Handel on the Stage

Handel on the Stage

Kimbell, David (University of Edinburgh)

Cambridge University Press






15 a 20 dias

David Kimbell sets Handel's operas in their biographical and cultural contexts, exploring drama, music and styles of performance.
Preface; 1. Handel and opera - a biographical survey of the circumstances; 2. The libretto (1) - argument - dramatis personae; 3. The libretto (2) - words for music; 4. The music (1) - mastering the medium; 5. The music (2) - its role in the drama; 6. Aspects of the performance of Handelian opera in his time and in ours; Appendix: an overview of the repertory of the Royal Academy of Music.
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