German Opera

German Opera

From the Beginnings to Wagner

Book - 2001
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Cambridge Univ Pr
German opera from its primitive origins up to Wagner is the subject of this wide-ranging history, the only one of its kind in any language. It traces the growth of the humble Singspiel into a vehicle for the genius of Mozart and Beethoven, together with the persistent attempts at German Grand Opera. The many operas studied are placed in their historical, social and theatrical context, and attention is paid to the literary, artistic and philosophical ideas that made them part of the country's intellectual history.
This wide-ranging history explores German opera from its primitive origins up to Wagner.

Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001
ISBN: 9780521235327
0521235324
Branch Call Number: 782.1094 WARRA
Characteristics: xiv, 447 pages : 1 map, music ; 24 cm

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