A Short History of Opera   (Donald Jay Grout)   0-231-06192-7
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A Short History of Opera   (Donald Jay Grout)   0-231-06192-7
B1681. DONALD JAY GROUT & HERMINE WEIGEL WILLIAMS. A Short History of Opera, Third Edition. Columbia University Press, 1988, 913pp. Index; Bibliography; Illus. A concise review of developments in opera from the seventeenth century to the present, with extensive discussions of German and Italian opera, as well as operas of the twentieth century. - 0-231-06192-7 9780231061926


“…traces the most important developments in the evolution of musical drama, starting with the lyric theater of the Greeks, medieval dramatic music through the 17th century and to the present time. An excellent volume either for students or serious opera buffs. Whether it be Monteverdi or Gluck or Wagner, no saner guide than Grout can be recommended.”

- The Times Literary Supplement

“Combines learning with a grace of expression seldom encountered in works of this kind. The subject is treated in greater detail than the word 'short' might indicate.”

- Saturday Review