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Opera

  • Traditional Music and Irish Societyby Martin Dowling

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    These essays investigate the relation of traditional music to Irish modernity. The author integrates a survey of the early sources of Irish music with recent work on Irish social history in the eighteenth century to explore the question of the antiquity of the tradition and the class locations of its origins and he argues that the formation of Irish... more...

  • The Operas of Giuseppe Verdiby Abramo Basevi; Edward Schneider; Stefano Castelvecchi; Stefano Castelvecchi; Stefano Castelvecchi

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 55.00

    Abramo Basevi published his study of Verdi’s operas in Florence in 1859, in the middle of the composer’s career. The first thorough, systematic examination of Verdi’s operas, it covered the twenty works produced between 1842 and 1857—from Nabucco and Macbeth to Il trovatore , La traviata , and Aroldo . But while Basevi’s... more...

  • Popular Opera: Die Opern von Carlisle Floydby Nadine Hellriegel

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 27.76

    Carlisle Floyd gilt als einer der bedeutendsten lebenden Komponisten der Gegenwart in der amerikanischen Oper des 20. Jahrhunderts. Wie kaum ein anderer Komponist steht Carlisle Floyd für den Amerikanismus. Seine Heimat, die Südstaaten der USA, hat ihn immer wieder zu neuen Kompositionen inspiriert. Floyds bekannteste Oper "Susannah" erlangte weltweiten... more...

  • The Cambridge Verdi Encyclopediaby Roberta Montemorra Marvin

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 128.00

    A fascinating and comprehensive resource for information on Verdi's works, his life and career, and his cultural influence. 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...

  • Opera at the Bandstandby George W. Martin

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 84.99

    In Opera at the Bandstand: Then and Now , George W. Martin surveys the role of concert bands during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in making contemporary opera popular. He also chronicles how in part they lost their audience in the second half of the twentieth century by abandoning operatic repertory. more...

  • Laughter between Two Revolutionsby Francesco Izzo

    Boydell & Brewer 2013; US$ 90.00

    Tells the forgotten story of post-Rossinian opera buffa, with attention to masterpieces by Donizetti and fascinating comic works by Luigi Ricci, the young Verdi, and other composers. more...

  • Wagner in Russia, Poland and the Czech Landsby Stephen Muir; Anastasia Belina-Johnson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 119.95

    Richard Wagner has arguably the greatest and most long-term influence on wider European culture of all nineteenth-century composers and yet, among the copious English-language literature examining Wagner's works, influence, and character, research into the composer’s impact and role in Russia and Eastern European countries, and perceptions... more...

  • Opera in the British Isles, 1875–1918by Paul Rodmell

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 134.95

    While the musical culture of the British Isles in the 'long nineteenth century' has been reclaimed from obscurity by musicologists in the last thirty years, appraisal of operatic culture in the latter part of this period has remained elusive. Paul Rodmell examines the nature of operatic culture in the British Isles during this period, looking... more...

  • The History of Opera For Beginnersby Ron David; Sarah Woolley

    For Beginners 2013; US$ 16.99

    The History of Opera For Beginners  is a humorous, little book which starts with the radical assumption that Opera is just plain old music, rather than the highbrow, inaccessible music that everyone assumes it to be. The reader will learn the difference between Italian and German Opera and why you don?t have to study a new language to enjoy Opera.... more...