Balladen sind die Soap-Operas des 19. Jahrhunderts. Mit Geschichten von unglücklicher Liebe und verbotener Leidenschaft, von spukhaftem Grauen und brutalen Verbrechen. Michael Quast pustet den Staub von den Balladen, wimmert, flüstert, lacht, weint, seufzt und stöhnt in den unterschiedlichsten Stimmlagen und fördert aufregende und ? jawohl: auch komische Texte zu Tage. Von Goethe und Schiller bis Wilhelm Busch und Ludwig Thoma. Ungeheuer expressiv ist die kunstvolle Verbindung von Text und ?Soundtrack?, den Komponisten wie Robert Schumann und Franz Liszt beigesteuert haben und den Rhodri Britton am Flügel zum Leben erweckt.?Der Meister des Infotainment versteht es wie kaum ein anderer, Witz und Wissen zu vereinen. Aus einem Abend mit Quast geht man immer ein ganzes Stück klüger hervor ? und hat es vor lauter Amüsement gar nicht gemerkt.? (Offenbach Post)
Music from operas ballets and musicals|UN BEL DI VEDREMO (AUS MADAMA BUTTERFLY) / Puccini Giacomo|Tanz der Stunden (aus La Gioconda) / Ponchielli Amilcare|Fairest isle / Purcell Henry|WHERE IS LOVE|Can love be controlled by advice (Beggar's opera)|BARCAROLLE (AUS HOFFMANNS ERZAEHLUNGEN) / Offenbach Jacques|Bock - Sunrise sunset (fiddler on the Roof)|L'Automne (Ballet des Saisons) / Lully Jean Baptiste|Sullivan - Willow tit willow (The Mikado)|Giselle (Allegro un peu loure) / Adam Adolphe|I would be happy with you (The Boy Friend) / Wilson Sandy|MORESCA|DER VOGELFAENGER BIN ICH JA (AUS DIE ZAUBERFLOETE) / Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus|Weill - Mack the Knife (Dreigroschenoper)|CHE FARO SENZA EURIDICE (AUS ORPHEUS UND EURYDIKE) / Gluck Christoph Willibald|anonym Chinese opera - Dances (The Little Shepherd)|OMBRA MAI FU (LARGO AUS XERXES) / Haendel Georg Friedrich|ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE|Tanz der kleinen Schwaene (aus Schwanensee) / Tschaikowsky Pjotr Iljitsch|SOLDATENCHOR (AUS FAUST) / Gounod Charles|WALZER AUS FLEDERMAUS / Strauss (Sohn) Johann|Leigh and Collins - Don't dilly dally on the way (My old man)|Smertana - Polka (The Bartered Bride)|TOREADOR (AUS CARMEN) / Bizet Georges|CABARET|LARGO AL FACTOTUM (AUS BARBIER VON SEVILLA) / Rossini Gioacchino|AUFZUG DER MEISTERSINGER|Abendsegen (aus Haensel und Gretel) / Humperdinck Engelbert
Opera is the fastest growing of all the performing arts, attracting audiences of all ages who are enthralled by the gorgeous music, vivid drama, and magnificent production values. If you've decided that the time has finally come to learn about opera and discover for yourself what it is about opera that sends your normally reserved friends into states of ecstatic abandon, this is the book for you. Opera 101 is recognized as the standard text in English for anyone who wants to become an opera lover. It is a clear, friendly, and truly complete handbook for learning how to listen to opera, whether on the radio, on recordings, or live at the opera house. Fred Plotkin, an internationally respected writer and teacher about opera, who for many years was performance manager of the Metropolitan Opera, introduces listeners, whatever their level of musical knowledge, to all the elements that make up opera. The major part of Opera 101 is devoted to an almost minute-by-minute analysis of 11 key operas, ranging from Verdi's thunderous masterpiece Rigoletto and Puccini's electrifying Tosca to works by Mozart, Donizetti, Rossini, Offenbach, Tchaikovsky, and Wagner, and to the psychological complexities of Richard Strauss's Elektra. Once you have completed Opera 101, you will be prepared to see and hear any opera you encounter, thanks to this book's unprecedented detail and enjoyable method of revealing the riches of opera. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fred Plotkin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/000789/bk_blak_000789_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Richard Heuberger (1850–1914) came from a wealthy, art-loving Graz (Austria-Hungary) family. After working as an engineer, he decided to devote himself completely to music, working as choral director of the Vienna Singakademie, composer of instrumental music, ballets, cantatas and operas, music critic and music journalist. Shortly before the turn of the century, he tried his luck with operettas. Only his first work, the delicately orchestrated,splendidly hued “Opernball” (Opera Ball ) of 1898 – a beautiful and substantial echo of the Strauss era – has managed to maintain its position in the repertoire. In this work, Heuberger tried to create a new operetta style, the “comedy operetta”. He eschewed spectacular costumes and choruses, sentimentality and drama by picking up where Offenbach had left off in “La vie parisienne” and Strauss in “Die Fledermaus”. According to the great Viennese music critic Eduard Hanslick, he succeeded in “preserving the purity of the Viennese operetta. The “Opernball” was a popular, witty piece and Heuberger accordingly avoided the effects of grand opera, both noisy passion andatered-down sentimentality.”
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Johann Anton André was a German composer and music publisher. André wrote operas, symphonies, masses, and lieder, as well as a still unfinished Lehrbuch der Tonsetzkunst in two volumes. In 1799, André purchased a large volume of Mozart's musical papers from his widow Constanze, and brought them to Offenbach. This collection contained over 270 autographs and included the operas The Marriage of Figaro and The Magic Flute, a series of string quartets and string quintets, several piano concertos, and Eine kleine Nachtmusik.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Annette Dasch (born 24 March 1976 in Berlin) is a German soprano. She performs in operas and concerts Annette Dasch studied voice at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München with Josef Loibl. She made her debut at the Bavarian State Opera as the Gänsemagd (Goose girl) in Humperdinck''s Königskinder, at La Scala as Elvira in Mozart''s Don Giovanni, at the Salzburg Festival 2006 as Aminta in his Il re pastore, staged and conducted by Thomas Hengelbrock, and at the Opéra National de Paris as Antonia in Offenbach''s Contes d''Hoffmann. Her performance of Schumann''s Genoveva at the State Theater in Wiesbaden under Marc Piollet was recorded live in 2006.
Drawn from the most memorable works of the finest composers, this collection features excerpts from the world's greatest symphonies, concertos, operas, ballets, marches and other instrumental music. Each arrangement contains chord symbols and a short, insightful anecdote on each piece. Orchestral themes by Brahms, Beethoven, Gershwin, Haydn, Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Schubert and Tchaikovsky and other composers are included. Operatic themes by Bizet, Mozart, Offenbach, Puccini, Verdi and others are included. Each arrangement contains chord symbols and a short, insightful anecdote on each piece.