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The little book of opera : an anthology

Author: Duncan Bock
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st ed
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The Little Book of Opera celebrates the sublime marriage of words and music that has dazzled audiences with an unparalleled parade of both high and low drama since the sixteenth century. This volume collects enchanting and engaging pieces by celebrated writers, including Willa Cather's striking tale of a stuffy businessman's infatuation with a prima donna, Richard Wagner's memorable tirade on the subject of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Duncan Bock
ISBN: 087113649X 9780871136497
OCLC Number: 34951294
Notes: "A Balliett & Fitzgerald book."
Description: 171 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Contents: The age of innocence (an excerpt from the novel) / Edith Wharton --
Master class (an excerpt from Act II of the play) / Terrence McNally --
The Callas cult (an excerpt from The queen's throat) / Wayne Koestenbaum --
Death by enthusiasm / Hector Berlioz --
Butterfly's failure / George R. Marek --
A gold slipper / Willa Cather --
Two letters / Enrico Caruso --
Verdi refunds / G. Verdi and P. Bertani --
The Wagnerians / Louis Auchincloss --
Il janitoro / George Ade --
The voice of the turtle / W. Somerset Maugham --
Italian music in Dakota / Walt Whitman.
Responsibility: edited by Duncan Bock.

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The Little Book of Opera is a collection of writings by enthusiasts, celebrating the sublime marriage of words and music that has dazzled audiences with an unparalled parade of both high and low  Read more...

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