Volume 6

Conducting, by Emil Kahn. New York: The Free Press, 1965. (xii, 244 p., 8vo; $6.50).  It has often been said that conducting cannot be taught. Personally, I cannot agree with this statement, and certainly Emil Kahn cannot. However, teaching conducting by means of the written word alone would be difficult in…
Opera, by Charles Hamm. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1966. xii, 245 pp. Charles Hamm begins his preface with the words, "This is a book about opera, not operas." He lists, of course, the two books which come immediately to mind: Grout's A Short History of Opera and Kerman's Opera as Drama.…