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Lee, M. Owen 1930-

Overview
Works: 94 works in 212 publications in 2 languages and 12,414 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Stories, plots, etc  Miscellanea  History  Interviews 
Roles: Commentator
Classifications: MT95, 782.1
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Most widely held works by M. Owen Lee
Virgil as Orpheus a study of the Georgics by M. Owen Lee ( )
9 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
and is written in the eloquent, accessible, and personal style for which its author has become known. It outlines clearly the literary and historical background of the poem, discusses the sound of Virgil's hexameters, and treats each of the four georgics in detail, with special emphasis on the concluding myth of Orpheus. The most baffling of all Latin poems is shown in these pages to be Virgil's gift to Augustus, the most powerful man in the world as the salvational
Fathers and sons in Virgil's Aeneid tum genitor natum by M. Owen Lee ( )
9 editions published between 1979 and 1982 in English and held by 1,313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First intermissions : twenty-one great operas explored, explained, and brought to life from the Met by M. Owen Lee ( Book )
13 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 1,311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As many as eight to ten million music lovers in the United States, Canada, and Europe have heard the moving words of Father Owen Lee during the first intermissions of the Saturday afternoon operas broadcast live from the Metropolitan Opera in New York. His illuminating, intensely personal, immediately accessible half hours on the air have brought grateful letters by the thousand from both first-time listeners and veterans of fifty years of Met broadcast listening, from professors of music, art, literature, psychology, and science as well as from the general public
A season of opera from Orpheus to Ariadne by M. Owen Lee ( )
9 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 1,253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Father Owen Lee is internationally known for his intermission commentaries featured during the Saturday afternoon broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. A Season of Opera: From Orpheus to Ariadne gathers together for the first time Father Lee's best broadcast and cassette commentaries, public lectures, and articles on twenty-three works for the musical stage. The essays range from the pioneering Orpheus of Monteverdi to the forward-looking Ariadne of Richard Strauss." "Opera lovers, or anyone interested in psychology and mythology, humanities and comparative literature, or the art of the essay will welcome this book."--BOOK JACKET
Wagner and the wonder of art an introduction to Die Meistersinger by M. Owen Lee ( )
8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Richard Wagner's Die Meistersinger has always called forth superlatives from those who have fallen under its spell. Toscanini wanted to lay his baton down for the last time only after he had conducted a performance of it. Paderewski called it 'the greatest work of genius ever achieved by any artist in any field of human endeavour.' H. L. Mencken declared, 'It took more skill to plan and write it than it took to plan and write the whole canon of Shakespeare.'" "And yet Wagner's many-splendoured comedy has come under severe criticism in recent years for what has been called its 'dark underside,' its 'fascist brutality,' and its 'ugly anti-Semitism.' In Wagner and the Wonder of Art, opera expert M. Owen Lee addresses that criticism. He also provides an introduction to the opera and an analysis that will surprise even those veteran operagoers who may not have explored the work's intricate structure and the emotional drama at its centre."--BOOK JACKET
The olive-tree bed and other quests by M. Owen Lee ( )
5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Athena sings Wagner and the Greeks by M. Owen Lee ( )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Richard Wagner's knowledge of and passion for Greek drama was so profound that for Friedrich Nietzsche, Wagner was Aeschylus come alive again. Surprisingly little has been written about the pervasive influence of classical Greece on the quintessentially German master. In this book, renowned opera critic Father Owen Lee describes for the contemporary reader what it might have been like to witness a dramatic performance of Aeschylus in the theatre of Dionysus in Athens in the fifth century B.C. - something that Wagner himself undertook to do on several occasions, imagining a performance of The Oresteia in his mind, reading it aloud to his friends, providing his own commentary, and relating the Greek classic drama to his own romantic view." "Father Lee also uses Wagner's writings on Greece and entries from his wife's diaries to cast new light on Tristan und Isolde, Die Meistersinger, Parsifal, and especially the mighty Ring cycle, where Wagner made extensive use of Greek elements to give structural unity and dramatic credibility to his Nordic and Germanic myths. No opera fan, argues Father Lee, can really understand Wagner saving Brunhilde without knowing the Athena who, in Greek drama, first brought justice to Athens. Athena Sings traces the profound influence - an influence few music lovers are aware of - that Greek theatre and culture had on the most German of composers and his revolutionary musical dramas."--BOOK JACKET
Wagner's Ring : turning the sky round by M. Owen Lee ( Book )
10 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Word, sound, and image in the Odes of Horace by M. Owen Lee ( Book )
9 editions published between 1969 and 1986 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The operagoer's guide : one hundred stories and commentaries by M. Owen Lee ( Book )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this volume Father Owen Lee, whose voice is familiar to a radio audience of millions, tells the stories of one hundred famous operas from Aida to Zauberflote. His commentary accompanies each story, and he recommends a favorite recording of each opera."--Jacket
Death and rebirth in Virgil's Arcadia by M. Owen Lee ( Book )
8 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wagner : the terrible man and his truthful art by M. Owen Lee ( Book )
5 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The great instrumental works by M. Owen Lee ( Book )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First intermissions : commentaries from the Met broadcasts by M. Owen Lee ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Father Lee's opera quiz book by M. Owen Lee ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Top ten : a personal approach to the movies by M. Owen Lee ( Book )
1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wagner, ou, Les difficiles rapports entre la morale et l'art by M. Owen Lee ( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in French and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Met moments 60th anniversary season ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The best films of our years by M. Owen Lee ( Book )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Une saison à l'opéra : d'Orphée à Ariane by M. Owen Lee ( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in French and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tour d'horizon de l'histoire de l'art lyrique. Vingt-trois oeuvres phares du répertoire sont décortiquées brillamment, avec une érudition et un plaisir jubilatoire que l'on ne peut que partager
 
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Alternative Names
Lee, Owen
Lee, Owen 1930-
Owen Lee, M.
Owen Lee, M. 1930-
Languages
English (112)
French (5)
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