Opera History and Reference
100 Great Operas and Their Stories
Paperback ISBN: 0385054483
Act-by-act summaries of one hundred outstanding operas accompany notes on their production, arias, and literary background
Amahl and the Night Visitors
Hardcover ISBN: 0793566711
English Only - Cloth Score.
Catalogue Raisonne As Memoir
A Composer's Life
Hardcover ISBN: 0816645051
The fascinating memoir of the 2004 Grammy-winning composer bases each chapter around a different composition and describes the memory of the life events each piece conjures up, detailing the inspiration and research that went into the creation of each work.
The Chronicle of Opera
Paperback ISBN: 0500286671
A visual history of opera describes its modest beginnings as a re-creation of classical Greek drama, to its peak in the seventeenth century, to its modern incarnations, in an account that is complemented by reference biographies, a glossary of terms, and a listing of opera house openings and premieres. Reprint.
An Invitation to His World of Music Drama
Paperback ISBN: 1574670972
This guide aims to unlock the world of Richard Wagner and his works, his monumental achievements, and, ultimately, the great emotional power inherent in his art. Decoding Wagner presents a straightforward, fresh overview of what Wagner attempted to achieve with his "artwork of the future." Two accompanying full-length CDs illustrate and trace his growth as a composer.