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Opera and the morbidity of music

Author: Joseph Kerman
Publisher: New York : New York Review Books, ©2008.
Series: New York Review Books collection.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this wide-ranging collection of essays and reviews, Kerman examines the ongoing vitality of the classical music tradition, from the days of Guillaume Dufay, John Taverner, and William Byrd to contemporary operas by Philip Glass and John Adams."--BOOK JACKET.
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Genre/Form: Book reviews
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Kerman
ISBN: 9781590172650 1590172655
OCLC Number: 166367932
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xv, 373 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Classical music: rise and fall, and rise --
Opera and the morbidity of music --
Two cheers for Rach 3 --
Labyrinth music --
William Byrd and the Catholics --
The operas of Monteverdi --
Bach: a short life --
A guide to the Well-tempered clavier --
Wilfrid Mellers on Bach --
Mozart: four biographies --
Mozart's last year --
Playing Mozart: the piano concertos --
The magic flute --
Sonata forms --
Beethoven: works and life --
Beethoven hero --
Text and act: Beethoven's concertos --
Three riffs on the nineth --
The romantic generation --
Schubert's songs --
Berlioz: a life --
Reading opera --
Verdi: a life --
Verdi: the late operas --
Wagner and Wagnerism --
A ring of San Francisco --
Bayreuth, 2001 --
The art of the program note --
Maria Callas (1923-1977) --
Carlos Kleiber (1930-2004).
Series Title: New York Review Books collection.
Responsibility: Joseph Kerman.
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Joseph Kerman examines the ongoing vitality of the classical music tradition, and argues that the recent upsurge of interest in opera is proof of an extremely invigorating and healthy art form.  Read more...

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