This aim of this book is not so much to take another look at the works of Mozart in themselves but rather to raise a new question: during his life and in the years which followed his death, "which Mozart" did we know? What image of the composer gradually emerged? (...)
This book brings together the presentations of the international symposium held at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France between November 13th and November 15th 2003. It was the last in a cycle of five such gatherings with complementary themes (…)
For three quarters of a century, The Kobbé Opera Book has been the work of reference for opera aficionados the world over. Published for the first time in 1922—four years after the accidental death of its author, Gustave Kobbé (1857-1918), who was crushed by a seaplane while boating in the waters off Long Island—this bible for the music lover has seen...
Over the four centuries of its existence, opera has amassed a huge repertoire. Of these thousands of works, the few that are constantly performed are well known to opera lovers. For anyone who would like to learn more, this book will be an inexhaustible source of discovery. (...)