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A history of opera

Arthur Elson

A history of opera

giving an account of the rise and progress of the different schools, with a description of the master works in each

by Arthur Elson

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Published by Page in Boston .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Opera

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesMusic lovers" series, Music lovers" series
    The Physical Object
    Pagination391 p.
    Number of Pages391
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26893973M
    OCLC/WorldCa8513237

      In September , The French newspaper “Le Gaulois” published the first chapter of a new story by Leroux. Over the next four months, the complete “Le Fantôme de l’Opéra” appeared in print, and then it was published as a novel. The book did not sell well, and has even been out of print several times. Lon Cheney as the Phantom. A History of Opera (Paperback) By Carolyn Abbate and Roger Parker A History of Opera is an exploration of opera’s fundamental nature and enduring appeal, from the Sixteenth century to the present. This book provokes in-depth discussions of many works by the greatest opera composers, from Monteverdi, Handel, and Mozart to Verdi and Wagner, to Strauss, Puccini, Berg, and Britten. There .

    A History of Opera - buy this book online. Author: Abbate, Carolyn. Author: Parker, Roger. Published by Penguin Books. His first books were unashamed pot-boilers, full of blood and thunder. Then, in , he used his admiration for Edgar Allan Poe and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to develop a young detective, Joseph Rouletabille, who solved a seemingly impossible crime committed in a locked room.

      The Phantom of the Opera, by Gaston Leroux, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics. New introductions commissioned from today's top /5(K). "When first published in , A Short History of Opera immediately achieved international status as a classic in the field. Now, more than five decades later, this thoroughly revised and expanded fourth edition informs and entertains opera lovers just as its predecessors have.".


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A history of opera by Arthur Elson Download PDF EPUB FB2

One is a woman and American while the other is a British male. Through their long years of teaching, studying and watching opera they have produced a sine qua non textbook on the history of Opera in the Western culture.

Carolyn Abbate and Roger Parker have produced an affordable and comprehensive book on the history of my personal favorite art by:   I thought this was a fun romp through the history of opera. The authors write with a nice sense of humor, and do a nice job of emphasizing important themes, such as the difficulty of dealing with spoken word.

They also do a wonderful job of comparing and contrasting operatic trends with modern entertainment trends, /5.

The book A Short History of Opera is an excellent source for those who might be interested in learning about the beginnings and evolution of this music by: A History of Opera, the first new, full-length, single-volume history of opera for more than a generation, provokes in-depth discussions of many works by the greatest opera composers, from 5/5(1).

Opera, defined here as “a type of theatre in which most or all of the characters sing most or all of the time,” spans roughly four hundred years—from its beginnings, as a form of Italian pastoral.

As Carolyn Abbate and Roger Parker write in “A History of Opera,” their insightful, smoothly written, ultimately unpersuasive new book, “The sheer volume of live opera. Book of the week Music books A History of Opera by Carolyn Abbate and Roger Parker – review Philip Hensher on emotion in opera and why it isn't a dead art form A history of opera book yet.

Born in Italy more than years ago during the Renaissance, opera—a combination of vocal and orchestral music, drama, visual arts and dance—has been inspiring people for ages.

In Florence, a small group of artists, statesmen, writers and musicians known as the Florentine Camerata decided to recreate the storytelling of Greek drama through music.

This book, the first new, full-length, single-volume history of opera for more than a generation provokes in-depth discussions of many works by the greatest opera composers, from Monteverdi, Handel and Mozart, to Verdi and Wagner, to Strauss, Puccini, Berg, and Britten/5(50).

A Short History of Opera. When first published inA Short History of Opera immediately achieved international status as a classic in the field. Now, more than five decades later, this thoroughly revised and expanded fourth edition informs and entertains opera lovers just as its predecessors have/5.

Readers will sense that they prefer the times when opera was part of a living (albeit elite) culture, when people talked, flirted and wandered the auditorium during performances.

Nonetheless, their coverage of every period in opera’s history is scrupulous and provocative. When first published inA Short History of Opera immediately achieved international status as a classic in the field. Now, more than five decades later, this thoroughly revised and expanded fourth edition informs and entertains opera lovers just as its predecessors have.

A Brief History of Opera By Deanna R. Hoying Director of Education Kentucky Opera Opera has existed for more than four hundred years.

Opera incorporates all varieties of other art forms; dance, visual arts, music, costumes, sets and make-up. The word "opera" meaning "a work" is essentially a story told to music.

Operatic stories come from many. A History of Opera – This New York Times article discusses history and the development of the opera, while referencing a book by Carolyn Abbate and Roger Parker. A History of Opera: The Seductive Power of Song – The Telegraph goes into detail about the beauty of opera, stating that the voice is the element that progresses it.

Opera originated in Italy at the end of the 16th century (with Jacopo Peri 's mostly lost Dafne, produced in Florence in ) and soon spread through the rest of Europe: Heinrich Schütz in Germany, Jean-Baptiste Lully in France, and Henry Purcell in England all helped to establish their national traditions in the 17th century.

Metropolitan Opera, byname the Met, in New York City, leading U.S. opera company, distinguished for the outstanding singers it has attracted since its opening performance (Gounod’s Faust) on Octo After its first season under Henry E. Abbey ended in a $, deficit, its management passed to the conductor Leopold Damrosch and later to his son, conductor and composer Walter Damrosch.

One of the most variable facets of opera during its long history has been the balance struck between music and poetry or text. The collaborators of the first operas (in the early 17th century) believed they were creating a new genre in which music and poetry, in order to serve the drama, were fused into an inseparable whole, a language that was in a class of its own—midway between speaking.

When first published inA Short History of Opera immediately achieved international status as a classic in the field. Now, more than five decades later, this thoroughly revised and expanded 5/5(1).

For books containing summaries of opera plots, see K. Kohrs, ed., The New Milton Cross' Complete Stories of the Great Operas () and The New Milton Cross' More Stories of the Great Operas (), and H. Simon, ed., The Victor Book of the Opera (13th ed., ). A Short History of Opera is now more than ever the book to turn to for anyone who wants to know about the history of this art form.

Whether it be Monteverdi or Gluck or Wagner, no saner guide than Group can be recommended. Inevitably a short history of opera is going to leave a lot out. It’s an art form that has existed for over years and taken on many shapes and forms in a great many different cultures and nations.

You will however, frequently hear almost every Western opera categorised to a few periods which are definitely a good place to start.This vintage book contains the sheet music and lyrics for a variety of traditional British dances, including country dances, Morris dances, jigs, reels, and more.

Originally intended for instructional use, this volume is ideal for beginners and would make for."The Phantom of the Opera," a novel by French writer Gaston Leroux and a famous musical, is a story about a mysterious, disfigured man who chooses a protégée, Christine Daae, to sing his works and become first lady of the stage in a Parisian opera house.