By Ernest Newman
“The nice composer doesn't got to work simply because he's encouraged, yet turns into encouraged simply because he's working.” –Ernest Newman
In Seventeen well-known Operas, popular musicologist and track critic Ernest Newman is going past easily retelling the plots of the operas he has selected to add during this quantity. simply because for Newman, opera was once theater—and he demonstrates that along with his in-depth stories of the seventeen featured operas. Newman makes use of biographical, literary, and old historical past to reveal the reader to how each one featured paintings got here to be. those featured works contain La Boheme, Madame Butterfly, Carmen, l. a. Traviata, the wedding of Figaro, The Barber of Seville, The Magic Flute and ten different well-known works. Seventeen well-known Operas is a must-read for song librarians, opera fanatics, and propagandists of song everywhere.
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