Gian Carlo Menotti

Gian Carlo Menotti

by Donald Hixon
     
 

Gian Carlo Menotti is a composer known chiefly for his popular operas, including Amahl and the Night Visitors, The Medium, and The Consul. He also wrote a considerable amount of choral, instrumental and chamber music. This addition to the Greenwood Press series Bio-Bibliographies in Music serves as a reference guide to Menotti's career. A brief biographical sketch

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Gian Carlo Menotti is a composer known chiefly for his popular operas, including Amahl and the Night Visitors, The Medium, and The Consul. He also wrote a considerable amount of choral, instrumental and chamber music. This addition to the Greenwood Press series Bio-Bibliographies in Music serves as a reference guide to Menotti's career. A brief biographical sketch precedes a chronologically arranged bibliography of general writings by and about Menotti followed by a detailed list of works, alphabetically arranged. A bibliography of writings about specific compositions, complete with selected contemporary critical reviews, includes data on premiers and other significant performances and discographies of recordings.

Opera music scholars, along with Menotti fans, will appreciate this detailed guide to available research materials. Intended as a scholarly resource, this volume also includes two appendices, a chronological list of works and a genre list of works. An author index and a separate performer index are provided.

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Begins with a brief biography, then lists general references by and about Menotti and his music, with entries arranged in chronological order. Lists Menotti's works and performances alphabetically, giving information on publisher, duration, performance resources, and often historical, dedication, and manuscript location data. A bibliography of writings about specific works follows, arranged chronologically. Also gives information on selected performances and reviews, and offers a discography. Hixon is Librarian Emeritus from the University of California-Irvine. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313261398
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/05/2000
Series:
Bio-Bibliographies in Music Series
Pages:
356
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.94(d)

Meet the Author

DONALD L. HIXON was Fine Arts Librarian Emeritus at the University of California, Irvine from 1968-1992. He is the author of Thea Musgrave: A Bio-Bibliography (Greenwood, 1984) and serves as Series Adviser for the Greenwood Press series, Bio-Bibliographies in Music.

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