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Bach's Major Vocal WorksMusic, Drama, Liturgy

Bach's Major Vocal Works: Music, Drama, Liturgy

Markus Rathey

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300217209
eISBN:
9780300219517
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300217209.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Every year, Johann Sebastian Bach’s major vocal works are performed to mark liturgical milestones in the Christian calendar. Written by a renowned Bach scholar, this book provides an introduction to ... More

Béla Bartók

Béla Bartók

David Cooper

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300148770
eISBN:
9780300213072
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300148770.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This biography of Béla Bartók (1881–1945) presents a new view of the innovative Hungarian musician. The book traces Bartók's international career as an ardent ethno-musicologist and composer, ... More

Bruno WalterA World Elsewhere

Bruno Walter: A World Elsewhere

Erik Ryding and Rebecca Pechefsky

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087130
eISBN:
9780300129274
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087130.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Bruno Walter, one of the greatest conductors in the twentieth century, lived a fascinating life in difficult times. This book starts by describing Walter's early years in Germany, where his successes ... More

Five Operas and a SymphonyWord and Music in Russian Culture

Five Operas and a Symphony: Word and Music in Russian Culture

Boris Gasparov

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106503
eISBN:
9780300133165
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106503.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book gazes through the lens of music to find an unusual perspective on Russian cultural and literary history. It discusses six major works of Russian music from the nineteenth and twentieth ... More

Forbidden MusicThe Jewish Composers Banned by the Nazis

Forbidden Music: The Jewish Composers Banned by the Nazis

Michael Haas

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300154306
eISBN:
9780300154313
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300154306.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

With National Socialism's arrival in Germany in 1933, Jews dominated music more than virtually any other sector, making it the most important cultural front in the Nazi fight for German identity. ... More

French OperaA Short History

French Opera: A Short History

Vincent Giroud

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300117653
eISBN:
9780300168211
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300117653.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

French opera is second only to Italian opera in the length, breadth, and diversity of its history. Yet most people, if asked to come up with titles, could mention only a handful—Carmen, Faust, ... More

The Parisian Jazz ChroniclesAn Improvisational Memoir

The Parisian Jazz Chronicles: An Improvisational Memoir

Mike Zwerin

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108064
eISBN:
9780300127386
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108064.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In his Beat-like jaunt through the Parisian and European jazz scene, the author of this book is not unlike Jack Kerouac, Mezz Mezzrow, or Hunter S. Thompson—writers to whom, for different reasons, he ... More

A Portrait of Mendelssohn

A Portrait of Mendelssohn

Clive Brown

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300095395
eISBN:
9780300127867
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300095395.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Since his death in 1847, Felix Mendelssohn's music and personality have been both admired and denigrated to extraordinary degrees. This book weaves together a rich array of documents—letters, ... More

The Saxophone

The Saxophone

Stephen Cottrell

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100419
eISBN:
9780300190953
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100419.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In the first fully comprehensive study of one of the world's most iconic musical instruments, this book examines the saxophone's various social, historical, and cultural trajectories, and illustrates ... More

Sleeping Beauty, a Legend in Progress

Sleeping Beauty, a Legend in Progress

Tim Scholl

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300099560
eISBN:
9780300128826
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300099560.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In 1999 the Maryinsky (formerly Kirov) Ballet and Theater in St. Petersburg re-created its 1890 production of Sleeping Beauty. The revival showed the classic work in its original sets and costumes ... More

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