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  • 100 Great Operas And Their Storiesby Henry W. Simon

    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...

  • 101 Quirky Observations on Classical Musicby Maggie Cotton

    Andrews UK 2013; US$ 3.99

    Are you a fan of classical music? Can you name all the well-known composers, conductors and the compositions they are associated with? Or perhaps, you would like to learn more about them? If so, you are certain to enjoy the quotes and musical miscellany in 101 Quirky Observations on Classical Music. Who defined music as ‘a science that would have... more...

  • 50 Moments that Rocked the Classical Music Worldby Darren Henley; Sam Jackson

    Elliott & Thompson 2014; US$ 7.99

    An eclectic, fun and informative guide to the 50 moments that changed classical music forever, from technological advances in music recording and practical innovations, to landmark concerts, the births and deaths of the great composers, and much more. Published in partnership with Classic FM, the book will have a wide appeal to classical music fans... more...

  • Acting Through Songby Paul Harvard; Daniel Evans

    Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 15.99

    An impassioned and invaluable guide for actors and students of musical theatre. In Acting Through Song ,?Paul Harvard takes the techniques of modern actor training – including the theories of Stanislavsky, Brecht, Meisner and Laban, amongst others – and applies them to the fundamental component of musical theatre: singing. With dozens... more...

  • Bach to Brahmsby David Beach; Yosef Goldenberg

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 95.00

    Presents current analytic views by established scholars of the traditional tonal repertoire, with essays on works by Bach, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, and Brahms. more...

  • Barnsley Brassby Eric Jessop

    Wharncliffe 2006; US$ 8.99

    Brass Bands Play an important part in Barnsley's rich cultural and musical heritage. The collieries and heavy industry, on which the town's prosperity was built, proved fertile ground in which talented musicians were to gather together and develop the skills of their neighbours and workmates. They formed bands to entertain themselves and others,... more...

  • The Broadway Song: A Singer's Guideby Mark Ross Clark

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 19.99

    Truly powerful vocal performance in musical theater is more than just the sum of good vocal tone and correct notes. As experienced teacher, director, and performer Mark Ross Clark lays out in The Broadway Song, powerful performance communicates the central function of a song within the context of the surrounding narrative, or the "truth"... more...

  • Chinese Operaby Wang-Ngai Siu; Peter Lovrick

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2013; US$ 45.00

    Chinese opera embraces over 360 different styles of theatre that make one of the richest performance arts in the world. It combines music, speech, poetry, mime, acrobatics, stage fighting, vivid face-painting and exquisite costumes. First experiences of Chinese opera can be baffling because its vocabulary of stagecraft is familiar only to the seasoned... more...

  • Classical Musicby Julian Johnson

    Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    What does classical music mean to the Western World? How has it transformed over the centuries? What relevance does it have today? Julian Johnson inspires readers to explore over 1000 years of music, and examines how music is related to some of the big ideas of Western experience including spirituality, emotion, the weight of history, and self identity.... more...

  • Excursions in World Musicby Bruno Nettl; Thomas Turino; Isabel Wong; Charles Capwell; Philip Bolman; Byron Dueck; Timmothy Rommen

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 83.50

    Explore the relationship between music and society around the world   This comprehensive introductory text creates a panoramic experience for beginner students by exposing them to the many musical cultures around the globe.  Each chapter opens with a musical encounter in which the author introduces a key musical culture.  Through these experiences,... more...