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Understanding the Women of Mozart's Operas

Understanding the Women of Mozart's Operas

Kristi Brown-Montesano

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520248021
eISBN:
9780520932968
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248021.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book offers a detailed exploration of the female roles in Mozart's four most frequently performed operas: Le nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, Così fan tutte, and Die Zauberflöte. Each chapter ... More

Wagner Beyond Good and Evil

Wagner Beyond Good and Evil

John Deathridge

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520254534
eISBN:
9780520934610
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254534.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book presents a different and critical view of Richard Wagner based on recent research that does not shy away from some unpalatable truths about this most controversial of composers in the canon ... More

Wagner, Schumann, and the Lessons of Beethoven's Ninth

Wagner, Schumann, and the Lessons of Beethoven's Ninth

Christopher Alan Reynolds

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780520285569
eISBN:
9780520960978
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285569.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

During 1845–1846 Schumann and Wagner developed more contrapuntal approaches to composition. The extent to which their compositional styles changed in a common direction—toward a style that was both ... More

Why Classical Music Still Matters

Why Classical Music Still Matters

Lawrence Kramer

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520250826
eISBN:
9780520933644
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520250826.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

“What can be done about the state of classical music?” asks this book. Classical music, whose demise has been predicted for at least a decade, has always had its staunch advocates, but in today's ... More

William Byrd and His ContemporariesEssays and a Monograph

William Byrd and His Contemporaries: Essays and a Monograph

Philip Brett

Joseph Kerman and Davitt Moroney (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520247581
eISBN:
9780520932838
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247581.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book features chapters on the music of the Tudor period, the work of William Byrd (c.1540–1623), and other composers of the period, including John Taverner, Thomas Tallis, Orlando Gibbons, and ... More

William Grant StillA Study in Contradictions

William Grant Still: A Study in Contradictions

Catherine Parsons Smith

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520215429
eISBN:
9780520921573
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520215429.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

During the 1930s and 1940s William Grant Still (1895–1978) was known as the “Dean of Afro-American Composers.” He worked as an arranger for early radio, on Broadway, and in Hollywood; major symphony ... More

Women, the Recited Qur'an, and Islamic Music in Indonesia

Women, the Recited Qur'an, and Islamic Music in Indonesia

Anne Rasmussen

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520255487
eISBN:
9780520947429
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255487.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This book takes readers to the heart of religious musical praxis in Indonesia, home to the largest Muslim population in the world. The author explores a rich public soundscape, where women recite the ... More

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