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- Hollitzer Wissenschaftsverlag 2014; US$ 7.56
Da una coproduzione fra il Mozart Opern Institut , l'UniversitÓ Mozarteum di Salisburgo e la Scuola di Musica di Fiesole Fondazione O.N.L.U.S. Ŕ nata la rappresentazione fiesolana de La clemenza di Tito , dramma serio per musica in due atti di Caterino MazzolÓ, con musica di Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Questo lavoro, l'ultimo infatti nella produzione... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 18.95
An invaluable guide for both casual opera fans and afficionados, this volume contains act-by-act descriptions of operatic works ranging from the early seventeenth century masterworks of Monteverdi and Purcell to the modern classics of Menotti and Britten. Written in a lively anecdotal style, entries include character descriptions, historical background,... more...
- The Ivy Press 2015; US$ 14.95
Live operatic performance was once part of popular culture, yet to the modern novice it can seem exclusive, overwhelming and, often, very very long. In 30-Second Opera, music journalist Hugo Shirley takes the reader through the many building blocks that combine to bring the medium alive: its musical history, context and language, its composers,... more...
- University of California Press 2015; US$ 70.00
Virginia Woolf famously claimed that, around December 1910, human character changed. Aesthetic Technologies addresses how music (especially opera), the phonograph, and film served as cultural agents facilitating the many extraordinary social, artistic, and cultural shifts that characterized the new century and much of what followed long thereafter,... more...
- Original Writing 2014; US$ 6.70
Alban Berg?s Wozzeck, one of the most important operas of twentieth century music, was premiered in Berlin in 1925. It was conducted by Erich Kleiber (father of the conductor Carlos Kleiber). The language of music is atonal, but more accessible than Schoenberg, Berg and Webern?s serial music. Alma Mahler helped Berg with finance. The expressionist,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 47.95
This biography tells the story of Alice May, a touring prima donna in the nineteenth century who travelled from England to Australia, New Zealand, India and the US, taking part in pioneering performances of the popular light operas of the day. Along the way she took part in many premieres, including the first production of Gilbert and Sullivan's The... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 95.00
Bringing the study of Chinese theatre into the 21st-century, Lei discusses ways in which traditional art can survive and thrive in the age of modernization and globalization. Building on her previous work, this new book focuses on various forms of Chinese 'opera' in locations around the Pacific Rim, including Hong Kong, Taiwan and California. more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95
The dawn of the twenty-first century marked a turning period for American Yiddish culture. The 'Old World' of Yiddish-speaking Eastern Europe was fading from living memory - yet at the same time, Yiddish song enjoyed a renaissance of creative interest, both among a younger generation seeking reengagement with the Yiddish language, and, most prominently... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 69.99
This book investigates the authenticity of the first full-score edition of Mozart's Die Zauberflste in light of the unique relationship of words to music that exists where the libretto differs from that of Mozart's autograph. The book presents documentary evidence relating to the origin and early publication and performance history of the text, and... more...