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A mad love : an introduction to opera, Vivien Schweitzer

Label
A mad love : an introduction to opera
Title
A mad love
Title remainder
an introduction to opera
Statement of responsibility
Vivien Schweitzer
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
There are few art forms as visceral and emotional as opera--and few that are as daunting for newcomers. A Mad Love offers a spirited and indispensable tour of opera's eclectic past and present, beginning with Monteverdi's L'Orfeo in 1607, generally considered the first successful opera, through classics like Carmen and La Boheme, and spanning to Brokeback Mountain and The Death of Klinghoffer in recent years. Musician and critic Vivien Schweitzer acquaints readers with the genre's most important composers and some of its most influential performers, recounts its long-standing debates, and explains its essential terminology. Today, opera is everywhere, from the historic houses of major opera companies to movie theaters and public parks to offbeat performance spaces and our earbuds. A Mad Love is an essential book for anyone who wants to appreciate this living, evolving art form in all its richness.--
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Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schweitzer, Vivien
Dewey number
782.1
Index
index present
LC call number
ML1700
LC item number
.S395 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Opera
  • MUSIC
  • MUSIC
  • MUSIC
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • Opera
Target audience
adult
Label
A mad love : an introduction to opera, Vivien Schweitzer
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From Gods to mortals -- The beautiful song of Italian opera -- Giants of the nineteenth century -- Realism in an unrealistic medium -- Fin De Siécle dissonance to midcentury melody -- Orpheus in the twenty-first century -- Ape costumes or period costumes?
Control code
1019621595
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 271 pages
Isbn
9780465096930
Lccn
2018008455
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1019621595
Label
A mad love : an introduction to opera, Vivien Schweitzer
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From Gods to mortals -- The beautiful song of Italian opera -- Giants of the nineteenth century -- Realism in an unrealistic medium -- Fin De Siécle dissonance to midcentury melody -- Orpheus in the twenty-first century -- Ape costumes or period costumes?
Control code
1019621595
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 271 pages
Isbn
9780465096930
Lccn
2018008455
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1019621595

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