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On the Unity and Diversity of the Arts

Daniel Albright

While comparative literature is a well-recognized field of study, the notion of comparative arts remains unfamiliar to many. In this fascinating book, Daniel Albright addresses the fundamental question of comparative arts: Are there many different arts, or is there one art which takes different forms? He considers various artistic media, especially literature, music, and painting, to discover which aspects of each medium are unique and which can be “translated” from one to another. Can a poem turn into a symphony, or a symphony into a painting?


Albright explores how different media interact, as in a drama, when speech, stage decor, and music are co-present, or in a musical composition that employs the collage method of the...

The Anthony Hecht Lectures in the Humanities Series

2014   336 pp.  58 b/w illus.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300186628  $30.00 sc

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The Complete Songs

The Leonard Bernstein Letters

Leonard Bernstein
An American Musician

The History of Rock 'n' Roll in Ten Songs

Forbidden Music
The Jewish Composers Banned by the Nazis

Tainted Glory in Handel’s Messiah
The Unsettling History of the World’s Most Beloved Choral Work

Angels and Monsters
Male and Female Sopranos in the Story of Opera, 1600-1900

Music with Words
A Composer`s View

Art and Music in Venice
From the Renaissance to Baroque

The Atonal Music of Anton Webern

A Portrait of Mendelssohn

The Leonard Bernstein Letters

The Most Musical Nation
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Wagner and the Art of the Theatre

The Music Libel Against the Jews

Forbidden Music
The Jewish Composers Banned by the Nazis

Gustav Mahler

Mavericks and Other Traditions in American Music

George Gershwin

The Saxophone

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