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Classical Music Lover's Companion to Orchestral Music

by Robert Philip Yale University Press
Pub Date:
10/2018
ISBN:
9780300120691
Format:
Hbk 968 pages

Robert Philip, scholar, broadcaster, and musician, has compiled an essential handbook for lovers of classical music, designed...

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Beyond Bach: Music and Everyday Life in the Eighteenth Century

by Andrew Talle University of Illinois Press
Pub Date:
07/2018
ISBN:
9780252083891
Format:
Pb+ 376 pages

Reverence for J. S. Bach's music and its towering presence in our cultural memory have long affected how people hear his works....

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Creative Process in Music from Mozart to Kurtag

by William Kinderman University of Illinois Press
Pub Date:
03/2017
ISBN:
9780252082603
Format:
Pb+ 256 pages

Great music arouses wonder: how did the composer create such an original work of art? What was the artist's inspiration, and how...

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Hildegard of Bingen

by Honey Meconi University of Illinois Press
Pub Date:
11/2018
ISBN:
9780252083679
Format:
Pb+ 176 pages

Rediscovering the genius of the medieval composer, theologian, and visionary A Renaissance woman long before the...

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Jacques Offenbach and the Paris of His Time

by Siegfried Kracauer Zone Books
Pub Date:
03/2016
ISBN:
9781890951313
Format:
Pb+ 424 pages

Siegfried Kracauer's biography of the composer Jacques Offenbach is a remarkable work of social and cultural history. First published...

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Virtuosi Abroad: Soviet Music and Imperial Competition during the Early Cold War, 1945-1958

by Kiril Tomoff Cornell University Press
Pub Date:
09/2015
ISBN:
9780801453120
Format:
Hbk 280 pages

In the 1940s and 1950s, Soviet musicians and ensembles were acclaimed across the globe. They toured the world, wowing critics...

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La Traviata Affair: Opera in the Age of Apartheid

by Hilde Roos University of California Press
Pub Date:
10/2018
ISBN:
9780520299894
Format:
Pb+ 264 pages

Race, politics, and opera production during apartheid South Africa intersect in this historiographic work on the Eoan Group, a...

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Portrait in Four Movements: The Chicago Symphony Under Barenboim, Boulez, Hattink and Muti

by Andrew Patner University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
02/2019
ISBN:
9780226609911
Format:
Hbk 272 pages

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra has been led by a storied group of conductors. And from 1994 to 2015, through the best work of...

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Modernity between Wagner and Nietzsche

by Brayton Polka Lexington Books
Pub Date:
03/2019
ISBN:
9781498512503
Format:
Pb+ 222 pages

Modernity between Wagner and Nietzsche analyzes the operas and writings of Wagner in order to prove that the ideas on which they...

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History of the Oratorio (Four Volume Set)

by Howard E. Smither The University of North Carolina Press
Pub Date:
05/2012
ISBN:
9781469606507
Format:
Pbk 2514 pages

The University of North Carolina Press is proud to announce new paperback editions of Howard Smither’s ground-breaking four-volume...

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Haydn's Sunrise, Beethoven's Shadow: Audiovisual Culture and the Emergence of Musical Romanticism

by Deirdre Loughridge University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
05/2016
ISBN:
9780226337098
Format:
Hbk 328 pages

The years between roughly 1760 and 1810, a period stretching from the rise of Joseph Haydn's career to the height of Ludwig van...

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Bach Perspectives, Volume 12: Bach and the Counterpoint of Religion

by Robin A Leaver University of Illinois Press
Pub Date:
10/2018
ISBN:
9780252041983
Format:
Hbk 144 pages

Bach's music observed within the cross-currents of religion in the Eighteenth Century Johann Sebastian Bach was a...

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Charles Ives's Concord: Essays after a Sonata

by Kyle Gann University of Illinois Press
Pub Date:
05/2017
ISBN:
9780252040856
Format:
Hbk 488 pages

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George Szell's Reign: Behind the Scenes with the Cleveland Orchestra

by Marcia Kraus University of Illinois Press
Pub Date:
11/2017
ISBN:
9780252041310
Format:
Hbk 256 pages

George Szell was the Cleveland Orchestra’s towering presence for over a quarter of a century. From the boardroom to the stage,...

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Fruits of the Cross: Passiontide Music Theater in Habsburg Vienna

by Robert L Kendrick University of California Press
Pub Date:
10/2018
ISBN:
9780520297579
Format:
Hbk 264 pages

In this first detailed study of seventeenth-century sepolcri, semi-staged sacred operas performed on Holy Thursday and Good Friday,...

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