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The Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Opera By General editor Stanley Sadie

The Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Opera by General editor Stanley Sadie

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Summary

Beautifully illustrated and richly detailed, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Opera examines the history and development of opera, from its roots in the theatrical choral dances of Ancient Greece, through the sublime compositions of Handel and Mozart and on to the groundbreaking works of Verdi, Wagner and beyond.

The Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Opera Summary

The Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Opera by General editor Stanley Sadie

Beautifully illustrated and richly detailed, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Opera examines the history and development of opera, from its roots in the theatrical choral dances of Ancient Greece, through the sublime compositions of Handel and Mozart and on to the groundbreaking works of Verdi, Wagner and beyond. Organised by era, the composers and their works, along with the key librettists and singers of the period, are placed in their historical, social and cultural context through extensive introductory sections. Cross-references and theme boxes allow the reader to follow a particular area of interest throughout the book, or to explore related information. The comprehensive text is supported by hundreds of vivid illustrations, bringing to life the visual splendour and emotionally charged atmosphere of the opera house.

About General editor Stanley Sadie

Philip Langridge was one of the world's most distinguished singers. He had a remarkable versatility and command of a wide variety of styles from the early classical period to the present day. He performed to critical acclaim in concert halls and festivals throughout the world, and appeared with most of the leading conductors and orchestras of his time. He was appointed CBE in 1994. He died in 2010.

Stanley Sadie was music critic for The Times, editor of The Musical Times and music consultant to the TV series Man and Music. He edited The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, as well as its many associated dictionaries. He wrote extensively on Mozart and Handel and was president of the royal Musical Association (1989-94) and the International Musicological Society (1992-97). He was appointed CBE in 1982. He died in 2005.

Table of Contents

Beautifully illustrated and richly detailed, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Opera examines the history and development of opera, from its roots in the theatrical choral dances of Ancient Greece, through the sublime compositions of Handel and Mozart and on to the groundbreaking works of Verdi, Wagner and beyond. Organised by era, the composers and their works, along with the key librettists and singers of the period, are placed in their historical, social and cultural context through extensive introductory sections. Cross-references and theme boxes allow the reader to follow a particular area of interest throughout the book, or to explore related information. The comprehensive text is supported by hundreds of vivid illustrations, bringing to life the visual splendour and emotionally charged atmosphere of the opera house.

Additional information

GOR004297287
9781844510269
1844510263
The Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Opera by General editor Stanley Sadie
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Flame Tree Publishing
2004-08-27
320
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