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Carter, Tim 1954-

Overview
Works: 47 works in 267 publications in 4 languages and 8,784 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Biography  History  Operas  Bibliography  Live sound recordings  Excerpts  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, 958
Classifications: ML410.M77, 782.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Tim Carter
W.A. Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro by Tim Carter( Book )

23 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and French and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over compositie, sociale, culturele en muzikale context, eerste ontvangst en geschiedenis van de uitvoeringen van de opera van de Oostenrijkse componist (1756-1791)
The Cambridge history of seventeenth-century music( Book )

25 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While this history does not depart entirely from the traditional study of musical works and their composers, there is a strong emphasis on the institutions, cultures & politics of the age, together with an interrogation of the ways in which music related to contemporary arts, sciences & beliefs.--Résumé de l'éditeur
Oklahoma! : the making of an American musical by Tim Carter( Book )

12 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Oklahoma! premiered on Broadway in 1943. In this book Tim Carter offers the first fully documented history of the making of this celebrated American musical. Drawing on research from rare theater archives, manuscripts, journalism, and other sources, Carter records every step in the development of Oklahoma!"--Jacket
Le varie musiche and other songs by Jacopo Peri( )

11 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music in late Renaissance & early baroque Italy by Tim Carter( Book )

14 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book proposes new ways of exploring vocal and instrumental music in northern and central Italy in the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. The text focuses on the consolidation of the 'High Renaissance' style of Josquin Desprez and his contemporaries, and the subsequent transformation of this style under the pressure of new aesthetic and functional demands made upon music, and of shifting social, political and cultural circumstances as Italy moved into the period of the Counter-Reformation, and the arts moved through Mannerism into the Baroque. The effects of these changing contexts upon such masters as Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina and Claudio Monteverdi are fully documented here, but this is less a 'great composer' book than a study of secular, sacred and theatrical styles and genres, both within the musical market-place and in relation to music's sister arts. The author also attempts to view music, and indeed all the arts, as essentially political phenomena, conditioned by (but also conditioning) social and cultural constraints. There are copious music examples and an extensive bibliography; considerable space is also devoted to extracts from contemporary documents in translation to allow the reader first-hand experience of one of the most exciting periods in music history
Monteverdi's musical theatre by Tim Carter( Book )

10 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) is well known as the composer of the earliest operas still performed today. His Orfeo, Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria and L'incoronazione di Poppea are internationally popular nearly four centuries after their creation. These seminal works represent only a part of Monteverdi's music for the stage, however. He also wrote numerous works that, while not operas, are no less theatrical in their fusion of music, drama and dance. This book is the first to survey Monteverdi's entire output of music for the theatre - his surviving operas, other dramatic musical compositions and lost works." "Tim Carter, a leading Monteverdi expert, begins by charting the progress of early opera from the north Italian courts to the 'public' theatres of Venice. He places Monteverdi's stage works in the broader context of early seventeenth-century theatrical endeavour and explores crucial questions of genre, interpretation and performance practices, both then and now. Taking a pragmatic view of how the works were brought to life on the stage and how they were seen in their own time, Carter discusses the complex modes of production that involved a range of artists, artisans and performers. With insightful commentary on the composer's individual works and on the cultural and theatrical contexts in which they were performed, Carter casts new light on Monteverdi's remarkable achievement as a man of the theatre."--Jacket
Monteverdi and his contemporaries by Tim Carter( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding Italian opera by Tim Carter( Book )

14 editions published in 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ever since its invention in Florence around 1600, opera has exerted a peculiar fascination for creative artists and audiences alike. A "Western" genre with a global reach, it is often regarded as the pinnacle of high art, where music and drama come together in unique ways, supported by stellar singers and spectacular staging. Yet it is also patently absurd--why should anyone sing on the stage?--and shrouded in mystique. In this engaging and entertaining guide, renowned music scholar Tim Carter unravels its many layers to offer a thorough introduction to Italian opera from the seventeenth to the early-twentieth century. Eschewing the technical music detail that all too often dominates writing on opera, Carter begins instead where the composers themselves did: with the text. Walking readers through the relationship between music and words that lies at the heart of any opera, Carter then offers explorations of five of the most enduring, emblematic, and often performed Italian operas: Monteverdi's The Coronation of Poppaea; Handel's Julius Caesar in Egypt; Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro; Verdi's Rigoletto; and Pucini's La Bohème. Shedding light on the creative collusions and collisions involved in bringing opera to the stage, the various, and varying, demands of its text and music, and the nature of its musical drama, Carter shows how Italian opera has developed over the course of music history. Complete with synopses, cast lists, and suggested further reading for each opera discussed, Understanding Italian Opera is a must-read for anyone with an interest in and love for opera [Publisher description]
Con che soavità : studies in Italian opera, song, and dance, 1580-1740 by Colin Timms( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music in 17th and early 18th century Italy was wonderfully rich and varied: in theatrical and secular vocal chamber music alone, we saw the rise of the solo song and cantata, and the birth and growth of opera, all establishing important new structural and expressive paradigms. But this was also a complex time of uncertainty and change, as 'old' and 'new' interacted in subtle and often surprising ways. There is still much to document, explore and explain in terms of composers and repertories and their multi-layered contexts. This collection of essays by European, British and American musicologists seeks to consolidate the recent growth interest in seventeenth century studies. It includes discussions of leading composers (d'India, Monteverdi, Rovetta, Steffani, Albinoni, Vivaldi and Handel), repertories (chamber laments, staged balli and operatic mad-scenes), geographical issues (the arrival of Neapolitan opera in Venice), institutional contexts, and iconography. Inspiration for the book was drawn from the poineering research of Nigel Fortune, to whom the volume is dedicated on his 70th birthday
Music, patronage, and printing in late Renaissance Florence by Tim Carter( Book )

15 editions published in 2000 in English and Italian and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi( Recording )

3 editions published in 2004 in Italian and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taped at La Monnaie in Brussels in May 1998, this production of Monteverdi's L'Orfeo has become an operatic classic in a few short years. Choreographer/director Trisha Brown, conductor René Jacobs, and designer Roland Aeschlimann have created an ideal fusion of words, action, sight, and sound, one that never lets the viewer down and manages to tell the story in an elegant, unusual, and ultimately intensely moving manner
Orpheus in the marketplace : Jacopo Peri and the economy of late renaissance Florence by Tim Carter( Book )

12 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This record of Florentine musician Jacopo Peri's wide-ranging investments and activities in the marketplace enables the first detailed account of the Florentine economy in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, and opens a completely new perspective on one of Europe's principal centers of capitalism
Monteverdi by Denis Arnold( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The text and appendices of this edition have been revised by Tim Carter, who has added a new chapter taking account of recent scholarship."--Jacket
Jacopo Peri, 1561-1633 : his life and works by Tim Carter( Book )

14 editions published between 1979 and 1989 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Johnny Johnson : a play with music in three acts by Kurt Weill( )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and German and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Polemics on the "Musica moderna"( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and Italian and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Composing opera : from Dafne to Ulisse Errante( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in English and Italian and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monteverdi by Paolo Fabbri( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over de Italiaanse operacomponist (1567-1643)
The music collection of Christ Church, Oxford : a listing and guide to part three of the Harvester Microfilm Collection by Tim Carter( Book )

6 editions published in 1982 in English and German and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orpheus in the Marketplace : Jacopo Peri and the Economy of Late Renaissance Florence by Richard A Goldthwaite( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Main description: This record of Florentine musician Jacopo Peri's wide-ranging investments and activities in the marketplace enables the first detailed account of the Florentine economy in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, and opens a completely new perspective on one of Europe's principal centers of capitalism
 
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W.A. Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro
Alternative Names
Tim Carter Australian musicologist

Languages
English (200)

Italian (14)

German (2)

French (1)

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The Cambridge history of seventeenth-century musicOklahoma! : the making of an American musicalMonteverdi's musical theatreMonteverdi and his contemporariesCon che soavità : studies in Italian opera, song, and dance, 1580-1740Music, patronage, and printing in late Renaissance FlorenceMonteverdiMonteverdi