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The Arts of the Prima Donna in the Long Nineteenth Century

The Arts of the Prima Donna in the Long Nineteenth Century

Rachel Cowgill and Hilary Poriss (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195365870
eISBN:
9780199932054
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365870.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

The female singers who graced the nineteenth-century operatic stage were among the most celebrated women of their era, but they were also among the most transgressive. This book explores the means by ... More

Berlioz on MusicSelected Criticism 1824-1837

Berlioz on Music: Selected Criticism 1824-1837

Katherine Kolb (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199391950
eISBN:
9780199391981
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199391950.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

Berlioz the composer was also a writer and critic. His Memoirs and Evenings with the Orchestra are well-known and well-loved. This book offers a selection of his day-to-day criticism in English, ... More

Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas

Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas

Ellen T. Harris

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190271664
eISBN:
9780190271695
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190271664.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas stands as the greatest operatic achievement of seventeenth-century England, and yet the work remains cloaked in mystery. The date and place of its first performance cannot ... More

Mahler's VoicesExpression and Irony in the Songs and Symphonies

Mahler's Voices: Expression and Irony in the Songs and Symphonies

Julian Johnson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195372397
eISBN:
9780199870844
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372397.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Opera

This book explores the idea of expression and meaning in Mahler's music by examining its plural voices—their tone, manner, and historical resonance. Ranging across all the symphonies and songs, it ... More

The Modern CastratoGaetano Guadagni and the Coming of a New Operatic Age

The Modern Castrato: Gaetano Guadagni and the Coming of a New Operatic Age

Patricia Howard

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199365203
eISBN:
9780199374687
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199365203.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

This is the first full-length biography of one of the most outstanding singers of the eighteenth century. Gaetano Guadagni is widely known for his creation of the role of Orpheus in Gluck’s Orfeo ed ... More

Mozart's GhostsHaunting the Halls of Musical Culture

Mozart's Ghosts: Haunting the Halls of Musical Culture

Mark Everist

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780195389173
eISBN:
9780199979202
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389173.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Opera

Mozart’s Ghosts is a monograph in which Mark Everist examines the developing reputation of the composer from his death in 1791 to the present.It takes reception to mean the multiplicity ... More

Opera for the PeopleEnglish-Language Opera and Women Managers in Late 19th-Century America

Opera for the People: English-Language Opera and Women Managers in Late 19th-Century America

Katherine Preston

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780199371655
eISBN:
9780199371679
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199371655.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Opera

Opera for the People is an in-depth examination of a completely forgotten chapter in American social and cultural history: the love affair that middle-class Americans had with continental opera ... More

The Politics of AppropriationGerman Romantic Music and the Ancient Greek Legacy

The Politics of Appropriation: German Romantic Music and the Ancient Greek Legacy

Jason Geary

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199736119
eISBN:
9780199345007
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736119.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Opera

This book uncovers a largely forgotten chapter in music history by considering the intersection of music and Hellenism in nineteenth-century Germany. Drawing on research from the fields of ... More

The Quest for the Gesamtkunstwerk and Richard Wagner

The Quest for the Gesamtkunstwerk and Richard Wagner

Hilda Meldrum Brown

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199325436
eISBN:
9780191822360
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199325436.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Opera

The Gesamtkunstwerk (‘total work of art’), once a key concept in Wagner studies, has become problematic. This book sheds light on this conundrum by first tracing the development of the concept in the ... More

Renegotiating French IdentityMusical Culture and Creativity in France during Vichy and the German Occupation

Renegotiating French Identity: Musical Culture and Creativity in France during Vichy and the German Occupation

Jane F. Fulcher

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190681500
eISBN:
9780190681531
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190681500.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

In light of the recent historiography of Vichy, which stresses its initial political concession, competing factions, and then escalating collaboration with the occupant, this book proposes new ... More

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