Donor challenge: Your generous donation will be matched 2-to-1 right now. Your $5 becomes $15! Dear Internet Archive Supporter,. I ask only. Results 1 – 30 of 44 The Complete Opera Book by Gustave Kobbe and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at The Definitive Kobbe’s Opera Book has 41 ratings and 4 reviews. Sammy said: Just grand. Detailed synopses of hundreds of opera plots, with comments on th.

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This constant revision reflected the fact that the book, with all its shortcomings, was the best encyclopedic account of operas from Gluck to Mascagni in existence.

Craig Thomson rated it it was amazing Nov 03, Want to Read saving…. Carmen rated it it was amazing Jan 13, O’Neill rated it really liked it Jan 02, Lists with This Book. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of The early American editions were copyrighted in firstand then in andby C.

The last opera of the main text is the Goyescas of Enrique Granadosand the Supplement is still in the English edition, p. How do I love this book Trivia About The Definitive Ko Much of the additional material first appeared in a supplement or appendix to the main work.


The Definitive Kobbe’s Opera Book

Lord Harewood’s strongly individual commentaries, together with his unparalleled knowledge of and enthusiasm for opera, make the New Pocket Kobbe a book no opera-goer can afford to be without. Richard rated it it was amazing Jul 06, Clara rated it really liked it Sep 15, Valerie rated it really liked it Oct 04, But it is a large and relatively expensive book.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Mar 25, Sammy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Daniel Redmond Roche rated it it was amazing May 22, Oprea, a composer is introduced in a sentence, and then just their operas given. Unlike the previous edition, it is now simply arranged, alphabetically by composer.

After his death, the collection has been revised again several times.

The Definitive Kobbe’s Opera Book by Harewood

Detailed synopses of hundreds of opera plots, with comments on the music, reception contemporary and modern-dayauthor’s reputation and relationship to musical development, and others. I am an halfway Opera fan. Hardcoverpages.

Mossel rated it liked it May 28, I know we live in an era of Wikipedia, but one of the delights of a book like this is its source operq an all-out reference guide. Various additions were made to it before publication, and also in subsequent editions or reprints, as the subject demands constant revision and renewal, both through new works and through the discovery or revival of lesser known existing ones.


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Gustav Kobbe – Opera Singers, A Pictorial Souvenir, 3rd Edition

Kelsey rated it really liked it Jan 19, Its full title was The Complete Opera Book: The plus-side of later versions is, of course, a wider variety operaa operas – both new works and works that were unknown or not in vogue during Kobbe’s time.

This is endlessly confusing although to be expected of a reputable reference text. Open Preview See a Problem?

Ronald Wise rated it liked it Nov 13, Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. The illustrations were completely replaced with forty new photographs of post-War operatic productions and singers. A few caveats depending on your taste: Just check which edition you’re getting, so you’re aware how up-to-date it will be!

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The final 11th impression in fact variant editions of the English edition was in September