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Life After Death: The Viola da Gamba in Britain from Purcell to Dolmetsch (Music in Britain, 1600-1900)
Life After Death: The Viola da Gamba in Britain from Purcell to Dolmetsch (Music in Britain, 1600-1900)
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ean: 9781843838203, isbn: 1843838206,

It is normally thought that the bass viol or viola da gamba dropped out of British musical life in the 1690s, and that Henry Purcell was the last composer to write for it. Peter Holman shows how the gamba changed its role and function in the Restorat...


The Musical Madhouse: An English Translation of Berlioz's <i>Les Grotesques de la musique</i> (Eastman Studies in Music)
The Musical Madhouse: An English Translation of Berlioz's Les Grotesques de la musique (Eastman Studies in Music)
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ean: 9781580461825, isbn: 1580461824,

ForeWord Magazine selected this title as one of its Big Ten Picks from University Presses for 2003. Hector Berlioz's Les Grotesques de la musique is the only one of his books that has never been translated into English in its entirety. It is by far t...


Reading Mahler (Studies in German Literature Linguistics and Culture)
Reading Mahler (Studies in German Literature Linguistics and Culture)
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ean: 9781571134677, isbn: 1571134670,

Gustav Mahler's music is more popular than ever, yet few are aware of its roots in German literary and cultural history in general, and in fin-de-siècle Viennese culture in particular. Taking as its point of departure the many references to literatu...


Dance in Handel's London Operas (Eastman Studies in Music)
Dance in Handel's London Operas (Eastman Studies in Music)
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ean: 9781580464208, isbn: 1580464203,

George Frideric Handel set himself apart from his contemporaries by employing choreographed instrumental music to complement and reinforce the emotional impact of his operas. Of his fifty-three operas, no fewer than fourteen -- including ten written ...


Intimate Voices: The Twentieth-Century String Quartet, Vol. 1: Debussy to Villa-Lobos (Eastman Studies in Music, Vol. 70)
Intimate Voices: The Twentieth-Century String Quartet, Vol. 1: Debussy to Villa-Lobos (Eastman Studies in Music, Vol. 70)
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ean: 9781580462297, isbn: 1580462294,

Modern composers as diverse as Béla Bartók, Maurice Ravel, Benjamin Britten, and John Cage have confided some of their most personal and intense thoughts to the medium of the string quartet. The resulting repertoire has won the allegiance of string...


Schumann's Piano Cycles and the Novels of Jean Paul (Eastman Studies in Music)
Schumann's Piano Cycles and the Novels of Jean Paul (Eastman Studies in Music)
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ean: 9781580461450, isbn: 158046145X,

Robert Schumann frequently expressed his deep admiration for the novels of Jean Paul Friedrich Richter, the late-eighteenth-century German novelist, essayist, and satirist. Schumann imitated Jean Paul's prose style in his own fiction and music critic...


Berlioz's Semi-Operas (Eastman Studies in Music)
Berlioz's Semi-Operas (Eastman Studies in Music)
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ean: 9781580460941, isbn: 1580460941,

This work studies two works that are among the most challenging of the entire Romantic Movement, not least because they assault the notion of genre: they take place in a sort of limbo between symphony and opera, and try to fulfill the highest goals o...



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