A Short History of Opera 4th Edition, Kindle Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0231119580
ISBN-10: 0231119585
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Whether it be Monteverdi or Gluck or Wagner, no saner guide than Grout can be recommended

(The Times Literary Supplement (of earlier edition))

Combines learning with a grace of expression seldom encountered in works of this kind. The subject is treated in greater detail than the word 'short'might indicate.

(Saturday Review (of earlier edition))

A Short History of Opera is perhaps one of the best known and most widely circulated texts on the history of this art form...This is a vitally important book, and it is likely to be one of the first places students, researchers, and fans will consult.

(Tom Kaufman The Opera Quarterly)

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Williams has made some wonderful additions and alterations to this book, bringing it up to date with the latest research. Grout's has always been the strongest and most complete of the English language opera histories and now it is even better.

(John Little, James Madison University)

This new enhanced fourth version is... greatly expanded from the original. Sections have been reorganized, the bibliography has been enlarged, footnotes are longer to include updated material and long sections on the twentieth century have been added. It is much easier to read, as composer's names, countries, topics, etc. are now highlighted in bold capital letters.

(Thomas A. Brown, DePaul University)

Product details

  • File Size: 34976 KB
  • Print Length: 1042 pages
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press; 4th edition (September 5, 2003)
  • Publication Date: September 5, 2003
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006UT4NT4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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