ISBN-10: 0415970725

ISBN-13: 9780415970723

Edition: 2006

Authors: Denise Gallo

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Opera: The Basicsgives a brief introduction to 4 centuries of opera, ideal for students and interested listeners who want to learn more about this important musical style. After a brief introduction, the book is organized in two parts: Terms and Topics; and Genres and Styles. In the first part, the author traces the origins of opera, and then introduces the student to its basic terminology. In Part II, the author traces the history of major opera genres, including serious opera; comic opera; semi-serious opera; and vernacular opera. Throughout, sidebars offer studies of key issues. The book concludes with a bibliography, discography, and videography. Opera: The Basicsserves as an excellent introduction to the players, the music, and the styles that make opera an enduring and well-loved musical style.
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List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 11/22/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Terms and Topics
The Origins of Opera
Musical Terminology
Music and Text Relationships
Opera Onstage and Off
Opera as a Mirror of Society
Genres, Styles, and Scores
Serious and Semi-Serious Opera
Comic Opera and Operetta
Vernacular Opera
Scores and Editions
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