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Free download Ì PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ë Carolyn Abbate Carolyn Abbate ë 0 Free download A History of Opera Free read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Unicates and its role in society Now with an expanded examination of opera as an institution in the twenty first century this “lucid and sweeping” Boston Globe narrative explores the tensions that have sustained opera over four hundred years between words and music char. If you already know a lot about opera this is not the book for you but if you are still in the learning process this book is good option It has some pretty boring section that I wish I could just skip especially on the operas of the twentieth century The writers are experts on 19th century opera that is easy to notice since they spent way too much pages there The way they explain the operas is sometimes heavy and hard to follow Nevertheless this book is worth reading

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Free download Ì PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ë Carolyn Abbate Carolyn Abbate ë 0 Free download A History of Opera Free read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Acter and singer inattention and absorption Abbate and Parker argue that though the genre’s most popular and enduring works were almost all written in a distant European past opera continues to change the viewer physically emotionally intellectually with its enduring pow. This is an intelligent well penned survey of opera of the last 400 years from its beginnings from Monteverdi to the present times with one important caveat it really is still too short at 567 pages to be comprehensive Ideally the book should be at least 150 pages longer Absent for example is an in depth study of baroue opera seria other than Handel s nothing but the most cursory mention of Vivaldi whose operatic works are going through a slow but steady revivalAbbate and Parker also tends to ignore the fringe repertory but their survey is excellent on the mainstream oeuvre They focus on the groundbreaking works of canonical operatic composers like Wagner s and Richard Strauss s whose Ring and Der Rosenkavalier are studied in some detail One good thing for non specialists is that they keep musicological notations to a minimum thereby ensuring those who do not read music like me could appreciate the thread of their argumentsI enjoyed reading the book but some readers might find the book a bit on the serious side without enough contemporaneous gossipy accounts of catfights between prima donnas or salacious anecdotes about composers librettists etc There are some but they do not tend to overwhelm the academic though approachable style

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Free download Ì PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ë Carolyn Abbate Carolyn Abbate ë 0 Free download A History of Opera Free read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Why has opera transfixed and fascinated audiences for centuries Carolyn Abbate and Roger Parker answer this uestion in their “effervescent witty” Die Welt Germany retelling of the history of opera examining its development the musical and dramatic means by which it comm. Pretty much to go to for opera fans or those who like me often scratch their heads with a whafuck whenever the genre is mentioned within earshotKnowing little of opera I was fully prepared to have my mind changed and every musical value I have to be challenged theologically and philosophically The two authors do the genre a great service The history is dense thick but never boring Sure there are some long winded bits on particular operas that are disengaging because they re so spoilery and some of the musicological sections will be a bit thick for layfolk but they do a swell job setting out the evolution and development of opera hitting all the highlights and stressing greatly what has changed what has stayed the same and most importantly what it all means Their goal is to heighten the appreciation of the form and they certainly do that it s just a minor slog to get there I would ve appreciated a lengthier section on modern stuff and there are weird omissions no Prokofiev Come on but forgivable in the greater scheme of thingsIn fact I feel well armed now to go and actually watch some goddamn operas

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  • A History of Opera
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  • 04 February 2019
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