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  • Networks of Music and Culture in the Late Sixteenth and Early Seventeenth Centuriesby David J. Smith; Rachelle Taylor

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Peter Philips (c.1560-1628) was an English organist, composer, priest and spy. He was embroiled in multifarious intersecting musical, social, religious and political networks linking him with some of the key international players in these spheres. Despite the undeniable quality of his music, Philips does not fit easily into an overarching, progressive... more...

  • Music, Sexuality and the Enlightenment in Mozart's Figaro, Don Giovanni and Così fan tutteby Charles Ford

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Music, Sexuality and the Enlightenment explains how Mozart's music for Le nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni and Così fan tutte 'sounds' the intentions of Da Ponte's characters and their relationships with one another. Mozart, by way of the infinitely generative and beautiful logic of the sonata principle, did not merely interpret Da Ponte's characterizations... more...

  • John Adams's Nixon in Chinaby Timothy A. Johnson

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    John Adams's opera, Nixon in China, is one of the most frequently performed operas in the contemporary literature. Timothy A. Johnson illuminates the opera and enhances listeners' and scholars' appreciation for this landmark work. This music-analytical guide presents a detailed, in-depth analysis of the music tied to historical and political contexts.... more...

  • Opera as Soundtrackby Jeongwon Joe

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Filmmakers' fascination with opera dates back to the silent era but it was not until the late 1980s that critical enquiries into the intersection of opera and cinema began to emerge. Jeongwon Joe focusses primarily on the role of opera as soundtrack by exploring the distinct effects opera produces in film, effects which differ from other types of... more...

  • Opera Indigene: Re/presenting First Nations and Indigenous Culturesby Pamela Karantonis; Dylan Robinson

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    The representation of non-Western cultures in opera has long been a focus of critical inquiry. Within this field, the diverse relationships between opera and First Nations and Indigenous cultures, however, have received far less attention. Opera Indigene takes this subject as its focus, addressing the changing historical depictions of Indigenous cultures... more...

  • Performing Salome, Revealing Storiesby Clair Rowden

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    With its first public live performance in Paris on 11 February 1896, Oscar Wilde's Salomé took on female embodied form that signalled the start of 'her' phenomenal journey through the history of the arts in the twentieth century. This volume explores Salome's appropriation and reincarnation across the arts - not just Wilde's heroine, nor Richard Strauss's... more...

  • Opera, Theatrical Culture and Society in Late Eighteenth-Century Naplesby Anthony R. DelDonna

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    The operatic culture of late eighteenth-century Naples represents the fullest expression of a matrix of creators, practitioners, theorists, patrons, and entrepreneurs linking aristocratic, public and religious spheres of contemporary society. The considerable resonance of 'Neapolitan' opera in Europe was verified early in the eighteenth century not... more...

  • Father Lee's Opera Quiz Bookby M. Owen Lee

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2015; US$ 25.95

    Join quizmaster Father Lee for forty-five opera related puzzles. Brain teasers include straight forward quizzes, anagrams, vertical patterns, crostics, and crossword puzzles in categories such as opera and baseball or opera at the movies. more...

  • History is Our Mother: Three Librettiby Alice Goodman; James Williams

    New York Review Books 2017; US$ 11.99

    An NYRB Classics Original Nixon in China and The Death of Klinghoffer played a crucial role in bringing opera back to life as a contemporary art form, and they have been popular?and, in the case of Klinghoffer , highly controversial?ever since they were first staged by the director Peter Sellars in the eighties and nineties. Both operas... more...

  • English and German Diction for Singersby Amanda Johnston

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 44.99

    This resource offers a thorough analysis of the German and English languages and includes oral drills, word lists, tables, charts, musical examples, and tongue twisters. Unique to this publication is the illustration of the rhythmic timing and release of consonants within the International Phonetic Alphabet transcriptions in all musical examples.... more...