Reviews

Author: 
Wing Chung Ng
Reviewer: 
Bell Yung

Yung on Ng, 'The Rise of Cantonese Opera'

Wing Chung Ng. The Rise of Cantonese Opera. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2015. 288 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-03911-9.

Reviewed by Bell Yung (University of pittsburgh) Published on H-Music (April, 2018) Commissioned by Lars Fischer (UCL Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies)

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Author: 
Gundula Katharina Kreuzer
Reviewer: 
Michael Walter

Walter on Kreuzer, 'Verdi and the Germans: From Unification to the Third Reich'

Gundula Katharina Kreuzer. Verdi and the Germans: From Unification to the Third Reich. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. xix + 362 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-51919-9.

Reviewed by Michael Walter (Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz) Published on H-Music (January, 2018) Commissioned by Lars Fischer

Author: 
Emily Petermann
Reviewer: 
Alexander W. Cowan

Cowan on Petermann, 'The Musical Novel: Imitation of Musical Structure, Performance, and Reception in Contemporary Fiction'

Emily Petermann. The Musical Novel: Imitation of Musical Structure, Performance, and Reception in Contemporary Fiction. European Studies in North American Literature and Culture. Rochester: Camden House, 2014. viii + 242 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-57113-592-6.

Reviewed by Alexander W. Cowan (Harvard University) Published on H-Music (December, 2017) Commissioned by Lars Fischer

Author: 
Lauren Shaw, ed.
Reviewer: 
Fiorella Montero Diaz

Montero Diaz on Shaw, 'Song and Social Change in Latin America'

Lauren Shaw, ed. Song and Social Change in Latin America. Plymouth: Lexington Books, 2015. 256 pp. $42.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4985-1175-9.

Reviewed by Fiorella Montero Diaz (Keele University) Published on H-Music (December, 2017) Commissioned by Lars Fischer

Author: 
Georgia J. Cowart
Reviewer: 
Julia Prest

Prest on Cowart, 'The Triumph of Pleasure: Louis XIV and the Politics of Spectacle'

Georgia J. Cowart. The Triumph of Pleasure: Louis XIV and the Politics of Spectacle. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008. xxiii + 299 pp. $45.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-226-21155-8.

Reviewed by Julia Prest (University of St Andrews) Published on H-Music (October, 2017) Commissioned by Lars Fischer

Author: 
Patricia Howard
Reviewer: 
Corinna Herr

Herr on Howard, 'The Modern Castrato: Gaetano Guadagni and the Coming of a New Operatic Age'

Patricia Howard. The Modern Castrato: Gaetano Guadagni and the Coming of a New Operatic Age. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. xiv + 238 pp. $41.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-936520-3.

Reviewed by Corinna Herr (Robert-Schumann-Hochschule Düsseldorf) Published on H-Music (September, 2017) Commissioned by Lars Fischer

What Could be “Modern” about a Castrato?

Author: 
Sylvia Angelique Alajaji
Reviewer: 
Margaret Sarkissian

Sarkissian on Alajaji, 'Music and the Armenian Diaspora: Searching for Home in Exile'

Sylvia Angelique Alajaji. Music and the Armenian Diaspora: Searching for Home in Exile. Public Cultures of the Middle East and North Africa Series. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2015. Illustrations. 216 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-01755-0; $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-01761-1.

Reviewed by Margaret Sarkissian (Smith College) Published on H-Music (September, 2017) Commissioned by Lars Fischer

What Is Armenian Music?

Author: 
John Haines
Reviewer: 
Lisa Colton

Colton on Haines, 'Music in Films on the Middle Ages: Authenticity vs. Fantasy'

John Haines. Music in Films on the Middle Ages: Authenticity vs. Fantasy. Routledge Research in Music Series. New York: Routledge, 2013. xvii + 229 pp. $148.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-415-82412-5.

Reviewed by Lisa Colton (University of Huddersfield) Published on H-Music (August, 2017) Commissioned by Lars Fischer

Author: 
Ruth E. Rosenberg
Reviewer: 
Kristy Barbacane

Barbacane on Rosenberg, 'Music, Travel, and Imperial Encounter in 19th-Century France: Musical Apprehensions'

Ruth E. Rosenberg. Music, Travel, and Imperial Encounter in 19th-Century France: Musical Apprehensions. New York: Routledge, 2015. xii + 222 pp. $148.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-138-77799-6.

Reviewed by Kristy Barbacane (Columbia University) Published on H-Music (August, 2017) Commissioned by Lars Fischer

A Close Reading of Musical Encounters in French Travel Writing

Author: 
Peter Gough
Reviewer: 
Philip Bohlman

Bohlman on Gough, 'Sounds of the New Deal: The Federal Music Project in the West'

Peter Gough. Sounds of the New Deal: The Federal Music Project in the West. Music in American Life Series. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2015. 304 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-03904-1.

Reviewed by Philip Bohlman (University of Chicago) Published on H-Music (August, 2017) Commissioned by Lars Fischer

A Moment in History when Singing and Listening to Diversity Made Americans More Alike Than Different

Author: 
Dinko Fabris, Margaret K. Murata, eds.
Reviewer: 
Naomi Barker

Barker on Fabris and Murata, 'Passaggio in Italia: Music on the Grand Tour in the Seventeenth Century'

Dinko Fabris, Margaret K. Murata, eds. Passaggio in Italia: Music on the Grand Tour in the Seventeenth Century. Historical Performance Practice Series. Turnhout: Brepols Publishers, 2015. 276 pp. $104.00 (paper), ISBN 978-2-503-53568-5.

Reviewed by Naomi Barker (Open University) Published on H-Music (July, 2017) Commissioned by Lars Fischer

Author: 
Sarah F. Williams
Reviewer: 
Penelope Gouk

Gouk on Williams, 'Damnable Practises: Witches, Dangerous Women, and Music in Seventeenth-Century English Broadside Ballads'

Sarah F. Williams. Damnable Practises: Witches, Dangerous Women, and Music in Seventeenth-Century English Broadside Ballads. London: Routledge, 2015. xii + 225 pp. $112.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4724-2082-4.

Reviewed by Penelope Gouk (University of Manchester) Published on H-Music (June, 2017) Commissioned by Lars Fischer

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