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W. A. Mozart: Don Giovanni (Cambridge Opera Handbooks)
W. A. Mozart: Don Giovanni (Cambridge Opera Handbooks)
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ean: 9780521296632, isbn: 0521296633,

This book is a study of Mozart's Don Giovanni, his second opera to a libretto by da Ponte. Although it is one of the handful of best-known and most often performed operas of the last two hundred years, Don Giovanni is seldom given in an authentic for...


Edward Elgar and the Nostalgic Imagination
Edward Elgar and the Nostalgic Imagination
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ean: 9780521863612, isbn: 0521863619,

During his lifetime, and in the course of the twentieth century, Edward Elgar and his music became sites for a remarkable variety of nostalgic impulses. These are manifested in his personal life, in the content of his works, in his critical and biogr...


Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (Cambridge Music Handbooks)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (Cambridge Music Handbooks)
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ean: 9780521399241, isbn: 0521399246,

Beethoven's Ninth Symphony is acknowledged as one of the supreme masterpieces of the Western tradition. More than any other musical work it has become an international symbol of unity and affirmation. Yet early critics rejected it as cryptic and ecce...


A History of African American Theatre (Cambridge Studies in American Theatre and Drama)
A History of African American Theatre (Cambridge Studies in American Theatre and Drama)
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ean: 9780521624725, isbn: 052162472X,

This definitive history of African-American theatre embraces companies from across the U.S., as well as the anglophone Caribbean and African-American companies touring Europe, Australia and Africa. Representing a catholicity of styles, from African r...


Geometric Folding Algorithms: Linkages, Origami, Polyhedra
Geometric Folding Algorithms: Linkages, Origami, Polyhedra
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ean: 9780521715225, isbn: 0521715229,

How can linkages, pieces of paper, and polyhedra be folded? The authors present hundreds of results and over 60 unsolved 'open problems' in this comprehensive look at the mathematics of folding, with an emphasis on algorithmic or computational aspect...


Rossini in Restoration Paris: The Sound of Modern Life (Cambridge Studies in Opera)
Rossini in Restoration Paris: The Sound of Modern Life (Cambridge Studies in Opera)
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ean: 9780521172370, isbn: 0521172373,

Best remembered for such light-hearted works as Il barbiere di Siviglia, Gioachino Rossini produced a sequence of large-scale serious French operas after his move to Paris in 1824 which overwhelmed audiences with their musical power, and responded to...


Mozart: Clarinet Concerto (Cambridge Music Handbooks)
Mozart: Clarinet Concerto (Cambridge Music Handbooks)
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ean: 9780521479295, isbn: 0521479290,

Mozart's Clarinet Concerto is of supreme importance as his last instrumental work. Yet there are a number of special problems surrounding the piece, since the autograph is lost and the unique instrument for which it was written has not survived. This...


Arnold Schoenberg: Notes, Sets, Forms (Music in the Twentieth Century)
Arnold Schoenberg: Notes, Sets, Forms (Music in the Twentieth Century)
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ean: 9780521106924, isbn: 0521106923,

In this thought provoking study, Silvina Milstein proposes a reconstruction of Schoenberg's conception of compositional process in his twelve-tone works, which challenges the prevalent view that this music is to be appropriately understood exclusivel...


Virtuosity and the Musical Work: The Transcendental Studies of Liszt
Virtuosity and the Musical Work: The Transcendental Studies of Liszt
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ean: 9780521036047, isbn: 0521036046,

This book is about three sets of etudes by Liszt: the Etude en douze exercices (1826); its reworking as Douzes grandes etudes (1837); and their reworking as Douzes etudes d'execution transcendante (1851). It is also a book about nineteenth-century in...


Gluck und die Oper (Cambridge Library Collection - Music)
Gluck und die Oper (Cambridge Library Collection - Music)
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ean: 9781108038744, isbn: 1108038743,

Adolf Bernhard Marx (1795-1866), the music critic and composer, spent much of his career as professor of music in Berlin and was a friend and mentor of Mendelssohn. His publications included an influential textbook on composition and a biography of B...


Gluck und die Oper (Cambridge Library Collection - Music)
Gluck und die Oper (Cambridge Library Collection - Music)
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ean: 9781108038751, isbn: 1108038751,

Adolf Bernhard Marx (1795-1866), the music critic and composer, spent much of his career as professor of music in Berlin and was a friend and mentor of Mendelssohn. His publications included an influential textbook on composition and a biography of B...


Berlioz: Roméo et Juliette (Cambridge Music Handbooks)
Berlioz: Roméo et Juliette (Cambridge Music Handbooks)
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ean: 9780521377676, isbn: 0521377676,

Berlioz's "dramatic symphony" Roméo et Juliette is regarded by many as his finest work; it is certainly among the most original. This book summarizes the complex genesis of the work before examining the music closely and always with a view to unders...


Secrets of Conjuring and Magic: Or How to Become a Wizard (Cambridge Library Collection - Spiritualism and Esoteric Knowledge)
Secrets of Conjuring and Magic: Or How to Become a Wizard (Cambridge Library Collection - Spiritualism and Esoteric Knowledge)
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ean: 9781108032407, isbn: 1108032400,

Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin (1805-71) is often called the father of modern conjuring. His name was later adopted by magician and escape artist Harry Houdini, whose highly sceptical exposé of Victorian spiritualism is also published in this series. Th...


How to Fold It: The Mathematics of Linkages, Origami, and Polyhedra
How to Fold It: The Mathematics of Linkages, Origami, and Polyhedra
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ean: 9780748794973, isbn: 0521145473,

What do proteins and pop-up cards have in common? How is opening a grocery bag different from opening a gift box? How can you cut out the letters for a whole word all at once with one straight scissors cut? How many ways are there to flatten a cube? ...


A History of Irish Theatre 1601-2000
A History of Irish Theatre 1601-2000
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ean: 9780521646826, isbn: 0521646820,

Chris Morash's widely-praised account of Irish Theatre traces an often forgotten history leading up to the Irish Literary Revival. He follows that history to the present by creating a picture of the cultural contexts which produced the playwrights re...


The Spectral Piano: From Liszt, Scriabin, and Debussy to the Digital Age (Music since 1900)
The Spectral Piano: From Liszt, Scriabin, and Debussy to the Digital Age (Music since 1900)
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mpn: 9781316616413, ean: 9781316616413, isbn: 131661641X,

The most influential compositional movement of the past fifty years, spectralism was informed by digital technology but also extended the aesthetics of pianist-composers such as Franz Liszt, Alexander Scriabin, and Claude Debussy. Students of Olivier...


A Treatise upon Modern Instrumentation and Orchestration (Cambridge Library Collection - Music)
A Treatise upon Modern Instrumentation and Orchestration (Cambridge Library Collection - Music)
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ean: 9781108021166, isbn: 1108021166,

This is a translation of the second (1858) edition of Berlioz's landmark treatise by Mary Cowden Clarke, daughter of music publisher Vincent Novello. The book was quick to establish itself as a standard work, reflecting Berlioz's keen understanding o...


Britten: War Requiem (Cambridge Music Handbooks)
Britten: War Requiem (Cambridge Music Handbooks)
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ean: 9780521446334, isbn: 0521446333,

The book examines from various viewpoints Britten's War Requiem, written in 1962 to celebrate the consecration of the new Coventry Cathedral and uniting the famous anti-war poetry of Wilfred Owen with the Latin Requiem Mass. Britten's and Owen's paci...


Mozart's Requiem: Reception, Work, Completion (Music in Context)
Mozart's Requiem: Reception, Work, Completion (Music in Context)
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ean: 9781107532953, isbn: 1107532957,

Presenting a fresh interpretation of Mozart's Requiem, Simon P. Keefe redresses a longstanding scholarly imbalance whereby narrow consideration of the text of this famously incomplete work has taken precedence over consideration of context in the wid...


Haydn: The Creation (Cambridge Music Handbooks)
Haydn: The Creation (Cambridge Music Handbooks)
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ean: 9780521378659, isbn: 0521378656,

Haydn's Creation is one of the great masterpieces of the classical period. This absorbing and original account of the work provides an indispensable guide for the concert-goer, performer and student alike. The author places the work within the orator...



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