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Jewry in Music: Entry to the Profession from the Enlightenment to Richard Wagner
Jewry in Music: Entry to the Profession from the Enlightenment to Richard Wagner
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ean: 9781107015388, isbn: 1107015383,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 48 reviews
David Conway analyses why and how Jews, virtually absent from Western art music until the end of the eighteenth century, came to be represented in all branches of the profession within fifty years as leading figures - not only as composers and perfor...


Conjuring Asia: Magic, Orientalism, and the Making of the Modern World
Conjuring Asia: Magic, Orientalism, and the Making of the Modern World
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ean: 9781107076594, isbn: 1107076595,

The promise of magic has always commanded the human imagination, but the story of industrial modernity is usually seen as a process of disenchantment. Drawing on the writings and performances of the so-called 'Golden Age Magicians' from the turn of t...


Correspondence of Wagner and Liszt: Volume 2, 1854-1861 (Cambridge Library Collection - Music)
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ean: 9780511703614, isbn: 0511703619,

Francis Hueffer (1845-89) was born and studied music in Germany, but moved to London in 1869 to pursue a career as a critic and writer on music. He edited the series 'The Great Musicians' for Novello and Co., was music critic of The Times, wrote libr...


Virtuosity and the Musical Work: The Transcendental Studies of Liszt
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ean: 9780511481963, isbn: 0511481969,

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...


Performing Operas for Mozart: Impresarios, Singers and Troupes
Performing Operas for Mozart: Impresarios, Singers and Troupes
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ean: 9781107014299, isbn: 1107014298,

The Italian opera company in Prague managed by Pasquale Bondini and Domenico Guardasoni played a central role in promoting Mozart's operas during the final years of his life. Using a wide range of primary sources which include the superb collections ...


Beethoven's Letters 2 Volume Set: A Critical Edition with Explanatory Notes (Cambridge Library Collection - Music)
Beethoven's Letters 2 Volume Set: A Critical Edition with Explanatory Notes (Cambridge Library Collection - Music)
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ean: 9781108078474, isbn: 1108078478,

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) was a prolific letter writer. Often written in great haste - he regularly signed off 'in der Eile' - his correspondence allows us to follow his anxieties and preoccupations. From his first letter, written at the age o...


The Keyboard Sonatas of Domenico Scarlatti and Eighteenth-Century Musical Style
The Keyboard Sonatas of Domenico Scarlatti and Eighteenth-Century Musical Style
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ean: 9780521071222, isbn: 0521071224,

This investigation of one of the greatest yet least understood repertories of Western keyboard music reveals the reasons why the 555 keyboard sonatas of Domenico Scarlatti have not been written about more often. The lack of documentary evidence and t...


Bach's Feet: The Organ Pedals in European Culture (Musical Performance and Reception)
Bach's Feet: The Organ Pedals in European Culture (Musical Performance and Reception)
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ean: 9780521199018, isbn: 0521199018,

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Winner of the 2012 Ogasapian Book Prize from the The Organ Historical Society The organist seated at the king of instruments with thousands of pipes rising all around him, his hands busy at the manuals and his feet patrolling the pedalboard, is a sym...


Cicero: Cato Maior de Senectute (Cambridge Classical Texts and Commentaries)
Cicero: Cato Maior de Senectute (Cambridge Classical Texts and Commentaries)
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ean: 9780521335010, isbn: 0521335019,

This is a complete critical edition of Cicero's Cato Maior de Senectute (On Old Age )with an introduction and commentary. The text is based on a fresh examination of the manuscript tradition while the introduction aims to place the work in the contex...


Entertainment Industry Economics: A Guide for Financial Analysis
Entertainment Industry Economics: A Guide for Financial Analysis
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mpn: 43190-670491, ean: 9781107075290, isbn: 1107075297,

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The entertainment and media industries, already important sectors of the U.S. economy, continue to grow rapidly in other countries around the world. This ninth edition of Entertainment Industry Economics continues to be the definitive source on the e...


Handel: Water Music and Music for the Royal Fireworks (Cambridge Music Handbooks)
Handel: Water Music and Music for the Royal Fireworks (Cambridge Music Handbooks)
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ean: 8601410032760,

This Handbook covers Handel's best known public music, the Water Music, written at the outset of his English career, and the Music for the Royal Fireworks, the last and largest of his orchestral creations. The genesis of the two orchestral suites is ...


Life and Letters of Berlioz: Volume 2 (Cambridge Library Collection - Music)
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ean: 9780511704475, isbn: 051170447X,

Hector Berlioz (1803-1869) was one of the most original and colourful composers of his generation, whose music in many ways was ahead of its time. He was also a highly respected journalist and critic, producing monthly articles for the Journal des DÃ...


Autobiography of Hector Berlioz: Member of the Institute of France, from 1803 to 1869; Comprising his Travels in Italy, Germany, Russia, and England (Cambridge Library Collection - Music) (Volume 1)
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ean: 9781139057882, isbn: 113905788X,

Hector Berlioz (1803-69) was one of the most original and colourful composers of his generation whose music was in many ways ahead of its time. He was also a respected journalist and critic. Begun in 1848, his celebrated Mémoires were completed by 1...


Autobiography of Hector Berlioz: Volume 2: Member of the Institute of France, from 1803 to 1869; Comprising his Travels in Italy, Germany, Russia, and England (Cambridge Library Collection - Music)
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ean: 9781139057899, isbn: 1139057898,

Hector Berlioz (1803-69) was one of the most original and colourful composers of his generation whose music was in many ways ahead of its time. He was also a respected journalist and critic. Begun in 1848, his celebrated Mémoires were completed by 1...


W. A. Mozart: Così fan tutte (Cambridge Opera Handbooks)
W. A. Mozart: Così fan tutte (Cambridge Opera Handbooks)
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ean: 9780521431347, isbn: 0521431344,

At once the most light-hearted and most disturbing of Mozart and Da Ponte's Italian comic operas, Così fan tutte has provoked widely differing reactions from listeners for more than two centuries. Bruce Alan Brown offers several paths toward a close...


Gluck und die Oper: Volume 1 (Cambridge Library Collection - Music)
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ean: 9781139105613, isbn: 1139105612,

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: Volume 2 (Cambridge Library Collection - Music)
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ean: 9781139105620, isbn: 1139105620,

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...


Annotated Catalogue of Chopin's First Editions
Annotated Catalogue of Chopin's First Editions
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ean: 9780521819176, isbn: 0521819172,

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This Annotated Catalogue presents the most ambitious and comprehensive research ever carried out on the first editions of Chopin's music. It begins with an in-depth introduction to these unique sources and the publishing practices that gave rise to t...


A History of Italian Theatre
A History of Italian Theatre
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sku: 9780521294782, ean: 9780521294782, isbn: 0521294789,

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With the aim of providing a comprehensive history of Italian drama from its origins to the time of its publication in 2006, this book treats theatre in its widest sense, discussing the impact of all the elements and figures integral to the collaborat...


The Cambridge Mozart Encyclopedia
The Cambridge Mozart Encyclopedia
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ean: 9780521856591, isbn: 0521856590,

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Mozart's enduring popularity, among music lovers as a composer and among music historians as a subject for continued study, lies at the heart of The Cambridge Mozart Encyclopedia. This reference book functions both as a starting point for information...



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