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A short history of opera.

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  • A Short History of Opera (Columbia University Press) – Hardcover (2003)
    by Donald Jay Grout, Professor Hermine Weigel Williams

    A Short History of Opera

    Hardcover, Columbia University Press
    2003
    English
    4th ed.
    1,030 pages

    ISBN: 0231119585
    ISBN-13: 9780231119580

    When first published in 1947, A Short History of Opera immediately achieved international status as a classic in the field. Now, more than five decades later, this thoroughly revised and expanded fourth edition informs and entertains opera lovers just as its predecessors have. The fourth edition incorporates new scholarship that traces the most important developments in the evolution of musical drama. After surveying anticipations of the operatic form in the lyric theater of the Greeks, medieval dramatic music, and other ... Show more

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