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Burden, Michael 1960-

Overview
Works: 105 works in 294 publications in 2 languages and 4,069 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Music  Scores  Archives  Oratorios  Sacred music  Sources  Operas 
Roles: Editor, Author, Contributor, Other
Classifications: ML410.P93, 780.92
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Michael Burden
 
Most widely held works by Michael Burden
The Purcell companion( Book )

21 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Purcell has been acknowledged as one of England's greatest composers. Little is known about his life beyond his official appointments and their duties, but as a musician he excelled as a servant of the Court, the Church and the theatre, writing odes, welcome songs, sonatas, anthems, service music, and a series of operatic extravaganzas which fascinated the public during the 1690s. The Purcell Companion opens with four background chapters on his position in British musical history, on music in London during his lifetime, on his Italian connections and on his contemporaries. In the section on the music, Eric Van Tassel presents a new view of the church music, Bruce Wood re-assesses the odes, and Peter Holman writes perceptively about the instrumental music. On the theatre works, Edward Langhans considers their context, while Roger Savage studies the music for the operas and plays. Finally, Andrew Parrott deals with aspects of performance. A bibliography details research undertaken on the various aspects of Purcell's life and career. --From publisher's description
Il pianto e il riso delle quattro stagioni by Benedetto Marcello( )

10 editions published in 2002 in 4 languages and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Purcell remembered by Michael Burden( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over het werk van de Britse componist (1659-1695)
Performing the music of Henry Purcell by Michael Burden( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second part of the book, devoted to the stage works, opens with an examination of past performances of the dramatick operas (Michael Burden). Contributors then examine the importance of allegory in performing stage works (Andrew Walkling) theatrical dance (Richard Semmens), costume and etiquette (Ruth-Eva Ronen), stage music (Roger Savage), and aspects of performing Dioclesian (Julia and Frans Muller) and King Arthur (Lionel Sawkins)
Henry Purcell's operas : the complete texts by Henry Purcell( Book )

8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il trionfo della Poesia, e della Musica by Benedetto Marcello( )

5 editions published in 2016 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman scorn'd : responses to the Dido myth by Michael Burden( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Handbook for studies in 18th-century English music( Book )

28 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regina Mingotti : diva and impresario at the King's Theatre, London by Michael Burden( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regina Mingotti was the first female impresario to run London's opera house. Born in Naples in 1722, she was the daughter of an Austrian diplomat, and had worked at Dresden under Hasse from 1747. Mingotti left Germany in 1752, and travelled to Madrid to sing at the Spanish court, where the opera was directed by the great castrato, Farinelli. It is not known quite how Francesco Vanneschi, the opera promoter, came to hire Mingotti, but in 1754 (travelling to England via Paris), she was announced as being engaged for the opera in London "having been admired at Naples and other parts of Italy, by all the Connoisseurs, as much for the elegance of her voice as that of her features". Michael Burden offers the first considered survey of Mingotti's London years, including material on Mingotti's publication activities, and the identification of the characters in the key satirical print "The Idol"
Ballet de la nuit : Rothschild B1/16/6 by Isaac de Benserade( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Staging history : 1780-1840 by Michael Burden( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, historical subjects became some of the most popular topics for stage dramas of all kinds on both sides of the Atlantic. The medium of drama ensured that the telling of these histories--the French Revolution and the American War of Independence, for example, or the travels of Captain Cook and Christopher Columbus--were brought to life through words, music and spectacle. The scale of the productions was often ambitious: a water tank with model floating ships was deployed at Sadler's Wells for the staging of the Siege of Gibraltar, and another production on the same theme used live cannons which set fire to the vessels in each performance. Exploring contemporary theatrical documents and images including playbills, set designs, musical scores and prints, this illustrated collection of essays examines a number of extraordinary dramatic productions and casts light on their role in shaping a popular interpretation of historical events."--
Garrick, Arne, and the masque of Alfred : a case study in national, theatrical, and musical politics by Michael Burden( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lost Adelaide : a photographic record by Michael Burden( Book )

5 editions published between 1983 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of Monsieur Noverre translated from the French : Noverre, his circle, and the English Lettres sur la danse by Jean Georges Noverre( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The music in The fairy queen; English opera (1692) by Henry Purcell( )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Composition de l'orchestre : 2 flûtes à bec, 3 hautbois, 1 basson, 2 trompettes, timbales, cordes
The bear; an extravaganza in one act by William Walton( )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London opera observed, 1711-1844( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rare material in this five-volume reset edition examines opera not simply as a genre of performance, but as a wider topic of comment and debate. The stories that surrounded the Italian opera singers illuminate contemporary British attitudes towards performance, sexuality and national identity
Florilegium musicae : studi in onore di Carolyn Gianturco( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in Italian and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Handbook for studies in 18th-century English music II( Book )

7 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A handbook for studies in 18th-century English music( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Purcell companion
Alternative Names
Burden, Michael John 1960-

Michael Burden british musicologist

Languages
English (145)

Italian (15)

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Il pianto e il riso delle quattro stagioniPurcell rememberedPerforming the music of Henry PurcellHenry Purcell's operas : the complete textsA woman scorn'd : responses to the Dido mythBallet de la nuit : Rothschild B1/16/6Lost Adelaide : a photographic recordThe music in The fairy queen; English opera (1692)The bear; an extravaganza in one act