The History of Opera

The History of Opera

Audio CD(Unabridged)

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Since its origins in the sixteenth century, opera has been an extravagant, costly affair, arousing great passions. It has also produced some of the most sublime works of art, from composers Monteverdi to Wagner. Following the widely acclaimed The History of Classical Music, Richard Fawkes traces the history of opera up to the present day discusses the history of operetta. The History of Opera features more than seventy-five musical examples.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781094015897
Publisher: Naxos
Publication date: 04/14/2020
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 14 - 16 Years

About the Author

Richard Fawkes is a writer, director, and producer who specializes in classical music. He is a regular contributor to Opera Now,
Classical Music
magazine, and The
, and has contributed to the BBC Music
Magazine, Gramophone
, the Daily
Telegraph, She
, the Sunday Telegraph,
the Sunday Times, and the Independent, mostly on music and the arts.
He is the author of several books, including Opera on Film, Welsh National Opera, Notes from a Low Singer, Fighting for a Laugh, and The Last Corner of
among others. His audio productions, The History of Classical Music
and The History of Opera, won Talkie Awards.

Robert Powell has, in addition to playing Richard Hannay on screen in The Thirty-Nine Steps, appeared on television in Marple: The Murder at the Vicarage, Dalziel and Pascoe, and Holby City.

Table of Contents

Features more than 75 musical examples. Over 5 hours running time. CD1. Baroque to Beethoven; CD2. Donizetti to Verdi; CD3. Verdi to Tchaikovsky; CD4. Schoenberg to Stolz.

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