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Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas
Harris, Ellen T.
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Harris examines Purcell's "Dido and Aeneas"—the greatest operatic achievement of 17th-century England—exploring its historical position in the Restoration theatre, and show that, far from being an operative anomaly, it was deeply rooted in... [More...]


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Inside Bluebeard's Castle: Music and Drama in Bela Bartok's Opera
Leafstedt, Carl Stuart
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This is the first full-length examination of Bartok's 1911 opera Duke Bluebeard's Castle, an authoritative study of one of the 20th century's enduring operatic works. Leafstedt adopts a broad approach to the study of opera by introducing, in addition to the... [More...]


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Lutheranism, Anti-Judaism, and Bach's St. John Passion: With an Annotated Literal Translation of the Libretto
Marissen, Michael
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Bach's St. John Passion is surely one of the monuments of Western music, yet performances have become inevitably controversial. In large part, this is the result of the combination of powerful, highly emotional music coupled with a text that includes... [More...]


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Death-Devoted Heart: Sex and the Sacred in Wagner's Tristan and Isolde
Scruton, Roger
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A tale of forbidden love and inevitable death, the medieval legend of Tristan and Isolde recounts the story of two lovers unknowingly drinking a magic potion and ultimately dying in one another's arms. Critics have lauded Wagner's Tristan und Isolde for the... [More...]


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Opera
Garrod, H. W.
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Italian Opera in Late Eighteenth-Century London: The King's Theatre, Haymarket 1778-1791
Price, Curtis
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This interdisciplinary study attempts to make sense of what has long been regarded as a chaotic period in the history of opera in London. In 1778, R.B. Sheridan acquired the King's Theatre and its resident opera company in what we would now call a leveraged... [More...]


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Handel and His Singers: The Creation of the Royal Academy Operas, 1720-1728
Larue, C. Steven
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From the early 18th century until the present day, opera seria as practised by Handel and his contemporaries has been the subject of satire and even derision for its dramatic artifice and virtuosic displays. Close examination of Handel's autograph... [More...]


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Richard Strauss's Elektra
Gilliam, Bryan
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Bryan Gilliam's study of this major work looks at its musical-historical context: establishing its compositional chronology, examining critical response to the premiere—especially within the context of contemporary German opera. Gilliam, furthermore,... [More...]


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Wagner's Das Rheingold
Darcy, Warren
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Richard Wagner's Das Rheingold is a milestone in the composer's output and in the history of music in general. Warren Darcy traces here the genesis of Das Rheingold through the various textual and musical sketches and drafts to the full score, and also... [More...]


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Reading Critics Reading: Opera and Ballet Criticism in France from the Revolution to 1848
Parker, Roger
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This book examines in new ways opera and ballet criticism in early nineteenth-century France, taking seriously the motivations and beliefs of journalist critics. Rather than seeing their work as useful primarily for its raw factual information, the essays... [More...]


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