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Opera free pdf This invaluable reference book explores the background to 400 years of opera the composers, the singers, plus the buildings and festivals that have developed to showcase them. The development of opera is explored and set in its political and social context. At the heart of this book are concise biographies of major composers, accompanied by portraits and illustrations relating to their works, together with recommended recordings (both historical and contemporary).

About Joyce Bourne

Born in Hull, Yorkshire, Joyce Bourne has lived in Manchester since 1952. Married to the critic and writer Michael Kennedy, she has for over 25 years, acted as his researcher, typist and, on the Oxford Dictionary of Music, as his associate editor. She has a lifelong interest in music generally and opera in particular. She is the author of Whos Who in Opera, which was published by Oxford University Press in 1998 and analyses 2,500 roles from 280 operas. From 1958 until her retirement in 1990 she practised as an anaesthetist and general practitioner. Her other interests include photography, embroidery, entertaining, reading, and cricket.

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Author : Joyce Bourne
Publisher : Mitchell Beazley
Data Published : 14 August 2008
ISBN : 184533275X
EAN : 9781845332754
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 224 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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