By Donald Grout,Hermine Weigel Williams
When first released in 1947, A brief historical past of Opera instantly accomplished foreign prestige as a vintage within the box. This completely revised and extended fourth version examines not just the traditional functionality repertoire, but additionally works thought of very important for the genre's improvement, from its Greek forerunners to the current day. The part on twentieth-century opera has been reorganized round nationwide operatic traditions together with a bankruptcy committed exclusively to opera within the usa, which contains fabric at the American musical and ties among classical opera and well known musical theater. With an intensive multilanguage bibliography, multiple hundred musical examples, and level illustrations, this authoritative one-volume survey can be important to scholars and critical opera buffs.
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A Short History of Opera by Donald Grout,Hermine Weigel Williams