Seven Verdi Librettos
With the Original Italian
Paperback ISBN: 0393008525
Exact translations and corresponding original texts of the librettos for Rigoletto, Il Trovatore, La Traviata, Un Ballo in Maschero, Aida, Otello, and Falstaff, representing major achievements of each of Verdi's significant creative periods
The Magic Flute Unveiled
Esoteric Symbolism in Mozart's Masonic Opera : An Interpretation of the Libretto and the Music
Paperback ISBN: 089281358x
Chailley, a professor of music history at the Sorbonne, reveals the coherence of the opera and the hidden significance of its characters and situations. The author relates each of these elements to the esoteric tradition from which they emanate and to Mozart's own involvement with the Masonic brotherhood.
Studying Suzuki Piano
More Than Music : A Handbook for Teachers, Parents, and Students
Paperback ISBN: 0874875862
A comprehensive coverage of what the Suzuki approach embodies, this book should be considered a requirement in the home of every piano teacher and student. Eight of the 14 chapters lay the foundation for understanding Suzuki's Mother Tongue Approach, its procedures and its benefits. The authors have given their ideas of what it takes to be a Suzuki teacher, how to structure an effective lesson, what to cover in those first lessons and how to do it. Using more than 400 musical examples, the teaching points and the interpretation of the seven volumes of music are presented. In addition, some alternate fingerings are suggested and places where the Suzuki edition departs from the original edition are noted.
Lion and the Jewel
Paperback ISBN: 0199110832
This is one of the best-known plays by Africa's major dramatist, Wole Soyinka. It is set in the Yoruba village of Ilunjinle. The main characters are Sidi (the Jewel), 'a true village belle' and Baroka (the Lion), the crafty and powerful Bale of the village, Lakunle, the young teacher, influenced by western ways, and Sadiku, the eldest of Baroka's wives. How the Lion hunts the Jewel is the theme of this ribald comedy.