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  • The Golden Age of American Musical Theatreby Corinne J. Naden

    Scarecrow Press 2011; US$ 47.50

    The Golden Age of American Musical Theatre provides synopses, cast and production credits, song titles, and other pertinent information for over 180 musicals from Oklahoma! to On A Clear Day You Can See Forever . Concentrating on a 22-year span, this book lists both commercial successes and flops of the Golden Age-when the musicals presented... more...

  • Ticket to the Operaby Phil G. Goulding

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.32

    In Ticket to the Opera, Phil G. Goulding finally makes the magic and mystique of opera accessible to all. Here he offers a complete operatic education, including history, definitions of key musical terms, opera lore and gossip, portraits of famous singers and the roles they immortalized, as well as pithy introductions to the greatest operas of Europe... more...

  • Off-Broadway Musicals since 1919by Thomas S. Hischak

    Scarecrow Press 2011; US$ 85.50

    In this volume, Thomas Hischak looks at more than 375 Off-Broadway productions, from the early decades of the 20th century through 2010. These musicals are described, discussed, and analyzed with particular attention given to their books, scores, performers, and creators. more...

  • Musikalische Norm um 1700by Rainer Bayreuther

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 196.00

    Seit der Antike galt die Musik als eine mathematische Kunst. Um 1700 beginnen die musikalischen Denker, sich an einer anderen Leitwissenschaft zu orientierten: dem Rechtsdenken der Zeit. Diesen Paradigmenwechsel lotet der Band in elf Beiträgen aus musikgeschichtlicher, literaturgeschichtlicher, philosophischer und rechtsgeschichtlicher... more...

  • Alternative Chinese Opera in the Age of Globalizationby Professor Daphne P. Lei

    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...

  • Opera and Sovereigntyby Martha Feldman

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 31.00

    Performed throughout Europe during the 1700s, Italian heroic opera, or opera seria, was the century’s most significant musical art form, profoundly engaging such figures as Handel, Haydn, and Mozart. Opera and Sovereignty is the first book to address this genre as cultural history, arguing that eighteenth-century opera seria must be understood... more...

  • Operaby Quintus Horatius Flaccus; David R. Shackleton Bailey

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 42.00

    Die Bibliotheca Teubneriana , gegründet 1849, ist die weltweit älteste, traditionsreichste und umfangreichste Editionsreihe griechischer und lateinischer Literatur von der Antike bis zur Neuzeit. Pro Jahr erscheinen 4-5 neue Editionen. Sämtliche Ausgaben werden durch eine lateinische Praefatio ergänzt. more...

  • Ancient Drama in Music for the Modern Stageby Peter Brown; Suzana Suzana OgrajenŠek

    OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 54.99

    Operas based on Greek drama - primarily tragedy - have been, and are, among the most important in the repertoire, and this collection of essays by leading authorities in a variety of disciplines provides an exceptionally wide-ranging and detailed overview of the relationship between the two genres. more...

  • The Flower of Paradiseby David J. Rothenberg

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 37.99

    In spite of their widely disparate uses, Marian prayers and courtly love songs from the Middle Ages and Renaissance often show a stylistic similarity. This book examines the convergence of these two styles in polyphonic music and its broader poetic, artistic, and devotional context from ca.1200-ca.1500. more...

  • The Cultural Context of Medieval Musicby Nancy Van Deusen

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 53.00

    Nancy van Deusen's The Cultural Context of Medieval Music addresses the mental landscape surrounding music that, especially, was sung and experienced in the Middle Ages. Largely anonymous in its composition, and apparently lacking the motivation of fame and commerce, music within a well thought-out system of education served a purpose that goes... more...