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    Prepare for Saints: Gertrude Stein, Virgil Thomson, and the Mainstreaming of American Modernism

    By Steven Watson

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    Perhaps the oddest and most influential collaboration in the history of American modernism was hatched in 1926, when a young Virgil Thomson knocked on Gertrude Stein's door in Paris. Eight years later, their opera "Four Saints in Three Acts" became a sensation. This is an account of how that revolutionary...

    Richard Wagner, Fritz Lang, and the Nibelungen: The Dramaturgy of Disavowal

    By David J. Levin

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    Explores the relationship between aesthetics and anti-Semitism in two controversial landmarks in German culture. This book argues that Richard Wagner's opera cycle "Der Ring des Nibelungen" and Fritz Lang's 1920s film "Die Nibelungen" exploits contrasts between good and bad aesthetics to address the question of what is German and what...

    Vincenzo Bellini: Norma

    By David R. B. Kimbell

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    Norma is by common consent the finest of the ten operas composed during Vincenzo Bellini's short career. In this 1998 book, Professor Kimbell provides the biographical and cultural context of the opera, examines its artistic qualities and suggests something of the impression Norma has made since it was first produced.

    Pavarotti: Life with Luciano

    By Mirella Ricciardi

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    Written by his wife, Adua, this unique book about Luciano Pavarotti, one of the greatest tenors of this century, is the first to go beyond his public life. In addition to pictures from the family albums, there are superb color photographs of Pavarotti at his home in Modena, Italy, with...

    Mozart's Operas

    By Daniel Heartz

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    Brings the author's knowledge of social history, theater, and art to a study of Mozart's operas. This title includes an essay on "Idomeneo" 1781, the work that continued to inspire and sustain Mozart through his next, and final, six operas. It discusses the spirituality of Mozart's last two operas, "Die...

    The Angel\'s Cry: Beyond the Pleasure Principle in Opera

    By Michel Poizat

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    Wagner Operas

    By Ernest Newman

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    Discusses ten of Wagner's most beloved operas, illuminates their key themes and the myths and literary sources behind the librettos, and demonstrates how the composer's style changed from work to work.

    G. Schirmer Opera Anthology - Arias For Mezzo-Soprano

    By Robert Larsen

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    Carnaval De Venise: Comedie lyrique

    By Andre Campra

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    Carnaval de Venise, Campra's second work for the Academie Royale de Musique, has significance in the history of the French lyric theatre for it is a rare example of an opera- ballet with continuous action. The m ore typical genre, exemplified by L'Europe galant, has a separate plot for each...

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