive guide to Puccini's GIRL OF THE GOLDEN WEST, featuring insightful and in depth Commentary and Analysis, a complete, newly translated Libretto with Italian/English side-by side, and over 20 music highlight examples. more...

  • Mozart's Da Ponte Operasby Burton D. Fisher

    Opera Journeys Publishing 2006; US$ 49.95

    OPERA CLASSICS LIBRARY addresses one of the most extraordinary collaborations in the history of opera: Mozart and Da Ponte, composer and librettist respectively for The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni and Cosė fan tutte. The text includes biographical profiles of Mozart and Da Ponte, and for each opera features the Principal Characters, Brief Story... more...