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  • Verdi’s Exceptional Women: Giuseppina Strepponi and Teresa Stolz

    By Caroline Anne Ellsmore

    This investigation offers new perspectives on Giuseppe Verdi’s attitudes to women and the functions which they fulfilled for him. The book explores Verdi’s professional and personal relationship with women who were exceptional within the traditional socio-sexual structure of patria potestà, in the…

    Hardback – 2017-12-19 
    Routledge

  • Grand Opera Outside Paris

    Opera on the Move in Nineteenth-Century Europe

    Edited by Jens Hesselager

    Nineteenth-century French grand opera was a musical and cultural phenomenon with an important and widespread transnational presence in Europe. Primary attention in the major studies of the genre has so far been on the Parisian context for which the majority of the works were originally written. In…

    Hardback – 2017-12-14 
    Routledge
    Ashgate Interdisciplinary Studies in Opera

  • Children, Childhood, and Musical Theater

    By James Leve, Donelle Ruwe

    Bringing together musicologists, literature scholars, and specialists in childhood and theater studies, this volume examines the ways in which successful children's musicals tap into adult nostalgia for childhood while appealing to the needs and consumer potential of the child. The contributors…

    Hardback – 2017-12-01 
    Routledge
    Studies in Childhood, 1700 to the Present

  • Paul Bekker's Musical Ethics

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-10-14 
    Routledge

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

    Exchanges and Tensions

    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 – 2017-09-15
    Routledge

  • National Identity in Contemporary Australian Opera

    Myths Reconsidered

    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.…

    Hardback – 2017-09-14
    Routledge
    Ashgate Interdisciplinary Studies in Opera

  • Postopera: Reinventing the Voice-Body

    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

    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

  • French Baroque Opera: A Reader

    Revised 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…

    Hardback – 2017-06-14
    Routledge

  • Leonard Bernstein: West Side Story

    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

    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

    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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