First Nights at the Opera
By (author) Professor Thomas Forrest Kelly
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First Nights at the Opera by Professor Thomas Forrest Kelly
Book DescriptionWhat was it like at the opening night of Mozart's Don Giovanni or Wagner's Das Rheingold? This glittering introduction to the world of opera takes us behind the scenes during premiere performances of five extraordinary operas. "A rare and wonderful cultural history."--Philip Kennicott, Washington Post "An absorbing tangle of minutiae about performing circumstances, personalities, conventions, expectations, critical responses, gossip...This book is readable. Addictively."--Michael White, Opera Now "This thoroughly enjoyable and informative book will delight all opera lovers; highly recommended."--Library Journal
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780300115260
(254mm x 178mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 26-May-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Professor Thomas Forrest Kelly
Capturing Music, Hardback (November 2014)
An entertaining history of how musicians learned to record music for all time, filled with art that sings.
Music Then and Now, Hardback (January 2013)
A you are there guide to masterpieces of Western music."
Music Then and Now With Total Access Registration Card, Hardback (October 2012)
A "you are there" guide to masterpieces of Western music.
Early Music: A Very Short Introduction, Paperback (August 2011)» View all books by Professor Thomas Forrest Kelly
In this Very Short Introduction, Thomas Forrest Kelly frames chapters on the forms, techniques, and repertories of the medieval, Renaissance, and baroque periods with discussion of why old music has been and should be revived, along with a short history of early music revivals.
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Author Biography - Professor Thomas Forrest Kelly
Thomas Forrest Kelly is Morton B. Knafel Professor of Music at Harvard University.
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