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Genre: Music
Author: A. Dean Palmer
Publisher: Ann Arbor, Mich. : UMI Research Press
Release: 1980
File: 591 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015007885844

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Genre: Composers
Author: Allen Dean Palmer
Publisher:
Release: 1978
File: 680 Pages
ISBN-13: OCLC:164778121

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Covering over 320 composers and 43 countries, this book will be invaluable to opera scholars, researchers and serious listeners throughout the world.

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Genre: Music
Author: Guy A. Marco
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2002-05-03
File: 624 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781135578015

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This new volume incorporates all entries from the previous editions by Arthur Wenk, expanding to cover writings drawn from periodicals, theses, dissertations, books, and Festschriften from 1940 to 2000. Over 9,000 references to analyses of works by over 1,000 composers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries are included.

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Genre: Music
Author: D. J. Hoek
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Release: 2007-02-15
File: 374 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781461700791

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The Historical Dictionary of Romantic Music covers the history of this period through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on the most important traditions, famous pieces, persons, places, technical terms, and institutions of Romantic music. This book is a vital reference tool for students and teachers of music history, students and teachers and above all for lovers of Romantic music.

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Genre: Music
Author: John Michael Cooper
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Release: 2013-10-17
File: 792 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780810874848

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In Dramaturgical Leaves: Essays about Musical Works for the Stage and Queries about the Stage, Its Composers and Performers, the third volume in Janita R. Hall-Swadley’s The Collected Writings of Franz Liszt, Liszt heralds his admiration for early nineteenth-century opera and musical stage works. Included are essays on Gluck’s Orpheus, Beethoven’s Fidelio, Weber’s Euryanthe, Mendelssohn’s Midsummer’s Night Dream, Scribe and Meyerbeer’s Robert the Devil, Schubert’s Alfonso and Estrella, Auber’s Mute from Portici, Bellini’s Montague and Capulet, Boieldieu’s White Lady, and Donizetti’s Favorite as well as essays on soprano Pauline Viardot-Garcia and Liszt’s critique of entr’acte music. This volume includes a detailed discussion of Liszt’s impact as a musical patron, a historical review of entr’acte music, the role of gender in opera, and Liszt’s concepts of Gestalt theory, the Archetype, and his musical Weltanschauung (his musical "world view"), all revealing his contribution to 19th-century music philosophy as it relates to opera.

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Genre: Music
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Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Release: 2013-12-19
File: 314 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780810883307

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Provides authoritative articles covering nearly 5,500 figures in the history of music, from classical to jazz to hymns to blues

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Randel Don
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Release: 1996
File: 1013 Pages
ISBN-13: 0674372999

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The quintessential Romantic artist of his century, Hector Berlioz impressed Paganini and Liszt as "Beethoven's only heir" and dazzled the young Wagner as a composer, orchestra conductor, and critic. To Paris and all Europe, Berlioz was known as much for his writings as for his music, yet there has been no English-language anthology of his criticism available until now. Berlioz on Music plunges us into the Parisian music world during one of its most vibrant periods, the revolutionary years surrounding 1830, still resonant with memories of Napoleon and the French Revolution of only a few decades before. We follow Berlioz as he confronts the transition to a modern, commerce-driven society where music as high art has yet to find a place, using his pen to praise or scold, rouse or cajole performers, composers, managers, and the general public. The articles presented here-given in chronological order and, with a few exceptions, in their entirety-are accompanied by an introductory paragraph and notes that explain Berlioz's references to persons, musical and literary works, historical events, and more. The result is an engaging collection of Berlioz's lively prose, presented with scholarly rigor and rendered in accessible, graceful English. Scholars, lovers of Berlioz's music, history enthusiasts, and Francophiles will delight in this compelling introduction to one of the richest periods of French culture.

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Genre: Music
Author: Katherine Kolb
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release: 2015-03-11
File: 328 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780190266707

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The Ultimate Collection of Vampire Facts and Fiction From Vlad the Impaler to Barnabas Collins to Edward Cullen to Dracula and Bill Compton, renowned religion expert and fearless vampire authority J. Gordon Melton, PhD takes the reader on a vast, alphabetic tour of the psychosexual, macabre world of the blood-sucking undead. Digging deep into the lore, myths, pop culture, and reported realities of vampires and vampire legends from across the globe, The Vampire Book: The Encyclopedia of the Undead exposes everything about the blood thirsty predator. Death and immortality, sexual prowess and surrender, intimacy and alienation, rebellion and temptation. The allure of the vampire is eternal, and The Vampire Book explores it all. The historical, literary, mythological, biographical, and popular aspects of one of the world's most mesmerizing paranormal subject. This vast reference is an alphabetical tour of the psychosexual, macabre world of the soul-sucking undead. In the first fully revised and updated edition in a decade, Dr. J. Gordon Melton (president of the American chapter of the Transylvania Society of Dracula) bites even deeper into vampire lore, myths, reported realities, and legends that come from all around the world. From Transylvania to plague-infested Europe to Nostradamus and from modern literature to movies and TV series, this exhaustive guide furnishes more than 500 essays to quench your thirst for facts, biographies, definitions, and more.

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Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Author: J Gordon Melton
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
Release: 2010-09-01
File: 944 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781578593507

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Genre: Music appreciation
Author: George Putnam Upton
Publisher:
Release: 1909
File: 449 Pages
ISBN-13: CHI:26623327

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