Handel's Operas, 1726-1741

Handel's Operas, 1726-1741

Winton Dean


Handel ranks with Monteverdi, Mozart and Verdi one of the ultimate masters of opera, but among 1754 (when Handel was once nonetheless dwelling) and 1920 no longer certainly one of his operas was once played wherever. Their revival within the glossy theatre has been one of the so much outstanding phenomena within the heritage of the artwork. yet they're nonetheless too little understood, or studied, and till lately no trustworthy sleek versions existed. This long-awaited e-book is the sequel to l>Handel's Operas 1704-1726/l>, released in 1987. it's the first learn extensive of Handel's final twenty-two operas, together with significant masterpieces comparable to l>Orlando/l>, l>Ariodante/l> and l>Alcina/l> and the bright lighter works l>Partenope/l>, l>Serse/l> and l>Imeneo/l>. every one bankruptcy incorporates a complete synopsis and research of the libretto, a close evaluation of the opera's musical and (often misunderstood) dramatic traits, a functionality background, and comparability of the several models. a lot new fabric has been integrated. furthermore 4 basic chapters throw a shiny gentle at the old history. Epilogues contact on Handel's dramatic imaginative and prescient, the revival of his operas within the 20th century, and their functionality this day. there are various important Appendices. including its predecessor, the publication presents the 1st whole evaluation of those works. WINTON DEAN is the main wonderful British authority at the existence and paintings of Handel; he has additionally written generally on opera normally.

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