By Donald Grout,Hermine Weigel Williams
When first released in 1947, A brief heritage of Opera instantly completed overseas prestige as a vintage within the box. This completely revised and extended fourth version examines not just the normal functionality repertoire, but in addition works thought of vital for the genre's improvement, from its Greek forerunners to the current day. The part on twentieth-century opera has been reorganized round nationwide operatic traditions together with a bankruptcy dedicated exclusively to opera within the usa, which includes fabric at the American musical and ties among classical opera and renowned musical theater. With an in depth multilanguage bibliography, a couple of hundred musical examples, and level illustrations, this authoritative one-volume survey may be precious to scholars and severe opera buffs.