The Space Opera Renaissance:First Edition Kathryn Cramer, David G. Hartwell
Blending music, dance, visual arts and drama seamlessly to create one of the most interesting art forms in the world is what opera is all about. Its 400 year old history is rich with instances of rise and fall of opera. With its roots in the Renaissance period, opera gradually spread across the world and today it has become a highly acclaimed form of art which is enjoyed by numerous people. There is no doubt that opera has gone through many changes in the course of time. The singers and the quality of music, the orchestra the type of music that the audience enjoys and the voice of the singers continue to change in order to suit the demands of the audience. Opera has continued to develop by expanding the plots, harmonies, and structure. The use of stories from different cultures helped opera obtain a special uniqueness. With the help of this book, you will be able to understand the history of opera. The way in which it started and how it unfolded its beauty to the audience. The reactions of the audience to opera when it began. We will then move to the different regions in which opera began to develop and how every region added their own cultural touches. The book will then take you through the current styles of opera and its presence in different parts of the world today. The manner in which opera has been formed today and how it has been affected from its past changes. With this is mind, the book will conclude with a short description of the future of opera. The way in which people perceive it today and how the legacy of opera will be used in the future. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tracy Tupman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/069490/bk_acx0_069490_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lucrezia Borgia is a drama by Victor Hugo. The French writer finished it in 1833. The historical work portrays the Renaissance-era Italian aristocrat Lucrezia Borgia. The libretto of Donizettis opera Lucrezia Borgia was based on Hugos play.
Lists of composers:List of major opera composers, List of film score composers, List of 20th-century classical composers by birth date, List of composers by name, List of composers for the classical guitar, List of Renaissance composers
Shakespeare is a cultural phenomenon and arguably the most renowned playwright in history. In this edited collection, Shellard and Keenan bring together a collection of essays from international scholars that examine the direct and indirect economic and cultural impact of Shakespeare in the marketplace in the UK and beyond. From the marketing of Shakespeares plays on and off stage, to the wider impact of Shakespeare in fields such as education, and the commercial use of Shakespeare as a brand in the advertising and tourist industries, this volume makes an important contribution to our understanding of the Shakespeare industry 400 years after his death. With a foreword from the celebrated cultural economist Bruno Frey and nine essays exploring the cultural and economic impact of Shakespeare in his own day and the present, Shakespeares Cultural Capital forms a unique offering to the study of cultural economics and Shakespeare. Professor Dominic Shellard is the vice-chancellor of De Montfort University, Leicester, UK and an expert on post-war British Theatre. He is the author of nine books and the leader of the British Library Theatre Archive Project. He authored the Arts Council England project Economic Impact Study of UK Theatre and An Economic Impact Study of Welsh National Opera within Wales. Dr Siobhan Keenan is a reader in Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. She has published widely on early modern theatre history and is the author of several books, including Travelling Players in Shakespeares England (Palgrave Macmillan, 2002) and Acting Companies and Their Plays in Shakespeares London .
Treasure and treasure hunting are vast themes in literature and culture, yet have so far not received much sustained and coherent academic interest. The present collection of essays approaches treasure and treasure hunts in literature and culture from the Renaissance to the present. It asks questions about the legal, social, and cultural role of treasure, especially in connection with its links with gender and sexuality. The essays of the collection deal with Renaissance documents and their depiction of legal struggles over treasure, Romantic conceptions of the self as treasure, American nineteenth-century views of treasure, decadent treasure hunters in British and German literature, the link between imperial and domestic treasures in Victorian fiction, the emptying of treasure in Modernist fiction, intertextual and intermedial uses of treasure in opera and fiction, the treasuring of identity in the context of race in modern American writing, nature as treasure in ecocritical contemporary fiction, and AIDS medication as treasure in present-day South Africa.
´Klassik für Kinder´ wants to introduce clarinet pupils to the beauty of Baroque, Classical and Romantic concert literature. Cautiously, not only original clarinet literature was taken up, but catchy tunes and themes from the opera (The Freeshooter, The Magic Flute and others) and the concert hall (Four Seasons, Capriccio Italy, Reverie and others) were used as well. The edition starts with a piece from the Renaissance period, followed by the great composers of the Baroque, European Classical and Romantic eras and completed by several discoveries off the common concert programmes (Blasius, Reinagel, Sullivan). Four centuries of music history which will make the pupils enjoy classical music. The pieces are presented in easy arrangements and can be mastered after about two years of tuition, with the three-line octave being left out.Contenu - V. Haussmann: Tanz und Nachtanz - M.A. Charpentier: Prélude from: Te Deum - H. Purcell: Trumpet Tune - A. Vivaldi: Allegro from: Autumn - G.P. Telemann: Largo - C. Graupner: Air - G.F. Händel: Bourrée from: Royal Firworks Music - Anonym: Menuett from: Notebook fro Anna Magdalena Bach - J. Haydn: St. Anthony Choral - W.A. Mozart: It rings out so joyful from: The Magic Flute - M.-F. Blasius: Grazioso - J. Reinagle: Allegro und Andante from: Sonatine G-Dur - L.v. Beethoven: German Dance - C. M.v. Weber: Through the woods, through the pastures from: Der Freischütz - F. Schubert: Entr’acte from: Rosamunde - F. Mendelssohn: Andante from: Symphony No. 4 (Italian) - R. Schumann: Rêverie from: Scenes from Childhood - J.F. Kranz: Valse lente - J. Strauss: Waltz No. 4 from: Echoes of the Rhine Loreley - P.I. Tschaikowsky: Capriccio Italien - A. Dvořak: Humoresque - A.Sullivan: Hornpipe from: Ruddigore - E. Grieg: Solveig´s Song from: Peer Gynt Suite No. 2 - E. Humperdinck: Evening Pryer from: Hansel and Gretel - E. MacDowell: To a wild rose - A. Gretchaninoff: A dark day from: Brimborions - M. Ravel: Boléroeditor: Warnecke, Ulrikeillustration: Schuermann, Andreaspiano setting: Birtel, Wolfgang
Bradt´s new Emilia Romagna is the most thorough and in-depth guide available to this entire north Italian region (not just Bologna and the main cities) with a strong focus on history, background information, art and culture, as well as extensive detail on the Apennines along the Tuscan border, where you can escape the flatlands of the Po and go trekking, cycling and skiing. Here are some of region´s prettiest villages, including Vignola, famous for cherries and lovely medieval Castell´Arquato and Brisighella. To the east, the Romagna part of this hyphenated region boasts long sandy Adriatic beaches, wildlife-filled lagoons around the Po Delta, and the world´s smallest republic, San Marino. Written by expert authors Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls, possibly the world´s most experienced travel writers on Italy, Bradt´s Emilia Romagna is the definitive guide to this diverse and authentic area. Bologna, the regional capital, is covered in detail, from accommodation and restaurants to galleries, museums, shopping and the new Fico Eataly food theme park. Emilia Romagna combines the rich farmlands of the Po plain with dazzling cities strung like pearls along the straight-as-a-die Via Emilia. The capital Bologna, home to the world´s oldest university, and the smaller cities of Parma, Modena, Ferrara, Piacenza, Ravenna and Rimini are year-round destinations, each strikingly different, each filled with art and architectural masterpieces and fascinating museums housing everything from Etruscan vases to still life by Giorgio Morandi. Ravenna glitters with Byzantine mosaics; Parma, the town of Correggio, is mad about opera; Modena, with its stupendous medieval cathedral, is the hometown of Pavarotti and Ferrari; Ferrara has delightful early Renaissance frescoes; Rimini was immortalized by Fellini in Amarcord. With Bradt´s Emilia Romagna you can discover all of this and more. With 28 town and area maps, plus language, art and architecture glossaries, full practical information and all the background context you could need, Bradt´s Emilia Romagna is the perfect companion for art lovers, food lovers, families taking a beach holiday and city break enthusiasts of all ages.
Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) is zonder twijfel de belangrijkste componist geweest uit de boeiende periode waarin de renaissance overging in de barok. In deze periode componeerde Monteverdi aanvankelijk zuiver vocale madrigalen. Vanaf de eeuwwisseling schrijft hij steeds meer madrigalen die door instrumenten worden begeleid. In 1607 verscheen zijn eerste opera, Orfeo. Zijn tweede opera, L´incoronazione di Poppea, is een grote stap vooruit in het genre. Ook in de religieuze muziek heeft Monteverdi baanbrekend werk geschreven, zoals de Mariavespers. Leo Samama behandelt in vier uur het leven en werk van deze unieke en veelzijdige componist die al bij leven internationale bekendheid genoot. Hij gebruikt daarbij tal van muziekvoorbeelden van CD en op piano. Inhoud: Hoofdstuk 1: Tussen Cremona, Mantua en Venetië, Hoofdstuk 2: Monteverdi´s levensloop tussen hof en kerk, Hoofdstuk 3: Polyfonie en imitatio, Hoofdstuk 4: Prima en secunda prattica, Hoofdstuk 5: Chromatiek en madrigalismen, Hoofdstuk 6: De vroege madrigaaltechniek van Monteverdi, Hoofdstuk 7: Zefiro Torna, Hoofdstuk 8: Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda, Hoofdstuk 9: L´Orfeo, favola in musica, Hoofdstuk 10: Van de Orfeo naar Poppea.PLEASE NOTE: when you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Dutch. Leo Samama. http://samples.audible.de/bk/hoac/000106/bk_hoac_000106_sample.mp3.