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FAWKES, R.: History of Opera (The) (Unabridged)

    

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FAWKES, R.: History of Opera (The) (Unabridged)

Since its origins in the sixteenth century, opera has been an extravagant, costly affair, arousing great passions. It has also produced some of the most sublime works of art, from Monteverdi to Wagner. Following the widely acclaimed History of Classical Music, Richard Fawkes traces the history of opera up to the present day on the first three CDs, and devotes the fourth to the history of operetta.



Disc 1

  The History of Opera
1.   Opera - The Beginnings 00:04:15
2.   The Baroque - Opera Emerges 00:05:16
3.   Claudio Monteverdi (1567 - 1643) 00:05:39
4.   The First Public Opera House In Venice - 1637 00:03:06
5.   Opera Spreads 00:05:24
6.   Opera In France 00:05:13
7.   Opera In Germany - 17th Century 00:01:42
8.   Opera In England - 17th Century 00:06:57
9.   George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759) 00:04:19
10.   Castrati 00:05:34
11.   Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714 - 1787) 00:04:59
12.   Singspiel 00:02:13
13.   The Classical Period 00:02:27
14.   Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791) 00:06:48
15.   Mozart With The Librettist Lorenzo da Ponte 00:09:14
16.   Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770 - 1827) 00:06:18


Disc 2

  The History of Opera
1.   Opera In Italy - The Early 19th Century 00:12:04
2.   Gaetano Donizetti (1797 - 1848) 00:06:44
3.   Vincenzo Bellini 00:05:05
4.   The High C 00:01:21
5.   Opera In Germany - The Early 19th Century 00:07:07
6.   Opera In Paris - The Early 19th Century 00:07:44
7.   Hector Berlioz (1803 - 1835) 00:04:14
8.   Charles Gounod (1818 - 1893) 00:05:53
9.   Jacques Offenbach (1819 - 1890) 00:03:04
10.   Camille Saint - Saens (1835 - 1921) 00:04:20
11.   Georges Bizet (1838 - 1875) 00:05:33
12.   Opera In England - 19th Century 00:04:55
13.   Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901) 00:08:28
14.   Verdi - The Middle Period 00:02:50


Disc 3

  The History of Opera
1.   Verdi - The Years Of Maturity 00:06:03
2.   Richard Wagner (1813 - 1883) 00:06:18
3.   The Ring 00:07:23
4.   The Beginning Of Verismo 00:11:31
5.   Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924) 00:05:02
6.   La bohème 00:07:52
7.   The Rise Of Nationalism - Bohemia 00:05:18
8.   Nationalism In Russia 00:05:26
9.   Modest Mussorgsky (1839 - 1881) 00:05:45
10.   Anton Rubinstein (1829 - 1894) 00:02:24
11.   Peter Illy'ich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893) 00:04:40
12.   Impressionism In France 00:04:11
13.   Expressionism In Germany 00:07:32


Disc 4

  The History of Opera
1.   Arnold Schonberg (1874 - 1951) 00:03:46
2.   Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971) 00:02:10
3.   Other German Composers 00:02:56
4.   Poland - Karol Szymanowski (1882 - 1937) 00:02:16
5.   Czechoslovakia - Leos Janacek (1854 - 1928) 00:02:56
6.   Hungary - Zoltan Kodaly (1882 - 1967), Bela Bartok (1881 - 1945) 00:00:32
7.   Spain - Manuel de Falla (1876 - 1946) 00:01:04
8.   USA 00:04:40
9.   Russia 00:02:33
10.   Britain 00:05:25
11.   The Present - And Future 00:04:01
12.   Casinos And Opera 00:01:35
13.   Burnings And Opera 00:00:44
14.   Animals And Opera 00:00:49
15.   Singers And Opera 00:02:13
16.   Tosca And Opera 00:02:04
17.   What Is Operetta 00:02:54
18.   The Opera - Comique In Paris, 1715 00:02:49
19.   Adolphe Adam (1803 - 1856) And Herve (1825 - 1892) 00:03:28
20.   Jacques Offenbach 00:05:13
21.   Operetta In Germany 00:02:05
22.   Operetta In Vienna 00:02:42
23.   Johann Strauss Junior (1825 - 1899) 00:04:21
24.   Operetta In England 00:04:16
25.   Viennese Operetta - Into The 20th Century 00:04:45
26.   Oscar Straus (1870 - 1954) 00:00:29
27.   Emmerich Kalman (1882 - 1953) 00:01:08
28.   Robert Stolz (1880 - 1975) 00:00:51
29.   Light Opera - USA 00:02:40
30.   Goodbye 00:02:07

Total Playing Time: 05:17:43






Author(s):
Fawkes, Richard

Reader(s):
Powell, Robert

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Series: Histories

Genre: Arts

Catalogue No: NA417612

Barcode: 0730099017626

Boxset: NAX25712

Physical Release: 06/1999

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