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How to listen to and understand opera

Author: Robert Greenberg; Teaching Company.
Publisher: Chantilly, VA : Teaching Co., 2003.
Series: Great courses (DVD)
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The history of opera is traced from its beginning in the early 17th century to around 1924. The lectures examine landmark operas; musical, cultural, and social developments that influenced opera's growth; and the influence of national languages and cultures on opera.
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Genre/Form: Filmed lectures
Educational films
Nonfiction films
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Claudio Monteverdi
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Greenberg; Teaching Company.
ISBN: 1565855841 9781565855847
OCLC Number: 57298944
Performer(s): Lecturer: Robert Greenberg.
Description: 8 videodiscs : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 4 course guidebooks (22 cm).
Details: DVD, region 1.
Contents: pt. 1: lecture 1-2. Introduction and words and music --
lecture 3-4. A brief history of vocal expression in music --
lecture 5-8. The invention of opera and Monteverdi's Orfeo --
pt. 2: lecture 9-12. The growth of opera, the development of Italian opera seria, and Mozart's Idomeneo --
lecture 13-16. The rise of opera buffa and Mozart's the Marriage of Figaro --
lecture 17-18. The bel canto style and Rossini's the Barber of Seville --
lecture 19-22. Verdi and Otello --
lecture 23-24. French opera --
pt. 4: lecture 25. German opera comes of age --
lecture 26-27. Richard Wagner and Tristan und Isolde --
lecture 28. Late Romantic German opera: Richard Strauss and Salome --
lecture 29-30. Russian opera --
lecture 31-32. Verismo, Puccini, and Tosca.
Series Title: Great courses (DVD)
Responsibility: [Robert Greenberg].

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The history of opera is traced from its beginning in the early 17th century to around 1924. The lectures examine landmark operas; musical, cultural, and social developments that influenced opera's growth; and the influence of national languages and cultures on opera.

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