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Opera

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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...

  • Richard Wagner's Beethoven (1870)by Roger Allen

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 95.00

    Indispensable reading for historians and musicologists as well as those interested in Wagner's philosophy and the aesthetics of music. 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...

  • The Faber Pocket Guide to Operaby Rupert Christiansen

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 13.11

    This new edition of leading opera critic Rupert Christiansen's perennially popular Pocket Guide has between extensively revised, and incorporates many more operas from all periods, including recent works by Philip Glass, Mark Anthony Turnage, Thomas Adès and George Benjamin. Whether you are a first-timer at La Boheme or a seasoned Wagnerian,... more...

  • What to Listen For in Operaby Charles R. Beck

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 29.95

    Covering famous operas from 14 Italian, French and German composers, this handbook is designed to help listeners understand and appreciate the special skills required to sing famous operatic songs. The book includes a plot synopsis of each opera with information about each song, which are introduced in their dramatic settings along with the vocal requirements... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Opera Studiesby Nicholas Till

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 28.00

    The first comprehensive attempt to map the current field of opera studies by leading scholars in the discipline. more...

  • Performing Operas for Mozartby Ian Woodfield

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 88.00

    A study of the Prague Italian opera company and its role in performing Mozart's works in the late eighteenth-century. more...

  • The Sounds of Paris in Verdi's La traviataby Emilio Sala

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 80.00

    Emilio Sala uses rare documents and images to re-examine Verdi's La traviata in the cultural context of mid-nineteenth-century Paris. more...

  • Operaby Robert Cannon

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 28.00

    Perfect for music students and opera-goers, this book investigates what opera is, how it works and how it has developed. more...