History of the Opera from its Origin in Italy to the present Time With Anecdotes of the Most Celebrated Composers and Vocalists of Europe
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History of the Opera from its Origin in Italy to the present Time With Anecdotes of the Most Celebrated Composers and Vocalists of Europe

By Henry Sutherland Edwards
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  • HISTORY OF T H E   O P E R A,
    • CONTENTS.
  • HISTORY OF THE OPERA.
    • CHAPTER I. PREFACE, PRELUDE, PROLOGUE, INTRODUCTION, OVERTURE, ETC.—THE ORIGIN OF THE OPERA IN ITALY, AND ITS INTRODUCTION INTO GERMANY.—ITS HISTORY IN EUROPE; DIVISION OF THE SUBJECT.
    • CHAPTER II. INTRODUCTION OF THE OPERA INTO FRANCE AND ENGLAND.
    • CHAPTER III. ON THE NATURE OF THE OPERA, AND ITS MERITS AS COMPARED WITH OTHER FORMS OF THE DRAMA.
    • CHAPTER IV. INTRODUCTION AND PROGRESS OF THE BALLET.
    • CHAPTER V. INTRODUCTION OF ITALIAN OPERA INTO ENGLAND.
    • CHAPTER VI. THE ITALIAN OPERA UNDER HANDEL.
    • CHAPTER VII. GENERAL VIEW OF THE OPERA IN EUROPE IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY UNTIL THE APPEARANCE OF GLUCK.
    • CHAPTER VIII. FRENCH OPERA FROM LULLI TO THE DEATH OF RAMEAU.
    • CHAPTER IX. ROUSSEAU AS A CRITIC AND AS A COMPOSER OF MUSIC.
    • CHAPTER X. GLUCK AND PICCINNI IN PARIS.
  • HISTORY OF T H E   O P E R A,
    • CONTENTS.
  • HISTORY OF THE OPERA.
    • CHAPTER XI.
    • CHAPTER XII. OPERA IN FRANCE, AFTER THE DEPARTURE OF GLUCK.
    • CHAPTER XIII. THE FRENCH OPERA BEFORE AND AFTER THE REVOLUTION.
    • CHAPTER XIV.
    • CHAPTER XV. MANNERS AND CUSTOMS AT THE LONDON OPERA, HALF A CENTURY SINCE.
    • CHAPTER XVI ROSSINI AND HIS PERIOD.
    • CHAPTER XVII. OPERA IN FRANCE UNDER THE CONSULATE, EMPIRE, AND RESTORATION.
    • CHAPTER XVIII. DONIZETTI AND BELLINI.
    • CHAPTER XIX. ROSSINI—SPOHR—BEETHOVEN—WEBER AND HOFFMANN.
    • INDEX, HISTORICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL.
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