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- Ivan R. Dee 2009; US$ 27.99
Nobody sings like Melba, and nobody ever will, proclaimed the impresario Oscar Hammerstein in 1908. Like many others of his time, he considered her the world's greatest singer. The wild acclaim showered on her by American fans led to the coining of the word Melbamania. Year after year she toured America on the Melba train, bringing opera and concerts... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 84.99
In Opera at the Bandstand: Then and Now , George W. Martin surveys the role of concert bands during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in making contemporary opera popular. He also chronicles how in part they lost their audience in the second half of the twentieth century by abandoning operatic repertory. more...
- Grove/Atlantic, Inc. 2015; US$ 13.00
Please note, this e-book edition does not include the audio recordings of Venetian barcarole. Of all the trademarks of Venice, none is more ubiquitous than the gondola. In this beautifully illustrated collection, internationally bestselling author Donna Leon tells fascinating stories about these famous boats. First used in medieval Venice as... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 30.00
Thirty Years' Musical Recollections, first published in 1862, is a year-by-year commentary on the European operas, ballets, singers and dancers popular in London from 1830 to 1859. Its author was music critic of The Athaneum for over thirty years and also wrote book reviews, novels, plays and poems. Volume 2 covers the period 1847?1859 and serves as... more...
- University of California Press 2015; US$ 60.00
The Castrato is a nuanced exploration of why innumerable boys were castrated for singing between the mid-sixteenth and late-nineteenth centuries. It shows that the entire foundation of Western classical singing, culminating in bel canto, was birthed from an unlikely and historically unique set of desires, public and private, aesthetic, economic,... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2000; US$ 39.99
Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 1. Il Trovatore Chapter 3 2. La Forza del Destino Chapter 4 3. Aida Chapter 5 4. La Boheme Chapter 6 5. Tosca Chapter 7 6. Madama Butterfly Chapter 8 7. Turandot Chapter 9 Appendix: Source Previews and Plot Synopses Chapter 10 Notes Chapter 11 Selected Bibliography Chapter 12 Index Chapter 13 About the... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2003; US$ 59.99
Here is a most welcome libretto that reveals many treasures for the professional and amateur alike. I love the dual translations, both word for word and idiomatic, right next to the IPA pronunciation guide to these Czech lyrics. This first in a series of Janácek Opera Libretti offers many invaluable nuggets of background information; musical, linguistic,... more...