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A short history of opera

Author: Donald Jay Grout; Hermine Weigel Williams
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd ed.View all editions and formats
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A concise review of developments in opera from the seventeenth century to the present, with extensive discussions of German and Italian opera, as well as operas of the twentieth century.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald Jay Grout; Hermine Weigel Williams
ISBN: 0231061927 9780231061926
OCLC Number: 15520734
Description: xix, 913 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Music and drama to the end of the sixteenth century. The lyric theater of the Greeks ; Medieval dramatic music ; The immediate forerunners of opera --
The seventeenth century. The beginnings ; Monteverdi's Orfeo ; Other Italian court operas of the early seventeenth century ; Italian opera in the later seventeenth century : in Italy ; Italian opera in the later seventeenth century : in Germany ; Early German opera ; Lully and the opera in France ; English opera --
The eighteenth century. Masters of the early eighteenth century ; The opera seria ; The operas of Gluck ; The comic opera ; The operas of Mozart --
The nineteenth century. The turn of the century ; Grand opera ; Opéra comique, operetta, and lyric opera ; Italian opera : Verdi and his contemporaries ; The Romantic opera in Germany ; The operas of Wagner ; The later nineteenth century --
Nationalism and opera. National opera --
The twentieth century. The first half of the century ; The recent past.
Responsibility: Donald Jay Grout.

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