Center Stage: Operatic Culture and Nation Building in Nineteenth-Century Central Europe (Central European Studies)

5 avg rating
( 1 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781557536754: Center Stage: Operatic Culture and Nation Building in Nineteenth-Century Central Europe (Central European Studies)

Grand palaces of culture, opera theaters marked the center of European cities like the cathedrals of the Middle Ages. As opera cast its spell, almost every European city and society aspired to have its own opera house, and dozens of new theaters were constructed in the course of the “long” nineteenth century. At the time of the French Revolution in 1789, only a few, mostly royal, opera theaters, existed in Europe. However, by the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries nearly every large town possessed a theater in which operas were performed, especially in Central Europe, the region upon which this book concentrates. This volume, a revised and extended version of two well-reviewed books published in German and Czech, explores the social and political background to this “opera mania” in nineteenth century Central Europe. After tracing the major trends in the opera history of the period, including the emergence of national genres of opera and its various social functions and cultural meanings, the author contrasts the histories of the major houses in Dresden (a court theater), Lemberg (a theater built and sponsored by aristocrats), and Prague (a civic institution). Beyond the operatic institutions and their key stage productions, composers such as Carl Maria von Weber, Richard Wagner, Bed?ich Smetana, Stanis?aw Moniuszko, Antonín Dvo?ák, and Richard Strauss are put in their social and political contexts. The concluding chapter, bringing together the different leitmotifs of social and cultural history explored in the rest of the book, explains the specificities of opera life in Central Europe within a wider European and global framework.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Philipp Ther is a professor of Central European history at the University of Vienna and has published a number of well-reviewed books and articles on cultural history and history and music, including In der Mitte der Gesellschaft: Operntheater in Zentraleuropa 1815 (Oldenbourg Verlag, 2006), on which is based. He received his master’s degree from Georgetown University and PhD in history from the Free University of Berlin. From 2007 to 2010, he was a professor of European history at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 39.95
US$ 50.54

Convert Currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Philipp Ther
Published by Purdue University Press, United States (2014)
ISBN 10: 1557536759 ISBN 13: 9781557536754
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Purdue University Press, United States, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Translation. Language: English . Brand New Book. This volume, a revised and extended version of two well-reviewed books published in German and Czech, explores the social and political background to this opera mania in nineteenth century Central Europe. After tracing the major trends in the opera history of the period, including the emergence of national genres of opera and its various social functions and cultural meanings, the author contrasts the histories of the major houses in Dresden (a court theatre), Lemberg (a theatre built and sponsored by aristocrats), and Prague (a civic institution). Beyond the operatic institutions and their key stage productions, composers such as Carl Maria von Weber, Richard Wagner, Bed?ich Smetana, Stanis?aw Moniuszko, Antonin Dvo?ak, and Richard Strauss are put in their social and political contexts. The concluding chapter, bringing together the different leitmotifs of social and cultural history explored in the rest of the book, explains the specificities of opera life in Central Europe within a wider European and global framework. Bookseller Inventory # AAN9781557536754

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 50.54
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Philipp Ther
Published by Purdue University Press, United States (2014)
ISBN 10: 1557536759 ISBN 13: 9781557536754
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Purdue University Press, United States, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Translation. Language: English . Brand New Book. This volume, a revised and extended version of two well-reviewed books published in German and Czech, explores the social and political background to this opera mania in nineteenth century Central Europe. After tracing the major trends in the opera history of the period, including the emergence of national genres of opera and its various social functions and cultural meanings, the author contrasts the histories of the major houses in Dresden (a court theatre), Lemberg (a theatre built and sponsored by aristocrats), and Prague (a civic institution). Beyond the operatic institutions and their key stage productions, composers such as Carl Maria von Weber, Richard Wagner, Bed?ich Smetana, Stanis?aw Moniuszko, Antonin Dvo?ak, and Richard Strauss are put in their social and political contexts. The concluding chapter, bringing together the different leitmotifs of social and cultural history explored in the rest of the book, explains the specificities of opera life in Central Europe within a wider European and global framework. Bookseller Inventory # AAN9781557536754

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 51.11
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Ther, Philipp/ Hughes-Kreutzmuller, Charlotte (trn)
ISBN 10: 1557536759 ISBN 13: 9781557536754
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 20427775-n

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 51.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.64
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Ther, Philipp
Published by Purdue University Press (2014)
ISBN 10: 1557536759 ISBN 13: 9781557536754
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Purdue University Press, 2014. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # CE-9781557536754

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 41.77
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.88
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Philipp Ther
Published by Purdue University Press (2014)
ISBN 10: 1557536759 ISBN 13: 9781557536754
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Purdue University Press, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1557536759

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 60.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Ther, Philipp/ Hughes-kreutzmuller, Charlotte (Translator)
Published by Purdue Univ Pr (2014)
ISBN 10: 1557536759 ISBN 13: 9781557536754
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Purdue Univ Pr, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. translation edition. 291 pages. 9.25x6.25x1.00 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # __1557536759

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 62.09
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.92
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Ther, Philipp
Published by Purdue University Press (2014)
ISBN 10: 1557536759 ISBN 13: 9781557536754
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Purdue University Press, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111557536759

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 84.13
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds