Evenings at the Opera (Softcover)

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Evenings at the Opera, An Exploration of the Basic Repertoire
Publisher: Amadeus Press
Author: Jeffrey Langford

Evenings at the Opera: An Exploration of the Basic Repertoire is a collection of essays based on Jeffery Langford's lectures at the Manhattan School of Music and inspired by his pre-performance talks at the Metropolitan Opera Guild. It presents a unique view of the stylistic development of nearly 200 years of opera history (from Mozart to Britten), with special attention to the question of how the genre's competing components of action, music, and text combine to make effective music drama. Taking a thematic (rather than a purely historical) approach to this exploration of selected works from the standard repertoire, Langford engages the reader in the fundamental question of how the shifting aesthetics of opera from one composer to another, one country to another, and one era to another have resulted in vastly different solutions to the problem of how to make a dramma per musica (drama in music), as the Italian inventors of opera first called it. Going beyond mere plot synopsis, he guides the reader through analysis of specific issues of musical form, style, and technique to shed new light on the perennial question of “how opera (sometimes) works.”

UPC 884088395568
Is Return Policy Exception Yes
Model 00332996
Format Softcover
ISBN-13 9781574671872
Series Amadeus
Page Count 378

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Softcover
Evenings at the Opera, An Exploration of the Basic Repertoire
Publisher: Amadeus Press
Author: Jeffrey Langford

Evenings at the Opera: An Exploration of the Basic Repertoire is a collection of essays based on Jeffery Langford's lectures at the Manhattan School of Music and inspired by his pre-performance talks at the Metropolitan Opera Guild. It presents a unique view of the stylistic development of nearly 200 years of opera history (from Mozart to Britten), with special attention to the question of how the genre's competing components of action, music, and text combine to make effective music drama. Taking a thematic (rather than a purely historical) approach to this exploration of selected works from the standard repertoire, Langford engages the reader in the fundamental question of how the shifting aesthetics of opera from one composer to another, one country to another, and one era to another have resulted in vastly different solutions to the problem of how to make a dramma per musica (drama in music), as the Italian inventors of opera first called it. Going beyond mere plot synopsis, he guides the reader through analysis of specific issues of musical form, style, and technique to shed new light on the perennial question of “how opera (sometimes) works.”

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UPC 884088395568
Is Return Policy Exception Yes
Model 00332996
Format Softcover
ISBN-13 9781574671872
Series Amadeus
Page Count 378

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UPC 884088395568 073999235616 888680639945 884088580155 841886007307
Is Return Policy Exception Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Model 00332996 06620076 00194288 00696573 49016691
Format Softcover Softcover Softcover Softcover with CD and TAB Softcover with CD
ISBN-13 9781574671872 9780634064029 9781495073120 9781936604029 9781902455907
Series Amadeus Percussion Strum and Sing   Guitar
Page Count 378 80 48 72 192

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