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The Opera Companion

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The Opera Companion by George Martin
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Back in print in a new edition, The Opera Companion has established itself over the years as a classic reference book for opera lovers, whether devoted or casual. Synopses of 47 of the most frequently performed operas (18 composers) are given with key words to clue the listener in to the action and musical descriptions designed for those who cannot read music. A catalog of major operas lists composer, librettist, and date and place of first performance. It explains the techniques of opera in chapters on the overture, melody, aria, and recitative, with a description of the human voice as both an artistic and mechanical instrument. The book also includes a short history of opera, told chiefly in terms of the audience and its behavior, and offers a glossary to be read for enjoyment as well as information.
Release date Australia
March 1st, 2008
Author
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
Illustrations, black and white
Imprint
Amadeus Press
Pages
693
Dimensions
150x226x41
ISBN-13
9781574671681
Product ID
3985655

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