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Divas and scholars [electronic resource] :performing Italian opera / Philip Gossett.

By: Gossett, Philip.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2006Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 675 p.) : music.ISBN: 9780226304885 (electronic bk.); 0226304884 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Opera | Opera -- Production and direction | Operas -- Performances | Opéra | Opéra -- Production et mise en scène | Opéra -- Exécution | MUSIC -- Genres & Styles -- Opera | Opera's | Productie | Uitvoering | დრამატული მუსიკა ოპერაGenre/Form: Electronic books.DDC classification: 782.10945 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Prologue. Mare o monti : two summer festivals -- Knowing the score. Setting the stage ; Transmission versus tradition ; Scandal and scholarship ; The romance of the critical edition -- Intermezzo. Scholars and performers : the case of Semiramide -- Performing the opera. Choosing a version ; Serafin's scissors ; Ornamenting Rossini ; Higher and lower : transposing Bellini and Donizetti ; Words and music : texts and translations ; Instruments old and new ; From the score to the stage -- Coda. Two kings head North : transforming Italian opera in Scandinavia.
Summary: Winner of the 2007 Otto Kinkeldey Award from the American Musicological Society and the 2007 Deems Taylor Award from the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers. Divas and Scholars is a dazzling and beguiling account of how opera comes to the stage, filled with Philip Gossett?s personal experiences of triumphant?and even failed?performances and suffused with his towering and tonic passion for music. Writing as a fan, a musician, and a scholar, Gossett, the world's leading authority on the performance of Italian opera, brings colorfully to life the problems, and occasionally the.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [621]-642) and indexes.

Prologue. Mare o monti : two summer festivals -- Knowing the score. Setting the stage ; Transmission versus tradition ; Scandal and scholarship ; The romance of the critical edition -- Intermezzo. Scholars and performers : the case of Semiramide -- Performing the opera. Choosing a version ; Serafin's scissors ; Ornamenting Rossini ; Higher and lower : transposing Bellini and Donizetti ; Words and music : texts and translations ; Instruments old and new ; From the score to the stage -- Coda. Two kings head North : transforming Italian opera in Scandinavia.

Winner of the 2007 Otto Kinkeldey Award from the American Musicological Society and the 2007 Deems Taylor Award from the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers. Divas and Scholars is a dazzling and beguiling account of how opera comes to the stage, filled with Philip Gossett?s personal experiences of triumphant?and even failed?performances and suffused with his towering and tonic passion for music. Writing as a fan, a musician, and a scholar, Gossett, the world's leading authority on the performance of Italian opera, brings colorfully to life the problems, and occasionally the.

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