The History of Opera

by Richard Fawkes

Cambridge University Press | February 17, 2000 | Audio Book (CD)

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The History of Opera is an affordable and accessible resource for the listening and appraising skills element in any music curriculum. Richard Fawkes traces the history of opera from its origins in the 16th century to the present day in the first three CDs. The excerpts include Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, Donizetti, Bellini, Berlioz, Gounod, Offenbach, Saint-Saens, Bizet, Verdi, Mussorgsky, Rubenstein and Tchaikovsky. The fourth CD is devoted to the history of operetta with excerpts from Schoenberg, Stravinsky, Shostakovich, Strauss, Lehar and some light American opera. The History of Opera helps students compare distinctive musical characteristics from a variety of styles and traditions. The narrative descriptions assist in relating the excerpts to the context in which the music was created.

Format: Audio Book (CD)

Dimensions: 2.22 × 1.94 × 0.39 in

Published: February 17, 2000

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0521787521

ISBN - 13: 9780521787529

Appropriate for ages: 14 - 16

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The History of Opera

The History of Opera

by Richard Fawkes

Format: Audio Book (CD)

Dimensions: 2.22 × 1.94 × 0.39 in

Published: February 17, 2000

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0521787521

ISBN - 13: 9780521787529

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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The History of Opera is an affordable and accessible resource for the listening and appraising skills element in any music curriculum. Richard Fawkes traces the history of opera from its origins in the 16th century to the present day in the first three CDs. The excerpts include Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, Donizetti, Bellini, Berlioz, Gounod, Offenbach, Saint-Saens, Bizet, Verdi, Mussorgsky, Rubenstein and Tchaikovsky. The fourth CD is devoted to the history of operetta with excerpts from Schoenberg, Stravinsky, Shostakovich, Strauss, Lehar and some light American opera. The History of Opera helps students compare distinctive musical characteristics from a variety of styles and traditions. The narrative descriptions assist in relating the excerpts to the context in which the music was created.

Appropriate for ages: 14 - 16