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Opera Explained: MASSENET - Werther (Smillie)

Opera Explained
An Introduction to… MASSENET Werther

Written by Thomson Smillie
Narrated by David Timson
1 CD
12-page booklet
ISBN: 1-84379-100-5

Cat no.: 8.558173

Massenet's Werther combines a deeply tender story with music of beauty and eloquence. One act alone contains two of the greatest arias in the repertoire: the mezzo-soprano aria 'Va! Laisse couler mes larmes' and the tenor's 'Pourquoi me rèveiller'. In their sentimental power and melodic richness these arias encapsulate the qualities that account for the universal popularity of this great work.


  An Introduction to... MASSENET Werther
1.   Play with flash player Introduction 00:04:25
2.   Play with flash player Ballet in French opera 00:03:47
3.   Play with flash player French opera in the 1800s 00:03:59
4.   Play with flash player Other French opera composers 00:05:12
5.   Play with flash player Goethe and the plot of Werther 00:05:17
6.   Play with flash player Prelude and opening of Act I 00:07:24
7.   Play with flash player Charlotte enters 00:04:13
8.   Play with flash player Charlotte and Werther return from the ball 00:06:31
9.   Play with flash player Act II, three months later 00:05:12
10.   Play with flash player Albert confronts Werther 00:05:38
11.   Play with flash player Charlotte discourages Werther 00:03:13
12.   Play with flash player Act III: Prelude and "Letter Scene" 00:05:39
13.   Play with flash player Sophie comes to cheer up Charlotte 00:04:44
14.   Play with flash player Charlotte and Werther 00:05:45
15.   Play with flash player Act IV, Werther's apartment 00:04:26
16.   Play with flash player "Tout est fini" 00:03:49

Total Playing Time: 01:19:14






Reader(s):
Timson, David

Label: Naxos Educational

Series: Opera Explained

Genre: Music Education

Catalogue No: 8.558173

Barcode: 636943817322

Release Date: 07/2005

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