The Great Composers and Their MasterworksBook - 2008
This invaluable reference book explores the background to 400 years of opera the composers, the singers, plus the buildings and festivals that have developed to showcase them. The development of opera is explored and set in its political and social context. At the heart of the book are concise biographies of major composers, accompanied by portraits and illustrations relating to their works, together with recommended recordings (both historical and contemporary).
Publisher: London : Mitchell Beazley ; New York : Octopus Books (U.S. distributor), c2008.
Branch Call Number: 782.1092 KENNEDY
Characteristics: 224 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm.
Alternative Title: Great composers and their masterworks