Mark Ringer: Opera's First Master - The Musical Dramas Of Claudio Monteverdi

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Publisher: Amadeus Press
Author: Mark Ringer
Format: Books | Biography

Often hailed as the creator of modern opera, Claudio Monteverdi was the first great opera composer, his genius likened to that of Mozart, Wagner, and Verdi. Clearly and vividly written in nontechnical language. Opera's First Master enable opera lovers to experience Monteverdi's masterpieces in a new way, while providing fresh insights into how Monteverdian opera 'works' as theatre.

Opera's First Master is also a compelling document of music history, as author Mark Ringer's traces Monteverdi's development as a composer, places his operatic works within the musical and theatrical framework of his era, and details the complex forces that led to the emergence of opera in late sixteenth-century Florence.

Music experts and novices alike will savor this dramatic portrait of the master and his music.

ISBN: 9781574671100
Published on: 13 October 2008
No of pages: 344
Language: English
Catalogue No: HL00331665