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Opera

  • Postopera: Reinventing the Voice-Bodyby Dr Jelena Novak; Professor Roberta Montemorra Marvin

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Both in opera studies and in most operatic works, the singing body is often taken for granted. In Postopera: Reinventing the Voice-Body, Jelena Novak reintroduces an awareness of the physicality of the singing body to opera studies. Arguing that the voice-body relationship itself is a producer of meaning, she furthermore posits this relationship as... more...

  • Opera in a Multicultural Worldby Mary Ingraham; Joseph So; Roy Moodley

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    Through historical and contemporary examples, this book critically explores the relevance and expressions of multicultural representation in western European operatic genres in the modern world. It reveals their approaches to reflecting?identity, transmitting meaning, and inspiring creation, as well as the ambiguities and contradictions that occur... more...

  • A Vision of Voicesby Craig A. Smith

    University of New Mexico Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    ?An authoritative and exhaustive examination of John Crosby?the musician, the visionary, the impresario, the man?and his magnum opus, the Santa Fe Opera."?Juliana Gondek, professor of voice and opera studies, UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music more...

  • Wagner, Schumann, and the Lessons of Beethoven's Ninthby Christopher Alan Reynolds

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 65.00

    In this original study, Christopher Alan Reynolds examines the influence of Beethoven?s Ninth Symphony on two major nineteenth-century composers, Richard Wagner and Robert Schumann. During 1845?46 the compositional styles of Schumann and Wagner changed in a common direction, toward a style that was more contrapuntal, more densely motivic, and engaged... more...

  • Orientalism and the Operatic Worldby Nicholas Tarling

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 84.99

    Nicholas Tarling?s Orientalism and the Operatic World places opera in the context of its steady globalization over the last two centuries, offering key insights into such notable operas as George Frederic Handel?s Berenice , Giuseppe Verdi?s Aida , Giacomo Puccini?s Madama Butterfly , Pietro Mascagni?s Iris , and others. Orientalism... more...

  • Gustav Mahler's Symphonic Landscapesby Thomas Peattie

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 80.00

    Thomas Peattie considers the theatrical dimension of Mahler's reinvention of the symphony at the turn of the twentieth century. more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to French Musicby Simon Trezise

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 26.00

    This accessible Companion provides a wide-ranging and comprehensive introduction to French music from the early middle ages to the present. more...

  • The Castratoby Martha Feldman

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 60.00

    The Castrato is a nuanced exploration of why innumerable boys were castrated for singing between the mid-sixteenth and late-nineteenth centuries. It shows that the entire foundation of Western classical singing, culminating in bel canto, was birthed from an unlikely and historically unique set of desires, public and private, aesthetic, economic,... more...

  • The Other Worlds of Hector Berliozby Inge van Rij

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 94.00

    Inge van Rij's book demonstrates how Berlioz used the sights and sounds of the orchestra to explore other worlds. more...

  • Experiencing Tchaikovskyby David Schroeder

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 44.99

    In Experiencing Tchaikovsky: A Listener?s Companion , historian and scholar David Schroeder looks beyond traditional views of Tchaikovsky to explore the dramatic impact of his music by walking readers through the remarkable range of works by this great Russian composer. more...