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


Disc 2

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


Disc 3

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


Disc 4

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

Release Date: 06/1999

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