The Cambridge Companion To Handel

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The Cambridge Companion to Handel :

Biography & Autobiography

Author - Donald Burrows
Publisher - Cambridge University Press
Pages - 349
ISBN - 9780521456135


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Detail - A Companion to one of the principal creative figures in Baroque music.

The Cambridge Companion to the Recorder :

Music

Author - John Mansfield Thomson
Publisher - Cambridge University Press
Pages - 238
ISBN - 9780521358163


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Detail - This is the first book to offer a complete introduction to the recorder. Eight contributors from four different countries write on topics such as the recorder and its music through the centuries, the recorder as orchestral instrument, the professional recorder player through history and today, and the phenomenon of the recorder revival. The Companion also contains basic reference material previously unavailable in one volume. A special feature is the rich collection of illustrations that provide a history of the instrument. The Cambridge Companion to the Recorder will be of interest to performers and students as well as to music enthusiasts.

The Cambridge Companion to the Concerto :

Literary Criticism

Author - Simon P. Keefe
Publisher - Cambridge University Press
Pages - 309
ISBN - 9780521834834


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Detail - A rare volume dedicated entirely to scholarship on the genre of the concerto.

The Cambridge Companion to Eighteenth-Century Opera :

Music

Author - Anthony R. DelDonna, Pierpaolo Polzonetti
Publisher - Cambridge University Press
Pages - 316
ISBN - 0521873584


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Detail - The perfect accompaniment to courses on eighteenth-century opera for both students and teachers, this Companion is a definitive reference resource.

The Cambridge Companion to Bach :

Music

Author - John Butt
Publisher - Cambridge University Press
Pages - 342
ISBN - 1107493773


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Detail - The Cambridge Companion to Bach, first published in 1997, goes beyond a basic life-and-works study to provide a late twentieth-century perspective on J. S. Bach the man and composer. The book is divided into three parts. Part One is concerned with the historical context, the society, beliefs and the world-view of Bach's age. The second part discusses the music and Bach's compositional style, while Part Three considers Bach's influence and the performance and reception of his music through the succeeding generations. This Companion benefits from the insights and research of some of the most distinguished Bach scholars, and from it the reader will gain a notion of the diversity of current thought on this great composer.

The Cambridge Companion to Opera Studies :

Music

Author - Nicholas Till
Publisher - Cambridge University Press
Pages - 351
ISBN - 0521855616


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Detail - The first comprehensive attempt to map the current field of opera studies by leading scholars in the discipline.

The Cambridge Companion to Australian Literature :

Juvenile Nonfiction

Author - Elizabeth Webby
Publisher - Cambridge University Press
Pages - 326
ISBN - 9780521658430


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Detail - An indispensable reference for the study of Australian literature.

The Cambridge Companion to Choral Music :

Music

Author - André de Quadros
Publisher - Cambridge University Press
Pages - 339
ISBN - 0521111730


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Detail - Bringing together perspectives on history, global activity and professional development, this Companion provides a unique overview of choral music.

Handel: Messiah :

Music

Author - Donald Burrows
Publisher - Cambridge University Press
Pages - 127
ISBN - 9780521376204


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Detail - This new guide to Handel's most celebrated work traces the course of Messiah from Handel's initial musical response to the libretto, through the oratorio's turbulent first years to its eventual popularity with the Foundling Hospital performances. Different chapters consider the varying reception the work received in Dublin and London, the uneasy relationship between the composer and his librettist Charles Jennens and the many changes Messiah underwent through the varying needs and capacities of Handel's performers. As well as tracing the history of the work's development, the book addresses musical and technical issues such as Messiah's place in the oratorio genre, Handel's treatment of structural design, tonal relationships and English word-setting. An edited libretto elucidates the variants between the text that Handel set and the texts of the early printed word-books. Donald Burrows brings many new insights to this fascinating account of one of the favourite works of the concert hall.

Handel's Oratorios and Eighteenth-Century Thought :

Music

Author - Ruth Smith
Publisher - Cambridge University Press
Pages - 484
ISBN - 9780521402651


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Detail - Ruth Smith sheds new light on Handel's oratorio librettists and explores literature, music, aesthetics, politics and religion to reveal his texts as conduits for eighteenth-century thought.

The Cambridge Companion to Renaissance Humanism :

Literary Criticism

Author - Jill Kraye
Publisher - Cambridge University Press
Pages - 320
ISBN - 9780521436243


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Detail - From the fourteenth to the seventeenth century, humanism played a key role in European culture. Beginning as a movement based on the recovery, interpretation and imitation of ancient Greek and Roman texts and the archaeological study of the physical remains of antiquity, humanism turned into a dynamic cultural programme, influencing almost every facet of Renaissance intellectual life. The fourteen essays in this 1996 volume deal with all aspects of the movement, from language learning to the development of science, from the effect of humanism on biblical study to its influence on art, from its Italian origins to its manifestations in the literature of More, Sidney and Shakespeare. A detailed biographical index, and a guide to further reading, are provided. Overall, The Cambridge Companion to Renaissance Humanism provides a comprehensive introduction to a major movement in the culture of early modern Europe.

Handel's World :

Juvenile Nonfiction

Author - Lavina Lee
Publisher - The Rosen Publishing Group
Pages - 64
ISBN - 9781404207264


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Detail - Profiles the German composer best known for his oratorio "Messiah" and discusses his legacy and style.