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  • The Life in My Yearsby Virginia McKenna; Joanna Lumley

    OBERON BOOKS Ltd 2014; US$ 10.99

    Virginia McKenna starred in some of the most popular and enduring movies of our time, among them Carve Her Name With Pride, A Town Like Alice and Born Free, in which she played opposite her husband, Bill Travers. After Born Free both actors were at the peak of their careers, but the film and all it still stands for changed their lives. Its powerful... more...

  • Stravinsky: Oedipus Rexby Stephen Walsh

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 32.00

    This clear and concise guide is the first ever to be written on this work and it describes the music and its staging in close detail. more...

  • The New York Times Essential Library: Operaby Anthony Tommasini

    Henry Holt and Co. 2004; US$ 8.99

    An insightful, provocative selection of the best opera performances, chosen by The New York Times 's chief classical music critic in one hundred original essays Opera intertwines the drama of the theater with the powerful emotionality of music. In this magical and illuminating guide to the best opera recordings, Anthony Tommasini delves into the... more...

  • A Night at the Operaby Denis Sir Forman

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 24.95

    This slightly irreverent guide to opera summarizes the plots of 17 of the world's great operas, including Aida, La Boheme, and Carmen, and describes their characters, artists, and composers. From the Hardcover edition. more...

  • Opera for Everybodyby Susie Gilbert

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 19.99

    Susie Gilbert traces the development of ENO from its earliest origins in the darkest Victorian slums of the Cut, where it was conceived as a vehicle of social reform, through two world wars, and via Sadler's Wells to its great glory days at the Coliseum and beyond. Setting the company's artistic achievements within the wider context of social and... more...

  • Performing Operas for Mozartby Ian Woodfield

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 80.00

    A study of the Prague Italian opera company and its role in performing Mozart's works in the late eighteenth-century. more...

  • Operaby Robert Cannon

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 28.00

    Perfect for music students and opera-goers, this book investigates what opera is, how it works and how it has developed. more...

  • Britten's Unquiet Pastsby Heather Wiebe

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 26.00

    Heather Wiebe's book looks to the music of Benjamin Britten to elucidate a British postwar vision of cultural renewal. more...

  • Ring Resoundingby John Culshaw

    Random House 2012; US$ 23.96

    Nothing in the history of recording approaches Decca?s mammoth venture in producing Wagner?s Ring complete for the first time. It was eight years in the making and this book tells the story of how it was made and the people who made it, written by the man who ? as the recording producer ? was in charge of the whole project. Conducted by the great... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Monteverdiby John Whenham; Richard Wistreich

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 32.00

    A contributory volume, first published in 2007, providing extensive treatment of Monteverdi, his music and his life. more...