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  • W. A. Mozart: Die Zauberfloete

    W. A. Mozart: Die Zauberfloete
    av Peter Branscombe

    Häftad - 1991 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521319164

    Few operas have had more written about them than The Magic Flute, yet few are as often exposed to misguided comment - or to idiosyncratic productions. This book sets out to provide a straightforward account of Mozart’s last opera, exposing the…

  • W. A. Mozart: Cosi fan tutte

    W. A. Mozart: Cosi fan tutte
    av Bruce Alan Brown

    Häftad - 1995 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521437356

    At once the most light-hearted and most disturbing of Mozart and Da Ponte’s Italian comic operas, Così fan tutte has provoked widely differing reactions from listeners for more than two centuries. Bruce Alan Brown offers several paths towards…

  • Benjamin Britten

    Benjamin Britten
    av Mervyn Cooke

    Övrigt - 1993 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521387507

    Billy Budd, based on Herman Melville’s nautical allegory, is one of Britten’s most challenging operas. This comprehensive guide considers the work from both literary and musical viewpoints. Melville’s novella is discussed, as is th…

  • Giacomo Puccini: La Boheme

    Giacomo Puccini: La Boheme
    av Arthur Groos

    Häftad - 1986 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521319133

    This guide presents a unique collection of critical, analytical, and documentary essays on Puccini’s most popular opera. There are new studies on the background to Parisian bohemianism (by Jerrold Seigel), on Puccini’s musical language (…

  • Georges Bizet

    Georges Bizet
    av Susan McClary

    Övrigt - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521398978

    Bizet’s Carmen is probably the best known opera of the standard repertoire, yet its very familiarity often prevents us from approaching it with the seriousness it deserves. This handbook explores the opera in a number of contexts, bringing to…

  • Kurt Weill

    Kurt Weill

    Övrigt - 1990 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521338882

    This is a book on the best known of the Weill-Brecht collaborations which explores the extent and significance of the composer's contribution. After a detailed reconstruction of the work's genesis and continued revision over three decades, Stephen H…

  • Richard Wagner

    Richard Wagner

    Inbunden - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521431385

    Wagner's Tristan und Isolde occupies a singular position in the history of Western culture. What Nietzsche called the 'sweet and terrible infinity' of its basic nexus of longing and death has fascinated audiences since its first performance in 1865.…

  • Richard Wagner

    Richard Wagner

    Övrigt - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521437387

    Wagner's Tristan und Isolde occupies a singular position in the history of Western culture. What Nietzsche called the 'sweet and terrible infinity' of its basic nexus of longing and death has fascinated audiences since its first performance in 1865.…

  • Benjamin Britten: Billy Budd

    Benjamin Britten: Billy Budd
    av Cooke Mervyn Cooke, Reed Philip Reed

    Inbunden - 1993 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521383288

    A detailed synopsis guides the reader through the musical and dramatic action of the opera, Billy Budd.

  • Benjamin Britten: Death in Venice

    Benjamin Britten: Death in Venice

    Inbunden - 1987 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521265348

    This book is a source of first-hand information on Britten's final operatic achievement.

  • Vincenzo Bellini: Norma

    Vincenzo Bellini: Norma
    av David R. B. Kimbell

    Inbunden - 1998 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521480369

    Norma is by common consent the finest of the ten operas composed during Vincenzo Bellini's short career, representing his genius more comprehensively than is usually the case with any single work by an operatic composer. This 1998 handbook provides…

  • Vincenzo Bellini: Norma

    Vincenzo Bellini: Norma
    av David R. B. Kimbell

    Häftad - 1998 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521485142

    Norma is by common consent the finest of the ten operas composed during Vincenzo Bellini’s short career, representing his genius more comprehensively than is usually the case with any single work by an operatic composer. This handbook provides…

  • Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg

    Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg
    av John Warrack

    Inbunden - 1994 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521444446

    Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg is Wagner’s only mature comedy, and one of the richest and most profound in the history of music. This book presents an informative and stimulating study of an opera that occupies a particular place in music love…

  • Claude Debussy: Pelleas et Melisande

    Claude Debussy: Pelleas et Melisande
    av Roger Nichols

    Häftad - 1989 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521314466

    The first comprehensive guide to Pelléas et Mélisande, Debussy’s only completed opera, this book is written by three of the leading authorities on French music of the period. As a background to the opera Richard Langham Smith discusses the pla…

  • Ludwig Van Beethoven

    Ludwig Van Beethoven

    Övrigt - 1996 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521458528

    Fidelio is Beethoven’s only complete opera and one of the most admired, and problematic, in the repertoire. This book explores the fascinating musical and dramatic elements within the work as well as the debt to the traditions of French opera…

  • W. A. Mozart: Idomeneo

    W. A. Mozart: Idomeneo
    av Julian Rushton

    Häftad - 1993 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521437417

    Idomeneo, by common consent Mozart's greatest opera seria, is a rich synthesis of the dramatic potentialities of Italian opera seria, French tragedie lyrique, and recent German opera. It was composed for the finest orchestra in Germany and some exce…

  • Richard Strauss

    Richard Strauss
    av Kenneth Birkin

    Övrigt - 1989 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521335775

    This is the first comprehensive guide to Richard Strauss’s Arabella. The opening chapters explore the literary background of the work, and examine the Strauss–Hofmannsthal collaboration. Arabella is seen as the culmination of specific id…

  • Richard Wagner: Der Fliegende Hollander

    Richard Wagner: Der Fliegende Hollander

    Inbunden - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521582858

    Der Fliegende Hollander (The Flying Dutchman) is universally acknowledged as Richard Wagner's first truly significant, original work. It is the earliest of Wagner's operatic masterpieces to have secured a permanent place in the international reperto…

  • Richard Wagner: Der Fliegende Hollander

    Richard Wagner: Der Fliegende Hollander

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521587631

    Der Fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman) is universally acknowledged as Richard Wagner’s first truly significant, original work. It is the earliest of Wagner’s operatic masterpieces to have secured a permanent place in the internati…

  • Igor Stravinsky

    Igor Stravinsky
    av Paul Griffiths

    Övrigt - 1982 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521281997

    The Rake’s Progress is Stravinsky’s biggest work and one of the few great operas written since the 1920s, rare too for the unusual quality of its libretto, by Auden and Kallman. Its importance is undisputed, but so too are the problems i…

  • Hector Berlioz: Les Troyens

    Hector Berlioz: Les Troyens
    av Ian Kemp

    Häftad - 1989 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521348133

    This is a series of studies of individual operas written for the opera-goer or record-collector as well as the student or scholar. Each volume has three main concerns: historical, analytical and interpretative. There is a detailed description of the…

  • Georges Bizet: Carmen

    Georges Bizet: Carmen
    av McClary Susan McClary

    Inbunden - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521393010

    This handbook explores Bizet's famous opera in a number of contexts, from its origin in Merimee's short story to the film adaptations of the last thirty years.

  • Richard Wagner

    Richard Wagner
    av John Warrack

    Övrigt - 1994 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521448956

    Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg is Wagner’s only mature comedy, and one of the richest and most profound in the history of music. This book presents an informative and stimulating study of an opera that occupies a particular place in music love…

  • Giacomo Puccini: La Boheme

    Giacomo Puccini: La Boheme
    av Groos Arthur Groos, Parker Roger Parker

    Inbunden - 1986 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521264891

  • Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes

    Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes
    av Brett Philip Brett

    Inbunden - 1983 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521229166

    Benjamin Britten's Peter Grimes is one of the few operas of the last half-century to have gained a secure place in the repertory.

  • W. A. Mozart: Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail

    W. A. Mozart: Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail
    av Bauman Thomas Bauman

    Inbunden - 1988 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521325455

    This will be essential reading for all who have an interest in Mozart's operas, whether as student, scholar or opera-lover.

  • Alban Berg: Wozzeck

    Alban Berg: Wozzeck
    av Jarman Douglas Jarman

    Inbunden - 1989 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521241519

    A clear and accessible introduction to one of the most significant operas of the twentieth century.

  • Richard Strauss: Arabella

    Richard Strauss: Arabella
    av Birkin Kenneth Birkin

    Inbunden - 1989 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521340311

    The first comprehensive guide to Richard Strauss's opera, Arabella.

  • Alban Berg: Lulu

    Alban Berg: Lulu
    av Douglas Jarman

    Häftad - 1991 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521284806

    This book is a guide to Berg's second opera, Lulu, written in non-technical language and intended for those students and music lovers wishing to become familiar with one of the masterpieces of twentieth-century music. Jarman presents a clear and con…

  • Modest Musorgsky and Boris Godunov

    Modest Musorgsky and Boris Godunov
    av Caryl Emerson

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521369763

    Caryl Emerson (a literary specialist) and Robert William Oldani (a music historian) take a comprehensive look at the most famous Russian opera, Modest Musorgsky's Boris Godunov. The result is both a historical study of a famous work and an interpret…

  • Richard Strauss

    Richard Strauss

    Övrigt - 1989 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521359702

    This full-length study of Salome is the first in English since Lawrence Gilman’s introductory guide of 1907. The handbook presents an informative collection of historical, critical and analytical studies of one of Strauss’s most familiar…

  • Alban Berg: Lulu

    Alban Berg: Lulu
    av Jarman Douglas Jarman

    Inbunden - 1991 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521241502

    This book is a guide to Berg's second opera, Lulu, written in non-technical language.

  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Giuseppe Verdi
    av James A. Hepokoski

    Övrigt - 1983 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521280167

    A compact, up-to-date guide to the history and construction of Verdi's last - and possibly greatest - opera.

  • Benjamin Britten: The Turn of the Screw

    Benjamin Britten: The Turn of the Screw

    Inbunden - 1985 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521239271

    This book is designed to introduce the non-specialist music lover to Britten's opera, The Turn of the Screw.

  • W. A. Mozart: La Clemenza di Tito

    W. A. Mozart: La Clemenza di Tito
    av Rice John A. Rice

    Inbunden - 1991 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521361422

    The first book to be devoted to Mozart's opera, La clemenza di Tito, with historical and critical analysis.

  • Richard Strauss

    Richard Strauss

    Inbunden - 1990 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521351737

    The volume examines the many facets of one of Richard Strauss's most complex operas.

  • W. A. Mozart: La Clemenza di Tito

    W. A. Mozart: La Clemenza di Tito
    av John A. Rice

    Häftad - 1991 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521369497

    This is the first book to be devoted to Mozart’s opera, La clemenza di Tito. Rice considers the opera from a variety of historical and critical viewpoints. Tito is a political opera. The author examines its origins in the politically unstable…

  • Benjamin Britten

    Benjamin Britten

    Övrigt - 1987 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521319430

    This book is exceptional amongst those that have appeared so far in this well-established series, in that it is largely written by those who worked with the composer and assisted him during the period in which the opera was composed and first put on…

  • C. W. von Gluck: Orfeo

    C. W. von Gluck: Orfeo
    av Patricia Howard

    Häftad - 1981 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521296649

    This book explains how and why Gluck’s historically important and best-loved opera Orfeo came into existence, and shows why it has retained its popularity. The work is placed in its context of Gluck’s ‘reform of opera’, an ar…

  • Richard Strauss

    Richard Strauss

    Övrigt - 1990 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521359719

    The contributions to this handbook bring together a full-length study of Elektra in English. The volume examines the many facets of one of Richard Strauss's most complex operas. First, P. E. Easterling surveys the mythological background, while Kare…