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Gluck His Operas

by Hector Berlioz
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
Release Date: 1915
Genre: Music
Pages: 176 pages
ISBN 13: 0877882487
ISBN 10: 9780877882480
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Synopsis : Gluck His Operas written by Hector Berlioz, published by ABC-CLIO which was released on 1915. Download Gluck His Operas Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. GLUCK. HIS "ALCESTE." The " Alceste" of Euripides; that of Quinault and Calsabigi; also the Scores of Lull't, Schweizer, Guglielmi and Handel. E tragedy of "Alceste," by Euripides, has formed * the subject of several operas; ... --

E. T. A. Hoffmann, Cosmopolitanism, and the Struggle for German Opera
Language: en
Pages: 496
Authors: Francien Markx
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-11-06 - Publisher: BRILL

In E. T. A. Hoffmann, Cosmopolitanism, and the Struggle for German Opera, Francien Markx investigates Hoffmann’s writings on opera, discovering in them a number of challenges to traditional narratives of aesthetic autonomy, the search for a national opera, and Hoffmann’s biography.
Curating Opera
Language: en
Pages: 238
Authors: Stephen Mould
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-02-09 - Publisher: Routledge

Curation as a concept and a catchword in modern parlance has, over recent decades, become deeply ingrained in modern culture. The purpose of this study is to explore the curatorial forces at work within the modern opera house and to examine the functionaries and processes that guide them. In turn, comparisons are made with the workings of the traditional art museum, where artworks are studied, preserved, restored, displayed and contextualised – processes which are also present in the opera house. Curatorial roles in each institution are identified and described, and the role of the celebrity art curator is compared with that of the modern stage director, who has acquired previously undreamt-of licence to interrogate operatic works, overlaying them with new concepts and levels of meaning in order to reinvent and redefine the operatic repertoire for contemporary needs. A point of coalescence between the opera house and the art museum is identified, with the transformation, towards the end of the nineteenth century, of the opera house into the operatic museum. Curatorial practices in the opera house are examined, and further communalities and synergies in the way that ‘works’ are defined in each institution are explored. This study also considers the so-called ‘birth’ of opera around the start of the seventeenth century, with reference to the near-contemporary rise of the modern art museum, outlining operatic practice and performance history over the last 400 years in order to identify the curatorial practices that have historically been employed in the maintenance and development of the repertoire. This examination of the forces of curation within the modern opera house will highlight aspects of authenticity, authorial intent, preservation, restoration and historically informed performance practice.
Language: en
Pages: 624
Authors: Guy A. Marco
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-05-03 - Publisher: Routledge

Covering over 320 composers and 43 countries, this book will be invaluable to opera scholars, researchers and serious listeners throughout the world.
Opera for Libraries
Language: en
Pages: 204
Authors: Clyde T. McCants
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-02-28 - Publisher: McFarland

Opera is a unique expression of the human mind and spirit--a play that communicates plot, characterization and story almost entirely through music. Unfortunately, because of restraints of time, location and income, few people have the opportunity to see operas performed on a regular basis. Public libraries are an easily accessible alternative for gaining operatic knowledge and exposure, offering the public a chance to hear, see, and develop an appreciation of opera. This work is a two-part guide for libraries that want to assemble a comprehensive collection of operatic materials. Part I is a list of recommended operas ranging over four hundred years of operatic history and including a variety of different styles and languages. The goal of Part I is to provide recommendations for a comprehensive library collection of video and sound operatic recordings. Part II suggest books, periodicals, and online resources that could be an integral and important part of a library's opera collection. This section also discusses the care and maintenance of sound and video recordings, offers suggestions for locating hard-to-find operatic material, and explores the library's role in sparking patron interest in opera.
Reader's Guide to Music
Language: en
Pages: 928
Authors: Murray Steib
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-12-02 - Publisher: Routledge

The Reader's Guide to Music is designed to provide a useful single-volume guide to the ever-increasing number of English language book-length studies in music. Each entry consists of a bibliography of some 3-20 titles and an essay in which these titles are evaluated, by an expert in the field, in light of the history of writing and scholarship on the given topic. The more than 500 entries include not just writings on major composers in music history but also the genres in which they worked (from early chant to rock and roll) and topics important to the various disciplines of music scholarship (from aesthetics to gay/lesbian musicology).
Building the Operatic Museum
Language: en
Pages: 267
Authors: William James Gibbons
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013 - Publisher: University Rochester Press

Focusing on the operas of Mozart, Gluck, and Rameau, Building the Operatic Museum examines the role that eighteenth-century works played in the opera houses of Paris around the turn of the twentieth century. These works, mostly neglected during the nineteenth century, became the main exhibits in what William Gibbons calls the Operatic Museum -- a physical and conceptual space in which great masterworks from the past and present could, like works of visual art in the Louvre, entertain audiences while educating them in their own history and national identity. Drawing on the fields of musicology, museum studies, art history, and literature, Gibbons explores how this "museum" transformed Parisian musical theater into a place of cultural memory, dedicated to the display of French musical greatness. William Gibbons is Assistant Professor of Musicology at Texas Christian University.
The 17th and 18th Centuries
Language: en
Pages: 1534
Authors: Frank N. Magill
Categories: Reference
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-09-13 - Publisher: Routledge

Each volume of the Dictionary of World Biography contains 250 entries on the lives of the individuals who shaped their times and left their mark on world history. This is not a who's who. Instead, each entry provides an in-depth essay on the life and career of the individual concerned. Essays commence with a quick reference section that provides basic facts on the individual's life and achievements. The extended biography places the life and works of the individual within an historical context, and the summary at the end of each essay provides a synopsis of the individual's place in history. All entries conclude with a fully annotated bibliography.
A History of Opera
Language: en
Pages: 396
Authors: Burton D. Fisher
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-03-01 - Publisher: Opera Journeys Publishing

A comprehensive history of opera that traces each milestone in opera history from the 16th century Camerata through the next 400 years, and featurrd in depth analysis of all important genres: the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic eras, Bel Canto, Opera Buffa, German Romanticism, Wagner and music drama, Verismo, Impressionism, Expressionism, Serialism, and much more.
Language: en
Pages: 431
Authors: Robert Cannon
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-02-16 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Perfect for music students and opera-goers, this book investigates what opera is, how it works and how it has developed.
Opera and the Political Imaginary in Old Regime France
Language: en
Pages: 300
Authors: Olivia Bloechl
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-03 - Publisher: University of Chicago Press

From its beginnings in the 1670s through the eve of the Revolution, French serious opera (tragedie en musique, or lyric tragedy) was closely associated with absolutist monarchical power and with the representation of that power on the operatic stage. Real-life monarchs, legendary rulers and gods, images of sovereign glory abound in operas from Lully to Rameau and Gluck. Spectacle and allegory were at the core of this repertory: from the visual splendor of sumptuous costumes and decors, including the use of elaborate stage machines, to the presence of extensive choral and choreographic sequences. And yet, this book argues that there was more to pre-revolutionary French serious operas than a contemplation of absolute rule and sovereignity. The operas also presented a more complex and aspirational 'political imaginary', shared by composers and audiences, which included themes of justice, freedom, the public good, the rule of law, and available modes of participation in public life. They did so primarily by staging recurring scenes of mourning, confession, punishment, and judicial pardon. As the author guides us through the musical and dramatic handling of these scenes by composers from Lully to Gluck, we are able to detect glimpses of the collective political experience and aspirations of French society during the long decades of the ancien regime. The book is a study of political representation in serious French opera ('lyric tragedy') from the reign of Louis XIV through the decades prior to the Revolution. It offers a critical analysis of political themes--as seen pragmatically in staged political interactions--in the repertory spanning Lully's tragedies en musique of the 1670s and '80s through the resurgence of tragic opera with Gluck's works for Paris in the 1770s." The book's central aim is "to expand our understanding of the presence of the political in pre-Revolution French opera by going beyond its long-recognized absolutist orientation. If absolutism furnished the immediate political context and discursive framework for this quasi-official operatic form, it did not exhaust the period's political thought or its political cultural imaginary. Lyric tragedy engaged meaningfully with political ideas beyond absolutist sovereignty, including themes of justice, freedom, the public good, and the rule of law. The book argues that it did so most pervasively and compellingly not in its ideological prologues or its veiled allegories, but in dramatized political relations among its characters and choruses."
E.T.A. Hoffmann's Musical Aesthetics
Language: en
Pages: 216
Authors: Abigail Chantler
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-07-05 - Publisher: Routledge

Whilst E.T.A. Hoffmann (1776-1822) is most widely known as the author of fantastic tales, he was also prolific as a music critic, productive as a composer, and active as a conductor. This book examines Hoffmann's aesthetic thought within the broader context of the history of ideas of the late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries, and explores the relationship between his musical aesthetics and compositional practice. The first three chapters consider his ideas about creativity and aesthetic appreciation in relation to the thought of other German romantic theorists, discussing the central tenets of his musical aesthetic - the idea of a 'religion of art', of the composer as a 'genius', and the listener as a 'passive genius'. In particular the relationship between the multifaceted thought of Hoffmann and Friedrich Schleiermacher is explored, providing some insight into the way in which diverse intellectual traditions converged in early-nineteenth-century Germany. In the second half of the book, Hoffmann's dialectical view of music history and his conception of romantic opera are discussed in relation to his activities as a composer, with reference to his instrumental music and his two mature, large-scale operas, Aurora and Undine. The author also addresses broader issues pertaining to the ideological and historical significance of Hoffmann's musical and literary oeuvre.
A Short History of Opera
Language: en
Pages: 992
Authors: Donald J. Grout, Hermine Weigel Williams
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-07-18 - Publisher: Columbia University Press

When first published in 1947, A Short History of Opera immediately achieved international status as a classic in the field. Now, more than five decades later, this thoroughly revised and expanded fourth edition informs and entertains opera lovers just as its predecessors have. The fourth edition incorporates new scholarship that traces the most important developments in the evolution of musical drama. After surveying anticipations of the operatic form in the lyric theater of the Greeks, medieval dramatic music, and other forerunners, the book reveals the genre's beginnings in the seventeenth century and follows its progress to the present day. A Short History of Opera examines not only the standard performance repertoire, but also works considered important for the genre's development. Its expanded scope investigates opera from Eastern European countries and Finland. The section on twentieth-century opera has been reorganized around national operatic traditions including a chapter devoted solely to opera in the United States, which incorporates material on the American musical and ties between classical opera and popular musical theater. A separate section on Chinese opera is also included. With an extensive multilanguage bibliography, more than one hundred musical examples, and stage illustrations, this authoritative one-volume survey will be invaluable to students and serious opera buffs. New fans will also find it highly accessible and informative. Extremely thorough in its coverage, A Short History of Opera is now more than ever the book to turn to for anyone who wants to know about the history of this art form.