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Parker, Roger 1951-

Overview
Works: 229 works in 604 publications in 5 languages and 15,367 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Pictorial works  Vocal scores  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Drama  Stories, plots, etc  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Essays  Scores 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Arranger, Author of introduction, Compiler, Contributor, Other, Performer, Composer
Classifications: ML1700, 782.1
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Most widely held works by Roger Parker
The Oxford illustrated history of opera by Roger Parker( Book )

30 editions published between 1941 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 2,124 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
A history of opera by Carolyn Abbate( Book )

29 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 1,337 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
Giacomo Puccini, La Bohème by Arthur Groos( Book )

21 editions published between 1986 and 1999 in English and Italian and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verzameling studies over de opera van de Italiaanse componist (1858-1924)
Reading opera by Arthur Groos( Book )

11 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 673 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
Analyzing opera : Verdi and Wagner( Book )

9 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 )

8 editions published between 1980 and 1999 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Score reading by Roger Fiske( )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1995 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

36 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remaking the song : operatic visions and revisions from Handel to Berio by Roger Parker( Book )

13 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation
Verdi and his operas( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leonora's last act : essays in Verdian discourse by Roger Parker( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 364 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
The New Grove guide to Verdi and his operas by Roger Parker( Book )

11 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 343 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 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford history of opera( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le Duc d'Albe by Gaetano Donizetti( )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in French and held by 258 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 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'elisir d'amore = The elixir of love : comic opera in two acts by Gaetano Donizetti( )

23 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Composition de l'orchestre: 2*.2.2.2./ 2.2.3.0., cordes, harpe, timbales, grosse caisse
Poliuto : tragedia lirica in tre atti by Gaetano Donizetti( )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in Italian and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tosca : opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini( )

16 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in Italian and held by 164 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
Music in the theater : essays on Verdi and other composers by Pierluigi Petrobelli( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Well-known for leading audiences to a new appreciation of Verdi as a subtle and elaborate musical thinker, Pierluigi Petrobelli here turns his attention to the intriguing question of how musical theater works. In this collection of lively, penetrating essays, Petrobelli analyzes specific operas, mainly by Verdi, in terms of historical context, musical organization, and dramaturgical conventions.Originally published in 1995.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
 
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The Oxford illustrated history of opera
Alternative Names
Parker, Roger Leslie 1951-

Parker , Roger <musicologo>

Roger Parker Brits musicoloog

Roger Parker English musicologist

Roger Parker musicologo e docente britannico

パーカー, ロジャー

ロジャー・パーカー

Languages
English (172)

Italian (74)

German (9)

French (7)

Japanese (2)

Covers
Giacomo Puccini, La BohèmeReading operaAnalyzing opera : Verdi and WagnerThe story of Giuseppe Verdi : Oberto to Un ballo in mascheraScore readingNabucodonosor : dramma lirico in four parts = dramma lirico in quattro partiRemaking the song : operatic visions and revisions from Handel to BerioVerdi and his operas