E.A. Bucchianeri --The Official Website

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"The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, And all the sweet serenity of books."

                                           ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 

 

 


NEW RELEASE!

 

Lord of the Rings: Apocalyptic Prophecies

 

FREE e-book available on Scribd. com

(December 8, 2014)

 

Was JRR Tolkien inspired by Catholic Prophecies yet to be fulfilled when writing his famous epic?

 

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Phantom Phantasia:

Poetry for the Phantom of the Opera Phan

(Batalha Publishers, Hardback, February 28, 2014)

 

A poetical celebration of the enigmatic masked genius haunting the depths of the Paris Opéra house.  Click here for more details.

 

 

 

 


 

WE  ARE WARNED

 The Prophecies of Marie-Julie Jahenny

(Translated from the French chronicles.)

(FREE   E-Book, December 1, 2011)

 

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Brushstrokes of a Gadfly

(Batalha Publishers, Hardback, May 21, 2011)

 

 

    Creative and impetuous, Katherine Walsingham has simple but grand plans after she receives her Masters degree in art--to defiantly strive for the highest ideals in her work contrary to modernist trends, and, like many artists, to open her own gallery, right in the heart of fashionable Manhattan, never suspecting the successes and triumphs, bumps and trials that will head her way.  Consumed with her career goals and not prepared to settle down just yet, she discovers life and love have a strange way of turning all her best laid plans topsy-turvy ... with bittersweet consequences. 

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 FAUST: My Soul be Damned for the World, Vol. 1

(Batalha Publishers, 1st Hardback Edition, August 2010)

 

A comprehensive exploration of Dr. Faust, the man who sold his soul to the Devil, and those who dared to tell his tale. 

Volume 1 includes:

 

  • New insights into the life and times of the historical Dr. Faustus, the notorious occultist and charlatan who reputedly declared the devil was his ´brother-in-law´.

  • A detailed study of the first Faust books and the popular Faustian folk tales.

  • Original discussions on Christopher Marlowe´s famous drama and his ´atheistic´ rendition of the Faustian myth, including new a unique and controversial  analysis of the A and B texts.

  • The days of the Faust puppet plays.

  • Gotthold Ephraim Lessing´s unfinished Faust drama. 

  •   Click Here to read reviews and more about Volume I  (New Review received from  Folklore ~ Journal of the Folklore Society UK, April 2012)  

 

 

 

 

FAUST: My Soul be Damned for the World, Vol. 2

(Batalha Publishers, 1st Hardback Edition, August 2010)

 

Volume 2 features:

  • A unique, in-depth account of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's masterpiece, Faust, Parts One and Two.

  • An examination of the early sketches of his classic drama.

  • Includes detailed explanations of Goethe's hidden symbolism in the text, his interest in history and science, the occult, alchemy, Freemasonry and his warnings to future generations.

  •   Click Here to read reviews and more about Volume 2   (New Reviews received from the Journal of Folklore Research, Indiana University Press, March 9, 2010, the Modern Language Review published by the Modern Humanities Research Association April 1, 2010,  and Parallel Perspectives, April 26, 2010)

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Handel's Path to Covent Garden

(Batalha Publishers, August 2010)

 

         Many Classical music lovers are familiar with the composer George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) for his famous “Messiah” oratorio, but are not aware his preferred area of composition was Italian opera seria.   Biographical books explore his career as an opera composer and the rise of the new pious genre when Italian opera was no longer popular in London, but rarely do we find detailed accounts or discussions of that strange period in the 1730s when this shift in popularity forced Handel to leave the Haymarket theatre and join with John Rich at Covent Garden where he tried to carry on the Royal Academy opera company in competition with the new Opera of the Nobility venture founded by the Prince of Wales before he was finally forced to abandon opera in favour of the oratorio. This book explores this rocky transition period and how it affected Handel’s work, namely, his addition of French elements into his operas and other novel innovations in order to regain his chagrined public. There are discussions exploring the possibility Handel was his own worse enemy with regards to his business decisions as impresario-composer, alienating the Italians of London and his public, which nearly cost him his career.  A fascinating study for Handel admirers. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

A Compendium of Essays:  Purcell, Hogarth and Handel, Beethoven, Liszt, Debussy and Andrew Lloyd Webber

 

(Batalha Publishers, August 2010)

 

        As the title displays, this publication features several essays spanning the gamut of musical styles and eras, from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Impressionist periods to the modern musicals of the West End and Broadway.  Each essay concentrates on a famous composer and a landmark composition or an important topic particular to each era.  Click here for more details