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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 Opera 3. L'Euridice, the Second Opera (Buonarroti, Rinuccini, Peri, Caccini) 4. Cavalieri's Rappresentatione di anima, et di corpo (Guidotti, Cavalieri) 5. Monteverdi Criticizes a Libretto 6. 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 Sicle Absorbs the Tragdie en musique (Perrault, La Fontaine, Boileau) 10. Saint-vremond's Views on Opera 11. 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 Prsident de Bosses in Italy (1739) 15. Metastasio on Setting Dramatic Recitative to Music 16. From Rousseau's Confessions 17. The War of the Buffoons (d'Holbach) Interlude: A Traveling Company (G. Gozzi) 18. Operatic Reform in Vienna: Gluck and Calzabigi 19. Gluck in Paris (Meister) 20. Mozart at Work on Die Entfhrung aus dem Serail 21. Grtry's Richard Coeur-de-Lion (Meister, Grtry) 22. The Making of Le nozze di Figaro (L. and W.A. Mozart, Da Ponte) 23. Kierkegaard's Don Giovanni 24. Fidelio in 1806 (Rckel) 25. Berlioz's Estimate of Spontini 26. 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 Freischtz: A German Triumph (M. M. von Weber) 29. Parisian Grand Opera: Auber's La Muette de Portici as Seen by Wagner Interlude: Madame Pasta (Hunt) 30. Verdi's Own Story of How Nabucco Was Composed 31. Verdi's Operatic Style Analyzed by a Contemporary (Basevi) 32. Wagner on the Evolution of his Style 33. Wagner's Theory of Drama 34. Divergent Reactions to Boris Godunov (Laroche, Stasov) 35. Tchaikovsky on Eugene Onegin 36. Nietzsche vs. Wagner 37. Verdi's Otello (Boito, Verdi, Morelli) Interlude: Verdi and Wagner in Vienna (J. Sulzer) 38. Verismo (Verga) 39. Four Men at Work on La bohme (Illica, Puccini, Ricordi, Giacosa) 40. Pellas et Mlisande (Mauclair, journalist, Debussy) 41. Strauss and Hofmannsthal Work on Der Rosenkavalier 42. Duke Bluebeard's Castle (Ballsz) 43. Busoni and the Reinstatement of Disbelief 44. In Defense of Kt'a Kabanov (Stuart) 45. Alban Berg on Wozzeck 46. 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 Progress 50. A First Reaction to Poulenc's Dialogues des Carmlites (Mila) 51. Einstein on the Beach by Philip Glass (Page) 52. John Adams on Nixon in China Index
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