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Parker, Roger 1951-

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Most widely held works by Roger Parker
The Oxford illustrated history of opera by ( Book )

39 editions published between 1941 and 2004 in 6 languages and held by 2,147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There are few one-volume histories of opera available, and none includes the up-to-date information contained here. Nine leading authorities provide insightful chapters on periods in opera history, from a thorough account of opera in the 17th century through the works of present-day composers such as Philip Glass and John Adams. Because it is intended for the general reader, this work has no musical examples or footnotes. The chapters are not organized in a strictly chronological format but are built around a series of concepts or arguments, presented with a wealth of supporting information, making the index essential to finding answers to specific questions. For both the casual and informed reader, however, the more than 250 illustrations-many rare, and all appearing with detailed captions-will be of particular interest. There is also a notable chapter on staging, and the fascinating opera trivia (from traffic jams and ticket scalpers to a history of lavatories) found in John Rosselli's chapter, "Opera as Social Occasion," will hold readers' attention
Remaking the song : operatic visions and revisions from Handel to Berio by Roger Parker( )

13 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading opera by Arthur Groos( )

12 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Libretto-bashing has a distinguished tradition in the blood sport of opera," writes Arthur Groos in the introduction to this broad survey of critical approaches to that much-maligned genre. To examine, and to challenge, the long-standing prejudice against libretti and the scholarly tradition that has, until recently, reiterated it, Groos and Roger Parker have commissioned thirteen stimulating essays by musicologists, literary critics, and historians. Taken as a whole, the volume demonstrates that libretti are now very much within the purview of contemporary humanistic scholarship. Libretti pose questions of intertextuality, transposition of genre, and reception history. They invite a broad spectrum of contemporary reading strategies ranging from the formalistic to the feminist. And as texts for music they raise issues in the relation between the two mediums and their respective traditions. Reading Opera will be of value to anyone with a serious interest in opera and contemporary opera criticism. The essays cover the period from the early nineteenth to the early twentieth centuries, with a particular focus on works of the later nineteenth century. The contributors are Carolyn Abbate, William Ashbrook, Katherine Bergeron, Caryl Emerson, Nelly Furman, Sander L. Gilman, Arthur Groos, James A. Hepokoski, Jurgen Maehder, Roger Parker, Paul Robinson, Christopher Wintle, and Susan Youens.Originally published in 1988.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
A history of opera by Carolyn Abbate( Book )

30 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 1,380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bold, engaging exploration of opera's fundamental nature and enduring appeal, from the sixteenth century to the present. There are lively discussions of opera's social, political, and literary backgrounds, its economic circumstances, and the almost continual polemics that have accompanied its development through the centuries. The authors examine the problems that opera has faced in the last half century, when new works-- once opera's lifeblood-- have shrunk to a tiny minority and have largely failed to find a permanent place in the repertoire. Yet opera as an art form remains extraordinarily buoyant and challenging
Leonora's last act : essays in Verdian discourse by Roger Parker( )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In these essays, Roger Parker brings valuable insights to bear on Verdian analysis and criticism, and does so in a way that responds both to an operagoer's love of musical drama and to a scholar's concern for recent critical trends. Parker explores works like Rigoletto, Il trovatore, La forza del destino, and Falstaff from a variety of angles, and addresses such contentious topics as the composer's involvement with Italian politics, the possibilities of an "authentic" staging of his work, and the advantages and pitfalls of analyzing his operas according to terms that his contemporaries might have understood
Music in the theater : essays on Verdi and other composers by Pierluigi Petrobelli( )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Well known for having generated new interest in Verdi as a subtle and elaborate musical thinker, Pierluigi Petrobelli offers here lively, penetrating explanations of how music in the theater works: Why is it that only a few operas constitute the standard repertory of all opera houses throughout the world, to the constant delight of their audiences? What makes these operas as effective today as they were at the time of their creation? Is there a governing principle in their organization and structure? In this collection of essays, most of which appear in English for the first time, Petrobelli answers these questions by presenting historical facts and analyzing specific operas, mainly by Verdi, in terms of musical organization and dramaturgical conventions. From the exploration of clearly detectable stylistic models - Rossini's Mose for Verdi's Nabucco, and the first act finale of Don Giovanni for the opening scene of Rigoletto - the essays move to the study of Verdi's compositional process as revealed by the sketches for Alzira, I due Foscari, and Rigoletto. Unifying musical devices are discussed in essays on Il trovatore and Macbeth. Using Aida and La forvza del destino, Petrobelli builds toward a theory based on three elements of communication within opera: the dramatic structure, the libretto and its metrical arrangement, and the score. The volume culminates with the application of these analytic tools to the opening of Gluck's Alceste and the making of Bellini's I puritani
Giacomo Puccini, La Bohème by Arthur Groos( Book )

22 editions published between 1986 and 1999 in English and Italian and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verzameling studies over de opera van de Italiaanse componist (1858-1924)
Analyzing opera : Verdi and Wagner( Book )

10 editions published in 1989 in English and French and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Giuseppe Verdi : Oberto to Un ballo in maschera by Gabriele Baldini( Book )

11 editions published between 1980 and 1999 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abitare la battaglia, Gabriele Baldini's study of the operas of Verdi from Oberto to Un ballo in maschera, has, since its posthumous publication in 1970, received much critical acclaim both in Italy and elsewhere. Its lack of technical language makes it easily accessible to the general music lover, but its original and sometimes controversial ideas have stimulated a great deal of discussion among Verdi specialists. The book's central concern is to present an analysis of Verdi the musical dramatist, and its conclusions constitute a radical reassessment of the vexed relationship between opera and literary form, between words and music. As Julian Budden says in his foreword: 'It blows a breath of fresh air into the weary platitudes of traditional Verdian criticism.' This English translation, The Story of Giuseppe Verdi, includes some new editorial additions, bringing various factual matters into line with recent Verdi scholarship. But the book's discussion of the music is always left to speak for itself. While many of the comments may offend the purist, they are always based on a profound knowledge and love of Verdi's operatic masterpieces as seen on the stage. They rarely fail to stimulate the reader into thinking more deeply about this immensely rich repertoire
Score reading by Roger Fiske( )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1995 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nabucodonosor : dramma lirico in four parts = dramma lirico in quattro parti by Giuseppe Verdi( )

38 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi and his operas by Stanley Sadie( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New Grove guide to Verdi and his operas by Roger Parker( Book )

12 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Here is a compact guide to Verdi's life and operas. Roger Parker has based this volume on articles in The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, featuring up-to-date information on the life of Verdi, his works, librettists, and interpreters, and the places where his works have been performed. Parker compiled these meticulously researched articles into an organized narrative, designed to make finding information on Verdi as easy as possible without sacrificing readability. He has also added a new introduction, a new section on modern Verdi productions, and an updated bibliography. In addition, this resource includes a suggested listening guide and an eight-page insert containing relevant illustrations"--Jacket
Verdi in performance( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford history of opera( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le Duc d'Albe by Gaetano Donizetti( )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in French and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First studio recording of Donizetti's unfinished opera of 1839
Reading critics reading : opera and ballet criticism in France from the Revolution to 1848( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le convenienze ed inconvenienze teatrali : dramma giocoso in un atto by Gaetano Donizetti( )

27 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poliuto : tragedia lirica in tre atti by Gaetano Donizetti( )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in Italian and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tosca : opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini( )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in Italian and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of the State Theatre collection of cinema scores and parts, mainly used for silent movies, but including musical materials associated with talking pictures ca. 1900-1950, used by the State Theatre and various film distribution companies throughout Australia. Some items include performance annotations
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The Oxford illustrated history of opera
Remaking the song : operatic visions and revisions from Handel to BerioReading operaLeonora's last act : essays in Verdian discourseMusic in the theater : essays on Verdi and other composersGiacomo Puccini, La BohèmeAnalyzing opera : Verdi and WagnerThe story of Giuseppe Verdi : Oberto to Un ballo in mascheraScore reading
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Parker, Roger Leslie 1951-

Parker , Roger <musicologo>

Roger Parker Brits musicoloog

Roger Parker musicologo e docente britannico

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