[ 1954 ] ; H. E. Krehbiel , A Book of Operas ( 1919 ) ; O. Downes , The Home Book of the Opera ( 1937 ) ... 2 vols . , ( 1965 ) ; H. Kretzschmar , Geschichte der Oper ( 1919 ; most useful for pre1800 ) ; O. Bie , Die Oper ( 1923 ) ...
Author: Willi Apel
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Contains nearly 1000 pages of precise and accessible information on all musical subjects.
Other texts Newman read in research for the book were Ludwig Nohl's Gluck und Wagner, ueber die Entwicklung des Musikdramas (1870) and C.H. Bitter's Die Reform der Oper durch Gluck und Richard ... 33 Newman, Gluck and the Opera, 1–2.
Author: Paul Watt
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Examines the genesis of Ernest Newman's major publications in the context of prevailing intellectual trends in history, criticism and biography.
2. Sibylle Dahms, "Das Mannheimer Ballett im Zeichen der Ballettreform des 18. Jahrhunderts," in Die Mannheimer ... 1761], preface, final paragraph; facs. in Christoph Willibald Gluck, Samtliche Werke, Part II: Tanzdramen, vol. 1: Don ...
On the production and revisions of Gluck's Orfeo, see Patricia Howard, C. W. von Gluck: “Orfeo” (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1981). 2 Aria as drama 1. Reinhard Strohm, Dramma per musica: Italian Opera Seria ofthe Eighteenth ...
Author: Anthony R. DelDonna
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Reflecting a wide variety of approaches to eighteenth-century opera, this Companion brings together leading international experts in the field to provide a valuable reference source. Viewing opera as a complex and fascinating form of art and social ritual, rather than reducing it simply to music and text analysis, individual essays investigate aspects such as audiences, architecture of the theaters, marketing, acting style, and the politics and strategy of representing class and gender. Overall, the volume provides a synthesis of well established knowledge, reflects recent research on eighteenth-century opera, and stimulates further research. The reader is encouraged to view opera as a cultural phenomenon that can reveal aspects of our culture, both past and present. Eighteenth-century opera is experiencing continuing critical and popular success through innovative and provoking productions world-wide, and this Companion will appeal to opera goers as well as to students and teachers of this key topic.
... Ritter von Gluck's Iphigénie en Tauride (¡779) is the finest—the best opera book that ever came into Gluck's hands [Alfred Einstein, American musicologist, ¡880–¡952]. WORLD PREMIERE: Paris, Académie Im- périale, March 2¡, ¡809.
Author: Franklin Mesa
This encyclopedia includes entries for 1,153 world premiere (and other significant) performances of operas in Europe, the United States, Latin America and Russia. Entries offer details about key persons, arias, interesting facts, and date and location of each premiere. There is a biographical dictionary with 1,288 entries on historical and modern operatic singers, composers, librettists, and conductors. Fully indexed and with a bibliography.