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Rough Guide to Opera

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The Rough Guide to Opera by Matthew Boyden
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"The Rough Guide to Opera" is a handbook on the most thrilling of art forms, spanning four hundred years of music drama. Features include: lively biographical sketches of some 150 composers, from Claudio Monteverdi to Poul Ruders, detailing the main events of their careers and revealing their social and musical context; entertaining accounts of hundreds of operas, both the famous and neglected, each with a clear synopsis and a lively essay; CD reviews, covering the latest digital recordings as well as dozens of classic historical sets; and a who's who of the finest singers and conductors on record, from historical figures like Caruso, Callas and Toscanini to present-day stars like Bryn Terfel, Renee Fleming and Daniel Barenboim.

Table of Contents

The birth of opera - Monteverdi to Purcell; Baroque opera -Vivaldi to Handel; the Reformation of opera - Gluck to Mozart; the age of Romanticism; Verdi, Wagner and their contemporaries; opera in transition - the generation of Puccini, Massenet and Debussy; the era of modernism; opera since World War II; directory of singers; directory of conductors. (Part contents).

Author Biography

Matthew Boyden is one of Britain's most hard-hitting music writers. He also makes regular appearances on television and radio.
Release date NZ
June 27th, 2002
Contributor
Volume editor Joe Staines
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
3rd Revised edition
Illustrations
b&w photos, glossary, index
Imprint
Rough Guides
Pages
752
Dimensions
169x236x34
ISBN-13
9781858287492
Product ID
1649434

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