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  • Opera: The Basicsby Denise Gallo

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 25.95

    Opera: The Basics offers an excellent introduction to four centuries of opera. Its easy to follow sections explore topics including: the origins of opera basic terminology the history of major opera genres including: serious opera, comic opera, semi-serious opera and vernacular opera. With key notes, discography and videography, this is the... more...

  • Mind Modelsby Roger Reynolds

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    This new edition of Mind Models reintroduces and renews a classic work on 20th century composition, one that has remained relevant for over a quarter century -- and should remain a central reading for decades to come. more...

  • The Classical Revolutionby John Borstlap

    Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 63.50

    The Classical Revolution is an accessible and informative polemic for music lovers with an interest in the meaning of classical music in general, and the classical tradition in particular which seems to be re-emerging in the 21 st century. It should equally interest academics, music directors, promoters, programmers, musicians, and music students... more...

  • West End Broadwayby Adrian Wright

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2012; US$ 21.49

    West End Broadway is the first book to deal specifically with the 'Golden Age' of American musicals in London. Here is a history and a re-evaluation not only of the British productions of Broadway's most popular product but of the works themselves, beginning with a brief account of the origins of the genre and of the shows seen during World War II.... more...

  • Musical Instruments of the Bibleby Jeremy Montagu

    Scarecrow Press 2002; US$ 59.50

    This book uses all the resources available to establish what each instrument in the bible really was, what it looked like, and how it was played and is arranged in the same order as the King James Bible, with explanation where this differs from other versions in English. As well as a full bibliography, there are three indexes. more...

  • Reclaiming Late-Romantic Musicby Peter Franklin

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 60.00

    Why are some of the most beloved and frequently performed works of the late-romantic period—Mahler, Delius, Debussy, Sibelius, Puccini—regarded by many critics as perhaps not quite of the first rank? Why has modernist discourse continued to brand these works as overly sentimental and emotionally self-indulgent? Peter Franklin takes a close and even-handed... more...

  • Dundurn Performing Arts Library Bundle — Theatreby James Neufeld; Charles Foster; Mel Atkey; Martin Hunter; Sheila M.F. Johnston; Ward McBurney

    Dundurn 2013; US$ 44.99

    Canada’s twentieth century contributions to the performing arts are detailed in this entertaining bundle of acclaimed titles covering dance, theatre, radio, and musicals. Learn about the country’s rich tradition in these artistic pursuits. more...

  • Counterpoint and Compositional Process in the Time of Dufayby Kevin N. Moll

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Complete Book of 1960s Broadway Musicalsby Dan Dietz

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 128.00

    The book examines in specific detail every Broadway musical which opened during the seminal decade of the 1960s, a decade which encompassed traditional musicals (such as Hello, Dolly! ) as well as iconoclastic ones ( Hair ). Besides technical information, the book includes extensive commentary for all 268 musicals which opened during the decade.... more...

  • The Secular Commediaby Wye Jamison Allanbrook; Mary Ann Smart; Richard Taruskin

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 60.00

    Wye Jamison Allanbrook’s The Secular Commedia is a stimulating and original rethinking of the music of the late eighteenth century. Hearing the symphonies and concertos of Haydn and Mozart with an ear tuned to operatic style, as their earliest listeners did, Allanbrook shows that this familiar music is built on a set of mimetic associations drawn... more...