By Donald Grout,Hermine Weigel Williams
When first released in 1947, A brief historical past of Opera instantly completed overseas prestige as a vintage within the box. This completely revised and elevated fourth version examines not just the normal functionality repertoire, but additionally works thought of very important for the genre's improvement, from its Greek forerunners to the current day. The part on twentieth-century opera has been reorganized round nationwide operatic traditions together with a bankruptcy committed exclusively to opera within the usa, which contains fabric at the American musical and ties among classical opera and renowned musical theater. With an in depth multilanguage bibliography, multiple hundred musical examples, and level illustrations, this authoritative one-volume survey could be precious to scholars and severe opera buffs.
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A Short History of Opera by Donald Grout,Hermine Weigel Williams