German Opera (Cambridge Studies in Opera)

John Warrack

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Synopsis: German opera from its primitive origins up to Wagner is the subject of this wide-ranging history, the only one of its kind in any language. It traces the growth of the humble Singspiel into a vehicle for the genius of Mozart and Beethoven, together with the persistent attempts at German Grand Opera. The many operas studied are placed in their historical, social and theatrical context, and attention is paid to the literary, artistic and philosophical ideas that made them part of the country's intellectual history.

About the Author: John Warrack has been the Music Critic of The Sunday Telegraph and Lecturer in Music at the University of Oxford.

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Title: German Opera (Cambridge Studies in Opera)
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: 2006
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