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Cambridge Scholars Publishing offers a particularly strong and diverse collection of music books, ranging from interdisciplinary music studies in rapidly emerging fields such as ethnomusicology and music technologies to detailed studies and analyses of some of the world's greatest composers. Musical traditions including folk music and brass band music are discussed, while titles on the history of music provide valuable contextual insights. Together, this collection forms a broad and thought-provoking music library which will be of interest to music scholars, educators and students alongside historians and the interested general reader.

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Venanzio Rauzzini

Venanzio Rauzzini (1746–1810) enjoyed a multi-faceted career as a singer, composer and concert director. He began his career in Rome in 1765 as a soprano castrato, and quickly established his operatic credentials in various Italian centres before undertaking leading roles in Vienna and Munich. He returned to the Italian peninsula i...

William Boyce

William Boyce: A Tercentenary Sourcebook and Compendium is published in celebration of the three-hundreth anniversary of the birth in 1711 of England’s leading eighteenth-century composer. It is the first book to be devoted to a musician who more than any of his contemporaries carried the flag in the broadest sense for English musi...
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Wirt und Gast oder aus Sch...

The subject-matter of Meyerbeer’s second opera Wirt und Gast, or Aus Scherz Ernst (also called Alimelek), written in Munich in 1812, was taken from a tale in The Arabian Nights. The story of the man who would be sovereign, if only for one day, so frequently treated in the literature of all nations. The opera is an example of the ...

Words and Music

Words and Music is a collection of different perspectives on the interplay between words and music in opera librettos, Broadway musicals, pop, rock, blues and rap lyrics, and video game soundtracks. Topics include the links between sound and sense, challenges involved in translating song lyrics, the difference between adaptations a...
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