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Of Mind and Music
Laird Addis
In this fascinating account of the way in which we understand music, Laird Addis builds on the idea, first articulated by Susanne Langer, that passages of music symbolize emotions and other conscious states. He maintains that the unique bond joining...



Ohne Worte
Vocality and Instrumentality in 19th-Century Music
Jean-Pierre Bartoli, Hubert Mossburger, Jeanne Roudet, Douglass Seaton, Edoardo Torbianelli
What can music tell us—without words? Can it depict scenes, narrate stories, elucidate beliefs? And can it be an instrument through which we access the inner lives not only of musicians from the past but of ourselves, today?



Opera and Ideas
From Mozart to Strauss
Paul Robinson
Opera and Ideas is a study of the connections between music and intellectual history. Through lucid analysis of six operas and two song cycles, Paul Robinson shows how operas give musical and dramatic expression to ideas about the self, society, and...



The Operas of Puccini
William Ashbrook



Order and Disorder
Music-Theoretical Strategies in 20th Century Music
Jonathan Dunsby, Joseph N. Straus, Yves Knockaert, Max Paddison, Konrad Boehmer
Order and Disorder is the result of the first International Orpheus Academy for Music Theory, held in 2003. Its theme was 20th century music and theory, especially after the 1950s. Five guest lecturers discussed theoretical, historical and...



Osmin's Rage
Philosophical Reflections on Opera, Drama, and Text
Peter Kivy
In his new concluding chapter, Peter Kivy advances his argument on behalf of a distinctive intellectual and musical character of opera before Mozart. He proposes that happy endings were a musical—as opposed to a dramatic—necessity for opera during...



Partimento and Continuo Playing in Theory and in Practice
Thomas Christensen, Robert Gjerdingen, Rudolf Lutz, Giorgio Sanguinetti
This volume reflects a multidisciplinary approach, with the accent on the interplay between music performance and music theory



A Pioneer Songster
Texts from the Stevens-Douglass Manuscript of Western New York, 1841–1856
Folklorists and lovers of folk songs will delight in this collection of the lyrics of songs sung by settlers of western New York in the middle of the nineteenth century.



The Practice of Practising
Alessandro Cervino, Maria Lettberg, Tânia Lisboa, Catherine Laws
The Practice of Practising is primarily concerned with considering practicing as a practice in itself: a collection of processes that determines musical creativity and significance.



Quintet
Five Journeys toward Musical Fulfillment
David Blum
Quintet presents compelling portraits of five artists known and loved by aficionados of classical music: the cellist Yo-Yo Ma, the conductor Jeffrey Tate, the violinist Josef Gingold, the pianist Richard Goode, and the opera singer Birgit Nilsson...



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