WorldCat Identities

Stevens, Denis 1922-2004

Overview
Works: 849 works in 2,164 publications in 5 languages and 27,865 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Dictionaries  Bio-bibliography  Drama  Records and correspondence  History  Music  Biography  Scores  Manuscripts 
Roles: Editor, Author, Conductor, Performer, Translator, Compiler, Arranger, Printer, Other, Adapter, Author of introduction, Contributor, Creator, Composer, Publishing director, edi
Classifications: ML100, 780.3
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A history of song by Denis Stevens( Book )

39 editions published between 1960 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 1,956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of almost a thousand years of song, from the time of the troubadours, to the present day
Tudor church music by Denis Stevens( Book )

49 editions published between 1955 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The letters of Claudio Monteverdi by Claudio Monteverdi( Book )

28 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This revised English edition of Monteverdi's correspondence contains all his known letters and places them within the context of his life and works. Dating from the last forty-two years of his career, the 127 letters paint a vivid picture of artistic life in Mantua, Venice, and Parma at one of the most crucial periods in music history. The time-span, in this new edition, also covers the composer's early years in Cremona and Mantua, and coincides with the flowering of Italian opera and instrumental music. Monteverdi has much to say about the aesthetics of Stage production and meticulously describes his patrons, librettists, instrumentalists, and singers. He also writes about the harsh realities of a life in which the daily round might include a robbery at gunpoint or threats from the Inquisitor
Monteverdi : sacred, secular, and occasional music by Denis Stevens( Book )

22 editions published between 1977 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Monteverdi in Venice describes in detail the last thirty years of the composer's life. Now recognized as one of the greatest geniuses of baroque music, he deserves to be reassessed in a way that reflects his times and the effect they had on his day-to-day existence. The late operas, subject of another book, give way here to an account of his activities at St. Mark's as music director. This was the appointment that paid him so generously from 1613, the year of his arrival, until his death in 1643." "Monteverdi in Venice also contains a discussion of performance practice, shedding light on the odd distortions of the composer's musical habits produced by today's fads and fashions. His vocal works, meant to be performed one or two voices to a part, are consistently given by massed choirs. His music is willfully transposed, although there is not a shred of evidence to prove that they were ever interfered with. Most of the instruments used in modern renderings are hopelessly wrong from a tonal point of view."--Jacket
Thomas Tomkins, 1572-1656 by Denis Stevens( Book )

17 editions published between 1957 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musicology : a practical guide by Denis Stevens( Book )

16 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Penguin book of English madrigals : for 4 voices by Denis Stevens( )

29 editions published between 1967 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical notes by the editor and the words, printed as text, proceed each madrigal
The Pelican history of music by Alec Robertson( Book )

14 editions published between 1968 and 1980 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the music, composers, and instruments of the Classical and Romantic periods, from 1750 to 1900
The Mulliner book by Denis Stevens( )

40 editions published between 1951 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Treasury of English church music( )

4 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Pelican history of music by Alec Robertson( Book )

73 editions published between 1960 and 1993 in 4 languages and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of music by Alec Robertson( Book )

15 editions published between 1960 and 1965 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grove's dictionary of music and musicians by George Grove( Book )

16 editions published between 1954 and 1975 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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L'Orfeo : favola in musica by Claudio Monteverdi( )

24 editions published between 1967 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music for voice and viols by William Byrd( Recording )

9 editions published between 1960 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vespers, for soloists, double choir, organ, and orchestra by Claudio Monteverdi( )

14 editions published between 1961 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Missa, Tecum principium, zu 5 Stimmen by Robert Fayrfax( )

12 editions published in 1965 in 3 languages and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Look down, harmonious Saint : cantata for solo tenor and strings by George Frideric Handel( )

16 editions published in 1963 in English and Undetermined and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second Penguin book of English madrigals : for five voices by Denis Stevens( )

10 editions published between 1970 and 1977 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten madrigals by Claudio Monteverdi( )

8 editions published in 1978 in 4 languages and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Monteverdi : sacred, secular, and occasional music
Alternative Names
Denis Stevens British musicologist

DENNIS STEVENS

Stevens 1922-2004

Stevens, D.

Stevens, Denis.

Stevens, Denis 1922-2004

Stevens, Denis W. 1922-2004

Stevens, Denis William 1922-

Stevens, Denis William 1922-2004

スティーヴンス, デニス

Languages
English (323)

Latin (22)

Italian (21)

Spanish (21)

German (17)

Covers
The letters of Claudio MonteverdiMonteverdi : sacred, secular, and occasional musicTen madrigals