Richard Fawkes: The History of Opera (unabridged)

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Richard Fawkes: The History of Opera (unabridged)

Catalogue No:

NA417612

Discs:

4

Release date:

1st Aug 2005

Barcode:

9789626341766

Length:

5 hours 17 minutes

Medium:

CD (download also available)
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Richard Fawkes: The History of Opera (unabridged)


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Since its origins in the sixteenth century, opera has been an extravagant, costly affair, arousing great passions. It has also produced some of the most sublime works of art, from Monteverdi to Wagner. Following the widely acclaimed History of Classical Music, Richard Fawkes traces the history of opera up to the present day on the first three CDs, and devotes the fourth to the history of operetta. Featuring more than seventy-five musical examples.

Richard Fawkes: The History of Opera

Opera - The Beginnings

The Baroque - Opera Emerges

Claudio Monteverdi (1567 - 1643)

The First Public Opera House In Venice - 1637

Opera Spreads

Opera In France

Opera In Germany - 17th Century

Opera In England - 17th Century

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)

Castrati

Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714 - 1787)

Singspiel

The Classical Period

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)

Mozart With The Librettist Lorenzo da Ponte

Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)

Opera In Italy - The Early 19th Century

Gaetano Donizetti (1797 - 1848)

Vincenzo Bellini

The High C

Opera In Germany - The Early 19th Century

Opera In Paris - The Early 19th Century

Hector Berlioz (1803 - 1835)

Charles Gounod (1818 - 1893)

Jacques Offenbach (1819 - 1890)

Camille Saint-Saens (1835 - 1921)

Georges Bizet (1838 - 1875)

Opera In England - 19th Century

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)

Verdi - The Middle Period

Verdi - The Years Of Maturity

Richard Wagner (1813 - 1883)

The Ring

The Beginning Of Verismo

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)

La boheme

The Rise Of Nationalism - Bohemia

Nationalism In Russia

Modest Mussorgsky (1839 - 1881)

Anton Rubinstein (1829 - 1894)

Peter Illy'ich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)

Impressionism In France

Expressionism In Germany

Arnold Schonberg (1874 - 1951)

Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971)

Other German Composers

Poland - Karol Szymanowski (1882 - 1937)

Czechoslovakia - Leos Janacek (1854 - 1928)

Hungary - Zoltan Kodaly (1882 - 1967), Bela Bartok (1881 - 1945)

Spain - Manuel de Falla (1876 - 1946)

USA

Russia

Britain

The Present - And Future

Casinos And Opera

Burnings And Opera

Animals And Opera

Singers And Opera

Tosca And Opera

What Is Operetta?

The Opera - Comique In Paris, 1715

Adolphe Adam (1803 - 1856) And Herve (1825 - 1892)

Jacques Offenbach

Operetta In Germany

Operetta In Vienna

Johann Strauss Junior (1825 - 1899)

Operetta In England

Viennese Operetta - Into The 20th Century

Oscar Straus (1870 - 1954)

Emmerich Kalman (1882 - 1953)

Robert Stolz (1880 - 1975)

Light Opera - USA

Goodbye

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