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- 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...
- 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...
- Dover Publications 2016; US$ 14.95
Giacomo Puccini (1858?1924) began his career at the end of the Romantic period and his death signaled the end of the last major age of Italian opera. During his lifetime and in posterity, the composer's popularity surpassed that of his peers, and three of his works ? La bohéme, Tosca, and Madama Butterfly ? rank among the twenty-first century's... more...
- Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 13.99 US$ 12.03
Few musical works loom as large in Western culture as Richard Wagner's four-part Ring of the Nibelung . In Finding an Ending , two eminent philosophers, Philip Kitcher and Richard Schacht, offer an illuminating look at this greatest of Wagner's achievements, focusing on its far-reaching and subtle exploration of problems of meanings and endings in... more...
- Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 43.99 US$ 37.83
Vanishing Sensibilities examines music of Schubert, Beethoven, Schumann, and their contemporaries in drama and poetry, showing how music was a powerful force in lively ongoing conversations about the nature of liberty, consent in marriage, freedom of expression, and other matters of cultural and political urgency in this age of censorship. more...
- Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 26.99 US$ 23.21
The Arts of the Prima Donna assembles a star-studded yet well-balanced cast of contributors, whose essays combine theoretical approaches to text and narrative, and current theory on gender, performativity, and the commodification of the female body, with the growing understanding of the lives, careers, and performances of the female opera singer. more...
- Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 14.99 US$ 12.89
Through interviews with some of today's most accomplished and renowned concert and operatic singers, Master Singers provides vocalists making the transition from student to professional with indispensable advice on matters ranging from technique and its practical application for effective stage projection to the practicalities of the business of... more...
- Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 16.99 US$ 14.61
Opera has long fascinated creative artists and audiences alike. It is often regarded as the pinnacle of high art, yet it is also shrouded in mystique. Understanding Italian Opera unravels its many layers by looking closely at five of the most enduring and emblematic Italian operas from Monteverdi to Puccini. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95
The genre of mélodrame Ã grand spectacle that emerged in the boulevard theatres of Paris in the 1790s - and which was quickly exported abroad - expressed the moral struggle between good and evil through a drama of heightened emotions. Physical gesture, mise en scène and music were as important in communicating meaning and passion as spoken dialogue.... more...