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Opera a History in Documents

by Piero Weiss

  • ISBN: 9780195116380
  • ISBN10: 0195116380

Opera a History in Documents

by Piero Weiss

  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
  • Publish date: 01/01/2002
  • ISBN: 9780195116380
  • ISBN10: 0195116380
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Description: Preface:1. The Medici Wedding Festivities of 1589 (de' Rossi)2. Pietro Bardi on the Birth of Opera3. L'Euridice, the Second Opera (Buonarroti, Rinuccini, Peri, Caccini)4. Cavalieri's Rappresentatione di anima, et di corpo (Guidotti, Cavalieri)5. Monteverdi Criticizes a Libretto6. Sant'Alessio at the Barberini Palace, Rome (Rospigliosi, Bouchard)7. Opera Comes to Venice and Goes Public (Ivanovich)8. Lully is Granted a Monopoly on Opera in French (Colbert, Lully)9. The Grand Siecle Absorbs the Tragedie en musique (Perrault, La Fontaine, Boileau)10. Saint-Evremond's Views on Opera11. The First English Operas (Dryden)12. Handel's Rinaldo at the Haymarket Theatre (Hill, G. Rossi, Addison, Steele)13. Pier Jacopo Martello on Opera (1715)14. The President de Bosses in Italy (1739)15. Metastasio on Setting Dramatic Recitative to Music16. From Rousseau's Confessions17. The War of the Buffoons (d'Holbach)Interlude: A Traveling Company (G. Gozzi)18. Operatic Reform in Vienna: Gluck and Calzabigi19. Gluck in Paris (Meister)20. Mozart at Work on Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail21. Gretry's Richard Coeur-de-Lion (Meister, Gretry)22. The Making of Le nozze di Figaro (L. and W.A. Mozart, Da Ponte)23. Kierkegaard's Don Giovanni24. Fidelio in 1806 (Rockel)25. Berlioz's Estimate of Spontini26. E. T. A. Hoffman on "Music Drama That Springs from the Heart"27. The First Performance of Il barbiere di Siviglia (Righetti-Giorgi)28. Der Freischutz: A German Triumph (M. M. von Weber)29. Parisian Grand Opera: Auber's La Muette de Portici as Seen by WagnerInterlude: Madame Pasta (Hunt)30. Verdi's Own Story of How Nabucco Was Composed31. Verdi's Operatic Style Analyzed by a Contemporary (Basevi)32. Wagner on the Evolution of his Style33. Wagner's Theory of Drama34. Divergent Reactions to Boris Godunov (Laroche, Stasov)35. Tchaikovsky on Eugene Onegin36. Nietzsche vs. Wagner37. Verdi's Otello (Boito, Verdi, Morelli)Interlude: Verdi and Wagner in Vienna (J. Sulzer)38. Verismo (Verga)39. Four Men at Work on La boheme (Illica, Puccini, Ricordi, Giacosa)40. Pelleas et Melisande (Mauclair, journalist, Debussy)41. Strauss and Hofmannsthal Work on Der Rosenkavalier42. Duke Bluebeard's Castle (Ballasz)43. Busoni and the Reinstatement of Disbelief44. In Defense of Kat'a Kabanova (Stuart)45. Alban Berg on Wozzeck46. Brecht on "Epic Opera"47. Shostakovich and the Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk Debacle (Shostakovich, Pravda)Interlude: An Italian Claque (Montale)48. Peter Grimes in Postwar London (Edm. Wilson)49. Stravinsky, Auden, and The Rake's Progress50. A First Reaction to Poulenc's Dialogues des Carmelites (Mila)51. Einstein on the Beach by Philip Glass (Page)52. John Adams on Nixon in ChinaIndex:
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