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This illustrated survey celebrates the panoramic holdings and colorful history of the Archivio Storico Ricordi, one of the world's most important musical archives.
The book is concerned with musical settings c.1650-1750 for voices and instruments of mostly secular texts that were performed in English theatres. It is of value to those with an interest in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century English music, literature, drama or theatre, showing how these arts intersected.
Ades's third opera, The Exterminating Angel premiered at the Salzburg Festival in July 2016. Based on Luis Bunuel's surrealist classic El angel exterminador, the opera sees a collection of society's grandees inexplicably trapped in a room.
By David Beard
Beard presents a definitive study of the works of Harrison Birtwistle, one of Britain's foremost living composers and a leading exponent of music drama. Drawing upon a substantial body of previously undocumented primary sources, the book goes beyond previous studies of the composer to include works unveiled from 2000 onwards.
How did revolutionary America appear to European audiences through their opera glasses? Polzonetti presents a fresh perspective on European cultural reception of American social identity, shedding new light on familiar works by Mozart and Haydn as well as on lesser-known operas, representing groundbreaking research in music, cultural and political history.