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  • Reading Operaby Arthur Groos; Roger Parker

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    "Libretto-bashing has a distinguished tradition in the blood sport of opera," writes Arthur Groos in the introduction to this broad survey of critical approaches to that much-maligned genre. To examine, and to challenge, the long-standing prejudice against libretti and the scholarly tradition that has, until recently, reiterated it, Groos and Roger... more...

  • Stand Up Straight and Sing!by Jessye Norman

    Biteback Publishing 2014; US$ 29.17

    Grammy Award-winning Jessye Norman is a once-in-a-generation star, a singer whose astonishing talent, technical expertise and incomparable stage presence have made her one of the world?s foremost classical performers of modern times. The possessor of a gloriously rich and powerful voice with a uniquely wide vocal range, Jessye Norman has sought to... more...

  • Word-By-Word Translations of Songs and Arias, Part Iby Berton Coffin; Werner Singer; Pierre Delattre

    Scarecrow Press 1994; US$ 79.99

    This classic test first published in 1966 has withstood the test of time as a teaching aid for English-speaking singers, coaches, and accompanists, in order that their art may be more communicative to the public. more...

  • Word-by-Word Translations of Songs and Arias, Part IIby Daniel Harris; Arthur Schoep

    Scarecrow Press 1993; US$ 74.99

    This classic text, first published in 1972, has withstood the test of time as a teaching aid for English-speaking singers, teachers, coaches, and accompanists, in order that their art may be more communicative to the public. more...

  • The Mélodies of Francis Poulencby Alissa Deeter; Robert Peavler

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 74.99

    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...

  • Beethovenby George Fischer

    Andrews UK 2010; US$ 6.99

    This short biography of the famous composer Ludwig van Beethoven details his life, his works and gives the reader an interesting guide to the style that defined this master of symphonies and other musical works. It also discusses the influence he had on Wagner's style. This version has been specifically edited and formatted for today's e-readers,... 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...

  • 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's stage works and their historical contexts. more...

  • Wagner's Visionsby Katherine R. Syer

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 80.00

    Examines the impact of contemporary ideas about the psyche and neglected yet crucial artistic influences on the psychological dimension of Wagner's operas, especially Die Feen, Der fliegende Holländer, Tannhäuser, Lohengrin, and the Ring. more...

  • Grand Operaby Charles Affron; Mirella Jona Affron

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    The Metropolitan has stood among the grandest of opera companies since its birth in 1883. Tracing the offstage/onstage workings of this famed New York institution, Charles Affron and Mirella Jona Affron tell how the Met became and remains a powerful actor on the global cultural scene. In this first new history of the company in thirty years, each of... more...