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ix, 278 pages ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Alban Berg: The Making of a Classic Composer 2. Music by Berg 3. Berg's Writings 4. Wozzeck 5. Lulu 6. Berg's Chamber Music 7. Berg's Orchestral Music 8. Berg's Songs 9. Berg's Life and Works.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780815387008 20180618
Alban Berg: A Research and Information Guide, Third Edition is an annotated bibliography highlighting both the nature of primary sources related to the composer and the scope and significance of the secondary sources that deal with Berg, his compositions, and his influence as a composer. It is a reliable, complete, and useful resource and a starting point for anyone-performer, teacher, student, or scholar-wanting to learn about Berg's life, works, and cultural milieu. The third edition has 162 additional citations since the publication of the second edition, many arising after the expiration of copyright of Berg's musical and archival works 2005. Many important new, primary sources of information have appeared, most notably the letter exchanges with his wife, recently published in a three-volume critical edition (in German), as well as letter exchanges with Alma Mahler and Erich Kleiber, and later correspondences with Anton Webern. There has also been a notable increase in the availability of commercial video recordings of Berg's operas, Wozzeck and Lulu.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780815387008 20180618
Music Library
Music recording
1 online resource (1 sound file) Sound: digital. Digital: audio file.
  • Sinfonia di concerto grosso no. 2 in D major (7:39)
  • Sinfonia di concerto grosso no. 3 in D minor (7:29)
  • Sinfonia di concerto grosso no. 6 in A minor (7:15)
  • Sinfonia di concerto grosso no. 7 in G minor (6:54)
  • Sinfonia di concerto grosso no. 8 in G major (6:21)
  • Sinfonia de concerto grosso no. 12 in C minor (8:51)
  • Sinfonia di concerto grosso no. 1 in F major (5:50)
  • Sinfonia di concerto grosso no. 4 in E minor (7:08)
  • Sinfonia di concerto grosso no. 5 in D minor (8:10)
  • Sinfonia di concerto grosso no. 9 in G minor (8:21)
  • Sinfonia di concerto grosso no. 10 in A minor (7:21)
  • Sinfonia di concerto grosso no. 11 in C major (7:13)
  • Rorate coeli dulcem (14:25)
  • Jam sole clarior (8:59)
  • Infirmata vulnerata (13:33)
  • Totus amore languens (10:52)
  • Mortales non auditis (16:03)
  • Quae est ista (18:17)
  • Diligam te (15:19)
  • Properate fideles (18:38)
  • Est dies trophei (10:42)
  • Salve regina a 4 (10:48)
  • Arpeggio (4:42)
  • Fuga (3:01)
  • Corrente (1:10)
  • Toccata in D minor (4:18)
  • Fuga del primo tono (3:28)
  • Fuga del secondo tono (2:56)
  • Fuga del terzo tono (2:56)
  • Toccata (3:54)
  • Toccata (3:26)
  • Fuga. Allegro (2:46)
  • Toccata per cembale (5:32)
  • Toccata (L 22-7) (2:52)
  • Fuga (L 22-7) (2:38)
  • Fuga (L 22-7) 2 (1:56)
  • Toccata. Largo - Allegro - Fuga (4:32)
  • Toccata d'ottava stesa (22:36).
Music score
1 set of 2 scores (2x10 p.) ; 32 cm.
Music Library
xiv, 325 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • List of Contributors List of Illustrations Introduction Rosario Rovira Guardiola, The British Museum, UK The Mediterranean as a Geographical Space 1. Roman Adriatic ports and the antiquarian tradition Federico Ugolini 2. Chronotopes of Hellenic antiquity: The Strait of Reggio and Messina in documents from the Grand Tour era Marco Benoit Carbone 3. The Eternal Words of the Latin Sea: Fedra by Mur Oti Francisco Salvador Ventura, Universidad de Granada, Spain Living and Dying in Troubled Waters 4. Quod mare non novit, quae nescit Ariona tellus? (Ov. Fast. II, 83) Dorit Engster, University of Goettingen, Germany 5. Ulysses in the cinema: the example of Nostos, il ritorno (Franco Piavoli, Italy 1990) Oscar Lapena Marchena, Universidad de Cadiz, Spain 6. A sea of metal plates: images of the Mediterranean from the XVIIIth century until post-modern theatre Sotera Fornaro, Universita di Sassari, Italy 7. Sailors on Board, Heroes en Route. From the Aegean World to Modern Stage Erika Notti and Martina Treu, Universita IULM - Milano, Italy A Personal Sea. The Artist and the Sea 8. Ancient Seas in Modern Opera: Sea Images and Mediterranean Myths in Rihm's Dionysos Jesus Carruesco, Universitat Rovira I Virgili, Tarragona, Spain and Montserrat Reig, Catalan Institute of Classical Archaeology, Tarragona, Spain 9. A mirror to see your soul. The exile of Ovid in Eugene Delacroix's painting Rosario Rovira Guardiola, The British Museum, UK 10. Cinematic Romans and the Mediterrranean Sea Cecilia Ricci, Universita degli Studi del Molise, Italy Sea Politics 11. Changing their sky, not their soul. Lawrence Alma-Tadema's vision of the ancient Mediterranean Quentin Broughall, Independent scholar 12. The image of Phoenicians and Carthaginians in Modern Spanish History and Culture Antonio Dupla Ansuategui, Univ. Pais Vasco/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, Spain 13. Screening the Battle of Actium. Naval Victory, Erotic Tragedy, and the Birth of an Empire Monica Silveira Cyrino, University of New Mexico, USA Contemporary Uses of the Classical Mediterranean 14. Troubled Waters: Performative imaginary in the Project PI - Pequena Infancia Sofia de Carvalho, Elisabete Cacao and Ana Seica Carvalho, University of Coimbra - CECH, Portugal Annex 15. Nem Gregos nem Troianos Jose Bandeira Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781474298599 20180219
When thinking about the Mediterranean, Fernand Braudel's haunting words resound like an echo of the sea and its millenary history. From Prehistory until today, the Mediterranean has been setting, witness and protagonist of mythical adventures, of encounters with the Other, of battles and the rise and fall of cultures and empires, of the destinies of humans. Braudel's appeal for a long duree history of the Mediterranean challenged traditional views that often present it as a sea fragmented and divided through periods. This volume proposes a journey into the bright and dark sides of the ancient Mediterranean through the kaleidoscopic gaze of artists who from the Renaissance to the 21st century have been inspired by its myths and history. The view of those who imagined and recreated the past of the sea has largely contributed to the shaping of modern cultures which are inexorably rooted and embedded in Mediterranean traditions. The contributions look at modern visual reinterpretations of ancient myths, fiction and history and pay particular attention to the theme of sea travel and travellers, which since Homer's Odyssey has become the epitome of the discovery of new worlds, of cultural exchanges and a metaphor of personal developments and metamorphoses.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781474298599 20180219
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xi, 118 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction: What's (Identity) Politics Got to Do With It? Theri A. Pickens Part I: Literary Aesthetics 1. The Poetics of Torture in Philip Metres's Sand Opera, Carol N. Fadda 2. An Aesthetics of Haunting: Negotiating Borders and Loss in Arab American Poetry, Sirene Harb 3. Unfixing the Autobiographical Subject: Fragmentation as Aesthetics and Identity in Rabih Alameddine's I, the Divine, Leila Moayeri Pazargadi Part II: Material Culture 4. "Serving Arabness": Imagery and Imagination of Arab-themed Restaurants, Matthew Jaber Stiffler Part III: Film and Theatre 5. Beyond First Responders: Politics, Racism, and the Aesthetics of Arab American Theatre, Jamil Khoury 6. Acting Arab/Arab Acting: Reclaiming the Arab American Identity Through Aesthetic Choices, Michael Malek Najjar.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138099814 20180326
Arab American Aesthetics enlists a wide range of voices to explore, if not tentatively define, what could constitute Arab American aesthetics in literature, material culture, film, and theatre. This book seeks to unsettle current conversations within Arab American Studies that neglect aesthetics as a set of choices and constraints. Rather than divorce aesthetics from politics, the book sutures the two more closely together by challenging the causal relationship so often attributed to them. The conversations include formal choices, but also extend to the broad idea of what makes a work distinctly Arab American. That is, what about its beauty, ugliness, sublimity, or humor is explicitly tied to it as part of a tradition of Arab American arts? The book opens up the ways that we discuss Arab American literary and fine arts, so that we understand how Arab American identity and experience begets Arab American artistic enterprise. Split into three sections, the first offers a set of theoretical propositions for understanding aesthetics that traverse Arab American cultural production. The second section focuses on material culture as a way to think through the creation of objects as an aesthetic enterprise. The final section looks at narratives in theatre and how the impact of such a medium has the potential to recreate in both senses of the word: play and invention. By shifting the conversation from identity politics to the relationship between politics and aesthetics, this book provides an important contribution to Arab American studies. It will also appeal to students and scholars of ethnic studies, museum studies, and cultural studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138099814 20180326
Green Library
142 pages : illustrations (some color), music ; 25 cm.
  • Essays: Conte de la Barbe-bleue / Charles Perrault
  • Moralité à la façon des contes de Perrault / Paul Dukas
  • La lumière luit dans les ténèbres... / Olivier Messiaen
  • Échos de la presse après la création / Catherine Lorent
  • Les trois fils d'une même Ariane / André Tubeuf
  • La création du Château de Barbe-bleue / Zoltán Kodály
  • Les musiciens hongrois et la France / Béla Bartók
  • Barbe-bleue ou l'amour impossible / Jean-Michel Brèque
  • Barbe-bleue : la clef du mystère / Pierre Enckell
  • Sept compositeurs pour une Barbe-bleue / Pierre Cadars
  • Le fil d'Ariane et la clef du château / Pierre Michot
  • La liberté ou la mort / Marcel Marnat.
Music Library

7. Arias [2017]

Music recording
1 audio disc : CD audio, stereo ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical; stereo. Digital: audio file. CD audio.
  • Oreste. Agitato da fiere tempeste (4:24)
  • Serse. Frondi tenere e belle (:47) ; Ombra mai fu (3:24) ; Crude furie degl'orridi abissi (3:55)
  • Rinaldo. Cara sposa, amante cara (8:48) ; Venti, turbini, prestate (4:06)
  • Imeneo. Se potessero i sospir miei (6:47)
  • Il Pastor Fido. Sento brillar nel sen (6:45)
  • Rodelinda, Regina de' Longobardi. Pompe vane di morte (2:53) ; Dove sei, amato bene? (6:19)
  • Giulio Cesare in Egitto. Se in fiorito, ameno prato (8:40)
  • Ariodante. Scherza, infida, in grembo al drudo (11:13) ; Dopo notte atra e funesta (7:28)
  • Partenope. Ch'io parta? (4:14).
Music Library
402 pages : illustrations, charts ; 22 cm.
  • Dramaturgie et référence antique -- Spartacus (1760) de Saurin ou l'envers de l'histoire romaine -- Térentia ou le "monument qui montre" -- L'ambivalence de la référence antique pour la tragédie nationale au XVIIIe siècle -- Les tragédies à sujet antique de la Révolution. Mythes et limites de la métaphore -- Virginie. Évolution du traitement d'un sujet antique -- "Venger Sophocle". De Crébillon à Diderot, un siècle d'imitation de l'Antique -- Le peuple romain dans la tragédie française post-révolutionnaire -- Le renouvellement de la couleur antique dans les Médée de Richard Glover (1761) et de Jean-Marie-Bernard Clément (1779) -- La Figlia dell'aria ossia L'Innalzamento di Semiramide de Carlo Gozzi -- La Grèce dans la tragédie italienne à l'époque de Napoléon -- Primitivisrne et classicisme. La diversité des antiquités dans le théâtre allemand des années 1760-1830 -- L'antiquité et la scène -- L'Antiquité visible, la dramaturgie de l'espace et du décor antique pendant la Révolution et l'Empire -- Décors et costumes pour les tragédies antiques de Racine. Évolution/révolution (1760-1830) -- La famille des Atrides sur la scène française (1797-1822) -- De la scène au tableau. David, Chénier et le Léonidas de l'an II -- La mise en scène de Léonidas en 1825 -- Sculpture antique et théorie du jeu tragique -- L'art dramatique à Weimar -- Bâtir à l'antique ou écrire à l'antique. La présentation du théâtre de Besançon dans L'Architecture considérée... de C. N. Ledoux -- Chanter et danser l'antique -- Du fantasme héroïque à la quête d'une couleur antique. Remarques sur la référence antique dans l'opéra seria de Metastasio/Caldara à Sografi/Cimarosa -- Sappho dans le mélodrame du XIXe siècle. De la dénonciation au renoncement, Giovanni Pacini et-Charles Gounod -- "Ne faites pas chanter Apollon ni Orphée". Les enjeux de la référence antique dans Le Jugement de Midas, opéra-comique d'Hèle et Grétry (1778) -- Déclinaisons de l'antique dans l'opéra italien. Le cas du triomphe et l'intrusion comique -- Le mythe comme prétexte. Les Télémaque de Gardel et de Dauberval (1790, 1791) -- La Vestale, ballo tragico de Salvatore Viganè. Un montage en fondu entre l'ancien et le romantique.
"Les études réunies dans cet ouvrage abordent les différentes facettes de l'inspiration antique au théâtre ; la juxtaposition d'analyses portant sur la France, l'Allemagne, l'Italie, l'Angleterre ou sur les répertoires, la danse, les acteurs, les décors, l'architecture théâtrale, introduit le lecteur dans un processus historique complexe et divers. Des convergences, des similitudes apparaissent, mais aussi des différences, nationales ou liées à la singularité des trajets et des carrières. C'est un paysage qui se dessine au fil du livre, découvert selon des points de vue variés, plutôt qu'une route unique, orientée vers une fin. L'antique reste présent pour le spectateur de théâtre européen bien plus tard qu'on ne l'a pensé parfois et il cohabite avec le romantisme."--Page 4 of cover.
Green Library
86 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
  • 1. Grimes on the Beach 2. Opera as Theatre: Why Peter Grimes is a Play 3. The Suffolk Renaissance: Why Peter Grimes is a Great Play.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138678668 20180319
ã `Who can turn skies back and begin again?' -Peter ã This book contends that Peter Grimes, widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential operas of the 20th century, is also one of the British theatre's finest `lost' plays. Seeking to liberate Britten and Slater's work from the blinkered traditions of theatre and opera criticism, Sam Kinchin-Smith poses two questions: If an opera was created like a play, and can be staged as a play, is it a play? If a portion of its success and influence is the product of this newly identified theatrical engine, is it then a great play? The answers involve Wagner and W.G. Sebald, George Crabbe and Complicite, Akenfield and Twin Peaks. Challenging long-established narratives of post-war theatre history, this book makes a compelling case for why practitioners and scholars of performance ought to pay more attention to Britten and Slater's achievement - a milestone of unconventional English modernism - and perhaps to other operatic masterpieces too.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138678668 20180319
Music Library
1 online resource (viii, 269 pages.) :
ProQuest Ebook Central Access limited to 1 user
vii, 367 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Green Library
online resource
Marvin Carlson, the Sidney E. Cohn Distinguished Professor of Theatre and Comparative Literature at CUNY, provides an introduction to American theatre and opera director Anne Bogart. Carlson explores Bogart¿́¿s role in co-founding one of the best-known experimental theatre companies in the US, SITI, and examines her popular approach to actor training, known as Viewpoints.
xix, 634 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Acknowledgements List of Figures List of Abbreviations Author Biographies Introduction: The Reception of Aeschylus â Rebecca Futo Kennedy Part 1: Pre-Modern Receptions 1 The Reception of Aeschylus in Sicily â David G. Smith 2 The Comedians' Aeschylus â David Rosenbloom 3 Aristotle's Reception of Aeschylus: Reserved Without Malice â Dana Lacourse Munteanu 4 Aeschylus in the Hellenistic Period â Sebastiana Nervegna 5 Aeschylus in the Roman Empire â George W. M. Harrison 6 Aeschylus in Byzantium â Christos Simelidis Part 2: Modern Receptions 7 Aeschylus and Opera â Michael Ewans 8 Aeschylus in Germany â Theodore Ziolkowski 9 Inglorious Barbarians: Court Intrigue and Military Disaster Strike Xerxes, "The Sick Man of Europe" â Gonda Van Steen 10 Transtextual Transformations of Prometheus Bound in Percy Bysshe Shelley's Prometheus Unbound: Prometheus' Gifts to Humankind â Fabien Desset 11 Aeschylus and Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus, by Mary Shelley â Ana Gonzalez-Rivas Fernandez 12 An Aeschylean Waterloo: Responding to War from the Oresteia to Vanity Fair â Barbara Witucki 13 Form and Money in Wagner's Ring and Aeschylean Tragedy â Richard Seaford 14 Eumenides and Newmenides: Academic Furies in Edwardian Cambridge â Patrick J. Murphy and Fredrick Porcheddu 15 The Broadhead Hypothesis: Did Aeschylus Perform Word Repetition in Persians? â Stratos E. Constantinidis 16 Persians On French Television: An Opera-Oratorio Echoing the Algerian War â Gabriel Sevilla 17 Aeschylus' Oresteia on British Television â Amanda Wrigley 18 Orestes On Trial in Africa: Pasolini's Appunti Per un'Orestiade Africana and Sissako's Bamako â Tom Hawkins 19 Reception of the Plays of Aeschylus in Africa â Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr. 20 In Search of Prometheus: Aeschylean Wanderings in Latin America â Jacques A. Bromberg 21 Avatars of Aeschylus: O'Neill to Herzog/Golder â Marianne McDonald 22 The Overlooked οἰκονομία of Aeschylus' Agamemnon and Stanley Kubrick's The Shining â Geoffrey Bakewell 23 "Now Harkonnen Shall Kill Harkonnen": Aeschylus, Dynastic Violence, and Twofold Tragedies in Frank Herbert's Dune â Brett M. Rogers 24 "Save Our City": The Curious Absence of Aeschylus in Modern Political Thought â Arlene W. Saxonhouse 25 Political Theory in Aeschylean Drama: Ancient Themes and their Contemporary Reception â Larissa Atkison and Ryan K. Balot Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004249325 20171218
Brill's Companion to the Reception of Aeschylus explores the various ways Aeschylus' tragedies have been discussed, parodied, translated, revisioned, adapted, and integrated into other works over the course of the last 2500 years. Immensely popular while alive, Aeschylus' reception begins in his own lifetime. And, while he has not been the most reproduced of the three Attic tragedians on the stage since then, his receptions have transcended genre and crossed to nearly every continent. While still engaging with Aeschylus' theatrical reception, the volume also explores Aeschylus off the stage--in radio, the classroom, television, political theory, philosophy, science fiction and beyond.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004249325 20171218
Green Library
xi, 229 pages : chiefly color illustrations, plans (some color) ; 26 cm
  • Introduction: Building From Tradition, Part I: Material Fundamentals, 1. Geologic Materials, 1.1 Earth, 1.2 Stone, 2. Plant Materials, 2.1 Reed and Grass, 2.2 Wood, 2.3 Bamboo, Part II: Material Strategies 3. Bespoke to Standardized, 3.1 Onjuku Beach House, 3.2 Hostal Ritoque, 3.3 Niamey 2000, 3.4 Affordable Urban Housing, 3.5 ModCell Straw Technology, 3.6 Ricola Krauterzentrum, 4. Local Engagement , 4.1 Opera Village and the Center for Health Care and Social Promotion, 4.2 Dungga Daycare, 4.3 Common Ground Neighborhood, 4.4 Women's Opportunity Center, 4.5 Esperanza Series, 4.6 Ma'anqiao Village Reconstruction.5. Materials and Place , 5.1 Takern Visitor Center, 5.2 Al Jahili Fort , 5.3 Jianamani Visitor Center, 5.4 Bry-sur-Marne Social Housing, 5.5 Wind and Water Bar, 5.6 Haus am Moor, 6. Primitive to Performative, 6.1 Kargyak Learning Center, 6.2 Pani Community Center, 6.3 House Rauch, 6.4 Aknaibich Preschool, 6.5 Blooming Bamboo Home. 6.6 Thread Artist Residency and Cultural Center, 7. Reflections and Looking Ahead.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138909922 20180326
Building from Tradition examines the recent resurgence of interest in the handmade building and the use of local and renewable materials in contemporary construction. In the past, raw materials were shaped to provide shelter and to accommodate the cultural, social, and economic needs of individuals and communities. This is still true today as architects, engineers, and builders turn once again to local resources and methods, not simply for constructing buildings, but also as a strategy for supporting social engagement, sustainable development, and cultural continuity. Building from Tradition features global case studies that allow readers to understand how building practices-developed and refined by previous generations-continue to be adapted to suit a broad range of cultural and environmental contexts. The book provides: * a survey of historical and technical information about geologic and plant-based materials such as: stone, earth, reed and grass, wood, and bamboo; * 24 detailed case studies examining the disadvantages and benefits to using traditional materials and methods and how they are currently being integrated with contemporary construction practices.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138909922 20180326
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
222 pages ; 20 cm.
  • Prologue. Tragiques faits divers -- Introduction. Même pas morte -- Variation I. Sauver Carmen ? (selon don José) -- C'est écrit (comme Fa et pas autrement) -- Tu me demandes l'impossible -- La liberté ou la mort ? -- Variation II. Quand on aime varier, il faut suivre Carmen (selon Carmen) -- Agente de pluralisation -- Et la fatalité ? -- Pour moi c'est Carmen à présent que je crois -- Variation III. Prends garde à toi (selon Carmen, encore) -- Carmen y a déjà pensé -- La Carmen d'Ille -- Lady Carmen -- Variation IV. Carmen post-mortem (selon Teresa Berganza) -- Carmen, pas vraiment morte -- Un paradis pour Carmen ? -- Variation V. Tâchez de ne pas la faire mourir! (selon le directeur de l'Opéra-Comique) -- A l'école d'Adolphe -- Carmen se marie -- Mérimée, librettiste de Carmen -- Variation VI. Carmen queer (selon Clara Gazul y elpresor Gubern) -- Carmen écrit sa vie -- Carmen "Queer" Gazul -- Carmen is the devil today -- Ce dont meurt Carmen queer -- Variation VII. SCarmen (selon moi) -- Ce qui fait rire Carmen -- Carmen à Naxos 2 -- SCarmen: variations pour une cinquantaine de mezzo-sopranos, quelques ténors, deux ou trois barytons, comédiens, musiciens, vidéastes et tout ce qu'il faudra -- Variation VIII. La surprise de Carmen (selon Colomba) -- Épilogue. Variation sur un fait divers -- Carmen en éclats (Table des citations extraites de Carmen).
"Carmen, pour changer est un roman qui raconte l'histoire de Sophie Rabau s'appliquant à introduire des variations dans la nouvelle de Prosper Mérimée de façon à ce que Carmen ne meure pas. C'est un essai de critique littéraire créative qui dynamite façon puzzle le mythe tragique de la femme fatale. C'est un texte politique, joyeux et féministe. C'est une invitation à lire les livres activement. Pour changer."--Page 4 of cover.
Green Library
101 pages ; 22 cm
Gabriel Josipovici's The Cemetery in Barnes is a short, intense novel that opens in elegiac mode, advances quietly towards something dark and disturbing, before ending with an eerie calm. Its three plots, relationships and time-scales are tightly woven into a single story; three voices - as in an opera by Monteverdi - provide the soundtrack, enhanced by a chorus of friends and acquaintances. The main voice is that of a translator who moves from London to Paris and then to Wales, the setting for an unexpected conflagration. The ending at once confirms and suspends the reader's darkest intuitions. The Cemetery in Barnes reaffirms Josipovici's status as `one of the very best writers now at work in the English language, and a man whose writing, both in fiction and in critical studies, displays a unity of sensibility and intelligence and deep feeling difficult to overvalue at any time' (Guardian).
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781784105464 20180514
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
542 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
An enlightening and overdue re-evaluation of the masterwork of a complex and under-appreciated artist Charlotte Salomon (1917-1943) is renowned for a single, monumental, modernist artwork, Life? or Theatre? (Leben? oder Theater?), comprising 784 paintings and created between 1941 and 1942. This major art-historical study sheds new light on the remarkable combination of image, text and music, revealing Salomon's wealth of references to cinema, opera, Berlin cabaret, and the painter's self-consciously deployed modernist engagements with artists such as Van Gogh, Munch and Kollwitz. Additionally, Pollock draws attention to affinities in Salomon's work with that of others who shared her experience of statelessness and menaced exile in Nazi-dominated Europe, including Hannah Arendt, Sigmund Freud, and Walter Benjamin. In a reading informed by a rich range of insights originating in feminist theories of subjectivity, story-telling, memory, and trauma, Pollock confronts shocking new evidence of the extremity of the young artist's last few months, and discovers in Leben? oder Theater? profound testimony to the everyday crime of familial sexual abuse of women. Through her comprehensive research and many years of observation of the paintings, Griselda Pollock's account claims for this impressive and important work its rightful place in the art of the 20th century.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780300100723 20180423
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)

18. Christophe Colomb [2018]

Music score
1 score (2 volumes) ; 32 cm.
Music Library

19. Claude Debussy [2018]

176 pages : illustrations, music ; 20 cm.
  • D'une naissance sous le Second Empire au Prélude à l'Après-midi d'un Faune -- De Pelléas à... Pelléas -- Vers la naissance d'un nouveau monde -- De gloire et de souffrance -- Post scriptum.
"Achille Claude Debussy (1862-1918) développe dès son enfance un monde imaginaire et une musique d'abord douce et volontiers sentimentale, influencée par le symbolisme, la poésie, la peinture. Il la compare d'ailleurs à une femme mystérieuse, lui qui en aima plusieurs mais n'eut qu'un seul enfant, une petite fille qui mourut avant ses 14 ans. Son parcours est finalement assez solitaire, que ce soit comme homme ou comme musicien. Son art transcende l'académisme de la fin du XIXe siècle dans sa parfaite décantation en faisant apparaître les merveilles symphoniques que sont le Prélude à l'Après-midi d'un Faune, les Nocturnes, La Mer ou encore l'étonnant opéra Pelléas et Mélisande. Evoquer Debussy fait aussi toucher du doigt une époque artistique très riche dans tous les arts (peinture, littérature, architecture, ...) avant d'être durement frappée par la "Grande Guerre", dont le critique musical "Mr Croche" (un personnage inventé par Debussy) ne connut pas le dénouement. Ce nouveau volume de la collection horizons vous propose de partir à la rencontre d'une figure majeure de la musique française au tournant du XXe siècle, à l'occasion du centenaire de sa disparition, dans une étude illustrée et complétée de multiples annexes."--Page 4 of cover.
Music Library
xxix, 242 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Preface Acknowledgements Introduction: Monteverdi in His World and Ours Abbreviations Monteverdi: A Chronology 1. Reference General Reference Monteverdi Reference Catalogs of Monteverdi's Music Monteverdi's Letters, Documents, and Writings 2. Collections of Essays and Conference Proceedings 3. Studies of Monteverdi's Life and Works Specialized Studies Studies of Documents and Sources Iconography 4. Claudio's Brother: Giulio Cesare Monteverdi 5. Theory and Aesthetics Theoretical Contexts Aesthetics and Debates on the seconda pratica 6. Canzonetta and Madrigal Books Secular Song around 1600 Monteverdi as Madrigalist Monteverdi in Relation to His Contemporaries Monteverdi's Poetic Choices Madrigali, Libri I-III Madrigali, Libro IV-V Scherzi musicali (1607) Madrigali, Libro VI Madrigali, Libro VII Scherzi musicali (1632) Madrigali guerrieri et amorosi, Libro VIII Madrigali, Libro IX Spiritual Madrigals and Contrafacta 7. Dramatic Works General Studies of Early Opera Venetian Opera and Opera in Venice Studies of Monteverdi's Dramatic Works L'Orfeo (1607) Arianna (1608) and the Lament Tradition Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria (1639-40) Le nozze d'Enea (1640-1) L'incoronazione di Poppea (1642-3) Other Dramatic Works Le nozze de Tetide (1616-7) Andromeda (1620) Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda (1624) Musical Festivities for Parma (1628) Proserpina rapita (1630) Ballet Music 8. Sacred Music Monteverdi's Sacred Music in Context Sacred Music for Mantua and the 1610 Vespers Later Sacred Works 9. Issues of Performance General Studies Monteverdi: Specialized Studies Instruments and Instrumentation Ornamentation and Singing Techniques 10. Monteverdi's Historical Position and Status Reception up to 1900 The Twentieth Century and Beyond Appendices Monteverdi's Works Guide to Editions of Monteverdi's Complete Works Selected Discography Index of Monteverdi's Works Index of Authors Index of Names and Places.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415837330 20180403
Claudio Monteverdi: A Research and Information Guide is an annotated bibliography that navigates the vast scholarly resources on the composer with the most updated compilation since 1989. Claudio Monteverdi transformed and mastered the principal genres of his day and his works influenced generations of musicians and other artists. He initiated one of the most important aesthetic debates of the era by proposing a new relationship between poetry and harmony. In addition to scholarship by musicologists and music theorists, Monteverdi's music has attracted attention from literary scholars, cultural historians, and critical theorists. Research into Monteverdi and Renaissance and early baroque studies has expanded greatly, with the field becoming more complex as scholars address such issues as gender theory, feminist criticism, cultural theory, new criticism, new historicism, and artistic and popular cultures. The guide serves both as a foundational starting point and as a gateway for future inquiry in such fields as court culture, opera, patronage, and Italian poetry.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415837330 20180403
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