Publisher :Lulu.com Release Date :2014-06-22 ISBN :144775249X Pages :116 pages Rating Book:4.4/5 (447 users)
Download or read book Concertini per Quattro Voci written by Anthony Hart and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2014-06-22 with total page 116 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The eighteenth century Sicilian Prelate, musician and composer Monsignor Antonino Reggio has been described by his contemporaries as 'a man of great intellect, erudite, and very deep in music, eminent for his skill in the art, and learning in the science of sound'. This short monograph highlights one of Reggio's works, a manuscript containing twenty quartets set for three voices. The work is unusually set for three sopranos and a contralto in the 'duetto notturno' style. The current work outlines the history of the three extant manuscripts of the work and considers them in the light of the 'duetto notturno' style. There is a detailed section on the original Metastasio texts, together with a comprehensive bibliography. It is planned to be a companion to the forthcoming critical performance edition, in preparation by the current author. Also it is a prelude to a more comprehensive biography of Reggio currently in preparation. .
Publisher :Vintage Release Date :2010-06-23 ISBN :0307756335 Pages :512 pages Rating Book:4.0/5 (37 users)
Download or read book Verdi With a Vengeance written by William Berger and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2010-06-23 with total page 512 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Everything you could possibly know about Verdi and his operas, from the brilliant and humorous author of Wagner Without Fear. If you want to know why La traviata was actually a flop at its premiere in 1853, it's in here. If you want to know why claiming to have heard Bjorling's Chicago performance of Il trovatore is the classic opera fan faux pas, it's in here. Even if you just want to know how to pronounce Aida, or what the plot of Rigoletto is all about, this is the place to look. From the composer's intense hatred of priests to synopses of the operas and a detailed discography of the best recordings to buy, it can all be found in Verdi with a Vengeance. William Berger has given another improbable performance, serving up a book as thorough as it is funny and as original as it is astute, an utterly indispensable guide for novice and expert alike.
Publisher : Release Date : ISBN :0195309073 Pages :766 pages Rating Book:4.9/5 (195 users)
Download or read book New Grove Book of Operas written by Stanley Sadie and published by . This book was released on with total page 766 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The world's defiinitive single volume of opera reference including: full plot synopses, cast lists, singers, composers, literary and social history, recordings, and much more. Covers over 250 operas performed over the last quarter-century, additional works selected for interest, merit, or historical significance, 64 pages of color plates, 100 black-and-white photographs, fully cross-referenced with indexes and a glossary.
Publisher :Oxford University Press Release Date :2008 ISBN :0199550395 Pages :375 pages Rating Book:4.9/5 (199 users)
Download or read book A Dictionary of Opera Characters written by Joyce Bourne and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2008 with total page 375 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A unique reference work containing over 2,500 A-Z entries on operatic characters. Includes synopses for over 200 operas and operettas, as well as feature articles written by well-known personalities from the world of opera, including Plácido Domingo and Dame Janet Baker. It is an essential book for anyone with an interest in opera.
Publisher : Release Date :1863 ISBN : Pages :958 pages Rating Book:4.1/5 (312 users)
Download or read book The Congressional Globe written by United States. Congress and published by . This book was released on 1863 with total page 958 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Publisher :Cambridge University Press Release Date :1986-03-06 ISBN :052125129X Pages :386 pages Rating Book:4.2/5 (521 users)
Download or read book Grétry and the Growth of Opéra-comique written by David Charlton and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 1986-03-06 with total page 386 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First published in 1986, this major study in English explores Grétry and opéra-comique between 1768 and 1791.
Publisher :Indiana University Press Release Date :2006 ISBN :9780253346445 Pages :254 pages Rating Book:4.4/5 (346 users)
Download or read book Voicing Gender written by Naomi Adele André and published by Indiana University Press. This book was released on 2006 with total page 254 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The early 19th century was a period of acute transition in operatic tradition and style, when time-honoured practices gave way to the developing aesthetics of Romanticism, the rise of the tenor overtook the falling stars of the castrati, and the heroic, the masculine, and the feminine were profoundly reconfigured. These transformations resounded in operatic plot structures as well; the happy resolution of the 18th century twisted into a tragic 19th-century finale with the death of the helpless and innocent heroine--and frequently her tenor hero along with her. Female voices which formerly had sung en travesti, or basically in male drag, opposite their female character counterparts then took on roles of the second woman, a companion and foil to the death-bound heroine rather than her romantic partner. In Voicing Gender, Naomi Andre skilfully traces the development of female characters in these first decades of the century,
Publisher : Release Date :1837 ISBN : Pages :916 pages Rating Book:4.O/5 ( users)
Download or read book The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments: Job to Solomon's Song written by and published by . This book was released on 1837 with total page 916 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Publisher :Oxford University Press, USA Release Date :2008 ISBN : Pages :354 pages Rating Book:4.9/5 (39 users)
Download or read book Who Married Figaro? written by Joyce Bourne and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 2008 with total page 354 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Here is a marvelous guide to over 2,500 operatic characters, along with invaluable synopses of over 250 major works. Each entry provides a full description of the role, indicates its vocal category, and discusses who first created the part and other notable performers. Previously titled Who's Who in Opera, this new edition has been revised and fully updated, with a fascinating new appendix of contemporary operas of the last ten years, including detailed synopses and world premiere cast lists, plus a list of opera-related web links. The book remains a gold mine of information on opera characters, ranging from brief identifications of minor characters to extensive multipage essays of major figures. Best of all, the volume boasts more than two dozen feature articles on major characters such as Brunnhilde and Violetta, written by well-known personalities who themselves constitute a who's who of opera. Readers will find Placido Domingo writing on the character of Otello, perhaps his greatest role. Bryn Terfel writes on Leporello, Janet Baker on Mary Stuart, Thomas Hampson on Posa, and Theodore Uppman on Billy Budd. Other contributors include Andrew Porter, Sena Junnac, Philip Langridge, Jonathan Miller, Sir Charles MacKerras, and Marie McLaughlin. New to this edition are articles by America opera stars Christine Brewer and the charismatic Joyce DiDonato. Taken together, these special articles reveal much about the creative process behind some of the most famous performances in opera history. From Arabella to Wozzeck and from Aeneas to Zaida, here is a wealth of information on the main characters in the repertoire of both opera and operetta. Both informative and absorbing, it is a must for all opera lovers - an invaluable source of reference for professionals and amateurs alike, and a fascinating read for anyone curious about this beloved musical genre.
Publisher : Release Date :1855 ISBN : Pages :576 pages Rating Book:4.0/5 (1 users)
Download or read book The Psalms of David ... With the supplementary hymns written by and published by . This book was released on 1855 with total page 576 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Publisher : Release Date :1882 ISBN : Pages :1266 pages Rating Book:4.D/5 ( users)
Download or read book The variorum teacher's editions of the holy Bible. With which is incorporated the Aids to the student of the holy Bible written by and published by . This book was released on 1882 with total page 1266 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: