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Bass Clarinet, Contra Bass, and Contra Alto Music

Albert R. Rice

in From the Clarinet D'Amour to the Contra Bass: A History of the Large Size Clarinets, 1740-1860

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195343281
eISBN:
9780199867813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343281.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Chapter five is dedicated to bass clarinet music grouped in the categories: early reported works; notation practice; a chronological description of works from 1834 to 1860 listed by composer; band ... More


Remaking the Song: Operatic Visions and Revisions from Handel to Berio

Roger Parker

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520244184
eISBN:
9780520931787
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244184.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Opera performances are often radically inventive. Composers' revisions, singers' improvisations, and stage directors' re-imaginings continually challenge our visions of canonical works. But do they ... More


“The Essence of Nine Trombones”: Luigi Lablache and Models of Masculinity in 1830s London

Sarah Hibberd

in London Voices, 1820-1840: Vocal Performers, Practices, Histories

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226670188
eISBN:
9780226670218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226670218.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Luigi Lablache was the most charismatic and versatile bass of the mid-nineteenth century. For London critics, his imposing physique was inseparable from the combustive power and volume of his voice ... More


Belief

Emanuele Senici

in Music in the Present Tense: Rossini's Italian Operas in Their Time

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226663548
eISBN:
9780226663685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226663685.003.0016
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter returns to history, asking what happened after 1830, when Rossini’s popularity diminished rather sharply. Contemporary critical discourse is read in light of the continuing popularity of ... More


The Decline and Disappearance of the Singing Turk: Ottoman Reform, the Eastern Question, and the European Operatic Repertory

Larry Wolff

in The Singing Turk: Ottoman Power and Operatic Emotions on the European Stage from the Siege of Vienna to the Age of Napoleon

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780804795777
eISBN:
9780804799652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804795777.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter considers European opera after Rossini and the waning presence of Turkish figures and themes in nineteenth-century opera. Ottoman reform under Mahmud II and Abdülmecid I (including the ... More


Nabucodonosor

Abramo Basevi

in The Operas of Giuseppe Verdi

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226094915
eISBN:
9780226095073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226095073.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter analyzes Verdi's Nabucodonosor, first performed in March 1842 at Milan's Teatro alla Scala. It presents a summary of the libretto by Solera and examines in order the pieces that make up ... More


Higher and Lower: Transposing Bellini and Donizetti

in Divas and Scholars: Performing Italian Opera

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226304823
eISBN:
9780226304885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226304885.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Opera

Only rarely can composer-generated transposition be found in Rossini's operas, but the problem of transposition has broader importance when the operas of Verdi are considered, and it becomes ... More


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