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A History of Opera: Milestones and Metamorphoses

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Burton D. Fisher, "A History of Opera: Milestones and Metamorphoses", Opera Classics Library | 2002 Year | ISBN: 1930841817 | PDF | ~2 Mb | 400 Pages


A comprehensive and lively history of opera that traces each milestone in opera history: from Monteverdi to Gluck to Mozart to Weber - to contemporary composers such as Glass and Heggie. The focus of this 400 page text is 19 specific operas, classics that have changed the course of opera history. All periods are analyzed: Baroque, Classical, Romantic, German Romanticism, plus bel canto, verismo, Wagner and music drama, the "Tristan Chord," atonalism and minimalism.