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    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 99.00

    Through analysis, Matthew Bribitzer-Stull explores the legacy of the leitmotif, from Wagner's Ring cycle to present-day Hollywood film music. more...

  • The Nibelungenliedby Cyril Edwards

    OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 9.99

    The Nibelungenlied is the greatest medieval German heroic poem, a revenge saga on an epic scale, which tells how dragon-slayer Sivrit acquires the priceless hoard of the dwarvish Nibelungs, and of the tragic conflict between Kriemhilt and Hagen. This is the first prose translation for over forty years, with full introductory materials. more...

  • The Real Traviataby René Weis

    OUP Oxford 2015; US$ 26.99

    The story of Marie Duplessis, the woman who inspired Verdi's La traviata. A rags-to-riches fairytale, from rural poverty to Parisian stardom, which ended in tragedy but gave rise to some of the most heart-wrenching and lyrical music ever composed. 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$ 6.79

    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...

  • Opera for Everybodyby Susie Gilbert

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 24.78

    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$ 24.00

    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$ 27.00

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

  • The Cambridge Companion to Wagnerby Thomas S. Grey

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 28.00

    Leading specialists explore a wide range of topics and issues surrounding the influential and controversial figure Richard Wagner. more...