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Steane, J. B.

Overview
Works: 97 works in 420 publications in 5 languages and 6,839 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Drama  Live sound recordings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Comedy plays  Tragedies (Drama)  Biographies  Fiction  Historical drama 
Roles: Author, Editor, Writer of accompanying material, Author of introduction, Other, Creator, Redactor
Classifications: M1500, 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 )

46 editions published between 1964 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

32 editions published between 1973 and 1993 in English and German and held by 1,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tennyson by J. B Steane( Book )

24 editions published between 1966 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 860 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 )

52 editions published between 1969 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 800 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 )

28 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and German and held by 493 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 387 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 )

11 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notes on the lexical, semantic and theatrical aspects of the text are presented alongside this Elizabethan comedy
The shoemaker's holiday by Thomas Dekker( Book )

10 editions published between 1965 and 1968 in English and held by 265 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 )

18 editions published between 1971 and 2006 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 186 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 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Gioconda by Amilcare Ponchielli( Recording )

1 edition published in 1987 in Italian and held by 86 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
Tosca by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

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

Book (125 p. :
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 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

1 edition published in 1997 in Italian and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is Maria Callas's only broadcast from the stage of the Met. Hearing "La Divina" in an actual performance is a unique thrill, and Lucia is a huge part of the palpable Callas mystique. Donizetti's bloody tale of the Scottish lass torn from her true love and forced into an arranged marriage, only to go mad and murder her bridegroom on their wedding night, was the perfect vehicle for Callas's wizardry. Her haunting voice simply becomes Lucia's--every facet of emotion so pronounced that we cannot escape her spell
Singers of the century by J. B Steane( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teresa Berganza by Teresa Berganza( Recording )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 40 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 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
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Steane, J. B.

Steane, J.B. 1928-2011

Steane, John.

Steane, John 1928-

Steane, John 1928-2011

Steane, John B.

Steane, John B. 1928-2011

Steane, John Barry

Steane, John Barry 1928-2011

Languages
English (261)

Italian (4)

German (3)

French (1)

Catalan (1)