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A history of the oratorio

Author: Howard E Smither
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©1977-©2000.
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History of the Oratorio: Vol. 3: the Oratorio in the Classical Era

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Smither, Howard E.
History of the oratorio.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©1977-©2000
(OCoLC)639518193
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Howard E Smither
ISBN: 0807812749 9780807812747 0807812943 9780807812945 0807817317 9780807817315 0807825115 9780807825112 0193152576 9780193152571
OCLC Number: 2463587
Description: 4 volumes : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Vol. 1 : The oratorio in the baroque era : Italy, Vienna, Paris. Part I : The Antecedents and Origins of the Oratorio --
The Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Roman Catholic Reform. Some Antecedents of the Oratorio ; The Oratorians and Their Social Context ; Antecedents of the Oratorio in Neri's Oratory ; A Reappraisal of Some Oratorio Antecedents --
The Early Baroque : Antecedents and Incunabula of the Oratorio ; Antecedents ; Anerio's Teatro and Some Incunabula of the Oratorio --
Part II : The Oratorio in Italy, Circa 1640-1720 --
Mid-Century Rome I : The Oratorio Volgare. Social, Artistic, and Literary Background ; Musical Background ; The Oratories and Their Music ; Examples of the Oratorio Volgare ; The Chief Characteristics of the Oratorio Volgare --
Mid-Century Rome II : Carissimi and the Oratorio Latino. Rome's Latin Oratory and Its Music ; Giacomo Carissimi ; Some Contemporaries of Carissimi ; The Chief Characteristics of the Oratorio Latino --
The Later Baroque I : Social Contexts, Patrons, Composers, Poets. Rome ; Other Centers --
The Later Baroque II : The Libretto and Music. The Libretto ; The Music of the Oratorio from the 1660s to the 1680s ; The Music of the Oratorio from the 1680s to about 1720 ; Conclusion --
Part III : The Italian Oratorio Outside Italy --
Vienna. The Oratorio and Sepolcro in Vienna --
Paris. Social and Musical Background ; Marc-Antoine Charpentier and the Latin Oratorio ; Parisian Oratorios After Charpentier. Vol. 2 : The oratorio in the baroque era : Protestant Germany and England. Part I : Protestant Germany : The Seventeenth-Century Antecedents and Origins --
The Lutheran Historia and Passion. The Lutheran Historia before Schütz ; The Historiae of Schütz ; The Actus Musicus and the Later Historia ; The Oratorio Passion --
The Sacred Dramatic Dialogue and Other Genres. The Early Dialogue ; The Concertato Dialogue ; Examples of Dramatic Dialogues ; Other Sacred Dramatic Genres --
Buxtehude and the Lübeck Abendmusiken. The Origin and Social Context of the Abendmusiken ; Some Works for the Abendmusiken --
Part II : Protestant Germany : The Early Eighteenth-Century Oratorio --
Terminology, Social Contexts, Composers, Poets. Terminology ; Social Contexts, Composers, Poets --
The Libretto and the Music. The Libretto ; The Music ; Some Examples --
Part III : Handel and the English Oratorio --
Antecedents and Origins. Antecedents in Seventeenth-Century England ; Handel the Opera Composer in England ; Antecedents in Handel's English Music ; The Beginning of the English Oratorio : 1718, 1732--33 ; An Interlude: 1733--38 --
The First Mature Period of Handel's English Oratorio : 1738--1745. The Oratorios of 1738 ; An Interlude : 1739--1741 ; The Oratorios of 1741--1744 --
Handel's Later Oratorios. Four "Occasional" Oratorios : 1746--1748 ; The Last Four Oratorios : 1748--1752 ; The Chief Characteristics of Handel's Oratorios ; Some Contemporaries of Handel. Vol. 3 : The oratorio in the classical era. Part I : The Italian oratorio --
Social contexts of the Italian oratorio. Introduction : terminology and genre definition ; Italian and Latin oratorio in Italy ; Italian oratorio abroad --
The libretto and music of the Italian oratorio. The libretto ; The music --
Selected Italian oratorios. La morte d'Abel / Leonardo Leo ; La conversione di Sant'Agostino / Johann Adolf Hasse ; La passione di Gesù Cristo / Nicolò Jommelli ; David poenitens / Ferdinando Bertoni ; Il ritorno di Tobia / Joseph Haydn ; Debora e Sisara / Pietro Alessandro Guglielme --
Part II : The English oratorio after Handel --
Social contexts of the English oratorio. Introductions : Terminology and genre definition ; England ; The New World --
The English oratorio : libretto, music, selected oratorios. vThe libretto ; The music : general characteristics ; The music : selected oratorios ; Paradise lost / John Christopher Smith ; Judith / Thomas Augustine Arne ; Hannah / John Worgan ; The fall of Egypt / John Stanley ; Jonah / Samuel Felsted --
Social contexts of the German oratorio. Introduction : terminology and genre definition ; Sponsors and social contexts --
The libretto and music of the German oratorio. The libretto ; The music : general characteristics --
Selected German oratorios. Der Tag des Gerichts / Georg Philipp Teleman ; Der Tod Jesu / Carl Heinrich Graun ; Auferstehung und himmelfahrt Jesu / Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach ; Lazarus, oder die Feyer der Auferstehung / Johann Heinrich Rolle ; The creation and The seasons / Joseph Haydn ; Christus am Oelberge / Ludwig van Beethoven --
Part IV : the oratorio in French and other languages --
The French oratorio. Introduction : terminology and genre definition ; Social context ; The libretto ; The music : general charateristics ; The music : selected oratorios ; La sortie d'Egypte / Henri-Joseph Rigel ; La nativité / Francois-Joseph Gossec ; The oratorios of Jean-François Le Sueur --
The oratorio in other languages. The Spanish oratorio ; The Portuguese oratorio ; The oratorio in Denmark and Sweden ; The Russian oratorio. Vol. 4 : The oratorio in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Part I : The Nineteenth Century --
The German Oratorio : Terminology, Social and Cultural Context. Terminology ; Cultural and Social Context ; The Context of Oratorio Performance --
The German Oratorio : Aesthetic Theory and Criticism, Libretto and Music. Introduction : The Oratorio Market and the Production of New Oratorios, 1800-1914 ; Aesthetic Theory and Criticism ; The Libretto ; The Music ; Periodization and Summary of Styles --
Selected German Oratorios. Friedrich Schneider, Das Weltgericht ; Louis Spohr, Die letzten Dinge ; Felix Mendelssohn ; Robert Schumann, Das Paradies und die Peri ; Franz Liszt --
Oratorio in Britain : Terminology, Cultural and Social Context. Terminology, Genre, and the Handelian Legacy ; Cultural and Social Context --
Oratorio in Britain : Aesthetic Theory and Criticism, Libretto and Music. Introduction : The Oratorio Market and the Production of New Oratorios, 1800-1914 ; Aesthetic Theory and Criticism ; The Libretto ; The Music --
Selected English Oratorios. William Crotch, Palestine ; George Macfarren, St. John the Baptist ; C. Hubert H. Parry, Job ; Edward Elgar, The Dream of Gerontius --
Oratorio in America : Cultural Context, Aesthetic Theory and Criticism. Oratorio in Early America Oratorio and the Choral Society ; Oratorio and the Music Festival ; Other Social Contexts ; Aesthetic Theory and Criticism : Dwight versus Fry --
Oratorio in America : Libretto, Music, Selected Oratorios. Libretto ; Music : General Aspects ; Selected Oratorios --
Oratorio in France : Social Context, Libretto, Music; Terminology and Genre ; Cultural and Social Context ; Libretto ; Music --
Selected French Oratorios. Hector Berlioz, L'enfance du Christ ; Camille Saint-Saëns, Oratorio de Noël ; César Franck, Les béatitudes ; Charles Gounod, La rédemption ; Jules Massenet, La terre promise --
Some Areas of Lesser Activity. Italy; Dvorák's Svatá Ludmila and Tinel's Franciscus --
Part II : The Twentieth Century --
The Oratorio in the Twentieth Century. Terminology, Social Context ; Libretto ; Music --
Selected Twentieth-Century Oratorios. Igor Stravinsky, Oedipus rex : opera-oratorio ; French Oratorio ; German Oratorio ; English Oratorio --
Epilogue to A History of the Oratorio.
Responsibility: by Howard E. Smither.

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This book completes one of the most important historical surveys that has been offered to musical scholarship in this generation.Nicholas Temperley, University of Illinois

 
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