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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...