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Martin, George Whitney

Overview
Works: 229 works in 434 publications in 4 languages and 11,992 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Stories, plots, etc  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Fiction  Folklore  Fables  Children's audiobooks 
Roles: Author, Commentator, Editor
Classifications: ML410.V4, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about George Whitney Martin
 
Most widely held works by George Whitney Martin
Verdi; his music, life and times by George Whitney Martin( Book )

30 editions published between 1963 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madam Secretary, Frances Perkins by George Whitney Martin( Book )

9 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The opera companion to twentieth-century opera by George Whitney Martin( Book )

8 editions published between 1979 and 1989 in English and held by 1,294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This survey of contemporary opera includes seven background essays, synopses of seventy-eight frequently performed operas, and valuable statistics on the repetoires of opera companies around the world
The opera companion, a guide for the casual operagoer by George Whitney Martin( Book )

9 editions published between 1961 and 2008 in English and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides synopses of forty-seven operas, a history of the opera, and a glossary of operatic terms
The red shirt and the cross of Savoy; the story of Italy's Risorgimento, 1748-1871 by George Whitney Martin( Book )

15 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Damrosch dynasty : America's first family of music by George Whitney Martin( Book )

6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the lives of three generations of the Damrosch family and examines their influence on music in the United States
Aspects of Verdi by George Whitney Martin( Book )

17 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behandler politiske, religiøse, litterære, kulinariske og musikalske aspekter af Verdi og hans musik
Causes and conflicts; the centennial history of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, 1870-1970 by George Whitney Martin( Book )

8 editions published between 1970 and 1997 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi in America : Oberto through Rigoletto by George Whitney Martin( Book )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The operas of Giuseppe Verdi stand at the center of today's operatic repertoire, and have done so for more than a century. The story of how the reputation and wide appeal of these operas spread from Western Europe throughout the world has long needed to be told. This latest book by noted Verdi authority George W. Martin, Verdi in America: Oberto through Rigoletto, specifically details the changing fortunes of Verdi's early operas in the theaters and concert halls of the United States. Among the important works whose fates Martin traces are Nabucco, Attila, Ernani, Macbeth (in its original version), Luisa Miller, and one of Verdi's immortal masterpieces: Rigoletto, denounced in 1860 as the epitome of immorality. Martin also explores the astonishing revival of many of these operas in the 1940s and onward (including Macbeth in its revised version of 1865), and the first American productions-sometimes in small opera houses outside the main circuit-of some Verdi operas that had never previously managed to cross the Atlantic. Extensive quotations from newspaper reviews testify to the eventual triumph of these remarkable works. They also reveal the crucial shifts in tastes and expectations that have occurred from Verdi's day to our own [Publisher description]
CCB : the life and century of Chalres C. Burlingham, New York's first citizen, 1858-1959 by George Whitney Martin( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though he held no elected or appointed office, the New York City lawyer Charles C. Burlingham had great influence with those who did, and used it in unusual ways. George Martin's surprising biography shows how one citizen, working quietly behind the scenes, became a power broker who transformed his country's civic life. This adroit, engaging account of a high-spirited, good-hearted, talented man, chronicling his witty, effective commitment to social betterment, vividly documents a century of change in the ways Americans lived, their cities were governed, and their nation fought wars
Opera at the bandstand : then and now by George Whitney Martin( Book )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Opera at the Bandstand: Then and Now, George W. Martin surveys the role of concert bands during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in making contemporary opera popular. He also chronicles how in part they lost their audience in the second half of the twentieth century by abandoning operatic repertory. Martin begins with the Dodworth bands in New York City from the 1850s and moves to the American tour of French conductor and composer Louis Antoine Jullien, bandmaster Patrick S. Gilmore's jubilee festivals, the era of John Philip Sousa from 1892 to 1932, performances of the Goldman Band of New York City from 1920 to 2005, and finally the wind ensembles sparked by Frederick Fennell. He illustrates the degree to which operatic material comprised these bands' overall repertory and provides detailed programs in the appendixes. Opera at the Bandstand describes how the technological advancements sweeping the country, such as radio, automobiles, recordings, television, and air conditioning, along with changes in demographics, affected the country's musical life. It will appeal to bandmasters and their players, as well as those with an interest in American history, music, popular culture, and opera [Publisher description]
The battle of the frogs and the mice; an Homeric fable by George Whitney Martin( Book )

6 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Let's communicate; a self-help program on writing memos and letters by George Whitney Martin( Book )

4 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cómo comunicar mejor por escrito by George Whitney Martin( Book )

13 editions published between 1985 and 1992 in Spanish and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The opera companion : a guide for the casual operagoer [v.1] by George Whitney Martin( Book )

2 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi by George Whitney Martin( Book )

10 editions published between 1963 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The opera companion; a guide for the casual operagoer by George Whitney Martin( Book )

2 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rigoletto : opéra en quatre actes by Giuseppe Verdi( )

3 editions published between 1859 and 1947 in French and No Linguistic content and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The battle of the frogs and the mice : a homeric fable by George Whitney Martin( )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Crum-snatcher, a Mouse, cautiously mounts the back of Puff-jaw, King of the Frogs, to explore the Frogs' pond, the Mouse meets with a disaster which soon brings the two nations into mortal conflict. The course of this tempest in a teapot is developed with wit to assume heroic proportions, and the battle of this small world becomes the story of wars through the ages
 
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Verdi in America : Oberto through Rigoletto
Alternative Names
Martin, George

Martin, George 1926 January 25-

Martin George 1926-.... musicologue

Martin, George, musicologue, 1926-....

Martin, George W.

Martin, George W. 1926-

Martin, George Whitney 1926 Jan. 25-

Languages
English (129)

Spanish (19)

Chinese (3)

French (2)

Covers
The opera companion, a guide for the casual operagoerAspects of VerdiCauses and conflicts; the centennial history of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, 1870-1970Verdi in America : Oberto through RigolettoCCB : the life and century of Chalres C. Burlingham, New York's first citizen, 1858-1959