The Opera of the Twentieth Century: A Passionate Art in Transition

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In the late 1500s in Florence, aristocrats of the Renaissance renovated classical Greek dramas into dramatic musicals and gave birth to the first operas. After centuries of transformation, the opera is still appreciated as a historically dynamic paradigm of the fine arts. Composers of the twentieth century have worked hard to fashion a voice distinct from the romantic composers of the nineteenth century and the traditions that preceded them, and this volume explores the extent of their success. Beginning with a thorough ...

The Opera of the Twentieth Century: A Passionate Art in Transition 2006, McFarland & Company, Jefferson

ISBN-13: 9780786424658

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