J. M. Dent


Preface The formative years (1792-1810) Venice and Milan (1810-14) Arrival in Naples Rome and Il barbiere di Siviglia (1816) Naples, Rome, and Milan (1816-17) Mosè in Egitto and return to Pesaro (1818) 1819-21 Vienna, Verona, Venice (1822-3) Paris and London (1823-4) Paris (1824-9) Retirement from operatic composition Bologna, Paris, Madrid (1829-35) Paris, the Rhineland, and …

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Preface Preface to the 1993 edition The path to rediscovery Venice The red-haired priest Years of travel Vivaldi’s musical style The instrumental music Sonatas Concertos The vocal music Cantatas Serenatas Operas Sacred vocal music


Preface Preface to the 1993 edition Life Suffolk childhood Frank Bridge At the College Auden & Co. America The return The Borough Aldeburgh Gloriana Gamelan War Requiem Noh-play in Orford Moscow and Maltings The fire Death in Suffolk Pride and prejudice Music 1923-35 1936-39 1939-42 1942-45 1945-48 1949-54 1955-60 1961-71 1970-73 1973-76 Epilogue After 1976


Preface Prelude, in canon Young Kreisler (1833-54) The Romantic foreground Storm and stress (1854-60) Fully armed like Minerva: the music to 1860 Not quite a Viennese (1860-72) The sense of the past The music of the middle years, 1860-75 ‘Frei aber froh’ The music of the middle years, 1876-82 The final phase The later music, …

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Early life at Bussetto Success and failure in Milan The journeyman Florence, London and Paris Return to Busseto Viva V.E.R.D.I. The new order The dark decade Indian Summer The last years Verdi as man and artist The Music The background From Oberto to Ernani The prison years The high noon Towards grand opera The final …

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