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- Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 80.00
Verba's fresh approach to understanding Rameau's role in the French Enlightenment focuses on dramatic expression in his musical tragedies. more...
- OBERON BOOKS Ltd 2009; US$ 12.99
King Hildebrand is off to war - again. He commands his three daughters not to enter a locked room in the palace. Naturally they do, and in it find the Book of Fate, which announces that two of them will marry handsome Kings, while the third, Flora, must wed a fat pig from the North. Drawing on Romanian and Norwegian folk tales with their origins... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 129.99
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...
- For Beginners 2013; US$ 16.99
The History of Opera For Beginners is a humorous, little book which starts with the radical assumption that Opera is just plain old music, rather than the highbrow, inaccessible music that everyone assumes it to be. The reader will learn the difference between Italian and German Opera and why you don?t have to study a new language to enjoy Opera.... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 55.00
In its revised third edition, this volume argues that an appreciation of opera is based on understanding of several key aspects: history, language, theatrical production, the power of the conductor, vocal tradition and standard repertory. This unique approach is intended for the newcomer curious about the art form. The author discusses how opera has... more...
- 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...
- Boydell & Brewer 2016; US$ 120.00
This book takes advantage of new and often surprising biographical research on the Loder family as a whole and its four main figures, using them to illustrate aspects of music history in the 19th century. more...
- Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 79.99
The Mélodies of Francis Poulenc is the first work to contain the complete collection of Poulenc mélodies, providing IPA transcriptions and word-for-word translations in an easy reference format. Also included are the highly regarded poetic translations of Winifred Radford. more...