Opera's First Master: The Musical Dramas of Claudio Monteverdi, Volumen1

Portada
Hal Leonard Corporation, 2006 - 344 páginas
(Unlocking the Masters). Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) was the first great opera composer and is often hailed as the creator of modern music. His genius was often likened to that of Mozart, Wagner, and Verdi, but in many of the world's opera houses his operas often receive an almost chilly respect, far removed from the nearly universal love aroused by those later masters. This book, the first layperson's guide to Monteverdi, seeks to stimulate appreciation for his operas by examining them not as musicological relics but as the vital theatrical experiences they are. Ringer places Monteverdi's operatic works within the musical and theatrical framework of his era, offering a brief sketch of the composer's early years and detailing the complex forces that led to the emergence of opera in late sixteenth-century Florence. Opera's First Master enables opera lovers to see and hear Monteverdi's masterpieces anew, while opening new channels of inquiry into how Monteverdean opera "works" in the theater.
 

Comentarios de la gente - Escribir un comentario

No encontramos ningún comentario en los lugares habituales.

Contenido

Monteverdi and the Path to LOrfeo Polyphony Madrigal and Monteverdis Early Years
1
Lend Me a Castrato Opera Comes to Mantua
29
So That Memory of His Glory May Live LOrfeo
43
The First Lost Opera and Other Works for Mantua
91
Contraries to Move the Mind Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda and the Journey toward the Venetian Operas
115
Tempests Are Kind and Salt Waves Fresh in Love Il ritorno dUlisse in patria
137
Nothing Human Is Alien to Me Lincoronazione di Poppea
213
Postlude
309
Selected Discography and Videography
311
Bibliography
315
Index
327
Track Descriptions and Listing
341
Derechos de autor

Otras ediciones - Ver todas

Términos y frases comunes

Referencias a este libro

Acerca del autor (2006)

Mark Ringer is Associate Professor of Theater at Marymount Manhattan College.

Información bibliográfica