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  • Modernism and the Cult of Mountains: Music, Opera, Cinemaby Christopher Morris

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Adopting and transforming the Romantic fascination with mountains, modernism in the German-speaking lands claimed the Alps as a space both of resistance and of escape. This new 'cult of mountains' reacted to the symptoms and alienating forces associated with modern culture, defining and reinforcing models of subjectivity based on renewed wholeness... more...

  • Music, Sexuality and the Enlightenment in Mozart's Figaro, Don Giovanni and Così fan tutteby Charles Ford

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Music, Sexuality and the Enlightenment explains how Mozart's music for Le nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni and Così fan tutte 'sounds' the intentions of Da Ponte's characters and their relationships with one another. Mozart, by way of the infinitely generative and beautiful logic of the sonata principle, did not merely interpret Da Ponte's characterizations... more...

  • Musical Theatre, Realism and Entertainmentby Millie Taylor

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    What is it about musical theatre that audiences find entertaining? What are the features that lead to its ability to stimulate emotional attachment, to move and to give pleasure? Beginning from the passion musical theatre performances arouse and their ubiquity in London's West End and on Broadway this book explores the ways in which musical theatre... more...

  • John Adams's Nixon in Chinaby Timothy A. Johnson

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    John Adams's opera, Nixon in China, is one of the most frequently performed operas in the contemporary literature. Timothy A. Johnson illuminates the opera and enhances listeners' and scholars' appreciation for this landmark work. This music-analytical guide presents a detailed, in-depth analysis of the music tied to historical and political contexts.... more...

  • Performing Salome, Revealing Storiesby Clair Rowden

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    With its first public live performance in Paris on 11 February 1896, Oscar Wilde's Salomé took on female embodied form that signalled the start of 'her' phenomenal journey through the history of the arts in the twentieth century. This volume explores Salome's appropriation and reincarnation across the arts - not just Wilde's heroine, nor Richard Strauss's... more...

  • Opera, Theatrical Culture and Society in Late Eighteenth-Century Naplesby Anthony R. DelDonna

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    The operatic culture of late eighteenth-century Naples represents the fullest expression of a matrix of creators, practitioners, theorists, patrons, and entrepreneurs linking aristocratic, public and religious spheres of contemporary society. The considerable resonance of 'Neapolitan' opera in Europe was verified early in the eighteenth century not... more...

  • Opera as Soundtrackby Jeongwon Joe

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Filmmakers' fascination with opera dates back to the silent era but it was not until the late 1980s that critical enquiries into the intersection of opera and cinema began to emerge. Jeongwon Joe focusses primarily on the role of opera as soundtrack by exploring the distinct effects opera produces in film, effects which differ from other types of... more...

  • Opera Indigene: Re/presenting First Nations and Indigenous Culturesby Pamela Karantonis; Dylan Robinson

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    The representation of non-Western cultures in opera has long been a focus of critical inquiry. Within this field, the diverse relationships between opera and First Nations and Indigenous cultures, however, have received far less attention. Opera Indigene takes this subject as its focus, addressing the changing historical depictions of Indigenous cultures... more...

  • György Ligeti?s Le Grand Macabre: Postmodernism, Musico-Dramatic Form and the Grotesqueby Peter Edwards

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    György Ligeti?s Le Grand Macabre (1974?77, revised 1996) has consolidated its position as one of the major operatic works of the twentieth century. Few operas composed since the 1970s have received such numerous productions, bringing the eclectic score to a global audience. Famously dubbed by Ligeti as an ?anti-anti-opera?, the piece is a highly... more...

  • Verdi With a Vengeanceby William Berger

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.95

    Everything you could possibly know about Verdi and his operas, from the brilliant and humorous author of Wagner Without Fear . If you want to know why La traviata was actually a flop at its premiere in 1853, it's in here.  If you want to know why claiming to have heard Bjorling's Chicago performance of Il trovatore is the classic opera fan faux... more...