BASEVI, A: The Operas of Giuseppe Verdi

Basevi, Abramo. The Operas of Giuseppe Verdi. University of Chicago Press, 2014. ISBN: 9780226094915. Unmarked. Very Good in very good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#30779) $35.00

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Abramo Basevi published his study of Verdi’s operas in Florence in 1859, in the middle of the composer’s career. It covered the twenty works produced between 1842 and 1857. No translation of the entire volume has previously been available. This volum was translated by Edward Schneider with Stefano Castelvecchi. Edited by Stefano Castelvecchi.

Measures 6×9 inches. Index. 304p. 1 table.

WATKINS, G: Gesualdo Hex: Music, Myth, and Memory

Watkins, Glenn. Gesualdo Hex: Music, Myth, and Memory. Norton, 2010. ISBN: 9780393071023. Unmarked. Unclipped dust jacket. Like New in as new dust jacket. Hardcover. (#30757) $14.00

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Explores the fascinating life of the Renaissance composer Carlo Gesualdo (1566-1613), who continues to captivate composers, artists, and audiences today. Challenges our preconceptions of what has become a nearly mythic persona, weaving together the cumulative experience of some of the most vibrant artists of the past century from Stravinsky and Schoenberg to Abbado and Herzog.

Black-and-white illustrations. 384p. Measures 8×10 inches.

DARNDEN, R: Nothing but Love in God’s Water (2 volumes and CD)

Book cover. Nothing but Love in God’s Water (2 volumes and CD)Darnden, Robert. Nothing but Love in God’s Water (2 volumes and CD). Pennsylvania State University Press, 2014. Factory sealed. Like New in as new dust jacket. Hardcover. (#30745) $85.00

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These two volumes document the vital role of black sacred music in fueling and sustaining the slow march toward freedom and equal rights for the African American community in the United States.

Volume 1: Black Sacred Music from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement (ISBN 9780271050843; 224p).

Volume 2: Black Sacred Music from Sit-Ins to Resurrection City (ISBN 9780271075761; 344p).

Black-and-white illustrations in both books. Includes CD with sampling of music from both books.