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Kobbé, Gustav 1857-1918

Overview
Works: 189 works in 767 publications in 2 languages and 9,698 library holdings
Genres: Stories, plots, etc  Reference works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Music  Portraits  Guidebooks  Encyclopedias  Records and correspondence  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Performer, Honoree
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Gustav Kobbé
Kobbé's complete opera book by Gustav Kobbé( Book )

78 editions published between 1922 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new Kobbé's complete opera book by Gustav Kobbé( Book )

13 editions published between 1969 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This standard reference work on opera tells in detail the stories of more than 300 of the world's greatest operas and describes their music. It also includes information on opera performances
Complete opera book by Gustav Kobbé( Book )

95 editions published between 1919 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le point de vue de l'éditeur. Depuis trois quarts de siècle, le Kobbé est l'ouvrage de référence des amateurs d'opéra dans le monde entier. Paru pour la première fois en 1922 quatre ans après la mort accidentelle de son auteur, Gustave Kobbé (1857-1918), écrasé par un hydravion alors qu'il faisait du bateau au large de Long Island -, cette bible des mélomanes a connu d'innombrables rééditions et de nombreuses traductions. A trois reprises (1954, 1976, 1985), lord Harewood - qui a dirigé pendant plus de vingt ans le Royal Opera House de Londres, puis l'Opéra de Covent Garden - a complété et mis à jour cet incomparable instrument de travail. Aujourd'hui, il présente, secondé par Antony Peattie, une version entièrement renouvelée. Cet ouvrage s'est enrichi de 60 oeuvres nouvelles, présentées ici pour la première fois, portant ainsi de 400 à près de 500 les opéras du monde entier qui sont analysés. Une dizaine de compositeurs, anciens et modernes, font ainsi leur entrée dans le " Nouveau Kobbé ", témoignant de la vitalité d'un genre et du renouvellement constant du répertoire. De plus, afin de tenir compte du lecteur français, certains opéras particulièrement appréciés dans notre pays ou redécouverts récemment viennent enrichir la version originale de ce livre. Pour rendre la consultation plus aisée, le " Nouveau Kobbé " présente les compositeurs de tous les temps et de tous les pays par ordre alphabétique. Les opéras sont classés par compositeur dans l'ordre de leur création et, pour chacun d'entre eux, sont rappelées les plus importantes mises en scène, y compris les plus récentes
The definitive Kobbé's opera book by Gustav Kobbé( Book )

9 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes 300 of the world's great operas in detail with musical examples. Includes the dates, places and casts of the significant premieres of each work
The complete opera book : the stories of the operas, together with 400 of the leading airs and motives in musical notation by Gustav Kobbé( Book )

58 editions published between 1919 and 2012 in English and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kobbé's illustrated opera book : twenty six of the world's best-loved operas by George Henry Hubert Lascelles Harewood( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-six best-loved operas with a list of characters, plot summaries, and a critical appraisal of each piece
Wagner's music-dramas analyzed, with the leading motives; Niebelung; Tristan; Mastersingers; Parsifal by Gustav Kobbé( Book )

21 editions published between 1904 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Famous actors & actresses and their homes by Gustav Kobbé( Book )

21 editions published between 1903 and 2012 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to understand Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung ... : the story and descriptive analysis, with musical examples of the leading motives of each drama by Gustav Kobbé( Book )

21 editions published between 1893 and 2013 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A highly popular guide to Wagner's Der ring des Nibelungen
Opera singers : a pictorial souvenir, with biographies of some of the most famous singers of the day by Gustav Kobbé( Book )

17 editions published between 1901 and 1913 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring photographs and illustrations of the singers, this volume includes biographies of some of history's best prima donnas like Madame Nordica, Madame Calve and Emma Eames
How to appreciate music by Gustav Kobbé( Book )

15 editions published between 1906 and 2010 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wagner's life and works by Gustav Kobbé( Book )

5 editions published between 1890 and 1896 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung : a descriptive analysis containing all the leading motives by Gustav Kobbé( Book )

16 editions published between 1880 and 2010 in English and French and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Famous American songs by Gustav Kobbé( Book )

7 editions published between 1906 and 2012 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wagner and his Isolde by Richard Wagner( Book )

11 editions published between 1905 and 2015 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The German poet Mathilde Wesendonck (1828-1902), author of the texts of the Wesendonck Lieder, was the wife of Wagner's patron, the wealthy silk merchant Otto Wesendonck. From 1852 until 1858, the Wagners lived next to the Wesendoncks in Zurich and an intense relationship developed between Wagner and Mathilde, subsequently reflected in the impossible love at the heart of his opera Tristan und Isolde. Prepared by the American musicologist Gustav Kobbé (1857-1918), who provides a helpful connecting narrative, this 1905 translation of a selection of 'the most intimate and striking' of Wagner's impassioned letters to Mathilde charts the course of the opera's creation. Written between 1853 and 1863, the letters show Wagner thinking aloud not only about Tristan but also the planning of Parsifal. As Mathilde's letters to Wagner were destroyed, the exact nature of their relationship and of her inspiration musically will never be fully established
The loves of great composers, by Gustav Kobbé by Gustav Kobbé( Book )

27 editions published between 1905 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This interesting 1905 volume examines the romantic affairs of seven of the greatest composers of all time, including Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Schumann, Liszt and Wagner. The chapter on Beethoven deals with his "Immortal Beloved" letter
The pianolist; a guide for pianola players by Gustav Kobbé( Book )

11 editions published between 1907 and 2012 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New Jersey coast and pines : an illustrated guide-book (with road-maps) by Gustav Kobbé( Book )

13 editions published between 1889 and 2016 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Signora : a child of the opera house by Gustav Kobbé( Book )

7 editions published between 1902 and 1907 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The jealous husband : a farce in one act by Gustav Kobbé( Book )

9 editions published between 1892 and 1966 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The definitive Kobbé's opera book
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Wagner's music-dramas analyzed, with the leading motives; Niebelung; Tristan; Mastersingers; ParsifalFamous actors & actresses and their homesThe loves of great composers, by Gustav Kobbé
Alternative Names
Gustav Kobbé American journalist and academic

Gustav Kobbé Amerikaans journalist (1857-1918)

Gustav Kobbé US-amerikanischer Kunst- und Musikkritiker

KobbĐe, Gustav

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Kobbé, G. 1857-1918

Kobbé, Gustav

Kobbé, Gustave.

Kobbé, Gustave 1857-1918

Languages
English (412)

French (48)