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By Donald Grout,Hermine Weigel Williams

When first released in 1947, A brief background of Opera instantly accomplished overseas prestige as a vintage within the box. This completely revised and elevated fourth variation examines not just the normal functionality repertoire, but in addition 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 dedicated exclusively to opera within the usa, which includes fabric at the American musical and ties among classical opera and renowned musical theater. With an intensive multilanguage bibliography, a couple of hundred musical examples, and degree illustrations, this authoritative one-volume survey could be necessary to scholars and severe opera buffs.

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