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Donington, Robert

Overview
Works: 102 works in 477 publications in 3 languages and 14,324 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  History 
Roles: Performer, Editor, Collaborator, Instrumentalist, Arranger, Composer
Classifications: ML457, 781.91
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Most widely held works by Robert Donington
The interpretation of early music by Robert Donington ( Book )
85 editions published between 1963 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wagner's "Ring" and its symbols; the music and the myth by Robert Donington ( Book )
46 editions published between 1963 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The instruments of music by Robert Donington ( Book )
46 editions published between 1949 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Opera and its symbols : the unity of words, music, and staging by Robert Donington ( Book )
10 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 1,275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Robert Donington, the noted musicologist, performer, and writer, is famous for his influential and provocative book Wagner's "Ring" and Its Symbols, and for his indispensable reference work The Interpretation of Early Music. In this book he discusses the workings of symbolism in opera and the importance of staging opera in keeping with the composer's intentions. Only in this way, says Donington, can we be faithful to the conscious or unconscious symbolism invested in the work by the composer and librettist. Starting form Carlyle's premise that "it is through symbols that man, consciously or unconsciously, lives, works and has his being," Donington interprets scenes and characters from operas by Monteverdi, Mozart, Verdi, Wagner, Bizet, Puccini, Debussy, Strauss, Stravinsky, Berg, Britten, Tippett, and other composers. Time and again Donington sheds new light on operatic situations that are problematic or have become over-familiar. His lively and wide-ranging work reveals a deep knowledge and love of opera, combined with a rare insight into hidden meanings to be found in music, words, and action [Publisher description]
A performer's guide to Baroque music by Robert Donington ( Book )
24 editions published between 1963 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The opera by Robert Donington ( Book )
10 editions published between 1977 and 2003 in English and Latin and held by 918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Baroque music : style and performance : a handbook by Robert Donington ( Book )
14 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The rise of opera by Robert Donington ( Book )
10 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Music and its instruments by Robert Donington ( Book )
5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
String playing in Baroque music by Robert Donington ( Recording )
13 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book offers a practical demonstration of the style and technique of string playing which we believe makes for the best effect, under ordinary modern conditions of performance, in baroque music
Tempo and rhythm in Bach's organ music by Robert Donington ( Book )
10 editions published between 1960 and 1961 in English and Undetermined and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A treatise of good taste in the art of musick by Francesco Geminiani ( )
5 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Scales, arpeggios, and exercises for the recorder (sopranino, descant, treble, tenor, and bass) by Margaret Donington ( )
5 editions published between 1961 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Richard Wagners Ring des Nibelungen und seine Symbole : Musik und Mythos by Robert Donington ( Book )
16 editions published between 1976 and 1995 in German and Undetermined and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
String playing in baroque music by Robert Donington ( Recording )
7 editions published in 1977 in 3 languages and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
MENUHIN, Yehudi (violin). MALCOLM, George (harpsichord)
A treatise of good taste in the art of musick by Francesco Geminiani ( Book )
10 editions published in 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The citizen faces war by Robert Donington ( Book )
8 editions published between 1936 and 1937 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An account of the war resistance movement with a history of conscientious objection in England during the World War
The work and ideas of Arnold Dolmetsch; the renaissance of early music by Robert Donington ( Book )
11 editions published in 1932 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die Geschichte der Oper : die Einheit von Text, Musik und Inszenierung by Robert Donington ( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in German and English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The interpretation of early music by Robert Donington ( )
4 editions published between 1965 and 1975 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
ドニントン, ロバート
Languages
English (306)
German (16)
Latin (1)
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