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Unicates and its role in society Now with an expanded examination of opera as an institution in the twenty first century this “lucid and sweeping” Boston Globe narrative explores the tensions that have sustained opera over four hundred years between words and music char. Early assessment These two people are not gifted writers They leave too much of the verbal underbrush that is common in academic writing weak sentences that purpor

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A History of Opera

Why has opera transfixed and fascinated audiences for centuries Carolyn Abbate and Roger Parker answer this uestion in their “effervescent witty” Die Welt Germany retelling of the history of opera examining its development the musical and dramatic means by which it comm. This book manages to rather fail on a lot of levels As a straight forward introduction to the magnificent messy beast that is 4 centuries of opera it really fails

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Acter and singer inattention and absorption Abbate and Parker argue that though the genre’s most popular and enduring works were almost all written in a distant European past opera continues to change the viewer physically emotionally intellectually with its enduring pow. This is an intelligent well penned survey of opera of the last 400 years from its beginnings from Monteverdi to the present times with one important caveat it real


10 thoughts on “A History of Opera

  1. says:

    This book manages to rather fail on a lot of levels As a straight forward introduction to the magnificent messy beast that is 4 centu

  2. says:

    Pretty much to go to for opera fans or those who like me often scratch their heads with a whafuck? whenever the genre is mentioned

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    Before records or radio you bought transcriptions which you played with friends or alone on piano The opera La Traviata alone had a whopping 40

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    Early assessment These two people are not gifted writers They leave too much of the verbal underbrush that is common in academic writing weak sentences that purport to convey authority Eg The important thing to notice here isTheir ideas are interesting; it's too bad they don't have confidence in them Later assessment 0516

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    I should probably put this on the abandoned shelf as I barely made it 23s through and it took 12 months to get that far but I've spent enough time on it that I feel I can make enough of a judgementThis is unfortunately a bit of a slog I felt c

  6. says:

    If you already know a lot about opera this is not the book for you but if you are still in the learning process this book is good option It has some pretty boring section that I wish I could just skip especially on the operas of the twentieth century The writers are experts on 19th century opera that is easy to notice since they spent way too much pages there The way they explain the operas is sometimes heavy and hard to

  7. says:

    A very engaging overview of opera for a novice opera lover like myself I came away with a better understanding of the few operas I have seen so far and even better notes on many operas that this book introduced me to that

  8. says:

    This is an intelligent well penned survey of opera of the last 400 years from its beginnings from Monteverdi to the present times with one important caveat it really is still too short at 567 pages to be compreh

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    I enjoyed this history very much My intentions were to get a basic feel for the development of opera and to learn about its key proponents My favorite chapters were probably the ones addressing Monteverdi Verdi an

  10. says:

    Brilliant informative passionate in precise language This book is a real treat for every music lover You have to have some stamina though to go through 567 pages but they are worth the effort It is available in a very good german translation as well but you should enjoy the original the authors try and succeed not to become stuffy although their subject matter can become heady Very well done thank you