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ABOUT OPERA - General resource material


CHAPTER I. THE BEGINNINGS OF OPERA

GAGLIANO—DE CAVALIERI—PERI—G. CACCINI—CORSI—SCHULTZ—MONTEVERDE—F. CACCINI–CAVALLI—CESTI—CAMBERT—LULLY—PURCELL—KEISER—SCARLATTI—HANDEL


CHAPTER II. THE REFORMS OF GLUCK

GLUCK—GRAUN—GALUPPI


CHAPTER III. OPERA BUFFA, OPÉRA COMIQUE, AND SINGSPIEL

PERGOLESI—ROUSSEAU—MONSIGNY—GRÉTRY—CIMAROSA—HILLER—HASSE


CHAPTER IV. MOZART


CHAPTER V. THE CLOSE OF THE CLASSICAL PERIOD

MÉHUL—CHERUBINI—SPONTINI—BEETHOVEN—BOIELDIEU


CHAPTER VI. WEBER AND THE ROMANTIC SCHOOL

WEBER—SPOHR—MARSCHNER—KREUTZER—LORTZING—NICOLAI—FLOTOW—MENDELSSOHN—SCHUBERT—SCHUMANN


CHAPTER VII. ROSSINI—DONIZETTI—BELLINI


CHAPTER VIII.  MEYERBEER AND FRENCH OPERA

HÉROLD—MEYERBEER—BERLIOZ—HALÉVY—AUBER


CHAPTER IX. WAGNER'S EARLY WORKS


CHAPTER X. WAGNER'S LATER WORKS


CHAPTER XI. MODERN FRANCE

GOUNODTHOMAS, A. BIZET—SAËNS—REYER—MASSENET—BRUNEAU—CARPENTIER—DEBUSSY


CHAPTER XII. MODERN ITALY

VERDI—BOITO—PONCHIELLI—PUCCINI—MASCAGNI—LEONCAVALLO—GIORDANO


CHAPTER XIII. MODERN GERMAN AND SLAVONIC OPERA

CORNELIUS—GOETZ—GOLDMARK—HUMPERDINCK—STRAUSS— SMETANA—SCHOENBERG


CHAPTER XIV. ENGLISH OPERA

BALFE—WALLACE—BENEDICT—GORING THOMAS—MACKENZIE STANFORD—SULLIVAN—SMYTH



CHAPTER XV. RUSSIAN OPERA

GLINKA—BORODIN—MUSSORSKY—TCHAIKOVSKY—KORSAKOV—RACHMANINOFF—STRAVINSKY—PROKOFIEV—SHOSTAKOVICH



CHAPTER XVI. AMERICAN COMPOSERS

FRY—JOPLIN—THOMPSON—GERSHWIN—WEILL—COPLAND—BARBER—MENOTTI—BERNSTEIN—GLASS—ADAMS

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