Robert Donington - Music - 1982 - 206 pages
Describes how Baroque music was performed and appreciated by its contemporaries and suggests choices of tempo, rhythm, ornament, and accompaniment for modern performances
Robert Donington - Music - 1992 - 248 pages
Explains the use of symbolism in opera, interprets scenes from Monteverdi, Mozart, Verdi, Wagner, Stravinsky, and Britten, and stresses the importance of staging an opera in ...
Robert Donington - Music - 1981 - 399 pages
A comprehensive history of opera's early development points out the sources for its musical forms and images
Carol MacClintock - Music - 1979 - 432 pages
..". extremely useful... In MacClintock's selections, even when the source is primarily theoretical, she chooses passages that give a lively insight into actual music-making."A ...