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Weep, shudder, die : a guide to loving opera

Author: Robert Levine
Publisher: New York : Itbooks, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Explains the art of opera and examines the most famous operas and composers, giving a sense of history of each composition while relating it to today's audiences.
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Genre/Form: Führer
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Levine
ISBN: 9780061941313 006194131X
OCLC Number: 670476146
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiii, 242 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Introduction: No Need to Wear Your Jewelry --
German Opera: Who's Afraid of Wagner (and His Friends)? --
Mozart's Operas: No Comparison Possible --
Opera in English: If You Think It's Easier to Understand, Think Again --
Italian Opera: If You Can Hum It, It's Probably Italian --
French Opera: Demons, Gypsies, Biblical Epics --
Russian Opera: Choruses, Nationalism, and Tchaikovsky --
Epilogue: And Finally ...
Responsibility: Robert Levine.
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