THE CHANGING OPERA by Paul Bekker

THE CHANGING OPERA

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Painstaking, detailed, closely reasoned -- not easy reading, as it is pretty technical and heavily Teutonic in style. His thesis is that the human voice is the core and centre of all opera. A thorough-going study of the possibilities of the human voice and how it has controlled the development in any given country, and how this development has differed according to language, temperament, etc. ""Caviar to the general"" -- its market is solely to the musician and opera lover.

Pub Date: Nov. 12th, 1935
Publisher: Norton