An introduction to Monteverdi, Orfeo / written by Thomson Smillie.

Monteverdi's Orfeo, first performed in 1607, generates a special excitement because it is the first unquestioned masterpiece of opera. Notable for its precise orchestration and powerful drama it was a groundbreaking work. It concerns the legend of Orpheus, the demi-god whose music had the power...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Smillie, Thomson.
Other Authors: Timson, David.
Format: Electronic
Published: [Hong Kong] : Naxos, [2009]
Series:Opera explained.
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