Music: Opera & Operetta

  • György Ligeti's Le Grand Macabre: Postmodernism, Musico-Dramatic Form and the Grotesque book cover

    György Ligeti's Le Grand Macabre: Postmodernism, Musico-Dramatic Form and the Grotesque

    1st Edition

    By Peter Edwards

    György Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre (1974–77, revised 1996) has consolidated its position as one of the major operatic works of the twentieth century. Few operas composed since the 1970s have received such numerous productions, bringing the eclectic score to a global audience. Famously dubbed by…

    Paperback – 2019-02-07
    Routledge
    Ashgate Studies in Theory and Analysis of Music After 1900

  • French Baroque Opera: A Reader: Revised Edition book cover

    French Baroque Opera: A Reader

    Revised Edition, 2nd Edition

    By Caroline Wood, Graham Sadler

    From the outset, French opera generated an enormous diversity of literature, familiarity with which greatly enhances our understanding of this unique art form. Yet relatively little of that literature is available in English, despite an upsurge of interest in the Lully-Rameau period during the past…

    Paperback – 2019-02-07
    Routledge

  • Morality and Viennese Opera in the Age of Mozart and Beethoven book cover

    Morality and Viennese Opera in the Age of Mozart and Beethoven

    1st Edition

    By Martin Nedbal

    This book explores how the Enlightenment aesthetics of theater as a moral institution influenced cultural politics and operatic developments in Vienna between the mid-eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Moralistic viewpoints were particularly important in eighteenth-century debates about…

    Paperback – 2019-02-07
    Routledge
    Ashgate Interdisciplinary Studies in Opera

  • National Identity in Contemporary Australian Opera: Myths Reconsidered book cover

    National Identity in Contemporary Australian Opera

    Myths Reconsidered, 1st Edition

    By Michael Halliwell

    Opera has been performed in Australia for more than two hundred years, yet none of the operas written before the Second World War have become part of the repertoire. It is only in the late 1970s and early 1980s that there is evidence of the successful systematic production of indigenous opera.…

    Paperback – 2019-02-07
    Routledge
    Ashgate Interdisciplinary Studies in Opera

  • Masque and Opera in England, 1656-1688 book cover

    Masque and Opera in England, 1656-1688

    1st Edition

    By Andrew R. Walkling

    Masque and Opera in England, 1656–1688 presents a comprehensive study of the development of court masque and through-composed opera in England from the mid-1650s to the Revolution of 1688–89. In seeking to address the problem of generic categorization within a highly fragmentary corpus for which a…

    Paperback – 2019-02-05
    Routledge
    Ashgate Interdisciplinary Studies in Opera

  • Paul Bekker's Musical Ethics book cover

    Paul Bekker's Musical Ethics

    1st Edition

    By Nanette Nielsen

    German music critic and opera producer Paul Bekker (1882–1937) is a rare example of a critic granted the opportunity to turn his ideas into practice. In this first full-length study of Bekker in English, Nanette Nielsen investigates Bekker's theory and practice in light of ethics and aesthetics, in…

    Paperback – 2019-02-05
    Routledge

  • Art, Theatre, and Opera in Paris, 1750-1850: Exchanges and Tensions book cover

    Art, Theatre, and Opera in Paris, 1750-1850

    Exchanges and Tensions, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sarah Hibberd, Richard Wrigley

    Art, Theatre, and Opera in Paris, 1750-1850: Exchanges and Tensions maps some of the many complex and vivid connections between art, theatre, and opera in a period of dramatic and challenging historical change, thereby deepening an understanding of familiar (and less familiar) artworks, practices,…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge

  • Postopera: Reinventing the Voice-Body book cover

    Postopera: Reinventing the Voice-Body

    1st Edition

    By Jelena Novak

    Both in opera studies and in most operatic works, the singing body is often taken for granted. In Postopera: Reinventing the Voice-Body, Jelena Novak reintroduces an awareness of the physicality of the singing body to opera studies. Arguing that the voice-body relationship itself is a producer of…

    Paperback – 2017-07-27
    Routledge
    Ashgate Interdisciplinary Studies in Opera

  • Handel book cover

    Handel

    1st Edition

    By Romain Rolland

    Rolland’s biography attempts to provide an overview of Handel’s life and works from his early lessons in music to the classical context in which he is commonly placed. Originally published in English in 1916, Hull’s translation gives an insight into biographical facts and the musical pieces…

    Paperback – 2017-07-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Leonard Bernstein: West Side Story book cover

    Leonard Bernstein: West Side Story

    1st Edition

    By Nigel Simeone

    One of the Broadway musicals that can genuinely claim to have transformed the genre, West Side Story has been featured in many books on Broadway, but it has yet to be the focus of a scholarly monograph. Nigel Simeone begins by exploring the long process of creating West Side Story, including a…

    Paperback – 2017-05-31
    Routledge
    Landmarks in Music Since 1950

  • Robert Saxton: Caritas book cover

    Robert Saxton: Caritas

    1st Edition

    By Wyndham Thomas

    Caritas relates the 'true', yet largely undocumented story of Christine Carpenter, a 14th-century anchoress who moves towards insanity as her desire for a divine revelation continues to be unfulfilled after a period of three years locked in her cell. Although physically isolated, she is aware of…

    Paperback – 2017-05-22
    Routledge
    Landmarks in Music Since 1950

  • The Artist-Operas of Pfitzner, Krenek and Hindemith: Politics and the Ideology of the Artist book cover

    The Artist-Operas of Pfitzner, Krenek and Hindemith

    Politics and the Ideology of the Artist, 1st Edition

    By Claire Taylor-Jay

    This is the first book-length study of the genre of 'artist-opera', in which the work's central character is an artist who is uncomfortable with his place in the world. It investigates how three such operas (Pfitzner's Palestrina (1915), Krenek's Jonny spielt auf (1926) and Hindemith's Mathis der…

    Paperback – 2017-05-16
    Routledge

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