Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Other Stanton's Categories
 
Evenings At The Opera
Add to Wishlist

Evenings At The Opera

Sheet Music Books
Voicing/Format Text
Composer Langford, Jeffrey
Publisher Amadeus Press

Price: $19.99

Catalog #00332996

UPC code: 884088395568

Unavailable for Digital Delivery

Evenings at the Opera: An Exploration of the Basic Repertoire is a collection of essays based on Jeffery Langford's lectures at the Manhattan School of Music and inspired by his pre-performance talks at the Metropolitan Opera Guild. It presents a unique view of the stylistic development of nearly 200 years of opera history (from Mozart to Britten), with special attention to the question of how the genre's competing components of action, music, and text combine to make effective music drama. Taking a thematic (rather than a purely historical) approach to this exploration of selected works from the standard repertoire, Langford engages the reader in the fundamental question of how the shifting aesthetics of opera from one composer to another, one country to another, and one era to another have resulted in vastly different solutions to the problem of how to make a dramma per musica (drama in music), as the Italian inventors of opera first called it. Going beyond mere plot synopsis, he guides the reader through analysis of specific issues of musical form, style, and technique to shed new light on the perennial question of “how opera (sometimes) works.”

Today's News
  • A Piano for Christmas

    A Piano for Christmas

    “Christmas Medleys“, arranged by Phillip Keveren, is a collection of nine medleys for the Christmas season.  They are not too difficult to prepare, and with nine medleys to choose from, you can’t go wrong.  The “Angel Suite” includes “Angels We... Read More ›

  • Folksong Stories by John Feierabend

    Folksong Stories by John Feierabend

    Folksong Stories by John Feierabend Recommended by Rachel Steele, School Music Specialist We often get requests from elementary teachers who need materials that help them promote reading and literacy in their lessons.  John Feirabend, a leading specialist in early childhood... Read More ›

Visit Jukebox

Stanton's Jukebox is a specialized "wish list" that allows directors to research purchases, arrange concert programs, create personalized URLs, compare scores study and forward playlists to your students.