A Song of Love and Death: The Meaning of Opera

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Simon & Schuster, 1988 - Music - 384 pages
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An analysis of opera covers the sources of its myths, current controversies, and opera's place in history, and covers major singers and composers

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The premise of this intelligent, self-indulgent, idiosyncratic discussion of the meaning of opera is buried in a brilliant maze of discursive analysis. As he follows the musical treatment of five ... Read full review

Contents

PREFACE
11
RITE
17
Orpheus
19
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About the author (1988)

Peter Conrad is Tutor in English at Christ Church College, Oxford.

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