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Fawkes, Richard: The History Of Opera / Robert Powell

Fawkes / Powell
Release Date: 08/31/1999 
Label:  Naxos Audio Books   Catalog #: 4176   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Richard Fawkes
Number of Discs: 4 
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Since its origins in the sixteenth century, opera has been an extravagant, costly affair, arousing great passions. It has also produced some of the most sublime works of art, from Monteverdi to Wagner. Following the widely acclaimed History of Classical Music, Richard Fawkes traces the history of opera up to the present day on the first three CDs, and devotes the fourth to the history of operetta. Featuring more than seventy-five musical examples.

Read by Robert Powell.
Since its origins in the sixteenth century, opera has been an extravagant, costly affair, arousing great passions. It has also produced some of the most sublime works of art, from Monteverdi to Wagner. Following the widely acclaimed History of Classical Music, Richard Fawkes traces the history of opera up to the present day on the first three CDs, and devotes the fourth to the history of operetta. Featuring more than seventy-five musical examples.

Read by Robert Powell.
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1. The History of Opera by Richard Fawkes
Length: 4 Minutes 15 Secs. 

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