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(Dis)embodying Myths in Ancien Régime Opera
Multidisciplinary Perspectives
Will appeal to all music, literature, and art lovers seeking to deepen their knowledge of an increasingly popular repertoire.



The Angel's Cry
Beyond the Pleasure Principle in Opera
Michel Poizat
What is it about opera that can bring unashamed tears to the eyes of adoring fans? In this book, first published in French in 1986 and now available in English, Michel Poizat explains in a charming way the fascination of the interaction between music...



The Art of Quartet Playing
The Guarneri Quartet in Conversation with David Blum
David Blum



Artistic Experimentation in Music
An Anthology
The book critically examines experimentation in music of different historical eras. It is essential reading for performers, composers, teachers, and others wanting to inform themselves of the issues and the current debates in the new field of artistic research as applied to music.



Artistic Research in Music: Discipline and Resistance
Artists and Researchers at the Orpheus Institute
Twenty years ago the Orpheus Institute was founded in Ghent to pursue research through the practice of musicians; thus the Orpheus Institute is of the same generation as the field it was established to explore.



The Artistic Turn
A Manifesto
Kathleen Coessens, Darla Crispin, Anne Douglas
Through a study of the interrelationship between artistic fields and theories of knowledge, and through consciously metaphorical readings, the authors examine the contexts within which artistic research has developed.



Austria as Theater and Ideology
The Meaning of the Salzburg Festival
Michael P. Steinberg
Austria's renowned Salzburg Festival has from the outset engaged issues of cultural identity in a country that has difficulty coming to terms with its twentieth-century history. That this is the case was especially apparent in 1999, when the Austrian...



Authenticities
Philosophical Reflections on Musical Performance
Peter Kivy
"In his latest book on the aesthetics of music, Peter Kivy presents an argument not for authenticity but for authenticities of performance, including authenticities of intention, sound, practice, and the authenticity of personal interpretation in...



Bach in Berlin
Nation and Culture in Mendelssohn's Revival of the "St. Matthew Passion"
Celia Applegate
In this book, Celia Applegate asks why the 1829 performance of Bach's St. Matthew Passion crystallized the hitherto inchoate notion that music was central to Germans' collective identity.



Broken Harmony
Shakespeare and the Politics of Music
Joseph M. Ortiz
Revising our understanding of music's relationship to language and literature in Renaissance England.



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