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  • Books Received

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Albright, Daniel. Musicking Shakespeare: A Conflict of Theatres. Eastman Studies in Music. Rochester, NY: Rochester University Press, 2007, 327 pages, $75.00, £45.00.
Asafyev, Boris. Symphonic Etudes: Portraits of Russian Operas and Ballets. Edited and translated by David Haas. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2008, 348 pages, $90.00, £59.00 (cloth); $50.00, £ 33.00 ( paper)
Berger, Karol. Bach's Cycle, Mozart's Arrow: An Essay on the Origins of Musical Modernity. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007, 433 pages, $39.95, £23.95.
Cherlin, Michael. Schoenberg's Musical Imagination. Music in the Twentieth Century. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007, 413 pages, $90.00, £50.00.
Dingle, Christopher. The Life of Messiaen. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007. 273 pages. $75.00, £45.00 (cloth); $29.99, £15.99 ( paper).
Dryden, Konrad. Leoncavallo: Life and Works. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2007, 384 pages, $75.00 (cloth); $50.00 (paper).
Feldman, Martha. Opera and Sovereignty: Transforming Myths in Eighteenth-Century Italy. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007, 572 pages, $55.00, £32.00.
Goldstein, Joshua. Drama Kings: Players and Publics in the Re-Creation of Peking Opera, 1870-1937. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007, 382 pages, $49.95, £32.50.
Hall-Witt, Jennifer. Fashionable Acts: Opera and Elite Culture in London, 1780-1880. Durham: University of New Hampshire Press, 2007, 404 pages, $50.00.
Hughes, Derek. Culture and Sacrifice: Ritual Death in Literature and Opera. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007, 324 pages, $85.00, £45.00.
Levin, David J. Unsettling Opera: Staging Mozart, Verdi, Wagner, and Zemlinsky. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007, 273 pages, $35.00, £22.50.
Nilsson, Birgit. La Nilsson: My Life in Opera. With a foreword by Sir Georg Solti and an afterword by Peggy Tueller. Translated from the German by Doris Jung Popper. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 2007, 392 pages, $35.00.
Osborne, Richard. Rossini: His Life and Works. 2nd ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007, 425 pages, $35.00, £19.99.
Parker, Roger. The New Grove Guide to Verdi and His Operas. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007, 264 pages, $16.95, £9.99.
Rosand, Ellen. Monteverdi's Last Operas: A Venetian Trilogy. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007, 474 pages, $60.00, £35.00.
Russell, Tilden and Dominique Bourassa. The Menuet de la cour. Terpsichore: Tanzhistorische Studien, vol. 4. Hildesheim: Georg Olms, 2007, 226 pages, €39.80.
Said, Edward W. Music at the Limits. With a foreword by Daniel Barenboim. New York: Columbia University Press, 2007, 433 pages, $29.95.
Starobinski, Jean. Enchantment: The Seductress in Opera. Translated by C. Jon Delogu. European Perspectives. New York: Columbia University Press, 2008, 256 pages, $29.50, £17.50.
Varnay, Astrid. 55 Years in Five Acts: My Life in Opera. With Donald Arthur. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 2007, 356 pages, $29.95 (new paperback edition).
Walsh, Basil. Michael W. Balfe: A Unique Victorian Composer. With a foreword by Richard Bonynge. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2008, 319 pages, $49.50, €39.50.
Walton, Chris. Richard Wagner's Zurich: The Muse of Place. Studies in German Literature, Linguistics, and Culture. Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2007, 308 pages, $65.00.
Wlaschin, Ken. Encyclopedia of American Opera. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2006, 486 pages, $95.00 [End Page 144] .
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ISSN
1476-2870
Print ISSN
0736-0053
Pages
p. 144
Launched on MUSE
2008-09-27
Open Access
No
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