Saturday Afternoons at the Old Met: The Metropolitan Opera Broadcasts 1931-1950


(Amadeus). In this first of three volumes, Paul Jackson begins a rich and detailed history of the early years of the Metropolitan Opera broadcasts, bringing to life more than 200 recorded broadcasts.

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(Amadeus). In this first of three volumes, Paul Jackson begins a rich and detailed history of the early years of the Metropolitan Opera broadcasts, bringing to life more than 200 recorded broadcasts.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780931340482
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Publication date: 3/28/2003
  • Pages: 586
  • Lexile: 1400L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.69 (w) x 10.57 (h) x 1.99 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I The Gatti Years
1 Convincing Gatti 3
2 The Money Factor 11
3 1931-32: On the Air 19
4 1932-33: Money Troubles 29
5 1933-34: Deities, Premieres, and Farewells 39
6 1934-35: A Mighty Quartet and a Norse Goddess 73
7 Coda: Exit Gatti 91
Pt. II The Johnson Era
8 Prologue 97
9 1935-36: Wagner and a Coloratura Soprano 103
10 1936-37: Italian and French Favorites; A Spring Bouquet 121
11 1936-40: The German Wing 145
12 1937-40: The Italian Wing 179
13 1939-40: New Repertory 209
14 Interlude: Mortgage and Marriage 219
15 1940-43: Comic Relief 225
16 1940-42: Italian Lyricism and French Tang 235
17 1940-41: Auf Wiedersehen 257
18 1941-44: Wagner While at War 265
19 1941-44: Allies - France Sustained by Britain 279
20 1941-50: Mozart Renascence 299
21 Intermission 323
22 1942-45: The Italian Wing While at War 333
23 Coda: Vale 361
24 1942-45: Maestros and Masterworks 365
25 1943-46: Postwar Stasis 377
26 1946-48: Postwar Premieres 401
27 1946-48: New Artists 407
28 1948-49: An Upward Curve 435
29 1949-50: Curtain for Johnson 457
30 Coda: Reckoning 487
Notes 491
Operas and Casts of the Broadcasts 507
Historic Broadcast Recordings 525
Select Bibliography 531
Index 535
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