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Steane, J. B.

Overview
Works: 96 works in 398 publications in 5 languages and 6,873 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Operas  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Tragedies (Drama)  Comedy plays  Live sound recordings  Biography  Historical drama  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Writer of accompanying material, Author of introduction, Other, Redactor
Classifications: PR2605, 782.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by J. B Steane
Marlowe; a critical study by J. B Steane( Book )

43 editions published between 1964 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The grand tradition; seventy years of singing on record by J. B Steane( Book )

29 editions published between 1973 and 1993 in English and German and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tennyson by J. B Steane( Book )

24 editions published between 1966 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the background to the life and times of Alfred Tennyson, surveys his works, and provides contemporary critical opinions of them
The complete plays by Christopher Marlowe( Book )

50 editions published between 1969 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Their texts fully restored by recent scholarship, Marlowe's astonishing works can now be appreciated as originally written. This edition includes all of Marlowe's plays, including two versions of Doctor Faustus
Singers of the century by J. B Steane( Book )

24 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and German and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his previous books about singers, John Steane has taken for his subject the art of singing as heard on records (The Grand Tradition) and 'in the flesh' in opera houses and concert halls (Voices, Singers and Critics). Here, in Singers of the Century, he turns to the singers themselves, seeing how their art develops with the opportunities of their professional lives, with chance and design playing their part and all likely to be at the mercy of some quirk of taste or character. Each study is a carefully worked vignette, and the book is illustrated throughout with photographs and memorabilia, many never before published. Singers of the Century will appeal to all those with a love of singing and of music writing at its best
Voices, singers & critics by J. B Steane( Book )

13 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Steane's subject, in all three sections of this book, is the art of singing. In the first part he takes the material, the voices themselves, in the second he considers the work and achievement of ten individual singers; and in the third he listens through the ears of an earlier generation of critics, finding much to learn. The 'Assortment of Voices' in Part I is a sorting, a distinguishing of voice-types with regard to timbre and quality as well as range, repertoire and power. Description of terms such as coloratura, soubrette, spinto and baryton-Martin involves the meaning and derivation of the words. The need is argued for a new category, the soprano-mezzo, and for a broader but more sharply delineated notion of the Heldentenor. The ten singers chosen for special attention in Part II range chronologically from the great baritone Mattia Battistini, who lived two-thirds of his long life in the nineteenth century, to Maria Callas and Elisabeth Schwarzkopf in our own day. Rosa Ponselle and Giovanni Martinelli are given special attention. Part III criticises the critics, from Dyneley Hussey and the veteran Herman Klein to Neville Cardus and the presiding authority Ernest Newman. These were entertaining writers as well as acute critics, and with John Steane's observant commentaries they provide a quickening of response to music in general and singing in particular
The alchemist by Ben Jonson( Book )

10 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Alchemist is a sublimely accomplished satirical farce about dreams of self-refinement: people want to transform themselves into something nobler, richer, more powerful, and more virile just as base metal was touted to be transformed into gold in the alchemical process. First performed in 1610 and set in the same contemporary London time period, the plot revolves around scheming con artists during their master's absence from the house. Face, Subtle and Doll Common dupe a series of "customers" whose desire for aggrandizement leads them to believe in the existence of the fabled "Philosopher's Stone". As their equipment boils over and blows up in the offstage kitchen, so their plot heats up and is exploded by the skeptical Surly and the arrival of their master who quietly pockets their proceeds and marries the rich widow to boot. The play is generally considered Ben Jonson's best comedy, deftly exposing human foible and foolishness to mockery and has continued to thrive in stage productions."--Publisher's description
The shoemaker's holiday by Thomas Dekker( Book )

10 editions published between 1965 and 1968 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rowland Lacy, a young nobleman in love with Rose Oateley, daughter of Sir Roger, disguises himself as a Dutch shoemaker, Hans, and works in a shop with Simon Eyre, having sent a friend to France in his place. He wins Rose. Through Hans, Eyre gets a fortune, becomes sheriff, and then Lord Mayor of London; as such he declares a shoemakers' holiday, feasting all apprentices. 5 acts, 17 men, 4 women, extras, 6 interiors, 8 exteriors, costumes of the period
The unfortunate traveller and other works by Thomas Nash( Book )

19 editions published between 1971 and 2006 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf : a career on record by Alan Sanders( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This complete discography of all Elisabeth Schwarzkopf's recordings is illuminatingly enhanced by the singer's own candid comments and reflections. Schwarzkopf is the only recording musician ever to have examined her own legacy of recordings in any detail, and her discussions with John Steane, which form the first part of this book, are fascinating for her legendary self-criticism and delight in her art." "Alan Sanders' discography listing includes worldwide issues of records, cassettes and CDs, and covers Schwarzkopf's entire recording career from 1937 to 1979. This is interspersed with a commentary setting the scene for the recordings and putting them in the context of Schwarzkopf's live performances. The whole pattern of her singing activities is thus clearly conveyed." "The book includes photographs of Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and her colleagues in the recording studios, some never previously published, and comprehensive indexes. It will be an essential and continual source of reference for all her admirers."--Jacket
Medea by Luigi Cherubini( Recording )

1 edition published in 1990 in Italian and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Listen to the June 30, 1959 recorded performance of Medea at the Royal Opera House, which received raved reviews on opening day. Other versions of the Covent Garden Medea exist but ICA Classics have very carefully re-mastered some new tapes that have produced excellent sound for their period
La Gioconda by Amilcare Ponchielli( Recording )

1 edition published in 1987 in Italian and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With Renata Tebaldi wringing every bit of drama out of the title role, there are plenty of opportunities for goose bumps here. Add to that Carlo Bergonzi's glowing portrayal of the Enzo, the man she loves and the impassioned Fiorenza Cossotto as the woman he loves, plus one jealous husband (Bonaldo Giaiotti), and an Inquisition spy (Cornell MacNeil) bent on revenge, and you have operatic extravagance at its wonderful best, all set in romantic, mysterious 17th century Venice
Singers of the century by J. B Steane( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tosca by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

1 edition published in 1989 in Italian and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Elisabeth Schwarzkopf : a career on record : discography with commentary by Alan Sanders( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Singers of the century by J. B Steane( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teresa Berganza by Teresa Berganza( Recording )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Singers of the century by J. B Steane( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and German and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

14 songs by Kirsten Flagstad( Recording )

1 edition published in 1994 in Norwegian and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete plays : Dido, Queen of Carthage, Tamburlaine the great, Doctor Faustus, the jew of Malta, Edward the second, the massacre at Paris by Christopher Marlowe( Book )

8 editions published between 1969 and 1986 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
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John Steane

Steane, J.

Steane, J. B.

Steane, J.B. 1928-2011

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Steane, John 1928-

Steane, John 1928-2011

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Steane, John B. 1928-2011

Steane, John Barry

Steane, John Barry 1928-2011

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