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Christiansen, Rupert

Overview
Works: 35 works in 127 publications in 1 language and 4,433 library holdings
Genres: History  Anecdotes  Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Handbooks, manuals, etc 
Roles: Author
Classifications: ML1700, 944.0812
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Most widely held works about Rupert Christiansen
 
Most widely held works by Rupert Christiansen
Prima donna : a history by Rupert Christiansen( Book )
19 editions published between 1984 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book is a history of a line of women who for nearly 300 years have been at the center of the magnificence and scandal of opera, ridiculed, reviled, and worshipped. I have tried to put their lives and their art into the contexts of operatic and cultural history. - Introduction
Paris Babylon : the story of the Paris Commune by Rupert Christiansen( Book )
8 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
But this dazzling city, rebuilt by the brilliant and ruthless social engineer Baron Haussmann to showcase the splendors of the Second Empire - its grands magasins, grands boulevards, and grandes horizontales (as the famous courtesans of the day were called) - was soon to be wracked by the Franco-Prussian War, the five-month Siege of Paris and the bloody civil war that followed it, and the subsequent emergence of the Commune
Romantic affinities : portraits from an age, 1780-1830 by Rupert Christiansen( Book )
22 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in English and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Victorian visitors : culture shock in nineteenth-century Britain by Rupert Christiansen( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"London in 1820 was a city of extraordinary creative dynamism and big money. Rupert Christiansen has marshaled the experiences of a set of remarkable foreign visitors to England, chronicling their impact on British culture and its impact upon them. These stories reveal the great French painter Gericault, who had come to London to show his Raft of the "Medusa," recording the climax of a public execution and the finish of the Derby; Richard Wagner guffawing at anti-Semitic jokes in the restaurant of the Victoria & Albert Museum; Ralph Waldo Emerson driving Thomas Carlyle to distraction with his 'moonshine' philosophy. Also included are the stories of the inexplicable powers of the American medium Daniel Home and his disastrous involvement with an elderly Cockney widow; the demon Australian bowler Frederick Spofforth who changed the course of English cricket; and the pirouetting Italian ballerinas who captivated the young Bernard Shaw and roused music-hall audiences to a collective erotic frenzy. In vividly readable and often hilarious detail, The Victorian Visitors tells of the remarkable foreigners who traveled to Britain in the nineteenth century and left influential marks on all aspects of its culture."--Jacket
The complete book of aunts by Rupert Christiansen( Book )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Draws from real-life examples and literary and historical sources to celebrate the myriad varieties of aunt personalities and to pay tribute to the unique relationship between aunts and their nieces and nephews
A pocket guide to opera by Rupert Christiansen( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An overview of opera's history and key works from Monteverdi to John Adams, with works grouped by period and geography, a chapter on operetta, short synopses, historical context, comments on various producers' and directors' stagings, and suggested audio and video recordings
The visitors : culture shock in nineteenth-century Britain by Rupert Christiansen( Book )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tales of the New Babylon : Paris 1869-1875 by Rupert Christiansen( Book )
9 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Grand obsession : an anthology of opera ( Book )
3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Music and text ( Book )
5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The voice of Victorian sex : Arthur H. Clough, 1819-1861 by Rupert Christiansen( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The golden hope of his generation at Rugby and Oxford, he battled against the repressive orthodoxies of his time to produce some of the 19th century's most witty and original verse. Sexually and morally tortured, he died at a tragically early age, his health destroyed by his devotion to the cause of Florence Nightingale." "In this study, the first biography of Clough for more than 30 years, Rupert Christiansen draws on newly emerged documents, to present a dramatic portrait of a maverick figure, whose radical ideas about politics, religion and women will make him vividly sympathetic to modern readers."--BOOK JACKET
Who was -? William Shakespeare : the mystery of the world's greatest playwright by Rupert Christiansen( Book )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Faber pocket guide to opera by Rupert Christiansen( Book )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This new edition of leading opera critic Rupert Christiansen's perennially popular Pocket Guide has between extensively revised, and incorporates many more operas from all periods, including recent works by Philip Glass, Mark Anthony Turnage, Thomas Ades and George Benjamin. Whether you are a first timer at La Boheme or a seasoned Wagnerian, every operagoer can benefit from a little background information, and this book aims to provide just that. Accessible and easy-to-use, it contains entries for over a hundred works, both familiar and unfamiliar
Rebels and martyrs : the image of the artist in the nineteenth century by Alexander Sturgis( Book )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Paris Babylon : grandeur, decadence and revolution 1869-75 by Rupert Christiansen( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Once more with feeling : a book of classic hymns ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cambridge Arts Theatre : celebrating sixty years ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Paris Babylon : grandeur, decadence and revolution 1869-1875 by Rupert Christiansen( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
a story of love and betrayal by Rupert Christiansen( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
They married at St Mary Abbots, Kensington, in September 1948, the groom, the ambitious son of the editor of the Express; the bride, the beautiful, somewhat rebellious daughter of blamelessly upstanding family of the provincial middle-middle class. In this poignant and perceptive portrait of his parents catastrophically acrimonious divorce, Rupert Christiansen tells the story of a generation
Once more with feeling : a book of classic hymns & carols ( )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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