Through an intensive and interdisciplinary study of Carl Maria von Weber's milieu, and his final opera, this book explores the phenomenon of nationalism through the vehicle of early 19th centuary German
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The History of Opera For Beginners starts with the radical assumption that opera is simply music, rather than the inaccessible, high-brown art form that many assume it to be. Not fluent in German or
Opera's most enduring tragic double bill of verismo masterpieces, Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci
In Opera at the Bandstand: Then and Now, George W. Martin surveys the role of concert bands during the 19th and early 20th centuries in making contemporary opera popular. Hardcover, 290 p.
A concise handbook for those who want to learn more about light opera, this book discusses Viennese operetta, English comic opera, French opera bouffe, and Spanish zarzuela. Includes detailed information on
In Verdi's Operas, each of Verdi's 26 operas, from Oberto to Falstaff, is studied in detail, The plots are described act by act, and the works are analyzed and placed in the context of history and of the