Handel On The Stage

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Handel On The Stage

Author : David Kimbell
ISBN : 9781316531167
Genre : Music
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Of all the great composers of the eighteenth century, Handel was the supreme cosmopolitan, an early and extraordinarily successful example of a freelance composer. For thirty years the opera-house was the principal focus of his creative work and he composed more than forty operas over this period. In this book, David Kimbell sets Handel's operas in their biographical and cultural contexts. He explores the circumstances in which they were composed and performed, the librettos that were prepared for Handel, and what they tell us about his and his audience's values and the music he composed for them. Remarkably no Handel operas were staged for a period of 170 years between 1754 and the 1920s. The final chapter in this book reveals the differences and similarities between how Handel's operas were performed in his time and ours.
Category: Music

The Rival Sirens

Author : Suzanne Aspden
ISBN : 9781107067769
Genre : Music
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The tale of the onstage fight between prima donnas Francesca Cuzzoni and Faustina Bordoni is notorious, appearing in music histories to this day, but it is a fiction. Starting from this misunderstanding, The Rival Sirens suggests that the rivalry fostered between the singers in 1720s London was in large part a social construction, one conditioned by local theatrical context and audience expectations, and heightened by manipulations of plot and music. This book offers readings of operas by Handel and Bononcini as performance events, inflected by the audience's perceptions of singer persona and contemporary theatrical and cultural contexts. Through examining the case of these two women, Suzanne Aspden demonstrates that the personae of star performers, as well as their voices, were of crucial importance in determining the shape of an opera during the early part of the eighteenth century.
Category: Music

The London Stage

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ISBN : UOM:49015002182724
Genre : Opera
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Category: Opera

The Academy

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ISBN : MINN:319510009250231
Genre : Art
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Category: Art

The London Stage 1729 1747 By A H Scouten

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ISBN : PSU:000030731950
Genre : Opera
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Contains the critical introductions to each of the 5 parts of The London stage, 1660-1800, published in 11 vols.
Category: Opera

The Nation And Athen Um

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ISBN : PSU:000060066855
Genre : Great Britain
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Category: Great Britain

H Ndel Und Die H Ndel Festspiele In Halle

Author : Karin Zauft
ISBN : STANFORD:36105029704769
Genre : Händel-Festspiele (Halle an der Saale, Germany)
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Author : Christopher Hogwood
ISBN : UOM:39015070641512
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"The result is a comprehensive and entertaining portrait of the developing character and career of Handel from his early years as a young man in Halle and Hamburg, through his apprenticeship in Italy, to the heyday of opera and oratorio in London. An important chapter, 'Handel and Posterity', traces the progress of the Handel legend down to our own time, and a chronological table by Anthony Hicks outlines major events in the composer's life and musical career. In this revised edition, Christopher Hogwood has added a detailed analysis of new insights in to Handel since first publication."--BOOK JACKET.
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ISBN : UCAL:B4284772
Genre : Music
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