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The chronicle of opera

Author: Michael Raeburn
Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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Celebrates the great eras of music and performance, mixing fact and anecdote, personalities and stylistic development with hundreds of illustrations, while key historical dates set the operas in  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Raeburn, Michael, 1940-
Chronicle of opera.
London : Thames & Hudson, 2007
(OCoLC)639554482
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Raeburn
ISBN: 9780500286678 0500286671
OCLC Number: 80331936
Notes: Originally published: New York : Thames and Hudson, 1998.
Description: 260 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: 1589-1761, Baroque opera --
1762-1850, Classical and Romantic opera --
1851-1914, International opera --
1915- , The age of recording --
Reference data. Glossary ; Timeline ; Opera premieres ; Biographies of 100 singers.
Responsibility: Michael Raeburn.

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"Sumptuous artwork....The level of scholarship is first-rate, as well as tart and to the point." "Every opera fan needs this book....The sidebars...and succulent visuals make this book one to keep." Read more...

 
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