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  • Reconfiguring Myth and Narrative in Contemporary Operaby Yayoi Uno Everett

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 44.99

    Yayoi Uno Everett focuses on four operas that helped shape the careers of the composers Osvaldo Golijov, Kaija Saariaho, John Adams, and Tan Dun, which represent a unique encounter of music and production through what Everett calls "multimodal narrative." Aspects of production design, the mechanics of stagecraft, and their interaction with music and... more...

  • Richard Wagnerby John Runciman

    Andrews UK 2010; US$ 4.49

    This short biography of the famous composer Richard Wagner details his life, his works and gives the reader an interesting guide to the style that defined this master of operas and other musical works. This version has been specifically edited and formatted for today's e-readers, and makes an excellent addition to any music-related book collection. more...

  • Ring of Powerby Jean Shinoda Bolen

    Nicolas-Hays, Inc 1999; US$ 18.95

    A vivid grasp of the story and the characters in "The Ring of Niebelung" brings Richard Wagner's mythic four-opera cycle to life. The Ring Cycle has a hold on our imagination like no other operatic work because it is archetypal and has the power of myth as well as music to reverberate in the psyche. Bolen shows how myth illuminates psychology, and... more...

  • Rounding Wagner's Mountainby Bryan Gilliam

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    Bryan Gilliam explores the composer's response to Wagner in his discussion of Strauss' stage works and their historical contexts. more...

  • Seventeen Famous Operasby Ernest Newman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 26.00

    ?The great composer does not set to work because he is inspired, but becomes inspired because he is working.? ?Ernest Newman In Seventeen Famous Operas, renowned musicologist and music critic Ernest Newman goes beyond simply retelling the plots of the operas he has chosen to feature in this volume. Because for Newman, opera was theater?and he demonstrates... more...

  • Singing in Greekby Lyda Zervanos

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 54.99

    In Singing in Greek: A Guide to Greek Lyric Diction and Vocal Repertoire Lyda Zervanos reveals to singers the vast riches of Greek vocal music. 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...

  • Stravinsky: Oedipus Rexby Stephen Walsh

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 32.00

    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...

  • Venanzio Rauzzini in Britainby Paul F. Rice

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 99.00

    Examines the remarkable career of leading soprano castrato Venanzio Rauzzini (1746-1810), the first castrato to make Britain his home. more...

  • Virgil Thomson: Music Chronicles 1940-1954by Virgil Thomson; Tim Page

    Library of America 2014; US$ 45.00

    Revisit the Golden Age of classical music in America through the witty and adventurous reviews of our greatest critic-composer : For fourteen memorable years Virgil Thomson surveyed the worlds of opera and classical music as the chief music critic for the New York Herald Tribune . An accomplished composer who knew music from the inside, Thomson... more...