Berlioz Verdi Wagner Britten

The composer Giuseppe Verdi (1813–1901) claimed that hehad an especially intimate relation to Shakespeare. On 28 April 1865, after thepremière of the revised version of Macbeth, Verdi wrote a letter complaining that anewspaper critic ...

Berlioz  Verdi  Wagner  Britten

Great Shakespeareans offers a systematic account of those figures who have had the greatest influence on the interpretation, understanding and cultural reception of Shakespeare, both nationally and internationally. In this volume, leading scholars assess the contribution of Berlioz, Verdi, Wagner and Britten to the afterlife and reception of Shakespeare and his plays. Each substantial contribution assesses the double impact of Shakespeare on the figure covered and of the figure on the understanding, interpretation and appreciation of Shakespeare, provide a sketch of their subject's intellectual and professional biography and an account of the wider cultural context, including comparison with other figures or works within the same field.

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Verdi and/or Wagner
Language: en
Pages: 343
Authors: Peter Conrad
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-02-25 - Publisher: Thames & Hudson

Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner, the two greatest operatic composers of their time, had everything and nothing in common. Their achievements were comparable, but their personalities, their approaches to music and drama, and their complex legacies made them incompatible. Verdi thought of art as a comfort to mankind; it pleased
Berlioz, Verdi, Wagner, Britten
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Daniel Albright
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-03-27 - Publisher: A&C Black

Great Shakespeareans offers a systematic account of those figures who have had the greatest influence on the interpretation, understanding and cultural reception of Shakespeare, both nationally and internationally. In this volume, leading scholars assess the contribution of Berlioz, Verdi, Wagner and Britten to the afterlife and reception of Shakespeare and
1813 Wagner & Verdi
Language: en
Pages: 225
Authors: Peter Bassett
Categories: Composers
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012 - Publisher:

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On Opera
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Bernard Williams
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-11-16 - Publisher: Yale University Press

Bernard Williams, who died in 2003, was one of the most influential moral philosophers of his generation. A lifelong opera lover, his articles and essays, talks for the BBC, contributions to the Grove Dictionary of Opera, and program notes for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and the English National
Wagner und Italien
Language: de
Pages: 290
Authors: Udo Bermbach
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-01 - Publisher: Königshausen & Neumann

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