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Porter, Andrew 1928-2015

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The ring of the Nibelung by Richard Wagner( Book )

17 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and German and held by 940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen is one of the most influential theatrical works ever written. It is a powerful music-drama on a grand scale, a full appreciation of which depends on an understand-ing of exactly what is being sung. Wagner's German was deliber-ately archaic and romantic; until recently, there has been no singing translation which transmits with genuine feeling the complex and literate text, matching the stress and inflection in the score. This translation, commissioned by the English National Opera Company for their highly successful production of The Ring in English, is the work of Andrew Porter, music critic of The New Yorker. The edition includes a German text and Mr. Porter has provided an essay dealing with the problems of translating the work."--Publisher's description
Music of three seasons, 1974-1977 by Andrew Porter( Book )

9 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New Grove masters of Italian opera : Rossini, Donizetti, Bellini, Verdi, Puccini by Philip Gossett( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The operas of Benjamin Britten : the complete librettos : illustrated with designs of the first productions by Benjamin Britten( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Valkyrie = Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( Book )

5 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Things like this are written only for people who have good powers of endurance (so really for nobody!)', wrote Wagner about Die Walküre. Yet, as Geoffrey Skelton points out, the opera has enjoyed a separate popularity and existence from the Ring Cycle. George Gillespie shows just how the string of mythical events was converted into a drama remarkable for its concentrated excitement and fine construction. Barry Millington introduces the web of motifs in the complex score. The English version, with Elizabeth Forbes's translation of the verses that Wagner did not eventually set to music but retai
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Book )

5 editions published between 1981 and 1988 in English and Italian and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Metropolitan Opera season 1962-1963, subscription performance, new production, Giuseppe Verdi "Otello," opera in four acts, libretto by Arrigo Boito, conductor: Georg Solti, staged by Herbert Graf, sets and costumes designed by Eugene Berman, choroegraphy by Mattlyn Gavers, chorus master: Kurt Adler, musical preparation: Victor Trucco, associate chorus master: Thomas P. Martin
Verdi's Macbeth : a sourcebook by Giuseppe Verdi( )

14 editions published between 1981 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The force of destiny = La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi( Book )

7 editions published between 1944 and 2011 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Verdi's War and Peace', writes Peter Conrad of this epic opera composed in 1862. It encompasses the extremes of a religious and secular existence - the worlds of the lovers pursued by an uncompromising fate and of the people in the scenes at the inn and on the battlefield. Despite its beautiful score, this opera has often seemed perplexing: Richard Bernas shows us how the music is devised as a convincing entity, and Bruce A. Brown traces the tortuous but fascinating history of its revisions. Here translated into English by Andrew Porter, La forza del destino deserves a serious reassessment
A musical season; a critic from abroad in America by Andrew Porter( Book )

7 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musical events : a chronicle, 1980-1983 by Andrew Porter( Book )

8 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music of three more seasons, 1977-1980 by Andrew Porter( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi( Book )

7 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'A lyric comedy unlike any other', wrote Verdi about his last opera. That the last work of a composer who was almost notorious for his preference for tragic and gloomy subjects should be a brilliant human comedy was and remains one of the wonders of music. Michael Rose considers its status in Italian comic opera tradition. Davis Cairns pours his enthusiasm for the piece into a detailed and illuminating musical analysis. Andrew Porter, whose translation almost matches Boito's original libretto for elegance and wit, explains the challenges and risks of the undertaking in his fascinating introduc
The valkyrie by Richard Wagner( )

8 editions published between 1976 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The twilight of the gods = Götterdämmerung : act III, scenes 2 & 3 (sung in English) by Richard Wagner( )

13 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The song of Majnun : opera in one act by Bright Sheng( )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musical events : a chronicle, 1983-1986 by Andrew Porter( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samling af anmeldelser fra The New Yorker
The Rhinegold by Richard Wagner( )

7 editions published between 1975 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Siegfried by Richard Wagner( )

4 editions published between 1974 and 2007 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is one of the legendary performances from the Met's vast archive of historic broadcasts. The incomparable Lauritz Melchior stars in the title role of the young hero who sets out to explore the world--killing the fierce dragon Fafner (Eduard Habich) and the evil dwarf Mime (Karl Laufkötter) along the way. When Wotan (the great Friedrich Schorr) tries to stop him, Siegfried uses his sword to break the god's spear and makes his way to the sleeping Brünnhilde (a radiant Kirsten Flagstad). He awakens her with a kiss--and sets in motion the events that, in the following opera, will bring about the end of the world. Kerstin Thorborg co-stars as Erda and Artur Bodanzky conducts
Twilight of the Gods = Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner( Book )

8 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Wagner's fifteen-hour operatic cycle The Ring of the Nibelung ends with this great music drama. Michael Tanner's essay tackles the scale and meaning not just of this work but of Wagner's whole undertaking, showing that Götterdämmerung is - for all its length - his fastest-moving drama. Composer Robin Holloway brings the focus of creative genius to his discussion of the score, while Christopher Winkle's article analyses Brunnhilde's concluding monologue. The ninety numbered musical themes of the Thematic Guide are cross-referenced to the other Ring guides
The Oxford History of the British Empire by William Roger Louis( Book )

50 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume III of "The Oxford History of the British Empire" covers the long 19th century, from the achievement of American independence in the 1780s to the eve of world war in 1914. This was the period of Britain's greatest expansion as both empire-builder and dominant world power. The volume is divided into two parts. The first contains thematic chapters, some focusing on Britain, others on areas at the imperial periphery, exploring those fundamental dynamics of British expansion which made imperial influence and rule possible. They also examine the economic, cultural, and institutional frameworks which gave shape to Britain's overseas empire. Part 2 is devoted to the principal areas of imperial activity overseas, including both white settler and tropical colonies. Chapters examine how British interests and imperial rule shaped individual regions' 19th-century political and social-economic history. Themes dealt with include the economics of empire, imperial institutions, defence, technology, imperial and colonial cultures, science and exploration
 
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The Valkyrie = Die Walküre
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Andrew Porter British musician

Andrew Porter critico musicale e organista britannico

Andrew Porter critique musical britannique

Andrew Porter (music critic) Brits muziekcriticus (1928-2015)

Porter, Andrew Brian, 1928-2015

Эндрю Портер

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The New Grove masters of Italian opera : Rossini, Donizetti, Bellini, Verdi, PucciniThe Valkyrie = Die WalküreOtelloThe force of destiny = La forza del destinoFalstaffTwilight of the Gods = GötterdämmerungThe Oxford History of the British Empire