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In Search of Opera

In Search of Opera( )
Author: Abbate, Carolyn
Series title:Princeton Studies in Opera
ISBN:978-0-691-09003-0
Publication Date:Dec 2001
Publisher:Princeton University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $113.00
Book Description:

In her new book, Carolyn Abbate considers the nature of operatic performance and the acoustic images of performance present in operas from Monteverdi to Ravel. Paying tribute to music's realization by musicians and singers, she argues that operatic works are indelibly bound to the contingency of live singing, playing, and staging. She seeks a middle ground between operas as abstractions and performance as the phenomenon that brings opera into being.

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Book Details
Pages:312
Detailed Subjects: Music / Philosophy & Social Aspects
Music / Genres & Styles / Opera
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):15.24 x 23.495 cm
Book Weight:0.596 Kilograms



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