French Opera: A Short History PDF ePub eBook

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French Opera: A Short History free pdf French opera is second only to Italian opera in the length, breadth and diversity of its history. Yet most people, if asked to come up with titles, could mention only a handful of titles - Carmen, Faust, Pelleas et Melisande, Samson et Dalila - a small list for an operatic tradition that began in the seventeenth century and is still very much alive. This book provides a full, single-volume account of opera in France from its origins to the present day. Vincent Giroud looks at the leading composers, from Lully to Messiaen and beyond- at the development of French operatic form and style- at performance, performers, and audience- and at the impact of French opera beyond France's borders. Lovers of opera will find this an ideal companion to their appreciation of the form.

About Vincent Giroud

Vincent Giroud was formerly Curator of Modern Books and Manuscripts at the Beinecke Library, Yale University. He is currently a professor at the University of Franche-Comte. His recent publications include William Walton, Composer- St Petersburg: A Portrait of a Great City- The World of Witold Gombrowicz- and Picasso and Gertrude Stein.

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Author : Vincent Giroud
Publisher : Yale University Press
Data Published : 01 May 2010
ISBN : 0300117655
EAN : 9780300117653
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 352 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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